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SCRIPT CHANGE: STRIKE FORCES GOLDEN GLOBES TO EYE NEW FORMAT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globes and NBC were on the verge Monday of scrapping the traditional show format, which would be picketed by striking writers, in favor of a news-conference approach, a person close to the awards broadcast said Monday.

Faced with a threat by actors to boycott the ceremony rather than cross picket lines, organizers were forced to look at other approaches that would preserve the star power of the unofficial kickoff to the Hollywood awards season.

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