Fey, Poehler back as Golden Globes hosts

NEW YORK — The duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proved such a success at hosting the Golden Globes in January that they’ve been signed up for the same job for the next two years.

NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producers of the Golden Globes announced the unusual two-year commitment on Tuesday. Next year’s Golden Globes will be Jan. 12 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions, said the former “Saturday Night Live” chums have “a truly unique chemistry making them one of the most talented and captivating pairings of all time.”

They were bathed in critical love for their performance this year. They got laughs without being polarizing, as was the case with predecessor Ricky Gervais. Poehler even poked fun during the show at the Hollywood debate over whether Gervais was too hard-edged in mocking Hollywood stars.

Firefighters serenade Judi Dench in London

LONDON — Judi Dench has been serenaded by firefighters as she arrived for the London premiere of her latest film.

Dench walked the red carpet in Leicester Square this week for the London Film Festival screening of “Philomena.”

The movie tells the true story of Irishwoman Philomena Lee’s quest to track down the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years earlier.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union, drinking at a pub after a protest march against pension cuts, spot- ted the 78-year-old star, chanted “We love you Judi” and broke into a rendition of Beatles song “Hey Jude.”

The Stephen Frears- directed film also stars Steve Coogan.

Associated Press