June 29, 2016  

Ricky Gervais Turned Down Million Dollar Gig

April 15, 2010 (3:31 am) GMT
'The Office' actor refused to fly to Hong Kong for a 40-minute set although he was offered 1.5 million dollars in payment.

British funnyman once turned down a $1.5 million (1 million pounds) pay cheque to perform a stand-up gig at a Hong Kong bank - branding the lucrative offer "disgusting." The actor was asked to fly to the region for a 40-minute set at a corporate event, but he insisted it was too far to travel.

And Gervais refused to change his mind when bank bosses offered to fly him over in a private jet in a bid to persuade him. He says, "I was offered a million pounds to do 40 minutes at a Hong Kong bank. I said, 'No'."

Recently, Ricky Gervais vowed to embark on a healthy diet after he made himself ill by devouring 12 sausages in one sitting. "" star has taken up a grueling fitness regime in recent months, and has recently been snapped jogging on the streets of London looking noticeably slimmer.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Drew Barrymore in Talks to Host New Talk Show
  2. Kanye West Signs New Partnership With Adidas to Expand Yeezy Brand
  3. Dennis Quaid's Wife Kimberly Files for Divorce for Second Time
  4. Chris Brown Rants on Instagram After Falling Out with Manager and Publicist
  5. Calvin Harris Won't Date Another Celebrity Thanks to 'Narcissist' Taylor Swift
  6. Fans Petition 'Star Wars' to Include First Gay Character to Honor Orlando Victims
  7. Get to Know More About 'The Walking Dead' Villain Negan! His Backstory Is Revealed in Comics
  8. Rihanna Shares 'Saucy' Video of Her Crotch