Apparently Ricky Gervais wasn't too offensive at the Golden Globes earlier this year, because the New York Post claims that the hilarious Brit’s been asked back.
As the host of this year's Globes ceremony, Gervais let loose on Hollywood with some harsh jokes, but in the end, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association enjoyed the program.
The organization said in a statement in January that the "HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks," although they did add, "We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material."
It's not the first time it's been rumored that the awards show was interested in having Gervais back, and according to the Post, the HFPA may have asked Ricky back for a third year as master of ceremonies.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that a deal may have gone down, noting that Gervais attended a business dinner in Paris with NBC exec Douglas Vaughn, and HFPA president Aida Takla-O'Reilly.
Gervais himself tweeted the Post piece, writing, "Ooooooh! The plot thickens... Thoughts?"
The Golden Globes will air on NBC on January 15. Do you want Ricky back?
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Me too!! I love Ricki Gervais!
Yea, this Gervais guy was offending orphans, disabled people, and molested children.
Oh wait, he was "offending" some very wealthy people who should be able to take it.
Ricky Gervais is not funny! What about Tina Fey or Seth Meyers?
Gervais was brilliant!! BRING HIM BACK!!!
I thought Ricky was the funniest host they've had in years....he was honest and said things most people who say as a joke to each other. These people who don't think he was funny are just too thin skinned....and by the way...Don Rickles was (is) NOT funny...and even meaner.
Time to remove the tin foil hat and get back on your meds.....sheesh!
Gervais IS NOT funny. All he did was insult people. At least when Don Rickles insults people he's funny.
Ricky was totally boring. Nothing was funny it was all overworked. Noe if you want a comic comic who the public loves call Don Rickles
Agree that Obama is making strides to lower the status of whites.
Of all the out of work comedians in the world, you pick Gervais. Wait a few days and some of the Republican candidates for president will be available for the gig. Now that's a real clown car of fools for you to choose from. Any one of them funnier than Lil Ricky. You know I speak the truth.
Oh yeah, a lot of truth coming from the 12 year old kid behind a laptop. good job kid! :-)
Comedy requires wit & intelligence. The current field of candidates don't meet that criteria.
yes please..hollywood needs to lighten up and take a joke.
I hope they dont let him host it again. Will everyone stop pretending that saying hateful remarks to celebrities at awards shows is cool? Its not. His act was boring and akward. Move on Golden Globes, we've seen it already.
Am not. I am tricia this afternoon. You monkey dooodooooeater.
Lol..sorry scare face. Not falling -4- it.
@Abraham..lol. Hold him tight baby and don't let that dream luver get away.
It's hard imagine anyone else doing it now, and as amazing as it would be for him to do it again I reckon he will stick to his word and turn it down. Hopefully in favour of the live internet commentary.
I wasn't impressed with him; sure do hope they will get someone else this year. All these award shows need to tone down their language and inuendos as they are getting way out of hand. If he emcees this year, I plan to hit the change channel button.
I want to hit the change channel button on you
Ricky wa the homecoming queen when he was in school.
Not me. I think he is dreamy. I want to smooch with him.
I didn't see one thing wrong with what Ricky said at the Globes last year. I was planning on listening to him in real time comment as the Globes aired in 2012 as he stated he was going to do. If he ends up hosting, I'll be watching.
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