Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ricky Gervais in Retrospect

Ricky Gervais in 68th Golden Globe
I don't really get this man at all... not at all. I mean when I saw him presenting the awards at the 68th Golden Globes, lambasting everyone from Angelina Jolie to Tom Hanks I said, "Hey, who's this man?" I don't even remember his face landing on newspapers or entertainment channels. It's either he's not really popular or I've turned my back on senseless entertainment reports. Not to mention rubbish dramas being produced by big networks- all for the oblivious audiences to consume. So, you can't really take it against me if I'm not very much updated on Hollywood's newest personalities. But then again, this RICKY GERVAIS seemed too pompous and arrogant to me. He should really know it better when to shut his mouth about hurting other people's feelings.

In retrospect, I am assessing whether it is valid for GERVAIS to state some insulting facts. For example, he mentioned about how "Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor played two homosexuals in a movie, while a homosexual is playing hetero in real life.. comes by a name of a famous scientologist." Hmm, then that really intrigued me. 

I read the blog of GERVAIS from http://www.rickygervais.com/thissideofthetruth.php and this is what he has to say about the entire thing:

Gervais in Ellen Degeneres Undies
"I enjoyed the Globes more this year. I think I had better gags. More along the lines of the Mel Gibson one last year.

Obviously the rumour that the organizers stopped me going out on stage for an hour is rubbish. I did every link I was scheduled to do. The reason why the gaps were uneven is because when I got the rundown I was allowed to choose who I presented to. I obviously chose the spots that I had the best gags for. They couldn't move around the order but I could move around however I wanted.

All the same conspiracy theories as last year too... "So and so was offended"... "hasn't been invited back yet"... exactly the same as last time. "Paul McCartney was furious"... no he wasn't. And nor was Tim Allen and Tom Hanks. I was drinking with them after.

Why do people have to embellish? They're allowed to say they hated it. They're allowed to say they didn't find it funny, that it was tasteless, over the top, or whatever. But why do they speculate and make stuff up?

Don't worry, I know the answer. Because it's more interesting than "it went fine and some people won some awards and then went to a party". But that's all that happened.

Actually, I see what they mean. Boring. So here's what really happened. Bruce Willis and Sly Stallone started a fight with me but Alec Baldwin and Mark Walberg stepped in and helped me out. That's what happened."

So perhaps he was not really serious at all, and those offensive jokes were all in the light of the event's cheerful atmosphere. I just hope the Golden Globe organizers would hire someone with better sense.

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