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Ricky Gervais and De Niro

'Golden' Controversies

1/17/2011 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ricky Gervais and Robert De Niro both talked their way into a firestorm at the "Golden Globes" last night ... after each attempted risky jokes that some consider downright offensive.

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Gervais' dig came while commenting on the movie, "I Love You Phillip Morris" -- when he said, "Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay – which is the exact opposite of some famous Scientologists ... probably." Gervais added, "My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."

A short time later, De Niro left jaws hanging while thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press for his lifetime achievement award ... saying, "I'm sorry more members of the foreign press aren't with us tonight, but many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."

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April D    

If you are in the public eye and making millions you deserve to have you life scrutinized and made fun of. DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!!!! Don't wanna be publicly scrutinized go work at a Walmart or something, if not then SHUTUP!!!!!!

1370 days ago

April D    

Ricky Gervais is hilarious and his roast of those anal retentive jack asses was well deserved. I loved Ricky before, but I love him even more now.

1370 days ago


Hollywood loves to surround themselves with people telling them how wonderful and perfect they are, which isn't always the case....I thought the show was funny and not offensive.

1370 days ago

Dustin Cummins    

This is in response to #11.

"Everyone that dates Rihanna-gay."

So what you are saying is that Matt Kemp of The L.A. Dodgers is gay. Your an idiot.

1369 days ago


It's as golden as it get's see
with Grace Baine see her clip for "Mother nature in peril" google to see her votes on the Globe winners and SAG Winners

1362 days ago


If you hire a assassin, why would you be surprised when he does his job? You dont think Ricky gave his employer a copy or summarized list of material he intended to use?

1360 days ago


Ricky Gervais has already picked out his outfit for the 2012 Golden Globes here :)

1016 days ago
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