Today in Events: Golden Globes Announce Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as 2021 Hosts, Olympians Prohibited From Political Statements During 2020 Tokyo Games, Romance Publishers Break Up With the Romance Writers of America Conference

1. GOLDEN GLOBES ANNOUNCE TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER AS 2021 HOSTS: Just one week after it was announced that the Academy Awards would be hostless this year, comedian Amy Poehler revealed that she and fellow comedian Tiny Fey will host next year’s Golden Globes. The appearance, for which a date has not yet been set, will mark the fourth time the duo has hosted the ceremony, and their work on this front is always widely praised. Envelope pushing comedian Ricky Gervais hosted this year’s Golden Globes for the fifth time and, as he has done in the past, he garnered mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter: "’There's no denying that Tina and Amy's comedic chemistry is infectious,’ Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said in a statement. ‘We can't wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage.’ News of their involvement will inevitably be seen as a coup for producer Dick Clark Productions, the H.F.P.A. and longtime partner NBC, particularly at a time when major award shows have struggled to line up hosts.”

2. OLYMPIANS PROHIBITED FROM POLITICAL STATEMENTS DURING 2020 TOKYO GAMES: Competitors in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be barred from making political gestures during the Games by the International Olympic Committee. Athletes will be unable to stage any protests or demonstration on the field of play; in the Olympic Village; during Olympic medal ceremonies; or during the opening, closing, or other official ceremonies. Any political messages that appear on signs or clothing will qualify as a protest, as will gestures and any "refusal to follow the Ceremonies protocol," the I.O.C. said. HuffPost:“‘It is important, on both a personal and a global level, that we keep the venues, the Olympic Village, and the podium neutral and free from any form of political, religious, or ethnic demonstrations,’ the committee said in a statement explaining the new guidelines. ... Disciplinary action will be taken on a case-by-case basis.”

3. ROMANCE PUBLISHERS BREAK UP WITH THE ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA CONFERENCE: Harlequin, Avon, and other romance publishers have fallen out of love with the Romance Writers of America conference, and the break-ups aren’t going smoothly. The companies announced that they will not attend or sponsor this year’s event in the wake of a racism accusation against the R.W.A. late last year. Generally bringing in about 2,000 attendees, and serving as a big revenue generator and networking event for R.W.A., the conference is slated to be held July 29 in San Francisco. The New York Times: “But some of the romance genre’s biggest publishers are reconsidering in light of the organization’s turmoil, which has been ongoing since late last year when it suspended a member after she criticized another romance novel as racist. Other romance writers slammed the R.W.A.’s move, and it has prompted intense debate on social media over how the genre handles issues of race and diversity. On Monday, the R.W.A. said it was canceling this year’s Rita awards, which recognize excellence in romance writing, after several contestants and judges pulled out.”