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Ricky Gervais asked to host next year's Golden Globes?!

Feb. 1, 2011by:

While most viewers were pleased with the job Ricky Gervais did hosting this year's Golden Globes (75% of JoBlo.com readers polled felt he was "hilarious"), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was most definitely not. After the awards, HFPA President Philip Berk said, "He definitely crossed the line," while one anonymous HFPA member added, "Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure." Turns out that's not entirely true.

Yesterday Gervais posted an update to his blog that was a simple scan of a running diary he kept during Golden Globes week for a UK mag Heat World. At the end of his diary, Gervais said about the Globes, "The ratings went up again and the organizers asked me to consider a third year." So all that indignation was just a front? And once the ratings came in, the HFPA suddenly changed its tune? Keep in mind though, this is just Gervais speaking here at the HFPA hasn't commented on the matter.

UPDATE - When contacted to comment on the news, Berk says, "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back." So who do you believe?

As for whether Gervais actually will return, he's not leaving that up to speculation. "I don't think I should," he says. "I don't know what I could do better." With Gervais not returning it'll surely be a hard act to follow for whoever hosts the 2012 ceremony. Who do you think could handle the spotlight?

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12:13PM on 02/02/2011
Louie C.K.. He could probably rip them a couple of new ones =D
Louie C.K.. He could probably rip them a couple of new ones =D
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6:43AM on 02/02/2011
Gervais was the main reason for me to watch the globes this year. He did a more than great job! But I wouldn't want him to host the globes again next year, because it would just show how dishonest and false the outrage was. It would be like 'Hey we hated that he insulted the mighty holy Hollywood and that he showed us that we totally lack of humor and self reflection, but the viewing rates were high so get him back!'
Gervais was the main reason for me to watch the globes this year. He did a more than great job! But I wouldn't want him to host the globes again next year, because it would just show how dishonest and false the outrage was. It would be like 'Hey we hated that he insulted the mighty holy Hollywood and that he showed us that we totally lack of humor and self reflection, but the viewing rates were high so get him back!'
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11:01PM on 02/01/2011

Gervais Or Rob Downey

Seriously, Gervais did a damn good job at hosting the awards. If it's not him, it should be Robert Downey. People should learn to let loose a lil', and from what I see he'll be back for a third go-round. When the ratings are good, nothing else matters. So he put a dent in Angelina Jolie's ego...big deal. It's not like she's losing roles or money or anything.

And for the people below who are correcting Sampson's typos with so much enthusiasm, seriously, WTF is up with you people?!
Seriously, Gervais did a damn good job at hosting the awards. If it's not him, it should be Robert Downey. People should learn to let loose a lil', and from what I see he'll be back for a third go-round. When the ratings are good, nothing else matters. So he put a dent in Angelina Jolie's ego...big deal. It's not like she's losing roles or money or anything.

And for the people below who are correcting Sampson's typos with so much enthusiasm, seriously, WTF is up with you people?!
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10:29PM on 02/01/2011

Chelsea Handler.

I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but she's abrasive and the stars love being interviewed by her. She may make a good hostess. I would suggest Craig Ferguson, but I doubt his CBS contract would let him do an NBC event in this day and age.
I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but she's abrasive and the stars love being interviewed by her. She may make a good hostess. I would suggest Craig Ferguson, but I doubt his CBS contract would let him do an NBC event in this day and age.
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9:11PM on 02/01/2011
I believe Gervais... why would he make up the fact that the organizers of the show asked him to consider a 3rd year?? The HFPA head is just saying what he is saying so that they don't come off as desperate.

Kind of like when a guy asks out a girl, the girl says no, then the girl tells her friends about it, and in damage control the guy says "Ya right, why would I ask out that cow"!
I believe Gervais... why would he make up the fact that the organizers of the show asked him to consider a 3rd year?? The HFPA head is just saying what he is saying so that they don't come off as desperate.

