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Scrapped Golden Globe ceremony hits Hollywood hard
Yahoo News/ Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 8, 10:06 PM ET 2008 | Jill Serjeant

Posted on 01/09/2008 12:14:44 PM PST by Mad Dawgg

Scrapped Golden Globe ceremony hits Hollywood hard --- REUTERS

By Jill Serjeant
Tue Jan 8, 10:06 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood scrambled on Tuesday to assess the fallout from the decision to scrap the glittering Golden Globe movie and TV awards ceremony and hold only a news conference that few stars are likely to attend.

Caterers, limousine drivers, stylists, hotels and dozens of magazines and TV shows found themselves out of work when this Sunday's star-studded Golden Globes gala dinner and red carpet walk-up fell victim to the nine-week-old screenwriters strike.

"There are a lot of people being hurt by this," said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. He estimated the Golden Globes annually bring in $70-$80 million to the Los Angeles economy.

"A lot of the parties are being canceled and they can run up to $200,000 each. There is a big ripple impact from this in terms of hotel bookings, security guards, parking attendants, beauticians etc.," Kyser said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: goldenglobes; hollywierd; hollywood; movies; unions; wga
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Hmmm, I wonder if all those "little people" not getting to work will harm the plight of those poor "underpaid" writers?

Or do you think they will embrace Solidarity?

Writers going on strike makes about as much sense to me as pro baseball players going on strike.

The Older I get the less the world makes sense to me...

1 posted on 01/09/2008 12:14:48 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg
Does it make me a bad person if I'm sort of....enjoying this?
2 posted on 01/09/2008 12:16:32 PM PST by Allegra (AACCK! Back in Iraq...how'd that happen so fast??)
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To: Mad Dawgg
No bad skanky actresses in bad dresses.
3 posted on 01/09/2008 12:16:41 PM PST by AU72
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To: Mad Dawgg
The real question is what volume of Greenhouse Gases will not be produced by the cancellation of this worthless event?

The Golden Globes award show being canceled by Hollywood might just be the tipping point to sent us all into the next ICE AGE!

4 posted on 01/09/2008 12:17:47 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: Allegra

5 posted on 01/09/2008 12:18:16 PM 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: Mad Dawgg

I’m almost in tears........perhaps I could run for President......or Louisiana governor......


6 posted on 01/09/2008 12:18:26 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Allegra

If enjoying this makes you a bad person, it makes me one, too! I’m lovin’ it!


7 posted on 01/09/2008 12:18:40 PM PST by Theresawithanh (This is my tagline. FRED!!!!!!)
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To: Allegra
Does it make me a bad person if I'm sort of....enjoying this?

Not in the least. Canceling a Hollywood Meat Parade is a good thing.

8 posted on 01/09/2008 12:19:23 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: Mad Dawgg
A lot of the parties are being canceled and they can run up to $200,000 each

Oh freaking WOW!

We had all best buy gold and stock groceries; the economy is going to crash!

please stay out until ..... well, forever.

9 posted on 01/09/2008 12:19:33 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Allegra
"Does it make me a bad person if I'm sort of....enjoying this?"

If it does then we will branded with the same iron!

I believe the term is schadenfreude!

10 posted on 01/09/2008 12:19:37 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Mad Dawgg

Did anyone really watch this Golden Globe stuff anyway? I sat there and thought back for 30 years...I’ve never watched a single one. I can’t think of a reason why I’d watch it. I’d rather watch a repeat of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...than watch the Golden Globe.


11 posted on 01/09/2008 12:19:39 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Mad Dawgg

WaaaaaaaaaaaaH!


12 posted on 01/09/2008 12:19:56 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch......I can’t contain my enjoyment at this..........


13 posted on 01/09/2008 12:20:37 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: AU72

“No bad skanky actresses in bad dresses.”

Or actors.


14 posted on 01/09/2008 12:21:09 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

This is as tragic as Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami, only even more devastating.


15 posted on 01/09/2008 12:21:15 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: pepsionice

VTTBOTS had better looking women.


16 posted on 01/09/2008 12:21:24 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Allegra

‘Does it make me a bad person if I’m sort of....enjoying this?’

No, it just means you and I were probably seperated at birth....(chuckle)

The only Golden Globes I have interest in are those on young ‘healthy’ women with a tan.


17 posted on 01/09/2008 12:21:29 PM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: rockabyebaby
"Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch......I can’t contain my enjoyment at this.........."

Maybe we will get a twofer and they will cancel the Oscars also!

18 posted on 01/09/2008 12:22:27 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: pepsionice
1) I had a Seascape submarine when I was a kid.

2) Ain't Union Labor the greatest?

If you want America to Work Less, Just Say "Union, Yes!"


19 posted on 01/09/2008 12:22:28 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: bill1952

When it doesn’t snow here the grocery stores lose money on bread and milk sales but I haven’t heard them whining about it .


20 posted on 01/09/2008 12:22:30 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

21 posted on 01/09/2008 12:23:02 PM PST by webschooner
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To: pepsionice
I’d rather watch a repeat of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...than watch the Golden Globe.

