TV Junkie: Gervais Won't Do Golden Globes Again
More Golden Globes: Next year's Golden Globes is already proving to be a very different show as Ricky Gervais, the host for the last 2 years, has stated he will not return as host by his "own decision." For all the "controversy" around Gervais' (spot-on) pokes at the Hollywood elite, he didn't say anything those people didn't already know. As we enter awards season full swing, it's more than a little bit of a joke for Hollywood A-listers to get thin-skinned as they get on their pedestals for more than 2 months straight. If Robert Downey's complaint about Gervais' hosting being "mean-spirited" is true, he needs to buck up and buy a pair with the millions of dollars he rakes in. The Golden Globes is supposed to be the most irreverent of the awards shows, if you don't like it, don't go and don't watch.
The two "big" news items of the day: Regis Philbin to retire from "Live With Regis & Kelly!" after 28 years (following in Larry King's footsteps) and Comcast won approval from the FCC to take over NBC (huge mistake - we don't need more media consolidation).
Tuesday's 10pm slot is getting competitive again: Since we're committed to "SouthLAnd" you know what we'll be watching but we will also watch DVR'd or repeated broadcasts of: "White Collar" which premieres tonight, look for our interview with series star Matt Bomer; and Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" and "Onion SportsDome." Also on are FX's "Lights Out," which is better than most of what broadcast TV has to offer, perhaps with the exception of "Parenthood" and "Detroit 1-8-7." At 9pm look for the return of "Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern" on the Travel channel.