It hasn’t even been a month since the Golden Globes, and people are already buzzing about next year’s. Host Ricky Gervais rocked the awards show with an endless stream of “Oh no you didn’t”s, even acknowledging the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation’s bribery scandal and implying The Tourist may have taken part. The Golden Globes’ apologized for Gervais, who said he’d never host again anyway. Then word got out that the Globes wanted Gervais back after the backlash turned out to be nothing.
Turns out some clarification is necessary, because the HFPA dismissed Gervais’ claim (“Nice try, Ricky.”). The Office mastermind now says that, while the people who live off of the Globes are still pissed off, the network that airs him would love him to return. “At no point did I talk to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said Gervais, claiming it was a NBC executive who buttered him up. “It depends whether they care about fifty delicate egos in the room or the 200 million people watching at home who want a laugh…If they do invite me back and I accept, I’m going to pull exactly the same s— again or even worse.” We say screw the Globes and find a more credible show to host.
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