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We’re still swooning over the dream-team duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, the adorableness of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, the tear fest that was Jodie Foster’s speech, and the amazing barely-there dress record that Jennifer Lopez rocked. Bottom line: the Golden Globes broadcast was actually entertaining this year.

While we’re super happy with the list of winners — Argo! Les Mis! Homeland! — we’re here to talk about the real party, the after-party.

Your favorite celebrities didn’t have to travel far to have a good time after the Globes last night — all the parties were under one roof, The Beverly Hilton. Yes indeed, there were four parties all at the same address:

HBO at Circa 55

HBO’s traditional chic décor proved successful for yet another year. This time around the color palette consisted of black and white with pops of pink flowers on their tablescapes. Jazz and old-school tunes served as the soundtrack as famous faces like Lena Dunham and the cast of Girls, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and others were seen chatting in up with friends at the outdoor patio.

The Weinstein Company at Old Trader Vic’s

There was a much younger vibe at the Weinstein Company’s bash — the DJ on hand was spinning songs from today's top 40 list while guests like Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart dined on mini burgers from Fatburger, fries, and fudge brownies. Gal pals Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted enjoying themselves while the cast of Django Unchained celebrated Quentin Tarantino’s win for best screenplay.

InStyle and Warner Brothers in the Oasis Courtyard

The big winner of the night Ben Affleck and his leading lady wife Jennifer Garner were on the guest list at the InStyle bash. The menu at the outdoor party consisted of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, as well as a slew of petits fours and desserts.

FOX’s Tented Soirée

Television’s favorite duo, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, were at FOX’s after-party, where the champagne was flowing and so were the cocktails. Infused lemonade and vodka cocktails were the signature drinks. Who else was in attendance? Max Greenfield, Matt LeBlanc, the cast of Modern Family, and others.

As for the menu, it was pretty eclectic: Greek curry rock shrimp couscous, white truffle mac and cheese, glazed short ribs, roasted chicken with savory cabbage and chanterelles, toasted faro with butternut squash, and soba noodles with kimchi.

After the after-parties, a few select guests headed to a private party by the evening’s hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, at the Soho House in West Hollywood. Who was there? Robert Pattinson (who was joined by an uber-casual Kristen Stewart), Aziz Ansari, Zooey Deschanel, Seth Myers, Judd Apatow, Jon Hamm and more.


The Official Oscars 2018 After-Party Menu: Here's What Hollywood Will Be Snacking On

It’s that time again, when Hollywood’s greatest gather for the most anticipated awards ceremony of the year. This Sunday marks the 90th Academy Awards, and while we wait to find out who will take the trophy home for Best Picture, we’ve been given a sneak peek at what will be served at Governors Ball, the official Oscars after-party.

Each year the Ray Dolby Ballroom is transformed to accommodate an invite list of 1,500 people. Yes, that’s right, 1,500. Winners, nominees, show presenters, and the like gather to celebrate the evening and are, at last, nourished. Because unlike the Golden Globes where dinner and drinks are served throughout the show, Oscars attendees are left to fidget in their stadium seats until the ceremony ends. Well, except for that one time when Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza in 2014 and stars like Chiwetel Ejiofor and Meryl Streep didn’t shy away when the cardboard boxes arrived. Otherwise they wait, and wait, until the curtain finally closes to grab a bite.

And who better than Wolfgang Puck to devise a menu for a ravenous group of celebrities. A man that truly needs no introduction, the famed chef is beloved for his California cuisine, CUT steakhouses, and even the occasional dabble in Asian-inspired fare (as exhibited at his WP24 lounge and restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Los Angeles). But for this year’s Governors Ball Puck is doing a little bit of everything.

Miyazaki wagyu beef tartare, puffed black rice, and togarashi

With more than 60 items to be served, it’ll be a fulfilling affair. Hors d’oeuvres consisting of crab-stuffed hibiscus, edamame and black truffle pot stickers, smoked salmon Oscars, and Miyazaki wagyu beef tartare will be passed around on trays. A hand-carved ice bar will cradle scallop crudo, sea urchin, and caviar parfait with 24K gold. There will even be action stations with made-to-order beignets and hibiscus kombucha. But amidst all of these glittering plates and a bevy of indulgent pastries will be an eye-catching confection using pink chocolate.

Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream

Last year Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut unveiled “ruby chocolate,” which gets its natural pink hue and berry undertones from a special type of cocoa bean. Wolfgang Puck Catering is the first company in the United States to work with this new varietal and will be unveiling it at the Governors Ball in the form of Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream, a dessert of strawberry-hibiscus mousse, strawberry compote, vanilla sponge cake, mascarpone cream, and ruby chocolate.

But for those of us who unfortunately won’t make it to this Sunday’s celebration (chalk it up to your invite being lost in the mail), dine like your favorite stars with the recipes below, courtesy of Wolfgang Puck himself.

Smoked Salmon Oscar with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche

1 cup dill cream (recipe below)

2 ounces Iranian Osetra caviar

Cut the brioche into Oscar® shape and toast until golden.

Spoon small amount of dill cream on the brioche.

Layer smoked salmon on top and garnish with caviar.

2 tablespoons shallots, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

Pinch white ground pepper

Whisk ingredients together thoroughly.

Edamame Guacamole

About 2 1/2 cups, 10 to 12 servings

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 medium-sized ripe Hass-style avocados

Freshly ground black pepper

Put the edamame, sour cream, lime juice, and olive oil in a food processor fitted with the stainless-steel blade. Pulse until pureed.

With a sharp knife, cut the avocados lengthwise in half, cutting around the pit. Twist the two halves between your hands to separate them. With a sharp-edged tablespoon, scoop out and discard the pits.

Scoop the avocado pulp from each half into the food processor bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper and process until smoothly blended, stopping once or twice to scrape down the bowl.

Carefully transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl. Serve immediately.

Prime Mini Burgers with Cheddar Cheese and Remoulade

3/4 pound prime ground beef, such as Kobe-style

Pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

12 small slices of cheddar cheese

12 mini sesame brioche buns

Preheat grill or grill pan.

Put the ground beef in a bowl and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together with your hands to combine. Take a small amount (about 2 tablespoons worth) of the ground beef and roll it in the palm of your hand like you are making meatballs. Flatten the top slightly and put the mini burger patties on a side plate. Drizzle the burgers with oil and season the tops with salt and pepper. Turn the burgers over and season the other side.

Place the burgers on the hot grill. Cook for 3 minutes, then turn them over with tongs. Place slices of cheddar cheese on top of the burgers, allowing it to melt. While that’s cooking, put the buns on the grill. Let them toast slightly on both sides, about 2 minutes total time.

To put the burgers together: Put the toasted buns on a platter. Top each with a small spoonful of Remoulade. Put the burger on top (cheese side up), followed by an arugula leaf, a slice of tomato and a slice of cornichon.

Combine 3/4 cup of store-bought or home made Thousand Island dressing with 2 tablespoons of bottled barbecue sauce and a little bit of diced red onion. Stir to combine.


Live Updates

But if the show was a laughingstock for decades, how did it gain so much power? The short answer is money.

Start with NBC. In the mid-1990s, the network was struggling. “The Cosby Show” and “Cheers” had both ended their runs. “Friends” and “ER” were still early in theirs. A new NBC chief, Don Ohlmeyer, saw live events as one remedy. But the big winter awards shows were already taken: CBS had the Grammys ABC had the Oscars. So NBC took on the Golden Globes in 1996, beginning a partnership that was most recently renewed in 2018. NBC has generated about $50 million in ad sales annually from the broadcast in recent years, according to Kantar, a research firm.

Ratings quintupled for the Globes telecast when it moved to NBC from TBS, where it ran from 1989 to 1995. The Globes became a powerful marketing platform for films, stars and, more recently, streaming services. Studios began boasting nominations and wins with advertisements as a way to fill theater seats. Seeking equivalence with the Hollywood establishment, Netflix dove into the Globes roughly a decade ago and has since poured millions of dollars into wooing voters and advertising Globe recognition.

Harvey Weinstein was also a strong proponent of the Globes, capitalizing on the awards show’s timing, which typically comes far enough before the Academy Awards to potentially influence Oscar voting. Mr. Weinstein manipulated the organization in ways big and small — expensive gifts, special access to stars, and his own time and attention at a moment when other studio chiefs could barely hide their derision. He was often rewarded with a stunning number of nominations. Other studios eventually adopted a similar playbook of using the H.F.P.A. to set the tone for the year’s awards season.

“The H.F.P.A. is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for academy recognition, and the industry followed suit,” Ms. Johansson said in her statement.

