All The Backstage & Press Room Gossip From The Golden Globes

Lindsay attended a different Golden Globes afterparty wearing a sparkly hooded dress. Hmm: "Lohan" and "Golden Globes" not often in the same sentence. On the other hand, maybe she'll turn her career around and one day we'll look back on this and laugh? [Gatecrasher, Just Jared]

  • Why wasn't Alec Baldwin at the Golden Globes? What was his "previously scheduled charity event"? [NY Times]
  • TMZ thinks Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais let NBC, Leno and Conan off easy? [TMZ]
  • This reporter writes that Ricky Gervais "bit the hand that feeds him" and "ripped apart NBC." [NYDN]
  • From a Golden Globes backstage report: "Go figure, the cast of the let-it-all-hang-out The Hangover is not nearly as raucous as that of Glee." [E!]
  • The Jersey Shore cast loaded up on free swag at the Golden Globes gift suite?!?! [Page Six]
  • Another report from the Golden Globes press room: Mad Men's Matthew Weiner: "For me, it's hard to believe since we've been through it three times, but we are all very excited to be included in this. TV is really, really good right now and we're very thankful to be included in this. There are shows that weren't even nominated that are amazing." January Jones: "Jersey Shore!" [Pop Sugar]
  • In other Mad Men gossip, Bryan Batt — aka Salvatore Romano — says: "They still haven't told me if I'm coming back." [MSNBC Scoop]
  • In this feature, Mad Men's Matthew Weiner talks about creating the show: "It was inspired by a friend who was going through a divorce and worked in Manhattan in finance during 9/11. Two or three days afterwards I said: ‘How's it going? What's New York like?' He said: ‘What can I tell you? I'm still getting divorced.' The most stimulating thing, intellectually and creatively, about Mad Men is that I've been able to write about how we experience history… The Pill came out in 1960 -– that's why I set the show then, I can't even imagine the before and after of that experience," Weiner says. "There were condoms and there were diaphragms, but it's not the same and it really changed behavior. I'm a little bit of a sensualist, I'm a little bit of a fetishist and I want the audience to feel that also." [Telegraph]
  • More Golden Globes gossip and quotes from James Cameron, Mo'Nique, Marion Cotillard and more, at this link: [USA Today]
  • "They Said What? 10 Best Quotes of Globes Night." [People]
  • Olivia Wilde is auctioning off her Golden Globes dress and the proceeds will go to Haitian relief. [Us Magazine]
  • "Haiti Disaster Takes Center Stage At Globes." Really? Felt kind of side stage. [USA Today]
  • George Clooney's "Hope For Haiti" benefit on Friday will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Songs from participating artists will also be available on iTunes, with proceeds going to the relief effort. [AP]
  • Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis returned to Haiti and saw his parents, who survived the earthquake. "It was just this amazing relief to see each other. It was calm and very emotional but nice to be able to see them and hug them - a genuine simple hug. That was great." But: Jean-Louis saw lots of destruction and lots of dead bodies. And smelled burning bodies. "I think people still have no idea even with all the pictures you see, even with all the videos you see, you still have no idea of how bad it is." He also adds: "What I have noticed is that so far everyone is just reporting from Port-Au-Prince, from the capital, and it revolves around the capital, but then you realize that the same earthquake went miles and miles and miles around to hit three, four, five other big cities. It's just that people can't make it yet to the next city." [Radar Online]
  • Wyclef Jean says he's "disgusted" by reports that he is profiting from his foundation: "I have been committed to helping the people of Haiti throughout my life, and that commitment will continue until the day I die." [NY Daily News]
  • Lady Gaga canceled an appearance at the Borgata hotel and casino in Atlantic City with just 24 hours notice; she was fighting exhaustion and dehydration. The hotel management is pissed. I'm just hoping Wednesday's show at Radio City is on. I have tix! [Gatecrasher]
  • If you don't like Suri Cruise's dresses and heels, know this: The 3-year-old picks out her own outfits. Her father, Tom Cruise, says: "Just so you know, she dresses herself. She really does. She picks out everything on her own." Katie Holmes adds: "She really does. She has such cute style." What about the fact that she's so popular with blogs and gossip columns? "I love it," Tom says. "I think that's great. How can you not love her? She's wonderful. I really appreciate that. She's a joy." [E!]
