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Senators slam Golden Globes for 'glamorization' of e-cigarettes

Four congressmen didn’t find the humor in one of the funniest bits from Sunday night’s Golden Globes. A group of Democratic senators — Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, and Edward Markey — wrote a letter to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal taking issue with Julia Louis-Dreyfus smoking an e-cigarette during the telecast.

“The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans,” they wrote. “We ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to take actions to ensure that future broadcasts of the Golden Globes do not intentionally feature images of e-cigarettes. Such action would help to avoid the glamorization of smoking and protect the health of young fans.”

The e-cigarette moment happened during hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s monologue, when they mentioned that Louis-Dreyfus was nominated for both TV (Veep) and movies (Enough Said) but chose to sit with the more glamorous film crowd. Cut to Louis-Dreyfus wearing shades, puffing on an e-cig, and refusing to take a selfie with Reese Witherspoon. Check out the GIF below:
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Judge sends Golden Globes suit to trial

A U.S. District judge has ruled that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions will need to go to trial to determine who has the right to negotiate television deals for the Golden Globes Awards, according to the Associated Press. Dick Clark Productions recently extended its agreement with NBC to air the pre-Oscars award show through 2018, but the HFPA sued in November, claiming DCP did not have the right to make such a deal.

In a ruling released yesterday, Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank refused to side with either party, stating, “The court finds that the disputed portion of the 1993 amendment is reasonable susceptible to the interpretations of both parties,” and calling for a jury trial to begin Aug. 30.

“We look forward to proceeding to trial and vindicating our rights,” the HFPA’s president, Aida Takla-O’Reilly, said in a statement.

“We firmly believe our position will be vindicated as we were within our contract rights to make the NBC deal,” said Dick Clark Productions said in a statement. “The HFPA knows this all too well and is simply trying to rewrite the contract through litigation.”

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Legal claims against Hollywood Foreign Press Association dismissed

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has picked up its own win, but this victory is far less glitzy than the awards handed out during its Golden Globes ceremony: The HFPA has won a legal battle with former publicist Michael Russell. The Hollywood Reporter reports that a California Superior Court judge dismissed defamation claims made by Russell against the HFPA. Among other things, Russell also claimed the HFPA interfered with his recruiting attempts and methods. The judge ruled that the HFPA, who countersued Russell in February, was protected under free speech. “As most of the remaining claims concern employment issues, we are confident that we will remove them by demurrer or motion for summary judgment,” Joseph Campo, an attorney for HFPA, said in a statement. “This baseless complaint will not reach the jury.” UPDATED: Russell’s attorney issued the following statement to EW about the judge’s ruling, “[The] judge dismissed two minor claims … My clients look forward to having the eight pending claims for business torts and punitive damages resolved by a jury.”

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Golden Globes organization files suit against former publicist

Golden Globes organization files suit against former publicist

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is countersuing its former publicist for fraud, claiming that he can’t prove that the organization that runs the Golden Globes accepted bribes in exchange for special treatment of films, according to the AP. The suit also alleges that Michael Russell and his partner Stephen LoCascio were in breach of a confidentiality agreement, and that they used their ties to the awards show for financial gain. Last month, Russell sued the HFPA for $2 million, accusing the organization of engaging in “payola.” 

2011 Golden Globes: the winners list

The 2011 Golden Globes were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Social Network, Glee, Boardwalk Empire, and The Kids Are All Right were among the night’s big winners. The complete list of winners follows:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Social Network

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Glee

Best Director – Motion Picture
David Fincher, The Social Network

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Laura Linney, The Big C

Best Foreign Language Film
In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Lynch, Glee

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” Burlesque
Music and lyrics by Diane Warren

Best Television Series – Drama
Boardwalk Empire

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chris Colfer, Glee

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Carlos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Golden Globes announce presenters via Twitter

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association took to its Twitter account yesterday to announce the first three presenters at this year’s Golden Globes. It revealed that new American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and Robert Pattinson, who stars with Reese Witherspoon in April’s Water for Elephants, will both present awards. Additionally, Matt Damon will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement to Robert De Niro, his director and co-star from The Good Shepherd. The 68th annual Globes air Sunday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Natalie Portman is engaged and pregnant

Black Swan star Natalie Portman, 29, is engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the couple are expecting their first child, reps for the actress confirmed to People. Portman and Millepied met while shooting Black Swan, which earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild award nomination.

UPDATE: Natalie Portman issues exclusive statement on engagement/pregnancy to EW

Robert De Niro to receive DeMille lifetime achievement award at Golden Globes

Robert De Niro, two-time Oscar winner and the man who portrayed such indelible big-screen characters as the young Don Corleone, Travis Bickle, and Jake La Motta, will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at next year’s Golden Globes. The honor was announced today by Kevin Spacey. The award will be presented to De Niro at the 68th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 16. Previous winners include Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Steven Spielberg, and last year’s recipient (and frequent De Niro collaborator) Martin Scorsese.

Ratings: Football, 'Idol' rule broadcast television

For the week ending Jan. 17, the AFC Divisional Playoff between Baltimore and Indianapolis on CBS was the top-watched program on broadcast television. The showdown drew 30.6 million viewers. Right on its heels? TV’s biggest entertainment show: American Idol, which rolled in at No. 2 and 3 for its Tuesday and Wednesday premiere editions, which drew 29.9 million and 26.4 million viewers, respectively. Rounding out the top 5 were CBS’ top drama, NCIS, which attracted 20.8 million viewers, and the network’s top comedy, Two and a Half Men, which nabbed 17.3 million viewers. In total, 11 of the top 20 programs were on CBS for the week. The Golden Globes on NBC landed at No. 6, while the premiere of Fox’s 24 showed up at No. 18.

The week’s top 20—complete with viewership totals—is after the jump.

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Golden Globes ratings up

This year’s Golden Globes telecast garnered more viewers than last year’s, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates. The Ricky Gervais-hosted affair, which aired from 8 to 11 p.m. on NBC Sunday, averaged 16.9 million viewers — a 14-percent bounce from last year and NBC’s best ratings in the young adults’ demographic since ER‘s finale last April.

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