Trial over Globes broadcast rights opens in LA (AP)

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, celebrities arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.  A trial is scheduled to begin in a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday to determine whether the Globes' organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or its longtime producers have rights to negotiate broadcast deals. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)AP – The executive who negotiated a deal that brought the Golden Globe Awards to NBC in the mid 1990s testified Tuesday that he didn’t feel it was necessary to tell its organizers they were signing away rights to the show that could keep it on the network indefinitely.

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