RICKY GERVAIS’S chances of hosting the Golden Globes again took a dive today when Globes’ bosses said he had “crossed the line” with his spikey introductions.

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Stars including Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr (pictured), Angelina Jolie and “some famous Scientologists” felt the sharp end of Gervais’s tongue during the award ceremony this week and now the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – which runs the event – has hit back.

“He definitely crossed the line, and some of the things were totally unacceptable,” Phillip Berk, HFPA president, told The Hollywood Reporter.

“Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones.”

Gervais himself appears to accept that his performance has made him persona non grata at any future Globes evening.

“I probably won’t be here next year,” he said.

Some of Ricky Gervais’s Film Star Funnies:

Robert Downey Jr

“Many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail.”

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie

“I’d like to quash the rumours that the only reason The Tourist was nominated was so that the Hollywood Foreign Press can hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. That is rubbish. That’s not the only reason: they also accepted bribes.”

“It was a big year for 3D movies. Toy Story, Despicable Me, Tron. It seems like everything this year was three-dimensional, except the characters in The Tourist. I already feel bad about that joke. I’m jumping on the bandwagon, because I haven’t even seen The Tourist. Who has?

“some famous Scientologists”

“I Love You Phillip Morris stars Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor – two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. So, the complete opposite of some famous scientologists. Probably. My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke.”