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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Hollywood Foreign Press is apologizing on behalf of Ricky Gervais, saying the British comedian went too far while hosting the Golden Globe awards Sunday night.

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Gervais had a take-no-prisoners approach, which at times seemed more like a roast than an awards program.

“It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking, or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast,” Gervais told the audience at the beginning of the show.

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Gervais also quipped that he was sure the award for special effects would go to the team who airbrushed the movie poster for “Sex and the City 2″.

“He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable,” Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, told the Hollywood Reporter.

Berk wouldn’t comment on whether Gervais will be back next year, but Gervais says he probably won’t return.

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