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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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Charlie Sheen Remembers Patrice O'Neal's 'Epic Talent' | Charlie Sheen

Patrice O'Neal Tributes Pour in from Fellow Comics

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."

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Brace Yourself, Celebs: Ricky Gervais Returning to Globes | Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais Returning as Golden Globes Host

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.

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POLL: Should Ricky Gervais Host the Golden Globes a Third Time? | Ricky Gervais

POLL: Should Ricky Gervais Host the Golden Globes a Third Time?

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."

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Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais 'Occasionally Went Too Far' | Ricky Gervais

Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais 'Occasionally Went Too Far'

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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Sofia Vergara and Justin Bieber Over-Share from the Globes | Justin Bieber, Sofia Vergara

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Golden Globes: Best Tweets of the Night

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

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Night of Firsts! Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and More Take Home Globes | Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Katey Sagal, Melissa Leo

Golden Globe Awards 2011

UpdatePosted 01/16/2011 10:25PM

Katey Sagal, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and More Pick Up First Globe Wins

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.

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Ricky Gervais Dishes the Best Zingers of the Night | Ricky Gervais

Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais's Best Zingers of the Night

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.

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Ricky Gervais: I Think I Can Notch Up the Globes

Ricky Gervais: I Think I Can Notch Up the Globes

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."

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