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Public Relations Guru Sues Over Golden Globes Disaster

25 January 2009 10:58 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A woman who runs a Hollywood public relations company is suing the organisers of the recent Golden Globe Awards - after she tripped and fell on the red carpet.

Monica Matulich, who runs PR Hollywood, has filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming she stumbled on a "defective" section of floor when she took the prestigious walk up to the glamorous event on 11 January.

The lawsuit states that Matulich hurt herself when she took the tumble and blames a "fabric flooring which appeared to be suitable for walking but was defective, unsuitable and dangerous."

Matulich has named a variety of companies connected with the awards ceremony in the suit including AOL Time Warner, Time Inc., In Style Magazine, Tom Ford Design and American Turf and Carpet, as well as the host venue, L.A.'s Beverly Hilton Hotel, according to »

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Stars' Vulgar Speeches Spark Censorship Investigation

18 January 2009 5:24 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Colin Farrell, Seth Rogen and director Darren Aronofsky are among stars who've reportedly sparked a censorship investigation of the 66th Golden Globe Awards' telecast for making offensive remarks.

Millions of viewers tuned into the NBC telecast last Sunday night, where Farrell and Rogen made jokes about cocaine and Aronofsky was caught giving actor Mickey Rourke the middle finger.

According to The Los Angeles Times, 18 complaints were filed against the telecast, prompting the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to launch an investigation.

The FCC "is reviewing the program for possible violations of indecency rules... after receiving multiple complaints," reports the newspaper. »

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Globes Return to Salute Underdogs

11 January 2009 8:55 PM, PST | | See recent The Insider news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association shared the wealth at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, with underdog indie 'Slumdog Millionaire' and underdog 'Wrestler' Mickey Rourke as just two of the night's surprise winners. Click Here for the complete list! After last year's gala celebration was sidelined by the WGA strike, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association put together a fun, light and often surprising show at The Beverly Hilton, with memorable moments including a standing ovation for Steven Spielberg, a heroic comeback for Rourke, a friendly upset victory over Meryl Streep, a double victory for Kate Winslet and an emotional, posthumous acting award for Heath Ledger. Director Danny Boyle's story of an Indian teen in love and on the verge of winning India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," 'Slumdog Millionaire' upset 'Revolutionary Road, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, »

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Kate Winslet, Heath Ledger, Mickey Rourke, Sally Hawkins, Colin Farrell Big Winners at 2009 Golden Globes

11 January 2009 8:03 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday night and “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Mad Men,” “John Adams,” and “30 Rock” were the big winners from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Hfpa). The Hfpa spread the wealth around to a variety of talented actors including Heath Ledger, Sally Hawkins, Anna Paquin, Laura Dern, Laura Linney, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Tina Fey, Colin Farrell, Mickey Rourke, and Kate Winslet, twice.

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Photo credit: Chris Haston “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” won the two Best Picture awards, with the former taking away the most Golden Globes overall with four. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose “Mad Men” and “30 Rock” as the best television series on the air, giving the latter the most regular series awards with three. HBO’s “John Adams” tied “Slumdog Millionaire” for the most awards with four. Only “Adams,” “Slumdog,” “The Wrestler,” and “30 Rock »

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