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Golden Globes to Ricky Gervais: No, you're not invited back

February 1, 2011 | 12:30 pm

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. says there is "no truth" to Ricky Gervais' recent claim that he was invited to return as the host of the Golden Globes next year, but turned it down.

HFPA President Phil Berk says, "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky."

Writing in Britain's Heat magazine, Gervais said, "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. You know me. Two seasons is enough. 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."

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo credit: Paul Drinkwater / NBC