The Nominations for the Golden Globes Have Been Announced
Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards were handed out yesterday, and "Lincoln" led the way with SEVEN nominations. Following with FIVE were BEN AFFLECK'S "Argo" and QUENTIN TARANTINO'S "Django Unchained".
--All three of them were nominated for Best Drama . . . along with "Life of Pi" and "Zero Dark Thirty". The nominees for Best Musical or Comedy are "Les Miserables", "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", "Moonrise Kingdom", "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook".
--On the TV side, the Best Drama Series nominees are: "Breaking Bad", "Boardwalk Empire", "Downton Abbey", "Homeland"and "The Newsroom".
--And the Best Comedy or Musical nominees are: "The Big Bang Theory", "Episodes", "Girls", "Modern Family" and somewhat surprisingly NBC's "Smash".
--Perhaps the biggest snub is PETER JACKSON'S "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". It was eligible, but didn't come away with anything.
--Other blockbusters like "The Dark Knight Rises" and the new James Bond movie "Skyfall" were also shut out . . . althoughADELE did get a nomination for her "Skyfall" theme song.
--"The 70th Annual Golden Globes" will air live on Sunday, January 13th on NBC. AMY POEHLER and TINA FEY are hosting. (--And interestingly enough, they're also competing against each other for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.)
Did a Drunken Daniel Radcliffe Get Thrown Out of a Bar for Fighting With the DJ?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE once said he gave up drinking in August of 2010 . . . because he'd become an alcoholic by the age of 18. Well, the "New York Post" says he's back on the sauce.
--Daniel was reportedly downing JAGER BOMBS at a joint called the Beauty Bar in New York when he got into some kind of argument with the DJ. A source says, quote, "He was soon encouraged by management to grab a cab."
Liam Hemsworth Was Filmed Throwing Down With a Guy Outside a Bar in Philly
LIAM HEMSWORTH was filmed throwing down with a guy outside a bar in Philadelphia early Sunday morning. The footage hit the web yesterday.
--When the footage starts, the guy is on the ground trying to hold onto the legs of Liam and a friend. So Liam clocks him, and he and his friend push him off. And that's the end of it. We don't know what led up to that.
--But sources say Liam went after the guy because he thought he had thrown a rock at Liam and his friends. Police eventually broke it up, but they didn't arrest anyone.
Russell Brand is Making Sure the Homeless in L.A.
RUSSELL BRAND is quickly becoming the patron saint of the homeless. He recently left for a trip to Australia. But before he did, he gave his friends wads of cash . . . so they could hand it out to the homeless in L.A. over the holidays.
--A source says, quote, "Russell didn’t want them to be left high and dry overnight. He asked pals to make sure these guys are OK while he's away.
--"So they have been taking them along for food and making sure they've got warm clothing and a few dollars in their pocket until he gets back."
--The source adds that Russell usually spends around $2,000 a month, quote, "just helping people out."
Stupid New Reality Show Coming Your Way: "Best Funeral Ever"
TLC has a new reality show on the way called "Best Funeral Ever", which is about a crazy funeral home in Dallas that does over-the-top "theme" funerals.
--According to "Entertainment Weekly", examples include "a Christmas-inspired funeral complete with reindeer, elves and snow . . .
--"And a singer known for his famous rib sauce jingle remembered at a BBQ-themed funeral . . . including live pigs, praise dancers, and a BBQ sauce fountain where loved ones dip a ceremonious rib to say goodbye."
--It'll begin with a special on the day after Christmas . . . and if that does OK, they'll make it into a full-blown series in 2013.