News Nuggets: Carrie Fisher to present SAG life achievement award to her mother Debbie Reynolds

Actress Carrie Fisher will present her own mother Debbie Reynolds with a life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. The honorary trophy will be handed out on the 21st annual SAG Awards live on TNT and TBS January 25. Reynolds is a past Oscar nominee for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and is celebrating her 66th year in show business. Noted film roles have included “Singin’ in the Rain,” “How the West Was Won,” “Tammy and the Bachelor,” and “The Tender Trap.” Fisher is the writer of “Postcards from the Edge,” which was loosely based on her relationship with her famous mother, and will next be seen reprising her role of Princess Leia in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Awards Daily

NBC announces the first few presenters for this Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony. They include Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey, Jr., Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The show will be hosted for a third straight year by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Entertainment Weekly

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Bradley Cooper tells Jimmy Fallon that his smash hit Broadway show “The Elephant Man” is most likely moving to London next. The New York run is scheduled through February 22, and Cooper says that it will probably go to England in April for 12 weeks. After that, it may return to Broadway for another short run in the summer. The starry revival has been a huge box office draw, grossing over $3 million in its first six weeks alone. Playbill

Actress Kerry Washington will be this year’s honorary chair for the Independent Spirit Awards. The honor is given to an individual “who exemplifies outstanding artistic achievement and embodies Film Independent’s mission to nurture and support creative independence in visual storytelling.” The 30th anniversary ceremony will take place on the Santa Monica beach on February 21, the day before the Oscars. Variety

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Amy Poehler will be the next Hasty Pudding Theatrical’s Woman of the Year. She will be presented with the award at Harvard on January 29. The “Parks and Recreation” star follows other recipients such as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard, and last year’s choice of Helen Mirren. Hollywood Reporter

The 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival reveals its lineup of performers. The event will take place April 10-12 and April 17-19 in Indio, California. Jack White, Drake, and veteran rockers AC/DC are among the headline artists along with Steely Dan, David Guetta, Hozier, Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, St. Vincent, and Ryan Adams. USA Today

Saturday Night Live” returns for the first episode of the new year on January 17. Comedian Kevin Hart (“The Wedding Ringer”) makes his second hosting appearance with first-time musical guest Sia. The following week features country star Blake Shelton (“The Voice“) as both host and musical guest for the first time. Huffington Post

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