News Nuggets: Don Cheadle, Julianna Margulies to present George Clooney with DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Brooke Anderson uncovers the news that Don Cheadle and Julianna Margulies will be presenting George Clooney with the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, confirms the details while rolling out the red carpet for this weekend’s arrivals. She also interviews Tina Fey, who admits that she and co-host Amy Poehler are not quite ready for the live program yet: “We have no tricks up our sleeves. We haven’t written the show yet. We’re going to start meeting. What is today? Tuesday? It’s Wednesday? We’ll start meeting tonight.” Entertainment Tonight

NBC adds even more presenters to Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards live ceremony. They include Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington. TV by the Numbers

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In advance of the live Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, NBC will air “Countdown to the Globes” on Friday night. The special will be hosted by Meredith Vieira with featured interviews of Benedict Cumberbatch, Patricia Arquette, John Legend, Ricky Gervais, Michael Keaton, Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey, and more. The one-hour program airs Friday at 10:00 p.m. ET. NBC

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars topple the female-dominated singles charts with the new top song in the country. Their tune “Uptown Funk” is the first #1 song of the new year and ends 19 weeks in a row of women topping the charts. Last week’s best seller “Blank Space” from Taylor Swift falls to second place. The Hozier song “Take Me to Church” holds in third while Ed Sheeran‘s “Thinking Out Loud” moves up to fourth. Meghan Trainor has the fifth and sixth overall hits this week with “Lips Are Movin” and “All About That Bass.” While this is the first hit song for Ronson, it is the sixth career top tune for Mars. Billboard

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New Fox drama series “Empire” debuts to smash ratings Wednesday night with 9.9 million total viewers. The show dominated its time period and was just shy of the overall top rookie show of the year, “How to Get Away with Murder,” in key demos. The program from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong is about the music industry and stars past Oscar nominees Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. Variety

Anthony Anderson will host the NAACP Image Awards for a second straight year. The star of “Black-ish” will preside over the 46th annual ceremony for TV One on Friday, February 6. Executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin will also return. Actor and musician Lance Reddick will be the in-show announcer. The Wrap

A Tony Award and Golden Globe won by actor Al Pacino are going on the auction block. People can bid on Pacino’s Tony for “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie” (1969) and Globe for “Serpico” (1973) through February 7 with Goldin Auctions. Other items currently available are Frank Sinatra‘s sailor costume for “Anchors Aweigh,” a Les Paul guitar owned by Joe Walsh and Jimmy Page, and costumes worn by Dean Martin and Peter Lawford. ABC News

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