The duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proved such a success at hosting the Golden Globes in January that they’ve been signed up for the same job for the next two years. NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producers of the Golden Globes announced the unusual two-year commitment on Tuesday. Next year’s Golden Globes will be held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 12.
Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions, said the former “Saturday Night Live” chums have “a truly unique chemistry making them one of the most talented and captivating pairings of all time.”
They were bathed in critical love for their performance this year, with the Associated Press critic Frazier Moore calling them “the night’s biggest winners.” More important than critical support, Fey and Poehler were good for business. The Golden Globes had their best ratings in six years for the most recent presentation, and were up 17 percent over the 2012 show.
Kors to launch campaign to fight hunger
Michael Kors knows a few things about getting his message out. His ads, fashion shows and even his favorite models and socialites ooze the jet-setter lifestyle he embodies. On Wednesday, however, he embarks on a new campaign: World Food Day. Of course, it will have the fashion touch. There will be user-generated content from shoppers, celebrities and activists on 12 of the largest billboards in Times Square; content that will be replicated on the WatchHungerStop.com website. Kors said he knows fighting hunger is one of many causes that compete for consumers’ attention. October, for example, is known as breast-cancer awareness month. “So we’re using social media to bring everyone to Times Square, where they can help spread the word,” he said.
booker winner: New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has won fiction’s Booker Prize for “The Luminaries,” a 832-page murder mystery set during a 19th-century gold rush. At 28, she is the youngest writer and only the second New Zealander to win the $80,000 award.
new book: Ronan Farrow, 25, an activist, attorney, government official and son of Mia Farrow, is to become a published author. The Penguin Press said that it had acquired his “Pandora’s Box: How American Military Aid Creates America’s Enemies.” Penguin is billing the book, to be released in 2015, as a “hard-hitting investigation” of U.S. foreign policy.