Monday, January 18, 2010

Macca at the Golden Globes

Last night at the Golden Globes, Paul came up short in the category of Best Original Song. "(I Want To) Come Home" lost out to "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)," written by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett. So it goes.

In other news from the evening, the show's irreverent host Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras, etc.) took aim at many of the Beautiful People in attendance and landed a solid blow on Sir Paul:

As Gervais introduced the Best Original Song category, for which Macca was nominated, he said: 'We actually came over on the same flight. I didn't get to speak to him because I was up the front in first class.

'He was behind me in coach. Saving money. He spent an awful lot last year.

The camera showed a stony-faced McCartney - who was at the show with his American socialite girlfriend, Nancy Shevell - as the crowd began to boo.

'I don't think we have to feel too sorry for him,' Gervais assured. 'He's doing alright.'

This must have been one of the jokes he said he'd omit from the live show but went ahead with anyway. Cheers to that. Gervais is too funny to be muzzled. And I'm confident that Paul has recovered.

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