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Check Out Who's Presenting At Sunday Night's Golden Globe Awards...

January 8th, 2015 12:53pm EST
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has revealed its second round of presenters for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards:

Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan,Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington.

RELATED: 'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' HBO Lead Golden Globes Nominations

They will join previously announced presenters Amy Adams,Adrien Brody, Robert Downey Jr., ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

August 26th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'
Can Kermit survive...jail time? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray film "Muppets Most Wanted" out now from Disney Home Entertainment. We review where this one fits on the Muppet strings scale below!

Title: "Muppets Most Wanted"

Grade: 1 1/2

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey

Director: James Bobin

Rating: PG

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Disney Home Entertainment


The Flick: Having been a big fan of the last heart filled outing "The Muppets" with Jason Segal, this one felt like a total kneecapping. Horrible, u...

Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists

August 9th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists
According to a Gallup poll, about 77 percent of Americans identify with being Christian. When it comes to not believing in a god, atheists are in a small minority. These celebrities however, are going against the popular opinion and speaking out against organized religion.

Ricky Gervais

When one thinks of celebrity atheists, Ricky Gervais is usually the name the pops up first. The comedian and actor is outspoken when it comes to his belief (or lack thereof), as well as most things he has opinions about. If you search "Ricky Gervais atheist," thousands of results pop up, including intervi...

Ricky Gervais And Russell Crowe Share Drunken Night On Twitter

May 12th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Ricky Gervais
What happens when you put a kiwi and a brit together in a pub? One heck of a night and a terrible hangover for Ricky Gervais after painting the town red with Russell Crowe.

"Who am I getting drunk with at the moment?" Gervais humble-bragged on Twitter with a photo of himself and the Oscar-winning actor.

Who am I getting drunk with at the moment?

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 11, 2014

"Roger Moore?" Crowe guessed before deleting his tweet. That wouldn't be the first deleted post in the evening. At one point Ricky wrote, "I honestly haven’t been this d...

The Muppets Hit The Red Carpet For The Premiere Of Their Latest Film, 'Muppets Most Wanted'

March 12th, 2014 9:27pm EDT
Muppets Most Wanted premiere
The stars were out for the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted, which hits theaters Friday, March 21.

Stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell were joined at the premiere by the Muppets themselves, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Sweetums, Walter, Scooter, Gonzo and Animal, who all arrived in a slick black limo.

"These guys have been icons since the '70s," Burrell told USA Today. "I'm very happy to play second fiddle to the Muppets."

"If a movie premiere isn't absurd enough already, then nothing is more absurd than doing it all with Muppets," Burrell added.

Tuesday night Gervais ...

Ricky Gervais Crowned 2013 PETA's Person Of The Year

December 23rd, 2013 11:27am EST
Ricky Gervais
British comedian Ricky Gervais  has been named Person of the Year by the honchos at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The 52 year-old actor has been praised for using his Twitter account to keep more than five million followers informed about the campaign group's cruelty-free cosmetics, as well as voicing criticism of bloodsports and urging fans to give to animal charities.

Gervais has also worked on an animated video for PETA about the use of fur and exotic animal skins, alongside pop star P!nk, and he even wrote to executives of British department store Fortnum and M...

Disney Releases Two New Trailers For 'Muppets Most Wanted'

November 20th, 2013 11:05pm EST
Muppets Most Wanted
Disney released two brand new full-length trailers for next Spring's "Muppets Most Wanted" on Wednesday, revealing that the whole Muppet gang will be hitting the road for a world tour -- but ultimately finding themselves at the center of an international crime investigation.

It all starts when an international criminal named Constantine, who bears a very striking resemblance Kermit the Frog, sets up the Muppet leader and takes his place while Kermit is thrown into a German prison for Constantine's crimes.

Disney gave us all a quick tease of the upcoming sequel to 2011's The Muppets back i...

