De Niro’s Shame As Globes Trophy Breaks

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January 17, 2011 | 7:45am EST

Robert De Niro was left red-faced at the Golden Globes on Sunday night after his lifetime achievement trophy fell to pieces.
The Hollywood legend was honored with the coveted Cecil B. DeMille prize at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

He took to the stage to accept the award, but the trophy broke shortly afterwards and the embarrassed actor was forced to explain its absence to reporters backstage.

De Niro said, “The top fell off. They warned me. They’ll have to solder it back on.”

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