Warner Music Nashville has decided to scrap the 10-plus traditional album in return for two six-song CDs (more like EPs). They plan on releasing the 2 CDs in between a few month period in order to give fans a quicker way to get new music. Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone” will be the first artist to release CDs in this new fashion and he says, “Fans will get more music than me putting out a new album every two years.”
They claim that the new “Six Pak” CDs will be at a value price, but there is no official word on the actual price point.
This actually saddens me and I hope that all record labels don’t follow in suit right behind them. I have come to enjoy albums that take 12+ songs to take us on a journey, a story, with themed albums and I don’t think that the smaller paks allow for this creativity. Although, I will say that I do love albums like Thrice’s “Air, Water, Wind, Fire” albums and The Early November’s “The Mother, The Mechanic, The Path” that are laid out with a series of small EPs together to create one full story. The only difference is that those multiple EPs were released together in one package on the same date as to not take away from the whole picture.
On the other hand, maybe the lower price point (granted that it is set around $6 or under) will actually help bring music lovers back into the store to buy albums that won’t put them out of their pockets. It will be interesting to see how the fans respond to this and the numbers that this new method will bring in.
The band Angels & Airwaves (AVA), from brainchild Tom DeLonge (Blink-182), will be releasing their new album “Love” in stores on February 14, 2010, but for two days before the launch, they will allow fans to download the entire album for free from Fuel.tv. DeLonge has always been known to create elaborate ideas to promote AVA from music video teasers to entire dvd’s. He has always been about the fans, the music and never about the money, so this doesn’t come as a total surprise that the band would decide to cut a deal like this.
I do have to wonder how this download, if publicized greatly, will affect the sales of the album. In the current economic state, cd’s are becoming one of the first things to get cut because there is so much easy accessibility to the same content online, but for free. I know I will be downloading the album online for free not because I don’t want the hard copy, but because of the fact that I can get it two days earlier than the store date. I will probably go buy it two days later just to get the artwork and tangible cd, but I think that this will drop their total sales.
But then again, for DeLonge, it has never been about the money or the stats, so I’m sure this is exactly what he wanted.
P!nk stole the scene when she performed her song “Glitter in the Air” at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, CA. There were many performers at the events, but ultimately it was P!nk who performed an unforgettable appearance that has set the bar high for years to come.
She began walking out in an all white hoody one piece with a blue backlight atmosphere, only to drop a robe to reveal an almost see-through body suit that was as elegant as the singer. As the song progressed, she followed in P!nk style flying through the air performing “Cirque du Soleil” acts as she spun while maintaining an amazing voice at the same time. Three-fourths of the way through the song she was lowered into the stage to be drenched with water for a closing act that was even more stunning. As she rose up into the air for the finale, the drops of water flew off her as if they were beads of “glitter” flying through the air. She finished with a fast spin that rivaled those of the ice-skating medalists with an orange sunset-like background. It was a performance of a lifetime, one that will not be forgotten. She definitely didn’t need the big video screens surrounding the stage to set the mood, as she was the spotlight of the entire event.
Other performances that happened throughout the night were:
– An opening by Lady Gaga that started off as her signature “weird” style and then progressed into an eloquent piece with Elton John at the piano. The surface of the piano was decked out with prop hands sticking straight into the air, but it was refreshing to see Gaga at her most vulnerable self, singing at the piano like she used to before she was “Gaga.”
– The eloquent Taylor Swift singing with a guitar in front of the audience. Although her performance lacked the “awe” factor that we were looking for, she still performed solid as expected.
– Beyonce had many soldiers marching behind her throughout the night as she performed a remix version of her song “If I Were A Boy.”
– Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” tribute with guest singers Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson joining the video screens for an unforgettable performance to remember the “King of Pop.”
BY LINELLE SCHULTZ
For the first time in Grammy history, three women will be going against each other for the top honor. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce all have in their own rights many reasons why they should walk away with the win.
