Shortly after his controversial second turn as host of the Golden Globes last January, Ricky Gervais proclaimed that he shouldn’t and wouldn’t do it again. Now he is doing it, mainly to “shut up all those fucking idiots who said that I’d never be invited back,” he wrote on his blog. And his third stint will “definitely” be his last. Or so he says. Here is Gervais’ post:
So it looks like I’m hosting The Golden Globes for a third and definitely final time.
It was a tough decision to be honest. There were many pros and cons. I loved doing it, but I was worried that I couldn’t improve on last year. I’m in LA anyway as I’m launching Life’s Too Short on HBO. But then I didn’t want the Globes to overshadow the series. I knew some people would be uncomfortable with me being host. (This was a pro by the way.)
What actually tipped the balance and made me say yes, was the fact that it would shut up all those fucking idiots who said that I’d never be invited back. Is that the wrong reason to do something? Ha ha. I think it is. (more…)