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C'MON HOLLYWOOD: Learn to take a joke!

01.19.2011

The Hollywood Foreign Press had it coming. Just take a look at the Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy category. The fact that the presenters could read a list that including Johnny Depp for THE TOURIST and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, in addition to Jake Gyllenhaal for LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, Kevin Spacey in CASINO JACK, and Paul Giamatti in BARNEYíS VERSION without breaking into giggles is an accomplishment in itself. Of the nominees, Giamatti was the no-brainer, and luckily he won, but how the hell did Depp get nominated for two horrible films?

Simple, because the HFPA are star-f**kers. And Ricky Gervais exposed them for what they are. God bless that man, who not only rightly ridiculed the Hollywood Foreign Press, but was also good-natured enough to think Hollywood had a sense of humor.

The verdict is still out whether or not they do, but the press has been ripping Gervias to shreds, claiming this was a mean broadcast. Bullshit. It was a roast, and the recipient was Hollywood. Go on YouTube and check out the Dean Martin Celebrity roasts, or the more recent comedy central roasts. After watching these, youíll be amazed at how laid back he actually was.

I mean, really, what was so mean about his jokes? Bruce Willis being Ashton Kutcherís father? Heck, Bruce Willis seemed to think it was funny. Tim Allen being a bit of a hack? Well, if the shoe fits. Robert Downey Jr., having been in rehab? Really, is there anyone who doesnít know about this? Why not have fun with it? Downey was quick enough to jab back at Gervais, so of them all, he seemed to be the one that actually understood this was a roast.


Probably the only really inflammatory joke was the one that seemed to suggest John Travolta and Tom Cruise are gay. While he didnít come out and name them, by referring to a couple of famous Scientologists, who else could he be talking about? The rumors have been around for years, and at this point, who cares if itís true. Maybe they are, maybe they arenít. Who knows for sure, but who cares? Itís a joke! Cruise is still awesome (if somewhat cuckoo) and Travolta, well, he was awesome fifteen years ago. And if they can actually have a laugh at their own expense, that makes them even cooler.

Have they ever listened to him take the piss out of Karl Pilkington on THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW? Heís all about taking the piss. Thatís just who he is-and he was damn funny. People just need to chill out, and learn to take a joke.

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1:43AM on 01/21/2011

Right on!

You took the words right out of my mouth! I found most of the GG nominees to be pretty funny, so the fact that Gervais lambasted and lampooned what a sham they are was great!
You took the words right out of my mouth! I found most of the GG nominees to be pretty funny, so the fact that Gervais lambasted and lampooned what a sham they are was great!
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7:24AM on 01/20/2011

Screw the press, it was about time.

I watched a little bit of the Globes, but you're absolutely right, this just proved even more what an absolute joke these "Awards" are. It's nice to see him rip on these people that think just because they're actors, they're somehow better than everyone else. I'd like to see if 1/10 of these people could become a decent teacher. Don't get me wrong I frieking love movies & always will, but when some of these douchebag's get involved in things they have no credibility or any actual practical
I watched a little bit of the Globes, but you're absolutely right, this just proved even more what an absolute joke these "Awards" are. It's nice to see him rip on these people that think just because they're actors, they're somehow better than everyone else. I'd like to see if 1/10 of these people could become a decent teacher. Don't get me wrong I frieking love movies & always will, but when some of these douchebag's get involved in things they have no credibility or any actual practical knowledge about what they're talking about, It's great to see that these people are as F*cked up as we are & most of them are just pieces of sh*t who happen to have a bunch of money & getting used to having there asses kissed left & right. I just keep wondering when one of these stars will laugh & say, "Yeah I'm just an actor & want to get involved in such & such cause, but don't listen to me just because I'm interested in it, do your own research & come up w/your own opinion about it." It seems some people think that every single stupid thing they tweet or post or say is just so important because they're a celebrity & have money & that somehow makes what they say more important than a regular educated person has to say. We seriously have our priorities messed up when there is stupid crap like TMZ hounding all these reality stars & ask them stupid ass questions & say that's some sort of important thing. Like we really give a sh*t about what shoes they're wearing or whatever stupid political crap they happen to spew that day. Yeah Gervais & I think it was refreshing to treat this so-called "Important" people like the dipsh*t's most of them are.
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6:54AM on 01/20/2011

Screw the press, it was about time.

