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We had a little convo with the worst boss in the world—no, we didn't run into Dubya at the Ivy. Thank gawd. The Office's original bloody awful boss across the pond, Ricky Gervais, showed up to the BAFTA Tea Party at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hell-Ay, but it wasn't for the beverages. "I don't even drink tea," said Ricky. Guy must've meant it, cause we saw him hightailing it out of the Brit bash just 10 minutes after going in. Quick carpet run 'n' dash—sounds like he picked up some tricks from Heidi and Spencer's party-going PR ways.
Prior to the big statuette showdown, R.G. was up for a buttload of Emmys—"Six," he interrupts us. "Six. I'm up to six for Extras. I wouldn't come over here for one nomination, would I?" Guess it is a long flight across the Atlantic. How ya preparing for the big day? "I'm going to lose a few stone by tomorrow," the horizontally-enhanced comedian tells us. "I'll have to amputate a leg."
So give us one of your possible six Emmy speeches, Rick. "I have no Emmy speech because I'm not gonna win." Aw, c'mon, babe, give yourself some credit. "I'm up against Kevin Spacey, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson, I've got no chance. And if I did win, everyone would hate me, they'd go 'Booo!' "
True enough perhaps. Believe Bush got the biggest boos Sunday nite, poor R.G.—who we guess flew all this way for very little, apparently—didn't get the hatin' he would have so loved. Poor baby, but, we adore our Ricky.
—Additional sass by Becky Bain