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NBC ... Cancel Televised Golden Globes; Entire Event Will Be Scrapped (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | January 7, 2008 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 01/07/2008 11:49:01 AM PST by abb

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: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dbm; goldenglobes; hollywood; movie; nbc; television; unions; wga
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Monday afternoon Good News!
1 posted on 01/07/2008 11:49:03 AM PST by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


2 posted on 01/07/2008 11:49:50 AM PST by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

Yawn.


3 posted on 01/07/2008 11:50:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: abb

And yet another thing on TV that I had absolutely no plans of watching totally screwed up. I am trying to think of ONE thing about this strike that I even noticed. Nope, can’t think of anything.


4 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:34 AM PST by Always Right
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To: abb

And yet another thing on TV that I had absolutely no plans of watching totally screwed up. I am trying to think of ONE thing about this strike that I even noticed. Nope, can’t think of anything.


5 posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:59 AM PST by Always Right
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To: abb
We now present the Golden Globes.


6 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:48 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: abb

As if I would’ve noticed


7 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:52 AM PST by JZelle
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To: abb

Bush’s Fault.

[first in!]


8 posted on 01/07/2008 11:52:56 AM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Change is Good" is the ideology of a cancer cell.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
More Golden Globes!


9 posted on 01/07/2008 11:54:18 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: abb
EXCELLENT!
10 posted on 01/07/2008 11:54:36 AM PST by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: abb

No tv + no ability to tell the rest of us how great they are = no show.


11 posted on 01/07/2008 11:55:07 AM PST by yetidog
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To: abb

I hope the strike lasts the rest of the year.


12 posted on 01/07/2008 11:55:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Steve0113

Oh no! How WILL we celebrate our anniversary now?


13 posted on 01/07/2008 11:56:01 AM PST by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: abb

How are we supposed to do our thinking without the writers and the entertainment industry. What if choreographers strike, will we be unable to dance. What if architects strike, will we be unable to build gov’t buildings.


14 posted on 01/07/2008 11:56:23 AM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: abb

Well, well. This is good news.


15 posted on 01/07/2008 11:57:17 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: abb

Whatever happened to to the Hollywood mantra —

The Show Must Go on.


16 posted on 01/07/2008 11:57:43 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: abb

A tragic loss for all of those self-congralutory do-naughts! ...Middle America yawns!


17 posted on 01/07/2008 11:57:44 AM PST by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Always Right
100% of my TV time is spent watching Brit Hume-60 min x 5 days, History or Military Channel for about 1 Hour after Hume ends, Sunday football (Go Giants) and that is it .

I could not possibly tell anyone under penalty of death when was the last time I watched a network show of any kind.

18 posted on 01/07/2008 11:57:45 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: RightWhale
Mr Bean crosses the picket line to expose the Golden Globes


19 posted on 01/07/2008 11:58:56 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: RightWhale

I’m waiting for the Socialists to strike and to put a halt to their own agenda.


20 posted on 01/07/2008 12:00:41 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I was talking about PRESIDENT Bush.


21 posted on 01/07/2008 12:00:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Change is Good" is the ideology of a cancer cell.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

NO NO NO, not teh Golden Globe awards!
Whats next? The TONY awards, The Spirit Awards, The Hip Hop BET Awards?
How can we go on?


22 posted on 01/07/2008 12:10:49 PM PST by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: abb

Gee whiz, another “awards” show I’ll not be able to snub again.


23 posted on 01/07/2008 12:12:22 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: abb

Gee whiz, another “awards” show I’ll not be able to snub again.


24 posted on 01/07/2008 12:12:42 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: abb

I haven’t cared about the Golden Globes since the Pia Zadora (remember her?) scandal several years ago.


25 posted on 01/07/2008 12:12:50 PM PST by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: abb
Photobucket I don't believe they're keep it afloat!!!!
26 posted on 01/07/2008 12:13:14 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: abb

does anybody really watch these award shows anyway?


27 posted on 01/07/2008 12:13:22 PM PST by joe fonebone (When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout)
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To: abb
Photobucket I don't believe they're keep it afloat!!!!
28 posted on 01/07/2008 12:14:15 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: abb
Photobucket I don't believe they're keep it afloat!!!!
29 posted on 01/07/2008 12:14:17 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: abb

Oh wow! That means I won’t be able to watch I never had any desire to watch.


30 posted on 01/07/2008 12:19:57 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: abb

Oh wow! That means I won’t be able to watch something I never had any desire to watch.


31 posted on 01/07/2008 12:20:35 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: abb; All

Wait, does this mean we’ll all have to decide for OURSELVES what is the best entertainment, as opposed to the illuminati making these decisions for us?

Not since an Emmy was given to an Oscar awards show have I felt so indifferent.


32 posted on 01/07/2008 12:28:32 PM PST by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: abb

Well, there goes the Charlie Wilson propaganda. It was preordained to sweep the Golden Globes.

Guess Ronaldo magnus revicionism will have to be put on hold.


33 posted on 01/07/2008 12:44:22 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: abb

Hollywood writers are on strike?! Oh, the humanity!


34 posted on 01/07/2008 1:07:30 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: abb

WOO-HOO! Let these writers toast all the awards shows. They will really tick off almost everybody, and we get the benefit of less crap being beamed out to us.


35 posted on 01/07/2008 1:11:10 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: abb

Ouch!!That’s really hitting below the belt in the golden globes region! Now I won’t be able to turn the “award” show off,like I usually do.


36 posted on 01/07/2008 1:14:59 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: abb
I was SO looking forward to being preached at by a buncha vapid, self-congratulatory morons. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to watch FNC election coverage for that.
37 posted on 01/07/2008 1:15:58 PM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: abb

One award show down. Thirteen (or so) to go!!


38 posted on 01/07/2008 1:20:41 PM PST by bpjam (Harry Reid doesn't even have 32% of my approval)
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To: abb

The beauty is that the writers have already lost more income than would have come their way if their demands had been met on day one.


39 posted on 01/07/2008 1:22:08 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

There are some Freepers in the WGA, you know.


40 posted on 01/07/2008 1:28:52 PM PST by karnage
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To: wtc911
The beauty is that the writers have already lost more income than would have come their way if their demands had been met on day one.
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41 posted on 01/07/2008 1:37:21 PM PST by Milhous (Gn 22:17 your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Nope. Those are silicon globes.


42 posted on 01/07/2008 1:38:27 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: abb

Serves the actors right.What if nobody cares but them?


43 posted on 01/07/2008 1:41:20 PM PST by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: karnage

Are you one of them?


44 posted on 01/07/2008 1:44:50 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

Mea culpa!


45 posted on 01/07/2008 3:24:16 PM PST by karnage
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To: abb

How does the writers strike stop the Golden Globes... not that I’ve ever watched it.


46 posted on 01/07/2008 4:32:49 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: abb

Now, if only we could get Congress to go on strike for the rest of the year.


47 posted on 01/07/2008 4:56:26 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

The WGA was going to put up a picket line which the actors wouldn’t cross. The actors are all SAG members and are inclined to honor picket lines, in most cases.


48 posted on 01/07/2008 5:00:43 PM PST by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

I’ve never even known what the Golden Globes were for, unless they belonged to Demi Moore, and those came out of a box. Just another meaningless “award” from a bunch of twits to a bunch of twits.


49 posted on 01/07/2008 6:13:33 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: karnage

We should talk...I’m doing the indie thing in NYC.


50 posted on 01/07/2008 8:11:10 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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