I watched a little bit of the Globes, but you're absolutely right, this just proved even more what an absolute joke these "Awards" are. It's nice to see him rip on these people that think just because they're actors, they're somehow better than everyone else. I'd like to see if 1/10 of these people could become a decent teacher. Don't get me wrong I frieking love movies & always will, but when some of these douchebag's get involved in things they have no credibility or any actual practical
I watched a little bit of the Globes, but you're absolutely right, this just proved even more what an absolute joke these "Awards" are. It's nice to see him rip on these people that think just because they're actors, they're somehow better than everyone else. I'd like to see if 1/10 of these people could become a decent teacher. Don't get me wrong I frieking love movies & always will, but when some of these douchebag's get involved in things they have no credibility or any actual practical knowledge about what they're talking about, It's great to see that these people are as F*cked up as we are & most of them are just pieces of sh*t who happen to have a bunch of money & getting used to having there asses kissed left & right. I just keep wondering when one of these stars will laugh & say, "Yeah I'm just an actor & want to get involved in such & such cause, but don't listen to me just because I'm interested in it, do your own research & come up w/your own opinion about it." It seems some people think that every single stupid thing they tweet or post or say is just so important because they're a celebrity & have money & that somehow makes what they say more important than a regular educated person has to say. We seriously have our priorities messed up when there is stupid crap like TMZ hounding all these reality stars & ask them stupid ass questions & say that's some sort of important thing. Like we really give a sh*t about what shoes they're wearing or whatever stupid political crap they happen to spew that day. Yeah Gervais & I think it was refreshing to treat this so-called "Important" people like the dipsh*t's most of them are.
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12:25PM on 01/21/2011
Dude, it's just an awards show.
Dude, it's just an awards show.
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12:45AM on 01/20/2011

I know

we want to see hollywood being slapped around, but see it through their perspective. He just insulted everyone. I know everybody knows about whatever he joked about, but he has no manners at all. He damaged the integrity of the golden globes while he was hosting it. That is like an attack to them, personally, and business wise.

Imagine the celebrities who thought there gonna have a good night; suddenly there is a guy telling them they are remembered through there drug abuse or something.
we want to see hollywood being slapped around, but see it through their perspective. He just insulted everyone. I know everybody knows about whatever he joked about, but he has no manners at all. He damaged the integrity of the golden globes while he was hosting it. That is like an attack to them, personally, and business wise.

Imagine the celebrities who thought there gonna have a good night; suddenly there is a guy telling them they are remembered through there drug abuse or something.
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2:14AM on 01/20/2011
Wow, you are a pussy! Lets not hurt the big bad actors feelings. They are fucking adults. Repeat...you are a PUSSY!
Wow, you are a pussy! Lets not hurt the big bad actors feelings. They are fucking adults. Repeat...you are a PUSSY!
4:02AM on 01/20/2011
I agree with dbatman. Joking around and making fun of others is one thing and getting out of line is another thing. Gervais was being a bit too out of line.
I agree with dbatman. Joking around and making fun of others is one thing and getting out of line is another thing. Gervais was being a bit too out of line.
12:21PM on 01/21/2011
@halflife

All I said was he cross the line; no need to bite my head. He acted like he knows them all.

@halflife

All I said was he cross the line; no need to bite my head. He acted like he knows them all.

12:13AM on 01/20/2011
amen
amen
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3:46PM on 01/19/2011

I hate awards shows....

so I'm glad one of the funniest dudes in entertainment had a chance to slap hollywood around a bit. I loved the stuff about the Tourist and Sex and The City. The stuff about the gay scientologists was kind of a reach for gasps and not that funny, but the rest is comedy gold.

so I'm glad one of the funniest dudes in entertainment had a chance to slap hollywood around a bit. I loved the stuff about the Tourist and Sex and The City. The stuff about the gay scientologists was kind of a reach for gasps and not that funny, but the rest is comedy gold.

