While the party begins at the Golden Globes, it's not until after the last award is handed out that the real antics begin. Everyone who is anyone in Hollywood leaves the awards dinner and heads upstairs at the Beverly Hills Hilton to hit a string of ultra exclusive after-parties. And on Sunday night, the parties really got going. Mel Gibson and Lucy Liu were spotted tearing up the dance floor at the HBO shindig; Al Roker gave Giada De Laurentiis a piggyback ride at the Warner Bros. party; and Heidi Klum chowed down on french fries at the Weinstein event.
The stars like to let loose and, occasionally, make fools of themselves. But, unfortunately for them, what happens at the Golden Globes after-parties doesn't stay at the Golden Globes after-parties. These are the secrets from past Globes parties that you probably have never heard before.
Six Golden Globe After-Party Secrets
1. Lindsay Lohan is a party crasher. In 2012, Lohan pulled a stunt and crashed the Weinstein party. "She was not invited. She just walked on in. Everyone was like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe she just walked in," a party-goer who saw the whole event go down tells Hollywood.com. "She just came through the back and they let her in." Security didn't realize that Lohan wasn't on the guest list. "The security, when they see who it is, they just let them in," the source says. "It's Lindsay Lohan. They're not going to say no. They're assuming she's invited."
2. Certain actors like to hook up with journalists. "I've see a journalist go home with a celebrity," another insider tells us. "That tends to be a trend." And certain celebrity A-listers have a reputation as ladies' men. "You can spot the playboys," the insider says. "Wilmer Valderrama is known to be a playboy; Jeremy Piven is known to be a playboy; [and] Adrian Grenier, back in the day, he was known as a playboy.
3. Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard's put on a major PDA show. "It was when they were first starting to date and I wasn't sure if they had come out as a couple yet," the insider says. "Kate and Alexander were just going at in the main room. Not groping, but just hardcore making out." They were oblivious to the party around them. "They didn't care who was in front of them," the insider says. "They were just making out."
4. Ricky Gervais is pretty full of himself. "[One year] when he hosted, he held court. He had a table to himself and people were approaching him like he was the king," the insider says. "He wasn't leaving his table, people were going to him. He wasn't getting up." In not-so-surprising news, our insider adds, "He was kind of a d*ck."
5.The "rat-faced people of television" (as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey referred to themselves Sunday) party harder than movie actors. "When the caliber of celebrity is less, they tend to have more fun and let their hair down," the insider says. "You're going to find that the TV stars know how to party and have more fun than the big movie stars."
6. Where do people go for the after-after-party? Our insider says the party usually winds up at the Chateau Marmont. "The ones at the Hilton can get fun because people are already loose, but once you're out for that long anyway, most of them continue the night away," the insider says.
For the Oscars, our insider says it's a bit different and that people usually wind up going to an infamous after-party thrown each year by one particular agent who will remain unnamed. And it's at this party that people get really crazy. "[The agent has] a big party at his house in the hills, and you [have] to get a security code or a secret code to get in," the insider says. "I was there in 2008, and it was the sh*t. Everybody was there. Every big name was there in young Hollywood and not behaving."
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In 2004 filmmaker Morgan Spurlock made the documentary Super Size Me about the fast food industry with a simple message: those places are really bad for you. But the most recent fast food chain controversy making headlines has nothing to do with staggering statistics about caloric intake,, or the troubling obesity epidemic, or an animal rights issue. This one is a hot button political and human rights issue.
Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A has sparked a national and media firestorm after it was revealed that the Christian company (their locations are closed on Sundays for religious observation) has donated millions of dollars to anti-gay marriage and pro-heterosexual marriage organizations over the years. The controversy began earlier this month when the restaurant chain's president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy told the website The Biblical Recorder, "We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families – some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that."
Since then, the news of Cathy and Chick-fil-A's business model and their stance on gay rights has become a divisive human rights and political issue (while Republican politicians like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have showed their support for Chick-fil-A, both Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have expressed they feel the chains have no place in their respective cities); it is a topic that has caught the attention of Hollywood as well.
