ON YOUR RADAR: 25 Most Memorable TV Moments Of 2010

Ricky Gervais Mocks Mel Gibson — Not Once But Twice

Comedian Ricky Gervais razzed actor Mel Gibson at two separate award shows this year, the Golden Globes and the Emmys.

At the Globes in February, Gervais introduced the Lethal Weapon star by saying he likes to have a drink as much as the next guy — unless the next guy is Mel Gibson. Gibson then walked out (for the last time?) to a rousing ovation.

Then in July, we broke the world exclusive of Mel’s tirades towards his baby’s mother, Oksana Grigorieva, and the tone of the joke changed for August’s Emmy awards: Gervais said he wasn’t going to work dirty because the alcohol wasn’t as free-flowing backstage as opposed to other shows, then wondered aloud which of the Hollywood bad boys Emmy organizers could be most afraid of getting drunk and disorderly at the show.

“There’s no one scary here, really,” he said. “Nobody’s going to go mental. There are no tough guys. No Russell Crowe, he wouldn’t be seen dead here, its TV. Kiefer [Sutherland’s] got a couple of miles to go before he gets messy, as well.

“Mel Gibson?!? No. I’m not gonna have a go at him. He’s been through a lot. Not as much as the Jews, to be fair,” he said.


Obama Goes On The View; Talks About His iPod, Lindsay Lohan & Daughters

President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a daytime talk show when he appeared on The View this summer, showing the ladies of ABC’s daytime talk panel what’s on his pop culture radar.

“I’ve got to admit I don’t know who Snooki is,” Mr. Obama said, though he admitted, “I knew Lindsay was in jail.”

The president said he’s not a Twitter user, but loves his iPod, and has music by Jay-Z, Frank Sinatra and Maria Callas in it.

“I do not have Justin Bieber on there,” he joked.


Kanye West Apologizes To George Bush After Racism Charge

It took five years, but Kanye West apologized to former President George W. Bush over his 2005 crack that the Texan was “a racist” because of his uninspired reaction to Hurricane Katrina.

“I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration that I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist,” the Heartless singer said. “I want to get the exact perfect wording … I’m here to man up for different mistakes that I made … I came here to say I made mistakes, and I’ve grown as a person. I did not have enough information in that situation to call him a racist.”

West said he was empathetic to Bush because he himself was branded a racist after crashing the stage during Taylor Swift‘s VMA acceptance speech in 2009.


Pants On The Ground: American Idol’s General Larry Platt Becomes Overnight Star

When General Larry Platt, 62, auditioned for American Idol, who knew it would start such a pop culture sensation?

The Atlanta-based crooner got in front of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara Dioguardi, and sang a song called “Pants on the Ground,” a catchy jingle that had all of America humming for weeks.

“Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground…”


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