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3:29PM on 01/19/2011
These awards shows are a joke and I am glad someone had the gall to call bs on them. Tasteless are these snobs who get together a couple of times a year and pat each other on the back for their own work and pretend that these little golden trophies they earn are worth something. Please. I didn't bother watching, but I already know that Gervais was probably the only good thing about that awards show.
These awards shows are a joke and I am glad someone had the gall to call bs on them. Tasteless are these snobs who get together a couple of times a year and pat each other on the back for their own work and pretend that these little golden trophies they earn are worth something. Please. I didn't bother watching, but I already know that Gervais was probably the only good thing about that awards show.
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2:43PM on 01/19/2011
people in hollywood are freaking out over THIS? what did they really expect hiring ricky gervais to MC the golden globes? get over yourselves hollywood.
people in hollywood are freaking out over THIS? what did they really expect hiring ricky gervais to MC the golden globes? get over yourselves hollywood.
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1:45PM on 01/19/2011

Gervais did what was expected of him

I thought he was funny...
I thought he was funny...
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1:12PM on 01/19/2011
It was the only awards show I actually sat and watched (until Ricky disappeared later on) just because of all the funny shit he was saying. Downey Jr. seemed game to play along as well, and had probably one of the best deliveries out of all the presenters. Finally an awards show that wasn't dull. I think the last time people were that 'on edge' at an awards show was when David Letterman hosted the Oscars.
It was the only awards show I actually sat and watched (until Ricky disappeared later on) just because of all the funny shit he was saying. Downey Jr. seemed game to play along as well, and had probably one of the best deliveries out of all the presenters. Finally an awards show that wasn't dull. I think the last time people were that 'on edge' at an awards show was when David Letterman hosted the Oscars.
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12:58PM on 01/19/2011

Again, way off on this

If I go to this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, I don't want to see some asshole attacking musicians. Why the hell do we want to see this 9/11 Conspiracy idiot trashing the year in cinema?
If I go to this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, I don't want to see some asshole attacking musicians. Why the hell do we want to see this 9/11 Conspiracy idiot trashing the year in cinema?
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2:15AM on 01/20/2011
Wow...lay off the wacko juice you weirdo. Go watch some more youtube videos and be even more paranoid FREAK!
Wow...lay off the wacko juice you weirdo. Go watch some more youtube videos and be even more paranoid FREAK!
12:41PM on 01/19/2011
Having not actually seen the Globes yet I only have this to say, the organisers knew exactly what they had on their hands when they let Gervais present again. He's a loose cannon, and that's what is so refreshing about him. It's high time these jibes were made about Hollywood before it completey dissapears up it's own arsehole. What's more is I'll put any money on the fact that so many more people in that room found the material funny than they would have you believe. Why didn't they show it?
Having not actually seen the Globes yet I only have this to say, the organisers knew exactly what they had on their hands when they let Gervais present again. He's a loose cannon, and that's what is so refreshing about him. It's high time these jibes were made about Hollywood before it completey dissapears up it's own arsehole. What's more is I'll put any money on the fact that so many more people in that room found the material funny than they would have you believe. Why didn't they show it? Because they have to save face, they have a reputation to protect, they don't want to piss off the studios, the producers,etc. Some however, refreshingly, looked like they didn't give a shit from what I have seen. Perhaps my opinion will change once I see the full ceremony however one thing's for sure...if James Franco and Anne Hathaway try anything similar..they will fail ; )
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12:38PM on 01/19/2011

The monologue sucked ass...

but the rest of the show was hilarious.
but the rest of the show was hilarious.
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12:26PM on 01/19/2011
Come on Hollywood. Gervais did just that.
Come on Hollywood. Gervais did just that.
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12:24PM on 01/19/2011
Finally, at least one article seems to get it.

The only reason why people seem to be overreacting about the whole thing is because Gervais didn't have his tongue up the HFPA's posterior for the duration of his hosting duties, which is apparently what the whole show is meant for. And it's not like his observations weren't on everyone's minds; I don't claim to be some sort of Hollywood insider, but the fact that THE TOURIST has been getting shit reviews and tanked at the box office isn't
Finally, at least one article seems to get it.

The only reason why people seem to be overreacting about the whole thing is because Gervais didn't have his tongue up the HFPA's posterior for the duration of his hosting duties, which is apparently what the whole show is meant for. And it's not like his observations weren't on everyone's minds; I don't claim to be some sort of Hollywood insider, but the fact that THE TOURIST has been getting shit reviews and tanked at the box office isn't exactly a secret. Gervais simply took the whole premise of EXTRAS (celebrity worship, popularity being confused with respect) to an awards show, which I think worked brilliantly. Yeah, people complained, but at least it had people talking afterwards.

