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The Golden Globes Are Out 

The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, and the movies “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” led the way with SEVEN apiece.  “The Butler” got totally shut out.  The ceremony airs live on Sunday, January 12th.

Best Drama:

“12 Years a Slave”

“Gravity”

“Captain Phillips”

“Rush”

“Philomena”

Best Actress in a Drama:

Sandra Bullock,  “Gravity”

Emma Thompson,  “Saving Mr. Banks”

Cate Blanchett,  “Blue Jasmine”

Judi Dench,  “Philomena”

Kate Winslet,  “Labor Day”

Best Actor in a Drama:

Chiwetel Ejiofor,  “12 Years a Slave”

Idris Elba,  “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Tom Hanks,  “Captain Phillips”

Robert Redford,  “All Is Lost”

Matthew McConaughey,  “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Musical or Comedy:

 

“American Hustle”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

“Inside Llewyn Davis”

“Nebraska”

“Her”

 

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Meryl Streep,  “August:  Osage County”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  “Enough Said”

Amy Adams,  “American Hustle”

Julie Delpy,  “Before Midnight”

Greta Gerwig,  “Frances Ha”

 

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Bruce Dern,  “Nebraska”

Leonardo DiCaprio,  “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Christian Bale,  “American Hustle”

Oscar Isaac,  “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Joaquin Phoenix,  “Her”

 

 

 

Best Animated Feature Film:

 

“Frozen”

“The Croods”

“Despicable Me 2″

Best Supporting Actress:

Lupita Nyong’o,  “12 Years a Slave”

Jennifer Lawrence,  “American Hustle”

Julia Roberts,  “August: Osage County”

June Squibb,  “Nebraska”

Sally Hawkins,  “Blue Jasmine”

Best Supporting Actor:

 

Michael Fassbender,  “12 Years a Slave”

Jared Leto,  “Dallas Buyers Club”

Bradley Cooper,  “American Hustle”

Daniel Bruhl,  “Rush”

Barkhad Abdi,  “Captain Phillips”

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron,  “Gravity”

Steve McQueen,  “12 Years a Slave”

David O. Russell,  “American Hustle”

Paul Greengrass,  “Captain Phillips”

Alexander Payne,  “Nebraska”

Best Original Song:

 

Coldplay’s “Atlas” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

U2′s “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” from “One Chance”

“Please Mr. Kennedy” from “Inside Llewyn Davis”, featuring Justin Timberlake

“Let It Go” from “Frozen”  (Listen to all five, here.)

 

 

 

Best Original Score:

 

“Gravity”,  Steven Price

“The Book Thief”,  John Williams

“12 Years a Slave”,  Hans Zimmer

“All Is Lost”,  Alex Ebert

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”,  Alex Heffes

 

 

 

Best Screenplay:

 

“12 Years a Slave”  (Written by John Ridley)

“Nebraska”  (Written by Boib Nelson)

“American Hustle”  (Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell)

“Philomena”  (Written by Jeff Pope)

“Her”  (Written by Spike Jonze)

 

 

 

Best Foreign-Language Film:

 

“Blue Is the Warmest Color”

“The Past”

“The Hunt”

“The Wind Rises”

“The Great Beauty”

Best Drama Series:

 

“Breaking Bad”  (AMC)

“House of Cards”  (Netflix)

“Downton Abbey”  (PBS)

“Masters of Sex”  (Showtime)

“The Good Wife”  (CBS)

 

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Kerry Washington,  “Scandal”

Tatiana Maslany,  “Orphan Black”

Robin Wright,  “House of Cards”

Taylor Schilling,  “Orange Is the New Black”

Julianna Margulies,  “The Good Wife”

 

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

Michael Sheen,  “Masters of Sex”

Bryan Cranston,  “Breaking Bad”

Kevin Spacey,  “House of Cards”

James Spader,  “The Blacklist”

Liev Schreiber,  “Ray Donovan”

 

Best Musical or Comedy Series:

 

“The Big Bang Theory”  (CBS)

“Parks and Recreation”  (NBC)

“Girls”  (HBO)

“Modern Family”  (ABC)

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”  (Fox)

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Zooey Deschanel,  “New Girl”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  “Veep”

Lena Dunham,  “Girls”