While there are some celebrities you could still run into in a Chick-fil-A (including hockey player Tim Thomas, who has publicly stated that he is supporting the chain), here's our guide to the stars you definitely won't catch lining up for chicken sandwiches or waffle fries at the restaurant anytime soon:
The Office star Ed Helms, an Atlanta native himself, shared his thoughts on the Chick-fil-A controversy when he tweeted, "Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."
Actress/political activist Mia Farrow tweeted her sentiments about the chain, telling followers, "Chick-fil-A Is a disgrace If you support gay rights/human rights don't go there."
Likely much to the relief of Camilla, The Muppets severed their ties with Chick-fil-A. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," their official statement read, "Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD."
As Jon Stewart put it quite simply during a segment on The Daily Show, Cathy is "such an a**hole, not even Boston will tolerate you."
Roseanne Barr made it very clear she is vehemently against Chick-fil-A and Cathy's business model, but her choice of words found her in hot water, too. After Barr tweeted, "anyone who eats S%#@ Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ," causing something of an uproar. "christian liars: i never wished cancer on you at all-jesus will punish u 4 ur deceit-I said processed foods cause cancer,” she wrote. Barr later followed up with an apology tweet for the insensitive remarks that read, “Retreading my tweet I realize that I used the wrong word-I shouldn’t have used the word deserves. I shouldn’t have used the word deserves in my tweet and I apologize.”
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Think Mean Girls meets High School Musical meets whatever other high school teen scenario you can think of. Here four teenage girls make up the Bratz contingency each come from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds—just like the dolls they are based on. There’s Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos) a quiet Latina beauty with a great voice; Sasha (Logan Browning) the outgoing black cheerleader who loves to dance; Jade (Janel Parrish) a lovely Asian fashionista who also a wiz in chemistry; and Cloe (Skyler Shayne) the tall Caucasian blonde who despite being a klutz is a star on the soccer field. They’ve been best friends forever (or BFF as they lovingly refer to it) but once they hit high school they drift apart and into respective cliques organized by the narcissistic class president Meredith (Cheslea Staub). Still these BFF’s—who live for clothes make-up and hair products—won’t be pushed down. They’re gonna shake things up and prove it’s always best to just be yourself and stick together. You can’t really blame the unknown girls—each very cute in their own way—for wanting to bring the Bratz dolls to life. It’s a big deal! They get to sing and dance and wear all these cool clothes! They get to throw food in a cafeteria lunch fight! They get to serve sweets at Meredith’s Sweet 16 party dressed as clowns and still look fabulous! All the young girls in the audience will idolize them and wish they were a Brat too (perhaps to their parents’ chagrin). No it’s the adults in the movie you have to scratch your head about and ask “Do they really need the money that bad?” Character actors such as Lainie Kazan who plays Yasmin’s wise grandmother and Jon Voight as the inept high school principal and Meredith’s father just embarrass themselves over and over again—especially Voight who along with his mediocre appearance in Transformers has become the go-to guy to star in movies based on toys. And what’s with this latest trend to make live-action flicks based on toys? You can understand Transformers because they already had their own cartoon show and you know the movie would at least be action-packed full of cool visual effects. But a Bratz movie is a little too much. Even though it tries really hard to send positive messages there’s really nothing redeeming about turning little dolls—who frankly dress a little on the trashy side—into flesh-and-blood teenagers obsessed with how they look and dealing with high school politics. Bratz really only distinguishes itself from other Mean Girls-type movies because of the toy franchise. It would have been easier to take had it aired on the Disney Channel.
NYPD Racial Profiling?
Monday Night Football
Comments made about
the Welsh by Anne Robinson, host of the new NBC game show The Weakest Link,
have not been deemed racist by Britain's Broadcasting Standards Commission, according
to the BBC News. By calling the Welsh "irritating and annoying," however, Robinson
"came close to the boundaries of acceptability," the BSC said.
Protests exploded when
Robinson called the Welsh one of her pet hates on the BBC show Room 101.
"I've never taken to them.
What are they for?" she reportedly said.
Parliament, Welsh MPs and
North Wales police criticized Robinson for inciting racial hatred.
The BSC ruled that "neither
the overall content nor the style of this programme was racist."
Robinson has since made
amends with the Welsh community by giving free services to a Welsh Tourist Board
Easter publicity campaign. She wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the message "Wales
Open for Easter."
