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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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