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Golden Globes Awards Show Canceled, Replaced With News Conference
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Posted on 01/09/2008 11:36:11 AM PST by frogjerk

LOS ANGELES — The Golden Globes, the ceremony known for getting Hollywood's awards season off to a rollicking start, will be reduced to a news conference Sunday by the writers strike and will likely draw picket lines and lack star power.

Despite the revamped ceremony announced Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Screen Actors Guild said it was encouraging its members to skip the show in support of the two-month walkout by the Writers Guild of America.

"The WGA informed us they will picket the event on Sunday," the actors guild said in a statement.

Patric M. Verrone, president of the Writers Guild of America West, said union leaders were uncertain if they still would picket outside the Golden Globes since they were unclear about what form the awards announcement would take.

"I would say an awards show in news conference clothing would still be picketed, but I just don't know if it's been definitively decided," Verrone said.

As he arrived at Monday's Critics' Choice Awards, George Clooney said he belongs to six unions and would not cross any picket lines.

Later, as he made a presentation, Clooney said, "Our hope

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: goldenglobes; hollywood; unions; wga; writerstrike
HA HA!
1 posted on 01/09/2008 11:36:13 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

That’s too bad. About the news conference that is.

Who really gives a rats arse? We can go a few weeks without hearing how wonderful entertainers are.

I know I can.


2 posted on 01/09/2008 11:38:20 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: frogjerk

The way it should be! Award shows bore me anyway.


3 posted on 01/09/2008 11:38:42 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: frogjerk

OH THE HORROR!!


4 posted on 01/09/2008 11:39:22 AM PST by cjohnson1 (http://www.uncoveror.com/castro.htm)
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To: frogjerk

These awards shows should be cancelled permanently, period.


5 posted on 01/09/2008 11:39:31 AM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: frogjerk
"We are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony Meat Parade will not take place this year and that millions of viewers suckers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favorite starspompous asses celebrating 2007's outstanding achievements popularity contest in motion pictures and television," association president Jorge Camara said.

Fixed it.

6 posted on 01/09/2008 11:39:52 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk
The writers and the celebrities are very replaceable.

There are tens of thousands of people who would love to be screenwriters and millions of people who would love to be actors.

The nonunion talent pool is enormous and they would love to get a break for a fraction of what the unions are being paid.

There are tons of starving actors out there who have been trying to get into SAG for years.

7 posted on 01/09/2008 11:41:34 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: rockabyebaby

Hey! What about the news ‘broadcasters’? That ain’t the news and somebody must be writing the fiction most of them call ‘news’. Why are they still on air?


8 posted on 01/09/2008 11:42:47 AM PST by SMARTY (Public opinion has the power of the lie/creating it is the work of radical politicians in a democra)
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To: frogjerk

Not that I care a whit, but I thought the writers came to an agreement in the last day or so, that the strike had ended.


9 posted on 01/09/2008 11:43:05 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: frogjerk
No GGs! Gosh what can I do instead?

Drink some adult beverages?
Cook a barbecue?
Make love to the wife?
All of above?

10 posted on 01/09/2008 11:43:20 AM PST by AU72
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To: frogjerk

Gay Gown Designers hit hardest!


11 posted on 01/09/2008 11:44:26 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: frogjerk

The WGA already has won the battle, in that the GG awards ceremony is a goner.

So now they’re picketing a .. news conference?

(As to the dispute underlying the strike itself, I have NO idea which “side” I’d favor. But even it were the WGA side, I can’t imagine wasting the fiscal and other capital on a picket of the “news conference.”)


12 posted on 01/09/2008 11:44:34 AM PST by pogo101
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To: frogjerk

Who knew they needed writers for these exercises in egotism?


13 posted on 01/09/2008 11:44:43 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: frogjerk

Nobody cares about these people. Maybe they’ll finally take the hint.


14 posted on 01/09/2008 11:47:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: AU72
Compared with the more formal Oscars, the Globes are presented at a relaxed event that brings out the frisky side of stars. In 1998, for example, Jack Nicholson mimicked Jim Carrey's "butt-talking" routine in accepting his acting award for "As Good As It Gets."

You mean we are going to miss this wonderful display?

15 posted on 01/09/2008 11:48:49 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: The Louiswu
Gay Gown Designers hit hardest!

LOL!

16 posted on 01/09/2008 11:49:56 AM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: frogjerk

You forgot the line about Hollywood patting themselves on the back for continuing to produce such garbage.


17 posted on 01/09/2008 11:50:10 AM PST by VA_Gentleman (Gotta knack for bein' wrong ~ Dinosaur Jr.)
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To: frogjerk

Any one of these shows could go on without writers. But no one will cross the picket lines.

