Ricky Gervais Says He’s Been Asked to Host the Golden Globes Again [Update]


So maybe Judd Apatow was the only person actually offended by Ricky Gervais's hosting at the Golden Globes? Despite assurances from HFPA members in the immediate aftermath of Gervais's excoriating performance that he would never host again, and he had "crossed a line," Gervais has told the U.K.'s Heat magazine he's been asked back to host the Globes for a third year in a row. In the piece, which Gervais linked to on his own website, he says, "The ratings were up again and the organizers 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. You know me. Two seasons is enough." We commend the HFPA on this flip-flop: To keep things as interesting as they were this year, they either needed to ask back Gervais or make tequila shots mandatory for all attendees. UPDATE: Not so fast Gervais! Phil Berk, the president of the HFPA, says "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky." UPDATE x2: Now Gervais is clarifying that it was just NBC who asked him back. [Ricky Gervais]