I sure hope you didnt skip 24s literally explosive Night 2seriously (as Shonda Rhimes would say), how dark is this new season already?for the Golden Globes Monday night. All the flowing wine seemed to have loosened and thickened nearly everyones tongue, resulting in long speeches that combined with a sluggish pace and an epic number of ads to push the show beyond the 11 pm/ET cutoff time. (You know an awards show is badly time-managed when the seriously big winners are forced to hurry through their speeches.)Anyway, to have had a good time, it looks like you really did have to be there this year. And partake of the bubbly.Imagine the collective yawns and groans across the land when that international bummer Babel (this years overly contrived Crash) took home the best drama trophy, handed out by Arnold Schwarzenegger on crutches that could have been a symbol for the whole wobbly though star-studded evening.But enough about movies, with this except...
It's often said that the Golden Globes is the most fun and relaxed of all award shows, but does that prove especially true backstage, where reporters from around the world question the newly crowned winners? Indeed, unlike the red carpet, the press room is where inquiries can go beyond, "How excited are you?" But how far can the journos go? Read on to find out.
7:50 pm/ET: I have just left the red carpet, and I can't believe they are letting me meander so freely around the hotel. I see Steve Carell and his wife Nancy Walls; Naomi Watts fixing her hair; Michelle Trachtenberg coming in through the back door. It looks like the party is ready to begin.
8:14 pm: A coo
He Knew He Was RightMarch is Women's History Month, folks, and Masterpiece Theatre has given us a present: Besides having that delightfully declarative sentence for a title, He Knew He Was Right is also a big, fat, Victorian middle finger to tyrannical husbands everywhere. (Yes, dearies, we know you're still out there.) Louis Trevelyan is madly in love with his free-spirited, fresh-from-the-Tropics wife, Emily, who pours into his dusty Mayfair manse like a shot of Mandarin Stoli at teatime. Within months, however, he has driven himself to madness with jealous suspicions that Emily's having an affair with her elderly godfather, a swaggering ex-Lothario played to prurient perfection by Bill Nighy. (How fitting that Part 1 opens with a shot o
Question: In the opening scene of Love Actually, an aging rock star is singing a song that starts, "I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes; Christmas is all around me.… " Where can I buy that song? I absolutely love it, as well as the guy who played the singer. Who is he, by the way?
Answer: The actor playing rock 'n' roll burnout Billy Mack is 56-year-old Bill Nighy, a versatile English character actor who's been working steadily since the early 1980s. He works constantly, and while I can't claim to have seen everything he's ever done, I can honestly say I've never seen him give a bad performance. The song "Christmas Is All Around" is a reworking of the Troggs' hit "Love Is All Around." You remember that in Love Actually (2003) it's supposed to