Ricky Gervais To Donate To Charity If He's Ignored On Twitter

May 6th, 2013 4:27pm EDT
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Renowned British comedian Ricky Gervais has offered to donate $16,000 to charity if his fans ignore him on

On Monday, The Office creator, a regular user of the website, told his followers he was willing to make a donation to a good cause if they could resist the urge to 're-tweet' his messages.

He began with a lowly $1,600 but rose to $8,000 as the astonished funnyman continued to see his fans break the rules and nullify his offer.

His pledge eventually rose to $16,000 and it appeared the increased offer worked - no one had repeated his messages as WENN went to press, lea...

TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet Pics - Christina Aguilera, Claire Danes, Frank Ocean & More!

April 24th, 2013 9:21am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Earlier this week TIME magazine released its "TIME 100," a list of the of the 100 most influential people in the world. The 2013 list includes many Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Several of music's hottest stars are also part of the prestigious TIME 100, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Frank Ocean.

New York City was swarming with celebrities who attended the TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. Barbara Walters, Claire Danes and Pad...

Ricky Gervais: 'I Don't Think Being An Idiot Is Against The Law'

November 15th, 2012 4:20pm EST
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Ricky Gervais is adamant users should not be prosecuted over messages they post on the social networking site.

The Office creator is a big fan of tweeting but has come under fire on several occasions for his updates, and once had to apologize for using the word 'mong', an out-of-date term which is often associated with sufferers of Down Syndrome.

There has been a series of arrests in the U.K. stemming from tweets, but Gervais insists posting moronic messages on a website should not be illegal.

He says, "I'm not concerned with what I say. I'm going to say what I think. It's...

Ricky Gervais Wants To Know If Hurricane Sandy Is A Kardashian

October 29th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Celebrities including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actress Pamela Anderson and singer La Toya Jackson have urged fans on America's East Coast to stay safe as Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall.

Sandy was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday but as winds picked up speed, officials across states like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut warned residents to head out of town or take cover as the storm is expected to batter the area on Monday.

The weather warning was a hot topic on over the weekend with many stars using the social networking site to warn fol...

Ricky Gervais 'Appalled' By Kitten Research Where Their Eyelids Were Sewn Shut

July 24th, 2012 8:14am EDT
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has condemned scientists in his native Britain for sewing kittens' eyes together as part of an experiment.

It emerged this week that more than 30 kittens were used in tests to find out how the brain responds to sensory deprivation. The creatures were later put down and the revelation has caused controversy in Britain, with Gervais insisting he is disgusted by the news.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight by having their eyelids sewn shut. I thought sickening experiments like these were a thing of the past."

Officials a...

Jerry Seinfeld To Return To Television In New Reality Series

May 9th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Jerry Seinfeld
Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld is returning to TV in a new reality series.

The actor and star of long-running sitcom Seinfeld will show off his love for the auto industry in upcoming program Comics and Cars.

The 58 year old will team up with his pals Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, and former writing partner Larry David to test-drive cars from their youth and trade stories and laughs.

According to The Daily, the project has not yet been picked up by a network, but the news should come as no surprise to fans as the stand-up comedian has been dropping hints about the gig over the last several wee...

Ricky Gervais Hits Back At 'Derek' Critics

April 9th, 2012 12:43pm EDT
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has defended his new TV show Derek over concerns the sitcom mocks those with learning difficulties.

The British funnyman plays the title role in the series, which is billed as the story of "a simple, vulnerable man working in an old people's home."

The show is yet to be broadcast but Gervais has already been forced to address critics who claim the comedy makes light of the mentally disabled, insisting the character does not have a "specific and defined disability."

Gervais says, "Derek is a fictional character and is defined by his creator, me. If I say I don't mean him t...

Ricky Gervais Talks Panda Porn, Interspecies Sex (Video)

February 16th, 2012 10:30am EST
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais is upset with pandas because they're not doing all they can to stave off extinction.

The animal-loving comedian admits he's happy to do everything in his power to raise awareness about the world's endangered species, but he thinks pandas could be doing more to help themselves.

