The word is he will not only NOT be invited back to host the Golden Globes next year.  But insiders say Ricky Gervais will be BANNED from future hosting duties.  He was conspiciously absent for an hour of the Sunday Golden Globes show, but Ricky says it had nothing to do with organizers pulling him out of the program.

On The View yesterday the ladies talked about when you are asked to host a show like the Golden Globes you know what kind of host you are inviting on that stage.  That's his schtick!  Was it mean spirited.  I think so.  Was it salacious.  Yes.  Could have people been hurt or offended.  Most certainly.  But then again, the Golden Globes knew exactly who they asked to host! 

Ricky Gervais defends himself...