Golden Globes event full of celebrity drama
Sweaty celebrities, paramedics and miscellaneous snubs were all part of the on- and off-screen drama of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, which took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. In a slip of the tongue, NBC host Natalie Morales accidentally called "How to Get Away with Murder" star Viola Davis "Shonda" on the red carpet. We're guessing she got Davis confused with the show's producer Shonda Rhimes. Morales quickly corrected herself. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the air conditioner wasn't on in the hotel, which is why some of the celebrities appeared sweaty and clammy while presenting. Frances McDormand was even spotted in her seat fanning herself with a piece of paper. It was so hot, in fact, that an unidentified man passed out at a table that was too close to the warm lights, according to THR's report. US Weekly reports that "American Horror Story" actress Kathy Bates injured her foot somehow on the red carpet. A source said Bates "screamed out in pain and almost collapsed," but Bates told the magazine later that evening that she was "absolutely fine."
Bassist Tim Drummond dies
In-demand session player Tim Drummond died Saturday at age 74. The bass player was known for his work with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Beach Boys. He co-wrote the title track of Bob Dylan's 1980 album "Saved," and played bass on that whole album and many others. No cause of death was given, according to Rolling Stone.
Savage to go into WWE Hall of Fame
One of the most popular and colorful wrestlers of all time, "Macho Man" Randy Savage is expected to be the first inductee announced for this year's WWE Hall of Fame. Savage died of cardiac arrhythmia in 2011 at age 58. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is March 28, the night before WrestleMania 31, which is at San Jose's SAP Center.
Jennifer Hudson to make her Broadway debut
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is set to star as Shug Avery in the Broadway production of "The Color Purple," a musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The reimagined show will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. It will be Hudson's first acting role since 2006's "Dreamgirls." Actress Margareet Avery earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as Shug Avery in the 1985 film version of "The Color Purple."
■Beyonce fueled pregnancy rumors with her recent Instagram post, which shows the singer buried in the sand with what looks like a large baby bump. Neither she nor her husband Jay Z have commented officially. The couple's first daughter, Blue Ivy, turned 3 last week.
■Actors Topher Grace and Ashley Hinshaw are engaged, People magazine reports.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 54
Shonda Rhimes, 45
Liam Hemsworth, 25