Ricky Gervais

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Here Are Your Golden Globe Winners

Ricky Gervais hosts the star-studded awards show from Beverly Hills

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais kicked off the 2016 Golden Globes with an intro that surprised absolutely no one, starting off by shushing the audience and calling them "disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum." And the awards were off!:
  • Channing Tatum and the bear from The Revenant (aka Jonah Hill) presented the
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Ricky Gervais Said What?

Golden Globes host's most memorable moments

(Newser) - Sunday night marked Ricky Gervais' fourth time hosting the Golden Globes—more times than anyone else, even Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—and he's also been the most controversial. Why stars and show producers have always been nervous: Gervais isn't "afraid to throw shade," as Hollywood... More »

Muppets Sequel Can't Top Reboot

Critics are pleased overall, but can't help comparing to the 2011 installment

(Newser) - The Muppets are back following their spectacular 2011 revival . This time, they're headed to Europe (with comedic big-hitters Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell alongside), where all doesn't quite go as planned. Does Muppets Most Wanted live up to the reboot? The critics weigh in:
  • "Refreshingly
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7 Stars Who Never Got Married

One couple has been together 3 decades

(Newser) - You may not have realized it, but you've never read about an extravagant wedding thrown by any of these dozen celebs rounded up by YourTango —because none of them have ever married. Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full list here . (Or click... More »

10 Inappropriate Hurricane Tweets From Celebs

You can't really be surprised that Ricky Gervais is on the list

(Newser) - Celebrities, never ones to let a natural disaster pass without giving their ill-timed two cents, have been very vocal since Hurricane Sandy hit. Some responded classily ; others not so much . The Frisky collects 10 tweets of the latter variety:
  • Ricky Gervais: “This ‘Sandy’ who’s on TV all
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14 Stars Obsessed With Apple

They're glued to their phones, just like us!

(Newser) - Were you breathlessly awaiting the iPhone 5 ? You're not the only one. Quite a few Hollywood VIPs are just as obsessed with Apple products as you are, and Celebuzz rounds up 14 of them:
  • Tina Fey: Not only does she love her iPhone, she's used it to
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Gervais: I'm Never Hosting Globes Again

But, he writes on his blog, he did have 'a blast'

(Newser) - If you were hoping to see who Ricky Gervais would skewer at next year's Golden Globes, sorry: The comic says that while he "had a blast" hosting Sunday's award show, he has directed his agent never to let him do it again. "It's like a... More »

Ricky Gervais' Best Golden Globes Lines

Gervais skewers NBC, HFPA, Eddie Murphy ... and Madonna skewers him

(Newser) - "So, where was I?" began Ricky Gervais, drink in hand, as he sauntered on stage to open the Golden Globes. "Nervous?" He wasted no time throwing out a few insults, noting that he was hosting the show on NBC, "America's third biggest network. Or is it... More »

Ricky Gervais May Have Just Outed Jodie Foster

'Golden Globes' host makes a 'Beaver' joke...

(Newser) - While making a joke about "Jodie Foster's beaver" in his Golden Globes monologue, host Ricky Gervais noted that he hadn't seen it himself—and that he had "spoken to a lot of guys here, they haven't seen it either. That doesn't mean it's... More »

Who Are Ricky's Targets Tonight?

British comedian promises same 'tone' as last year

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais, who will you skewer tonight? The third-time Golden Globes host won't say but does promise that "the tone is going to be the same" as last year, when he insulted everyone from Charlie Sheen to Angelina Jolie, the Huffington Pos t reports. "Let's get... More »

Gervais Will Host Golden Globes

Holocaust, pedophile jokes on the way, he quips

(Newser) - Forget about the "alternative" Golden Globes hosting : Ricky Gervais is returning to host the real thing in 2012, despite having offended just about everybody at the last Golden Globes . The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has voted to bring Gervais back for a third consecutive year, although the 16 of... More »

Gervais Infuriates Down Syndrome Groups

Old slur 'doesn't mean what it used to,' he says

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais has done it again. The boundary-busting, always irreverent funnyman has been accused of using a slur associated with people with Down syndrome on Twitter ( here , here , and here )—and making goofy faces to go with the tweets. He was instantly called out on it, reports ABC... More »

Ricky Gervais Plots 'Alternative' Golden Globe Hosting

He'd take podcast potshots during broadcast in percolating plan

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais won't shut up. Bashed after hosting the last Golden Globe Awards show for his inappropriate comments (which should have come as no surprise to anyone), the irreverent comedian is considering being an underground podcast host next time around. That's the gist of his latest blogs as... More »

The Office Is Funny Because It's Real

Ricky Gervais reflects 10 years after show's debut

(Newser) - It's been 10 years since his signature show debuted in Britain, and Ricky Gervais takes a moment to reflect on what made The Office, well, The Office. It was all about real people and the “dysfunctional” families we all have, Gervais writes in the Wall Street Journal . “... More »

James Spader in Talks to Join The Office

...but not for the position you think

(Newser) - He may not end up with the job he interviewed for, but that doesn't mean he won't be working at Dunder-Mifflin. James Spader—whose character, Robert California, appeared in the season finale of The Office as a potential replacement for Steve Carell's Michael Scott—is in talks... More »

I'm an Atheist ... and I'm Still a Better Christian Than You

Ricky Gervais: So few Christians follow Jesus's teachings

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais may be an atheist, but he still believes he's a "good Christian." No, he doesn't believe "Jesus was half man, half God," but he still manages to best many actual Christians when it comes to behavior, he explains in the Wall Street ... More »

Gervais Asked to Host Golden Globes Again

Despite seemingly offending everyone, HFPA apparently liked ratings

(Newser) - The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said host Ricky Gervais' "totally unacceptable" behavior at the Golden Globes "crossed the line" … but, er, that doesn’t mean they don't want him back next year. "The ratings went up again, and the organizers asked me to... More »

Gervais to Piers: I'm Not Sorry for Anything

It was tamer than it could have been ...

(Newser) - A defiant Ricky Gervais said he's not sorry "for anything" related to his celebrity-dig-packed night as host of the Golden Globes. "If they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me," he told Piers Morgan last night . "I don't think I did anything wrong. Those were,... More »

Ricky Gervais: I'm Done With Golden Globes

'But it's nice my peers stuck by me,' he says

(Newser) - Critics won't have Ricky Gervais to kick around anymore. The caustic comedian says he's had it with the Golden Globes after days of bashing for his harsh celebrity zingers at the awards presentation. "Twice is enough," Gervais told TMZ . Even if he's invited back next year to host... More »

Golden Globes Boss: Gervais Crossed the Line

HFPA President Philip Berk had 'no idea' what comedian would say

(Newser) - Acid-tongued Ricky Gervais is getting bashed himself by the president of the Golden Globes organization, who said the comedian "crossed the line" with his stinging celebrity jibes. "He definitely crossed the line," Philip Berk, head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association , told the Hollywood Reporter . "Some... More »

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