Monday, January 7, 2008

sorry, rumer

As you probably know, Meryn and I are one person. Thus, me taking over her job as official Writer's Strike beat reporter isn't really as traumatic as you might think.

The latest news from Hollywood, as of tonight:

HOLLYWOOD, CA, January 7, 2008 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced that the recipients of Golden Globe Awards in 25 categories will be revealed during an hour-long HFPA press conference at The Beverly Hilton to be covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00 pm PST on January 13. “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” NBC telecast and champagne dinner in The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom is officially cancelled.

That means: no pretty people in pretty clothes getting tipsy and making far awesomer speeches than at the Emmys or Oscars.

With so many A-list actors deciding not to cross picket lines by appearing at the show, the HFPA really had no choice. I think this is appropriate, given the ongoing conflicts involving the WGA. Doesn't mean it doesn't suck, though. And it's definitely making me nervous as to the future of my beloved, Jon-Stewart-hosted Academy Awards. Fingers crossed that the studios come to their senses soon.

-Anna, whose subject line refers to the fact that celebutard Rumer Willis will no longer get to be "Miss Golden Globe," which might be the only good bit of news to come out of this.

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