The H.F.P.A. took advantage of its new prominence, too, polishing its reputation by hiring the savvy public relations firm Sunshine Sachs a decade ago. It has also increased its philanthropic contributions substantially. On its website it says it has given away $45 million over the past 28 years, with the money going to entertainment-related nonprofit organizations, college scholarships and the restoration of classic films.

The oddball accolades like Ms. Zadora’s in 1982 that used to be commonplace have been kept to a minimum. The last truly bizarre moment came in 2010, when voters nominated “The Tourist” for best comedy or musical. (It was neither. But it brought the movie’s stars, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, to the show.) And the members also started poking fun at themselves. Ricky Gervais, a frequent host of the Globes, said during the 2016 show that the awards were “a bit of metal that some nice old, confused journalists wanted to give you in person so they could meet you and have a selfie with you.”

Yet everyone got a cut. Publicists got paid to steer clients down the preshow red carpet. Award strategists began charging studios for advice about how to manipulate the Globes voters. The Los Angeles Times reported in February that an H.F.P.A. consultant can receive a $45,000 fee for his or her work, a $20,000 bonus if the film earns a best picture nomination and $30,000 if the film wins. Fees flowed to an army of stylists, limo drivers, spray tanners, banquet servers and red carpet-layers, as well as the trade magazines and newspapers that benefited from the additional advertising revenue.

Mainstream news outlets, including The New York Times, began to cover the Globes ceremony with greater intensity, generating enormous online interest and lending an aura of legitimacy to the proceedings, even if the awards still did not rival the Oscars as markers of artistic achievement.

“Fundamentally, all the people who were in a position to be critical enough that it would have an effect were part of the system: the trade press, the major newspapers, the actors and directors,” Mr. Galloway said. “Anybody who could stand up with legitimacy and say, ‘I don’t believe in this, I’m not doing it,’ had an incentive to keep going until finally, the potential damage to their own image made them turn the other way.”


How to Make the Cocktail All the Celebs Will Drink at Sunday’s Golden Globes

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LaQuan Smith pours his cocktail creation. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moët & Chandon

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Sure, the Oscars is the most prestigious film awards ceremony, but ask the screen siren or the wheeling-dealing producer which Hollywood night delivers the most fun and they’ll tell you it’s the Golden Globes.

In 1955, the Globes’ inaugural year, the awards welcomed show-goers to the Beverly Hilton (the hallowed Hollywood hotel has played host to the Globes ever since) with elephants painted pink for the occasion, led around by scantily-clad women. Another year, Olympic champion swimmer Esther Williams elegantly paddled through floating gardenias in Beverly Hilton’s pool. Decades later, Angelina Jolie promised to take a plunge if she took home Best Performance by an Actress for 1999’s Gia. (She did and she did.) In 2001, a tipsy—nay, overserved!—Elizabeth Taylor slurred her presentation of the year’s Best Drama, nearly announcing the winner before even listing the nominees. In 2003, Jack Nicholson admitted to being high on Valium after his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. And one can imagine all the antics that went without publicity.

The event is associated with A-list mischief and an un-buttoned-up (even in black-tie) flair because unlike the Oscars award ceremony, during which the room is dry in many senses (though some resourceful attendees—Benedict Cumberbatch, Awkwafina—come equipped with flasks to tide them over before the Vanity Fair after-party), the Golden Globes flow with Champagne throughout dinner—thanks to Moët & Chandon, the official Champagne of the Golden Globes for over a quarter-century.

Every year, the Champagne house selects an individual to create a specialty cocktail for the night, then doled out to all the guests in attendance. This year’s chosen “mixologist” is designer LaQuan Smith, who dubbed his pineapple Champagne cocktail creation the Golden Hour, named after that time of day when the setting sun bathes everything with a gilt light that almost resembles the color of, well, Champagne.

The young designer, who’s built a following (Kylie Jenner just slinked onto Instagram in his leopard bodysuit) for his dancing-on-the-nightclub-table-ready looks, explained his poetic source of inspiration. “It’s those intimate moments when you’re getting ready before hitting the red carpet for one of Hollywood’s biggest nights. It’s the countless hours of preparation, fittings, and glam that many people hardly ever get to see and to me, those are the special golden hour moments.”


Hollywood Might Not Want to Save the Golden Globes

A comeback may prove difficult to mount, and the Critics Choice Awards or the SAGs could take their place.

The party’s over for the Golden Globes, at least for now.

Long marketed as the less uptight cousin of the Academy Awards, the Globes are now scrambling to clean up their act after NBC announced it would not broadcast the show in 2022 because of a series of controversies involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the voting group behind the ceremony.

