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Yes, Ricky Gervais is Coming Back to Host the Golden Globes Again!

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November 16, 2011

Ricky Gervais

Rumors having been floating around for awhile now, but The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made the official announcement that British comedian, Ricky Gervais, creator of such stellar series as "The Office" and "Extras," and star of underrated comedies like Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying, will be coming back to host the 69th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony yet again on January 15th, 2012. The comedian stirred up a bit of controversy last year with some his jokes, and after taking some heat in the press, Gervais didn't think he would like to come back to host again, but here we are! More below!

For those who think Gervais went too far, maybe this will help change your mind:

That's a clip of Johnny Depp guest starring on Gervais' British comedy series "Life's Too Short," which follows Warwick Davis (Return of the Jedi, Willow) playing a fictionalized version of himself, one of Britain's pre-eminent dwarf actors. It is an observational comedy following Warwick's day-to-day frustrations, especially in the entertainment industry. As you can see, Depp, who was hit pretty hard at last year's ceremony, hasn't taken Gervais' one-liners to heart, and if he can let bygones be bygones, then everyone else needs to calm down and let Gervais do his thing. The 69th annual Golden Globes will air Sunday, January 15th next year on NBC. Happy to have Ricky Gervais back to host?

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

Hopefully he won't try as hard to be "controversial".

Xerxexx on Nov 16, 2011

2

Why? It was funny.

WMDimes on Nov 17, 2011

3

I thought he tried way to hard to poke at Hollyweird...it wasn't subtle enough,

Xerxexx on Nov 17, 2011

4

I'd like to see even more outrageously insulting tirades from him about everyone in Hollywood. It will be his 3rd time hosting the event and I would like to see him co-hosting with another comedian to bounce off each other and make it more interesting. It could also be him passing the baton to a younger comedian and set up a new comedian host who can return and who is a Ricky Gervais level player.

Wiktoria on Nov 16, 2011

5

DVR Globes... FF every time Gervais speaks.

Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011

6

Would like him to go after Keira Knightly and Kristen Stewart, two of the most obnoxious women in hollywood.

What on Nov 16, 2011

7

What has Knightely done?

Xerxexx on Nov 16, 2011

8

What has Stewart done?

LumpySpacePrincess on Nov 17, 2011

9

Besides Twilight...I don't have a problem with her.

Xerxexx on Nov 18, 2011

10

Perfect, I will actually watch the Golden Globes now. People need to learn not to take themselves so seriously. It's really sad how some people can't just laugh at themselves for a second and move on. Bring it on Ricky!

BuckyFromKentucky on Nov 16, 2011

11

Yeah, that's easy for people to say that DON'T have children with Down's Syndrome.......I suppose you think pedophile jokes are funny too?

LumpySpacePrincess on Nov 17, 2011

12

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I must say it again..... YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I need a cigarette now..

Came on Nov 16, 2011

13

His last years controversy was good publicity for the Globes and the network, whether or not a few celebrity ego's were hurt! It's about the money people, not integrity or taste!

Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011

14

I really dislike him and I don't think he's funny.

Davide Coppola on Nov 17, 2011

15

Watch him on the British, "The Office", you'll hate him even more.

LumpySpacePrincess on Nov 17, 2011

16

I love Gervais so this is great news because now we'll have a host not worried about being politically correct and therefore some major shock and awe is imminent. 

peloquin on Nov 17, 2011

17

Oh please, he couldn't be more boring and obnoxious.

LumpySpacePrincess on Nov 17, 2011

18

I rather watch him than Billy Crystal.

Posthuman on Nov 17, 2011

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