Friday, 21 January 2011

Golden Goads

I must say I thought Ricky Gervais' opening speech at the Golden Globes was hilarious.

And judging by the amount of celebrities in the audience laughing equally as hard as I was the offence caused must be speculative by the media who have to turn everything into a scandal.

Even the shocked faces were covering the desire to laugh, glancing around to see if it was ok to have a chuckle...they only needed to look at Alec Baldwin who was wiping tears throughout most of the speech to be given the green light to laugh too.

Even Johnny depp appeared to raise a smile at the roasting of The Tourist.

I don't know what all the fuss is about. The second time Gervais has been asked to present the show - they knew what they were letting themselves in for.

Celebrities are so far removed from reality these days that maybe it's good to let them see themselves as they are portrayed in the media.
What? Are we supposed to believe that Robert Downey Jr is unaware that the media have reported to the world that he was in rehab? These people spend their lives courting the media, wanting to be globally recognised to the point where there's no such thing as bad publicity...

...except when it's in front of an audience of their peers.

Nice one Ricky - frankly I like you all the more now that you're not "a little fat man who's quite likeable"!