I just saw some of the shows highlights and damnnnnnn. He pulled no punches. I doubt he ever hosts anything ever again.
one word - ratings. if he did host anything again he would draw a crowd.
the funny thing is some of these reporters don't seem to be aware that he is still numero uno in britain, whatever happens to his career in the US won't effect what he does in the UK. these knee-jerk reactions to his performance have really made me laugh, once the immediate sting wears off people will start praising or at least be indifferent to what he did but right now they've taken the uncertain and guarded approach.
Yesterday, the Internet exploded with breathless reports of Ricky Gervais going “too far” as the host of The 68th Annual Golden Globes despite being hilarious and pissing on these people to their faces. He was supposedly canned mid-show and banned from future broadcasts after hurting Hollywood’s fee-fees. Turns out, absolutely none of that happened and the entire show went as planned.
"Obviously the rumour that the organizers stopped me going out on stage for an hour is rubbish. I did every link I was scheduled to do. The reason why the gaps were uneven is because when I got the rundown I was allowed to choose who I presented to. I obviously chose the spots that I had the best gags for. They couldn’t move around the order but I could move around however I wanted.
All the same conspiracy theories as last year too… “So and so was offended”… “hasn’t been invited back yet”… exactly the same as last time. “Paul McCartney was furious”… no he wasn’t. And nor was Tim Allen and Tom Hanks. I was drinking with them after.
Why do people have to embellish? They’re allowed to say they hated it. They’re allowed to say they didn’t find it funny, that it was tasteless, over the top, or whatever. But why do they speculate and make stuff up?
Don’t worry, I know the answer. Because it’s more interesting than “it went fine and some people won some awards and then went to a party”. But that’s all that happened."
he's more interesting now. fukc the hollywood foreign press.