Edie Falco,  “Nurse Jackie”

Amy Poehler,  “Parks and Recreation”

 

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Jason Bateman,  “Arrested Development”

Don Cheadle,  “House of Lies”

Michael J. Fox,  “The Michael J. Fox Show”

Andy Samberg,  “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Jim Parsons,  “The Big Bang Theory”

 

 

 

Best Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

“American Horror Story: Coven”  (FX)

“Behind the Candelabra”  (HBO)

“Dancing on the Edge”  (Starz)

“Top of the Lake”  (Sundance)

“The White Queen”  (Starz)

 

 

 

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Helena Bonham-Carter,  “Burton and Taylor”

Rebecca Ferguson,  “The White Queen”

Jessica Lange,  “American Horror Story: Coven”

Helen Mirren,  “Phil Spector”

Elisabeth Moss,  “Top of the Lake”

 

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Matt Damon,  “Behind the Candelabra”

Michael Douglas,  “Behind the Candelabra”

Chiwetel Ejiofor,  “Dancing on the Edge”

Idris Elba,  “Luther”

Al Pacino,  “Phil Spector”

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lawrence Got Her Accent for “American Hustle” from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE didn’t exactly go “method” to get her accent for the movie “American Hustle”.  She picked it up from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”.

In an interview with MTV News she said, quote, “I’ve been watching a lot of reality TV shows and those reality TV shows have a lot of New Jersey women, so I can’t say that it’s not from them.  I wish I could, I really wish I could.”

(Here’s video.)

You Can Insert Your Own Image Into the “Home Alone” “Woof” Scene 

You know the scene in “Home Alone” where MACAULAY CULKIN looks at a framed picture of his brother’s girlfriend, recoils and says “Woof“?

Well, thanks to the Internet, you can now upload any photo you want, and have it appear in that frame in a quick, animated GIF.  (Here’s the link.  And here are some examples.)

The Top 10 Shows of 2013 . . . According to E! News 

E! News has put together a list of The Top TV Shows of 2013, and the top spot went to “Breaking Bad”.  “Game of Thrones” is second . . . and the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black” is third.

The rest of the Top 10, in order, is:  “The Good Wife”, “Scandal”, “Parks and Recreation”, BBC America’s “Orphan Black”, “The Mindy Project”, “Veep” and “Arrested Development”.

The 29 Hottest TV Hook-Ups of 2013 

Buzzfeed.com has a list of The 29 Hottest TV Hook-Ups of 2013.  It’s unclear whether or not it’s ranked, but it IS numbered . . . and Emma’s make-out session with Captain Hook on “Once Upon a Time” is #1.

Others include:   Marley and Jake on “Glee” . . . Quinn and Santana on “Glee” . . . Jon Snow and Ygritte on “Game of Thrones” . . . Nick and Jess on “New Girl” . . . Will and Alana on “Hannibal” . . . Olivia and Jake on “Scandal” . . .

And Quinn and Charlie on “Scandal”.  (Buzzfeed.com has the complete list.)

After the Super Bowl, Prince Will Be on “New Girl” . . . and Adam Sandler Will Be on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 

PRINCE will be on the post-Super Bowl episode of “New Girl”.  Supposedly, the guest spot was HIS idea, because he’s a fan of the show.  Fox will also air an episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” afterward . . . and ADAM SANDLER will be on it.

Friday TV Reminders:

 

“Wait ‘Til Next Year” [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on MTV.

 

 

“Another Day, Another Time” . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Showtime.  A concert to celebrate the music for the new Coen brothers film “Inside Llewyn Davis”.

 

 

“Haven” [4th Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Syfy.

 

 

“Comedy Bang! Bang!” . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on IFC.  Cobie Smulders from “How I Met Your Mother” is the guest.

 

 

(You can preview Saturday’s schedule here.)

 

 

 

Saturday TV Reminders:

 

 

“It’s a Wonderful Life” . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.

 

 

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS . . . followed by “Frosty the Snowman” at 9:00 P.M. and “Frosty Returns” at 9:30 P.M.

 

 

“Austin City Limits” . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on PBS.  Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and the tUnE-yArDs perform.  (REPEAT)

 

 

“24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs” [23rd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on HBO.

