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George Clooney is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globes this year. Okay why not? George is an excellent filmmaker and a great humanitarian. Also, he will show up. Last January, Woody Allen skipped the proceedings and sent Diane Keaton. Maybe the Hollywood Foreign Press is giving Clooney the award because they think he’ll invite them to his wedding next weekend. I doubt that will work, although I wouldn’t be surprised if the members with motor skills weren’t in gondolas, ready with their cameras in Venice. Congrats to George, and to NBC, which wants the Golden Globes show stocked with stars.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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