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Ricky Gervais rips 'artless' H'wood

New York Post 01/13/2012 18:24
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Ricky Gervais seems ready to give Hollywood an even worse scorching this Sunday when he hosts the Golden Globes against the backdrop of Occupy Wall Street.

“They’re the wealthiest, most privileged people in the world,” the comic says of Hollywood’s A-list in an upcoming Esquire interview. “Offense is taken, not given.”

Gearing up for his third time as host, Gervais adds, “Imagine if I had gone out there and said, ‘We’re all in the same gang. Aren’t we brilliant? Us millionaires together’ . . . I’m not a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I’m a wolf in wolf’s clothing.”

Gervais’ skewering of stars last year had one of his targets, Robert Downey Jr., calling the show, “hugely mean-spirited, with mildly sinister undertones.” Prime Gervais victims this time around could include Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and any presenters and winners crossing the stage.

“There was a Roman emperor who hired someone to whisper, ‘You’re just a man,’ in his ear as he walked around the crowds,” Gervais says of Hollywood hubris. “Just to remind him, because he knew if everyone tells you, you’re a god, then you are. And so he hired someone to say, ‘You’re just a man.’ ”