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Golden Globes 2012: What we hope to see Sunday night

It almost seems pointless to make a wish list for the Golden Globes, as it touts itself, and rightly so, as the unpredictable awards show. After all, this is a ceremony that in years past has had some memorably hilarious — and hystericalacceptance speeches, called Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s name as a nominee, and caused Brendan Fraser do this. Really, anything goes.

So while there are certain things we know we won’t get to see come Sunday night (no possibility of another Melissa McCarthy win… seriously, what gives?) when host Ricky Gervais returns to the scene of the crime, there’s still plenty to look forward to. It’s probably not much of a pipe dream to hope that Gervais won’t go any easier on Hollywood this time around. In fact, Gervais has even more ammunition this year (Jane Lynch and Judd Apatow, watch out) that the whole thing — fingers crossed — could bring even more stunned reactions and some uncomfortable déjà vu. (Sorry, Brad and Angelina!)

Here’s some things we’d like to see happen at this year’s Golden Globes: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Brits, tech toys, and gearing up for the Globes


It’s the calm before the storm in entertainment-land this week, as awards season gears up and TV premieres start rolling out. But never fear, PopWatch Planner is here with a roundup of worthwhile entertainment for your week ahead.

Downton Abbey, PBS, 9 p.m.
Absolutely Fabulous, BBC America, 10 p.m.

It’s a double dose of Britain tonight with the season 2 premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS and the 20th anniversary special of Absolutely Fabulous on BBC America. My DVR is in overload mode and I’m making tea and crumpets (and maybe a martini a la Patsy) as we speak.

BCS Championship Game, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.

The college football bowl winners will be crowned Monday in the matchup between the Louisiana State Tigers and Alabama’s Crimson Tide. LSU is 13-0, playing Alabama for the first time since their win against them in early November.

Consumer Electronics Show

Get ready for an onslaught of news about all the new tech toys and Internet crazes of the year to come from the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The question remains, just how big a TV is possible?

Top Chef: Restaurant Wars, Bravo 10 p.m.

It’s everyone’s favorite time in the Top Chef season this week — Restaurant Wars. What will the teams be and how will this crew ever decide on a theme? We got a sneak peek in last week’s episode that Sarah will be working at a restaurant called Half Bushel — it’s anyone’s guess what that means….

30 Rock, season premiere, NBC 9 p.m.

Liz Lemon’s back! Feeling forever delayed, the TGS crew is back in action this week and reportedly taking on North Korean leader Kim Jung Il’s death in a sketch. Too soon? You decide.

The Devil Inside (in theaters) … or just rent your favorite horror flick
The new horror movie The Devil Inside opened last week, but is there a better night to see a horror film than Friday the 13th? The film received dismal reviews,  so you may just want to Netflix a classic like Nightmare on Elm Street instead. The Devil Inside was a hit at the box office, though, and surely scared the wits out of thousands of teenagers. Will it continue its frightful success this week?

Saturday Night Live, NBC 11:35 p.m.

Our entertainer of the year, Daniel Radcliffe, hosts Saturday Night Live this week. Can he continue to break the Harry Potter mold and do some groundbreaking comedy?

Golden Globe Awards, NBC, live at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT

It’s Hollywood’s favorite night — lower-key than the Oscars, but just as fun, the red carpet rolls out for the Golden Globes. Make sure to check back to EW.com’s Golden Globes special report for real-time coverage and to share your thoughts on all the fashion, winners, losers, and parties.

Golden Globes by the numbers: How long is the red carpet? Who's won the most awards?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will host its 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards this Jan. 15. Have you ever wondered how many people will be on hand that day? How big a red carpet would have to be to hold all that high-watt talent? How much all that bubbly costs? Who scored the most Globes but never bagged an Oscar? We’ve got answers! Keep reading… READ FULL STORY

Poll: Who will be 2012's red-carpet star?

The Golden Globes don’t just kick off the 2012 awards season, but the ceremony also marks the unofficial start of the celebrity-fashion season. Deciding who wore what best on the red carpet is just as exciting and important to some as declaring those magic words, “And the award goes to… “

Recent red carpet all-stars have included the likes of Mila Kunis, Zoë Saldana, Lea Michele, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Diane Kruger, Sofia Vergara, and Michelle Williams, who could just as easily reclaim those bragging rights this year — she’ll be an awards-show perennial once again thanks to her work in My Week With Marilyn. Or is someone else poised to take over as this year’s fashion icon in Hollywood? READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes snubs: Melissa McCarthy, Jim Parsons... 'Breaking Bad'!?

