Golden Globes to Ricky Gervais: We Don't Want You Back!

Entertainment Feb. 1, 2011 AT 7:16PM
Golden Globes to Ricky Gervais: We Don't Want You Back! Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Looks like the joke is on Ricky Gervais.

After the British comic claimed he was asked to consider hosting the Golden Globes for the third year in a row, a spokesperson for the awards show says Gervais isn't welcome back in 2012.

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"There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky," Philip Berk, president of the Golden Globes, said in a statement.

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During his opening monologue at the January 16 bash, Gervais, 49, ruthlessly mocked Charlie Sheen, Angelina Jolie, Ashton Kutcher, John Travolta and others in the audience.

Though his razor-sharp barbs weren't well-received by most of the celebs in attendance, Gervais still stands by his controversial sense of humor.

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"I did exactly what I went to do...The response was staggering," he tells Heat magazine. "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 [my jokes]."

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