 

 

“Saturday Night Live” . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC.  John Goodman guest hosts and Kings of Leon is the musical guest.

Sunday TV Reminders:

 

 

“Sunday Night Football” . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on NBC.  The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

 

“Survivor: Blood vs. Water” [27th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS . . . followed by “Survivor: The Reunion”from 10:00 to 11:00 P.M.

 

 

“Homeland” [3rd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Showtime.

 

 

“Psych” . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on USA.  This is a musical episode, with Anthony Rapp from “Rent” as a playwright suspected of killing a theater critic.

 

 

“Masters of Sex” [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Showtime.

 

 

“Witches of East End” [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Lifetime.

 

 

“Total Divas” [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on E!

 

 

“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on OWN.  Linda Gray from “Dallas”, Melissa Joan Hart, and former O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark.

Tonight’s Late Night Talk Shows:

 

 

“Letterman” – Comedian John Witherspoon.  Music Guest:  Seasick Steve.

 

 

“Jimmy Kimmel”Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug, the dragon in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”).  Music Guest:  R. Kelly.  (REPEAT)

 

 

“The Tonight Show”Carson Daly and Billy Ray Cyrus.

 

 

“Jimmy Fallon”Ralph Fiennes (“The Invisible Woman”) and Juliette Lewis (“August: Osage County”).  Music Guest:  Austin Mahone.

 

 

“Carson Daly”“Gravity” writer Jonás Cuarón.  Music Guest:  The Flaming Lips.  (REPEAT)

 

 

“Arsenio”Tyler Perry (“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas”), Jonathan Kite (“2 Broke Girls”) and comedienne Sommore.

 

 

“Craig Ferguson”William Shatner (“Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale”) and Michael Sheen (Dr. Masters on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”).  Music Guest:  The Lone Bellow.

 

 

“Chelsea Lately”Mike Tyson for his book “Undisputed Truth”.  (REPEAT)

 

Beyoncé Just Released An Entire New Album This Morning

Without anyone even knowing it was coming, BEYONCÉ released an entire new album on iTunes this morning.  Guests include Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Beyoncé‘s Destiny’s Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.  It’s got 14 tracks, plus each song as an extra VIDEO track. 

Only 3% of People Who Make a New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight Actually Do

According to a new survey, 72% of people have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight before.  And 69% of us have FAILED at it.  In other words, there’s only about a 3% success rate.  Still, 70% of us plan to make it our resolution THIS year.

 

Giant M&M’s Are Coming . . . Three Times the Size of Normal M&M’s

M&M’s look comically small when we hold them in our chubby American hands.  Thank GOD there’s going to be a solution.

M&M’s has announced they’ll be releasing a new, GIANT version.  They’re called M&M’s Mega . . . and they’re three times the size of normal M&M’s.

They’ll be in stores in May. 

(Consumerist) 

The Average Family Will Drive 413 Miles For Christmas Activities

According to a new study, the average family will drive 413 MILES over the next few weeks for Christmas activities.  That includes trips to do Christmas shopping, and trips to see grandparents, in-laws, friends, and other family members.

Six trips to the store to buy food and alcohol, 24 miles.

Three visits to grandparents, 102 miles.

Two visits to in-laws, 72 miles.

Three trips to see other family members and go to their parties, 102 miles.

Two visits to see old friends, 82 miles.

Picking up family on Christmas Day, 19 miles.

Three quick, miscellaneous last-minute trips, 12 miles. 

(FemaleFirst)

The Majority of Americans Don’t Trust Any Industry . . . But We Especially Don’t Trust Tobacco Companies, the Oil Industry, and Facebook

A new survey has found there’s not a SINGLE industry that the majority of Americans find trustworthy.  Grocery stores got the BEST ranking, with 30% of us trusting them.  Hospitals came in second, at 28%.  Tobacco companies came in last, at 3% . . . and oil companies came in second-to-last, at 4%.

What Did You Think the Worst Part of Being an Adult Would Be?

 

When you were a kid, what did you think the WORST part of being an adult would be?  Some of our favorite answers are:  No summer, winter, or spring break . . . giving more presents than you get on Christmas . . . and having to watch the news on TV every night.

(Reddit)

What’s Something You Always Say But Rarely Mean?

