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Golden Globes Recap: Angelina Jolie Refuses to Laugh

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There are two certainties in life: 1) Ricky Gervais is damn funny, and 2) Angelina Jolie has no sense of humor.  I really want to like her, and I promise I’ve made a serious effort to change my opinion over the years.  But when the cameras cut to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and only Pitt is laughing, I can’t help but wonder what Angelina’s problem is.  The only explanation is that Gervais ragged on her film, The Tourist, but that certainly doesn’t explain why her costar, Johnny Depp, was also seen laughing.  Is Depp just a better sport?  Here’s my advice to the actors that get made fun of — if you don’t think it’s funny, then use your acting skills to laugh anyways, otherwise the viewing public just sees you as a humorless curmudgeon.

UPDATE: Angelina Jolie can laugh after all. Click here