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Originally posted 11/30/2011 10:30AM
Laughter and tears – the world of comedy has united in grief as they remember one of their funniest colleagues, Patrice O'Neal, who died Monday at age 41.
"RIP Patrice O'Neal. You made us laugh til we cried," Sarah Silverman wrote on Twitter, one of many fellow comedians to pay tribute publicly to O'Neal.
"One of my favourite stand up comedians. So sad. RIP," wrote Ricky Gervais.
"I started my career w/ Patrice O'Neal," wrote Dane Cook, who posted a photo of himself and O'Neal to Twitter. "He was 1 of the best ever. Fond memories of road gigs, late night eats & laughs."
Originally posted 11/16/2011 06:00PM
The Oscars may have sought to cool the controversy over their awards show, but the Golden Globes are saying: Bring it on!
For the third year in a row, caustic funnyman Ricky Gervais will host the Globes on Jan. 15 despite – or perhaps because of – complaints that he went too far with his remarks last year.
The decision was made after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association met with a top official at NBC, which is airing the awards.
"While many welcome Gervais's return, not everyone is happy with the decision because last year his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters," says a blog post on the HFPA's own Web site.
Originally posted 02/01/2011 03:50PM
Ricky Gervais riled celebrity guests at the Golden Globe Awards last month – and he's still shaking things up.
Gervais, 49, says on his Web site that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association "asked me to consider a third year."
"I don't think I should," he continues. "I don't know what I could do better. I certainly couldn't get more press for them, that's for sure. You know me. Two seasons is enough."
Which is exactly what HFPA is thinking.
"There is no truth to this rumor," Phil Berk, head of the HFPA, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky."
Originally posted 01/17/2011 06:30PM
To the many critics of Ricky Gervais, add his own bosses at the Golden Globe Awards.
Originally posted 01/17/2011 12:00AM
Who needs to win an award to share their thoughts? Thanks to Twitter, celebs can over-share from everywhere!
Here are some of the night's best OMG and LOLs from the Golden Globes tables:
"I don't care!!! I already have my Golden Globes!!!!!!!!hahhahha" – Sophia Vergara
Originally posted 01/16/2011 08:30PM
Golden Globe virgins rejoice – it was your night.
Glee's Chris Colfer scored a major win early Sunday night at the Golden Globes, taking home best supporting actor for his role as Kurt Hummel in Fox's hit, which later earned top honors in the TV category – the award for best series comedy.
"I think I dropped my heart between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, so if anyone sees it, please give it back," he said as he excitedly picked up the award. Praising his cast who "deserve this as much as I do," Colfer, 20, spoke of his role, as an openly gay teen, as a positive example for kids who have been bullied in school.
His costar Jane Lynch was named best supporting actress for her role as coach Sue Sylvester.
"The greatest thrill is I get these 14 year-old-kids coming up to me vibrating out of their bodies saying how happy Glee makes them," Lynch, who won the Emmy for the same role, said in her funny acceptance speech.
Originally posted 01/16/2011 09:05PM
Ricky Gervais said he would "notch it up" for this year's 68th Golden Globe Awards. And the British comedian took a sip of his beer and left the audience speechless right out of the gate.
No one was safe. Here are some of his most memorable zingers:
It's gonna be a night of partying and heavy drinking … or as Charlie Sheen calls it: Breakfast.
I haven't even seen The Tourist. Who has?
Do you want to go see Cher? No. Why not? Because it's not 1975.
Originally posted 01/13/2011 12:50PM
He poked fun at some of the biggest names in Hollywood – Mel Gibson, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell – as host of last year's Golden Globe Awards. So, Ricky Gervais just assumed he'd worn out his welcome.
"I didn't think I'd be asked again, and I didn't think I'd say yes if I was asked," the British funnyman, 49, who will indeed return as host this Sunday, tells PEOPLE.
Now, of course, he wants to misbehave even more this year. "I don't think I went far enough," he says. "I think I can notch it up. That was me on sort of like 2 or 3. I think I can notch it up to 4 or 5."
Originally posted 10/04/2010 11:30AM
We'll be seeing a lot less of Ricky Gervais and his girlfriend, Jane Fallon, now that they've moved to Hampstead Heath – up to a collective 40 lbs. less, according to the newly buff couple.
"I lost 20 [or] 22 lbs.," Gervais told PEOPLE Saturday night in New York at Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism." "It wasn't so much about the weight. It was more that I was a fat, lazy, out of shape slob, to be honest."
So, how'd he do it? Running around his London neighborhood rather than diving into late-night meals. "I stick to the paths," he says of Heath jogs, adding, "I didn't eat differently. I probably just stopped having that second meal at 11:30 at night."
Originally posted 04/28/2010 04:25PM
Get ready for another round of jokes from Ricky Gervais. The British funnyman will take on hosting duties at the Golden Globes in 2011, his second year in a row as the show's emcee.
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