Appearing on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Tuesday, Gervais joked, "We're all rushing around going, 'Let's save the panda, let's save the panda' - but they're not meeting us halfway. They're not having sex.

"When did they stop having sex? When did they (become) middle-class bohemians going, 'We...

TV On DVD Roundup: The International Edition

February 9th, 2012 11:20am EST
An Idiot Abroad
The first TV on DVD roundup has a decidedly more traveled feeling, as I take a look at the BBC's An Idiot Abroad and Acorn Media's Northern Lights, plus more...

I'm of two minds when it comes to An Idiot Abroad, which is another series from the minds of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The simple description of the premise is that they send their friend Karl Pilkington on a trip around the world...which they generally make difficult for him.

On one hand, I'm a travel buff, so I enjoyed the opportunity to see places in the world I hadn't yet visited, like the Great Wall of China in th...

Ricky Gervais Doesn't Want To Host The Golden Globes Again

January 18th, 2012 8:42am EST
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has ruled out a fourth stint as host at the Golden Globes - insisting he's going out on a high.

"The Office" creator returned to oversee the prizegiving ceremony for a third time on Sunday, a year after he was slammed for his mean-spirited jokes at the expense of the Hollywood elite.

But the Brit is adamant he's not aiming for another comeback.

In a post on his website, Gervais writes, "Phew! Thank f**k that's over. I had a blast actually. It was by far my favourite of the three hosting stints.

"I've told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though. It's li...

Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes

January 16th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes
Hollywood's elite found their way back to the red carpet for the highly anticipated 69th Annual Golden Globes. And, like every awards show, it was ripe with all the ingredients of must-watch moments: those fashion hits and misses, awkward moments, tech hiccups, touching speeches and funny faces caught on camera.

That said, in watching through all of that we handpicked a series of those moments that do wonders to sum up the show, whether or not you caught last night's awards action. So keep reading and check out some of the highlights:

1. Julianne Moore & Rob Lowe Script Hiccup: The vet a...

2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...

Don't Expect Ricky Gervais To Soften Up His Jokes At Tonight's Golden Globe Awards

January 15th, 2012 6:01pm EST
Ricky Gervais
Last year comedian Ricky Gervais came under fire for several of the jokes he told while hosting the Golden Globes - poking fun at the likes of Charlie Sheen, Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr.. Some of his jabs were considered too harsh and it was reported that Gervais wouldn't host again; however just weeks after the show he was asked back by producers for a third time hosting the ceremony; although it wasn't confirmed that he would be back again until November 17th.

Despite jokes that some in the industry consider mean-spirited, Gervais stands by his words and says that those in the pu...

Ricky Gervais Clears Up Golden Globes Jokes

January 7th, 2012 8:30am EST
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has addressed the jokes that landed him in trouble after last year's Golden Globes as part of a column he has written for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Gervais has been asked back as the Globes host and he'll return to face many of the people who were offended by his gags next week - but he insists those who attacked him for his mean-spirited wisecracks should take a moment to consider why they were so appalled.

Before addressing the individual jokes, he writes, "The simple fact is, offense is taken, not given. It's up to you if you're offended or not. And remember,...

2011 - The Year In Review, January

January 1st, 2012 9:00am EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The new year began with wedding bells for many couples including singer Shania Twain, who married her fiance Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day, while country star Kellie Pickler and actress Valerie Bertinelli also walked down the aisle on January 1.

The new year brought baby news for a number of celebrity couples - Orlando Bloom and his wife Miranda Kerr became first-time parents with the birth of their son Flynn. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem also welcomed a son, and Owen Wilson became a father just days after he announced his girlfriend's pregnancy. Nicole Kidman also ...

'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...

Blu-ray Review: 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World'

November 23rd, 2011 10:45am EST
Spy kids 4 photo
With three memorable outings, do you find yourself hungry for more mini-spy adventures? Kid help via Robert Rodriguez is on the way in the form of "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World," out on Blu-ray/DVD on Nov. 22 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films. Strap on a rocket pack and don the power glove – tots with toughness reviewed below!

