Ricky Gervais NOT Asked to Host Golden Globes Again

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By Michael Lewittes

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Earlier today, a number of outlets reported that Ricky Gervais, who caused a stir with his controversial jokes at the recent Golden Globes, had been asked to consider hosting the awards show again.

That’s because Gervais wrote in a piece for Heat magazine, “The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. I don’t think I should. I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure.”

Well, the ratings did go up and he probably couldn’t garner more press, but he was never asked to consider hosting for a third time. What a shame.

Philip Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the group responsible for putting on the Golden Globes), denies asking Gervais back. In a statement sent to Gossip Cop, Berk says flat out, “There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.”

Previously, Berk said some of Gervais’s jokes during his opening monologue “definitely crossed the line” and were “totally unacceptable.” But that just comes with the nature of Gervais, right? Would you have liked Gervais to host the Globes a third time?

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