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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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Jon Stewart Demands Ricky Gervais 'Apologize' For Being Too Funny at Golden Globes (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 15th 2011 8:20AM
Ricky Gervais Talks Globes on 'Daily Show'Back in January, Ricky Gervais skewered bold-faced names more than they are accustomed to being skewered during his now-notorious stint as host of the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

When Gervais stopped by 'The Daily Show' (weekdays, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart demanded he apologize for one aspect of his Golden Globe performance.

"Here's what you have to apologize about for the Golden Globes," Stewart told Gervais. "Making people like me -- who've also hosted these events -- feel inadequate by being that funny ... It hurt my self-esteem, and I think you do owe me an apology."

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Ricky Gervais Tells a Bartender About His Fame and Riches on 'The Simpsons' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 21st 2011 3:29AM
Ricky Gervais, 'The Simpsons' Golden GlobesRicky Gervais isn't done being smug at the Golden Globes just yet. He made a second "appearance" of the yellow variety there when he guested on 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX). He proceeded to chat up the bartender with much the same kindness he saved for the Hollywood elite.

But, since he's dealing with a common working man this time, he can be even more smug and condescending. "You missed it, but I just put a tip in there," he said when the bartender turned away. "A big one. Double digits. Ten. The lowest of the double digits, but nevertheless, ten dollars. So, a lot of money to you. Less to me, but ten dollars nonetheless."

Gervais continued to give the bartender much of the same for awhile while the bartender looked as if he could care less. Then Gervais caused a distraction, fetched back his tip and sauntered off. It was certainly a fun appearance, for any who appreciate Gervais's humor.

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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 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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