Entertainment HFPA Philanthropy Gala To Include Awarding Of Group’s First Social Justice Grant
Golden Globes Group Elects 3 New Members – But Not Norwegian Who Sued Over Past Rejections
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has elected three new members: Yulia Charysheva from Russia, Sabrina Joshi from India and Danielle Kool from the Netherlands. Not selected this year was Norwegian journalist Kjersti Flaa, who sued the HFPA in August and accused the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards of antitrust violations and a "culture of corruption" that unlawfully denied her membership despite fulfilling all the requirements for admission. She had applied for membership in 2018 and 2019 and was rejected both times, and applied again this year.
The’s annual grant-giving gala, this year a virtual event next month called HFPA Philanthropy: Empowering the Next Generation, will include for the first time a social justice grant, the organizer said Thursday.
The HFPA will present $300,000 to the Urban Peace Institute during the event, which will be hosted by James Corden and take place October 13 on the Golden Globes website and YouTube page. UPI, a nonprofit centered on community safety, just policing, and systems reform to end violence and mass incarceration, will see UPI founder Connie Rice accept the donation from Tracee Ellis Ross during the ceremony.
Sterling K. Brown Talks Zoom Reimagining Of ‘Friends’, Returning To ‘This Is Us’ Set
Sterling K. Brown paid a virtual visit to Global‘s “The Talk”, where he discussed Tuesday night’s live Zoom reimagining of “Friends”, in which Black actors will play the sitcom’s characters for a script reading. In the online event, Brown plays Ross Geller while his wife, Ryan Bathe, will be Rachel Green. Gabrielle Union will host, with other stars to include Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Kendrick Sampson and Jeremy Pope. “I’m a fan of the original. I'm friends with David Schwimmer. We got a chance to do ‘The People v. O.J. [Simpson: American Crime Story]’ together and I Iove him.
Aubrey Plaza, Billy Porter, Christian Slater, Danielle Macdonald, Ethan Hawke, Jason Sudeikis, Orlando Bloom, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Regina King, Rita Moreno, Riz Ahmed, Scott Eastwood, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Zachary Quinto were added to the list of participants today. They join previously announced presenters Anna Kendrick, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Finneas O’Connell, George Clooney, John David Washington, Jurnee Smollett, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Millie Bobby Brown, Nicole Kidman, Paul Mescal, Salma Hayek, Sophia Loren and Ross.
During the event, the HFPA will donate a total of $5.1 million in funds to more than 70 organizations including the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Get Lit, Echo Park Film Center, Kids In the Spotlight, UCLA Film Young Directors, Outfest LA, Inner-City Arts, A Place Called Home, Las Fotos, Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today, and California State Summer School for the Arts.
Over the last 25 years, the HFPA has donated $37.5 million to nonprofits, academic programs and humanitarian organizations.
Hilary Duff Opens Up About ‘Frustrations’ With Being Typecast After The Success Of ‘Lizzie McGuire’ .
Hilary Duff catapulted to stardom thanks to the success of her hit Disney Channel sitcom “Lizzie McGuire”, becoming one of television’s most successful teen actors. After the series ended, however, she felt hemmed in by her signature role when she encountered difficulties in landing more adult parts. “I definitely went through big frustrations of being like, ‘Why can I not get a shot at being someone else?’” she admitted in an interview with Cosmopolitan UK.