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Jane Fonda: My beau is fine!

Jane Fonda's partner Richard Perry wasn't the man who collapsed at last night's Golden Globe Awards.

The Beverly Hills Police Department has confirmed paramedics were called to the annual event, which marked the beginning of awards season in Los Angeles yesterday. However, before help arrived, the call was cancelled.

Initially it was reported that the man who became unwell was Richard Perry, the boyfriend of 77-year-old Jane. However, her representative later insisted it was actually someone at a table near Jane and Richard.

It's thought the unidentified male became ill in part thanks to the heat inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were held. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association stages the ceremony and its president Theo Kingma explained the man had been sitting under bright lights which made him hot.

However, many of the stars presenting and receiving awards also looked a little hot and bothered. According to Vanity Fair the air conditioning at the hotel wasn't on, meaning temperatures at the ceremony were soaring. Matthew McConaughey chose to remove his jacket as he watched proceedings, while some female stars were seen fanning themselves and Clive Owen appearing sweaty as he took to the stage.

The heat wasn't the only drama at the event; initial reports suggested Kathy Bates was heard screaming in pain during the ceremony. She was nominated for the best TV supporting actress gong for her role in American Horror Story: Freak Show, with the prize eventually going to Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt.

It was suggested Kathy's foot was stood on, causing her to gasp - but she later gave a much simpler explanation. The 66-year-old star apparently cried out in excitement after seeing Allison Tolman, because Kathy is such a big fan of Allison's show Fargo.

"I couldn't contain my excitement," she told People. "I binged on [that show]."

Many stars also used last night's event to show their support for Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine where 12 people were killed by two masked gunmen last week. It has been seen as an attack on freedom of the press, with four hostages also killed during a terror attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Stars including George Clooney and his wife Amal, Diane Kruger and Dame Helen Mirren wore badges or signs with the slogan "Je Suis Charlie", which means "I am Charlie".

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