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    Well-Matched, Well-Played, Robert Downey: Watch Him at the Globes

    Ricky Gervais' monologue and Robert Downey Jr.'s comeback were the most talked-about moments at last night's Golden Globes, for good reason. While most of the audience seemed so flummoxed by Gervais' often brilliant skewering that they couldn't decide whether to laugh, Downey volleyed back with the same kind of mockery, sending up one of Hollywood's biggest cliches, sleeping with your co-stars.

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  • Spout
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    If You Really Hated the Golden Globes You Wouldn't Watch the Golden Globes.

    The Golden Globe Awards is an event we all love to hate, annually giving its insignificance a significance it hardly deserves, but this year's ceremony was quite representative of its own existence. All the mean-spirited reflexivity and the shots of bored or unhappy Johnny Depp co-stars probably mirrored a lot of the viewers at home, particularly those of us who want to hate on celebrity while simultaneously encouraging it through envy and fascination. That cake-and-eat-it mentality of self-congratulation mixed with self-derogation displayed at awards shows now is probably spawned by the snarkiness of the entertainment blogosphere, and it is getting as tired as the online media's ironic attention to all that it hates. Yes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a whorish group, but they're no worse than the rest of us, the true johns of the industry, getting our rocks off and then hating ourselves for it while faulting the temptations of Tinseltown more than our own lust for it.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Green Hornet Creams The Dilemma at Martin Luther King Holiday Box Office

    Big-budget effects trumped raunchy buddy comedy as Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen's Green Hornet beat out Ron Howard and Vince Vaughn's The Dilemma at the Martin Luther King holiday box office. Anthony D'Alessandro reports.Monday morning Sony executives had every reason to keep Sunday night’s champagne flowing into their mimosas. Not only did the Culver City studio score big at the Golden Globes with The Social Network, but it continued to flex its B.O. muscle for No. 1 openers as superhero adaptation Green Hornet took $40 million over the four-day Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Meanwhile, Universal/Spyglass’ Vince Vaughn-Kevin James’ vehicle The Dilemma could have used a laugh track as the dramedy registered a low opening for both thesps at $21.1 million. Already, the media is proclaiming a recession for Hollywood after a three-day weekend haul of $127 million-plus (per Box Office Mojo estimates), which is 25% off last year’s $170 million. Their complaint: studios are delivering a crappy films. Relax. This is par for the course for January.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Gervais at his best (worst?)

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    Andy and Pee-Wee's Night

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  • The Playlist
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    New Controversial 'Breaking Dawn' Photo Shows Edward & Bella Playing A Game Of "Sticking The Tip In"

    Moment Of Exact Insertion Captured In New Production Still, Chaste 'Twilight' Fans OutragedGasp! The latest look at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" may be too hot to handle for some and its certainly putting the "hard" in Twihards.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Re-Watch Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Monologue In All Its Snarky Glory

    Commentary on the winners here (which were generally predictable but Trent Reznor, Katey Sagal, "Carlos" and Paul Giamatti - if only for his amazing Montreal shout out speech - were enough for me to be more than pleased) but definitely the highlight of the night for me was host Ricky Gervais's "he went there" humor that is sure to prove divisive though I personally hope he gets to come back for round three (though that seems unlikely). I'm not sure what everyone really expected? This is what he does. And if he hadn't gone there, we'd all be criticizing him for not having the balls:

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  • The Playlist
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    Darren Aronofsky Planning New Comic Book, Says It's An Easier Sell For A Movie Than A Script

    Aronofsky Disses 'The Company,' Calls Method Acting "Wasted Energy"While “Black Swan” continues to climb the U.S. box office and turn heads this awards season, director Darren Aronofsky is already mulling over his future projects. Of course, he's got "Wolverine" shooting this year with Hugh Jackman, but he's already looking beyond.

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Downey Jr. To Star In 3D Animated 'Peabody And Sherman' Feature Film

    Well, Robert Downey Jr. is certainly making the most of his second shot at A-list glory. The anchor of the "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes" franchises isn't looking to earn cred by signing on for prestige or indie pics, adding another big tentpole film to his upcoming slate which includes "The Avengers" and "Oz The Great And Powerful."

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Social Network' Tops The Golden Globes With Four Awards Including Best Picture

    'The Fighter' Wins Two Awards Including Best Supporting Actor and Actress"The Social Network," as expected, won big at tonight's Golden Globes taking home Best Picture, Best Score, Best Screenplay and Best Director, putting it at the front of the pack for next month's Oscars. And while the ceremony was a bit of a snore, there were some very pleasant surprises. "The Kids Are All Right" earned a Best Actress win for Annette Bening and rightfully won over the thoroughly tepid pack that made up the Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical) category. Susanne Bier's "In A Better World" truly shocked with a big Best Foreign Language Film win, while Paul Giamatti beat Johnny Depp twice over in the Best Actor (Comedy Or Musical) category. But just to prove payola still works, "Burlesque" took home a statue for Best Original Song. Finally, Robert De Niro took home the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.

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