I'm glad that a few actors/filmmakers were honoured (Bale, Fincher, etc.), but really, given the fact that everyone there was drinking and snarfing on free food, I don't think the whole affair is taken very seriously to begin with, even by the people attending. If Hollywood's elite was that outraged by it, I tend to think that the celebrities there wouldn't have looked as bored as they did when they cut to the tables.
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12:21PM on 01/19/2011
Love how all the comments in red are in the negative. Goes to show one of the reasons I love this site. Bad comments are easy to see.

Ricky Gervais is awesome!
Love how all the comments in red are in the negative. Goes to show one of the reasons I love this site. Bad comments are easy to see.

Ricky Gervais is awesome!
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1:11PM on 01/19/2011
Yes, negative comments should always be attacked by all.
Yes, negative comments should always be attacked by all.
11:32AM on 01/19/2011
If they didn't want someone like Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes, why did the HFPA hire one Ricky Gervais??
If they didn't want someone like Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes, why did the HFPA hire one Ricky Gervais??
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11:26AM on 01/19/2011
Great article.

Gervais was funny as hell and his jokes were spot on. Jokes that are honest are so funny and that's what made Gervais a great host..he was brutually honest with his jokes.

It really is sad how most people don't see the brilliance that is Ricky Gervais.
Great article.

Gervais was funny as hell and his jokes were spot on. Jokes that are honest are so funny and that's what made Gervais a great host..he was brutually honest with his jokes.

It really is sad how most people don't see the brilliance that is Ricky Gervais.
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11:09AM on 01/19/2011
I didn't watch the show, but I caught the clips of Gervais' jokes, and I for one am glad he did it the way he did.

Also, in these awards shows the producers are aware of what Gervais is going to do ahead of time. Unless the HFPA makes a statement saying "We were shocked and appalled by Gervais' performance and regret him doing blah blah blah" they're as much to "blame."

Anyway good for Gervais. These awards shows are shit anyway.
I didn't watch the show, but I caught the clips of Gervais' jokes, and I for one am glad he did it the way he did.

Also, in these awards shows the producers are aware of what Gervais is going to do ahead of time. Unless the HFPA makes a statement saying "We were shocked and appalled by Gervais' performance and regret him doing blah blah blah" they're as much to "blame."

Anyway good for Gervais. These awards shows are shit anyway.
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10:47AM on 01/19/2011
No, it wasn't a roast, and that's what the issue was. The Globes kinda suck. Sure. Fine. But just because Roasts exist does not make their tone transposable to any event. I thought half his jokes were things that should have been acknowledged (Alice and Tourist for best comedy?) but the problem was that there was no underlying grace and good nature keeping the jabs in context. Whether this made for a good show is up to the viewer, but don't tell me no one should have been annoyed or made
No, it wasn't a roast, and that's what the issue was. The Globes kinda suck. Sure. Fine. But just because Roasts exist does not make their tone transposable to any event. I thought half his jokes were things that should have been acknowledged (Alice and Tourist for best comedy?) but the problem was that there was no underlying grace and good nature keeping the jabs in context. Whether this made for a good show is up to the viewer, but don't tell me no one should have been annoyed or made uncomfortable.
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10:42PM on 01/19/2011
Finally, an intelligent response to this staged controversy. Gervais was out of line with plenty of jokes, because this show is not a roast. You can't compare him to comedians past without establishing a context.

This article was pretty poorly written, and really did nothing but bemoan the moaners.

Gervais had all the right in his favor to trash the process of the Globes, but not all to trash everyone arbitrarily.
Finally, an intelligent response to this staged controversy. Gervais was out of line with plenty of jokes, because this show is not a roast. You can't compare him to comedians past without establishing a context.

This article was pretty poorly written, and really did nothing but bemoan the moaners.

Gervais had all the right in his favor to trash the process of the Globes, but not all to trash everyone arbitrarily.
11:32AM on 01/26/2011
Hey, thanks. Likewise - well thought and conveyed.
Hey, thanks. Likewise - well thought and conveyed.
10:29AM on 01/19/2011
He's a f*cking genious. Thank you Ricky for exposing Hollywood for what it is. And thank you God for making me an Athiest. DUECES!!!
He's a f*cking genious. Thank you Ricky for exposing Hollywood for what it is. And thank you God for making me an Athiest. DUECES!!!
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10:00AM on 01/19/2011

Comedy at its best...

