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Jennifer Lopez Threatened Ricky Gervais Backstage at Golden Globes

She says she confronted the host "with a couple of bleep bleeps" so he wouldn't make any embarrassing cracks about her.

New American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez said she was so afraid controversial Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais would make a mean crack about her, so she pulled him aside back stage to try to scare him.

"He's very gutsy, it takes a lot of guts to get up there and make the comments he made and go for that type of comedy," she tells Access Hollywood. "I'm sure in his mind it was all in good fun. But in the room, being in the room it was like, eek... Then, when I go backstage to present, I'm backstage with Alec [Baldwin], we're about to walk out, and Ricky shows up. I say, 'Listen! I will kill you, you understand, I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show... with a couple of bleep bleeps in there."   In the end, he made a crack about her extravagant spending habits, but she said she didn't mind it.   "I scared him," Lopez later told Ellen DeGeneres on her show. "He was scary, though."