If the Golden Globe awards were announced, but no one was around to receive them, did they really take place?
Golden Globes Awarded, Peyton Manning Out, Eli In, BET’s Robert Johnson Nixes Obama, Music News Digest
After some 12 hours of football, we have emerged bloodied, but unbowed, and what can you say about a weekend in which the GiantsEli Manning moved on to the next round and his brother, the ColtsPeyton, did not, where the San Diego Chargers won without both its starting QB (Philip Rivers) and its all-pro running back (LaDainian Tomlinson)? If the Golden Globe awards were announced, but no one was around to receive them, did they really take place?  Could anyone have imagined that one of the country’s foremost African-American businessmen, BET’s Robert Johnson, would back Hilary Clinton, not Barack Obama over a comment about Martin Luther King? Or that the beleaguered New York Knicks would beat the mighty Detroit Pistons by 24 points? Welcome to 2008, where bad is good, up is down, and hitsdailydouble.com is still around to tell you which is which…

In case you didn’t hear, Atonement won Best Drama at the Globes, with Sweeney Todd taking Best Comedy or Musical. There Will Be Blood’s Daniel Day-Lewis was Best Actor in a Drama and Away From Her’s Julie Christie Best Actress in a Drama, while Todd’s Johnny Depp and La Vie en rose’s Marion Cotillard nabbed honors for a Comedy or Musical. Julian Schnabel upset the Coen brothers as Best Director, while his The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, not eligible for a Foreign Language Oscar, won that category last night. Ethan and Joel earned a Screenplay nod for No Country for Old Men.

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan notched Supporting Actress honors for I’m Not There, defeating Gone Baby Gone’s favorite Amy Ryan, while Javier Bardem seemingly sewed up the Supporting Actor category for No Country for Old Men.

Atonement’s Dario Marianelli won for Best Original Score, while Eddie Vedder’s “Guaranteed” was named Best Original Song for Into the Wild.

AMC’s superb Mad Men earned a pair of nods, one for best TV drama, and one for Jon Hamm as Actor, while Extras was named Best Comedy. 30 Rock’s Tina Fey was tapped as Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical (the only traditional network series honor), with David Duchovny taking the acting honors for the underrated Californication. Jeremy Piven received a Best Supporting Actor nod in a TV series for his portrayal of Ari Gold on Entourage, while Queen Latifah earned the honor for Actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for TV for HBO’s Life Support.

Now the big question is, Will the striking writers allow the Oscars to take place on Feb. 24? We’ll see.

On the HITS Album charts, Rhino’s Juno soundtrack looks like it’s this year’s Garden State, as it appears headed for #1 with a total somewhere around 70k, though it will get some fierce competition from J's Alicia Keys. Keep checking our Building Sales chart here through the day for more info.

At the movie box office, in its fourth week of release, Warner Bros.The Bucket List ascended to the top of another list, taking in an estimated $19.5 million, followed by Sony/Screen GemsIce Cube/Tracy Morgan comedy First Sunday ($19 million) and Fox Searchlight’s surging Juno ($14 million for a six-week total of $71.2 million). Last week’s leader, Disney’s National Treasure: Book of Secrets, dropped to fourth, with $11.4 million, pushing its total to $187.2 million after four weeks. Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks took in $9.1 million for fifth place and a five-week total of $187.7 million. Paramount Vantage’s There Will be Blood averaged a best $15k per screen on only 129 screens.

Speaking of the Knicks, if you haven't heard the First Cousins' incredible rap song, Fire Isiah, click here and check it out.

N.Y. Daily NewsJim Farber says the record industry may be in disarray, but music is stronger than ever here.

The N.Y. TimesEdward Wyatt contemplates the seventh season return of the American Idol juggernaut here.

The N.Y. TimesJeff Leeds examines the rise of Amazon.com as a competitor to iTunes and its multi-million-dollar Super Bowl promotion here.

The N.Y. TimesRob Hoerburger contemplates Shelby Lynne’s latest career move here.

The N.Y. TimesAnthony Tommasini has high praise for Johnny Depp’s vocal performance as Sweeney Todd here.

The N.Y. TimesGeoffrey Himes examines the revived career of country story-teller Tom T. Hall here.

The N.Y. Times’ reviewers ponder new releases by Ringo Starr, Billie Holiday and Hans Glawischnig here.

The N.Y. TimesMichael Cieply checks in on the progress of Paramount ruler Brad Grey here.

The L.A. TimesGeoff Boucher goes record-shopping at Amoeba with Shelby Lynne here.

A Newsday blogger’s day is turned around with a random hearing of Samantha Fox’s “I Wanna Have Some Fun” here.

The N.Y. Post's Brian Garrity expounds on the emergence of Amazon.com as a serious competitor to iTunes here.

The N.Y. Post's Page Six on the contrast in campaign theme songs between Obama and Hillary here.


In 1963: The Rolling Stones performed for the first time with new recruit Charlie Watts on drums at London’s Flamingo Jazz Club.

In 1963: Bob Dylan performed on Richard Farina’s album Dick Farina.

In 1965: Bob Dylan started recording Bringing It All Back Home.

In 1966: David Bowie and the Lower Third released their single “Can’t Help Thinking About Me.” It was young David Jones’ first release under his new stage name.

In 1967: Jefferson Airplane performed at the Human Be-In in San Francisco.

In 1973: Elvis pulled in around a billion television viewers with the satellite transmission of his live concert in Hawaii.

In 1973: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh was arrested on charges of drug possession.

In 1978: The Sex Pistols performed at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. At the end of the gig, Johnny Rotten asked the audience, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” and walked out on the band.

In 1985: “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid became the biggest-selling single in British history, moving three million copies mere weeks after it was first released.

In 1989: Paul McCartney released Back in the USSR, exclusively in the Soviet Union.

In 1990: Bob Dylan unveiled his new song "Wiggle Wiggle" to an audience at State College, PA.

In 2000: Melissa Etheridge told Rolling Stone that David Crosby was the father of her two children with then-girlfriend Julie Cypher.

In 2003: Josh Groban topped the album charts with his second album, Closer.

In 2003: The Who's Pete Townshend was arrested at his London home on suspicion of a number of offenses connected with child pornography, including the making of indecent images. He was later released without being formally charged.

In 2004: The White Stripes' Jack White pled not guilty to assaulting the Von Bondies' singer Jason Stollsteimer in December. White said he was acting in self-defense.

In 2006: Eminem married his ex-wife Kim Mathers in Rochester, MI. Among the guest list at the ceremony: 50 Cent, Obie Trice, members of D12 and G-Unit.

In 2006: Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs and driving under the influence of drugs in London.

In 2006: Ex-teen star Leif Garrett was arrested for possession of drugs and attempting to travel on Los Angeles' subway line without a ticket.

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