I'm so glad you mentioned the Dean Martin Roasts Chris because you're 100% right, that is comedy at its finest and Ricky did so well projecting the same brand during the Globes.

To be honest though, I think it's the media that's just overreacting...not the stars themselves. I think they all loved it.
I'm so glad you mentioned the Dean Martin Roasts Chris because you're 100% right, that is comedy at its finest and Ricky did so well projecting the same brand during the Globes.

To be honest though, I think it's the media that's just overreacting...not the stars themselves. I think they all loved it.
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9:49AM on 01/19/2011
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9:24AM on 01/19/2011
Agree, I thought he was funny.
Agree, I thought he was funny.
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9:18AM on 01/19/2011

I'm kinda surprised at the responses.

Celebrities have enough ceremonies and events where they suck each other off. Especially with the oscars coming up i think they're due a pegdown.

I think he's as bad or the same as Billy Crystal or Hugh Jackman hosting the oscars. Billy Crystal during the oscars sang a song to Clint Eastwood saying that he was old, all of his friends were either dying or dead and he even came into the audience to do it.

They've seen Rickey Gervais before. They should have known what they were paying for.
Celebrities have enough ceremonies and events where they suck each other off. Especially with the oscars coming up i think they're due a pegdown.

I think he's as bad or the same as Billy Crystal or Hugh Jackman hosting the oscars. Billy Crystal during the oscars sang a song to Clint Eastwood saying that he was old, all of his friends were either dying or dead and he even came into the audience to do it.

They've seen Rickey Gervais before. They should have known what they were paying for.

Personally, i think it's about time someone made a mockery of the whole thing.
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9:13AM on 01/19/2011

Tasteless is still tasteless.

I'm sorry, but...well, I'm not, actually.

I didn't find Ricky Gervais' hosting to be either funny or tasteful.

It was his "cocktail party" attitude toward everything that made it so...bad. I don't know how many of these people he knows in real life, but he acted like he knew them all, intimately, and enough so that he "knew" he could REALLY rag on them without sounding like an a$$hole. But, from what I could see, EVERYBODY there was quite disgusted with his apparent lack of common sense
I'm sorry, but...well, I'm not, actually.

I didn't find Ricky Gervais' hosting to be either funny or tasteful.

It was his "cocktail party" attitude toward everything that made it so...bad. I don't know how many of these people he knows in real life, but he acted like he knew them all, intimately, and enough so that he "knew" he could REALLY rag on them without sounding like an a$$hole. But, from what I could see, EVERYBODY there was quite disgusted with his apparent lack of common sense - and apparently, his lack of even knowing them! There's just something so superficial, so arrogant, so...tasteless, about acting like you're someone's buddy just because you've met once or twice, and thus it's okay for you to crack nasty jokes about them in front of the public.

This wasn't a roast. This was the Golden Globes. And Mr. Gervais was looking for gasps, instead of laughs.
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8:48AM on 01/19/2011

Kinda Agree ... But

On a side note... totally though Inception got screwed hard at the Globes.
On a side note... totally though Inception got screwed hard at the Globes.
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8:46AM on 01/19/2011

Kinda Agree ... But

Chris, you're on point with half of this. Yes he is funny and yes it's good to jab at the posh Hollywood crowd now and again and yes compared to usual roasts he was mild manored... But where you are dead wrong is that THIS WAS NOT A ROAST! This was the Golden Globes, a night were Hollywood gets together to celebrate being rich and famous and media gushes over how beautiful everyone is and how amazing their bad films are! If this was a roast of Hollywood, Gervais would have gotten a standing
Chris, you're on point with half of this. Yes he is funny and yes it's good to jab at the posh Hollywood crowd now and again and yes compared to usual roasts he was mild manored... But where you are dead wrong is that THIS WAS NOT A ROAST! This was the Golden Globes, a night were Hollywood gets together to celebrate being rich and famous and media gushes over how beautiful everyone is and how amazing their bad films are! If this was a roast of Hollywood, Gervais would have gotten a standing ovation. But it was the Globes, and for that he was completely out of line. Half of the time the camera cut to celebs in shock and aww on how over the line he really was. So yes Hollywood should lighten up, but Gervais needed to be funny that night and not a jackass. He missed his opportunity to shine.
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8:45AM on 01/19/2011

