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GERVAIS VOWS TO POUR ON INSULTS AT GOLDEN GLOBES

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If you thought that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association extracted a promise from Ricky Gervais that he would tone down his remarks about celebrities, the HFPA, and movies in general, you thought wrong. In a Twitter post, Gervais indicated that he was even reluctant to accept the offer to return as host of the Golden […]

GERVAIS INVITED TO RETURN TO SCENE OF CRIME: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association willing to let bygones be bygones, but the group, which stages the annual Golden Globes Awards, has invited Ricky Gervais to host the show for the second year in a row. Trade reports indicated that the vote was far from unanimous and that the members bowed to […]

RICKY GERVAIS OFFENDS AGAIN

October 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais has managed to stir up as big a controversy at home as he did when he hosted last year’s Golden Globes awards in Hollywood. It involved a series of tweets that began on September 29 in which he used the word “mong” — a word that in England is comparable to the word […]

GERVAIS PLANNING A (VIRTUAL) RETURN TO GOLDEN GLOBES

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais may host next year’s Golden Globes Awards after all. Unofficially, that is. Writing in the Wall Street Journal’s “Speakeasy” blog, Gervais said that he is working with an unnamed “Californian” technology company so that people can listen to his unedited comments about the awards while they’re watching them. “This is not to steal […]

GOLDEN GLOBES GROUP SUES FORMER PUBLICIST

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais may have made similar allegations against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the Golden Globes ceremony last month with impunity, but the HFPA is not going to take charges of wrongdoing from its former publicist lying down. On Monday it filed suit against Michael Russell and partner Stephen LoCascio for comments made by […]

BEST SONG SNUB KILLS PLANNED GAG AT OSCARS

February 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Producers of the Oscars show apparently felt so confident that Diane Warren’s Burlesque song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” would be nominated (it was the winner of the Golden Globe Award for best original song) that they had already planned a comedy bit about it. Oscar gag writer Bruce Vilanch told New York […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: NO STRINGS ATTACHED

January 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It is being used as either a scornful epithet or a positive compliment, but the adjective “cute” pops up a lot in reviews for the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached, from veteran director Ivan Reitman. For the most part, the reviews aren’t all that bad, but they’re not all that good, either. […]

GERVAIS: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday responded to the criticism leveled against him by Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Following Gervais’s performance on Sunday as host of the HFPA’s Golden Globes, in which he managed to insult half of Hollywood, including the HFPA and Berk personally (“I just had to help him off […]

GERVAIS: “EVERYONE TOOK IT WELL”

January 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais maintained Monday that his one-hour absence from the Golden Globes podium during Sunday’s telecast had been planned. Responding to speculation that he might have been threatened with dismissal by producers of the show if he didn’t tone down his remarks, Gervais said, “I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just […]

HBO’S BOARDWALK EMPIRE BIG WINNER AT GOLDEN GLOBES

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

HBO’s lavishly produced series Boardwalk Empire, set in Atlantic City during Prohibition, won the Golden Globe Sunday night as television’s best dramatic series, while its star, Steve Buscemi, won the best actor award in a TV drama. Some critics observed that the competition, like the Emmy awards, was unfair. No broadcast network can spend as […]

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