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SHOW BITS: Party tent takes spotlight after Globes

Monday - 1/13/2014, 2:07pm  ET

Usher, left, and Idris Elba are seen at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)

The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Show Bits brings you Sunday's 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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AT THE POST-GLOBES PARTY TENT

Forget the fancy hotel, the makeshift tent outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel was the place to be following the Golden Globes.

It was there that Idris Elba, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and P. Diddy, among others, gathered to munch on sushi and dance to classic R&B at the Weinstein-Netflix post-Globes party.

Also among the revelers: Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Coogan and Taylor Schilling and other stars from "Orange Is the New Black."

-- Sandy Cohen -- www.twitter.com/APSandy.

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POST-GLOBES IT'S TIME TO PARTY

If the Golden Globes weren't party enough, there was the InStyle afterparty, where Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, wasted no time cutting the rug to the sounds of Lionel Richie.

Meanwhile, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon made the event a family affair, attending with their daughter, Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon.

As Mads Mikkelsen sipped a beer, the Bacons' daughter dug into a plate of appetizers.

Other revelers who dropped by included Uma Thurman, Jon Voight and Tom Hanks.

-- Sandy Cohen -- www.twitter.com/APSandy.

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GUESS WHERE I AM

Just like everybody else, Hollywood's biggest stars can't resist pulling out their smartphones and letting the world know when they're somewhere special.

At times during the Golden Globes it looked as if more heads were bowed over those phones than talking to tablemates or watching the show.

Just a few of those who were busily typing away: Kevin Spacey, Liev Schreiber and Amy Adams.

-- Lynn Elber -- www.twitter.com/lynnelber

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REPORT FROM THE SMOKING PATIO

The patio outside the International Ballroom at the Golden Globes is as star-studded as the room inside.

When Globes celebrants need fresh air -- or nicotine-tinged air -- they head straight there.

"12 Years A Slave" co-stars Michael Fassbender and Sarah Paulson dropped by to share a smoke and a laugh with actress Emma Roberts.

Elisabeth Moss juggled a cigarette in one hand and her Golden Globe for best actress in a miniseries or movie in the other.

Kate Beckinsale shared a smoke with Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, whose movie "The Past" was nominated in the foreign language category.

-- Sandy Cohen, www.twitter.com/APSandy.

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EMMA THOMPSON PRESENTS, BAREFOOTIN'

As a presenter, Emma Thompson personifies the ethos of the Golden Globes.

She arrived barefoot on stage to announce the screenplay winner holding her Christian Louboutin high heels in one hand, her martini glass in the other.

She sipped her drink, then, before tossing her shoes over her shoulder, offered a bit of party-infused wisdom: "I just want you to know, this red," she confided, noting the shoes' trademark red soles, "it's my blood."

-- Frazier Moore -- Twitterhttp://twitter.com/tvfrazier

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ALL IN THE GOLDEN GLOBES FAMILY

Bruce Dern, enjoying a career renaissance at 77, made the Golden Globes a family affair this year.

The best actor nominee was accompanied to the awards show by his daughter, Laura Dern, a former Globe winner herself and also the event's Miss Golden Globe when she was a teenager.

"It's a thrill to have her with me," the elder Dern said. "She's been doing it since she was 9 years old. She's one of those kids who just got it immediately, and as an actress, she's not afraid to look you in the eye."

This year she was busy introducing her father to such celebrity friends as "Girls" star Lena Dunham, "American Hustle" director David O. Russell and "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron.

"It's really an honor to celebrate him," she said.

Another veteran actor back in the spotlight was Robert Redford, a nominee for the film "All Is Lost."

Redford, accompanied by his wife, Sibylle Szaggars, indicated he can get along fine without the attention.

"I like nature," he replied when asked how he liked being back in Hollywood.

-- Beth Harris -- www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

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BOTTOM OF THE 9TH FOR DAVID O. RUSSELL

Director David O. Russell, a die-hard baseball fan, likens awards show season to his favorite sport.

"It is a blessing if you're even in the game," he said before Sunday's Golden Globe awards. "You do have to get through every inning. This is an important inning. Anything can happen, you just have to believe in your picture from the heart."

As a big New York Yankees fan, the "American Hustle" director said he was saddened to see Alex Rodriguez banned from baseball for a year over allegations involving performance-enhancing drugs.

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