What’s something you ALWAYS say but rarely ever mean?  A few of the big ones are:  “I’m fine” . . . “Let’s get together soon” . . . “I’ll definitely consider it” . . . and “I’ll just do it tomorrow.”

(Reddit)

The 10 Most Regrettable Things People Do When They’re Drunk

A new survey came up with a list of the most regrettable things people do when they’re drunk.  The top five are:  Throwing up, arguing with friends, passing out in a public place, hooking up with a stranger, and revealing a secret.

(FemaleFirst)

A Man Falls Into an Icy Pond . . . and Survives by Getting Naked and Climbing Into His Guitar Case?

On Tuesday, a 31-year-old man was walking in Oklahoma when he got lost . . . and fell into an icy pond.  It was 35 degrees outside, so he stripped off his freezing wet clothes, and contorted his body into his GUITAR CASE to stay warm.  A few hours later, some people found him, he was rushed to the hospital, and he’s going to be okay.

(Muskogee Phoenix)

A 16-Year-Old Drunk Driver Killed Four People. . . But the Judge Let Him Off Because He’s Rich and Doesn’t Know Any Better? 

A 16-year-old in Texas killed four people while driving drunk this past June, and could have gotten 20 years in prison.  But the judge only gave him PROBATION, because his lawyers argued that he had “affluenza” . . . where you’re so rich and spoiled, you don’t know right from wrong.  And yes, it’s a made-up condition.

Birthdays

Taylor Swift – 24  (She’s what Miley Cyrus SHOULD HAVE become.  Taylor’s already sold over 26 million albums without the benefit of a single twerk or nude photo scandal.  And no, this accidental upskirt of her granny panties does NOT count.)

 

 

Katherine Schwarzenegger – 24

 

 

Amy Lee – 32  (Oddly sexy Evanescence minx.  Their 2003 album “Fallen” won them the Best New Artist Grammy for that year . . . and features their jams “Going Under”, “My Immortal” and “Bring Me To Life”.)

Tom DeLonge - 38  (Blink-182 guitarist and singer.)

 

 

Jen X. – 41  (Mattress actress who has starred in 34 FINE films . . . including “Bone”, “Bone:  The Second Coming”, “Latex Abduction” AND “Smells Like Fish”!)

 

 

Jamie Foxx – 46  (He is Django . . . and  he IS unchained.)  (He’s playing Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ next year.) 

 

 

NeNe Leakes – 46  (One of the few people ever to make the transition from reality show star to actual star.  She was on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” . . . but has been cast in real, recurring roles on “Glee” and “The New Normal”.)

Rex and Rob Ryan – 51  (Large and loud twin sons of NFL coaching legend Buddy Ryan.  Rex is the head coach of the New York Jets and Rob is the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints.)

 

 

Johnny Whitaker – 54  (Jody on “Family Affair” AND Johnny Stuart on “Sigmund & The Sea Monsters”.) 

 

 

Morris Day – 56  (Lead singer of The Time.  Biggest album:  1984′s “Ice Cream Castle”, featuring the hit smashes “The Bird” and “JUNGLE LOVE”.)

 

 

Steve Buscemi – 56  (One of the greatest character actors ever.  For some reason, he slums in all of Adam Sandler’s movies.  Now he’s on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”.)

 

Wendie Malick – 63  (Nina on “Just Shoot Me” AND Gayle Buchannon on “Baywatch”.  But these days she has the honor of starring alongside Betty White in TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland”.)

 

 

Randy Owen64  (Singer for Alabama.  He also plays rhythm guitar.)

 

 

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – 65  (Doobie Brothers guitarist and one of our LEADING EXPERTS ON MILITARY DEFENSE!  True!)

Ted Nugent – 65  (Should have been dead or in jail by now.  Since he’s not, one could potentially infer that he’s just a cowardly liar who shoots off his mouth without having any intention of backing up his ridiculous hyperbole.  But I’m sure that’s not the case.)

 

 

Christopher Plummer – 84  (Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” . . . and General Chang in “Star Trek 6:  The Undiscovered Country”!)

Dick Van Dyke – 88  (He may be an American treasure, but his attempt at a British accent when he played the chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins” is reviled by the English to this day . . . more than 40 years later.)

