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George Clooney has been handed a pre-wedding career gift from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - he will be the recipient of next year's (15) Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.
The movie star-turned-director learned he would be the man picking up the coveted honour for his outstanding contributions to filmmaking earlier this month (Sep14), and the HFPA announced he would be the 72nd recipient on Monday (15Sep14). President Theo Kingma says, "The HFPA is honoured to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."
Clooney, who is scheduled to wed fiancee Amal Alamuddin later this month (Sep14), will follow in the footsteps of Woody Allen, who was this year's (14) honouree.
Past recipients have included Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Steven Spielberg, and the late Robin Williams. The Gravity star will pick up his latest accolade at the Golden Globes on 11 January (15).
Break out the waffles, and grab yourself some cheesy blasters: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be returning as hosts of the Golden Globes, in both 2014 and 2015. That's right, everyone's favorite funny ladies are committed to hosting the awards show for two more years. Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma said that the HFPA was "thrilled" that Fey and Poehler had agreed to return, and that the pair had always been the organization's first choice. Looks like those two weren't joking after all when they said that "as Ricky Gervais proved, when you run afowl of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they ask you to host three more times."
Fey and Poehler got rave reviews when they hosted the 2013 awards, and attracted a large number of new viewers for the telecast, boosting ratings by 17 percent. Rumors of their return began circulating at this year's Emmys, when Fey revealed that the two had been asked to host again. And after stealing the opening number by heckling host Neil Patrick Harris, fans began petitioning for them to re-team and host every major upcoming awards show (and some of the smaller ones, as well).
The only downside to Fey and Poehler's return is that it takes the pair out of the running to host the 2015 Oscars. However, in many ways, they are more suited to the drunkest night in Hollywood, as the more informal atmosphere allows them to keep their goofy, weird bits - like when they pretended to be nominees for a fake miniseries called Dog President — without having to worry about big production numbers and dance routines. Fey and Poehler will also make a great counterpoint to Ellen DeGeneres, the 2014 Oscar host, as all three have a similar fun, irreverent style.
The 2014 Golden Globes will air on January 14.
Legendary actor/director Woody Allen is set to be honoured for his career achievements with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The Vicky Cristina Barcelona filmmaker will follow in the footsteps of previous recipients, including Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Steven Spielberg and Robert De Niro, when he picks up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) prize in January (14).
A statement issued by HFPA president Theo Kingma reads, "There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen. His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure."
A tribute to Allen will be included in the next Golden Globes ceremony, which takes place on 12 January (14).
An initial autopsy report has come out of the LA County Coroner's Office formally ruling Tony Scott's Aug. 19 death a suicide. According to Deadline.com, the coroner says the famed director-producer and Top Gun helmer had “therapeutic level of Mirtazipine (Remeron), which is an anti-depressant, and zopiclone (Lunesta), a sleep-aid" in his body when he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Calif.
While the drugs weren't the cause of his death, the report does say that the 68-year-old passed away from the injuries caused by his fall. Drowning is also listed as a "significant condition."
Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, had left a suicide note in his office on the day of his death. His family has shot down reports that he had been suffering from incurable brain cancer — and E! says that there was no mention of cancer in the initial autopsy report that was conducted on Aug. 20.
For now, this is all the information that is available surrounding Scott's death. The full autopsy report will be released in two weeks.
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