Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Golden Globes Unfunny Host Draws Silence From A List Crowd With Nasty Whitney Houston Joke


The Golden Globes host Jarrod Carmichael is drawing extreme criticism for his nasty joke about Whitney Houston tonight. He quipped that they wanted to thank the Beverly Hilton, “the hotel that killed Whitney Houston.” I doubt the Globes will be invited back to the hotel.

Carmichael has been a resounding dud but the winners tonight gave heartfelt speeches. Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Coolidge, and Michelle Yeoh were especially moving. Many of the winners, though, didn’t thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. And Cate Blanchett, winner of Best Actress in a Drama, didn’t bother to show up.

Ratings will be terrible, but that’s no surprise. But Carmichael’s flop of a monologue concerning the Globes’ racism problems didn’t do anyone any favors.

Full list of winners coming…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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