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14 January 2010 3:53 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

• Brooks Barnes wonders, "If awards shows are experiencing a renaissance, why are the Globes struggling?" His answer: "NBC is no longer a ratings powerhouse. Because of the saturation of celebrity news coverage, the telecast’s primary draw -- a room full of A-listers -- may be losing its allure. And while the producers talk about the coming show’s “anything goes” vibe, stars in the YouTube era are more self-conscious." The solution: "Cramming even more stars into the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel; hiring a host -- the British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais -- for the first time in 15 years; broadcasting the ceremony live from coast to coast; mixing up the order of the awards; following the telecast with an after-party show; and turning up the volume on the marketing." New York Times

• Showcasing all that talent comes at a cost, reports Melena Ryzik: "The producers are aiming for a 10 percent ratings increase, »

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