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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...

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...

Ricky Gervais Explains That Missing Hour

 Ricky Gervais 
 Explains That 
 Missing Hour 
GOLDEN GLOBES 2011

Ricky Gervais Explains That Missing Hour

Absence was planned, host says

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais' hour-long absence from the Golden Globes Sunday night wasn't because celebrities were outraged at his insult-filled monologue and cutting introductions of Bruce Willis and Johnny Depp, the MC says. Conspiracy theorists suggested the British comic—who appeared more subdued upon his return—had been fired or even spirited...

Dear Golden Globes: Please Get Rid of Ricky Gervais
Dear Golden Globes:
Please Get Rid of Gervais
television review

Dear Golden Globes: Please Get Rid of Gervais

Critics not impressed with Ricky Gervais' antics

(Newser) - Hollywood’s celebrities certainly were not happy with Ricky Gervais’s hosting gig at last night’s Golden Globes—but how did the critics feel about it? Read on:
  • "Are we at war with England? If not, then why have we been subjected to two years of Gervais hosting
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Ricky Gervais Went Missing for an Hour Last Night...
Ricky Gervais Went Missing
for an Hour Last Night...
golden globes mystery

Ricky Gervais Went Missing for an Hour Last Night...

After monologue offended many, host disappeared

(Newser) - After Ricky Gervais’ insult-filled Golden Globes monologue last night, the host left the stage—for nearly an hour. Twitter lit up with speculation that he’d been fired—or worse. “Hosts always get trimmed in the second half of awards shows,” wrote one. “Ricky Gervais hasn't been...

Ricky Gervais Insults... Basically Everyone
Ricky Gervais Insults...
Basically Everyone
golden globes 2011

Ricky Gervais Insults... Basically Everyone

But sadly, his Mel Gibson joke got axed

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr., Cher: No one was immune when it came to host Ricky Gervais’ zingers at the Golden Globes. Watch part of his monologue in the gallery, courtesy of Mediaite , or check out some of the best lines, via People and E! :
  • "It's gonna be a
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Ricky Gervais: Stop Having 'Useless' Kids

Comedian's not apologizing for the Globes, or anything else

(Newser) - Look out, New York: Ricky Gervais is coming. The comedian, whose divisive Golden Globe hosting gig included jokes about masturbation and onstage drinking—“which Jane Fonda didn’t appreciate apparently”—says he already has digs in the Big Apple, where he's moving with his partner of 25 years,...

Mel Gibson Pretends to Be Drunk
 Mel Gibson 
 Pretends to 
 Be Drunk 
best, worst GOLDEN GLOBES MOMENTS

Mel Gibson Pretends to Be Drunk

Check out the Golden Globes' best speeches, red carpet moments

(Newser) - What did you miss if you skipped last night’s Golden Globes? Well, Ricky Gervais was funny, Mo’Nique was emotional, and Meryl Streep was long-winded. New York , Gawker , and the Daily Beast chose some of their favorite (and least favorite) moments from the evening, and we’ve selected a...

Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as...

10 Ways the Golden Globes Beat the Oscars

Food, drink, and fashion flubs start awards season off right

(Newser) - Awards season unofficially begins with tonight's Golden Globes ceremony, an alcohol-addled free-for-all that makes the Oscar telecast feel like a prayer meeting. Breeanna Hare of CNN runs down 10 reasons the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's shindig beats the Academy Awards:
  • Booze: "The Globes would not be the Globes if
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Ricky Gervais Will Host Golden Globes
 Ricky Gervais 
 Will Host Golden Globes  
award season

Ricky Gervais Will Host Golden Globes

Show hasn't had emcee since 1995

(Newser) - The Golden Globes telecast will have a host in 2010 for the first time since 1995: Ricky Gervais. The January awards show, seen as a harbinger for the Oscars, enjoys a famously freewheeling atmosphere that suits the British comedian's style. "I have resisted many other offers like this, but...

Love Kills Laughs in Invention of Lying
 Love Kills Laughs 
 in Invention of Lying  
Movie Review

Love Kills Laughs in Invention of Lying

(Newser) - Critics agree: The Invention of Lying should have been better. It’s got a great concept, and the subversive moxy to call religion a fib, but then turns into a standard romantic comedy. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • It’s a “wickedly funny idea” with the wickedness taken
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Ballsy Move Helped Gervais Cast New Movie

Phillip Seymour Hoffman has a really good sense of humor

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais, perhaps best known for the original version of The Office, bids for movie stardom with The Invention of Lying, out next week. Gervais co-wrote, co-directed, and stars as the only person on earth with the ability to lie. He tells the Telegraph about the experience, and what jumps...

Hollywood's Funniest Fat Men

(Newser) - It jiggles. It droops. It covers naughty parts. Let's face it, fat is funny, especially when a guy knows how to work it. Super Tremendous lists the funniest fat men:
  • Jason Alexander: His George Costanza character on Seinfeld revealed the tragic life of "a short, stocky, slow-witted bald man.
...

Museum Cluttered But Fun
 Museum Cluttered But Fun 
MOVIE REVIEW

Museum Cluttered But Fun

Madcap sequel to kids' comedy crams in the characters

(Newser) - Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian is a lively improvement on its predecessor, even if it suffers a bit from information overload, say critics.
  •  Betsey Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: With its legions of museum exhibit-come-to life characters, the sequel resembles "not so much a movie as
...

Gervais' Elmo Interview Is a Tickler

(Newser) - Today's video viral sensation seems to be outtakes of a Sesame Street interview between funnyman Ricky Gervais and Elmo. As seen on BuzzFeed, Gervais keeps going off script (“Gimme four!” “Do you know what necrophilia is?”), but Elmo keeps up just fine. He even asks an...

Dental Divide: US Goes for White, UK Prefers Character

British celebs often mocked for polishing, straightening teeth across the pond

(Newser) - The difference between British teeth and American teeth is in societal expectations, the BBC reports. “Americans have the idea uniformity is equivalent to looking good,” one UK expert says. “The British character is more free-spirited, more radical.” Brits like Ricky Gervais have resisted the lure of...

Gervais Gives Ghost Town Life
 Gervais Gives Ghost Town Life 
MOVIE REVIEW

Gervais Gives Ghost Town Life

(Newser) - A spirited performance from Ricky Gervais banishes the spectre of mediocrity from supernatural romantic comedy Ghost Town, critics say. The story of a dentist who starts seeing dead people is a touch generic, Bill Goodykoontz writes in the Arizona Republic, but Gervais—the UK creator of the original Office—shines...

The Office Jinx Strikes Again
 The Office Jinx Strikes Again 
GLOSSIES

The Office Jinx Strikes Again

Wilson repeats big-screen failures to which his sitcom-mates have become accustomed

(Newser) - Do The Rocker's poor reviews and sagging ticket sales prove there's an Office curse? Office stars can't replicate that show's success on the big screen, Dan Kois writes in New York, and the evidence backs him up: After The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell starred in a series of mostly forgettable...

'Sopranos' Bags Top Emmies
'Sopranos' Bags Top Emmies

'Sopranos' Bags Top Emmies

'30 Rock' wins best comedy; other honors

(Newser) - "The Sopranos" took top drama honors at the Emmies last night, and won for writing and directing as well, making the HBO series the first drama in 30 years to nail all three for its finale season. Other Emmies were spread among a broad field, with ratings-challenged "30...

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