Diddy in trouble again
After his months-long trial
on bribery and gun possession charges, of which he was acquitted, rapper Sean
Combs cannot seem to stay out of court.
He was pulled over Saturday
night for allegedly making an illegal lane change while driving a scooter along
Miami Beach's Ocean Drive. Police charged Combs
with driving without a suspended license. He had to sign "a promise to appear"
form for a court date, the police told Reuters. The date has yet to be set.
This was after he had been
stopped Tuesday for allegedly speeding in Golden Beach, Fla., where he was carrying
a suspended New York driver's license. Police did not arrest Combs
because he said he did not know he had a suspended license.
license had been suspended in February because of failure to pay a parking fine,
according to the Miami Herald.
told Miami Beach police that he thought his New York attorney had straightened
out his license problem.
"Because of the holiday
weekend, paperwork that was processed in New York regarding the license had yet
to reach the national system," Natalie Moar, Combs' spokeswoman, told the Miami
denies NYPD is gunning for rappers
Mayor Rudolph Guiliani
dismissed claims that the New York Police Department is looking to nail rappers
such as Jay-Z, who was arrested last week on a weapons charge after leaving a
"The NYPD targets people
who illegally possess [and use] guns, and they target people who kill each other.
They criminally profile. Every bit of evidence suggests that…Here's a way not
to get in trouble with the NYPD: Don't shoot anybody, don't rob anybody, don't
rape anybody and don't carry guns illegally." Guiliani told NYPost.com.
Police, who arrested Jay-Z
and three members of his crew early Friday, said they found a loaded Glock 23
.40-caliber semiautomatic handgun in Jay-Z's Chevy Suburban. They were released
Friday afternoon after their arraignment.
Jay-Z and his camp later
insinuated that the police may be "profiling" rappers - watching or pulling them
over to try and get some illegal activity, NYPost.com reported.
Knight happy to get out
Multimillionaire rap mogul
Marion "Suge" Knight will be released from prison this week after serving five
years of a nine-year sentence on assault-related charges.
"The first thing that I'm
gonna do when I get out of here is take an hour-long bath. I'm sick of showers,"
Knight, the co-founder of the rap label Death Row, told The Associated Press.
"Then, I'm going to get
me a double cheeseburger and some chili-cheese fries. I've been thinking about
them…for five years."
He is scheduled to spend
up to two months in a halfway house or work-release program and should be free
and clear by midsummer.
Knight produced several
platinum records by the late rap star Tupac
Shakur, whose just-released Until the End of the Time hit No. 1 its
first week in stores.
talks to the experts
A conference call between
the popular song-swapping Web site Napster and a court-appointed technical expert
was held Friday to resolve disputes over the injunction against Napster in the
trading of copyrighted songs on the service.
Reuters reported that both
sides declined comment and that the U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ordered
the transcript of the call sealed.
Robert Frackman, attorney
for the recording industry, told Reuters on Thursday that the conference call
was to "set the protocol and parameters for the technical expert going forward."
Napster had come under
fire after the March 5 injunction, with the court complaining that it was not
working quickly and successfully enough to stop the trading of copyrighted songs
completely, as ordered.
Napster said it is doing
the best it could to comply but blamed record labels for not identifying songs
to be blocked in total compliance. Judge Patel hoped the call with the technical
expert would help Napster to understand alternatives available to them.
Alec Guinness' secret
Apparently, one of Britain's
best-loved actors, Sir Alec Guinness, was bisexual according to three new biographies
due out next year, the BBC News reported.
The actor, who died last
year at 86, was charged with a homosexual act in a public restroom in 1946, right
before he was to play his debut film role in Great Expectations.
Guinness was able to keep
it out of the press. Had the news been widely spread, it would have certainly
stifled a career that was just starting out.
His bisexuality was known
by his family and friends, according Garry O'Connor, whose biography is due out
"He escaped into his acting
and the church as comfort ... [it gave] him much needed security from the demons
of his sexuality" O'Connor told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper.
Guinness received a knighthood
in 1960. He had one child with his wife, Merula.
Wars" on display
The 34-foot Naboo starfighter
model used in the making of the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom
Menace will be on display from April 28 through June 24 at the Arts and Industries
Building of the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit also will include an interactive
kiosk, showing the creative process of creating the starfighter and the film in
Records closes shop
Giant Records, the Nashville
record label home to the Wilkinsons and bluegrass great Johnny
Staats, has packed up and called it a day.
