Ricky Gervais trashed Angelina Jolie, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner, Mel Gibson, God, Tom Cruise (and the list goes on) last night when he hosted the Golden Globes. But the joke that got him in the most trouble was when he made fun of Philip Berk, the current head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA for short). '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.'"
—PopEater columnist Rob Shuter
First of all, celebrities can't take hits to their images in the form of jokes? They expose themselves to that....by being celebrities (and by being ridiculous for the most part). If Ricky Gervais went too far, then how much trouble is Joel McHale (The Soup) in?
Second, it's not like he joked about things we weren't already thinking about and that we weren't already aware of. The jokes would not have been funny if they weren't true. God DID make Ricky an atheist. The Tourist DID suck. Tom Cruise IS gay. (Just kidding!!!!!!!) But you know what we mean. You can say, "Well the celebrities' reps have a right to complain because blows to their image could mean blows to their career and loss of revenue." Sorry, but Charlie Sheen brought those jokes on himself by his own actions. And his Hugh Hefner jokes were right on.
Third, we're sure Ricky is weeping into his pillow at the thought of never getting a Golden Globe or going back to that rigged, shallow ego-fest. (sarcasm)
Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore? (SOME of actors do http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2011/01/17/bts.gg.backstage.ricky.gervais.cnn.html)
The man was hilarious. As Ricky himself said, "If they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me." He's going to be himself. He's not going to kiss celeb butt or worship them. It's not like they are high samurai to be honored or something. He wasn't rude. It was just fine. And his fake feud with Steve Carell is golden.
If you missed it, here's some of his Globes material from last year (after that, what did they expect this year?):
AAAAnd from the offending year (last Sunday)
-books -dates -Lists -Movies -Music -musicals and broadway 24 30 Rock 666 Park Avenue Alcatraz Alias America's Next Top Model American Horror Story American Idol Americans Are You There Chelsea? Arrested Development Arrow Awake Awkward Bates Motel Being Human Ben and Kate Bent Best Friends Forever Better with You Big Bang Theory Big Brother Big C Big Love Blue Bloods Boardwalk Empire Body of Proof Bones Borgias Boss Breaking Bad Breaking In Breaking Pointe Bridge Bunheads Camelot Carrie Diaries Charlie's Angels Chicago Code Chicago Fire Chuck Community Continuum Copper Cougar Town Cult Dark Tower Deception Defenders Degrassi Dexter Doctor Who Dollhouse Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Downton Abbey Elementary Emily Owens MD Enlightened Episodes Event Fall Falling Skies Family Tree Felicity Finder Firefly Following Fosters Freaks and Geeks Friday Night Lights Friends Fringe Game of Thrones GCB Gifted Man Gilmore GIrls Girls Glee Glee Project Good Wife Gossip Girl Grey's Anatomy Grimm Hannibal Happy Endings Harry Potter Hart of Dixie Hawaii Five-O Hell on Wheels Hellcats Hemlock Grove Heroes Homeland House House of Cards House of Lies How I Met Your Mother How to Be a Gentleman How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) I Hate My Teenage Daughter In Treatment Intervention Jane by Design Jersey Shore Justified Last Man Standing Last Resort Life Unexpected Lone Star Longmire LOST Louie Lying Game Mad Men Make it or Break it Man Up Mindy Project Missing Mockingbird Lane Modern Family Mr Selfridge Napoleon Dynamite Nashville New Girl New Normal Nikita Nine Lives of Chloe King No Ordinary Family Off the Map Office Once Upon a Time Originals Outlaw Outsourced Pan Am Parenthood Parks and Recreation Perfect Couples Person of Interest Playboy Club Pretty Little Liars Prime Suspect Psych Raising Hope Real Housewives of New Jersey Revenge Revolution Ringer Rob Rookie Blue Running Wilde Saving Hope Scandal Scrubs Secret Circle Secret Life of the American Teenager Sex and the City Shameless Sherlock Smash So You Think You Can Dance Sons of Anarchy South Park Southland Suburgatory Supernatural Switched at Birth Teen Wolf Terra Nova The Fall The Fosters The Killing The River The Voice Touch true blood Twisted Two and a Half Men Two Broke Girls Under the Dome Unforgettable United States of Tara Up All Night V Vampire Diaries Veep Vegas Veronica Mars Walking Dead Web Therapy Weeds White Collar Whitney Whole Truth Wilfred Work It X-Factor X-Files Zero Hour