Jack Nicholson showed up at the Golden Globes (he’s a 7-time Globe winner, and was nominated again tonight but did not win) despite reports that he’s been sick for months. But his pals “hope the worst is over”, I’m told, and he’s shooting the Bucket List with Morgan Freeman, so he must be all better. Still, he was photographed standing alongside his daughter Lorraine, Miss Golden Globes 2007 so he must be much better. The 69-year-old Nicholson has been very tight-lipped about his illness, even to his friends. Back in mid-September, a news report had him checked into a Los Angeles-area hospital with “an infection.” Since then, he’s cancelled many personal dates and publicity events. He’s nominated by this year’s Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, as well touted as an Oscar nominee, for his role as the gangland paterfamilias in Marty Scorsese’s The Departed. Tonight, at the Golden Globes, he has the best seat at the dinner and is next to Warren Beatty, who receives the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at NBC’s awards show. But Tom Hanks, not best friend Jack, is slated to present the Globe to Warren.
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