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Monday, January 12, 2009

Golden Globes had some BIG moments, beginning with Drew's hair

The obvious priority of last night's viewing was the long-awaited premiere of "24.'' After all, you miss Jack and he'll kick your a--. (More on that after tonight's second "two-hour event,'' but let's just say Jack is sooo back and Tony's soooo ... dirty!) But for us awards-show junkies, it was impossible to stay away from the unchaperoned celeb party that is the Golden Globes. After devouring a full-hour of pre-show red carpet cheesiness courtesy of Ryan Seacrest on E!, I couldn't help but circle back and run through the three hours of actual awards on TiVo.

Random thoughts from what went down:

What was up with Drew Barrymore's hair? Big! Huge! Plus, it looked like she slept on it the night before.

And what was up with Renee Zellweger's hair? Made her look like she was 50.

Totally fun to see Brangelina blow off Ryan Seacrest, wasn't it? He spotted them on the carpet and flew off his assigned platform in pursuit. "Brad?'' "Angelina?'' No response -- not even a flinch -- as they posed for photogs right in front of him, just as a bouncer in a tuxedo scolded Ryan for stepping into a restricted area. Good stuff.

Was it wrong to root for Mickey Rourke to win for "The Wrestler'' just so he could have a crack at the microphone? He didn't disappoint. Multiple utterances of the word "balls,'' the finger from his director and a shoutout to his dogs, which was oddly touching.

Ricky Gervais is funny. He should get his own awards show to host. Maybe take one away from Jimmy Kimmel.

Would someone please give Miley Cyrus a little PR training. Not only did we get her on the carpet with Seacrest, but Mom and Dad, too. First, she joked that the secret to being such a tight family was that she gets beat and then whined that all she got for her 16th birthday was her mom's "used Porsche.''

Was it just me or did presenter Drew Barrymore announce "The Tudors'' as "The Tudor''? Maybe it was the hairspray fumes.

Kate Winslet seldom disappoints -- on screen, at the microphone, on the carpet, at the table with Leo, whom she made tear up with her acceptance speech for "Revolutionary Road.'' It was all very Jack and Rose. Plus, bonus points for trying to thank the other women she was nominated with but then couldn't remember the "other one,'' who just happened to be Angelina. Ha.

Ditto for Laura Linney on the seldom-disappoints thing.

You see that creepy shot of Marc Anthony stroking J.Lo's arm at the table? She didn't look happy. Didn't look happy on the red carpet earlier, either. We're just sayin'...

Anybody else immediately think "thoughtless little pig'' when Alec Baldwin thanked his daughter Ireland in his speech? Didn't want to think it -- it just kind of happened.

Tina Fey looked kind of miffed when Tracy Morgan delivered the WHOLE acceptance speech for "30 Rock,'' didn't you think?

After her endearing acceptance speech, here's hoping Sally Hawkins' "Happy-Go-Lucky'' makes it to a Green Bay movie theater.

Celebs we barely recognized: a skinny, disheveled Paul Giamatti and a dark and hairy Sting.

Celebs we missed during the camera rounds at the tables: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack Nicholson.

-- Kendra Meinert,

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Ooh, I watched the rerun of the pre-Globes red carpet coverage this morning on E! News and Brangelina's obvious diss of Ryan Seacrest was worth having to listen to him interview everyone else.

Also, props to Anil Kapoor (of "Slumdog Millionaire") for jumping up and down like a kid when director Danny Boyle thanked him in his acceptance speech. I think PDiddy was a bit alarmed.


By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At January 12, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Tracy Morgan = funniest human being on the planet.

By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 13, 2009 at 2:52 PM  

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