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Ricky Gervais makes thinly-veiled Jodie Foster lesbian joke during Golden Globes monologue

http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/201105//300.gervais.globes.lr.010511.jpgSo Jodie Foster gets nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Carnage and shows up for the ceremony at The Beverly Hilton with her two young sons.

Host Ricky Gervais, who offended just about the entire ballroom last year, takes the stage and inexplicably draws Foster into thick of it in the first 60 seconds: “I musn’t mention Mel Gibson this year. Not his private life, his politics, his recent films, and especially not Jodie Foster’s “Beaver.” I haven’t seen it myself. I’ve spoken to a lot of guys who haven’t seen it either. But doesn’t mean it’s not any good.”

I thought it was the most horrendous moment of the evening.

Foster is as out or in as she wants to be. That’s her right. But why should she, or anyone, be put in that position – camera in their face – in front of an international audience?

I hope the Hollywood Foreign Press has gotten this whole Gervais thing out of their system and gets a new host or just goes back when there was no host.

He adds absolutely nothing meaningful to the evening.

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10 Remarks

  1. nonsense, Gervais was fantasticv..
    best thing about this show in years..

  2. He’s a pig…..why would the GG’s every consider him as host, he’s not even funny..

  3. Jodie seemed to laugh and get the joke herself. I don’t think she cared at all. As for Ricky-I think his performances at the Globes have been funnier than most.

  4. It’s called COMEDY for **** sake! Really he is brilliant, & I don’t think she will be forever effected by this. Some people need to get a sense of humor and not be so sensitive!!! Most people loved him last year, he got rave reviews…Why(?), b/c it’s what everyone wants to say, but doesn’t have the guts to say. Letterman and Stewart all praised him last year….take note David and Greg.

  5. I thought that joke about the beaver was really disgusting. Especially coming from a man. Joking about someone’s private parts or their sexual orientation should be off limits. I don’t mind him joking about them being a bunch of spoiled brats, but he needn’t be crude and shame on them all for laughing with him.

  6. Just one question, who is this guy and why does Hollywood think he is the least bit funny?????? Sorry, an accent and lame attempts at being witty does not make one funny, but, I guess to those who like petty humor about women like a school boy he rocks.

  7. This is what the GG’s wanted-I didn’t bother to watch knowing he was hosting.

  8. March 28th, 2012 at 12:33 am
    George Jones says:

    That was an entire fun! Foster is so cute there and it seemed he got the joke herself.
    http://9pillsonline.com/

  9. and why is this even a story?

  10. Don’t people realize she made a movie called Beaver starting Mel Gibson? Bet a lot of you haven’t seen her beaver either…

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