Ricky Gervais knows Hollywood celebrities are nervous about his return as host of the Golden Globes. “No one wants to be the butt of a joke,” he told Conan O’Brien last night. They nearly escaped unscathed – Gervais initially turned down the return gig. But then “they said the magic words: “You can say what you want again.”

Gervais promises he won’t make jokes about things attendees “can’t help”  – only things they’ve done. “I’m not trying to ruin their night — I’m making jokes,” he explained. And, he had hoped to open with a self deprecating gag, but…