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Ricky Gervais Banned From the Globes

By on January 17, 2011
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Ricky Gervais didn’t hold back against Angelina Jolie, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Hugh Hefner and others last night at the Golden Globe Awards. You’d think that would be why he won’t be invited back next year but, surprisingly, that’s only partially the case. What got him in the most trouble was when he made fun of Philip Berk, head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Apparently calling out the guy who threw the event is crossing the line. A member of the HFPA told Popeater,

“Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure,” a member of the HFPA tells me, adding that Gervais’ relentlessly mean shtick could have even larger consequences. “For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization last night and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain.”

Uh oh. Ricky’s movies won’t be nominated for the prestigious Golden Globes and a bunch of reps are already boo-hooing.

At least Ricky didn’t end it on a good note. Instead, choosing to go out in a blaze of glory joking, “Thank God for making me an atheist.”

“Ricky blew it big time. It’s one thing to make fun of celebrities but it’s another to make them totally uncomfortable,” an insider tells me. “People in that room were furious but had to sit and smile because the camera’s were on them. It really says something when several people who attended said they would have felt safer with Kathy Griffin hosting.”

Okay, I can see it from the celebrities’ points of view. No one wants to sit through two hours of a tubby British guy making fun of them. That’s like cutting down your self-esteem with a machine gun and then blasting the carcass with a cruise missile.  But, come on. They’re jokes with a hint of truth. Can no one handle criticism? I’m sure butt hurt celebs will find comfort in their multi-million dollar mansions as they cry into their $500 pillow cases. If I’m a celebrity and the worse thing that happens to me is some guy tells funny jokes at my expense for one self-indulgent night of the year, then I’d feel I’d have a pretty damn good life.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1644363622 Sym Clough

    This is ridiculous. I found that everything Ricky said, was hilarious!! People need to learn to take a joke, he’s a comedian, that’s what he does.

  • mlahero

    I agree. Ricky called them out on truths or rampant gossip that everyone has heard anyway, so I dont see the problem. Those poor upset multi-millionaire celebrities…. life is so hard and stuff!

  • 780undercore2

    I loved him!! Problem was his audience – bunch of self-absorbed jerks who can’t take a joke!

  • Anima69316

    It sucked and so does british comedy. totally uncalled for. no one likes a bully no matter if the celebs are rich or not

  • JTV

    Mark Wahlberg should have taken this British twit backstage and taught him some manners!

    • sense

      Wahlberg liked his jokes you fucking retard.

  • MaverickUW

    You know, some of these celebs who make $20 million a movie can’t take a few hours of trash talk? Hell, I’d let Ricky Gervais make fun of me every second for a week for $20 million. Hell, I’d do it for 1 million and make sure I found ways to give him even more material if he started getting tired!

  • MelissaP

    What’s truly funny (even funnier than the clip, which was awesome) is that the Golden Globes already told Gervais that no matter how excellent he is in any movie, ever, they’re not going to nominate him for anything. I saw The Tourist, and frankly, if that’s what they’ll nominate over excellence, well, they’ve proven Gervais’s point. Now we know that Golden Globes aren’t about good filmmaking, they’re about whoever the panel likes personally. Whatever. But why would I watch an awards show, if the awards are just given out according to who the panel is friends with? I don’t care if Angelina Jolie is friends with someone, I want to know if the movie is good. A Mighty Heart was awesome, the Tourist was weak. She’s friends with these people either way, got the award either way. The moral of the Gervais story is that a high ranking on Rotten Tomatoes is more important than an award, if you’re trying to figure out what movie to rent. And no one can blacklist him from that, right?

  • Jengevitus

    British? No such thing you idiot he’s English get it right.