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Gervais is back hosting Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais will return to host the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10 in Los Angeles. The controversial British comedian has hosted three times before and once vowed never to host again. After the announcement, Gervais tweeted: “It’s a good job (when) I’m drunk. Otherwise the thought of hosting The Golden Globes again would seem like a real pain in the arse.” Later he softened up: “Can’t wait to host the Golden Globes again. My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me.”

David Alan Grier and The Ghoul part of WDIV special

Detroit-born comedian David Alan Grier returned home to film a prime-time special for WDIV-TV (Channel 4) titled “First Block” that will air Friday. Hosted by Kimberly Gill, the program will follow Grier as he visits Cass Tech and talks about growing up in the city. Grier is on NBC show “The Carmichael Show” and will also star as the Cowardly Lion on the upcoming musical “The Wiz Live,” also on NBC. Friday’s “First Block,” at 8:30 p.m., also will feature a segment with Ron Sweet, better known to those growing up in Detroit in the ’70s and ’80s as “The Ghoul.”

Jimmy Fallon hurts his hand ... again

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon cut his hand while at Harvard over the weekend for the second time this year. The comedian injured his left hand in June in an accident that almost resulted in him losing a finger. This time he was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, accepting the Harvard Lampoon Elmer Award. During the ceremony he tripped while holding a bottle of Jagermeister and cut his right hand on the glass. He was taken to the hospital, but he insists he’s OK. He posted a photo of his hand to Instagram with the caption “nothing that a few band aids couldn’t fix.”

A Lamar Odom update

Lamar Odom is still recovering from his nearly-fatal collapse at a Nevada brothel earlier this month. According to reports, he’s suffering depression and still has issues with his lungs and kidneys. He and wife Khloe Kardashian have called off their divorce, and she’s been at his side in the hospital. Gossip outlets are saying that she’s threatened to leave him for good if he ever does drugs again.

Also ...

Halle Berry has filed for divorce from Olivier Martinez, TMZ reports. The couple has one son together. No worries; they had a prenup.

Another bite from TMZ: reality show contestant and tattoo artist Scott Marshall, winner of season four of “Ink Master,” died in his sleep over the weekend. The 41-year-old’s death is under investigation.

Remember those two old guys sitting on the porch in those Bartles & Jaymes wine cooler commercials from the 1980s? The one usually on the left, Richard Maugg, died of cancer over the summer. He was 83. The other guy, David Rufkahr, died in 1996.

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Wednesday’s

birthdays

Caitlyn Jenner, 66

Bill Gates, 60

Julia Roberts, 48

Brad Paisley, 43

Joaquin Phoenix, 41

Matt Smith, 33

Frank Ocean, 28

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