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Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Golden Globes announce what could be described as "the Big Little Lies rule"
Big Little Lies competed as a limited series at this year's Globes and was renewed by HBO the next day. So the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced a new rule: "A television limited series that is later renewed for an additional season shall be classified as a series or again as a limited series in that later season depending on the degree of continuity in theme, storyline, main characters and production supervision from the original limited series to the later year of the series."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Mozart in the Jungle canceled at Amazon after four seasons
New Amazon boss Jennifer Salke has made her first big move in axing the Gael García Bernal drama series. Mozart in the Jungle won two Golden Globes, including one for Bernal and one for best TV series, comedy or musical.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Report: Two streaming services are among Golden Globes contenders after NBC made a lowball offer
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 Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to compete as a comedy series at the Emmys after fears it would be labeled a "drama"
Amy Sherman-Palladino's Amazon series took home the Golden Globe for best comedy series, but that didn't allay worries that the TV Academy would label it a drama. Mrs. Maisel would have had to compete with Game of Thrones and The Handmaid's Tale in the Outstanding Drama category. Instead, it'll compete in a field which won't include Veep for the first time in years.
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 Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
Catt Sadler slams E! for for firing of Live from the Red Carpet producer
The former E! News host responded to ex-producer Aileen Gram-Moreno's formal complaint that she was ordered to censor mentions of Sadler's name. “It’s disappointing that any network would order the censorship of opinions,” Sadler told Variety Saturday. “But it’s particularly disturbing in this case because we are at a cultural tipping point where women feel more and more comfortable being vocal about issues like pay equality and sexual misconduct. To shut down those conversations is to stifle progress.”
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Ex-E! producer: I was fired for allowing a Catt Sadler mention on E! Live from the Red Carpet
Amid Ryan Seacrest's sexual harassment scandal, E! Live from the Red Carpet is making more news 48 hours before its Oscars special. Aileen Gram-Moreno, who has worked as part-time producer for E! since 1990, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday, alleging she was fired after Eva Longoria said "We stand with you, Catt" at the end of an interview with Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet. It turns out, some of the red carpet interviews are pre-recorded, despite the show's title. And after Debra Messing criticized E! on the Globes red carpet over Sadler's allegation of unequal pay, E! instructed producers to flag any further mention of Sadler, according to Gram-Moreno. “They said, if there’s any mention of Catt in the preshow, make sure you flag it,” said Gram-Moreno. “You’re censoring celebrities; it’s just not a good idea in my humble opinion. But it wasn’t my decision.” Gram-Moreno says she listened to most of the Longoria clip, but missed the part about Sadler. E! president Adam Stotsky says there was no attempt to censor celebrities, pointing to the fact that mentions of Sadler were broadcast and that the clips are on E!'s website. He did admit, though, that E! wanted to know if Sadler's name would be mentioned ahead of time. An E! spokesperson says of Gram-Moreno: “She was asked not to return due to job performance issues. Ms. Gram-Moreno filed her legal claim after her request for a financial settlement was turned down.”
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Oprah to Jimmy Kimmel: Stedman kept apologizing for saying I would "absolutely" run for president
Oprah Winfrey told Kimmel she blames her longtime beau Stedman Graham for fueling the rumor of a presidential run by telling The Los Angeles Times "she would absolutely do it" when asked if she would run for president shortly after her famous Golden Globes speech. He now is forbidden from speaking on her behalf. "Of course he would never say I should run," Oprah said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The late-night host also asked if she even considered responding to President Trump's Twitter insult from earlier this week. “Not a second," she responded. "You don’t win by meeting any kind of negativity head on." ALSO: Oprah to Kimmel: "wish you were my little brother!"
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Brendan Fraser accuses former Golden Globes president of groping him, says it derailed his career
The star of FX's Trust recounted to GQ how former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk allegedly sexually assaulted him at a luncheon in summer 2003. “I felt ill," he says. “I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry. I felt like someone had thrown invisible paint on me.” Berk has previously denied the assault happened.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Oprah makes it clear she's not running for president
During a special live taping of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday podcast today with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton star said he wasn’t going to go into politics. “I’m not either," Oprah responded ALSO: Oprah sits down for separate interviews with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah for SuperSoul Conversations.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 10:20AM EST
Oprah says she won't run for president: “I don’t have the DNA for it”
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” Oprah Winfrey tells InStyle magazine. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Oprah’s Golden Globe speech is now on Spotify
Spotify’s weekly New Music Friday playlist includes Oprah Winfrey’s speech as its last track. ALSO: An “Oprah For President” billboard is up in Los Angeles.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
James Franco’s grilling at the hands of Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers shows how much late-night has changed in the #MeToo era
“In previous eras,” says Alison Herman, “a host like Meyers would be much more unambiguously on the side of his fellow public figure rather than his skeptical audience. Smoothing over scandal, after all, is part of the image-burnishing job. The fact that late-night hosts are even in this position speaks to the growing reach of Hollywood’s anti-harassment groundswell, which began with Weinstein, a man whose influence had finally waned enough for accusations not to be immediately suppressed. The movement has since spread to encompass celebrities still enjoying the spotlight and the protection it affords — so much so that they’re asked to answer for alleged indiscretions at the same time as they’re attending fancy galas and fronting multibillion-dollar enterprises.”
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
HBO is reportedly taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the James Franco allegations
HBO executives woudn’t comment today beyond David Simon’s statement about having no issues with The Deuce star, according to Variety. “Sources said executives are closely watching the response to the (Los Angeles) Times’ report,” says Variety. “Franco’s future on the show likely hinges on whether more victims come forward with allegations of work-related misconduct.” ALSO: Franco won a Critics' Choice Award Thursday night, but didn't show up to the ceremony.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
The Deuce’s David Simon: We had no problems with James Franco
“I’m still reading it the same as everyone else, trying to discern what is or isn’t there,” The Deuce co-creator said in a statement. “Personally I can only speak knowledgeably to The Deuce. I’ve checked with all my fellow producers and other personnel. We have no complainant or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco. Nor has HBO been approached with any complaint. In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director, and producer.”