My pal Theo Kingma, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and I met up with
Ricky Gervais while we were in London.
Ricky popped into Soho's Groucho Club for a drink with us on his way to film the season-ending episode of his TV series Derek.
We have known Ricky since he first hosted the Golden Globes back in 2010 when his jokes upset several star guests, including John Travolta, Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson.
"It was all in fun," he told us over a couple of glasses of wine at the bar. "I never meant to hurt anybody because I like all those people. I never make fun of anyone in a malicious way."
There's a possibility Ricky could be back at the Globes in January as a recipient if he and his Derek series are nominated for awards in the TV comedy category.