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SOURCES: NBC And Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cancel Televised Golden Globes
LA Weekly ^ | 1/7/08 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 01/07/2008 11:45:21 AM PST by BurbankKarl

The Hollywood writers strike can now claim its first awards show casualty. The latest I'm hearing from my sources as of a few minutes ago is that NBC will not be televising the Golden Globes as planned on January 13th. Insiders tell me also that the entire event, even if it were held untelevised, will be cancelled. And the Hollywood Foreign Press Association instead will merely make an announcement of the winners. I've not yet received any official confirmation of any of this. But insiders tell me that NBC Universal topper Jeff Zucker and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which bestows the Golden Globes made the decision together.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: goldenglobes; goodnews; hollywood; nbc; unions; wga; z
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1 posted on 01/07/2008 11:45:22 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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Excellent. Now if we can only extend this strike until after the Oscars is scheduled to be broadcast.

Very cool!


2 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:29 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: BurbankKarl

Aw shucks. Who watches these things anyway?

I suppose all the dress designers and stylists will be looking for work for that day.


3 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:32 AM PST by SueRae
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To: BurbankKarl

Oh, the humanity!


4 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:34 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: BurbankKarl

Boo Hoo. Shoots my plans for that evening, sure.


5 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:49 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: BurbankKarl

Excellent. Now if we can only extend this strike until after the Oscars is scheduled to be broadcast.

Very cool!


6 posted on 01/07/2008 11:47:59 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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7 posted on 01/07/2008 11:48:27 AM PST by digger48
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To: BurbankKarl

Can they cancel Hollywood too while they are at it?


8 posted on 01/07/2008 11:48:48 AM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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If Hollywood hadn’t told us I seriously doubt anyone would have noticed.


9 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:05 AM PST by joebuck
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Thank you to the writers... They've spared us from turning the channel in order to avoid watching the celebrities' gratuitous self-accolades...

cheers !!!

10 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:36 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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First Britney - now this.......WHY, WHY, WHY?

BTW, what is it you do that you get all the goodies?

11 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:57 AM PST by TightyRighty
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Why would it be a good thing is a longstanding American tradition (over 80 years)like the Oscars were cancelled? Unlike the Golden Globes, the Oscars have credibility.


12 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:12 AM PST by Borges
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So what your saying is: if I happen to be flipping channels on that night, the odds that I don’t flip right past NBC have improved from 0% to 5%, slightly better if some form of L&O is on.


13 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:39 AM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: BurbankKarl

In more important news, I am eating a gummy bear.


14 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:49 AM PST by sappy
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In more important news, I am eating a gummy bear.


15 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:51 AM PST by sappy
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Well that just ruins my whole minute........


16 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:15 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: BurbankKarl

One less chance for the dillusional self importants to self copulate together is a good thing in my book.


17 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:28 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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Boo! Hoo!


18 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:46 AM PST by lonestar
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A Hollywood circle jerk canceled? What is next, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria?


19 posted on 01/07/2008 11:54:52 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: SueRae
Who watches these things anyway?

Dinosaur media people who enjoy seeing Left-wingers give awards to other Left-wingers because they've publicly embraced the latest Socialist cause célèbre.

A complete waste of airtime and bandwidth that could be used much more effectively by broadcasting interviews with Ann Coulter or firearms training courses.

20 posted on 01/07/2008 11:55:30 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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