February 1st, 2011
10:50 AM ET
Update 2/1/2011 5:45 p.m.: Well, at least there's one thing both the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Ricky Gervais agree on, and that would be the slim to no chance he'll return to host the Golden Globes. The HFPA's president Philip Berk told CNN in a statement that they haven't put in a request for another round with Ricky.
"There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back," Berk said. "Nice try, Ricky."
But earlier, according to Gervais, the organizers asked him to return as host of the awards ceremony next year.
The Brit funnyman tells the U.K.'s Heat magazine, "The ratings went up again, and the organizers asked me to consider a third year. (But) 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."
He's not joking. Gervais made headlines for his barbed humor, in which he skewered Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's film "The Tourist"; gay celebrities and Scientology; and troubled stars like Robert Downey Jr. and Charlie Sheen.
"It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking," he said in the show's open. "Or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast."
Gervais tells Heat, "'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. The weird thing is, the question is always, 'Did Ricky go too far?' And the answer is always, 'No.' I have yet to find anyone who was actually offended by it."
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