What's the verdict on the Golden Globes 2012?
January 16th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

What's the verdict on the Golden Globes 2012?

Likely to the relief of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony went off more or less without a hitch. (There were two curse words that had to be censored and more than one penis joke, but these are the Globes, not the Oscars.)

The expected big winners - George Clooney, Meryl Streep, "The Artist" - took home their awards, and host Ricky Gervais was far less needling of those in the audience as he was in 2011. But that could've been because we also seemed to see less of him.

"It appeared that he was offstage much more than in the past," says a review on the Huffington Post. And when he was on stage, this viewer found it almost painful to watch him, "because his performance was so emasculated...All in all, it was [routine], with scant entertainment."

The only glitch is that doesn't make much of a show for the viewers at home.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Golden Globes
'Napoleon Dynamite' loses something in TV translation
January 16th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

'Napoleon Dynamite' loses something in TV translation

Sunday night brought the debut of anticipated series "Napoleon Dynamite" with a two episode premiere on Fox.

Needless to say, if the original 2004 movie wasn't your cup of tea, you won't like this much either. So what did it offer for fans?

One thing the movie had going for it was an original comic voice. There simply wasn't anything like "Napoleon Dynamite" or its characters, all of whom are back and, for the most part, voiced by the same actors in this series.

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Peter Dinklage raises awareness for injured actor
January 16th, 2012
08:01 AM ET

Peter Dinklage raises awareness for injured actor

Peter Dinklage's work on HBO's acclaimed "Game of Thrones" earned him a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a TV series on Sunday, and the 42-year-old used the spotlight to raise awareness for a fellow thespian who's been injured in a random attack.

"I want to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England," Dinklage said at the end of his acceptance speech. "His name is Martin Henderson. Google him."

If you do, you'll find that Martin Henderson is a 37-year-old aspiring actor who was the victim of an October attack in which he was picked up and then thrown to the ground, the BBC reports.

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