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Ricky Gervais Defends His Controversial Golden Globes Jokes on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 21st 2011 10:15AM
Much of Ricky Gervais's appearance on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) was spent having Gervais address, one by one, the controversial celebrity barbs he made as host of last week's Golden Globes.

Gervais never apologized, and calmly kept repeating that he didn't think his celebrity targets were offended -- and that they shouldn't be if they were. The only time Morgan's line of questioning seemed to get to Gervais was when Morgan wondered if jokes about Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson could be off-limits because the two stars are probably struggling with addiction issues.

"I'm not judging them, I'm not judging them for what they did," Gervais explained, sounding slightly defensive for the first time.
"You're mocking them, aren't you?" Morgan suggested.

"No I'm not. I'm confronting the elephant in the room. They hired me. Like I'm going to go out there and not talk about the issues in their industry. I've got to be an outsider, there. I mustn't come out there as everyone's mate and schmooze. That's nauseating."

By that standard, we're going to declare Gervais's Golden Globe performance the least nauseating hosting effort of all-time.


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eddybaby58

Oh, PLEASE!!! Like "The Golden Globes" producers and executives didn't hear and sign off on every single one of Ricky's jokes during rehearsal WEEKS ago. They realized his stuff was rubbing their precious Award show attendees the wrong way and have tried ever since to distance themselves from his comments, but anybody in show business and anyone else with half a brain knows good and well Ricky's stuff was written, submitted for multiple levels of executive approval, and rehearsed ad-infinitum way-y-y beforehand. If anyone thinks for a second that a multi-million dollar production is going to simply allow a host to ad-lib a bunch of off the cuff remarks and call that a show they are sadly mistaken. No, Ricky's material was approved by the higher ups who now don't want to admit it and are insisting he take the fall. That said, he didn't say anything that wasn't true or at least what everyone else is thinking. Go get 'em, Ricky!

January 21 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CatSitterintheCity

Piers Morgan did a good interview with Ricky Gervais, but how could he not ask Ricky about his cat? Rocky is famous for loving his cat, and I wanted to hear how his cat was doing.

http://www.catsitterinthecity.com/2011/01/piers-morgan-ignores-ricky-gervais-love.html

January 21 2011 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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