Jodie Foster Brings Sons Into Limelight at Golden Globes Ceremony

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Oscar winner Jodie Foster may have received one of host Ricky Gervais' most uncouth comments at this year's Golden Globes ceremony, but the real buzz was about the actress and director's dates - her two rarely seen sons.

Foster's two boys Charlie, 13 and Kit, 10, were with their mom, who was nominated for a Best Actress gong for her role in Roman Polanski's "Carnage," when Gervais dug into her, making a thinly-veiled allusion to the intensely private actress' sexuality.

"I musn't mention Mel Gibson this year," Gervais said from the podium during his opening monologue. "Not his private life, not his politics, not his recent films, and especially not Jodie Foster's 'Beaver.' I haven't seen it myself," he said - at which point Foster grinned and gave a thumbs up at the mention of her film, which was a box office flop.

After a beat, Gervais said: "I've spoken for a lot of guys here, they haven't seen it either. But that doesn't mean it's not any good."

Foster at that point did not look entirely pleased. Her boys, however, seemed to be laughing along and in good spirits.

The actress, who won two best actress Academy Awards for "The Accused" and "The Silence of the Lambs," has never revealed who fathered her two boys.

Rarely has Foster, 49, brought the two out in public, but she seemed to be showing them off at Sunday night's ceremony, posing for the cameras with the smiling boys throughout the ceremony and later at the Sony after party.

Foster has always been famously private about her personal life, but her relationship with film producer Cydney Bernard was revealed at the Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment event in 2007, when while accepting an award, Foster referred to the producer saying, 'My beautiful Cydney, who sticks with me through the rotten and the bliss.'


Foster reacts to Gervais' initial gag.

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Foster suddenly looks a little displeased.