Taylor Swift has been coming off a fairytale 2009 year, sweeping up every award in sight. Tonight, she has 8 nominations, coming in second only to Beyonce who has 10 nominations. Her record sales have been off the charts and continue to rack up numbers. Swift was nominated last year for best new artist, but lost to Amy Winehouse, so this could be her year.
Five-time nominee Lady Gaga is going for record, album, and song of the year. She would have been up for best new artist, but her single was nominated last year so it disqualified her from that category.
This is not to discount rockers Kings of Leon who have jumped out of nowhere to emerge into the music scene. If Swift, Gaga, and Beyonce split the votes then Kings of Leon might have a back door chance at taking home record of the year.
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards take place at the Staples Center and will air live on tv at 5pm PST.
Nominees: “Avatar” (20th Century Fox, 12/18), “The Hurt Locker” (Summit, 6/26), “Inglourious Basterds” (The Weinstein Company, 8/21), “Precious” (Lionsgate, 11/6), “Up in the Air” (Paramount, 12/4) Projection: “Avatar” Presenter(s): Julia Roberts Winner: AVATAR Commentary: 12 years later, Jimmy C is back on top. (The filmmakers behind the other nominees do not look happy at all.) He does say a sentence that ends with “the world,” albeit not one that starts with “I’m the king of…” but rather, “We have the best job in…” He’s a genius filmmaker, but could use a bit of help on coming across as humble/gracious: “If you start the music, it’s gonna be an ugly scene…” “I just wanna kind of tell you how I feel…” “Give it up for yourselves…” “We have the best job in the world…” “They’re telling me to wrap it up but they’re afraid to start the music…”
10:47pm/est: BEST ACTOR (DRAMA) – FILM
Nominees: Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”), George Clooney (“Up in the Air”), Colin Firth (“A Single Man”), Morgan Freeman (“Invictus”), Tobey Maguire (“Brothers”) Projection: Clooney Presenter(s): Kate Winslet Winner: JEFF BRIDGES (“CRAZY HEART”) Commentary: I think Bridges just won the Oscar. If he/his performance is popular enough to beat Clooney at the Globes, then he can do just about anything! Very lengthy standing ovation substantiates that. He seems very nervous and touched… then gets back on message, reminding people about that whole “underappreciated” thing (in a joking, tasteful way) and his family’s long history in show business.
10:40pm/est: BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL/COMEDY) – FILM
Nominees: Matt Damon (“The Informant!”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Nine”), Robert Downey, Jr. (“Sherlock Holmes”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“500 Days of Summer”), Michael Stuhlbarg (“A Serious Man”) Projection: Day-Lewis Presenter(s): Sally Hawkins Winner: ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. (“SHERLOCK HOLMES”) Commentary: Wow. That’s purely about the love of the man, not the movie, which is merely adequate. Poor Gordon-Levitt, Stuhlbarg, and Weinstein Co. — nothing against Downey, but those guys deserved better.
10:35pm/est: BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA) – FILM
Nominees: Emily Blunt (“The Young Victoria”), Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”), Helen Mirren (“The Last Station”), Carey Mulligan (“An Education”), Gabby Sidibe (“Precious”) Projection: Mulligan Presenter(s): Mickey Rourke Winner: SANDRA BULLOCK (“THE BLIND SIDE”) Commentary: This woman might actually win the Oscar — regarding the jump from the comedy to the drama category, she says, “You let me step over to the other side.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger introduces best picture (drama) nominee “Avatar.”
10:27pm/est: BEST PICTURE (MUSICAL/COMEDY) – FILM
Nominees: “500 Days of Summer” (Fox Searchlight, 7/17), “The Hangover” (Warner Brothers, 6/5), “It’s Complicated” (Universal, 12/25), “Julie & Julia” (Columbia, 8/7), “Nine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/18) Projection: “Nine” Presenter(s): Reese Witherspoon Winner: THE HANGOVER (WARNER BROTHERS) Commentary:Jesus, these guys couldn’t even bring themselves to nominate one of the Apatow frat-boy-type comedies, and now they give the win to “The Hangover”? Bit of a zinger from the stage: “Now I’m gonna get in a fistfight with Harvey Weinstein… but I have Mike Tyson here, so I’m okay.” Probably hurts all the more because I’m afraid this confirms that “Nine” really is dead.
