January 8, 2008 |
WITH BOTH NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association having their panties in a bunch over what to do about this Sunday's celebrity-free Golden Globe Awards, TMZ.com reported yesterday that the standard banter-presentation-party Globes show has been canceled. The Los Angeles Times reported it will be replaced by Globes-related news shows and a news conference, a person close to the show said yesterday. After all, nothing says "Hollywood glamour" and "Golden Globes" like "news conference.
January 31, 2004
After richly rewarding Tolkien lovers who'd waited decades to see Middle Earth rendered on a movie screen, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is being richly rewarded itself. A combined world box office gross of about $2.5 billion. Four Golden Globe awards. And now, 11 Academy Award nominations, including best director and best picture for The Return of the King. Big money and flashy awards do not necessarily connote quality, not in a world where fortunes get spent so the crass and the ordinary can masquerade as the exceptional.
January 21, 1991 |
SHE'S TAKING WAR SERIOUSLY While it may allow those in the music business to jump on a bandwagon, war is not good business for comedians who must now walk a fine line between topical humor and bad taste. Commented Joan Rivers recently: "I've totally modified my opening monologue (for her syndicated talk show). Before the war I did a joke - 'What do you get when you cross Saddam Hussein with Yoko Ono? A dictator who can't sing.' When the audience just stared at me, I realized it's not a funny topic anymore.
March 8, 1996 |
22ND ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS. Channel 3, 9 p.m. Sunday. Give the Hootie some. That was the message Garth Brooks delivered in January when he left his American Music Award for artist of the year at the podium. Saying that he didn't believe in the concept of artist of the year, Brooks turned down the statuette because he felt Hootie and the Blowfish deserved it more. If the awards were based solely on record sales, Brooks might have been strumming the right song.
January 27, 1993 |
Go ahead and call Joan Plowright a late bloomer. She doesn't mind. "It's like a friend at home who said, 'I don't want to be rude, Joan, but it does give all of us hope, when we've got to turn 60, that things can still happen,' " she said. "Life can begin again at 60. " Indeed. Long a respected and beloved presence on the international stage circuit, Plowright, 63, has developed a thriving career in film and television since the 1989 death of her renowned husband, Laurence Olivier.
January 19, 1998 |
Titanic won the Golden Globe award for the year's best dramatic film last night, making it a clear favorite in the race for this year's Academy Awards. In a surprise victory, Peter Fonda was named the year's best actor in a dramatic movie for his portrayal of a beekeeper in Ulee's Gold. In a touching acceptance speech, he said, "God, it's great to be back. . . . I wish my dad was here tonight," alluding to his late father, Henry Fonda. Titanic also earned a best directing trophy for James Cameron and two others for best original score and song during last night's Golden Globes.
January 22, 2001 |
They're supposed to say anything at the Golden Globe Awards, which have a reputation as an impromptu, drink-filled, celebrity free-for-all. That's why we watch, after all. But apparently they don't wear just anything. Stars at last night's presentation of the annual entertainment awards were, with few exceptions, drearily tasteful. Black gowns and suits abounded. Jennifer Lopez, in white satin, looked ready to party with Republicans. Even Angelina Jolie, who can usually be counted on to show up in Goth makeup, or rubber, with a leering sibling on her arm, looked as if a Hollywood stylist had finally gotten his mitts on her. Wearing a strapless golden gown, with her dark hair pulled back in a knot, Jolie sported only one accessory that hinted at her usual dangerous look - a "Billy Bob" tattoo on her left arm. Of course, Erin Brockovich - the real Erin Brockovich - wore a tacky blue dress, showing too much cleavage, but that's why Julia Roberts wanted to play her, right?
January 25, 1993 |
Not even the world's greatest plastic surgeon could take all the credit for the youthful zeal and looks of "America's oldest teen-ager," Dick Clark. Now admitting to 63, but looking 20 years younger, Clark clearly finds the fountain of youth in hard work. He's host/producer for a year-round barrage of televised award spectaculars, game shows (including the Emmy Award-winning "$20,000 Pyramid"), made-for-TV movies, the annual and top-rated "New Year's Rockin' Eve" specials, three beauty pageants - Miss Universe, Miss U.S.A.
February 2, 1987 |
Platoon, the gritty film about the Vietnam War, moved to the forefront of the Oscar race Saturday night by winning three Golden Globe Awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The film by Oliver Stone won awards for best dramatic movie of 1986 and for best supporting actor, Tom Berenger, and Stone was honored as best director. Accepting his award at the 44th annual awards ceremony in Hollywood, Stone, who served 15 months in Vietnam and spent 10 years attempting to have his film made, said, "I am deeply moved.
March 12, 1999 |
When Brooklyn native Andrew Dice Clay, the undisputed bad boy of comedy, started out, he was thinking more of an acting career than standing onstage and making people laugh. He figured the comedy clubs would be a better training ground than an acting school - but don't get Clay started on the subject unless you're prepared for an earful. "The way I see it, acting teachers are a bunch of affected idiots," he said before the opening of his engagement at the Hilton Casino Resort tonight.