Title: "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jessica Alba, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Rating: PG

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment/Dimension Films


Liam Neeson Backs Gervais As Globes Host

November 20th, 2011 9:49am EST
Liam Neeson
Irish actor Liam Neeson has thrown his support behind controversial comedian Ricky Gervais as the host of the 2012 Golden Globes, insisting Hollywood needs "a shake-up."

The British funnyman caused outrage when he presented this year's ceremony and made cruel jibes about some of the movie world's biggest stars, including Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

Gervais was widely expected not to be invited back to host another Golden Globes prizegiving, but event bosses shocked industry insiders this week when they announced the Brit had been hired to make his third appearance as the host of the 2...

Confirmed: Ricky Gervais To Host The Golden Globes Again

November 17th, 2011 8:46am EST
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has been confirmed as the host of the 2012 Golden Globes by chiefs at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The funnyman will host his third Globes in January, despite initially dismissing the possibility of returning following the drama surrounding this year's ceremony.

The Brit was criticized for taking jokes too far and for his mean-spirited comments.

Defiant Gervais took to Twitter minutes after his hosting gig was announced to joke, "Just told (Oscars host) Billy Crystal he'd better not use any of my holocaust or paedophile material at The Oscars. He agreed."

The G...

Ricky Gervais In Talks To Return As Golden Globes Host

November 16th, 2011 7:52pm EST
Ricky Gervais
British comedian Ricky Gervais is in final talks to return as the host of the Golden Globe Awards, despite upsetting many Hollywood heavyweights with his mean-spirited jokes at the ceremony earlier this year.

Officials at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who stage the annual ceremony, have voted for the outrageous funnyman to hit the stage again in January.

The news will be made official once all contracts are signed, according to Variety.

During his stint as host at the beginning of 2011, irreverent Gervais came under fire for going too far with jokes about Johnny Depp and Angel...

Fans Want Billy Crystal Or The Muppets To Host The Oscars

November 10th, 2011 10:02am EST
The Muppet Movie
Billy Crystal has emerged as the clear favorite to replace Eddie Murphy as Oscars host in a new online poll. asked film fans to vote for the star they'd like to see on the Academy Awards stage in February as soon as the news about Murphy quitting the show hit the headlines on Wednesday morning.

Website editor Harry Medved tells WENN, "We put the poll up at 12 noon and we had over a thousand people voting in less than three hours."

Crystal is the early favorite in the ongoing poll with 16 percent of the vote, while The Muppets are ranking second with 14 percent and Tom Hanks ...

A-List Stars Want Ricky Gervais To Do Third Season Of 'Extras'

November 7th, 2011 11:44pm EST
Ricky Gervais
Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon are itching for a role in Ricky Gervais' sitcom Extras - but he is adamant he has no plans for a third season of the show.

The Office creator attracted showbiz A-listers including Robert De Niro, David Bowie and Kate Winslet to parody themselves in the comedy about a struggling actor.

Gervais insists he has no desire to relaunch the show for a third season - but his co-star Ashley Jensen has revealed a host of Hollywood stars are waiting in the wings if he changes his mind.

Jensen tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "I would love to do it again, I really would. The...

Johnny Depp Mocks Ricky Gervais In Response To Golden Globes Jibes

October 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
JohnnY Depp
Funnyman Ricky Gervais' mean-spirited Golden Globes jibes have come back to haunt him on his new British comedy show "Life's Too Short" - Johnny Depp has lashed out at him.

In the show, Depp agrees to a meeting with Gervais and his writing partner Stephen Merchant and immediately lets the Brit know he has still not forgiven for poking fun at his film "The Tourist" at the 2011 Golden Globes.

Flicking his cigarette ash into Gervais' glass of water, the movie star says, "I've just done another film that's gonna make loads of money, probably a lot more money than any film you've ever made."