The HFPA Is Loving All This Ricky Gervais Press

Yesterday, a member of the HFPA told Popeater that Ricky wouldn’t be invited to future Golden Globes. But if the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is pissed off at Ricky Gervais for insulting most of the attendees at the Golden Globes and then making fun of the HFPA president, then they sure have a funny way of showing it.

A statement issued by the Hollywood Foreign Press made it sound like they loved the show and the publicity that followed and would invite Ricky back in a heartbeat. They may even sweeten the deal with a handjob.

“We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far. The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we’ve ever had and we were pleased.”

HFPA president Philip Berk chalked it up to Ricky being Ricky. “He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.” Berk also claimed to not know what Ricky was going to say. “I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard was the same time you heard it,” Berk said. “When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.” Mm hmm. *Rolls eyes* If you re-watch the show, some of it even sound scripted like when Bruce Willis stumbled on his comeback.

Ricky Gervais even wrote on his site that he only made fun of the stars that he knew could take it.

Thanks to the twitterverse, the blogosphere, all the journos and the coolest stars for coming to my rescue.

It was heartwarming to realise I wasn’t losing my mind. Some reactions nearly had me believing I’d gone too far too. Nearly.

Can’t wait for the people who thought it was over the top to see my stand-up shows. F**k me, they will s**t themselves.

Oh, and fans, take this opportunity to tell the world about Karl Pilkington. Tweet about that fucking head now!

All new Ricky Gervais Show this Friday on HBO and An Idiot Abroad on Science Channel 22nd Jan.

A genuine thanks by the way for all your support.



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.

Yea, so the biggest joke of all was letting overly sensitive reporters believe celebrities were offended and then feeding them stories to fan the flames. I swear, you could tap some of these writers on the arm and they’d cry to mommy.

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