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Golden Globes red carpet 'fun facts' from E! not so funny for fans - including 'Michael J Fox Parkinson's diagnosis'

'Fun facts' included year Michael J Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, writes John Mulgrew

Published 13/01/2014

Coverage of the Golden Globes took a bizarre turn this year after broadcaster E! was criticised for including so-called 'fun facts' during red carpet footage which included the year Michael J Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Matt Damon (R) and Luciana Barroso attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, winners of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for 'American Hustle,' pose in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Orlando Bloom poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Jim Carrey poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Chris Pine poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
This image released by NBC shows Bryan Cranston accepting the award for best actor in a TV series, drama for his role in Breaking Bad during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
Helen Mirren, left, and Mike Tyson arrive at the HBO Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jon Voight arrives at the HBO Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Bryan Cranston poses in the press room with the award for best TV series - drama for "Breaking Bad" and best actor in a TV series - drama for "Breaking Bad" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
From left, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton, of the musical group U2, arrive at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Colin Farrell arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Michael Douglas attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Laura Vandervoort attends the Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! sponsored by Chrysler viewing and after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara (R) and Nicolas Loeb attend HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Actor Tom Hanks, actress Rita Wilson, actress Leslie Mann, and producer/director Judd Apatow attend HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon attend HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan attend HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: TV personality Shaun Robinson attends the Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! sponsored by Chrysler viewing and after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Carrie Preston attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Amy Adams (R), winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for 'American Hustle,' and Darren Le Gallo attend the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Emilia Clarke attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Kevin Bacon attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Shannon Elizabeth attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Shannon Elizabeth attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Hayden Panettiere attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Minnie Driver attends the Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! sponsored by Chrysler viewing and after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Elisabeth Moss attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara attends the Fox And FX's 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber attend The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Cate Blanchett, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'Blue Jasmine,' poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Idris Elba attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Sean Combs attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actresses Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon attend The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Zooey Deschanel attends the Fox And FX's 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Gillian Anderson attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actors Kevin Spacey (L) and Julia Roberts attend The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Bradley Cooper attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Scott Bakula attends HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Actors Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, director Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, winners of Best Picture for '12 Years a Slave' pose for a portrait during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Matthew McConaughey, winner of Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'Dallas Buyers Club,' poses in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The titbits of Hollywood-related information was slammed by online users on social media.

Hundreds took to Twitter in their droves to complain.

The entertainment network's coverage of one of the biggest nights in the movie calendar featured numerous 'fun facts' - which popped up throughout the evening.

One such 'fun fact' read: "Michael J Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991".

Another said: "Robert Redford was stricken with polio as a child".

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It didn't take long for Twitter users to satirise the network's fact bubbles, with many making their own.

And there were yet more...

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E! issued an apology to the Hollywood Reporter saying: "We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis during our Eonline [sic] live stream. We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize."

 

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