The transgender TV personality and Olympian was the subject of some of Ricky's cruelest barbs at the Globes last Sunday. She has responded and has been quoted as saying, "I think what I'm gonna do is call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year"
Gervais' tired shtick of demand-resistance had some viewers - and certainly network executives - rubbing their hands in anticipation of the faux-theatrics: What would he say? How terrible and cruel would his jokes be? Such worry! Such fear! Tune in! Joke's on you, viewer. Gervais' monologue was relatively tame and comparatively toothless
The only reason Ricky Gervais was invited back to host the Golden Globes for the fourth time was that producers hoped he would say wildly offensive; well, mission sort of accomplished. Introducing presenter Matt Damon, Gervais said, "The only person Ben Affleck hasn't been unfaithful to"
The Golden Globes, that most American of awards where celebrities get drunk and laugh at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's jokes, are being invaded by the British. Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne are up for Best Actor awards, as fans around the world sing hallelujahs in chorus