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HFPA LOSES GOLDEN GLOBES SUIT AGAINST DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Where was Ricky Gervais when you really needed him? On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lost its lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions, which, it claimed, had no right to peddle the Golden Globes awards show to NBC and negotiate a deal with the network without its approval. DCP is widely credited with building the […]

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 […]

GERVAIS INVITED TO RETURN TO SCENE OF CRIME: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association willing to let bygones be bygones, but the group, which stages the annual Golden Globes Awards, has invited Ricky Gervais to host the show for the second year in a row. Trade reports indicated that the vote was far from unanimous and that the members bowed to […]

HFPA MEMBER COMMITS SUICIDE ON EVE OF GLOBES AWARDS

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Max B. Miller, a longtime member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, the day after the HFPA’s Golden Globe awards. Although the apparent suicide was eerily reminiscent of the death of another HFPA member after he was ousted from the group in 2005, friends […]

GERVAIS: “I DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME”

January 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais insists that he is not concerned about the negative reaction from members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to his stinging jokes during Sunday night’s Golden Globe presentations. In remarks taped for airing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Gervais says, “It’s not my job to worry about what people think of me, that’s […]

GERVAIS: “EVERYONE TOOK IT WELL”

January 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais maintained Monday that his one-hour absence from the Golden Globes podium during Sunday’s telecast had been planned. Responding to speculation that he might have been threatened with dismissal by producers of the show if he didn’t tone down his remarks, Gervais said, “I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just […]

EX-PUBLICIST CALLS GOLDEN GLOBES A FRAUD

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Throughout its existence, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which stages the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony has been dogged by allegations that members sell their votes to studios, accept lavish gifts from them and engage in other unethical conduct. For the past 17 years, questions about those allegations have been fielded by the organization’s chief […]

CRITICS FIND HFPA’S THE TOURIST NOD LAUGHABLE

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to nominate The Tourist for a best film Golden Globe award and its two stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, in the acting categories was derided almost as much as the film itself was by critics and moviegoers alike over the past weekend. The Hollywood Reporter reported […]

HFPA, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS IN BITTER FALLING-OUT

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a rather bitter falling-out, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Dick Clark Productions of trying to misappropriate the rights to the annual Golden Globes Awards show. The HFPA, which has long partnered with Clark’s company in the production of the Golden Globes, claims in its lawsuit that Clark recently […]

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