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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
NBC signs an eight-year deal to keep broadcasting the Golden Globes
After lengthy negotiations, NBC has struck a deal to keep airing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards show for eight years, starting with the January 2019 ceremony.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Report: Two streaming services are among Golden Globes contenders after NBC made a lowball offer
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter, which is under the same ownership of Globes producer Dick Clark Productions, reports that "insiders claim NBC lowballed the gala, its audience off only 5 percent in 2018, and producers are engaged with other networks and, says one source, two streaming platforms." A Hollywood Foreign Press Association source adds: "If NBC wants to be a player, they're gonna have to cough up a hell of a lot more."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Golden Globes could leave NBC
NBC's contract with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ended with this year's Globes, and the Peacock's exclusive negotiating window for rights to the Globes have recently expired. As a result, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association says "we are evaluating offers from other interested parties."
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 7:20AM EST
Gretchen Carlson tapped to lead the Miss America pageant through its harassment scandal
Source: The New York Times
The former Fox News anchor will serve as chairwoman of the pageant’s board of directors to clean up the mess left by former CEO Sam Haskell, who resigned shortly before Christmas after his emails exposed his nasty comments about past Miss America winners. Carlson will be joined on the board by three other former Miss America winners. “Honored to move this iconic program forward with so many amazing volunteers,” Carlson tweeted in announcing the news.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Mariah Carey is coming back to ABC's New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to redeem herself after last year’s mishap
Source: E! Online
Carey and Dick Clark Productions released a statement Friday saying: “We can all agree that last year didn't go exactly as planned and we are thrilled to move forward together to provide America with an incredible night of music and celebration on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. See you in Times Square!” ALSO: Here’s a rundown of New Year’s Eve TV specials.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Emails show Miss America pageant CEO saying nasty things about past winners, and the lead writer calling them the C-word
The Huffington Post reports that Sam Haskell, CEO of the Miss America Organization, “regularly maligned, fat-shamed and slut-shamed the former Miss Americas, calling them shocking names and in one case laughing at the suggestion that one of the women should die. When it came to one particular former (winner), Haskell took his efforts so far that she lost her pageant coaching business.” Meanwhile, an email between Haskell and Lewis Friedman, the lead writer for the TV broadcast, showed Friedman jokingly calling past winners “c*nts.” As a result of the emails, Dick Clark Productions has cut ties with the pageant, calling the comments “appalling.”