A little over a week after winning her third Golden Globe Award at the 2012 ceremony for her role on on the Showtime series “Homeland,” which she is currently starring in, Claire Danes found herself marching down the street of Cambridge last week as the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year. Danes, who also won a Golden Globe last year for Best Performance by an Actress, for her starring role in HBO’s critically acclaimed “Temple Grandin” biopic, which also earned her an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild award.
Rumored new beau of Olivia Wilde, Jason Segel, will be honored at the Man of the Year festivities on Friday, February 3rd 2012. Segel’s 2011 film, The Muppets, which he co-wrote and starred in, grossed over $100 million worldwide The film opened on Thanksgiving to rave reviews and ended up on numerous critics’ Top Ten Best Film lists for 2011.
Each year, a parade through Harvard Square led by each of the respective honorees commences, before being roasted and presented with their Pudding Pot. Following this year’s roasts, the Hasty Pudding cast members performed several musical numbers from the group’s 164th production, “There Will Be Flood.”
Just last week, the 60th Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year (WOY), actress Anne Hathaway, cruised down the streets of Cambridge with Harvard’s most gorgeous drag queens in the annual WOY Parade. The procession inched down Massachusetts Avenue and turned onto Holyoke Street, stopping at the New College Theatre where Hathaway was roasted by the Pudding cast. Watch our video coverage of the diva’s celebratory drive here:
Justin Timberlake–the 2010 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year–will visit Cambridge tomorrow to receive his pudding pot and celebrate with the Pudding cast. Stay tuned for our video coverage of Justin!
The regular run of the Hasty Pudding Show–Commie Dearest–will start this Saturday, February 6 at 4pm. Be sure to catch the performance before the show hits the road on March 6.
★ Matt Damon appears on the “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon.
★ Anne Hathaway is honored as Woman of the Year in Harvard’s annual Hasty Pudding celebration.
★ Celebrity chef Todd English appears in court regarding assault charges brought against his ex-fiance.
★ The Globe talks to Golden Globe winning creator of “Glee” and Newton native, John Falchuk.
★ Former “American Idol” contestant Ayla Brown sings at her father, Scott Brown’s acceptance speech. Meanwhile, “The Daily Show” and “30 Rock” provide glaring commentary on the Massachusetts special election.
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