Jennifer Lopez apparently pulled out of 2012 Globes held on Sunday night because she and other A-list celebrities were told that they could not be presenters at both – Golden Globes and Oscars.
The stars were warned by e-mail through their agents that it could prevent them from appearing on the Oscars in February as presenters, the New York Post reported.
The sources have revealed that the move has caused drama. “There have been complaints about this from the studios and the agencies. The Globes lost Jennifer Lopez as a presenter, but many other stars took the view that they don’t want to be told what to do,” one of them said.
Sources also divulged that Christian Bale also refused to present at the Globes, but other sources close to last night’s show asserted that “he was never confirmed.”
His rep later informed that he could not do the Globes as he is out of the country.
However, reps for the Golden Globes have maintained that they have never been left with a shortage of A-list presenters. “The Globes are always the most hotly anticipated show of the awards season and the party of the year. As always, the room was the most glamorous in town, packed full of the industry’s biggest and brightest stars,” a spokeswoman for the Golden Globes said.
According to the sources, a decision may be made this week to relax the presenter role. “The academy has always placed a premium on exclusivity, but, ultimately, each individual makes his or her own decisions,” Academy President Tom Sherak said in a statement.