Monday, January 16, 2012

Behaving Badly in Hollywood...Again

I suppose we should be thankful Ricky Gervais held his stinger in for the most part at this year's Golden Globes Awards. At least that's what the linked article indicates.

Having said that, you'll also note from the article that the evening was laced with penis jokes and the "F-bomb" on a few occasions. Am I surprised? No, I'm not. We've seen worse behavior at this and other awards shows in the past few years, and will probably see even worse as time marches on.

It would be interesting for me—if I could go back in time—to an Academy Awards dinner back when Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia deHavilland, Joan Fontaine, Norma Shearer, Kay Francis, William Powell and Myrna Loy reigned supreme. Somehow, I have a hunch things would have proceeded as the Golden Age displayed on camera—with class and elegance.

Seems like the new crowd could learn a bit from their predecessors.

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