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Ricky Gervais Talks Golden Globes

The Golden Globes airs this Sunday January 15th, and the host of the awards show is primed!

Ricky Gervais will host the show for the third time on Sunday, despite the controversy he sparked at last year’s awards.
Isn’t that why so many of us have actually watched the awards shows over the past couple of years - to see what Gervais is going to say next?

Last year, Gervais took stabs at such stars as Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp for their terrible movie, ‘The Tourist’, which for some reason was nominated with Best Actor and Actress nods as well as Best Comedy or Musical!

He also made an awesome dig at the ‘Sex & the City’ gang, in which the movie poster for the ‘SATC 2’ had been airbrushed into oblivion: "I was sure the Golden Globe for special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster. Girls, we know how old you are. I saw one of you in an episode of Bonanza."

Nothing is untouchable for the comedian, which is what makes him so great to watch!

When Gervais stopped by to chat with Ellen on her show yesterday, he was asked about how he felt when he was torn apart by the media for some of his quips last year.

“I knew what I was doing — it was stand-up. I know where the gasps are going to come. I know when the laughs are going to come … I knew all that, but I didn’t think the press would rip me for it… I mean you usually have to kill someone to get that many column inches. They were still talking about it, so I was shocked at the reaction.”

Gervais also went onto say, “I don’t think I was nasty. If they saw my stand-up, their heads would explode,” as Gervais often takes on everything from religion to obesity in his stand-up routines.
“People say, ‘Is there anything you shouldn’t joke about?’ I don’t think there is. I just think it depends what the joke is. I think comedy comes from either a good or a bad place, and I was just teasing them, ya know? It wasn’t a room full of wounded soldiers. These are the richest, most privileged people in the world.”

I’m so looking forward to Sunday’s telecast!

Gervais on the Golden Globes

Gervais playing ‘Guesstures’ Last Year


Gina Carano’s Voice Altered for Film

Another interesting note about the upcoming action flick ‘Haywire’, out next Friday January 20th.

If you decide to see the flick, you might notice a slight difference in the voice of the film’s star, MMA fighter Gina Carano.
Carano said in a blog interview the other night that Steven Soderbergh decided to alter her voice so as to “create two different entities” between herself and her character.

Sources close to the production had actually said that the film’s director had changed it in post because “The folks behind the movie didn’t like the way Carano sounded when they filmed the flick.”

I’ll go with Carano’s explanation, as personally, her voice sounds fine all on its own!

"I'm just honored to be a part of it ... there was a little joke that I was saying that even if Soderbergh would have shaved my head and put Bill Clinton as my voice, I would have still done it," Carano said in the interview.

It is unclear if the production used another female voice to dub the action star or if it was electronically enhanced.
The production itself has yet to make any comment.

Carano is being praised by critics for her upcoming performance as an a** kicking government agent looking to exact revenge on those who set her up!

Russell Brand’s Late Night ‘talkie’ on Canada FX

Isn’t that the way it goes?  When some things are going really well in your life, some things fall spectacularly to pieces!
On the bright side, it looks like Russell Brand will be hosting AND producing his own edgy and uncensored late-night talk show for FX Canada!

Good news for Brand, good news for the network!

"With one of Hollywood's most unfiltered and original comedians at the helm, Russell Brand's new talk series will revolutionize late-night with a daring, engaging and honest take on current events," said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting at Rogers Media.

Brand himself issued a statement saying, "I am so excited, I'm on the point of climax. In fact, I will put the 'O' into FX, which spells FOX, which is actually the channel's real name."

The show is set to debut in the spring and will consist of six half-hour installments, which will take place in front of a live audience, naturally!

Brand will interact with people in the studio and share his opinion on topics ranging from pop culture to politics.
No name has been given yet to the show.

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With certification in Film & Media Production, Kathrine worked in the B.C. film industry in various capacities. After gaining experience in casting, production and location scouting, Kathrine moved home to the sunny Okanagan to be closer to family and friends.

Though no longer behind the scenes, Kathrine still enjoys all things entertainment from movies, television and local music and entertainment.

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