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  • Golden Globes 2022 Canceled On NBC As Hollywood Foreign Press Association Struggles To Reform To Hollywood’s Stipulations

    05/10/2021 11:42:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 10, 2021 | Dominic Patten
    There will be no Golden Globes in 2022 on NBC, as the besieged HFPA continues to falter in reforming itself to the satisfaction of Hollywood studios and stakeholders. “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” said the Comcast-owned network this morning. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January...
  • Golden Globes Ratings Looking Like All-Time Low For NBC In Early Numbers

    03/01/2021 12:29:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 1, 2021 | Dominic Patten
    Winners notwithstanding, the obvious shortcomings of the 78th annual Golden Globes on-screen last night were reflected in the ratings for the NBC broadcast ceremony today. Though the Comcast-owned network doesn’t plan to release final numbers from Nielsen until tomorrow, semi-adjusted fast nationals reveal the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bicoastal hosted show took a hit from last year. A big hit. And we don’t just mean the worthy whack the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been taking from some of Tinseltown’s heaviest hitters over the 87-member group’s total lack of Black members. Coming in with a 1.2 rating among adults...
  • Ricky Gervais Shreds Celebrities Who Put Out Cringeworthy ‘I Take Responsibility’ Racism PSA

    06/12/2020 9:43:18 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 27 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 6/12/2020 | Rusty Weiss
    Comedian Ricky Gervais openly mocked celebrities after a group of them released an anti-racism PSA that makes current issues in America all about them. The PSA (seen below) will actually make you feel physically uncomfortable watching it as Hollywood’s best and brightest put their white guilt on display for the world to see. The two-minute video features celebrities vowing to “take responsibility” for a host of things they feel have contributed to racism in America. “Every not-so-funny joke, every unfair stereotype,” actor Justin Theroux laments. Racially charged jokes are going to be eliminated. There goes the career of Chris Rock....
  • Comedy Veterans Return to the Front Lines

    01/07/2020 3:52:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 7, 2020 | Chris Stigall
    Hollywood took more heavy fire at this year’s Golden Globes than General Soleimani catching a flight out of Bagdhad. Dave Chappelle has dropped some bunker busters recently, too. Seinfeld and Bill Maher never really retreated to their credit. Just last month, Eddie Murphy returned to the fight, armed with nothing more than his trusty, old-fashioned funny. There’s good news to report from the theater of comedy combat, America. The decorated generals of joke-telling are beginning to gain ground again in the war on comedy.The enemy is today’s political left who, for years, have been on the march to silence jokes they’ve...
  • “You’re In No Position To Lecture The Public About Anything”: Greatest Hollywood Awards-Show Monologue Ever?

    01/06/2020 7:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    In case anyone missed this when it aired live — and why would anyone watch the Golden Globes? — spend 450 seconds on its opening monologue from Ricky Gervais. “Let’s have a laugh at your expense,” Gervais said, and then delivered in “savage” manner, as Caleb Hull says. Gervais kicks it off with a Felicity Huffman joke, but then cuts a lot closer to the bone when it comes to Hollywood political hypocrisy.But even before that — which comes at the very end — Gervais spent nearly seven minutes declaring American cinema dead. “No one goes to the theater...
  • Comedian Ricky Gervais scorches Hollywood “elites” at Golden Globes

    01/05/2020 8:21:38 PM PST · by FiddlePig · 71 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/5/2929 | Ricky Gervais
    I don't think Mr. Gervais will be invited back.
  • Pregnant Actress Shouts Her Abortion at Golden Globes, Tells Women to Vote in 'Self-Interest'

    01/05/2020 8:18:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | January 05, 2020 | Alexa Moutevelis
    After host Ricky Gervais admonished the Golden Globes winners Sunday night not to bring up politics in their acceptance speeches because they "know nothing about the real world," actress Michelle Williams did just that with a two minute long screed supporting abortion while accepting the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. Williams, who, ironically, is pregnant, started out talking about choices in acting before transitioning to bodily choice, then seemingly admitted to her own abortion when she said she "wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to...
  • Ricky Gervais Opens Golden Globes By Telling Woke Hollywood To Skip The Lectures

