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Jennifer Lopez threatened Ricky Gervais backstage at the Golden Globes!

New American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez said she was so afraid controversial Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais would make a mean crack about her, so she pulled him aside back stage to try to scare him.

“He’s very gutsy, it takes a lot of guts to get up there and make the comments he made and go for that type of comedy,” she tells Access Hollywood. “I’m sure in his mind it was all in good fun. But in the room, being in the room it was like, eek… Then, when I go backstage to present, I’m backstage with Alec [Baldwin], we’re about to walk out, and Ricky shows up. I say, ‘Listen! I will kill you, you understand, I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show… with a couple of bleep bleeps in there.”

In the end, he made a crack about her extravagant spending habits, but she said she didn’t mind it.

“I scared him,” Lopez later told Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “He was scary, though.”


Posted Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 1:13pm
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The most hated man in Hollywood poses in Ellen Degeneres’ underwear

Ricky Gervais, scandalous host of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, poses in nothing but a gold pair of undies given to him by fellow comedian and talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres posted the photos on Twitter with the caption “Please enjoy this photo of Ricky Gervais in my underwear.”

Ricky is definitely loving all the attention he’s getting this week over his controversial hosting gig. But according to Ricky – he doesn’t care if he’s asked back – he was never going to do it again anyway.

A smiling Gervais was weathering the storm in New York this morning — following his super-controversial statements at the awards show — when Ricky told TMZ, “I think twice is enough.”

After the photog mentioned that Ricky’s fellow comics seem to be standing by the performance — Gervais replied, “Well, it’s nice to be loved by your peers … they stick by you.”


Posted Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 2:14pm
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Hollywood Foreign Press to Ricky Gervais: You can forget about ever being nominated for a Golden Globe

I’m sorry, but the Hollywood Foreign Press is kind of coming off like a little bitch this morning. What do you expect is going to happen when you hire Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes? You expect friendly, PG-rated jokes? No! That’s not who he is, that’s not what he does! As I earlier reported, Ricky is definitely in the hot seat today – after his controversial hosting gig.

“This year, I went about right. If anyone was offended, then I don’t care,” Gervais told “For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It’s great,” Gervais told

Rob Shuter of PopEater reports that one Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they put on and vote for the awards) told him that Gervais will not return as host — and won’t ever get nominated for a Golden Globe, either.

“Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure,” the HFPA member said. “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.”

Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk told The Hollywood Reporter that, “He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.”

And he had no idea what was coming.

“I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard was the same time you heard it,” Berk said. “When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.

In case you missed his monologue – you can watch it above!

Posted Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 2:14pm
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What did you think of Ricky Gervais as host?

I love Ricky – I think he’s crass, but c’mon lets be honest…he says what everyone is thinking! Gotta give him a little bit of credit! While announcing Robert Downey Jr. was coming to stage, Ricky said “But many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail.”

Later, Downey Jr told reporters: “Aside from the fact that it’s been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I’d say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn’t you?”

The British comic said the crowd should look forward to “a night of partying and heavy drinking — or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast,” and then went on to re-tell the Two and a Half Men actor’s notorious NYC plaza fit.

He then trashed the nomination of The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp despite critical pans.

“Who knows? I haven’t seen it,” Gervais admitted. “There’s this ridiculous rumor going around that the only reason The Tourist was nominated was so that the Hollywood Foreign Press could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. That’s rubbish. they also accepted bribes.” Depp was seen in the audience making a sour face.

He also threw in there a joke about Scientology – which I thought was hilarious.

“Also not nominated was ‘I Love You Philip Morris,’ Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual characters pretending to be gay,” he said. “So the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then.”

When the crowd started booing, Ricky hedged his words.

“Probably,” he said. “My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke. They’re not here.”

UPDATE: According to Pop Eater, Ricky has already been banned from hosting next year.

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 Pop Eater, 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.”

To make matters worse, Gervais’ last words in the telecast were, “Thank God for making me an atheist.”

“Ricky blew it big time. It’s one thing to make fun of celebrities but it’s another to make them totally uncomfortable,” an insider tells Pop Eater. “People in that room were furious but had to sit and smile because the camera’s were on them. It really says something when several people who attended said they would have felt safer with Kathy Griffin hosting.”

Source, Source

Posted Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 9:09am
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