East Coast peeps, we hope you’re safe, stocked up and dry. Hurricane Sandy’s been causing all kinds of a mess but we’re staying put and waiting for it to … blow over. This too shall pass, right? So, to keep you distracted and entertained at the same time, through the Frankenstorm, we thought we’d take a gander over at celebrityville and see what the word on Twitter is. Worked for us, because we found at least 10 H’wood tweets that made us crack up in different ways. For instance, while Ricky Gervais‘ tweet made us crack up laughing, Lindsay Lohan‘s made us crack out heads against a wall. And since we can’t banter with them in person, we still got some repartee to dish out. So, we’ll just do it the best way we can — right here!
1. Ricky Gervais: Now we’re calling Sandy “Kandy” now, thanks to you, Ricky. Repping the “K”!
2. Lindsay Lohan: Right, because it’s really not that serious, L.L? World, do not take disaster advice from L.L. EVER.
We actually had a scorecard ready to mark how many offensive things Ricky Gervais said at tonight’s Golden Globes, but it seems that he decided to leave the raunch and insults to others. Most of it, at least. Anyway, here are our favorite silly, cute, funny and moving moments from the 69th annual awards show, in semi-chronological order:
» Ricky Gervais said he wasn’t allowed to joke about Mel Gibson, or Jodie Foster’s Beaver. “I haven’t seen it myself; that doesn’t mean it’s not any good.”
» Ricky continued his amusing relationship with Johnny Depp by asking him onstage: “Have you seen The Tourist?” To which Depp answered, “No.”
» Julianne Moore and Rob Lowe very gracefully overcame a TelePrompTer fail. And Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern tripped UP the stairs. And during one cutaway, we saw Dame Helen Mirren chewing. Thus proving stars’ humanness once again.
» While standing next to Kate Beckinsale, Seth Rogen said, “Hello, I’m Seth Rogen, and I’m currently trying to hide a massive erection. ” And then the camera cut away to a show of Jodie Foster’s kids, for some reason.
» Speaking of kids, daughters seemed to be a big theme of the night. Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy winner Michelle Williams thanked her daughter, Matilda, for putting up with having months of bedtime stories in which “all the princesses were read aloud in a Marilyn Monroe voice.” Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series or Miniseries winner Peter Dinklage thanked his daughter who was home with her first babysitter. Best Director winner Martin Scorsese thanked his daughter, Francesca, for introducing him to the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, on which Hugo is based.
» George Clooney borrowed Brad Pitt’s cane to introduce Moneyball.
The Golden Globes red carpet looks from this evening’s ceremony seemed to fall into two distinct categories: delightfully lovely, and highly, highly questionable. Is Jessica Biel actually wearing an old ill-fitting wedding dress? Was there no other, better way to get the message across to Justin? Was Zooey Deschanel‘s gown literally made out of Astroturf? How did Tilda Swinton get so insane-pantsuit fabulous? Check out the Golden Globes 20 Most Questionable Looks and let us know which look had you scratching your head the most.
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In the age of Twitter, it’s pretty amazing that more celebrities aren’t putting their foot in it these days. But enough of our favorite (or least favorite) actors, musicians and other public figures managed to say and do the kind of awful things that simultaneously give publicists strokes and keep them in business. After those awful things come the kind of public apologies that make us cringe, squirm and thank god we’re not in their shoes. From Chris Brown to Gilbert Gottfried, Arnold Schwarzenegger to Lea Michele, Hilary Swank to Mythbusters, we had a lot of Schadenfreude to enjoy in 2011. We’re pretty sure the culprits would like us to forget these moments, but here’s a little gallery to remind you:
Did we leave out one of your faves? Share it in the comments!
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Steve Carell’s departure from NBC’s The Office mayÃ‚Â be a week away, but the producers are keeping the halls of Dunder Mifflin well stocked with big-name comedians. Will Ferrell has been seen in the last few episodes as temporary manager DeAngelo Vickers, and now the show is getting another shot of concentrated wacky by welcoming Jim Carrey into the fold. Carrey has officially signed on to appear in the season finale, and there’s even a rumor that it may be a recurring role.
The 50-minute special, set to air on May 19th, will include numerous other celebrities competing for managerÃ‚Â of Dunder Mifflin, including Ray Romano, Will Arnet, James Spader, Catherine Tate and series creatorÃ‚Â Ricky Gervais. It’s still undecided which of them will be taking over for Carell, with even other cast members being left in the dark.
“We don’t know who will replace Steve yet,” Office star John Krasinski told HitFix.com.Ã‚Â “It might not even be a replacement of Steve, it might be more of a shift. Everybody was talking about there being a spin-off of the show years ago and I feel like this is our spin-off.”
