GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s pretty safe to say no one saw this coming when it came to the Golden Globes Awards nominations. “Vice” — Adam McKay’s biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney — has the most nods of any movie with six. That eclipses the totals put up by the expected favorites like “A Star Is Born,” ″Green Book” and “The Favourite” — which each got five nominations. The nods for Vice include best picture, comedy and best actor for Christian Bale, who plays the former vice president who served for George W. Bush’s two terms. And if you’re thinking, hmm, I’ve not seen “Vice,” don’t be alarmed — few people have. It doesn’t hit theaters until Christmas Day.
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GOLDEN GLOBES - TELEVISION
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The slate of nominees for the TV shows nominated for Golden Globes is widely dispersed. Among those up for awards are “The Americans,” Bill Hader’s comedy “Barry,” the Julia Roberts drama series “Homecoming,” Chuck Lorre’s “The Kominsky Method” and last year’s best-comedy winner, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (MAY’-zel).” Leading all TV nominees with four was “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
GOLDEN GLOBES - QUOTES
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the Golden Globes nominees have reacted to their being nominated for the honors. Here are some of them:
“I’m glad we’re in that category because we will take ‘Mary Poppins’ out. I’m not competitive with the other movies but I am competitive with ‘Mary Poppins.’ Dick Cheney is going for her.” — Director Adam McKay on “Vice” being nominated in the musical or comedy category, one of six nominations for the film about the former vice president.
“I’m just overwhelmed with joy. I was with my pops. He was the one who woke me up, actually. He said he loved me.” — John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington and nominee for best actor in a movie drama for “BlacKKKlansman, via phone.
“BOOM SHAKALAKA” — Spike Lee, nominated for best director for “BlacKKKlansman,” via email.
“It never gets old. It’s all about the part. And a part like this doesn’t come along very often.” — Glenn Close, nominated for best actress in a film drama for “The Wife,” via phone.
“WHAT” — Elsie Fisher, age 15, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy for “Eighth Grade,” via Twitter.
“Hell yeah!” — Fisher’s reaction to hearing she was trending on Twitter for the tweet above. Via phone.
“I’m in the tub, and I’m putting deodorant on, I’m heading to work. It’s cold.” — Willem Dafoe, nominated for best actor in a drama for “Eternity’s Gate,” talking on the phone from the Canadian Rockies, where he’s filming the Disney dogsled movie “Togo.”
“I naturally woke up and stared at my phone for about 25 to 30 minutes until it started ringing. Then I said to myself, ‘Thank God.’ I started getting a little nervous. You never know.” — Peter Farrelly, nominated for best director for “Green Book,” via phone.
“It was a nice surprise to be woken up to. I thought it was another evacuation.” — Marco Beltrami, nominated for his score for “A Quiet Place,” who had to evacuate from his studio for a week in last month’s wildfire in Southern California.
“Woke up to my phone leaping off the bedside table. Grateful for the nom, grateful to the @goldenglobes, grateful to all of you.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy for “Mary Poppins Returns.” Via Twitter.
“The waitress came over and said ‘are you all right,’ because I was very emotional. This has never happened to me in my life. It’s not what should be happening to a man of my vintage.” — Richard E. Grant, 61, nominated for best supporting actor in a film for “Will You Ever Forgive Me.”
REBA McENTIRE SINGS AT GEORGE H.W. BUSH FUNERAL IN TEXAS
HOUSTON (AP) — Two of country music’s top stars had the privilege performing at today’s final public farewell for former President George H.W. Bush. Reba McEntire sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and the Oak Ridge Boys performed “Amazing Grace” The group was one of the former president’s favorites. Several celebrities attended the service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, including actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bush will be buried at a private service at his family plot on the Bush presidential library grounds in College Station, Texas.
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CARDI B - ART BASEL
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Less than a day after announcing her split from her husband, Cardi B was spotted partying at a nightclub. She was at the club E11EVEN MIAMI, rocking long, rainbow streaked hair and a skin-tight black dress. When the DJ played her hits, including “Drippin,’” which features her ex, Offset, Cardi B grabbed the microphone and sang along. The party was to help kick off Art Basel, a prestigious festival opening today in Miami.
RAPPER SUES OVER “FORTNITE”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 2 Milly is suing the company that makes “Fortnite.” The rapper has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, claiming they are illegally using a dance he created in their game. 2 Milly claims he should be credited for the dance, known in the game as “Swipe It” — because it’s taken from a dance that he came up with in 2011. That dance, called the “Milly Rock” caught on in the summer of 2015, after the release of a song and video of the same name. 2 Milly is not the first prominent person to complain about Fortnight’s use of his dance moves. Chance the Rapper has blasted the game for not including the songs behind some of its dances, saying that denies artists the right to be paid. Donald Faison’s dance from the TV show “Scrubs” is also featured in the game. He tweeted in March, “Dear Fortnite...I’m flattered? Though part of me thinks I should talk to a lawyer.”
Epic Games spokesman Nick Chester has declined comment on the lawsuit.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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