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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler: first choice to host 2014 Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout phoprovided by NBCUniversal  L R TinFey Amy Poehler host 70th

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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Updated: February 16, 2013 6:18AM



It’s probably not surprising that in the wake of the rave reviews Amy Poehler and Tina Fey received for hosting the Golden Globes, key members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — and many major film industry honchos — are hoping the former “Saturday Night Live” partners will repeat next year.

Of course, it’s way to early to know if that dynamic duo would want to do it again — or even if their schedules would permit it — but the early buzz is very pro-Poehler-Fey.That said, if the HFPA would have to look elsewhere for a host, there’s a rumbling of support for

Sacha Baron Cohen, with many thinking his very funny presenting stint at Sunday’s ceremony showcased something of a return to the kind of host Ricky Gervais played on the three previous Globes shows.

“He’s edgy, he’s very funny and he’s a Brit. Seems perfect for the Hollywood Foreign Press,” said a big Cohen fan who worked with him on his “The Dictator” flick last year. “I hope they get Tina and Amy back, but Sacha wouldn’t be a bad substitute.”

MORE GLOBES GAB: I’ve learned Kathryn Bigelow thought Poeh­ler’s crack about the “Zero Dark Thirty” director being an expert on torture — because she would “trust a lady who spent three years married to James Cameron” — was “a riot … very funny.”

Bigelow reportedly has a good relationship with her ex-husband — whom she beat for the best director Oscar when “The Hurt Locker” beat his “Avatar” She told a Globes show pal, “That was one of the best lines of the night!”

Anne Hathaway also was said to be genuinely tickled by the jab about her ill-fated co-hosting gig with James Franco at the Oscars in 2011 — an experience even the “Les Miserables” actress has called an unfortunate career move.

While Mel Gibson’s main reason for attending the Globes Sunday was to support his close friend and former co-star Jodie Foster as she received the Cecil B. DeMille career achievement award, it also was the first time the Oscar winner had been seen by a number of major Hollywood players since his various public comments — especially those considered anti-Semitic — made him persona non grata with many.

While Gibson was warmly greeted by a number of stars and filmmakers, including his table-mate Robert Downey Jr., Richard Gere and Sally Field, there were a lot of people who, as one observer put it, “ran the other way when they saw Mel coming their way.”

HAVE MOVED ON: For a number of Golden Globes partygoers, it was nice to see that once engaged Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were not the least bit nervous about being in the same ballroom — or at the post-awards parties.J. Lo was among those happily cheering and applauding when Affleck won the best director trophy for “Argo,” and she and current beau Casper Smart were later seen chatting amicably with both Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Garner.

“Hey, Ben and Jen have been happily married for seven years and have three kids. … J. Lo has both been married, divorced and has kids of her own — and seems to be happy in her current relationship. … These are very smart adults who have moved on with their lives and bear no grudges about that chapter in their lives,” said a longtime Affleck insider, who noted J. Lo also was seen cheerfully confabbing with ex-boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs, as Smart smiled next to her.

BRIT BIT: I’ve heard the major reason for the collapse of Britney Spears’ personal and professional relationship with ex-fiance Jason Trawick was her demand that Trawick focus on her 24/7 — suffocating the top agent’s freedom to work with other clients.

MAKIN’ MOVIES: The independent feature film “Dig Two Graves” — a dramatic, supernatural thriller — has just begun filming Downstate in and around the Shawnee National Forest area. Ted Levine (“Shutter Island,” “American Gangster,” “The Silence of the Lambs”) and Chicago actor Danny Goldring (“”The Dark Knight,” “Chicago Overcoat” “The Fugitive”) lead the cast for this movie directed by Hunter Adams, based on the script he co-wrote with Jeremy Phillips.

The film is about a teen girl whose older brother mysteriously disappears in a rock quarry, leading three moonshiners to offer to bring her dead brother back to life in exchange for taking another life — a moral dilemma that leads to the revelation of the dark details of the girl’s family’s history.

HOT DOG! Veteran broadcaster Mancow Muller is one spicy guy, so it’s no surprise the special hot dog he created for America’s Dog eateries this month packs quite a punch. “Mancow’s Double Dog” is two dogs (in honor of his twin daughters) topped with brown mustard, chili, chopped onions, shredded cheddar and jalapenos.

SCENE ON THE SCENE: “The Book of Mormon” cast members partied hearty at Drumbar. … Bears fans were quick to spot Matt Forte at Public House, about the time blockbuster director Michael Bay (“Transformers”) and Lady Gaga made the scene there. … Among the first to check out the new Boarding House: Ald. Ed Burke, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, state Sen. Darin LaHood, Steve and Peggy Lombardo and Art Smith. … Just back from playing hockey in Switzerland, Patrick Kane happily celebrated the end of the NHL lockout with a big juicy steak at Chicago Cut. … Meanwhile, Kane’s Hawks teammates Corey Crawford, Viktor Stalberg, Niklas Hjalmarrson and Bryan Bickell chowed down at Sunda on Friday — while R. Kelly birthday partied at the River North hotspot Untitled, even dancing on stage in the lounge with pals. … Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari and their baby boy Camden Jack were spied breakfasting at popular Fuel in Wilmette. Word has it the Bears QB and his family are househunting in nearby Winnetka. … “Top Chef” season 5 fan favorite Fabio Viviani dined Sunday night at Joe’s Stone Crab. Ditto for the Bulls’ Vladimir Radmanovic.



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