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wins top honors at Golden Globes

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James Cameron’s 3D epic Avatar grabbed the top honors at the 67th Annual Golden Globes held on Sunday (January 17, 2010) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, winning the Golden Globes for best picture drama and director for James Cameron and beating the hot favorites Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker.

Among other popular awards, Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock walked home with the best actor and best actress (drama) trophies for their work in Crazy Heart and The Blind Side respectively. Meryl Streep took home her seventh Globe trophy (winning best actress in a musical or comedy for Julie and Julia) while Robert Downey Jr. grabbed the trophy for best actor (comedy/musical) for his role in Sherlock Holmes. Congratulations to all the winners! Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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Casey Johnson lived in rat-infested home without basic utilities

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Casey Johnson lived her final days in squalor in a garbage-strewn slum with no electricity, water or gas, and rats in her swimming pool.

Cut off from her family fortune, the 30-year-old Johnson & Johnson heiress’s privileged life spiralled out of control into a drug-fuelled hell.

But last night, friends said Johnson was broke as she battled diabetes and emotional demons in the final months of her life.

She reportedly lived without basic utilities at her rented home because she couldn’t afford to pay the bills and kept her Porsche hidden in the garage to prevent it from being repossessed.

‘It was like Grey Gardens,’ said one friend, referring to the infamously squalid mansion lived in for decades by relatives of Jackie Onassis, which was the subject of a TV drama last year starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.

There are dirty dishes everywhere and rotting food. There is graffiti on the walls. The pool looks like a swamp,’ the source told the New York Post.

Sources say she had been dead for up to seven days before her body was found.

Her diabetes was said to be getting worse after her body built up a tolerance to insulin.

But friends claimed she made her condition worse by taking prescription medication such as OxyContin and Adderall as well marijuana, Ecstasy and cocaine.

Neighbours said there was a revolving door of shady-looking characters at Ms Johnson’s house.

‘I saw very trendy rock-and-roll seedy types coming in there at all hours of the night,’ said one neighbour.

Johnson, whose billionair father Woody owns the New York Jets American Football team, was reportedly rushed to hospital several times in recent months because she failed to take her insulin properly, although her family disputed the claim saying a pump delivered her medicine automatically.

In November, she allegedly tried to commit suicide and spent three days in intensive care after taking a drug overdose.

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office said yesterday that an initial autopsy was inconclusive, although there appeared to be no evidence of suicide or trauma to her body.

According to TMZ, there was a ‘significant amount’ of prescription drugs at the house.

‘Her family were giving her tough love and said she was cut off unless she went into rehab. They did everything they could to help her, but she wouldn’t help herself,’ a friend told the Post.

Casey Johnson’s funeral is expected to be held in New York on Sunday.

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Golden Globe Nominees!

Here we go! The nominations for the 2010 Golden Globes were announced this morning. Did your favorites make it?

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”
“Avatar”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”
“(500) Days of Summer”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Up”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Baaria”
“Broken Embraces”
“The Prophet”
“The White Ribbon”
“The Maid”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “District 9″
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”
James Horner, “Avatar”
Abel Korzeniowski and Karen O, “A Single Man”
Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“I See You,” “Avatar”
“The Weary Kind,” “Crazy Heart”
“Cinema Italiano,” “Nine”
“I Want to Come Home,” “Everybody’s Fine”
“Winter,” “Brothers”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Dexter”
“Mad Men”
“House M.D.”
“True Blood”
“Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close, “Damages”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgewick, “The Closer”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best Television Series – Comedy
“30 Rock”
“Entourage”
“Glee”
“The Office”
“Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Georgia O’Keefe”
“Grey Gardens”
“Into the Storm”
“Little Dorrit”
“Taking chance”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keefe”
Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”
Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens”
Anna Paquin, “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”
Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”
Kenneth Branagh, “Wallander: One Step Behind”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Endgame”
Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm”
Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keefe”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams, “Hung”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”

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