Renée and Luke? A Page Six spy says Renée Zellweger and Luke Perry both looked “super-skinny” on what was “definitely a date” last week in Los Angeles. The “Beverly Hills 90210″ star and Zellweger were spotted at a restaurant on the Sunset Strip, “talking very closely and rubbing knees.” (Page Six)
Golden Globes winners: The big winners at the Golden Globes Monday night were Helen Mirren — who collected trophies for best actress in a movie (drama) for “The Queen” and best actress in a TV miniseries for “Elizabeth I” — and “Dreamgirls,” which won best motion picture (musical or comedy), best supporting actor (Eddie Murphy) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Hudson). Martin Scorsese won best director, though “Babel” beat out his film, “The Departed,” for best movie (drama). In the TV awards, ABC dominated the winners, with “Ugly Betty” winning best comedy and “Grey’s Anatomy” taking best drama. Acceptance highlights included Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious speech (see below — and no, he didn’t appear as Borat) and America Ferrera’s teary walk to the stage when she won for best comedic actress. For a full list of winners, go here. (BBC, the Envelope)
O.J. chapter: The new issue of Newsweek carries what that magazine is calling “an exclusive look at the crucial chapter” from O.J. Simpson’s canceled hypothetical tell-all book about his ex-wife’s murder, “If I Did It.” In the pivotal scene, Simpson allegedly describes a confrontation with Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman in which Brown is accidentally knocked unconscious and he and Goldman square off to fight: “Then something went horribly wrong, and I know what happened, but I can’t tell you exactly how.” Simpson, who is now reportedly shopping a book about his life together with Brown, says the chapter was created from the research notes of his “If I Did It” ghostwriter. “I’m saying it’s a fictional creation,” he said in a telephone interview on Monday. “It has so many [factual] holes in it that anybody who knew anything about it would know that I didn’t write it.” (Newsweek, ABC, Newsday)
Lindsay Lohan’s current man, according to Page Six, is porn king Joe “Girls Gone Wild” Francis. (Page Six) … The three-week box office reign of Ben Stiller’s “Night at the Museum” has come to an end with “Stomp the Yard’s” impressive $22 million debut opening. (BBC News) … The producers of “Lost” say they want to avoid the “X-Files” fate of dragging out the show’s suspense beyond its expiration date. “It’s time for us to find an endpoint to the show,” said executive producer Carlton Cuse over the weekend. “The worst point is when a show ends and no one cares.” (Variety) … Sting says he is indeed mulling a summer reunion tour with his Police band mates to mark their anniversary: “We started 30 years ago, so it would be nice to do something to celebrate. We don’t quite know what, but we’re talking about it.” (WENN) … In an unusual new distribution plan, DVDs of the two-hour season premiere of “24″ appeared on store shelves on Monday morning, less than 12 hours after the show aired. (Los Angeles Times)
Sacha Baron Cohen, on accepting the best actor in a comedy or musical award for his role in “Borat” at the Golden Globes: “This movie was a life-changing experience. I saw some amazing, beautiful, invigorating parts of America but I saw some dark parts of America, an ugly side of America, a side of America that rarely sees the light of day. I refer of course to the anus and testicles of my co-star Ken Davitian. Ken, when I was in that scene and I stared down and saw your two wrinkled golden globes on my chin, I thought to myself, ‘I’d better win a bloody award for this.’” (ContactMusic)
Tuesday night brings with it the two-hour sixth season premiere of “American Idol” (Fox, 8 p.m. EST), starting with auditions in Minneapolis, while “My Boys” (TBS, 10 p.m. EST) has its season finale and “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 10 p.m. EST) returns for a second season.
On the Talk Shows:
Larry King (CNN, 9 p.m. EST): Fred Goldman
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, mountain climber Ed Viesturs
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST): Paul Newman, auto racing star Sebastian Bourdais, Diana Ross
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST): Matt Lauer, All-American Rejects
Conan O’Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST): Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Sparta
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST): Helen Mirren, Steve Trevino
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST): Donald Trump, Carrot Top, Radiant
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST): Michael Oren
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST): Dinesh D’Souza
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