January 16th, 2011
07:45 PM ET

Jack Gray's Golden Globes Live Blog: Join the Live Chat

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Jack Gray
AC360° Writer/Producer

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Welcome to our 3rd annual Golden Globes Live Blog. I'm your host and, in case you're wondering, my qualifications include once meeting Ricky Gervais at the Chateau Marmont and working for several years in a video store/tanning parlor.

I'll be with you from 8pm Eastern Time until the conclusion of the East Coast telecast. Now, to be clear, we're not advocating changing your channel from CNN. But if you're going to watch the Golden Globes anyway, you might as well watch them with us as your running commentary. And frankly, you don't even need to be watching the Golden Globes to enjoy the live blog.

Disclaimer: I'm sure some of these movies/TV shows are connected to CNN through our parent companies Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner. HBO, Warner Brothers and New Line Cinemas are just a few of our high-profile sister companies. But seeing as how another year has gone by and I've not gotten so much as a free hat or poster, I'm not in the tank for anyone. Except for Betty White. Not that she's even nominated. I'm just in the tank for her in general.

Related: Check out CNN.com's Marquee Blog

If you want to take part in our Live Blog (and we hope you do) keep in mind that you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst – and that includes $#&*)

Filed under: Jack Gray • Live Blog
January 16th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Letters to the President: #727 'Border insecurity'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: The Homeland Security chief says the virtual border fence is a bust. Surprise.

Dear Mr. President,

So my understanding is that the “virtual fence” along the U.S. Mexico border has now been cancelled. A billion dollars was spent, a lot of hot air was blown around, and 53 miles of the 2000 miles border was secured.

First: If that’s how this was working out, then good on you for pulling the plug.

Second: Really? 53 miles? I’m no Chuck Norris but give me a billion dollars and I think I might be able to secure 53 miles with a motorcycle and a bullhorn. Maybe a billion dollars just doesn’t go very far anymore.