'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Gervais, Douglas and Brangelina's date night
January 17th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Gervais, Douglas and Brangelina's date night

Did Ricky Gervais’ jokes at The Golden Globes go too far?!

I was right there on the red carpet of The Golden Globes, and Angelina Jolie told me she was such a fan of Ricky Gervais’ work that she was looking forward to seeing him host the awards show.

That said, Gervais did poke fun at Angelina’s movie “The Tourist,” so I'm wondering what she thinks of him after he cracked that joke! She has a good sense of humor, so she probably laughed right along!

Gervais didn’t hold back, poking fun at so many of the stars last night. I think, sure, some of his jokes crossed the line a bit, went too far, but isn’t this what he does and why he was hired to host the Golden Globes?!

What do you think? Did Ricky Gervais go to far?

Other big stories we are fired up about today:

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  1. remmielove

    Ricky Gervais was outright rude n not funny @ all. Period

    January 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kay

    I totally agree with Tipper-paw......well said.....but the prevailing thoughts are, unfortunately, that of Superhiro, which is that celebrities are NOT real people, which is sad. I can understand making fun of Charlie Sheen, because he exibits dangerous behavior that should be shunned, or Mel Gibson because he's also hurt people and been offensive, but why beat up on celebrities just trying to do their job and live their lives? John Travolta doesn't have a bad word to say about anyone, and with the exception of the Brook Sheilds incident, Tom Cruise has been nice as well....why try to bully these people by 'outing' them as gay? Angelina and Johnny have also did their jobs, and try to be good parents...they're not out there partying or behaving badly, so why insult their movie, when ALL actors have bad films at some point...

    ...I feel that a third of Gervais 'jokes' were mean-spirited and uncalled for....but it seems that 'comedians' like him and Chelsea Handler get a 'pass' for being a bully nowadays, and if you are a 'comedian', then you have the right to cross the line of what's decent human behavior. Shame on us that we allow this.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superhiro

    Who cares if celebrities are offended? They're not real people.

    January 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tigerpaw

    Let me say this.. Whether he was funny or not though that may be one of the points the bigger point is this. Though some may say that this does not apply to him because he is a comedian, which I find as being an escape clause. Does not give him the right to do what he did last night. (Now here is where some of you will disagree) The President of the United States a couple of days ago said let's turn the tone down and though this may apply to politics and media, I think the timing was wrong and for him to bring up past events that others got through and moved on was anything short of being ridiculous and rude. Some people have gotten to the point where tearing the down people is "It's okay because he's funny, he is a comedian" You do not have to tear down others to be funny. To me it was a jerk move and if they do bring him back it is because they value ratings and money over people... Nothing new.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. longing

    Loved loved loved Ricky Gervais opening and all of the jokes that followed. My personal fave was the reference to the Hollywood Scientologist..hmmm – wonder who he was referring to?

    January 18, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      The Hugh Hefner (that situation IS creepy) joke shocked me a bit, then I started cracking up. "Just don't look at IT"!

      January 18, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. Matt

    You can watch all of Ricky Gervais' funniest jokes from last night's Golden Globes here:

    http://gtcha.me/ieWtc6

    January 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      That should take all of about two minutes up of your time....this guy IS NOT FUNNY!!!

      January 18, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Speak for yourself boocat. Lot's of people like him and think he's funny, including me.

      January 18, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. TJ

    Angelina probably was a bit embarrased but laughed along as did the other celebs. The media does what is always does and that is making a big deal out of nothing just for public reaction. The political media does the same thing. Name one celebrity that was offended???

    January 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      How do you know who was offended or not? To blame the media is really getting old, not to mention a lazy reaction – come up with some new material. Anyone who watched the show knows the guy was funny at times and over the line, unnecessarily rude at others. Most of us make up our own minds – the media simply reported what happened. Insult comedy in this type of setting is usually a sign of a lack of imagination.

      January 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |

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