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Gervais to Piers: I'm Not Sorry for Anything

It was tamer than it could have been ...
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2011 3:43 AM CST
Updated Jan 21, 2011 4:45 AM CST

(Newser) – A defiant Ricky Gervais said he's not sorry "for anything" related to his celebrity-dig-packed night as host of the Golden Globes. "If they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me," he told Piers Morgan last night. "I don't think I did anything wrong. Those were, like, jibes at these people, and I'm sure they've got a sense of humor." Case in point: Johnny Depp. Says Gervais, "Do you really think he hasn't seen the press about The Tourist? Do you really think he's hurt that I didn't like The Tourist?"

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It never occurred to him to go on stage "and not talk about the issues in their industry," he added. "I've got to be an outsider there. I mustn't come out as everyone's mate and schmooze. That's nauseating. I've got to roast them." Turns out the audience might not have seen Gervais at his worst. "I was going to come out dressed as Adolf Hitler," he told Conan O'Brien before the Globes. "Get to the podium, let it die down, and go, 'Too much?' And then, I wanted to look in the crowd and go, 'That's the wrong crowd.' And then I was gonna say, 'That's the last time I borrow a suit from Mel Gibson.'" But he was kidding ... right?
(Read more Golden Globes stories.)

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