Ricky Gervais, The 2012 Golden Globe Awards
Was Ricky Gervais holding back this year? Hosting the Golden Globes for the third time, the comedian opened Sunday's awards show by ribbing Eddie Murphy for pulling out as Oscar host ("When the man who said yes to Norbit says no to you, you know you're in trouble") and NBC for being America's third-place network (oh, actually, fourth).
He did get in a few zingers. His five best jabs were aimed at:
His own manhood -- "No profanity: That's fine, I've got a huge vocabulary. No nudity: See that's a shame because I've got a huge [pause] vocabulary. But a...
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman are among the first presenters announced Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.
The organization additionally revealed that Antonio Banderas, Clive Owen, Melissa McCarthy, Salma Hayek and Frieda Pinto will join the trio as presenters on Sunday.
Emmy-winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is preparing to slip into the little white suit worn by Fantasy Island sidekick Tattoo in a big-screen biopic of French-born Filipino actor Hervé Villechaize.
"He was an amazing painter and did a lot of charity work with children but...
Get ready to be Scared Shrekless on October 28, when NBC presents the green ogre's Halloween follow-up to 2007's Shrek the Halls. The half-hour episode is made up of three vignettes, much like The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror."
The story begins when ...
Rico Rodriguez of Modern Family says he looks up to Antonio Banderas. When asked by TV Guide Network's Chris Harrison if he would appear on that other show Harrison hosts, The Bachelor, the actor — who Harrison says is "12 years old going on 35" — offers an intriguing answer.
The Bachelorette - Ali Fedotowsky
The women on The Bachelor get a bad rap for their fighting, but this week's The Bachelorette proved that guys can be just as catty. Chris Harrison, who can be seen hosting Friday's 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee at 8/7c on ABC, explains to TVGuide.com that although Jonathan the weatherman got picked on, he's not a fan favorite, either. He also tells us why Ali is so gaga for Roberto.
TVGuide.com: What was up with Craig M. vs. the weatherman?
Chris Harrison: As much as I think we all felt a little sorry for Jonathan, he's not the fan favorite, either. You didn't see the guys exactly stand up and say...
Hayden Panettiere by Chris Haston/NBC Photo
Hayden Panettiere is in talks to star in I Love You, Beth Cooper, a coming-of-age comedy in which the Heroes heroine would play a high school's hottest cheerleader who gives a nerd the night of his life after he confesses his love for her in his valedictorian speech.... Also per the Reporter, Timothy Olyphant is a newlywed whose honeymoon turns sour when he and his bride are stalked by killers in A Perfect Getaway.... Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas and Romola Garai will star in The Other Man, based on a Bernhard Schlink book.
Jaime King courtesy Dimension Films
Jaime King and Paz Vega have joined the cast of the Frank Miller-helmed Will Eisner's The Spirit, playing Lorelei, a phantom siren, and the knit-wielding Plaster of Paris, respectively.... Also per Variety, Radha Mitchell is a temptress who comes between Antonio Banderas and his partner in thievery, Morgan Freeman, in The Code.... Ving Rhames has come on board The Goods: The Don Ready Story, starring Jeremy Piven as an ace used-car liquidator.... The Reporter also has Queen Latifah making a cameo in the Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz rom-com What Happens in Vegas.
Before I give away too much for those of you who havent watched the results show and havent heard the news and obviously live in a vacuum, because this news will be everywhere let's just say that Ryan walked past the Idols as he does every Wednesday and looked at Sanjy when he asked the fateful question, Is your favorite safe?But first, Simon and the eye-roll warranted commentary from he, himself. He broke his rule never to discuss press frenzies, not wanting to be thought of as that guy who finds tragedy worth ridiculing. And my how they went on about it. They spent more time explaining what actually happened on the show last night than they did making any intelligible or coherent comment the night before about the VT tragedy. Ryan told Simon that if he did less talking and more listening, we would not have to spend so much time reviewing the tapes to see what really happened.Ryan announced the kids would sing Im Alright...
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Chris Columbus is in talks to helm The Lightning Thief, a family fantasy based on the first novel in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and concerning a boy who discovers he descends from a Greek god.... Eric Bana is a librarian who involuntarily juts to and fro in time and Rachel McAdams is the woman he falls in love with in The Time Traveler's Wife.... Writer-director Gideon Raff (The Killing Floor) is remaking 1980's Terror Train.... The soundtrack for Shrek the Third finds Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas dueting on Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You" and Fergie covering Heart's "Barracuda." Also on the May 15 CD: Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" and Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die."