Golden Globes

This Week in Boomer History: Jan. 27 — Feb. 2

Posted on 01/26/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNoteworthy events from our shared experience: John Roberts is born Jan. 27, 1955. Fifty years later, he’s sworn in as chief justice of the United States, becoming the first boomer to hold that position and the third youngest ever, after John Jay (43) and John Marshall (45). On Feb. 1, 1964, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” becomes the first Beatles single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)” knocks it out …

Veteran Stars Take a Spin with The Golden Globes

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentMy favorite part of award shows is  that moment before the winners are announced, when they show all the nominees on a split screen. You can usually tell the seasoned veterans: While the newbies sweat and tremble, the older stars sit there, totally cool, enjoying that last second or so of being “hopefuls,” ready to spring to the podium … and equally ready not to. That’s because most of them have been through this mill before. And the longer you’re …

That’s One Chintzy Trophy: The Golden Globe!

Posted on 01/14/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentJodie Foster cradles her new Golden Globe In my professional wanderings, I have been lucky enough to hold in my hot little hands an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Golden Globe. Oscar is an impressive, solid piece of hardware (8 1/2 pounds). Emmy is a delicately timeless statuette (nearly 7 pounds). The Golden Globe is a tad less impressive than the “Participation” trophy you got at your sixth grade Field Day. In a way, that reflects the lightweight nature of …

Golden Globes Highlights!

Posted on 01/12/2009 by | General News | Comments

EntertainmentIf you haven’t seen the Golden Globes yet, you should. It’s been a phenomenal year in movies and television, and it was great to see who took the cake home last night. (Not to mention the glitz and glamor was pretty fun too!) Some highlights: Slumdog Millionaire sweeped in winning awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Whew! The lovely Kate Winslet double dipped for her two wins for Best Actress in …