January 17, 2011
Last night's 68th annual Golden Globes had some memorable moments and some offensive ones. The host of last night's festivities was Ricky Gervais, and his opening monologue drew more gasps than laughs. One of his digs came while commenting on the movie, "I Love You Phillip Morris" when he said: "Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay - which is the exact opposite of some famous Scientologists ... probably." Gervais added, "My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke." Gervais also referred to presenter Bruce Willis as " Ashton Kutcher's dad".
And most of the stars did not find his jokes funny. Especially presenter Robert Downey Junior. He was one of Gervais' targets: "Many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail."
Downey's retort -- "Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited with admittedly sinister undertones, I'd say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn't you?"
Later on in the show Robert De Niro received the Lifetime Achievement award. And instead of a humble acceptance speech he tried to go up against Gervais and make some of his own controversial remarks. Among De Niro's jokes: "I'm sorry more members of the foreign press aren't with us tonight, but many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."
So what did you think of the vibe of the Globes, offensive or funny?
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