Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday responded to the criticism leveled against him by Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Following Gervais’s performance on Sunday as host of the HFPA’s Golden Globes, in which he managed to insult half of Hollywood, including the HFPA and Berk personally (“I just had to help him off […]

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 […]

REPORT: GOLDEN GLOBES GROUP IN TURMOIL

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The 84-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association is embroiled in controversy over a slate of new candidates that could result in what one member has described as “an all-out war” among factions, TheWrap.com reported Sunday. The HFPA, the group that hands out the annual Golden Globe awards, has throughout its existence had to fend off criticism […]