The cast of “The Hangover” — including Mike Tyson — introduces best picture (musical/comedy) nominee “The Hangover.”
Just had the thrill/privilege of asking Martin Scorsese to comment on this year’s crop of best director hopefuls — Cameron, Bigelow, Reitman, Daniels, etc. Will post video later.
Nominees: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), James Cameron (“Avatar”), Clint Eastwood (“Invictus”), Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”), Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”) Projection: Cameron Presenter(s): Mel Gibson Winner: JAMES CAMERON (“AVATAR”) Commentary:Hollywood Foreign Press celebrates James Cameron… can he now legitimately claim to be the King of the World? Anyway, his speech is a half-realized attempt at humility — among other things, he praised Bigelow as someone who “richly deserved this,” which is a bit of a slight to Eastwood, Reitman, and Tarantino.
Gervais just nailed Mel Gibson.
Jodie Foster introduces best picture (drama) nominee “The Hurt Locker.”
Just ran to the bathroom and heard some guy ask, “So who are you rooting for, Kevin?” Kevin Bacon’s response? “Precious.” The things you can learn while taking a leak at the Golden Globes.
Chloe Sevigny just left the podium in the press room with a visible footprint on her dress from the dufus who stood on it when she won!
My fellow blogger Steve Pond just Tweeted the rather hilarious remark: “The people hired to instantly transcribe acceptance speeches are gonna have a hard time with Marty, I think.” I’m sitting next to the transcribers in the press room, shared that with them, and they had a good laugh about that… because it’s probably true.
Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio just presented remarks and footage to introduce Lifetime Achievement Award winner Martin Scorsese — I missed a lot of it because I was asking the cast of “Mad Men,” my favorite show on television, questions in the press room! But I caught that huge standing ovation and Scorsese’s smart/witty-as-always remarks. And him dumping on “the auteur theory.
9:50pm/est: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – FILM
Nominees: Matt Damon (“Invictus”), Woody Harrelson (“The Messenger”), Christopher Plummer (“The Last Station”), Stanley Tucci (“The Lovely Bones”), Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) Projection: Waltz Presenter(s): Halle Berry Winner: CHRISTOPH WALTZ (“INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS”) Commentary: Well deserved attention for the best screen villain in many a moon. Also a very nice, humble speech.
9:47pm/est: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOVIE) – TV
Nominees: Jane Adams (“Hung”), Rose Byrne (“Damages”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Janet McTeer (“Into the Storm”), Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love”) Projection: Lynch Presenter(s): Kristen Bell, Chace Crawford Winner: CHLOE SEVIGNY (“BIG LOVE”) Commentary: Geez, she doesn’t age — looks exactly the same as she did a decade ago in “Boys Don’t Cry.” Another big win for HBO.
Taylor Lautner introduces best picture (musical/comedy) nominee “500 Days of Summer.”
9:40pm/est: BEST SERIES (DRAMA) – TV
Nominees: “Big Love” (HBO), “Dexter” (“Showtime”), “House” (“Fox”), “Mad Men” (AMC), “True Blood” (“HBO”) Projection: “Mad Men” Presenter(s): Zachary Levi, Amy Poehler Winner: MAD MEN Commentary:Even people associated with this show doubted that this could happen again, but it has — three years in a row! What a well-deserved honor for a genius show. (And a funny line from Matt Weiner, riffing on Drew Barrymore’s acceptance speech: “”I too was in this ballroom when I was 7 years old… it was for a bar mitzvah.”)
Wouldn’t it be great if Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno walked out together to co-present an award?
