Ricky Gervais Makes Dig About Mel Gibson's Drinking

Celebrity News Jan. 17, 2010 AT 10:37PM
Ricky Gervais Makes Dig About Mel Gibson's Drinking Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal; JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Ricky Gervais turned his hosting gig at the Golden Globe Awards into a mini-roast of Mel Gibson!

Gervais, 48, drank a glass of beer on stage and admitted to the audience that he had already "had a couple" pints.

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"I'm not going to lie to you, I hope I've not offended anyone -- It's not my fault," he said before pointing to his beer. "I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson!"

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The British comedian's crack drew laughter and gasps from the likes of Diane Kruger, Fergie and Josh Duhamel.

Gibson -- who was charged with drunk driving in 2006 -- took the jab in stride. As the actor, 54, came out to present the award for Best Director, he laughed it off, pretended to slur his words and made a joke of his own.

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"I'm here to talk about Inglourious Basterds," he said. "Or as actors like to call them, directors!"


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