Golden Globes President Says 'No Truth' To Ricky Gervais Returning As Host

Host Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom in Beverly Hills on January 16, 2011 Host Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom in Beverly Hills on January 16, 2011

Ricky Gervais has not been asked to host the Golden Globes Awards for a third time, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President.

Despite a column for Heat magazine (which Ricky posted on his blog), where the British funnyman claimed he’d been asked to “consider a third year” as host of the Golden Globes, Phil Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, told Access Hollywood otherwise.

“There is no truth to this rumor,” Berk said in a statement to Access on Tuesday. “We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.”

The actor came under fire following his recent stint — the second of back-to-back years — as host of the show after he lambasted a slew of Hollywood stars, including Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner, Tim Allen, Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Bruce Willis and Berk himself.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, following the Globes, Berk issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying, “He definitely crossed the line and some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.”

However, the actor had his own take on the situation, telling Access after the show, “Everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great.”

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