Saturday, May 18, 2024

CBS Can’t Find a Host for Golden Globes: Will Cedric Be Entertaining on Show Night? Drew Barrymore? LL Cool J?


Cedric the Entertainer just announced the Golden Globe nominees on CBS. Will he wind up being the host of the show on January 7th?

There’s a good chance because reportedly no one else wants to do it. Not Chris Rock. Certainly not Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are long gone. Ricky Gervais? Nope.

CNN reports that the show hasn’t secured a host with less than a month to go.

That’s because the Globes are riddled with scandal. Past hosts have had a ball ridiculing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The HFPA is gone in name now, but around 60 members continue in the newly configured Globes. They are mostly the same people. Would the host still make fun of them?

Cedric seems an obvious choice. CBS’s Jack Sussman loves to have network stars host shows, which is why LL Cool J and James Corden did the heavy lifting for years on the Grammys and Tonys. Corden is gone. LL Cool J — now that would be funny and so right.

Maybe CBS could have pressured Stephen Colbert to do the duties. But he’s been sick, and is looking forward no doubt to the Christmas break. One outside shot– Drew Barrymore, also contracted to CBS for her talk show.

Stay tuned..

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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