Jan 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The exclusive poster inside our special section beginning on Page S1 celebrates the history of the Golden Globe Awards. On Sunday the 61st chapter will unfold, and as always, the Globes remain the most unpredictable of award shows, thanks to the party atmosphere and unscripted banter. Presenters this year include Kim Cattrall, Queen Latifah, Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Uma Thurman, Renee Zellweger and the most nominated actor in Globe history, Meryl Streep. For those without an invitation, it airs live on NBC and in 150 other countries.
`Idol’ Worship returns
It’s back, beginning Monday. After two seasons that changed TV and provided endless water-cooler chatter, a stack of hit recordings and at least one terrible movie, “American Idol” returns on Fox for a third season with busy, busy Ryan Seacrest as host and Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and the man we love to hate, Simon Cowell, as judges. Once again, the opening episodes demonstrate what it takes to find the 32 semifinalists-and just how much great and terrible talent there is across America.
TV One to Launch
TV One, a new cable network targeting African American adults, headed by Johnathan Rodgers, will launch Monday, which is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The first day’s lineup will include the six-hour miniseries “King,” starring Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson. As of Monday, the network will be available to 2.2 million homes in Comcast markets. Comcast is an investor in the service along with Radio One, Constellation Ventures, Syndicated Communications, Pacesetter Capital Group and Opportunity Capital Partners.