9:36pm/est: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – FILM
Nominees: “Baaria” (Italy), “Broken Embraces” (Spain), “The Maid” (Chile), “A Prophet” (France), “The White Ribbon” (Germany) Projection: “A Prophet” Presenter(s): Sophia Loren Winner:THE WHITE RIBBON (GERMANY) Commentary:Michael Haneke’s film didn’t weird out this group of foreign voters!
Samuel L. Jackson introduces best picture (drama) nominee “Inglourious Basterds,” and then “a legend… a real live movie star, Miss Sophia Loren,” who receives a massive standing ovation.
9:28pm/est: BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL/COMEDY) – TV
Nominees: Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”), Steve Carell (“The Office”), David Duchovny (“Californication”), Thomas Jane (“Hung”), Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) Projection: Baldwin Presenter(s): Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher Winner:ALEC BALDWIN (“30 ROCK”) Commentary:Okay, the night is salvaged for “30 Rock” and NBC! But wait — he’s not even here! Well, at least they had three seconds of glory.
9:24pm/est: BEST SCREENPLAY – FILM
Nominees: Neil Bloomkamp, Terri Tatchell (“District 9”), Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker”), Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”), Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”), Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”) Projection: Tarantino Presenter(s): Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler Winner:JASON REITMAN, SHELDON TURNER (“UP IN THE AIR”) Commentary:This probably indicates that “Up in the Air” — more than “The Hurt Locker” and “Inglourious Basterds” — poses the biggest threat to “Avatar” in the best picture (drama) race. Great speech by Reitman. (Although “Quentin, I’m still waiting for them to say your name” is probably a bit insulting to the others who also failed to win.)
Cameron Diaz introduces best picture (musical/comedy) nominee “It’s Complicated.”
9:14pm/est: BEST ACTRESS (MINISERIES OR MOVIE) – TV
Nominees: Joan Allen (“Georgia O’Keeffe”), Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens”), Jessica Lange (“Grey Gardens”), Anna Paquin (“The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”), Sigourney Weaver (“Prayers for Bobby”) Projection: Lange Presenter(s): Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana Winner: DREW BARRYMORE (“GREY GARDENS”) Commentary: One wins the Emmy, the other the Globe! Drew is more the “It” girl these days than Jessica, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised.
9:13pm/est: BEST ACTOR (MINISERIES OR MOVIE) – TV
Nominees: Kevin Bacon (“Taking Chance”), Kenneth Branagh (“Wallander: One Step Behind”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Endgame”), Brendan Gleeson (“Into the Storm”), Jeremy Irons (“Georgia O’Keeffe”) Projection: Gleeson Presenter(s): Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana Winner:KEVIN BACON Commentary: Good guy, great story.
Helen Mirren introduces best picture (drama) nominee “Precious.”
9:00pm/est: BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL/COMEDY) – FILM
Nominees: Sandra Bullock (“The Proposal”), Marion Cotillard (“Nine”), Julia Roberts (“Duplicity”), Meryl Streep (“It’s Complicated”), Meryl Streep (“Julie & Julia”) Projection: Streep (“Julie & Julia”) Presenter(s): Colin Farrell Winner:MERYL STREEP Commentary: The queen bee wins again! “I want to change my name to T-Bone… T-Bone Streep… I think it sounds good.” Then gives a very poignant and touching speech about her other inspiration for the part of Julia Child, her mother. She breaks down up there while acknowledging how grateful she is for her good fortune. And this may mark a shift in the tides of the best actress race — yes, she already has two Oscars to her name, but it has, after all, been 27 years since she got her last one.
Harvey Weinstein could be seen shaking his head and repeating “Marion COT-ILLARD” after Colin Farrell blitzed her name while introducting the best actress nominees.
Tom Hanks introduces best picture (musical/comedy) nominee “Julie & Julia.”
