HFPA Says Despite Lawsuit, Show Will Go On In 2012

The HFPA, which owns the Golden Globes Awards, is suing producer Dick Clark Productions

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says the Golden Globes "show will go on," despite reports that a legal battle may scuttle next year's awards ceremony.

On Monday, Allan Mayer, a spokesman for the association, issued a statement saying, "Regardless of the legal proceedings with Red Zone and Dick Clark Productions, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the Sixty-Ninth Annual Golden Globe Awards Show as scheduled in January 2012. The show will go on, with or without DCP."

The HFPA, which created and owns the Golden Globes, is suing the show's producer, Dick Clark Productions. The HFPA claims that  DCP secretly signed a six-year extension of NBC's current agreement to air the telecast — even though it has no commitment to produce the show.

HFPA, meanwhile, is being sued by its own former publicist, who accuses the organization of fraud and corrupt practices.