Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were far better "Golden Globe" hosts than Ricky Gervais, and the numbers proved it. Sunday's show attracted 19.7 million viewers, which is a six-year high. That's also 17% higher than Ricky's ratings last year, which only had 16.9 million viewers.
There's been some post-"Golden Globes" buzz about "Silver Linings Playbook" co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. But it's not happening. Bradley says, quote, "We've done two movies together. If it didn't happen by now, it's not going to happen. No no no no no. Not even close. First of all I could be her father. I love her to death. She's amazing but no."
Lance Armstrong taped his interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday, and sources say he DID admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to help him win his seven Tour de France titles. The interview took place at a hotel in Austin, Texas. After it was over, Oprah Tweeted, quote, "Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong. More than 2 1/2 hours. He came READY!" Oprah will appear today on "CBS This Morning" to discuss the interview. It airs Thursday night on OWN. On his way to the interview, Armstrong reportedly stopped by the headquarters of the Livestrong Foundation to APOLOGIZE to staffers. He did NOT admit any drug use to them, but he apologized for putting the charity at risk. He also said he would work to restore its reputation.
Disney announced release dates for several of its big, upcoming movies. Possibly the biggest of the bunch, "Pirates of the Caribbean 5", is due out in July of 2015. Johnny Depp is coming back, but there's no word on any other casting. Meanwhile, "Muppets 2" will hit theaters in March of 2014. The cast includes Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais and "Modern Family's" Ty Burrell. Jason Segel is NOT returning.
Angelina Jolie’s "Maleficent" comes out July of '14.
And "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will drop in April of 2014. This sequel is third on deck in the upcoming "Avengers" rotation. Before that you'll get "Iron Man 3" in May, and "Thor 2" in November. "Avengers 2" is out in 2015.
VoteForTheWorst.com is coming to an end. This is the site that tried to make a mockery of "American Idol" and other reality competitions . . . by encouraging viewers to vote for the LEAST deserving contestants. They've been around since Season Three in 2004 . . . but the site is probably best known for relentlessly celebrating SANJAYA MALAKAR in 2007, and is at least partially responsible for Sanjaya's seventh place finish. The site's creator Dave Della Terza says he's shutting it down later this year…after the current season of "American Idol". Why? Well, "Idol" is no longer worth the time. An explanation on the site says, quote, "Idol' is really no longer relevant, so [we] accomplished our one true goal: Making sure that America stops taking 'Idol' and other singing reality shows seriously…we helped kill 'American Idol'…