Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais

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Johnny Depp knows how to take a joke.

Despite Ricky Gervais' cracks about The Tourist—for which Depp was nominated for Best Actor—during this year's Golden Globe Awards, the heartthrob is doing Gervais quite the solid.

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"The Depp bit is true. The Seinfeld bit isn't," Gervais wrote on his blog, referring to a New Orleans Examiner story about Depp guest-starring on Gervais' upcoming BBC2 sitcom, Life's Too Short.

Happily for Gervais (and Depp!) fans, the series is also slated to run on HBO.

But alas, Jerry Seinfeld apparently won't be appearing anytime soon as "quite a whiny Upper East Side Jewish guy," as the Examiner article suggested.

Gervais surmised that the Seinfeld rumor must have come from a behind-the-scenes interview the duo did when Gervais taped an episode of The Marriage Ref last month.

"I loved your work on that," Seinfeld tells Gervais, referring to his controversial job hosting the Globes.

"You just wanted me to do this," the Brit cynically replied.

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