  • Legal issues plague Susan Sarandon and her new boyfriend, ping-pong club owner Jonathan Bricklin: The club's other owners claim they're being frozen out, yadda yadda yadda. [Page Six]
  • "Conan O'Brien's team reportedly rejected Lorne Michaels as producer of The Tonight Show." [Gatecrasher]
  • This report claims that NBC's Jeff Zucker has been "nasty, arrogant and threatening" in negotiating Conan's exit. A different source says Conan "has acted like a baby" since the network announced the changes. [TMZ]
  • "Jay Leno staffers say their boss isn't the bad guy in NBC's late-night upheaval." [AP]
  • Conan O'Brien's last show will be Friday. [The Wrap]
  • Miley Cyrus: Not engaged. [NYDN]
  • Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger: Moved in together. [Daily Express]
  • Katy Perry explains how she met Russell Brand: "I threw an empty water bottle at his head across Radio City Music Hall at the VMAs and it hit him straight in the head and I said 'Hiiiiiiii!!' And from then on it's always been like 'Oh God…' [Laughs] So thanks, empty water bottle." When asked, she also claimed that he is not a "groomzilla,": "No, not at all. We're actually very go with the flow, both of us. Yeah, we love each other and we desperately want to be with each other, so we're going to take it as we come." [Wonderwall]
  • Shocker: Tiger Woods' wife has not visited him in rehab. [Radar Online]
  • Tiger Woods will return to the PGA tour in the spring. [Radar Online]
  • Brittany Murphy's mom says she thinks the actress died because of a congenital heart murmur. "She had a little bit of a cold… You could never in a billion years imagine this happening." She also says Brittany did not do drugs. "She never even drank. Maybe a glass of champagne at New Years. But everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that. It was hard for anyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life." [People]
  • Avatar has made more money than Star Wars. Unless you factor in today's higher ticket prices. [USA Today]
  • "Avatar joins E.T. the Extraterrestrial as the only science-fiction films to be crowned champs at the Golden Globes." [LA Times]
  • Breaking: "Jon Gosselin & Kate's Estranged Brother Go On A Bar Crawl!" [Radar Online]
  • Tila Tequila has a bodyguard. Kirk is a "Secret Service Agent" who is providing protection form his agency free of charge because he thinks she is the "nicest celeb he ever met." Unfortunately, we have no protection from her and the constant updates about her life. [Radar Online]
  • Saoirse Ronan, who's from Ireland, and Rose McIver, who's from New Zealand, play sisters in The Lovely Bones, and in this piece you get the feeling that they totally dig each other and have a fun relationship. "We're practicing each other's accents," Saoirse says. Rose jokes: "We look quite similar, and eventually we're going to remake The Parent Trap and swap lives." [NY Times]
  • "Filmmaker Lee Daniels vows biopic will not show Martin Luther King Jr. in bed with prostitute." [Rush & Molloy]
  • Prosecutors in the Roman Polanski case have urged the judge to reject the director's request to be sentenced in his absence. They also argue that Polanski should not be treated differently because he is a celebrity. [Reuters]
  • Ugh, why is all the news about Dennis Hopper bad?!?! [NY Post]
  • LaToya Jackson wants to sit in Simon Cowell's seat on American Idol. "I would love to have a chance for the public get to know the real me. I would be thrilled." Could be interesting. [TMZ]
  • Unsolicited uterus update: Monica Bellucci is expecting her second child. [People]
  • Good news, ladies: Alexander Skarsgård says: "I'm single!" [E!]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin would like to build a fence around their garden in London. Neighbors are complaining, but there has to be some way to protect the Goop! [Daily Express]
  • At a club in Miami, Kim Kardashian was presented with a cake made of mini-cupcakes but refused to be photographed with the dessert because she already has a cupcake deal and couldn't pose with a competing product. No, really. [Page Six]
  • At the link, you can see what appear to be pictures of Georgia May Jagger snorting coke outside of a club while celebrating her 18th birthday. [Daily Mail]
  • Does Amy Winehouse know about Blake Fielder-Civil's rehab romance? [The Star]
  • Ouch: Nicolas Cage is about to pay the IRS $14 million he owes. Over the course of his career he's paid at least $70 million in taxes, but he's got to do some catching up. [People]
  • Who threatened Jon Cryer on the set of Two And A Half Men? [TMZ]
  • "On my show, I can say 'Jesus' and I can say 'Christ,' but I cannot say 'Jesus Christ' – it's blasphemous, unless he's standing right there. That is the United States. The default word for 'homosexual' in the Sixties was 'fag' – I have to replace it with 'homo.' I personally don't know that one of them is less offensive than the other." — Mad Men's Matthew Weiner. [Telegraph]
  • "That was the best. I got a little flustered… I couldn't get up there [to the stage], and then I saw this face. This familiar face. It was very heartwarming." — Julianna Margulies on running into former ER costar George Clooney on her way to the stage at the Globes. [E!]
  • "When I was coming up, there was no such thing as the 24-7 news cycle… the blogosphere commenting on their weight endlessly. That always happened but it happened in apartments and restaurants. You didn't hear everybody's opinion of you. You try to lessen the self-awareness and the self-consciousness. It's a relentless drag, and it interferes with your ability to be a great actress. To me it isn't valuable to think about how I'm coming off all the time if I'm trying to create a character." — Meryl "T-Bone" Streep. [NY Times]
  • "The other films in the category are fantastic. But when you watch my film now, or 10 years from now, you'll know it was a film about what it was like to live in 2009. It captures 2009 and will always feel like 2009." — Up In The Air director Jason Reitman. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • "I think it's a little bit of a challenge for people to award a film called Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It's just a little bit silly sounding." — Phil Lord, a director of Cloudy, on why his film wouldn't win, on the red carpet. (He was right, Up won.) [NY Times]
  • "Lots of my friends told me not to do it. It's a pop show. But Béyonce was on it, and if it's good enough for her, then it should be good enough for me." — Paul McCartney on X-Factor. [Gatecrasher]
  • Q: What plastic surgery have you had?