To name all of those controversies might prove as lengthy as the awards show itself, but here’s a notable sampling: The Los Angeles Times and this paper both published recent exposés about the group’s double-dealing, a follow-up story by The Los Angeles Times revealed that the group had no Black members, and a late, reluctant set of reforms proposed by the group failed to satisfy Time’s Up and prompted studios like Netflix, Amazon and Warner Bros. to issue statements amounting to an effective boycott.

As that scrutiny intensified, members of the insular 86-person association continued to commit new, headline-making gaffes. One member confused Daniel Kaluuya for another Black actor, Leslie Odom Jr., just minutes after Kaluuya’s Oscar win, while a former Hollywood Foreign Press president was expelled from the group in April after forwarding a right-wing article to members that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement.”

This sort of insensitive behavior has been tolerated by Hollywood for decades because the Golden Globes offer the most high-profile pit stop on the way to the Oscars: If you’re willing to schmooze and take selfies with eccentric voters (as well as turn a blind eye to their more questionable behavior), then the group might bestow you with the momentum needed to make it all the way through awards season.

But with the show now on the ropes, stars have begun publicly calling the members’ integrity into question: Scarlett Johansson said in a statement that she had stopped participating in the group’s news conferences after “facing sexist questions and remarks by certain H.F.P.A. members that bordered on sexual harassment,” while Globe favorite Tom Cruise returned his three trophies in a noteworthy rebuke.

Can the show still mount a comeback when its golden sheen has become this tarnished? Or will Hollywood conclude that saving the Golden Globes may be more trouble than it’s worth?

Hours after NBC dropped the show for 2022, the group released a detailed timeline for its proposed changes, which include adding many new members over the coming months. Still, even if the group doubles its membership and admits more journalists of color, there remains the matter of what to do with the longtime members who have indulged in the Globes’ most criticized practices for years.

Unlike the Oscars, which are voted on by several thousand of Hollywood’s most accomplished artists and technicians, the Golden Globes are decided by a small group of foreign journalists with little to no profile outside of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, many of whom draw significant paychecks from the group.

It’s an unlikely selection of people to confer prestige, and the Golden Globes may have to wholly reinvent their voting body if they hope to win back stars and studios already in revolt. Why would actors like Johansson or Kaluuya continue participating in the organization’s activities if the journalists who have offended them still retain their influence within the group?

In the meantime, it’s possible that another awards show could move to early January to effectively take the Globes’ place on the awards calendar next year. The Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics Choice Awards are already televised and draw major stars, though none has been able to reach the traditional ratings success of the Golden Globes.

Still, if either show were appropriately scaled up and moved to the first week of January, it could at least take advantage of an ecosystem of parties, events and for-your-consideration ads that revolve around a major awards ceremony airing in the first week of the year. And if the newly relocated show managed better viewership numbers than the Globes’ pandemic-stricken low this year, Hollywood may be in no real rush to return the Globes to prominence.

That’s the thing about awards: These trophies are only as important as the recipients believe them to be, and now that the illusion of the Golden Globes has been punctured, stars might find it hard to go back to suspending their disbelief. Could the biggest Golden Globe snub come when Hollywood moves on from the show entirely?


Daring décolletage, beautiful bobs mark the Golden Globes' red carpet

Scarlett Johanssson, Jennifer Lopez and Kerry Washington ton on the Golden Globes 2020 red carpet.

Cuban actress Ana de Armas looked like a princess.

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Scarlett Johansson and fiance Colin Jost

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Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

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Actress and “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig and “Marriage Story” director Noah Baumbach

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Reese Witherspoon tweeted about her white Roland Mouret gown.

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Houston native Renee Zellweger in Armani Prive

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Zoe Kravitz looked refreshing this Saint Laurent polka-dot gown.

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Tiffany Haddish got tongue-tied in spelling the designer’s name (Galia Lahav).

British musician Elton John (L) and husband David Furnish

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Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet get thumbs up for their matching ensembles.

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Rami Malek and actress Lucy Boynton

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Sienna Miller wore a cut-out gown that seemed a bit too casual for the affair.

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Salma Hayek wore a custom Gucci teal lace V-neck gown.

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Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher

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Kirsten Dunst wore a pale Rodarte gown.

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Jane Levy (L) and Lauren Graham

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Billy Porter actually had a handler to help him with his 14-foot tuxedo train.

