Celebs on the upcoming “Golden Globe Awards” will not be getting their thirsts quenched by bottles of Fiji this 12 months … but it surely ain’t “Fiji Water Woman’s” fault.
The artesian water model is just not the official H2O sponsor on the 2020 Golden Globes — that honor now goes to Icelandic Glacial — however the motive, we’re advised, has nothing to do with Fiji’s controversy and eventual fallout with its mannequin, Kelleth Cuthbert (actual identify Kelly Steinbach).
Sources related to the awards present inform TMZ … the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation had a 2-year take care of Fiji, but it surely ended final 12 months. We’re advised it determined to go along with Icelandic as a result of it is thought-about extra environmentally-conscious and can donate water to a trigger picked by the HFPA … not due to what went down with “Fiji Water Woman.”
As you will recall … Kelleth went viral for photobombing nearly each celeb on the 2019 present, by standing within the background smiling whereas holding a tray of Fiji bottles.
Some people — like Jamie Lee Curtis — had been sad with the blatant PR stunt and product placement, however the controversy bought even worse when Kelleth sued Fiji … claiming it continued to make use of her identify and likeness for promotion with out her permission.
Fiji countersued Kelleth, and so far as we all know … the case remains to be pending.
Our sources say bottles of Icelandic shall be supplied to Globes attendees on the purple carpet and at each desk on the venue similar to the final 2 years with Fiji … but it surely’s unclear if the brand new H2O firm will spark any viral moments.
Keep tuned … the Golden Globes air Sunday evening.