Golden Globe Awards

HFPA president labels Gervais’ performance “unacceptable”

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk has labelled Ricky Gervais’ performance at the recent Golden Globe Awards as “unacceptable”. Berk, who was the butt of one of the comedian’s jokes, said that he believes Gervais crossed the line but that you expect the unexpected when you hire the likes of him.

Boardwalk Empire producer hints at second season 

Boardwalk Empire executive producer Terence Winter has hinted at the second season of the series, saying that the main story for the second run will continue to develop the stories from the first season. Winters confirmed that while there will be new characters, the same core cast will remain on the series.

New Spartacus lead announced

Australian actor Liam McIntyre has landed the lead role in the second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, replacing the departed Andy Whitfield. The former Neighbours actor, who also featured on The Pacific last year, will begin work on the series in a couple of months.

Morgan bans Mills from CNN show

Piers Morgan has banned several celebrities from ever appearing on his new CNN talkshow, with Heather Mills at the top of the list. Morgan claimed his reasoning was due to the fact that it was him who introduced her to Paul McCartney in the first place.

Ricky Gervais took aim at several big-name actors and actresses during the Golden Globe Awards yesterday, with many saying he went too far.

The comedian lined up the likes of Robert Downey Jr. Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp and Scarlett Johansson during his performance and received a mixed reception from the crowd.

He was particularly scathing of the Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie film The Tourist as well as Charlie Sheen’s recent hotel room indiscretions.

Among other jokes, he referred to Bruce Willis as “Ashton Kutcher’s dad” and to Robert Downey Jr.’s movies Iron Man, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Two Guys and a Girl as porn films.

Many of those in attendance disagreed with Gervais’ sense of humour but he did have a fan in award-winner Al Pacino, who praised the Brit for his performance.

“He’s a comic, so he’s going to go for it. He’s letting it go. The only thing he can really get to is his own wit,” Pacino said afterwards.

“You don’t know what they’re going to say! I think it’s worth it.”

Source: The Sun

Glee and Boardwalk Empire successful at Golden Globes

Glee and Boardwalk Empire proved the big winners at yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards with the former picking up three awards and the latter two. Glee collected ‘Best Comedy Series’ as well as the two ‘Best Supporting Actor/Actress’ awards for Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer. Boardwalk Empire was named ‘Best Drama Series’ and Steve Buscemi collected the ‘Best Actor’ drama gong. A full list of winners can be found here.

Gervais doubts third Golden Globes appearance

Ricky Gervais has said he doubts he will be invited back to host the Golden Globes again next year following his controversial performance yesterday. The Office creator fired off shots during the night at the likes of Charlie Sheen, The Tourist and the Church of Scietology and says he will be surprised if they ask him to return for a third year in 2012.

MTV orders book adaptation

MTV has ordered a brand new series based on the book I Just Want My Pants Back. The series is reported to be a “youthful romantic dramedy” set in New York which focuses on 22-year-old Jason Strider as he and his friends negotiate the path to adulthood. MTV’s head of programming says: “[The series] found its right home. It has an amazing, authentic, 20-something voice, feels contemporary and relatable, and will connect with the audience.”

Anne Hathaway lands Glee role

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Anne Hathaway will film a guest appearance on the series. The actress will take on the role of a character’s aunt during her stint in the show’s second season.

The television nominees and winners from the 68th Golden Globe Awards.



“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) – Winner

“Dexter” (Showtime)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“The Walking Dead” (AMC)



Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”

Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”

Piper Perabo – “Covert Affairs”

Katey Sagal – “Sons Of Anarchy” – Winner

Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”



Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire” – Winner

Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”

Michael Hall – “Dexter”

Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie – “House”



“30 Rock” (NBC)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“The Big C” (Showtime)

“Glee” (FOX) – Winner

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)



Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”

Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”

Tina Fey – “30 Rock”

Laura Linney – “The Big C” – Winner

Lea Michele – “Glee”



Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”

Steve Carell – “The Office”

Thomas Jane – “Hung”

Matthew Morrison – “Glee”

Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” – Winner



“Carlos” (Sundance Channel) – Winner

“The Pacific” (HBO)

“Pillars Of The Earth” (Starz)

“Temple Grandin” (HBO)

“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)



Hayley Atwell – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin” – Winner

Judi Dench – “Return To Cranford”

Romola Garai – “Emma”

Jennifer Love Hewitt – “The Client List”



Idris Elba – “Luther”

Ian Mcshane – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack” – Winner

Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”

Edgar Ramirez – “Carlos”



Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”

Jane Lynch – “Glee” – Winner

Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”

Julia Stiles – “Dexter”

Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”



Scott Caan – “Hawaii Five-O”

Chris Colfer – “Glee” – Winner

Chris Noth – “The Good Wife”

Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”


VIBE – Monday 17 January, from 2pm (highlights encore Monday 17 at 9pm & Saturday 22 at 8.30pm)

All that glitters is gold as some of the biggest and brightest names in entertainment take centre stage on Vibe this month!

The multi-talented BAFTA, Emmy� and Golden Globe Award� winner Ricky Gervais (The Invention Of Lying; The Office) has signed on for an encore performance when he returns to host this year’s ceremony live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“I can’t believe they invited me back after the awful things I said,” said Gervais. “Let’s see how far I can go this time.”

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards� will be seen in more than 160 countries worldwide, and promises to continue the event’s gloried tradition as a dazzling salute to the very best in television and motion picture achievements.

The Hollywood Foreign Press has already named Academy Award� winner Robert De Niro as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award, and nominations for the other categories will be announced on December 14.

Can’t catch the live broadcast? Don’t despair; Vibe will be airing a special highlights package, during primetime, featuring all the best bits from the ceremony.

E! – Monday 17 January, from 12pm

‘E! is the ultimate destination for Red Carpet Coverage. The glitz and glamour of the 2011 award season kicks off with the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards and E!’s perennial Live From the Red Carpet team will be on-hand to cover every star-studded moment. Join Live From the Red Carpet hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, along with E!’s entire awards team of fashion and entertainment experts, for the most comprehensive LIVE coverage of the Golden Globes.

E! – Monday 17 January, from 11am

Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2010 Golden Globe Awards

The nominees have been announced for the 68th Golden Globe Awards which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais on January 16, 2011.

The complete list of nominees in the television categories is as follows.


Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Jane Lynch (Glee), Kelly McDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Julia Stiles (Dexter), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)


Best Actress in a TV series, comedy

Toni Colette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C), Lea Michele (Glee)


Best TV movie or mini-series

Carlos, The Pacific, Pillars of the Earth, Temple Grandin, You Don’t Know Jack


Best Actor, TV series comedy

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Thomas Jane (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)


Best Actress in a TV series drama

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)


Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0), Chris Colfer (Glee), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), David Straithairn (Temple Grandin)


Best TV Series, comedy

30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie


Best Actor in a mini-series or TV Movie

Idris Elba (Luther), Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth), Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack), Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)


Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie

Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth), Claire Danes (Temple Grandin), Judi Dench (Return to Cranford), Romola Garai (Emma), Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List)


Best Actor, TV series drama

Steve Buschemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House)


Best TV Series, drama

Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Walking Dead