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Jennifer Aniston played it safe in black.

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La Quan Smith and Winnie Harlow

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

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Kit Harington (R) and wife actress Rose Leslie

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The Golden Globes&rsquo red carpet Sunday night could have been a repeat of last year &mdash awash in color with pops of bling &mdash had it not been for distraction of the décolletage.

Starting with Kerry Washington in an Altuzarra black skirt and blazer with nothing underneath but a glittery silver-knotted belly chain that went from her shoulders down to her hips. The blazer was carefully placed &mdash double-sided tape, no doubt &mdash so as not to be so revealing, but there was little left to the imagination. The former &ldquoScandal&rdquo actress isn&rsquot known for making scandalous red-carpet statements, so this one made many stop and pause and stare.

Then there was Cate Blanchett (&ldquoWhere&rsquod You Go, Bernadette&rdquo), who wore a pastel yellow frock with accordion-pleated sleeves and a strappy, sequinned breast plate. Scarlett Johansson stepped onto the red carpet in a scarlet gown with plunging neckline. And Gwyneth Paltrow wore something akin to a brown bikini with a frilly, chiffon overlay.

But &ldquoBombshell&rdquo star Charlize Theron showed just how the décolletage trend should be done. She wore a lime-green belted one-shouldered gown with sexy black bodice and a black train. Can we talk about her stunning pixie haircut?

Speaking of &rsquodos, it was a night of bobs. Tiffany Haddish, Reese Witherspoon and Washington all sported the peppy, classic hairstyle.

Witherspoon, who looked fresh in a sculptural one-shouldered Roland Mouret gown, tweeted that she was &ldquowearing white to the biggest party of the year, wish me luck!&rdquo

Also in white was &ldquoPose&rdquo star Billy Porter in an Alex Vinash feathered tuxedo with 4,000 Swarovski crystals, $2 million of diamonds and a 14-yard train. His look took more than 465 hours to make, and Porter had his own train handler to help him down the red carpet. Thankfully, the feathered train was detachable for the after-party.

Houston native Renée Zellweger looked effortless in a custom Armani Privé powder-blue silk strapless gown with crystal-embroidered piping along the neckline.

Zoe Kravitz (&ldquoBig Little Lies&rdquo) wore one of the most refreshing looks of the night, a polka-dot Saint Laurent gown with three-quarter sleeves. Her mom, Lisa Bonet, and step-dad, Jason Momoa, had to be among the best-dressed couples with their matching green looks &mdash Bonet in couture Fendi and Momoa in a velvet Tom Ford coat.

Another red-carpet trend was the nod to menswear: Portia de Rossi in a classic men&rsquos tuxedo with a skinny tie and &ldquoFleabag&rdquo star Phoebe Waller-Bridge in a Ralph & Russo black Chantilly lace suit with a silk tuxedo lapel and ribbon appliqué. Equally chic was Awkwafina in a Dior tuxedo dress with high ruffled collar.


NBC Says It Will Not Air the Golden Globes in 2022

The group behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been under pressure for its lack of Black members and its financial practices.

NBCUniversal announced Monday that it would not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes, an abrupt blow to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that puts on the film and television awards show. The association relies on the money the network pays for the rights to broadcast the ceremony, and NBC’s move throws the future of the show into doubt.

The group of roughly 86 journalists came under intense scrutiny as news investigations uncovered, among other things, its lack of diversity and its system of compensating members for their work on committees.

Last week the association approved changes that included increasing its membership by 50 percent over the next year and a half and hiring diversity consultants.

But NBCUniversal said in a statement: “We continue to believe that the H.F.P.A. is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the H.F.P.A. needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”

In a statement issued Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association reiterated its commitment to change, called on its “partners in the industry” to work with them to make it happen, and said it was working toward systemic reform with “extreme urgency.”

A spokeswoman for NBCUniversal said the network was not severing its contract with the association, and that its goal was for the organization and the awards show to survive the current tumult. NBCUniversal largely approved of the group’s proposed changes, the spokeswoman said, but didn’t think they could be enacted in time for next awards season. A source close to the matter who isn’t authorized to speak publicly shared the network’s one quibble with the proposed membership increase: NBCUniversal would like to see the membership numbers doubled.

The announcement comes just days after NBC gave its blessing to the H.F.P.A.’s proposed changes: In a statement last week, the network said the plan “charts a course for meaningful reform.”