Funny but at the wrong time

When someone hosts an award show, making jokes is part of the game...I think jokes shouldnt be rude and crude but should be able to poke a little fun at someone's expense.
Ricky Gervais did nothing wrong, sure there will be jokes that could be taken the wrong way, but if a majority of the jokes are good natured, then things should be ok. We cant always be super sensitive in our society, we have to laugh at things and I think to give Ricky Gervais crap isnt totally fair, but at the same
When someone hosts an award show, making jokes is part of the game...I think jokes shouldnt be rude and crude but should be able to poke a little fun at someone's expense.
Ricky Gervais did nothing wrong, sure there will be jokes that could be taken the wrong way, but if a majority of the jokes are good natured, then things should be ok. We cant always be super sensitive in our society, we have to laugh at things and I think to give Ricky Gervais crap isnt totally fair, but at the same time...this was the Golden Globes..not a Roast, an opening monologue should introduce the awards show only, and maybe one or two good natured jokes peppered in to keep it semi-cool.
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8:31AM on 01/19/2011

It's a setup...

The HFPA hired Gervais with one goal in mind: Get more press about the Golden Globes. They have seen Gervais' stand-up comedy and all that and knew very well that something like this was going to happen - and that's exactly what happened! Gervais delivered them much more press then ever before.
The HFPA hired Gervais with one goal in mind: Get more press about the Golden Globes. They have seen Gervais' stand-up comedy and all that and knew very well that something like this was going to happen - and that's exactly what happened! Gervais delivered them much more press then ever before.
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8:27AM on 01/19/2011
Although I agree with the sentiment, I can't help but feel that this article is not very good. The first paragraph is just a rundown of some of the nominees while the fourth and fifth are just a summary of some of the jokes.

You state that it was a roast but at no point do you say as to why a roast was appropriate at this event.

I found it interesting about a week ago when Armond White was hosting some event and insulting the likes of Aronofsky, Social Network, Greenberg etc. and making
Although I agree with the sentiment, I can't help but feel that this article is not very good. The first paragraph is just a rundown of some of the nominees while the fourth and fifth are just a summary of some of the jokes.

You state that it was a roast but at no point do you say as to why a roast was appropriate at this event.

I found it interesting about a week ago when Armond White was hosting some event and insulting the likes of Aronofsky, Social Network, Greenberg etc. and making everyone in the room uncomfortable, everyone on the net was calling him a jerk and saying that that was not the appropriate venue for that sort of thing. This week, Gervais insults The Tourist, Robert Downey, Tom Cruise etc. and everybody is applauding him.

I'm not saying that there aren't any differences (Because there are), I just think addressing some of these things would have made for a much more interesting read and of the level that previous C'mon Hollywood articles have been at.

Personally, I found Gervais to be hilarious but obviously, some people were very uncomfortable. You didn't seem to address why this discomfort is unreasonable. Instead, the article didn't really seem to bring anything new to the table.

I'm not trying to sound like a jerk (I'm really not :)), it's just that this article seems a bit rushed and I notice that it's also shorter than the usual columns. I think you're a great writer but this article just seems a bit simple. I'd love to see you add more to the article or perhaps in the strikeback because I know that you probably have more to say on this matter. Anything to further a bit more debate rather than have a bunch of people agreeing, eh. :)
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8:53AM on 01/19/2011
Man, you sure know how to write. Why are you wasting your talent in a comments section? You should be writing your own columns.
Man, you sure know how to write. Why are you wasting your talent in a comments section? You should be writing your own columns.
6:37PM on 01/19/2011
:) Thank you very much.
:) Thank you very much.
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7:56AM on 01/19/2011

It was great to see some of the biggest names in Hollywood taken down a peg or two.

They are so far removed from reality at times with the money and lifestyle they lead, they believe they're own hype. To doubt yourself is to be human, they should be thanking Ricky Gervais for bringing them back to reality a little, whilst also being funny about it.
They are so far removed from reality at times with the money and lifestyle they lead, they believe they're own hype. To doubt yourself is to be human, they should be thanking Ricky Gervais for bringing them back to reality a little, whilst also being funny about it.
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