How do you top Ricky Gervais as the host of the Golden Globes Awards? If you’re the Oscars, you recruit Eddie Murphy. And if you’re the Golden Globes… well, maybe you call that rascal Gervais again. The New York Post‘s Page 6 spied Gervais dining with an NBC exec and the top HFPA official and concluded Gervais is back on the Globes’ radar. The British star immediately tweeted the Page 6 item, with the note, “Ooooooh! The plot thickens.”
Gervais did nothing to dampen speculation, telling EW through his manager, “Last time I said I was in talks to host again, everyone said I was lying. So I’m saying nothing.”
That doesn’t sound like “nothing”! Not everyone in Hollywood would welcome Gervais’ brand of irreverent humor back. But his return would certainly boost ratings, as audiences would tune in simply to see what he’d say this time.