We remember reading a quote as a kid from Johnny Depp, right after he left 21 Jump Street. At the time he said he hated working in television so much, he’d rather dig a hole to the center of the earth with his tongue than ever do it again. But Depp must have had a change of heart (or realized his tongue is not strong enough to dig) because he’s going to work soon on Ricky Gervais‘ BBC2 sitcom.
It was reported earlier this week that Depp and Jerry Seinfeld were both going to appear on Gervais’ show Life’s Too Short, but on his blog, Gervais clarified, “The Depp bit is true, the Seinfeld bit isn’t.” Gervais successfully wooed stars like Kate Winslet, Patrick Stewart and David Bowie to appear on his old show, Extras, so it’s not a surprise that Depp agreed to appear, and we’re thrilled he got over his aversion to television to do so. The series will also air on HBO in the US.
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It hasn’t even been a month since the Golden Globes, and people are already buzzing about next year’s. Host Ricky Gervais rocked the awards show with an endless stream of “Oh no you didn’t”s, even acknowledging the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation’s bribery scandal and implying The Tourist may have taken part. The Golden Globes’ apologized for Gervais, who said he’d never host again anyway. Then word got out that the Globes wanted Gervais back after the backlash turned out to be nothing.
Turns out some clarification is necessary, because the HFPA dismissed Gervais’ claim (“Nice try, Ricky.”). The Office mastermind now says that, while the people who live off of the Globes are still pissed off, the network that airs him would love him to return. “At no point did I talk to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said Gervais, claiming it was a NBC executive who buttered him up. “It depends whether they care about fifty delicate egos in the room or the 200 million people watching at home who want a laugh…If they do invite me back and I accept, I’m going to pull exactly the same s— again or even worse.” We say screw the Globes and find a more credible show to host.
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As you can guess by the above photo, Ricky Gervais isn’t ashamed of his vicious(ly funny) monologue at this year’s Golden Globes…or anything else. “I enjoyed the Globes more this year. I think I had better gags,” Gervais wrote on his blog, addressing the rumors that his hour-long disappearance mid-show was due to backstage drama. “Obviously the rumour that the organizers stopped me going out on stage for an hour is rubbish. I did every link I was scheduled to do. The reason why the gaps were uneven is because when I got the rundown I was allowed to choose who I presented to. I obviously chose the spots that I had the best gags for. They couldn’t move around the order but I could move around however I wanted.” So if you’re a celeb who didn’t get slammed on-stage by Gervais, congratulations—you’re boring!
Though confident that those who can take a joke were happy with his (“Thanks to the twitterverse, the blogosphere, all the journos and the coolest stars for coming to my rescue”), He did admit that the hoopla gave him pause. “Some reactions nearly had me believing I’d gone too far too. Nearly.” And though the Hollywood Foreign Press Association says the show “was among the best” (though some of his jokes “went too far”), Gervais told TMZ he probably won’t be back next year—”I think twice is enough.” Besides, how could he hope to top this year’s reaction?
It’s pretty awesome that a bunch of kids who auditioned for a reality show eight months ago got to share the stage with people like Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty!), Chicago, Joe Cocker, and Hall and Oates tonight. Janet Jackson! I mean!
In addition to all the special guests on the American Idol finale, there was a winner, and his name is Lee DeWyze. Okay, if you didn’t feel happy for the guy as he cried his way through “Beautiful Day”, you have a heart filled with poo. It became pretty obvious from the way Lee nervously handled his microphone in the moments leading up to his coronation that he really wanted this. We still have total confidence that Crystal Bowersox will have a killer career, but there’s only one winner, and – God, all his crying! It was touching. Suck it, paint store! We did enjoy the rest of the show more than we’ve probably enjoyed most other episodes of Idol, for our rundown of all the special surprises, read on.
The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. He created “The Office” and–as you’ll know if you watched the Golden Globes–does rude better than Don Rickles. He’s also short, squat and has the scariest fangs outside of “True Blood.” Oh, he’s English, too. Can he make it this side of the pond with audiences who don’t watch BBC America? The follow-up to the rather charming Ghost Town starts out as a high-concept gag machine, with Gervais as the only fibber in a world where people are compelled to tell the truth. Soon he’s using his silver tongue to get whatever he wants … well, almost everything. Gervais has wisely surrounded himself with pros, which means Rob Lowe has fun doing his rude straight talker routine and Jennifer Garner simpers nicely as the girl.
Extras: The usual making of and testimonial featurettes are accompanied by an interesting podcast and documentary on Gervais sidekick Karl Pilkington‘s trip to U.S.
- By C. Bottomley