Ricky GervaisYesterday, it was reported that Ricky Gervais revealed he has been asked to present the Golden Globes next year. But the actor and comedian was unsure if he would accept or reject the offer of hosting the awards show for a third time in a row.

But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) issued a statement denying that they had invited Gervais to host the Golden Globes next year.

UsMagazine.com reports that association president Philip Berk was quoted in the statement saying, "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky."

Gervais took to his blog where he clarified his earlier revelation, "You may also have read that I am hosting next year's Golden Globes. This is not true. Not yet anyway."