The Nielsen Co. says Sunday’s Golden Globes awards ceremony got a nice ratings bump over last year. With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler handling host duties, the NBC telecast was seen by 19.7 million viewers. That’s an audience growth of 2.8 million viewers (or 17 percent) over last year’s show, hosted by Ricky Gervais. It was the highest-rated Globes show in six years, according to figures out Monday.
Royal baby due in July
The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, is due to give birth in July, and her health is improving after a bout of severe morning sickness, palace officials said Monday. The child of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will be third in line to the British throne. The duchess, 31, spent several days in the hospital last month being treated for acute morning sick-ness. The announcement Monday by the royal couple’s St. James’s Palace office lays to rest speculation that the duchess could be having twins.
No hang up
“People say, ‘Wow, must be weird not having a cellphone,’ and I tell them, ‘Well, not really. It’s just like how it was for you before you had a cellphone.’ ” - Peter Farrelly, director, on the Huffington Post on not having a phone.