Current clients, including Clay
McCoy and Georgia
Middleman, will move to the Nashville office of Warner Bros., Music Row
magazine reported. About 15 Giant employees lost their jobs.
receive input from politicos
Leaders of the Writers
Guild of America aren't afraid of a little political interaction.
According to a report by
the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan sat down Thursday
with top honchos from the to discuss what measures might be taken to avoid a writers'
The WGA met Friday with
California's director of the department of industrial relations Steve Smith to
talk about the potential work stoppage.
A study that quantifies
the negative fiscal impact of the looming writers' strike will likely be released
this week by Riordan's office.
"The mayor was great. He's
leaving office soon, but he is not overlooking his responsibility to the city
of Los Angeles," WGA spokeswoman Cheryl Rhoden told the Hollywood Reporter.
Talks between the guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers
have been stalled since March 1, but are scheduled to resume Tuesday. The current
agreement between the WGA and the AMPTA expires May 1.
producer loses his wings
Peters, producer of such box office hits as A Star Is Born, Caddyshack,
Batman, and The Witches of Eastwick, has lost his lucrative production
deal with the Warner Bros. Studio, Variety reports.
Currently producing Columbia
Pictures' Ali, starring Will
Smith and Jon Voight,
Peters' arrangement with Warner Bros. quietly ended on March 6. Peters
will continue to develop projects for Warners, including remakes of Superman,
A Star Is Born, and Around the World in 80 Days.
Peters' career as a producer
began in 1976 with the Barbra
Streisand vehicle, A Star Is Born. Peters,
partnered with Peter Guber,
produced Batman, The Witches of Eastwick, and Vision Quest
for Warner Bros.
and Guber tried to buy out MGM in 1988 and ran Sony Pictures from 1989 to 1994, but returned to Warner Bros. after each failed foray.
ratings gain, NBC's profits fall in Q1
The nation's economic slowdown
has reached the high-flying world of network television.
Despite being the top-rated
network, NBC's parent unit General Electric said Thursday that profits during
the first quarter of 2001 were $48 million less than the same quarter in 2000,
dropping from $394 million to $346 million. Revenues remained relatively stable
at $1.35 billion for the quarter.
According to Variety, NBC
has for the fourth straight year won the sweeps for the key demographic, adults
18-49. NBC has the five most popular comedies on telelvision (Friends,
Will & Grace, Just Shoot Me, Frasier, and The Weber Show),
the highest-rated drama (ER) and the newsmagazine that most people watch
In GE's report, NBC claimed
to be the only network with ratings growth over 2000.
Night Football" schedule remains rigid
ABC isn't complaining.
ABC, host of Monday
Night Football, will air three games featuring reigning Super Bowl Champion
Baltimore Ravens three times during the 2001-02 NFL season. The New York Giants
(NFC Champions), the Minnesota Vikings (AFC Central Champions) and the St. Louis
Rams (Super Bowl XXXIV Champs) also will each play three Monday night games. Three
times is the maximum number that a team can appear on Monday night in one season.
ABC had hoped for a more
flexible approach to the schedule, whereby the network could choose the matchup
in the waning weeks of the season, according to Variety. This would have
allowed ABC to choose games with playoff implications to keep ratings high.
While ABC wasn't granted
that option, it did receive ratings relief, with permission to broadcast the final
two games on their slate on Saturday night. The last two Monday nights of the
season fall out on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, when TV ratings traditionally
ABC also will broadcast
two wild-card games on Jan 3 and the Pro Bowl on Feb. 3.
*NSync frontman's hoop dreams If his girlfriend can do it, why not Justin? In the wake of girlfriend Britney Spears' success as an author (A Mother's Gift, co-written by Spears' mom), *NSync singer Justin Timberlake has signed a reported seven-figure deal with Ballantine Books to pen his own novel, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
With the working title Crossover Dribble, Timberlake's tome centers around
a professional basketball star, Jason Windriver, trying to take his team to the
championship. Ballantine hasn't released any other details. There's no set date for the release of Timberlake's novel, according to the report.