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Tuesday January 18, 2011 11:43 am

Did Ricky Gervais Go Too Far at the Golden Globes?

“He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable,” Philip Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, made a statement regarding Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais. The comedian, predictably, made jokes about Hollywood’s actors and the event itself -- sparking many groans and much laughter.

“But that’s Ricky,” the president added. “Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press [who hosts the Golden Globes] condones.”

“I had no idea what Ricky was going to say, so anything I heard was the same time you heard it. When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.”

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But, that’s just what they wanted. In another statement, the HFPA confirmed that they “loved the show.”

“It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking," the statement continued.

Gervais has also spoken out about his hosting stint, saying “Everyone took it well, and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great.”

Since the Globes scored their biggest audience ever with 17 million viewers, it’s a safe bet that Gervais will be asked to host again -- snarky comments and all. If we’re lucky, that is.



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