Awright, now that is a little bit extreme.

How about, I'd rather watch the Golden Globes...sinking to the bottom of the sea?

22 posted on 01/09/2008 12:23:42 PM PST by thulldud
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To: Mad Dawgg
Maybe we will get a twofer and they will cancel the Oscars also!

How suhweeeeeeet would that be, I say cancel them all, permanently, no one will miss these arrogant clowns patting themselves on the back.

23 posted on 01/09/2008 12:23:44 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: Mad Dawgg
"There are a lot of people being hurt by this,"

********************

LOL!

Sorry.

24 posted on 01/09/2008 12:23:51 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Maybe we will get a twofer and they will cancel the Oscars also!

You may just get your wish because Hollywood is talking about it!

25 posted on 01/09/2008 12:24:27 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: Mad Dawgg


I N B R E D

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26 posted on 01/09/2008 12:24:49 PM PST by OESY
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To: Mad Dawgg

maybe congress should hold hearings. sarc/


27 posted on 01/09/2008 12:27:46 PM PST by sappy
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To: ConorMacNessa
Gezunheit, and bring on the panzers! Send them all to Beverly Hills.

vadine

28 posted on 01/09/2008 12:27:56 PM PST by vaudine (RO)
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To: trisham
"There are a lot of people being hurt by this,"

A partial list:

Iranian limo drivers
Mexican Coke dealers
Fashion designers
Pat O'Brien

29 posted on 01/09/2008 12:28:29 PM PST by AU72
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To: frogjerk
"You may just get your wish because Hollywood is talking about it!"

heheheh The Irony is much of those folks claim there is no God.

And yet...

30 posted on 01/09/2008 12:28:42 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Allegra

LOL. Does it make me a bad person if I: (1) had no idea these people were still on strike, or (2) don’t give a flying crap if they ever go back to work?


31 posted on 01/09/2008 12:29:02 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

No two hours of preening glitterpigs on TV? Horrors!


32 posted on 01/09/2008 12:31:07 PM PST by VR-21
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To: webschooner

33 posted on 01/09/2008 12:31:43 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: pepsionice
They can cancel ALL of the awards shows as far as I'm concerned. Photobucket
34 posted on 01/09/2008 12:32:53 PM PST by girlscout
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To: Allegra

Allegra — that would make me a bad person, too.
I’ll meet you at Starbucks....


35 posted on 01/09/2008 12:33:32 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: VR-21
"preening glitterpigs"

Now THAT is an AWESOME NAME for a ROck Band!!!!

36 posted on 01/09/2008 12:35:09 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Mad Dawgg

Cry me a river... (not you Mad Dawgg)

This is a real hoot. Now if only the Oscars can suffer the same fate.

This industry sickens me. I’ve seen enough beautiful people for ten lifetimes.


37 posted on 01/09/2008 12:35:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: xtinct

Exactly. Very nice.


38 posted on 01/09/2008 12:36:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: pepsionice

Hey - I thought David Hedison was HOT!

Come to think of it - we had LOTS of hot guys on TV in the 60’s — REAL men!

I remember when I wanted to run off with either Illya Kuryakin or Mr. Chekov (apparently, I was in a Russian phase)


39 posted on 01/09/2008 12:37:03 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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Professional attention whores

40 posted on 01/09/2008 12:37:33 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Boo-freaking-hoo.


41 posted on 01/09/2008 12:37:47 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss..)
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To: pepsionice

I'll bring the popcorn and beer!.

42 posted on 01/09/2008 12:38:10 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: AU72
A partial list:

Iranian limo drivers
Mexican Coke dealers
Fashion designers
Pat O'Brien

LOL! Pat O'Brien may well be all of the above!

43 posted on 01/09/2008 12:38:23 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: Mad Dawgg

Then there are the goody bags.

What will happen to all that stuff? The attendees won’t be there and won’t get the goody bags. Can it be returned?

What a job, taking 250 bracelets back to Tiffanys to get a refund on a special order.


44 posted on 01/09/2008 12:39:02 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Mad Dawgg

A friend of ours does special effects and he has been off work a lot during the past several weeks. This week he didn’t work a all. He’s currently working on a very big name movie that started filming a few months ago. I would think their script would be finished and the strike wouldn’t affect the project, but for whatever reasons, his work has slowed way down.


45 posted on 01/09/2008 12:39:15 PM PST by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Question is will the Hollywood crowd really want to give up their Starbucks while they all collect unemployment?


46 posted on 01/09/2008 12:39:53 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: evets

Oh good! I was hoping for something to curb my appetite before lunch!


47 posted on 01/09/2008 12:40:03 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Excellent. Next stop, cancelling the mutual butt-sniffing event known as the Oscars...


48 posted on 01/09/2008 12:40:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Abathar

WAIT! Is that the PROTEUS from “Fantasic Voyage???”

Oh.....this cruise down memory lane is so gratifying!


49 posted on 01/09/2008 12:41:53 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: pepsionice

I have never watched a GG award show. Then again, I always avoid the awards shows - they are a waste of bandwidth.


50 posted on 01/09/2008 12:41:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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