one last time
November 12, 2019

One last Ricky Gervais celebrity roast has been set for the 2020 Golden Globes.

The comedian has been announced as the host of next year's show honoring the best of film and television, returning for his record fifth time. But this will supposedly be it for him, with Gervais saying in a statement it's "the very last time I'm doing this, which could make for a fun evening," per Deadline.

During his first four ceremonies, Gervais was known for spending much of his time on stage brutally roasting celebrities, from making fun of Johnny Depp's widely-panned but surprisingly still nominated movie The Tourist to Depp's face, to introducing Mel Gibson by saying, "I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson."

Gervais hosted three years in a row from 2010 to 2012, subsequently returning in 2016. If even the most recent show was any indication, expect plenty of buttons to be pushed this year. In 2016, one of Gervais' first monologue jokes was, "I'm gonna be nice tonight. I've changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously."

Anyone being selected to host the Golden Globes at all is also notable, as some wondered whether the show would forgo an emcee after the Academy Awards did so this year to great success. But the Golden Globes has decided not to follow suit, perhaps taking note of this year's disastrous host-less Emmys. Between Gervais as host and likely nominations for Joker, the takes should be plenty hot when the show airs on Jan. 5. Brendan Morrow

May 20, 2019

Thought Game of Thrones was going to go out without leaving one last modern beverage in a scene? Think again.

After a coffee cup was spotted in an earlier episode of the eighth season, fans once again found an out-of-place drink in the show's series finale. During one of the episode's most crucial scenes, a plastic water bottle can be seen near Samwell Tarly's foot — although at least this one is slightly more hidden than the coffee cup was.

Minutes later, what looks to be another plastic water bottle can also be seen nearby Davos Seaworth, apparently giving us not one but two beverage bloopers in a single scene.

After the now infamous coffee cup gaffe, HBO released a joking statement saying it was a mistake because "Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea." The network was quick to correct the error, though, and by Tuesday morning, the cup had been scrubbed from the scene. An art director for the show told Variety the situation was "so blown out of proportion" because such a mistake "has not happened with Thrones so far."

Little did we know it wouldn't even be the last time this season. Then again, this scene did occur immediately following a time jump, so perhaps the frantically-paced final season merely skipped over the introduction of plastic water bottles into Westeros. And given the fierce debate the divisive final episode has already sparked, a drink of water may be much needed for everyone involved. Brendan Morrow

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