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Ricky Gervais Won’t Watch the Oscars

Despite crafting a mock-monologue for James Franco and Anne Hathaway to use at the Oscars, Ricky Gervais won't be watching the ceremony, he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I am forbidden to work on The Sabbath," wrote the notorious atheist. "I pleaded with my Bishop 'But surely watching The Oscars counts as pleasure.' My Bishop replied 'Then you are a bigger cunt than you look my son.'" Ah, Ricky. Meanwhile, E! decided to show Francaway the Gervais-penned bit — "He did his award show and he bombed. Why is he trying to get in on ours?" groused Franco — and though Hathaway said, "I would like to point out that Ricky Gervais has written all of the jokes for James," Franco eventually came around: "I'll use some of these lines. Thanks, Ricky." [HR, E!]