Everyone — and I mean everyone — loves Melissa McCarthy, star of TV’s Mike and Molly and scene-stealer from this summer’s gal-pal hit, Bridesmaids. So I had to check my Golden Globes scoresheet multiple times before it finally sank in that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had ignored both her performances this year. Not cool, Hufpa. READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais says he's returning to the Globes to 'shut up all those f--ing idiots'

Ricky Gervais took to his blog to discuss his decision to return as Golden Globes host in 2012. “It was a tough decision to be honest,” he wrote. Of course, he wasn’t concerned about Angelina Jolie’s icy stare, he was more concerned he “couldn’t improve on last year.” He said his list of pros and cons included the consideration that “some people would be uncomfortable with me being host. (This was a pro by the way.)”

But enough with the gravitas! Gervais proved he hasn’t lost his impish spirit with one awesomely defiant statement: “What actually tipped the balance and made me say yes, was the fact that it would shut up all those f—ing idiots who said that I’d never be invited back.” He then wondered, “Is that the wrong reason to do something?” No, Ricky. It most certainly is not. Oh, but there’s more… READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes. Should he be even meaner this year?

Whether you love Ricky Gervais, or loathe the man behind The Office, Extras, and last year’s offensive Golden Globes ceremony, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to tune into the Golden Globes this year. Why wouldn’t you? Gervais made a splash hosting last year, cutting into the likes of Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and the HFPA itself. But, clearly, members of the latter was not as offended as they seemed to be during and following last year’s ceremony, because Gervais will be back to host the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Time heals all wounds?

Or, at least, the promise of extra viewers does. READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais says NBC wants him back for Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais isn’t being coy. He loved hosting last year’s Golden Globes, and he’s very open to doing it again. He’s been heavily hinting at that fact for months, most recently last week when a New York Post reporter spotted him in New York with top executives from NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “Ooooooh! The plot thickens,” he blogged almost immediately.

On the red carpet at yesterday’s New York Comedy Festival, he confirmed to Access Hollywood that the possibility of returning “[is] very tempting … for three hours, I’m the most feared man in L.A., so that’s nice.”

Potentially standing in his way? The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which was on the receiving end of several of Gervais’ most pointed barbs last year. “I think NBC wants me to do it, but the Hollywood Foreign Press have got to want me as well,” Gervais said. “It’s their event. It’s their party.” Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Morgan Freeman to receive Golden Globe lifetime honor: Is 'Seven' his best non-God, president, civil-rights figure, narrator performance?

Though Dolphin Tale is a long shot for any serious awards, it’s still been another banner year for Morgan Freeman. This summer, the American Film Institute honored him with its Life Achievement Award, and today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that he’d receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes. Freeman’s career has been extraordinary, and not just because of the extremely high quality of his work. Though we remember him from his early stint as Easy Reader on Electric Company, he didn’t receive his first Academy Award nomination — for 1987’s Street Smart — until he was 50 years old. That’s highly unusual for someone with five or more Oscar nominations. (Only Judi Dench waited longer for her first at age 64, and ultimately received more, six.) Since that time, though, Freeman’s became an iconic figure — and voice — playing mostly benevolent authority figures whose weary eyes convey both a gentleness and an understanding of man’s cruelty. READ FULL STORY

Johnny Depp calls out Ricky Gervais in 'Life's Too Short': 'No one makes fun of Tim Allen on my watch and gets away with it!'

No one ever doubted that you would get your comeuppance Ricky Gervais, but kudos for somehow making it happen on your own show, to your own benefit. Brilliant! In case you missed it, Gervais called out, well, pretty much everybody at last winter’s Golden Globes. He had particularly nasty things to say about Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s nominated film The Tourist, but Depp has now been given the chance to retaliate via an appearance on Gervais’ upcoming BBC2 comedy series, Life’s Too Short.

The show stars Warwick Davis (Willow!!!) as the head of a talent agency for little people, and Gervais recurrs as himself. In the clip, Depp strolls into the office and passive-agressively vents his Gervaisian frustrations in the form of backhanded compliments. “How great for you,” he deadpans when Gervais says he’s been writing his own films. “That must be so great.” Ha! It’s childish, and I love it. Watch the clip below:  READ FULL STORY

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