NBC was paying $60 million a year for broadcast rights. The audience for this year’s telecast fell 62 percent from the previous year’s, to 6.9 million.

The NBCUniversal decision was the most significant in a series of positions taken by movie and television studios and networks over the past several days.

On Sunday, WarnerMedia, home to Warner Bros. and HBO, sent a letter to the president of the press association expressing disappointment at the limited nature of the reforms the H.F.P.A. had pledged to undertake. As a result, WarnerMedia executives said they would “continue to refrain from direct engagement with the H.F.P.A., including sanctioned press conferences and invitations to cover other industry events with talent,” until changes are implemented. The New York Times obtained a copy of the WarnerMedia letter on Monday.

Late last week, the co-chief executive of Netflix sent his own missive to members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Leadership Committee criticizing the size and scope of reforms the group had proposed and saying his company would be “stopping any activities with your organization until more meaningful changes are made.”

Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, also released a statement Monday, saying, “We have not been working with the H.F.P.A. since these issues were first raised, and like the rest of the industry, we are awaiting a sincere and significant resolution before moving forward.”

A wide-ranging Los Angeles Times article, published on Feb. 21, found, among other things, that the group had no Black members, had more than $50 million in cash on hand at the end of October, and paid large sums to members for serving on committees. A New York Times article on Feb. 23 explored the finances of the group, a tax-exempt nonprofit, and reported that it had paid more than $3 million in salaries and other compensation to its members and staff, and that a tax filing showed it had paid $1.3 million in travel costs one year.

During the Golden Globes telecast on Feb. 28, leaders of the group vowed to diversify its membership. On Thursday, members voted to institute a set of reforms that the group’s president, Ali Sar, said “reaffirms our commitment to change.” Officials said they were already compiling a list of diversity consultants and planned to increase membership more than 50 percent in the next 18 months. They also said they planned to hire a search firm to seek potential candidates to run the group, and had retained a law firm to help implement the reforms.

But those steps were not enough to mollify some studios like WarnerMedia, which argued, for instance, that “lasting and meaningful change to your membership goals” could be achieved more quickly than the 18-month timeline set out by the association.

“For far too long, demands for perks, special favors and unprofessional requests have been made to our teams and to others across the industry,” the letter from WarnerMedia executives said. “We regret that as an industry, we have complained, but largely tolerated this behavior until now.”

Actors have also spoken out against the organization in recent days.

Scarlett Johansson told Variety on Saturday that she stopped attending the group’s news conferences after “facing sexist questions and remarks by certain H.F.P.A. members that bordered on sexual harassment,” and urged the industry to step back from the show. And last week, Mark Ruffalo, who won a Golden Globe this year for his performance in “I Know This Much Is True” on HBO, told Deadline that the group’s proposed changes fell short. “I cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award,” he said.

And Tom Cruise returned all three of his Golden Globes, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed.


Paris Hilton wore a daring sparkly gown that was almost entirely see-through at a Golden Globes after-party

Off-the-shoulder gowns and big sleeves were some of the biggest trends on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night, but stars arrived at the after-parties in some more daring ensembles.

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton was among the most fashion-forward celebrities of the night when she attended the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes after-party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The 38-year-old wore a long-sleeve gown that was almost entirely see-through, leaving little to the imagination.

The gown featured silver beaded stripes that spread out from the center of the dress. The intricately-placed sparkles bunched on the back of the gown to mirror the front.

Hilton wore nude underwear beneath the dress, as well as nude pasties on her breasts for some coverage.

She also paired the gown with silver pointed-toe heels and transparent, rhinestone-covered gloves.

Hilton kept her hair in a simple side-sweep, letting the dress speak for itself. Diamond earrings and a silver purse completed the look.

The heiress was in good company when it came to daring ensembles at the 2020 Golden Globes celebrations.

Charlize Theron and Rooney Mara both walked the Golden Globes red carpet in gowns with transparent bodices, while Kerry Washington wore a blazer with nothing underneath it to the awards show.


And The Future?

Whether or not the show continues, Martha and Snoop's friendship will remain a strong one. They have various projects on the go, including co-writing a cookbook. Will it have some marijuana-based recipes? We're betting on it.

As unlikely as it sounds Snoop is becoming a bit of a chef. "Big sister" Martha is teaching him.

She is training him to think like a chef. He has said that she corrects him, teaches him, and shows "me how to be better, to give me something to aspire to be."

The oddest pair in show business is, as unlikely as it seems BFF to stay.


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