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Ricky Gervais Makes Gay Scientologist Joke At Golden Globes (VIDEO)

Ricky Gervais promised he wouldn't get invited back to host the Golden Globes, and in his opening monologue Sunday night he did his best to court controversy.

"Also not nominated was 'I Love You Philip Morris,' Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual characters pretending to be gay," he said. "So the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then."

When the crowd started booing gasping, Ricky hedged his words.

"Probably," he said. "My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke. They're not here."

When The Advocate recently asked Carrie Fisher whether John Travolta had legal reason to demand Gawker remove a post suggesting he's gay, she said, "Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don't care. Look, I'm sorry that he's uncomfortable with it, and that's all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be."

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