 

Alvin C. York – (1887 – 1964)  (Hillbilly sharpshooter and TRUE war hero.  He captured 132 soldiers BY HIMSELF during the First World War.)

Countdown to Upcoming Events

• 12 days until Christmas

• 19 days until the New Year

• 51 days until Super Bowl 48

• 56 days to the Winter Olympics

• 63 days to Valentine’s Day

• 1,134 days left of “Hope and Change”

98 years ago . . . in 1915 – The city of San Diego offered RAINMAKER CHARLES HATFIELD $10,000 to bring rain to the city.  Forty-four inches fell by the end of January . . . causing major flooding and 50 DEATHS.

61 years ago . . . in 1952 - “I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS”, by Spike Jones, entered the Top 40 chart.

 

 

39 years ago . . . in 1974 – WAYNE OSMOND (the second oldest member of the Osmonds) married Kathlyn Louise White, a former Miss Utah.  Like good Mormons, they’ve since expunged five mini-Mormons from her taut and delicious uterus.  Today is their 39th Anniversary.

38 years ago . . . in 1975 – FOGHAT’S “SLOW RIDE” WAS RELEASED!  (MILLIONS of impressionable young rock and rollers learned how to jam to “Slow Ride”, courtesy of “Guitar Hero 3″!)

 

 

35 years ago . . . in 1978 - The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR, the first coin to honor a woman.  It was taken out of circulation quickly because it was too easy to mistake for a quarter.

34 years ago . . . in 1979 – The crowd that gathered to watch the lighting of the NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE in Washington, D.C., was SHOCKED when only the star on the top of the tree lit up . . . leaving the rest of it dark.  (PRESIDENT CARTER said the tree would stay that way until the American hostages in Iran were sent home.)

 

 

28 years ago . . . in 1985 – PHIL COLLINS made his acting debut, playing a balding game show host on a rapid-paced episode of “Miami Vice”.

 

 

28 years ago . . . in 1985 – The movie version of “CLUE” was released!  It had THREE different endings.  On the DVD, you get them all . . . but at the theaters you’d only get one, so newspapers advertised which ending was playing where.

 

 

20 years ago . . . in 1993 – A mind-blowing musical alliance was formed . . . when GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist SLASH joined BILLY JOEL on stage in Los Angeles to play a solo on Billy’s tune “SHAMELESS”.

 

 

17 years ago . . . in 1996 – “JERRY MAGUIRE”, starring EAGLES singer-guitarist GLENN FREY and some other people, opened in theaters.

 

 

15 years ago . . . in 1998 – LOCO VOTERS IN PUERTO RICO ONCE AGAIN REJECTED U.S. STATEHOOD!

13 years ago . . . in 2000 – AL GORE finally CONCEDED the presidential election to GEORGE W. BUSH.  The entire election was decided by 537 votes . . . and the U.S. Supreme Court.  (And maybe a Florida timeshare king.)

10 years ago . . . in 2003 - U.S. soldiers captured SADDAM HUSSEIN in the raid of a farm about 10 miles outside his hometown of Tikrit, where he was cowering IN A HOLE.  Let’s relive the pictures, shall we?

 

 

10 years ago . . . in 2003 - THE WHITE STRIPES’ JACK WHITE was involved in a brawl with JASON STOLLSTEIMER of the VON BONDIES at Detroit’s Magic Stick.

 

(The brawl was pretty one-sided . . . Jack spat in Stollsteimer’s face, then repeatedly unleashed his fists of fury on Stollsteimer’s face until he was finally pulled off by bystanders . . . leaving Stollsteimer bloodied and bruised.)

 

10 years ago . . . in 2003 - During a Christmas benefit concert at the Vatican, LAURYN HILL made sure she would never be invited back . . . by reading a statement CRITICIZING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH for HARBORING PEDOPHILIC PRIESTS.

8 years ago . . . in 2005 - Crips cofounder STANLEY “TOOKIE” WILLIAMS was executed by lethal injection for killing 4 people in California.  He was 51.

 

 

6 years ago . . . in 2007 - The Mitchell Report was publically released.  It listed the names of 89 Major League Baseball players who presumably tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

 

 

3 years ago . . . in 2010 – A 2,400-year-old pot of soup was unearthed in China.

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