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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

Mark Wahlberg anoints Taylor Lautner as his heir apparent: Surely, you chest!

Better looking than Leonardo DiCaprio? More ripped than Mark Wahlberg? Leaps tall trees in a single lycanthropic bound? Look, at Table 6, blushing like a schoolboy! It’s Taylor Lautner! The Twilight star was anointed by Wahlberg himself at yesterday’s Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon that donated more than $1.5 million in grants to arts programs. The Entourage godfather quipped to his Departed co-star, “I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me. So we’re both out of a job, dude. Taylor Lautner! We’re screwed. It’s over, dude. Titanic and Boogie Nights were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run, and on to the next.” Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart to Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globes: '[You] hurt my self-esteem'

Ricky Gervais didn’t bring it up, but two minutes into his chat with Jon Stewart last night, he found himself again discussing his controversial hosting performance at this year’s Golden Globes. Stewart, an awards show vet himself, felt the Brit owed him an apology: “Here’s what you have to apologize about for the Golden Globes: Making people like me, who have also hosted these events, feel inadequate by being that funny. By going out there and being hilarious.”

Gervais seemed unsure if there was a “but… ” coming, to be followed by some back-handed compliment, but Stewart was sincere in his admiration and the crowd approved. Gervais, who was on the show pimping his HBO special, Talking Funny, displayed some weariness from the exhaustive criticism: “This is what I think I should apologize for about the Golden Globes: F— all!”

From there, the two cracked each other up, poking fun at the uptight stuffed shirts who just didn’t get his sense of humor. Take a look at the extended, uncensored clips. READ FULL STORY

Just for kicks, Ricky Gervais pens an Oscars monologue for Anne Hathaway and James Franco

Gervais-at-Golden-GlobesImage Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBCHey, remember how Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes a couple times? Well, that makes him something of an awards show expert — even if his latest outing wasn’t exactly well-received by everyone. The Office creator flexed his dormant hosting muscle on his blog this week, where he posted a monologue that Academy Awards hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway can feel free to use “in case they have a few minutes to fill.” The fake opener is predictably colorful. Here’s an excerpt: READ FULL STORY

Sorry Bunny, there's no 'Big Lebowski' sequel

Tara Reid is a tease. Two weeks ago, she told press at Charmaine Blakes’ 1st Annual Golden Globe Viewing Party to Help Eliminate Child Trafficking that she’d be shooting The Big Lebowski 2 — this year. Holy Little Lebowski Urban Achievers! A Big Lebowski sequel! I’d sever my own toe for another trip to Dude-land. But was Bunny simply being fatuous? According to a spokesperson for the Coen brothers, who would probably know such things, there is no Big Lebowski 2 in the works. Reid’s rep writes to EW, “She heard Jeff Bridges say that he wanted to make Big Lebowski 2 and have all the original cast members in it, so she may have misspoke, thinking that included her based on what Jeff said.” Sheesh, this is the kind of bongled conclusion that will get you tangled with a bunch of nihilists. READ FULL STORY

Natalie Portman's laugh is the new Brendan Fraser clap

Even College Humor must think so, since they ended this montage of Natalie Portman’s hypnotic/annoying/adorable laugh during her Golden Globes acceptance speech with our favorite GIF from last year’s Globes.

Anyone else think Fraser should be the Jack Nicholson of the Globes? READ FULL STORY

Did Ricky Gervais go too far at the Golden Globes?

golden-globes-gervaisHe trashed The Tourist right in front of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. He introduced Bruce Willis as “Ashton Kutcher’s dad.” He dissed Charlie Sheen, Steve Carell, Cher, the cast of Sex and the City 2, Robert Downey Jr., and…well, just about everyone else within earshot. In his second year as the host of the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais more than lived up to his reputation as the go-to guy for off-color Hollywood humor. (Check out a full rundown of Gervais’ rudest jokes here.) EW‘s own Ken Tucker is a fan, saying that Gervais brought “the sort of funny rudeness and effrontery… that make an awards show such as the Golden Globes engaging to watch.” But judging by the equal amounts of groans and giggles in the audience, it’s clear that some thought he stepped over the line of good taste.

So let’s get a show of hands from you, PopWatchers: Did Gervais make you laugh or cringe? Vote in our poll now, and check back later today for the results!

Golden Globes: We're live-blogging 'em!

globes-red-carpetImage Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesPop the cork on the champagne: The Golden Globes are tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. ET! We look forward to finding out how host Ricky Gervais will top last year, how accurate EW experts Dave Karger and Ken Tucker were in their predictions (click on their names to see them), and why Justin Bieber is making an appearance. Meeta Agrawal and Darren Franich will live-blog red carpet coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET; Annie Barrett and Mandi Bierly will take you through the ceremony. As always, we hope you join in on the fun. Here’s the full list of nominees — let the awards season officially begin.

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