Last night Queen Latifah did wonderfully winging it for the People’s Choice Awards. We watched all two hours waiting to see *sigh from my daughters* Zac Efron as he took the award for the best song from a movie. He didn’t show.

I actually liked the show. Lots of old films of past winners and Queen herself singing and yucking it up. And yes we booed when Kiefer Sutherland lost to Patrick Dempsey.


18 posted on 01/09/2008 11:52:06 AM PST by netmilsmom (Financing James Marsden's kid's college fund, 1 ticket, 1 DVD at a time.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Shouldn’t these progressive, better-than-us actors be out there supporting the striking union?


19 posted on 01/09/2008 11:52:35 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: frogjerk

I just cannot express how devastated I am by this news. The impact this will have will extend far beyond simply missing the quality performances and inspiring speeches of the winners. What are the celebrity magazines going to write about without the fashion hits and misses? How are we going to know whose political opinion to listen to without seeing them on that stage, accepting their award, and giving their empassioned speech? Who is going to promote fashion designers, so we know what clothes to buy, or what hair style to adopt? How are we going to know which programs we should watch, unless we know what everyone else likes? The loss is incalculable. Please join me in a moment of silent meditation for this loss.

(Do I need a /sarc tag?)


20 posted on 01/09/2008 11:53:24 AM PST by Hoffer Rand
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To: theDentist
Not that I care a whit, but I thought the writers came to an agreement in the last day or so, that the strike had ended.

I have not heard this.

21 posted on 01/09/2008 11:59:53 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

Cancel the Golden Globes? Where is the humanity?


22 posted on 01/09/2008 12:25:00 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: frogjerk

Wouldn’t it be a hoot if the news conference got the same ratings as the show itself??

I say we all watch.


23 posted on 01/09/2008 12:27:32 PM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: frogjerk
Another interesting piece of related news is that one of Hollywood's top 3 payroll service companies, Axium, is filing for bankruptcy. They completely shut down yesterday after no resolutions were found to their 'liquidity crisis'. No one is getting paid for the last 2 weeks of work and clients like union members, production workers and as well as guilds (DGA), studios etc. with bond insurance and payroll deposits are having difficulties getting their deposits, paychecks, residual money and pension payments.

This is very much affecting the smaller independent productions that have to make a large deposit with Axium to cover expenses to which the production 'draws upon'. That money is now frozen and these productions have had to switch to another payroll company and make new deposits with them.

Some are saying the WGA strike was the tipping point as many productions shut down and Axium's cash flow went into the negative. When Axium went to their secured prime lending source for a credit extension...Golden Tree Asset....they were turned down. Because of not being able to pay back taxes etc....it is the rumor that the IRS is now involved.

24 posted on 01/09/2008 12:31:23 PM PST by BossLady ("People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul" - Carl Jung)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Why is this Indian crying? Are casino receipts down YTD?


25 posted on 01/09/2008 12:41:12 PM PST by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: Towed_Jumper
Why is this Indian crying? Are casino receipts down YTD?

Hehe. The "Indian" was actually a guy of Italian descent from Louisiana.

26 posted on 01/09/2008 12:51:23 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Award shows don't bore me because I don't watch them.


27 posted on 01/09/2008 1:21:44 PM PST by MooseMan (Sarcasm included at no additional charge)
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To: All

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28 posted on 01/09/2008 1:23:51 PM PST by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: frogjerk
Not sure what I'd heard, but the strike continues.

I'm usually so good about ignoring those voices in my head, but once all the howler monkeys get in sync.... well... anything can happen.

29 posted on 01/09/2008 1:32:35 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

What a shame. I always like to see who’s carrying $7000 handbags.


30 posted on 01/13/2008 6:14:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: The Louiswu
Gay Gown Designers hit hardest!

Gay gown?
I thought gay apparel was for Christmastime.

31 posted on 01/13/2008 7:58:24 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: frogjerk

That was the 1st worth warching! 31 minutes, no self-aggrandizing spoilt “actors”, “actreeses”, “firectors” etc. overdressed and full of champagne and vicadin accepting awards and giving speeches. I’m hopeful the Oscars run quicker. ;-)


32 posted on 01/14/2008 3:40:23 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: frogjerk

You know, if the writers were actually important, they’d have hired replacement writers already. The NFL did it a few years back.


33 posted on 01/14/2008 3:48:28 AM PST by meyer (Illegal Immigration - The profits are privatized, the costs are socialized.)
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To: The Louiswu
Gay Gown Designers hit hardest!

...and they liked it!

34 posted on 01/14/2008 3:49:49 AM PST by meyer (Illegal Immigration - The profits are privatized, the costs are socialized.)
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To: ValerieTexas
Give us now our gay apparel...Fa La La, Fa La La, Fa...La, La

: )
35 posted on 01/14/2008 4:47:24 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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