Kind of like when a guy asks out a girl, the girl says no, then the girl tells her friends about it, and in damage control the guy says "Ya right, why would I ask out that cow"!
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8:56PM on 02/01/2011
He has nothing to apologize for. He was hilarious and Hollywood needs to start making more fun of itself.
He has nothing to apologize for. He was hilarious and Hollywood needs to start making more fun of itself.
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6:19PM on 02/01/2011
LOL. Sounds like he wasn't asked to come back and now he's making excuses not to come back like it's his idea and not theirs. I think it would be great if he came back and no stars showed up. Now THAT would be hilarious.
LOL. Sounds like he wasn't asked to come back and now he's making excuses not to come back like it's his idea and not theirs. I think it would be great if he came back and no stars showed up. Now THAT would be hilarious.
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7:26AM on 02/02/2011
LOL LOL LOL.

Yeh, however he did say during the show that he wasn't coming back after one of his harsh jokes if I recall correctly. Might have been for added comedy value but it's there.
LOL LOL LOL.

Yeh, however he did say during the show that he wasn't coming back after one of his harsh jokes if I recall correctly. Might have been for added comedy value but it's there.
2:38PM on 02/01/2011

It's really simple:

You want higher ratings? Go for Gervais. He's got great teeth.
You want higher ratings? Go for Gervais. He's got great teeth.
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1:08PM on 02/01/2011
THAT'S NOT ENTIRE TRUE!
THAT'S NOT ENTIRE TRUE!
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2:37PM on 02/01/2011
I thought the same
I thought the same
9:38AM on 02/02/2011
Now, now, guys, not everybody knows how to speak English correct.
Now, now, guys, not everybody knows how to speak English correct.
12:44PM on 02/01/2011
brilliant.
brilliant.
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12:35PM on 02/01/2011

I don't mean to toot my own horn, but...

I'm an hilarious host. Just see [link] for evidence. The come-out-of-nowhere surprise choice of myself would be brilliant.
I'm an hilarious host. Just see [link] for evidence. The come-out-of-nowhere surprise choice of myself would be brilliant.
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11:05AM on 02/01/2011
If he doesn't host, you might as well cancel the fucking ceremony.

BTW: Did anyone think it was strange he didn't say anything about Christian Bale? Personally, I found it FUCKING DISTRACTING!
If he doesn't host, you might as well cancel the fucking ceremony.

BTW: Did anyone think it was strange he didn't say anything about Christian Bale? Personally, I found it FUCKING DISTRACTING!
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7:50PM on 02/02/2011
Wasn't that from '09?
Wasn't that from '09?
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10:08AM on 02/01/2011
I hope he doesn't do as it'll be so difficult to top that one. Plus it'll be a big f-u to those tools saying they'll never have him back.
I hope he doesn't do as it'll be so difficult to top that one. Plus it'll be a big f-u to those tools saying they'll never have him back.
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9:58AM on 02/01/2011
He did a great job hosting. He was hilarious.

I think Robert Downey Jr. would make for a good host.
He did a great job hosting. He was hilarious.

I think Robert Downey Jr. would make for a good host.
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9:29AM on 02/01/2011

"That's not entire true."

Thank you, yet again, for not proofreading, Mr. Sampson.
Thank you, yet again, for not proofreading, Mr. Sampson.
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11:12AM on 02/01/2011
Is this your first time on the Internet? Or on a computer? Typos happen. Often. This is not fucking Oxford.
Is this your first time on the Internet? Or on a computer? Typos happen. Often. This is not fucking Oxford.
2:40PM on 02/01/2011
here come the thumbs down for some reason!
here come the thumbs down for some reason!
6:28PM on 02/01/2011
Do you have a mental disorder? You must have OCD or something, because you're the only one who cares enough to comment.
Do you have a mental disorder? You must have OCD or something, because you're the only one who cares enough to comment.
1:40PM on 02/02/2011
Deadly Sinner, we are a part of a public discourse. If you were talking to me on the street, would you say, "Well, that's not entire true, Roy."?

Fact of the matter is, your lazy ass still thinks the internet is a proper place to take a shit.
Deadly Sinner, we are a part of a public discourse. If you were talking to me on the street, would you say, "Well, that's not entire true, Roy."?

Fact of the matter is, your lazy ass still thinks the internet is a proper place to take a shit.
9:24AM on 02/01/2011
Well here's ONE person who won't tune in if that's the case.
Well here's ONE person who won't tune in if that's the case.
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10:04AM on 02/01/2011
Everybody! 3, 2, 1 - Awwww!
Everybody! 3, 2, 1 - Awwww!
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