8:54pm/est: BEST MINISERIES OR MOVIE – TV
Nominees: “Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime), “Grey Gardens” (HBO), “Into the Storm” (HBO), “Little Dorrit” (PBS), “Taking Chance” (HBO) Projection: “Grey Gardens” Presenter(s): Amy Adams, Josh Brolin Winner:GREY GARDENS Commentary: Repeat of the Emmys. Big win for HBO.
It’s been a great night for “Dexter” and a bad night for “Mad Men” and “30 Rock,” thus far…
8:49pm/est: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – FILM
Nominees: Carter Burwell, Karen Orzolek (“Where the Wild Things Are”), Michael Giacchino (“Up”), Marvin Hamlisch (“The Informant!”), James Horner (“Avatar”), Abel Krozeniowski (“A Single Man”) Projection: Horner Presenter(s): Cher, Christina Aguilera Winner:MICHAEL GIACCHINO (“UP”) Commentary: Thanks Paul McCartney for congratulating him on the way up to the stage, and thanks Pixar for continuing to give him great opportunities (he also scored “Ratatouille”).
8:40pm/est: BEST ORIGINAL SONG – FILM
Nominees: “Cinema Italiano” (“Nine”), “I See You” (“Avatar”), “I Want to Come Home” (“Everybody’s Fine”), “The Weary Kind” (“Crazy Heart”), “Winter” (“Brothers”) Projection: “I Want to Come Home” Presenter(s): Cher, Christina Aguilera Winner:“THE WEARY KIND” (“CRAZY HEART”) Commentary: The HFPA really liked this song if they gave it to “The Weary Kind” over star-driven songs by the likes of Paul McCartney, Leona Lewis, and U2.
Legendary divas Cher and Christina Aguilera make quite a pair. How cool would it be to get a third legend up there with them… ahem, McCartney, please?
Harrison Ford introduces best picture (drama) nominee “Up in the Air.”
8:32pm/est: BEST ACTOR (DRAMA) – TV
Nominees: Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Hugh Laurie (“House”), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Bill Paxton (“Big Love”)
Projection: Hamm Presenter(s): Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Krakowski Winner:MICHAEL C. HALL (“DEXTER”) Commentary: Clearly a popular choice, as the audience around him erupts upon the announcement of his name as the winner.
Michael C. Hall does not look good… I thought his cancer was in remission?
“One thing that can’t be bought is a Golden Globe… officially.” -Gervais, en route to introducing HFPA president Philip Berk — or, rather, introducing Felicity Huffman to introduce Berk. Gets lots of oos and ahs, because some believe you really can buy a Golden Globe. And, as Gervais acknowledges, that comment probably ends his career as a Globes host!
Kate Hudson introduces best picture (musical/comedy) nominee “Nine.”
8:22pm/est: BEST ANIMATED FILM – FILM
Nominees: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Columbia, 9/18), “Coraline” (Focus Features, 2/6), “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” (Fox Searchlight, 11/25), “The Princess and the Frog” (Disney, 12/11), “Up” (Disney, 5/29) Projection: “Up” Presenter(s): Paul McCartney Winner:UP Commentary: This was probably the last chance for “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” to stop the momentum of “Up” en route to the Oscars.
There are few celebrities who get other celebrities excited… Paul McCartney is one of them.
8:20pm/est: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOVIE) – TV
Nominees: Michael Emerson (“Lost”), Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”), William Hurt (“Damages”), John Lithgow (“Dexter”), Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”) Projection: Harris Presenter(s): Jim Parsons, Lauren Graham Winner:JOHN LITHGOW Commentary: Wow. His brief appearance on the show nets him the win. This was apparently so unexpected that he was seated way the hell in the back of the room, to the extent that he couldn’t even find his way to the stage, leaving plenty of time for awkward cut-away shots to losers Harris and Piven.
What the hell happened to William Hurt? With that beard, he looks like the boogie-man neighbor from “Home Alone.”
Mavis Spencer, daughter of actress Alfre Woodard, is introduced as Miss Golden Globes.