    Kim Kardashian: "There was this thing on the cover of a magazine in the States saying I'd had my nose done. But that's probably one of my biggest insecurities and what I'd want done. It's all made up. Maybe one day I'll have something done. I don't think I'm the type to say no, but I haven't had butt or cheek implants like people are saying." [Mirror]
  • "I'm a great cook. People wouldn't assume that. My best dish that everyone asks me to make is oatmeal and cream of wheat – breakfast food. It's simple and maybe not real cooking, but people always ask me to make it." — Kim Kardashian. [Mirror]
  • "That should be someone else, that confuses me beyond recognition. I don't know how to react. I really thought it was a joke." — Johnny Depp on being named People's Sexiest Man Alive last year. [AFP]
  • Helen Mirren's next film involves a brothel. She says: "It was a big departure from The Queen. Although, not altogether. The madam of the brothel is very much the queen bee of her world - the queen of that world. So there was a kind of similarity." The reporter says: "I guess they are just very different kingdoms." Mirren responds: "Now don't be saying the Queen of England is anything like the madam. I'm not saying that. I'm saying the madam is like a queen, a very different thing." [Time]
  • "I just don't get it, I'm afraid. I'm sure it's a networking device for teenagers, but there's something a bit undignified about adults using it. Particularly celebrities who seem to be showing off by talking to each other in public." — Ricky Gervais on Twitter. [Gatecrasher]
  • "I am totally pro-women. I know it's critical to invest in girls' education, because educating girls means educating future mothers, and the mothers are always the administrator of the household. Women reinvest their education. I know it because I've seen it, because I grew up in the developing world, because I see how education has a transformational power, you know: it changes the lives of so many people. I read recently that one of the reasons China has been one of those new emerging economies is because 80 per cent of the people who own the factories are women, and they're more efficient in their work, more detail-orientated, and more productive." — Shakira. [Daily Mail]
  • "I don't have a valentine. I have a Valentine's Day tradition to make sugar cookies with my mom, so I guess she's my valentine." — Taylor Momsen. [Page Six]
  • "I like jewelry because it's forever. Flowers die, chocolates get eaten and lingerie wears out in the wash. Plus, the girl is reminded of you every time she wears it. It's a wise move." — Amanda Bynes giving Valentine's Day advice in Maxim. [Page Six]
  • "I requested that u follow my daughter last night on twitter. I read some really creepy stuff on some of your timelines. Please do not follow her if your intention is to be a nasty person. I will make your life on here hell by exposing your comments. So DON'T go there! People F with my children, there is no limit to what I will do to defend them. WE CAN READ THE S**T you FREAKS say about our kids. MY daughters site is @LillieColtrain... she is just 15 and a really good kid. She's having fun on twitter. F with her, and I will EXPOSE you." — Kirstie Alley. [Daily Express]
  • "At the time of Titanic, when we won the Golden Globe and were on the way to everything that happened, I thought 'Enjoy this ride, it'll never happen again.' I thought on Avatar, I thought we'll make a naked engine of commerce. I'm not going to try to impress the critics. And here we are again. What the hell did we do?" — James Cameron. [Variety]
  • "I'm excited about any buzz. All of us are nothing but kids with grown-up faces. I'm excited about all of it." — Mo'Nique, on her Oscar buzz. [Variety]
  • "I shaved twice a day for about eight months so one day I decided I'd just stop." — Jon Hamm on his beard. [Variety]
  • "I screwed up so hard in my speech. And no matter what happens, I have that parent in my head disciplining me. Sometimes you don't want to know or think or assume you would ever win something." — Drew Barrymore, on her Golden Globes win. [Variety]
  • Q: Would you ever do a film with your fiancée, Calista Flockhart?
    A: "I would love it, yeah. I think she's one of the most talented actresses working these days. I love her work." — Harrison Ford. [CBS News]
  • "My psychology training gave me knowledge of what a victim looks like. I move my hands a lot, I touch my face a lot, I'm very all over the place, but I knew instinctively that Precious wouldn't be. She wants to hide within herself, she wants to be invisible. I did that even on the audition tape. I felt like I knew this girl. I'd seen parts of her in a lot of different people. In my family members. I knew her in myself when I was 15. I don't have what we call the blackccent. But I knew that Precious would. And Lee thought my voice should be deeper. It was his idea of what a girl my size would sound like, so he would yell at me, 'As deep as you can go, Gabby! Deeper!' I'd be hoarse at the end of the day. I'm certainly not a method actress. That seems a little creepy to me. So as soon as Lee said 'Cut' I was back to being Gabby. Because I'm more comfortable being myself than anyone else." — Gabby Sidibe. [Telegraph]