Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes again

By Robert Kirchgassner,
Comedian Ricky Gervais made an appearance at the Late Show with David Letterman on August 2 2011 in New York City

Comedian Ricky Gervais has been asked to host the Golden Globes for a third time.

Rumors of his return as the show’s master of ceremonies emerged when he was spotted having dinner recently with Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Aida Takla-O'Reilly and NBC's Doug Vaughan in Paris.

At last year’s ceremony, Gervais targeted stars such as Robert Downey Jr., for his substance abuse and Charlie Sheen for his public meltdown, which led to his firing from his show Two and a Half Men.

"This year, I went about right. If anyone was offended, then I don't care," Gervais later said. He even wrote on his blog saying that celebrities he poked fun at were not angry the way the public said they were.

“He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable,” Philip Berk of the HFPA said after last year’s awards. “But that's Ricky... I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard was the same time you heard it. When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected."

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