Someone needs to check the definition of “outing.” Just because you make a joke about someone’s sexuality doesn’t mean that you’ve exposed some inside information about that person’s personal life thereby “outing” them. For years people have questioned Foster’s sexual preference and she’s never confirmed or denied it. She doesn’t have to, and I’m sure she’s used to others bringing it up. She is comfortable with the speculation, and Gervais is comfortable poking fun at the issue. Plus — something tells me Foster has a sense of humor about herself.
As expected, Ricky Gervais delivered the goods at the 2012 Golden Globes. Though I found him to be a bit tamer than anticipated, he still took some much-loved jabs at Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Johnny Depp, whom Gervais asked if he’s seen The Tourist. Depp was a good sport, and confessed that he hadn’t. He also compared the Golden Globes to the Oscars only “without the esteem?” Watch below.
Be careful James Franco. When you call the comedic mastermind that is Ricky Gervais “horrible” and say he “bombed” at the Golden Globes, you just set yourself up for disaster. First, earn your stripes before you start throwing daggers at such a successful comedian. Second, I’d like to place a bet that you and Anne Hathaway will be the worst hosts in Oscar history. And lastly, how dare you. Watch below.
I will make this post short and sweet. Ricky Gervais announced that he’s being pursued to host the Golden Globes again, but he isn’t sure he’ll accept. In response, the Golden Globes powers-that-be insist that they never extended an offer his way. Here’s what I know for sure. The more hullabaloo, the better the ratings, and the better the ratings, the more likely Ricky Gervais is to be asked back. I can only guess that the Golden Globes are denying it because Hollywood doesn’t like to discuss behind-the-scenes matters until the dotted line is signed. But controversy doesn’t get people fired in Hollywood, it gets them hired (with the exception of Mel Gibson, of course).
Would you judge me if I admitted I’m attracted to Ricky Gervais? Sure, he’s openly gay, but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve liked a gay man. Okay, it was high school — don’t judge. So why the attraction? Because, as you can see from the video below, Gervais won’t cower to the criticism about his Golden Globes performance. He insists he did nothing wrong, saying that if he kissed celebrity ass instead, it would be “nauseating.” I completely agree. First, what do you expect when you hire Gervais for the job? And second, most celebrities are raging narcissists with no sense of humor. So it’s only fitting to take them down a peg.
UPDATE: Well, this is embarrassing. Ricky Gervais isn’t gay. The kind commenter below pointed out that he’s had the same girlfriend for the last 29 years. Next time I make a personal confession on my blog, I’ll be sure to do my research.
Jennifer Lopez wasn’t pleased with Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, saying that there was an uncomfortable silence in the room while he was telling his jokes. And Lopez had no problem threatening Gervais directly. Upon seeing him backstage, she said, ‘Listen! I will kill you, you understand, I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show … with a couple of bleep bleeps in there.” First of all, I imagine that the Lopez wasn’t sitting at the “fun table,” during the show, so it doesn’t surprise that her friends are also humorless. Second, if you can’t take a joke, then don’t go to an awards show hosted by Ricky Gervais. Having said that, I fear for Gervais, who would likely lose in a throw-down with Jennifer Lopez.
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