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Ricky Gervais Justifies His Decision to Return as Golden Globes Host

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 18th 2011 11:30AM
Ricky GervaisDespite the ribald Comedy Central roasts and numerous Seth MacFarlane cameos, many of Hollywood's elite actually find it a little difficult to laugh at themselves, and they seem to be especially sensitive at awards shows. (Maybe it's the open bar.)

Earlier this year, Ricky Gervais hit headlines on both sides of the pond for the risqué one-liners he unleashed while hosting the Golden Globes, offending numerous celebrities and leading many to opine that he would never be invited back. Yesterday, the comedian proved them wrong when it was announced that he would be returning to host next January.

Gervais then took to his blog to explain why he accepted the job "for a third and definitely final time" -- unsurprisingly, he revealed that it was mostly to prove a point.

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Ricky Gervais Will Return as Golden Globes Host

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 16th 2011 4:45PM
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais will return to the Golden Globes. According to Variety, Gervais will host the award show for the third time.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted to have Gervais host the January show.

The 69th annual Golden Globes will be held Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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The Go-Go's Reprise Their Reunion on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 3rd 2011 2:00PM
The Go-Go's perform 'We Got the Beat' on 'Good Morning America'The Go-Go's reunited for a farewell tour last summer, which cut short when guitarist Jane Wiedlin fell and hurt herself when combining a hike with an homage to 'Star Wars,' as Wiedlin explained this morning on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). The farewell tour was canceled, and now that the reunion is finally happening, the group is working on new music.

"I went on a midnight hiking outing with light sabers and had a light saber battle at the top of a mountain and then when I was coming down the mountain I fell off a cliff," explained Wiedlin. She got a knee replacement out of the experience, and the band got some new creative juice. "Last summer's tour was going to be the farewell tour, this tour is just the, ah, we don't really know what we're doing tour."

The band then showed off its renewed vigor with a version of 'We Got the Beat' that was somehow much more muscular sounding than when the song was first released 30 years ago on the Go-Go's debut album 'Beauty and the Beat.'

Head over to AOL Music for a chance to win an autographed vinyl copy of the Go-Go's 'Beauty and the Beat.'

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Ricky Gervais Explains Going MIA During Golden Globes

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 18th 2011 7:30AM
Ricky GervaisAlthough host Ricky Gervais warned everyone ahead of time that he'd push the envelope at the Golden Globes Sunday night, his material still took many people by surprise. Now, as the fallout continues, Gervais has explained his hour-long disappearing act in the middle of the awards ceremony.

His absence spawned many conspiracy theories -- he was drunk, he'd been fired, he was being yelled at by Scientologists -- but his writing partner Stephen Merchant said Sunday night it had been planned all along. And in a statement Monday, Gervais confirmed what Merchant said.

"I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just happened to be a long gap. This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humour.) Everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great."

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Michael Douglas Presents at the Golden Globes and Receives a Standing Ovation (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 17th 2011 1:58AM
Michael Douglas, 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'Michael Douglas, who is currently cancer-free after a recent struggle with advanced stage IV throat cancer, received a very touching standing ovation when he appeared at 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (Sun., 8PM on NBC). He was on hand to present the last award of the night.

When Douglas was announced, he strode confidently on stage. He still looked notably thinner than usual, but was otherwise happy and clearly humbled by the response. For nearly a full minute, the crowd of who's who in Hollywood were on their feet in praise of his strength, resilience and importance to their chosen medium.

Repeating "Thank you" over and again, Douglas tried to calm the crowd. We began to wonder if the orchestra might play him off just to keep the show in under time, even though he wasn't an award winner.

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Ricky Gervais Blasts Everyone from Charlie Sheen to Steve Carell as Host of the Golden Globes (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 17th 2011 1:26AM
Ricky Gervais, 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'Ricky Gervais was back this year as the host of 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (Sun. 8PM on NBC), and he was as biting and brutal as always. He takes to the Hollywood elite like Don Rickles does to his audiences.

The night started off with perhaps the most obvious target. "He picked up a porn star, went to a hotel, got drunk, got naked, trashed the place while she was locked in the cupboard and that was a Monday. What did he do New Year's Eve?" Gervais asked of Charlie Sheen.

His tirades would target the actresses of 'Sex and the City 2,' the film 'The Tourist' and even Hugh Hefner's upcoming nuptials. "Just don't look at it when you touch it," he advised bride-to-be 24-year old Crystal Harris.

And all of that before the first award was given.

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Golden Globes: Robert De Niro Kills With Sharp, Funny Cecil B. DeMille Award Acceptance Speech (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 17th 2011 12:32AM
Robert DeNiro, 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'Robert De Niro may best be known for his impressive body of work in dramatic film, but his more recent forays into comedy aren't coming out of nowhere. As he proved in his acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (Sun., 8PM on NBC), De Niro has comedic chops to spare.

In a sharp, satirical speech, De Niro made jabs at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation, Homeland Security, 3-D and even his own recent movie. "I was very, very moved and gratified when you made the announcement [of this award] two months ago," he said. "Well before you had a chance to review 'Little Fockers'."

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'Golden Globes' Provide a Some Fun Moments in a Long Night of Jokes and Jibes

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jan 16th 2011 11:58PM
Ricky GervaisBefore we get to the dishing and rehashing, go ahead, make fun of the Golden Globes. Everybody does.

The show's host this year, Ricky Gervais, certainly had a gleeful time poking fun at the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Globes. The HFPA members didn't just nominate 'The Tourist' because they wanted to hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, Gervais said at the start of the ceremony, "they also accepted bribes," Gervais joked. (I think that was a joke. Maybe.)

