'Lincoln,' 'Django' lead Globe nods
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century-set revenge picture "Django Unchained" and Ben Affleck's Iran hostage-crisis nail-biter are each up for five prizes, while the movie musical "Les Miserables," the mental-illness comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" and the hunt-for-Osama-bin-Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" each earned four nods.
"Argo," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are nominated for Best Drama film.
Shortlisted for Best Comedy or Musical film are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Up against Affleck, Spielberg and Tarantino for Best Director are Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Ang Lee for "Life of Pi."
In the running for Best Screenplay are Chris Terrio for "Argo," Tarantino for "Django Unchained," Tony Kushner for "Lincoln," David O. Russell and Matthew Quick for "Silver Linings Playbook," and Mark Boal for "Zero Dark Thirty."
The nominees for Best Actress in a Drama are Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty," Marion Cotillard for "Rust and Bone," Helen Mirren for "Hitchcock," Naomi Watts for "The Impossible" and Rachel Weisz for "The Deep Blue Sea."
Competing for the Best Actor in a Drama are Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln," Richard Gere for "Arbitrage," John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Joaquin Phoenix for "The Master" and Denzel Washington for "Flight."
Vying for the prize for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical are Jack Black for "Bernie," Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables," Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook," Bill Murray for "Hyde Park on Hudson" and Ewan MacGregor for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen."
Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical are Emily Blunt for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," Judi Dench for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," Maggie Smith for "Quartet" and Meryl Streep for "Hope Springs."
Mentioned for Best Supporting Actor are Alan Arkin for "Argo," Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz for "Django Unchained," Philip Seymour Hoffman for "The Master" and Tommy Lee Jones for "Lincoln."
Up for Best Supporting Actress are Amy Adams for "The Master," Sally Field for "Lincoln," Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions" and Nicole Kidman for "The Paperboy."
Foreign-film nods were given to "Amour," "A Royal Affair," "The Intouchables," "Kon-Tiki" and "Rust and Bone," while animation nominations went to "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Wreck-It Ralph."
The Weinstein Co. led all distributors with 14 nominations, followed by Sony Pictures with 12, Touchstone with seven, Warner Bros. with six and Fox Searchlight with five
The Golden Globes will be handed out at a ceremony Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are to serve as co-hosts of the event.
Stars raise $30M-plus for Sandy relief
NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi helped raise more than $30 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at a star-studded New York concert.
Springsteen and his E Street Band kicked off Wednesday night's show by playing their moving anthem "My City in Ruins."
The 6-hour-long 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden also included performances by the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana, Roger Waters, Chris Martin, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Adam Sandler.
The New York Post said the amount of money raised is expected to climb higher once pledges from TV and Internet viewers are tabulated.
Petraeus named Most Fascinating Person
NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Ex-Gen. David Petraeus, former director of America's Central Intelligence Agency, topped Barbara Walters's list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2012.
Petraeus, who resigned in disgrace after an extramarital affair with his biographer came to light, was the only person on Walters' roster to remain a secret until her TV special aired Wednesday night.
"He is, without question, one of the finest officers and military minds of his generation," Walters said. "Then shockingly, he resigned this fall as head of the CIA because he'd had an extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. ... The story was irresistible -- the keeper of the nation's secrets unable to conceal his own."
Other celebrities on Walters' Most Fascinating list were "Argo" actor-director Ben Affleck, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, Britian's Prince Harry, reality TV star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, the British boy band One Direction, "50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
'Heaven' tops U.S. record chart
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Hot 100 is Rihanna's "Diamonds," followed by Ke$ha's "Die Young" at No. 3, the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" at No. 4 and Maroon 5's "One More Night" at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are Flo Rida's "I Cry" at No. 6, Phillip Phillips' "Home" at No. 7, fun.'s "Some Nights" at No. 8, Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" featuring Nicki Minaj at No. 9 and Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You [Until You Learn to Love Yourself]" at No. 10.