8:10pm/est: BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL/COMEDY) – TV
Nominees: Toni Collette (“The United States of Tara”), Courtney Cox (“Cougar Town”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), Lea Michele (“Glee”) Projection: Fey Presenter(s): Matthew Fox, Sofia Vergara Winner:TONI COLLETTE (“THE UNITED STATES OF TARA”) Commentary: She did win the Emmy in a surprise, so perhaps more of us should have seen this coming! Diablo Cody will surely be happy. Tina Fey’s three-year reign ends.
5:09pm/est: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – FILM
Nominees: Mo’Nique (“Precious”), Penelope Cruz (“Nine”), Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”), Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”), Julianne Moore (“A Single Man”) Projection: Mo’Nique
Presenter(s): Nicole Kidman Winner: MO’NIQUE (“PRECIOUS”) Commentary: Maybe Mo’Nique is starting to like this whole awards show thing now! She’s certainly giving an emotional speech.
UPDATES FROM THE RED CARPET
– Mo’Nique wins Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Film. “
– Host Ricky Gervais starts out busting Steve Carell’s balls about “The Office”; joking about NBC’s poor ratings; the amount of visible plastic surgery in the room (including his “penis reduction”); Angelina Jolie’s proclivity for third-world adoption; and the Jay Leno situation.
– Nicole Kidman enters the stage for the first award
– And the show is on…
– Colin Firth says “A Single Man” is like reading a book that stays with you, it’s a character that you want to keep around after.
– Chace Crawford is liking Jason Reitman, George Clooney and wants “Up In The Air” to win
– Tina Fey says she won’t win for a 3rd time in a row this year for comedies. She says there’s too many amazing people she’s going up against. She says if they win that people might throw bread at us because there’s too many people who love the new shows “Modern Family” and “Glee”
– Penelope Cruz on holding her own umbrella says, “I’m not like Puff Daddy. I hold my own umbrella”
– James Cameron said they made 2 new cameras, one was a virtual camera for the virtual production, then a 3D camera for the actual production, and then they put them together after
– Quentin Tarantino says he already has a speech planned for Writer and one for Director, more of an idea of what he wants to touch on. He says he first came up with the movie in 1998 and then put it away and pulled it out in 2008.
– Kate Hudson said they rehearsed for 6 weeks to perform the numbers in “Nine”
– Sigourney Weaver is wearing Herve Leroux and he made it for her in France
– When filming “Crazy Heart” they had to interrupt a Toby Keith concert for 10 minutes to film
– Anna Kendrick says George Clooney is absolutely terrifying until you meet him. Says he is the guy who wants to make you forget that he is George Clooney.
– Gerard Butler has just arrived
– Tom Hanks has just arrived
– Jennifer Gardner is rooting for Steve Carrell tonight. Says on Ricky Gervais that he is “painfully funny.” She is wearing Versace tonight.
– Gabourey Sidibe says Will Smith has written her two letters. She said on getting the role in “Precious” she did one audition, then got a call back to meet with Lee Daniels and after 45 minutes of talking she was hired. She says she doesn’t have an agent, only a manager.
– Kay Cannon, 30 Rock writer, said the greatest reward is being acknowledged for your work
– Tobey Maguire, nominated for “Brothers” says he had to lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks for the role. He says he worked out 1.5 hours a day while shooting and 3 hours when they weren’t.
– Harvey Weinstein says Penelope Cruz is smart and intelligent
– Penelope Cruz is wearing vintage Armani.
– Sandra Bullock says shes “wet” and if water hits her hair she will become a chia pet. She says she didn’t expect all her movies to come out at the same time, but it worked out in the end. She says Julia Roberts passed on “The Blind Side” and then she passed on it too but Lee Hancock kept coming back and warmed her down after a while and that’s what made her come back to it.
– Bradley Cooper says Mike Tyson will be joining him at his table and on stage
– Mickey Rourke says in regards to staying on a high from last year’s win, “you have to move on the next movie.”