Even one of the evening's winners, Robert DeNiro, mocked the HFPA in a halting acceptance speech that contained less wit than he thought it did.

"The important thing is that we are all in this together -- the filmmakers who make the movies and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members who in turn pose for pictures with the movie stars," said DeNiro, who won a Cecil B. DeMille award for career achievement. "I'm sorry more members of the Hollywood Foreign Press aren't with us tonight but many of them were deported right before the show."

Zing! Not really!

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Golden Globes 2011 TV Winners: 'Glee,' 'Boardwalk Empire' Take Top Awards

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 16th 2011 11:45PM
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The pop cultural juggernaut that is 'Glee' continued its quest for world domination, picking up three awards at Sunday night's 68th Annual Golden Globes -- for Best Comedy/Musical, Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch) and Best Supporting Actor (Chris Colfer).

After creator Ryan Murphy thanked various Fox executives, 'Glee' writer Ian Brennan added, "Thank you to public schoolteachers. You don't get paid like it, but you're doing the most important work in America."

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Golden Globes: Robert Downey Jr.'s Charmingly Raunchy Best Actress in a Comedy Intro (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 16th 2011 11:38PM
Robert Downey, Jr., 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'Robert Downey, Jr. really loved the nominees for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy at 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (Sun., 8PM on NBC). In fact, he was baffled that they'd each turned in such "exquisite performances without a shred of help" from him.

Downey presented us with his theory for success in Hollywood for women. "I don't know if an actress can do her best work until I've slept with her," he posited. He then went on to address the five nominated women individually.

When he reached the 22-year-old Emma Stone, nominated for her role in 'Easy A,' he tread more carefully. "Now, I'm not trying to creep anyone out, but where's Emma?" he said, singling her out in the audience. "I think I got something for us. It's kind of like a 'Blue Valentine' thing but not age appropriate."

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'Glee's' Chris Colfer Sends Message to Bullied Kids in Best Supporting Actor Globes Speech (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 16th 2011 11:13PM
Chris Colfer, 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'It was a big night for 'Glee,' with three wins at 'The 68th Annual Golden Globes' (Sun., 8PM on NBC). The first of these came in the supporting actor category, and there was perhaps nobody more surprised than winner Chris Colfer.

His role as Kurt Hummel on 'Glee' has grown to be one of the most powerful and poignant stories in the large ensemble, which has been emphasized by more screen-time in this second season for the 20-year old actor.

While he's already won a SAG and Teen Choice Award, this is the first major win of his career, and you could clearly see that he was both stunned and moved by the honor.

"I think I just dropped my heart between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore," he said breathlessly upon reaching the podium. "So if anyone sees that, please give it back to me."

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Golden Globes TV Predictions: Who Will Win vs. Who Should Win

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jan 13th 2011 2:50PM
Golden GlobeBy Maureen Ryan and Joel Keller

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards are this Sunday, and, while much of the buzz is going to be on the movie side of the ledger, the night's television awards are always fun to watch. For one thing, they're unpredictable, and not a harbinger of who will or won't win Emmys. Steve Carell, for instance, hasn't won an Emmy for 'The Office' yet, but got a Globe the first time he was nominated.

But the second reason is that it's a good way for TV fans to stop and take a break from the winter weekend doldrums and pay tribute to the year on the tube that just passed. It's not as "important" as the Emmys, but it's at least as much fun.

To that end, TV Squad critics Maureen Ryan and Joel Keller have decided to face off and give their picks for each of the television categories. In each, they'll pick who in their heart of hearts they think should take the Globe home, but they'll also pick who is most likely to take it home. After all, the Globes are the Globes, where logic and common sense sometimes take a holiday.

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Justin Bieber, Olivia Wilde, Zac Efron to Present at Golden Globes

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 13th 2011 7:25AM
Ahead of Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, it's been reported that the latest additions to the presenters' roster include teen heartthrobs Justin Bieber and Zac Efron.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced via Twitter that 'House' and 'TRON: Legacy' star, Olivia Wilde, will also be among the famous faces handing out awards at the ceremony.

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Six Reasons Why 'The Golden Globes' Is the Best Award Show on TV

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 12th 2011 3:00PM
Ricky Gervais hosts the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC 1/18/11Despite the high ratings that most of the big awards shows get, the people who tune into them generally have nothing but complaints when they're over.

The reason is pretty clear: as television shows go, most award ceremonies stink. They're long, bloated, self-important showcases, too concerned about how the big stars who attend them are perceived and too tied up in recognizing everyone who's nominated to put on a good show.

Fortunately, the fine -- if mysterious -- folks in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association don't give a hoot about all that. Year after year, the Golden Globes prove to be a fast-moving and entertaining three hours, and its profile has risen to the point where it's the the third most-watched awards show on television, behind the Oscars and Grammys.

Most of the reasons for this have nothing to do with Hollywood back-patting and everything to do with the organizers and the stars not taking themselves so damned seriously.

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Matt Damon, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lopez to Present at Golden Globes

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 5th 2011 6:45AM
Matt DamonThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been using Twitter to give us little glimpses into the presenters roster for this year's Golden Globes Awards.

Ricky Gervais will be hosting the awards for the second time and will be joined on-stage at the Jan. 16 ceremony by a bevy of TV and movie stars including Matt Damon, Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Lopez.

The most recent presenters to be Tweeted into the lineup are 'TRON: Legacy' star Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester from 'Gossip Girl.'

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