16 items from 2015
Amal Clooney is adding another impressive line to her resume!
The London-based barrister will lecture on human rights law at Columbia Law School this spring as a visiting professor and senior fellow with the Law School’s Human Rights Institute.
"It is an honor to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool," said Clooney in a statement. "I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here."
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Clooney has previously served as a senior adviser to Kofi Annan, and represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings. Clooney has also handled cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the U.S. and the U.K.
In case you didn't watch the Golden Globes, here's a little spoiler: It was all about the ladies. And we were loving every minute. From watching the dynamic duo that is Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to acknowledging that all eyes were on Amal Clooney (who's that husband George of hers, anyway?), it was time for a number of fierce females to shine at the 72nd annual ceremony, where a bevy of beauties stole the spotlight from their hunky movie star husbands. "Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person Un commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight »
1. Best wife – Amal Clooney
The new Mrs Clooney (née Alamuddin) out-glammed half the red carpet but rarely has a plus-one looked so awkwardly out of place . Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who won the whole night with their opening monologue, put it best when Fey said: "Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person commission investigating rules of war violation in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award!" George later thanked her in his speech while she looked for the exit. »
Amal Alamuddin may have been the most exciting guest at Sunday night's Golden Globes; it was the first time we've seen her on the red carpet at an award show since she and George Clooney tied the knot back in September, and the minute she stepped out of her car, all eyes were on her. She stunned in a black Dior Haute Couture gown, which she accessorized with her own white opera-length gloves, and was eloquent and charismatic while speaking to reporters. She was a total natural! Inside, though, Amal seemed pretty unimpressed with her husband's silly award show - we imagine her sitting there in the room, among A-list Hollywood stars, silently thinking, "So this is what you do?" Tina Fey and Amy Poehler paid homage to the accomplished lawyer in their opening monologue (resulting in one of the funniest jokes of the night), and Amal mustered a polite »
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned as hosts for what they dubbed the “72nd and final” Golden Globe Awards on January 11. The big winners of the night were Boyhood -- which won three awards, including Best Picture, Drama – and Birdman, which won two awards.
With a room full of famous actors, actresses, directors, and a handful of “normals,” Tina and Amy framed the Golden Globes with their usual easy grace and charm. Unfortunately, however, it seemed like the lack of air conditioning in the Beverly Hilton Hotel scared off the dynamic duo. Their combined screen time was minimal, to say the least, and we unfortunately didn’t get a “Matt Damon, you’re basically a garbage person” kind of laugh.
- Sasha James
"Good evening and welcome you bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally-talented brats."
2. Tina checks out Rotten Tomatoes for the verdict on The Interview...
"North Korea referred to The Interview as absolutely intolerable and a wanton act of terror. Even more amazing? Not the worst review the movie got."
3. Amy shows her admiration for Wild's use of performance capture...
If we have one complaint about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's turn as hosts of the 2015 Golden Globes it’s that there wasn’t enough of them. And we wish they were meaner. So two complaints, but that’s it.
And the reason we wanted more of them was because — just like last year — their jokes were the best part of the show. From best to even best-er, here are the most Lol-worthy jokes from a very Lol-y show:
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9. Amy: “We should explain to all the people in the room — the Hollywood people — cake is like a, it's like a fluffy desert that people eat on their birthdays.”
Tina: “Oh, and birthdays are like a thing people celebrate when they admit that they have aged.”
Social justice emerged as a prominent theme during the Golden Globes telecast honoring the best film and television of 2014, from the playful but pointed feminism of hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, to winners whose achievements and speeches highlighted greater diversity. -Break- Top 5 Golden Globes highlights: 'Transparent,' Kevin Spacey, Gina Rodriguez, ... Fey and Poehler are at their best when they highlight sexism in Hollywood's parade of self-congratulation. Last year, their best joke was at the expense of George Clooney, pointing out about his role in "Gravity" that he "would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age." The same was true this year. Of George Clooney's accomplished wife, Amal Alamuddin, they said, "She’s a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, an adviser to Kofi Annan on Syria and was appointed to a three-person commission »
Tina Fey said it best. (Per usual.)
“George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year,” Fey joked during her Golden Globes monologue. “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”
Which probably explains why Amal looked so bored tonight.
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To be fair, she seemed to like that joke about her and George:
But mostly, she just looked like she would rather be anywhere else:
Even when she smiled and laughed and tried to look like she was having a good time, she mostly just looked like she was miserable and very unimpressed by all her husband's actors buddies giving each other awards:
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Hollywood’s impossibly handsome leading man-cum-conscience George Clooney modestly thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for keeping small films alive, in picking up the group’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes tonight.
“Big ones do fine; it’s the small ones that need the audience,” said Clooney, who’s known for his “one for them, one for me” approach to his career.
Leave it to Clooney to put the trophy show in perspective. “For the record, if you’re in this room you’ve caught the brass ring,” he told the crowd. “You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and it ain’t losing.”
That said, Clooney noted that awards don’t really mean much in the long run. “I don’t remember how many awards Lauren Bacall won. I remember her saying, ‘Just put your lips together and blow. »
- Lisa de Moraes
Well, if Bill Cosby is already joking about the rape allegations made against him...
During their Golden Globes monologue, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn’t shy away from taking a dig at Cosby and the still-growing number of women who have come forth and accused him of rape or other sexual assault.
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The audience hooted and hollered as Fey continued, “I don’t know if you saw this on the news today, but Bill Cosby has finally spoken out about the allegations against him. Cosby admitted to a reporter [Cosby impression] ‘I put the pills in the people! The people didn’t want the pills in them!'”
“No, Tina. That’s not right »
Tina Fey and Amy Poeher did their final No Accountability Opening Monologue at the Golden Globe Awards, welcoming the ballroom full of “despicable minimally talented brats” to their third Globe at-bat, noting they were all gathered to “celebrate the TV shows we know and love as well as all the movies North Korea was okay with.”
They complained that North Korea’s attack on Sony and threats against theater goers had “forced us all to pretend we wanted to see [The Interview], saying North Korea calling the movie “absolutely intolerable” was not the worst review the movie got.
Most zingily, the co-hosts noted George Clooney married Amal Ramzi Alamuddin this year. “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to [former Un Secretary General] Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person Un commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip,” Fey said. “So tonight, »
- Lisa de Moraes
The former Saturday Night Live stars opened their "last" awards ceremony as hosts by poking fun at the controversy surrounding The Interview.
"Tonight, we celebrate all the great television shows that we know and love, as well as all the movies that North Korea was okay with," Fey quipped as she opened the telecast.
Fey and Poehler went on to humorously compare George Clooney's career achievements to those of his wife Amal ahead of his acceptance of the Cecil B DeMille Award.
"George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and elected for a three-person Un commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip.
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“George Clooney married Amal Almuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case; was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria; and was selected for a three-person Un commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight … her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”
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- Guardian staff
During their Golden Globes opening monologue, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler said what most of us were thinking when they introduced George Clooney and his wife, Amal Alamuddin. The hilarious hosts took a feminist slant with their joke: "George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight . . . her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award." They went on to make George a little nervous by insinuating that the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award he's being honored with could be a hoax; "you've been pranking people for 25 years," Amy said, adding that he could just be getting "Cecil B. DeBurnt." George and Amal made their first-ever award season appearance on Sunday evening »
After well-received outings in 2013 and 2014, the pressure for the comedic actresses to pull off a third successful evening was high. After all, their delivery of that George Clooney/Gravity joke from last year’s ceremony was near perfection; would they be able to top it?
From the raucous reaction inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom, that answer seems to be a resounding “hell yeah!” But we all know »
16 items from 2015
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