As Hollywood begins to pick up the pieces the true cost of Hurricane Gervais is starting to emerge, following his huge trail of devastation across Tinseltown at the weekend. Honestly, what the hell is going on over there? They hired a comedian who has built his entire career on personal jibes and acerbic wit and now their noses are out of joint because he landed a few punchlines which they deemed offensive. Let’s not kid ourselves it was the Scientology based joke which has annoyed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, (HFPA), and they’ve went to great effort to distance themselves from that remark.
According to The Hollywood Reporter HFPA president Phillip Berk, (who was targeted by Ricky last year at the Golden Globes), said that he had no idea what Gervais was going to say:
“He definitely crossed the line and some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky. Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones.”
But it seems that the HFPA feel they were humiliated on Sunday night and according to celebrity website Popeater Ricky’s chances of ever winning a Golden Globe are now doomed and that he definitely won’t be invited back to resume hosting duties ever again. Mmmm we wonder if he’ll even give a shit?