– Sigourney Weaver is looking forward to what Ricky Gervais has in store for tonight
– Paul McCartney is standing under a huge umbrella, says he gives credit to a guy named John who handles umbrellas. Says he is excited to be there
– George Clooney says he’s been working day and night on the Haiti telethon that starts next friday. He says it’s more about putting tgether the structure, getting phone lines, and putting something together in 8 days that normally takes a year. He says he did it in the past for 911 and for the Tsunami and when there’s a need for compassion it’s a good thing to do.
– Gabourey Sidibe, nominated for Best Actress in a motion picture for “Precious” says her life is crazy right now, on a huge red carpet. A year ago she had the worst job she’s ever had working with Cutco knives because she was so terrible at it. They sent over a knife set for her and she surprised says “I only worked there for 3 days.”
– Calista Flockhart has just arrived
– Choe Sevigny of “Big Love” is wearing a Rob Valentino dress. She kept dry on the red carpet by having her producer holding her umbrella. If she wins she says she will “keep it short and sweet and sassy”
– “Nine” star Kate Hudson says working with Rob Marshall was phenomenal and she was so happy to be a part of a cast that was as big as theirs
– Colin Firth is wearing Tom Ford cufflinks.
– Stanley Tucci says his role in “The Lovely Bones” was the hardest role he’s ever had to play. He had not read the book prior to reading the script, but then read it after.
– U2’s “Winter” song from “Brothers” is nominated, says they were close friends with director Jim Sheridan and once they read the script and saw the first cut they were in.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt says being nominated is nice, because what he loves to do more than anything is work, and if this opens up more jobs than that’s great. He says he has looked up to Leonardo DiCaprio his whole life and loved working with him on “Deception”
– Fringe’s Joshua Jackson says he is a +1.
– Justin Bartha had no idea “The Hangover” would be nominated
– Christina Hendricks says this is her 2nd year at the Globes. She says being on the red carpet with the rain is all about dodging the umbrellas
– “The Hurt Locker’s” Anthony Mackie said he never dreamed the movie would be such a success, when they were making it they were thinking…were in a “hot desert sun and eating bad food”
– Mickey Rourke says his win last year has given him the opportunity to work again. Says his role playing Whiplash in Iron Man 2 is finished, has no future plans yet
– Gabourey Sidibe has just arrived in a green dress
– Mike Tyson just showed up
– Jessalyn Gilsig (”Glee”) is wearing Pamela Rolands, says getting ready for the Golden Globes is like a full time job…it started a few days ago
– Glenn Close says the new season of “Damages” is the best ever and she is wearing Oscar de la Renta
– “Glee’s” Matthew Morrison said a year ago he was on Broadway, says this is the most amazing year of his life, and he is very proud of what he is doing on the show
– “Glee” star Jane Lynch is wearing Ali Rahimi
– Vera Farmiga has just arrived
– “Entourage’s” Perrey Reeves says having a job with Jeremy Piven is fun, she says she is a lucky girl.
– “Glee” star Chris Colfer says if they win he will probably pee on stage
– Adrien Grenier has just arrived
– “Glee” star Lea Michele is wearing Oscar de La Renta
– Sandra Bullock has just arrived
– “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara has just arrived on the red carpet
– “Damages” star Glenn Close has just arrived
– Maggie Gylenhaal has just arrived
– “Glee” star Emma Pillsbury says she eats peanut better everyday
– Lauren Graham has just arrived
– Olivia Wild, a presenter tonight, is wearing Gucci, says that through the charity Artists for Peace and Justice charity, many of the dresses the ladies will be wearing tonight have been donated so that AP&J can auction them off to raise money for Haiti
– Spoiler Alert: During sound check Sigourney Weaver has been named a winner….will she win when it counts for real?
– Jessalyn Gilsig has just arrived on the red carpet
– Amber Riley of “Glee” gives tips to future “Glee” members, advises auditioners to be confident ahead of teim and really, really know all your lines
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