There were rumors going around yesterday that British comedian Ricky Gervais was in talks to host the 2009 Academy Awards. Unfortunately, there is no truth to that rumor. A producer for the event insists that talks for the show haven’t even started yet.
He tells E! Online, "We haven't made one single phone call. There has been no reaching out."
Academy president, Sid Ganis, adds, "We haven't gotten that far yet. We're just not there yet."
Well, hopefully they will consider Gervais when they do being having their talks because he is hilarious.