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OSCAR BITES DOG

February 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Uggie, the Jack Russell Terrier who stole scenes like a loveable bandit in The Artist and who upstaged the cast of the movie when they appeared onstage during the Golden Globes Awards, has been snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The wire service also put the kibbosh […]

GLOBES TRIAL ENDS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Testimony ended on Tuesday in the contentious court battle between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, the longtime producer of the HFPA’s Golden Globes Awards on NBC. In its lawsuit against DCP, the HFPA contends that the production company did not have its approval to negotiate a new contract with NBC and […]

CBS’S MOONVES WOULD HAVE PAID MORE THAN NBC FOR GLOBES

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a court filing, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has submitted a transcript of a deposition by CBS Chairman Les Moonves in which he said that he had informed HFPA President Philip Berk that he was prepared to pay $25 million over five years for rights to the Golden Globes Awards. “It was an opening […]

COURT BATTLE OVER GOLDEN GLOBES GOES INTO SECOND DAY

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Testifying in the second day of the court battle between The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Productions, Fran LaMaina, the former DCP President and COO, said that the HFPA’s Golden Globes event was regarded as “somewhat [of] a joke” before Clark became associated with them. “Dick Clark’s reputation was the antithesis of the […]

GERVAIS DELIVERS GLOBES POST MORTEM

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday agreed with those critics who concluded that his remarks at Sunday night’s Golden Globes awards weren’t all that outrageous. The thing is, Gervais suggested, they weren’t last year either. People, he said, “finally worked out that my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at all.” […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]

HOW OUTRAGEOUS WILL GERVAIS BE AT SUNDAY’S GOLDEN GLOBES?

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has launched a promotional campaign for Sunday night’s telecast of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards showing host Rickey Gervais with a pair of scissors cutting a gag wrapped around his mouth. Gervais himself posted a photograph of himself making a cockeyed face at the camera and holding up a handful of cash in front […]

GERVAIS: A TASTE OF THE OUTRAGE TO COME?

December 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais, who has promised to be even more outrageous when he hosts next year’s Golden Globes ceremonies than he was this year, may have given the Globes’ producers a hint of what to expect when he posted this joke on Twitter today (Thursday): “If Jesus loves the little children then why does he let […]

THE ARTIST LEADS GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would ever have thought that a silent movie, in black and white, with no major stars and an unknown director would wind up with the most Golden Globes nominations this year? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has a long history of surprising nominations, announced early today (Thursday) that The Artist had indeed […]

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