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Ricky Gervais Has No Problem Turning Down Lots Of Cash!

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Wow! That's a lot of ca$$$h to turn down!

Brit comedian Ricky Gervais apparently hates traveling so much that he turned down a free flight and £1 million to do a corporate stand up gig in China!

The actor says:

"I was offered a million pounds to do 40 minutes at a Hong Kong bank. I said, 'No'."

Must be nice to have so much money that you can turn down a comped flight and millions of bucks for 40 minutes of work, huh?

LOLZ!

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17 comments to “Ricky Gervais Has No Problem Turning Down Lots Of Cash!”



  1. 1

    his ballsack smells like swiss cheese in a fridge that's been broken for 2 weeks



  2. 2

    people are getting laid off left and right… I can barely make rent… this shit gets me mad!!! what a waste



  3. 3

    Ricky is so talented he doesn't need to do that shit if he doesn't want to.!!!



  4. 4

    he's a cock! no wone would give more than 5 pounds for him



  5. 5

    Perez you dick… just because some people have integrity and don't whore themselves like others (e.g. You, LiLo,The Hills miscasts etc…) doesn't make him a bad person!!!! you're a monster hypocrite!!!!



  6. 6

    So much for decency! Asshole!



  7. 7

    seriously, the guy must be loaded



  8. 8

    annie_d feels a little more strongly about this than I do, but Perez you really dropped the ball on this one. You point out inaccurate reporting, and now you're doing it yourself! You only mentioned half the story!

    The reason he turned it down was because he said it was an obscene amount of money, and way too much considering the crap going on in the world. He was taking a shot at the bank that wanted to waste so much money on him!

    Whether you think he's funny or not, he's a good person!



  9. 9

    I love Ricky and think he is a genius but he could have left this bit out. Do you know what I would do for a million? ANYTHING because life is that sad right now. I'd cut my arm off. Why? Because then I could pay 20 grand to get it reattached, finally get all the proper medical attention I need, finish school, and give my parents money so they dont have to work till their 90's to retire.



  10. 10

    A million pounds is more like 1.62 million USD!



  11. 11

    A million pounds is more like 1.62 mil USD



  12. 12

    he'a an "IDJIT"…



  13. 13

    First - we here in the US used to be the ones shelling out millions to have celebrities perform at corporate events. Now we're too poor to even pay our own employees, and it's China who's importing the talent. Does no one else have a problem with this???? Pretty soon, our whole country will be owned by foreign countries. I'd starting investing in BRIC….just sayin'…..

    Second - those Chinese bankers got SOMEONE to do the gig. I wanna know WHO.



  14. 14

    Ricky rocks. I wouldn't have expected him to accept it, due to him likely being one of the few people to see that integrity is more valuable than cash. Ironic he ended up rich because of it.

  15. Paty says – reply to this


    15

    Love him!! He is super funny!
    And he is so talented he can do whatever he wants!



  16. 16

    Seriously you posted that quote…how about the headline of the friggin' article.

    "Ricky Gervais has revealed he turned down a bank's £1 million offer for a corporate gig, calling the sum "disgusting". "

    He has openly discussed before that he will not do that sort of thing or any sort of commercials no matter the amount. He's a good guy that donates millions to charities each year, just let him be.



  17. 17

    liar liar
    pants on fire