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And They Sing, Too: Celebs with Surprise Musical Pasts | Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe

And They Sing, Too: Celebs with Surprise Musical Pasts

Originally posted 06/20/2014 03:00PM

Fans of Orange Is the New Black surely remember the scene at the end of the first season in which seemingly mute Norma (Annie Golden) breaks her silence by singing. Golden's sweet voice surprised viewers, and they might be just as shocked to learn that the actress has a history as a singer.

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Cutest Selfies Ever? The Muppets Join Instagram (PHOTOS)

The Muppets Join Instagram to Hawk Muppets Most Wanted

Originally posted 02/26/2014 01:45PM

They've taken on Twitter, and now The Muppets are invading Instagram with a series of adorable selfies.

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Why is Ricky Gervais on Painkillers? | Ricky Gervais

Why is Ricky Gervais on Painkillers?

Originally posted 09/27/2013 01:15PM

The actor, 52, hates to be in pain and watching people embarrass themselves, and chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...

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Amy & Tina Were Great – But Way Underused – and Other Best Moments | Amy Poehler, Tina Fey

Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Were Great at Golden Globes – But Way Underused

Originally posted 01/14/2013 11:10AM

Amy and Tina, where'd you go?

Co-hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globes on NBC, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler started the night with a smashing duologue – a flawless link of strong one-liners.

If the bit had gone on long enough, you could have protected our national borders with it.

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Ricky Gervais Outraged Over University's Kitten Experiments | Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais Outraged Over University's Kitten Experiments

Originally posted 07/25/2012 04:00PM

Ricky Gervais is speaking out for kittens without a voice.

The comedian – and vocal cat lover – is outraged after learning that researchers at Cardiff University in Wales experimented on kittens by sewing their eyes shut for up to seven days.

"I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight by having their eyelids sewn shut," he told the U.K.'s Daily Mirror. "I thought sickening experiments like these were a thing of the past."

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Ricky Gervais Wants to End Cosmetic Testing on Animals | Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais Wants to End Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Originally posted 03/16/2012 09:00AM

Ricky Gervais has never been shy about speaking his mind, especially when it comes to Hollywood, but now the funnyman is pointing his razor-sharp wit at a new target.

"I am delighted to support the launch of Cruelty Free International, the exciting global campaign to end the use of animals in product testing," he says in a new video for the organization.

As an ambassador, Gervais hopes to bring awareness to the still common practice of animal testing, which remains legal in over 80 percent of the world. He encourages concerned citizens around the globe to petition their governments for a ban.

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PEOPLE Critic: Ricky Packs Little Punch at Globes | Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais Packs Less Punch at Golden Globes

Originally posted 01/16/2012 09:45AM

Where was Ricky?

You can only shock the monkey so many times. If the monkey is an actor, it will learn to pretend to like it.

That seemed to happen with Ricky Gervais's disappointing return to the Golden Globes Sunday night on NBC. In last year's rude but delightful show, he insulted Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp and more with a kind of delirious, infantile happiness, like the world's smarmiest baby. This time, given all the hype, he might have been expected to go nuclear. But he was like a less reverent Billy Crystal.

If he had once been a fly in the ointment, this time the ointment rose up around the fly and neutralized it with a swallow.

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Ricky's Golden Globes Gags: Hilarious or Just Cheap Shots? | Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais

UpdatePosted 01/15/2012 10:55PM

Ricky Gervais Claims His First Globes Victims: Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp

Originally posted 01/15/2012 08:30PM

It took fewer than two minutes for Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais to zap his first target of the night.

The dubious distinction went to Kim Kardashian, about whom the silver-tongued host said, "The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton … a bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker and more easily bought, allegedly."

And so Sunday's 69th Golden Globe Awards were off and running.



Word of his return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel was met with mixed reviews (and perhaps a little fun-loving fear) from the people his sometimes-crass, sometimes-cruel humor offended and delighted last year.

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What Are the Stars Eating at the Globes?

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Golden Globes Banquet Menu Revealed

Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM

An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.

The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.

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