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SEINFELD RETURNING — ON THE WEB

July 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An upcoming series by Jerry Seinfeld titled Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee could become a turning point for home entertainment, some observers are suggesting. The show, due to launch on Thursday, July 19 at 9:00 p.m. (Seinfeld‘s old time slot) and available only online, will feature interviews with comedians, including Ricky Gervais, Michael Richards, Alec […]

HFPA LOSES GOLDEN GLOBES SUIT AGAINST DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Where was Ricky Gervais when you really needed him? On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lost its lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions, which, it claimed, had no right to peddle the Golden Globes awards show to NBC and negotiate a deal with the network without its approval. DCP is widely credited with building the […]

CRITICS SAY GERVAIS CHARACTER MOCKS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

April 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Political correctness may prove to be the undoing of Ricky Gervais yet. The British comedian, who stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy when he hosted the Golden Globe Awards last year (his appearance as host again this year was notable for its lack of controversy) was due to appear Thursday night as the dimwitted […]

GERVAIS DELIVERS GLOBES POST MORTEM

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday agreed with those critics who concluded that his remarks at Sunday night’s Golden Globes awards weren’t all that outrageous. The thing is, Gervais suggested, they weren’t last year either. People, he said, “finally worked out that my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at all.” […]

TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]

HOW OUTRAGEOUS WILL GERVAIS BE AT SUNDAY’S GOLDEN GLOBES?

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has launched a promotional campaign for Sunday night’s telecast of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards showing host Rickey Gervais with a pair of scissors cutting a gag wrapped around his mouth. Gervais himself posted a photograph of himself making a cockeyed face at the camera and holding up a handful of cash in front […]

GERVAIS: A TASTE OF THE OUTRAGE TO COME?

December 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais, who has promised to be even more outrageous when he hosts next year’s Golden Globes ceremonies than he was this year, may have given the Globes’ producers a hint of what to expect when he posted this joke on Twitter today (Thursday): “If Jesus loves the little children then why does he let […]

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 […]

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