Around the globe, others are defending Gervais routine and urging Americans to get with the program. Here, the best worldwide reactions to the controversy.
This week, Silicon Valley rocked as Google turned the Page on Eric Schmidt, while Steve Jobs took another medical leave. And the media world was rocked when Keith Olbermann's Countdown hit 0. Elsewhere, Ricky Gervais kneed the Hollywood Foreign Press in its Golden Globes; Comcast became the proud owner of a Peacock; Sarah Palin sat down with Sean Hannity to tell him that she's "not going to sit down and shut up"; Barack Obama served Chinese at the White House; Joe Lieberman announced his retirement, then made us wish it wasn't two years away when he maintained that Saddam actually did have WMD; Gabby Giffords left the hospital for rehab; Citizens United turned one year old (next up: the GOP's attempt to repeal the presidential public financing system, putting elections even more in the hands of corporate donors); and JFK's "ask not" speech turned 50, its call to service as powerful -- and as needed -- as ever.
There has been a firestorm of criticism cast at British comedian Ricky Gervais, following a caustic performance as host of the Golden Globes. The comedic onslaught prompted defensive reactions from some actors and comedians.
The caustic Brit went after Hollywood royalty, making the show dangerous & exciting!
I was also delighted when Katey Sagal won for Sons of Anarchy. Kudos also for Chris Colfer's win for Fox' Glee. But then we had to listen to Gervais again.
Gervais was the only thing that made the patently bogus Golden Globe Awards broadcast bearable Sunday night. His point -- and it's the truth -- was that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a joke.
Off the top of my head, I can't tell you which film won big at last year's Golden Globes. What I do remember quite vividly, however, is host Ricky Gervais drinking beer, promoting his DVDs, and taking pot shots at Mel Gibson seconds before the fallen star walked on stage.
The Me Generation has given way to the Hear Me Generation, and it's getting a little annoying. When all are talking at the same volume we can't hear anyone. And who wants to, anyway?
Missing golden opportunities is nothing new for an awards show that celebrates TV, but never makes for good TV.
Bryan Cranston was "humbled" to win his third Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Winners, please stop using that cliche. The only thing less humbling than winning an award is winning the same award three times.
The Emmys aren't just about honoring the finest achievements in television. They are also about teaching valuable lessons to us, the home viewers. Lesson #1: Apparently, I love Kyra Sedgwick.
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