Its pretty clear that something in the entertainment industry has been turned inside out when the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is the hero of an awards ceremony and the villain is Bill Cosby.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who hosted the Golden Globes on Sunday for their third and last time, set the tone right off the bat. In their opener, they alluded to drug and sexual assault accusations against the man who was until recently one of America's most beloved and respected comedians, joking that in the movie "Into the Woods," Sleeping Beauty "just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby."
The two hosts also made jokes about the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which the U.S. government has said originated in North Korea. But it was Theo Kingma, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which sponsors the Golden Globes, who was the first to seriously address the hacking of Sony and the deadly terrorist attack on a French satirical newspaper last week, saying, "We will stand united against anyone who would repress free speech, anywhere from North Korea to Paris." When Kingma spoke, the audience members rose to their feet.
Colbert to begin 'Late Show' on Sept 8.
CBS announced on Monday that Stephen Colbert will begin as host of the "Late Show" on Sept. 8. Last month CBS said that David Letterman's last show before his retirement will be broadcast on May 20. CBS will air reruns of its prime-time programming in the 10:35 p.m. CST time slot during the period between Letterman's exit and Colbert's start. That contrasts with the interim period before James Corden starts at the "Late Late Show," which has been filled with guest hosts doing the late-night show.
giving: Andre Agassi and his wife, Steffi Graf, have donated $1.5 million to a Las Vegas care facility for patients with brain diseases. The Las Vegas couple made the donation this week to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Center founder Larry Ruvo praised the donation, calling it "an extraordinary gift by a very wonderful man." The center treats patients with Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease, as well as frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis.
get creative: Elizabeth Gilbert wants everyone to be in touch with their creativity. The author of the million-selling memoir "Eat Pray Love" is working on "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear," coming from Riverhead Books on Sept. 22. Riverhead said Gilbert will offer insights on how to live life with curiosity and imagination.