I looked in at the rehearsals for this year's Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was interested to see Ricky Gervais, who will host the show, prowling around the tables, inspecting the cardboard cutouts bearing the names of the stars who will fill the seats at the show.
Checking out where his targets--sorry, subjects---will be sitting? Preparing his ammunition?
Ricky, whose comments last year about some of the star guests were greeted with hilarity in some quarters but went down like lead balloons in others, isn't saying.
"All I'm saying is nobody knows what I'll be saying," he said enigmatically.