Geez! People love stirring the pot, don't they.
Alright, listen up all of you, because we really don't want to have to say this again. Though rumors have started to spread AGAIN that Ricky Gervais has been asked to return as host for the Golden Globes next year, the truth of the matter is he hasn't and Ricky himself has made it very clear that he hasn't.
But some people are having a bit of trouble reading these days. Someone took this post on his blog as a confirmation that he had, when he was really saying he hadn't! Confused? Let us show you what we mean. This is from a blog post Ricky put up yesterday:
"The TV show organisers said they were happy with everything and asked me to not rule out a third gig. However, it is not entirely up to them. The Hollywood Foreign Press and various other committees need to meet and agree. I have no idea if they want me back again. It depends whether they care about fifty delicate egos in the room or the 200 million people watching at home who want a laugh. Also, even if they did want me back, at the moment I'm pretty sure I shouldn't do it. But I'll tell you this. If they do invite me back and I accept, I'm going to pull exactly the same shit again or even worse.
Once again, everyone has been warned."
Did you read that? Good. Did you read it carefully? Great. Then you see, don't you, that he's saying that NBC, not the HFPA, don't want him to rule out hosting again next year. This was not a formal invitation. Nothing is set in stone. Nothing!
Need it spelled out clearer for you? Not a problem. This comes straight from one of Ricky's reps:
"Ricky is horrified that people think that he had said the HFPA had requested him back. He never said this. He said that the show's organisers, in this case - NBC, called him and said he should not rule out a return for a third time. Ricky at no point mentioned this was the HFPA and called Philip Berk earlier today to explain this to him."
See all the trouble this is causing? Such a mess!
So, to sum up, and hopefully for the last time: Ricky Gervais not hosting next year's Golden Globes.
Can we move on now? Isn't anyone interested in the Oscars???
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Tags: controversy, golden globes, hollywood foreign press association, nbc