Elton John lost his 'Madonna won't win' bet
January 16th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

Elton John lost his 'Madonna won't win' bet

Hopefully Sir Elton John isn't a betting man - or maybe he is, and that's why he appeared to have such a sourpuss on at the Golden Globes last night.

The Brit legend told Carson Daly on the red carpet before the show that while he did have stiff competition in the best original song in a motion picture category, fellow nominee Madonna didn't stand a "f*****g chance" of winning the award.

Madonna's song "Masterpiece" from "W.E." was nominated alongside Elton's work from "Gnomeo & Juliet," "Hello, Hello," and since he chuckled as he said that, we're going to guess it was a joke.

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Replay: Morgan Freeman takes a bath in a casket
January 16th, 2012
12:19 PM ET

Replay: Morgan Freeman takes a bath in a casket

It doesn't get much more elegant than Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren presenting Morgan Freeman with a Golden Globes honor, but whomever crafted the highlight reel of Freeman's career included an ingenious little clip to remind us of the actor's beginnings.

Freeman, 74, was this year's esteemed recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award. As Dame Mirren introduced his varied body of work, which includes everything from playing a president ("Deep Impact") to playing Nelson Mandela ("Invictus") to playing God ("Bruce Almighty"), viewers were treated to the sight of a younger Freeman taking a bath in a casket as a vampire on the '70s kids show "The Electric Company."

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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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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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Golden Globes: The winners list
January 15th, 2012
10:58 PM ET

Golden Globes: The winners list

The 69th annual Golden Globes wrapped up on Sunday without too many bleeped curse words, fumbled speeches - or surprise wins.

As predicted, George Clooney and Meryl Streep picked up a best actor and best actress in a dramatic motion picture Golden Globe, respectively, while "The Artist" nabbed three awards, including best comedic motion picture.

When it came time to hand out the best dramatic motion picture Golden Globe, that one went to Clooney's "The Descendants."

Here's the list of winners:

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Cheers abound for Octavia Spencer's Globes win
January 15th, 2012
10:00 PM ET

Cheers abound for Octavia Spencer's Globes win

Thus far, with an hour still to go, the 69th annual Golden Globes has been relatively tame compared to last year's humorously uncomfortable show.

Aside from Seth Rogen's erection  joke and Madonna's jab at Ricky Gervais - "If I’m still just like a virgin, Ricky, then why don’t you come over here and do something about it. I haven’t kissed a girl in a few years…on TV" - it's been business as usual.

And then we got to the nominees for best supporting actress in a motion picture. When Octavia Spencer was named as the winner, the hoots and hollers resounded through the until now pretty quiet audience. So many stood up to congratulate the actress that she could barely make it onto the stage.

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