Golden Globes President Says Ricky Gervais ‘Crossed the Line’


Most awards shows are carefully planned and rehearsed, so how did Ricky Gervais get away with his scathing jabs at the Hollywood Foreign Press during the Golden Globes last night? By keeping all his material under wraps: "I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was at the same time you heard it," HFPA president Philip Berk told The Hollywood Reporter. "He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that's Ricky." In fact, while Gervais was rebutted onstage by unhappy celebrities, Berk claims the HFPA never interceded backstage. "He was never called on the carpet, or given a warning or anything else." [HR]