2011 Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was back again last night, with the show that kicks off the award season – the Golden Globes. Often viewed as a predictor of eventual Academy Award nominations and wins, the Golden Globes is a glitzy, if not more informal event. The big winners last night were: Christian Bale – who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in The Fighter. Colin Firth – who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in The King’s Speech. Paul … Continue reading

Christian Bale Roughed Up in China

Actor Christian Bale was in Beijing, China this week to promote his latest film, “The Flowers of War.” The film, by Director Zhang Yimou, is about an American priest that sheltered prostitutes and female students during a 1937 Japanese invasion. While there, Bale decided to go see Chen Guangcheng, an attorney and proponent of human rights. The forty-year-old Chen, who is blind, was under house arrest for six months in 2005-2006 after talking to Time magazine about forced abortions performed in the Shandong Province of China. In 2006, he was arrested for destruction of property and disrupting traffic by assembling … Continue reading