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Hollywood Gets What it Deserves! By Chris Knight

     The arrogant sods from Hollywood sit back and fire away contempt for the deplorables who pay out their hard-earnt money for some crumbs of entertainment. But for once, one of trheir own has unloaded on them, while they were a captive audience, and it is delightful. Enjoy:

“From the moment Ricky Gervais walked on stage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, it was clear he was taking no prisoners. "If you win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech," he advised the stars during his opening monologue. "You're in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg." Several winners ignored his advice completely (more on their speeches in a sec), but that didn't stop the British comedian going all out as he fronted the ceremony for the fifth and apparently final time.”


“The comedian, however, also peppered the monologue with references to #MeToo and contemporary issues. He started off by noting that it was his fifth time hosting, and therefore he didn't care what flak he would take. Then he punched in with a nod to last year's college admissions scandal: "I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman," he said, referring to the actress' prison sentence.”

At another point, the host noted that the Golden Globes was an old-fashioned awards show, and asserted the ceremony should just thank Netflix and get on with it. Gervais pointed out he has a show on Netflix, Afterlife, about a man considering committing suicide after his wife dies. "Spoiler alert, there's a season two, so in the end, he didn't kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Sorry, I know he's your friend," Gervais joked to the A-list audience. Epstein came up again when Gervais took aim at Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: "Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end, his date was too old for him.”

     It must have hurt the pompous Hollywood fools, for all but 10 minutes.



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