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Ricky Gervais Reveals David Bowie Hid His Cancer Battle From Everyone

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He kept his sickness a secret.

Ricky Gervais and David Bowie were really good friends even until the rockstar's untimely end.

But as close as they were, the funnyman is now admitting he was totally caught off-guard to learn the late legend had passed away.

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The comedian told BBC's Radio 5 Live that he had no idea the rocker was sick, explaining that they had talked two weeks before the musician lost his battle with cancer:

"[His death] was a total surprise. I was emailing him two weeks before, so he must have known. He kept it from everyone."

In the year leading up to his death, the artist had discussed his diagnosis with very few people, including his producer and band members.

The Office alum applauded the star's decision to keep his sickness a secret, adding:

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British Comedian Victoria Wood Dies At The Age Of 62 — Celebs React

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Tragic news.

The comedy world has lost a genius as news breaks of Victoria Wood's passing at the age of 62 on Wednesday.

The actress' publicist says Wood "died peacefully at her north London home with family" after a "short but brave" battle with cancer.

The Brit's brother expressed his sadness at the news saying that her passing "robbed us of one of the brightest talents of our generation."

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So sad.

In case you aren't aware, Wood gained much notoriety in the '80s and was most-recognized for the BBC sketch Acorn Antiques and comedy Dinnerladies. She won five BAFTAs — two for her ITV drama Housewife 49.

Wood has two adult children with ex-husband Geoffrey DurhamGrace Durham and Henry Durham.

Many fellow industry leaders and comedians have expressed their condolences via Twitter:

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Amber Heard & Johnny Depp's Apology Video Was SUPER Awkward… So Obviously The Internet Had Something To Say About It!

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Is anyone else totally uncomfortable?

As you may know, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp appeared in the most awkward (court-mandated) apology video for smuggling their dogs, Boo and Pistol, into Australia last year.

Related: Amber Supports Her Man Backstage At The Grammys

And it seems that the rest of the internet thought the A-list couple's apology was as uncomfortable as we did — we mean, even Ricky Gervais chimed in. LOLz!

We doubt that the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce, who waged war on the law breaking twosome, is going to be thrilled that this attempt at a "mea culpa" is becoming an internet meme.

Be sure to ch-ch-check out the best reactions from Twitter on this bizarre vid (below).

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Ricky Gervais Explains Sex & Rock 'N' Roll In The Most Awkward Way Possible In The First Trailer For His Office Spinoff Movie — Watch!

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Before Steve Carell took the U.S. by storm portraying Michael Scott in the hit sitcom The Office, Ricky Gervais was the ORIGINAL awkwardly ignorant boss on the U.K. version of the show.

While the series went off the air over a decade ago, Gervais did show up as his character, David Brent, from the original series on the U.S. version.

Video: Seth Rogen & James Franco Are Potty-Mouthed Food In Trailer For Sausage Party!

Now Ricky has brought the character back for one more awkward road trip with a solo film titled David Brent: Life on the Road!

Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious trailer (below) and let us know if you're excited to see the funnyman return to one of his most famous characters!

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Jennifer Garner Breaks Her Silence On Nannygate & Ben Affleck Divorce!

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Whoa! We've been waiting for this!

Jennifer Garner is speaking out for the first time since her highly-publicized split from Ben Affleck after 10 years of marriage in her cover story for next month's Vanity Fair.

As you know, the pair announced their decision to divorce last June and shortly after reports went rampant that Affleck had an affair with the beloved couple's kids' nanny Christine Ouzounian.

Now, Garner is ready to talk — and she's saying the 28-year-old employee had nothing to do with the divorce.

Say what?!

Related: Jennifer Isn't Looking For Love Until AFTER Her Divorce Is Finalized!

Miz Garner explained:

"It was a real marriage. It wasn't for the cameras. And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work."

Apparently, there's more to the story:

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BAFTA Awards Host Stephen Fry Quits Twitter, Calls Out 'Sanctimoniously Self-Righteous' Users Who Raked Him For 'Bag Lady' Joke!

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With so many opinions flooding the internet every day, we're now living in an age where no joke comes without some sort of public backlash.

British comic Stephen Fry has never been shy about sharing what's on his mind, but after Twitter users took offense to a joke he said while hosting the BAFTA Awards this weekend, he decided to tap out of the social media site altogether!

Related: The Hottest & Cutest Moments From The BAFTAs!

During Sunday's award show, the host playfully called Mad Max: Fury Road costume designer Jenny Beavan a "bag lady," quipping:

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Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Tambor, & More Stars Give HIGHlarious & Touching 'I'm An Actor' Monologues To Kick Off The 2016 SAG Awards!

The SAG Awards have commenced!

Unlike other shows, the Screen Actors Guild doesn't need no fancy musical numbers or celebrity roast to kick off their show (sorry, Ricky Gervais!).

But what better way to kick off the night of actors honoring their peers with some "I'm an actor" introductions?

The intimate opening panned through the crowd of celebs, who each turned to the camera to introduce themselves to the audience!

Jeffery Tambor quipped about playing Maura Pfefferman in Transparent, and The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar talked about his first acting role — playing a terrorist!

Check out the opening (above) to hear introductions from Anna Chlumsky, Rami Malek, and Queen Latifah!

And check out the ongoing winners list HERE!

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