January 11th, 2009
07:23 PM ET

From the Globes: Not denied!

I'm a free woman! The nice lady with the clipboard magically got my credential fixed! Then a nice man came and installed the DSL line we were to receive. I bust out of the Deadline Press Room and use the ladies' room - not because I need to, but because I can. And further down the hall, could it be? Yes, it is - FOOD!!

(Editor's note: Denise is following the first rule of journalists: Use the restroom and eat when you get the chance, because you never know when you're going to get the chance again.)

As at a royal banquet, there are waiters everywhere, replenishing platters of food that, frankly, don't need to be replenished. Here's what's on the menu, with stars by the items I'm particularly enjoying:

– Veggie Platter

– Red Potato Salad

– Chinese Chicken Salad *

– Cheese Tortellini

– Mostaccioli with Marinara Sauce

– Chicken Breast with Bernaise Sauce **

– Roast Loin of Pork with Some Sort of Brown Gravy

– Cheese Platter with Dried Apricots, Nuts and Figs

– Assorted rolls

– Dessert platter (with 12 different types of cookies, plus brownie bites)

Definitely better than a fast-food drive-through.

- Denise Quan, CNN Entertainment Correspondent

Filed under: Golden Globes

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  1. Lauren Conley

    Sounds good!! Please send me a doggie bag!!

    January 13, 2009 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jennifer

    Actually no. You are referring to 'payola'...it is completely normal & routine for a journalist to be fed while covering a story. Now–accepting the $10,000 goody bag...not okay.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim

    Actually isn't a journalism rule not to accept free things from the organization you are covering? Just a thought.

    January 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |

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