What’s this!!?? I thought the HFPA was pissed with Ricky Gervais for his controversial hosting of the Golden Globes?
After Ricky got the nation in a tizzy for his insult-laden hosting gig, everyone was quick to say Ricky would never host the Globes again. Including Ricky – who said “I think twice is enough.”
But looks like he might need to consider returning, because according to the comedian – the HFPA has already come knocking for next year!
“I did exactly what I went to do. Improve on last year’s and have a laugh. The response was staggering. It was discussed on every news channel and chat show for weeks,” Gervais wrote in a diary for Heat Magazine. “The ratings went 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 mor press for them, that’s for sure.”
For his part, Gervais didn’t ever seem to think he did anything wrong, saying that “being nice would be nauseating.”
“I’m not going to apologize for being true to myself,” he said. “My strategy is to make me laugh. If there’s anyone in the world like me, that’s a bonus.”
The HFPA obviously realizes that bad publicity is still publicity – and the Golden Globes remains the only award show worth watching, if you ask me. I think the rest of them are a total snooze fest.
New American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez said she was so afraid controversial Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais would make a mean crack about her, so she pulled him aside back stage to try to scare him.
“He’s very gutsy, it takes a lot of guts to get up there and make the comments he made and go for that type of comedy,” she tells Access Hollywood. “I’m sure in his mind it was all in good fun. But in the room, being in the room it was like, eek… Then, when I go backstage to present, I’m backstage with Alec [Baldwin], we’re about to walk out, and Ricky shows up. I say, ‘Listen! I will kill you, you understand, I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show… with a couple of bleep bleeps in there.”
In the end, he made a crack about her extravagant spending habits, but she said she didn’t mind it.
“I scared him,” Lopez later told Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “He was scary, though.”
Ricky Gervais, scandalous host of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, poses in nothing but a gold pair of undies given to him by fellow comedian and talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres.
DeGeneres posted the photos on Twitter with the caption “Please enjoy this photo of Ricky Gervais in my underwear.”
Ricky is definitely loving all the attention he’s getting this week over his controversial hosting gig. But according to Ricky – he doesn’t care if he’s asked back – he was never going to do it again anyway.
A smiling Gervais was weathering the storm in New York this morning — following his super-controversial statements at the awards show — when Ricky told TMZ, “I think twice is enough.”
After the photog mentioned that Ricky’s fellow comics seem to be standing by the performance — Gervais replied, “Well, it’s nice to be loved by your peers … they stick by you.”
I’m sorry, but the Hollywood Foreign Press is kind of coming off like a little bitch this morning. What do you expect is going to happen when you hire Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes? You expect friendly, PG-rated jokes? No! That’s not who he is, that’s not what he does! As I earlier reported, Ricky is definitely in the hot seat today – after his controversial hosting gig.
“This year, I went about right. If anyone was offended, then I don’t care,” Gervais told TVGuide.com. “For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It’s great,” Gervais told Deadline.com.
Rob Shuter of PopEater reports that one Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they put on and vote for the awards) told him that Gervais will not return as host — and won’t ever get nominated for a Golden Globe, either.
“Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure,” the HFPA member said. “For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization last night and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain.”
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk told The Hollywood Reporter that, “He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.”
And he had no idea what was coming.
“I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard was the same time you heard it,” Berk said. “When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.
In case you missed his monologue – you can watch it above!