The Golden Globes have come and gone, but the acceptance speeches will live on forever. Well, the good (and really bad) ones, at least. And as far as this year’s show went, here’s how we felt the acceptance speeches ranked:
Category: TV (41-50 of 11059)
George Clooney is often the butt of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s jokes, but the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award doesn’t mind: “I’m sorry they’re not going to [host] again,” he said backstage at the Golden Globes. “They’re really, truly funny.”
Last year, Fey brought up Clooney’s tendency to date younger women by calling Gravity “the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” Clooney, who’s no longer a bachelor—he married Amal Alamuddin in September—called that “the best joke.” READ FULL STORY
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have proved they’re not afraid to poke fun at peers in their previous two Golden Globes monologues, where they’ve made jokes about George Clooney’s tendency to date young and Leonardo DiCaprio’s tendency to date supermodels—and they brought their playful sense of humor back this year for their third (and final) time hosting the awards show.
Amy Poehler didn’t nab a Golden Globe nomination this year—but Matt Lauer apparently didn’t get that memo.
“Amy’s nominated for Parks and Recreation,” he said as he introduced hosts Poehler and Tina Fey on the red carpet. The duo, who are in their third and final year of hosting the show, stood by and giggled to each other in response.
Poehler didn’t correct Lauer—and in fact, he’s not too far off: Poehler was nominated for her role as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation in 2012 and 2013 and won the Globe last year.
Ah, the Golden Globes. They may not have the heft and pedigree of the Academy Awards, but they’re the superior awards show when it comes to snarkiness, TV and movie star cross-pollination, and combined blood-alcohol level. So you better believe we’ll be live-blogging this baby, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take the stage at 8 p.m. tonight for the third consecutive year on NBC.
Be sure to log-on at 7, and join EW.com’s writers in the proverbial peanut gallery as we celebrate everything that is good, great, and fabulous about entertainment in 2014. READ FULL STORY
The Golden Globes are one of the more relaxed shows of the awards season, perhaps owing to the presence of alcohol. And since the stars will be drinking the night away, so should you (as long as you are of age, drink responsibly, and so on and so forth).
Because regular ol’ drinking can get boring, here’s a drinking game for you and your Golden Globes-watching crew (or just you, no judgement here) to play, beginning when the show kicks off at 8 p.m. on NBC. READ FULL STORY
This week’s Real Time with Bill Maher featured a group discussion on the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the death of 12 people. While a large number of comedians from Jon Stewart to Louis C.K. have responded to the attack by condemning the terrorists and voicing support for Charlie Hebdo, Bill Maher took it as a chance to launch into one of his hobbies: bashing religion in general, and Islam in particular.
Joined by author Salman Rushdie, Carly Fiorina of the American Conservative Union Foundation, and CNN correspondent Paul Begala, Maher criticized the idea of religious extremists being a minority within Islam, bringing up a number of other terrorist attacks that have occurred since Sept. 11, 2001.
“When there are that many bad apples, there’s something wrong with the orchard,” Maher said. “Obviously the vast majority of Muslims would never do anything like this, but they share bad ideas … revenging the Prophet? A bad idea. Martyrdom? A bad idea. Women as second-class citizens? Bad idea. And unfortunately, the terrorists and the mainstream [believers] share a lot of these bad ideas.”
While none of the panelists opposed him as vehemently as Ben Affleck did last fall, the panel did seem to have a more nuanced take than Maher. Rushdie, in particular, was interested in discussing what he believed was a more calculated “deadly mutation” within the religion.
“A whole generation is being educated in extremism,” said Rushdie. “This is a project to seize power in the Islamic world.” READ FULL STORY
Every week in Sound Bites, EW compiles the best lines uttered in film, television, and pop culture. This week’s quotes include the inevitable “plowing fields” metaphor on The Bachelor, Brandi Glanville’s tendency to overshare on The Celebrity Apprentice, and astute winter-wear observations from Mindy Kaling. Here are this week’s Sound Bites culled from television and social media.
On Thursday night, Late Night with Seth Meyers brought back one of Friends‘ most beloved meta characters.
In a “Distinguished Guests” segment, in which Meyers points out the most esteemed audience members that came to the show, the spotlight fell on Matt LeBlanc’s character within a character on Friends, Dr. Drake Ramoray. The Days of Our Lives neurosurgeon somehow “reappeared” on the show, despite his fate on the soap opera, having fell down an elevator shaft, had a brain transplant, and gotten stabbed while performing surgery. Hey, at least he’s taking it easy after his time in Salem.
Back in the days before YouTube, a Marv Albert appearance on David Letterman’s show was bound to feature a few hilarious sports videos you’d never seen before. Dubbed the Albert Achievement Awards, his periodic collection of sports bloopers and blunders was a must-see Hall of Infamy.
Last night, the New York sportscaster returned for his 126th and, in all likelihood, final appearance on Letterman’s show, which is ending in May. Albert dusted off some of the all-time great clips, scouring the video archives for the funniest moments in sports—from Jose Canseco’s skull-deflected home run to the boxing referee who takes one on the chin. Even if you’ve see them 100 times by now, it’s still special to watch them combined with the traditional ragtime musical score and Letterman’s background cackling. READ FULL STORY
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