    01/05/2020 5:50:25 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 209 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 5, 2020 | Greg Evans
    Felicity Huffman, Cats, Joe Pesci, the Catholic Church, Judi Dench and James Corden got the Ricky Gervais treatment during the opening monologue of tonight’s Golden Globe Awards, but none took the brunt of the host’s jibes quite as sharply as Hollywood itself. Casting the industry town as hypocritically woke – with a Jeffrey Epstein joke thrown in for good measure – the notoriously scathing British comic advised Golden Globe winners to skip the moralizing. Said Gervais, “Thank your agent and your God and…” The rest was bleeped, but he seemed to say something along the lines of “then get the...
  • Ricky Gervais slams outcry over transgender jokes: 'The more people get offended... the funnier I find it'

    Ricky Gervais is firing back at critics that called him out for "transphobic" jokes made on Twitter. The comedian began taking heat online after leaving a comment on a parody story written after author J.K. Rowling offered public support to a researcher claiming biological sex cannot be changed. Gervais commented, saying: "Those awful biological women can never understand what it must be like for you becoming a lovely lady so late in life. They take their girly privileges for granted. Winning at female sports and having their own toilets. Well, enough is enough."
  • Ricky Gervais Smeared as Transphobic for Saying Women Shouldn’t be Forced to Wax Trans Woman’s...

    07/23/2019 3:19:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2019 | Ben Kew
    British actor-comedian Ricky Gervais has been branded “transphobic” by LGBT activists after he defended the right of women not to wax the testicles of a transgender person who identifies as a woman. The debate started after Gervais weighed in on a recent controversy in Canada, where an immigrant woman who ran a Brazilian waxing business was forced to shut down after being sued for refusing to wax a transgender woman’s genitalia. Another fifteen other female business owners have also been taken to court by the same trans individual, who argues that their refusal amounts to gender discrimination.
  • Media Pushes Back Against Conservative Ricky Gervais Supporters and Completely Miss the Point

    01/21/2011 5:42:44 AM PST · by chickadee · 60 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1/20/2011 | John Nolte
    The point of both my pieces seems crystal clear, narrow in their scope, and even a little repetitive. But let me repeat it again… Hollywood has spent the last two decades hammering and insulting Middle America, Christians, and conservatives. Worse, they do it with sucker punches that insultingly come out of nowhere in what’s advertised as apolitical entertainment. Furthermore, this is an industry that prides itself on pushing the “edgy” envelope at every opportunity right in our face and when we least expect it. Sunday night, Hollywood got a taste of their own medicine and proved they couldn’t take it....
  • Conservatives Rally Around Ricky Gervais

    01/19/2011 1:14:52 PM PST · by careyb · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/19/11 | Paul Bond
    Delighted at the sight of Gervais belittling Hollywood elitists who they maintain do likewise to them regularly, the right-wing blogosphere lit up with positive reviews, even while more traditional media was critical of Sunday's telecast. Had Gervais "been as relentless in ripping apart Sarah Palin, her young children, Jesus Christ or George W. Bush, today the comedian would be celebrated as 'edgy' and 'courageous'," noted John Nolte, editor of the website Big Hollywood.
  • Ricky Gervais Was Only as Mean as We’d Hoped He'd Be [Celebs complaining about his jokes]

    01/17/2011 11:30:23 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 42 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | January 18, 2011 | Scott Ross
    Ricky Gervais Was Only as Mean as We’d Hoped He'd Be It was such a refreshing treat watching Ricky Gervais go knives out during last year's Golden Globes, attacking the likes of Mel Gibson, Angelina Jolie and Sir Paul McCartney. Honestly, he didn’t say anything any worse then what is said by millions of viewers on their couches, but Ricky was in the room, looking right at his victims. It was a rush. So when it was announced that Gervais would be coming back for more, the conversation naturally turned to, “Can he top last year’s performance?” The press (guilty)...
  • Ricky Gervais too funny for Hollywood

    01/17/2011 6:21:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | 1-17-11 | By Tim Goodman
    "I warned them." Returning Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais did indeed let it be known that he wasn't going to hold back in skewering Hollywood's most famous celebrities. And, in what will undoubtedly be his last hosting gig for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (and, who knows, maybe any Stateside awards) he didn't disappoint. But in the process of making searingly funny jokes at more than just the obvious targets (Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, the HFPA itself), the heat he put into the punch lines might have made him more of the story than the actual winners. And yet, it...
  • Top 10 things Americans ask Brits

    11/04/2008 12:14:33 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 10 replies · 1,548+ views
    A break from politics so here's a lil video humor with a British twist from Late Night with David Letterman