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For Drea, silence Sunday night would be golden

Drea De Matteo
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Drea De Matteo may be the only nominee for Sunday’s Golden Globe awards who’s hoping she doesn’t win. “I hate it. I can’t believe that I’m nominated again,” said the Emmy winner, now up for the best TV supporting actress Globe for her role as Adriana in “The Sopranos.”

“I will never be able to prepare a speech,” De Matteo says. “I’ll never be able to get up there and make sense. I’ll never be able to thank people properly. So I’m just hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that one of the other girls wins.”

Also nominated are Anjelica Huston (“Iron Jawed Angels”), Nicollette Sheridan (“Desperate Housewives”) and Charlize Theron and Emily Watson (“The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”).

Despite speculation that Adriana wasn’t really “whacked” last season – the killing occurred offscreen – De Matteo doesn’t expect to be back.

“(Cast member) Steve Van Zandt says it in a very funny way,” she says. “He says, ‘What do you think I was doing out there? Shooting squirrels?’ “

No globetrotting for Clark

Dick Clark, who has produced the Golden Globes telecast for the past 20 years, will watch this year’s ceremony from his hospital bed – just like he did the New Year’s Eve show he usually hosts.

Clark, 75, still is recovering from a stroke he suffered in early December, but continues to progress in his physical therapy and is closer to going home, his publicist says.

The spokesman denied a tabloid report that Clark’s recovery has been slowed because of his diabetes.

Grammy’s queen for a day

Rap pioneer turned Oscar-nominated actress turned jazz vocalist Queen Latifah has been tapped to host next month’s 47th annual Grammy Awards.

In addition to hosting, Latifah, 34, will perform a selection from her latest release, “The Dana Owens Album” (her real name), which happens to be up for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She earned a supporting-actress Oscar nomination for her role in the 2002 film “Chicago.”

That poor Love child

Courtney Love is celebrating after winning back full custody of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

The troubled rocker lost custody of the 11-year-old – whose father is late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain – to Cobain’s mother last year after Love was hit with multiple charges of drug possession and assault.

But a judge in Los Angeles decided this week that the girl is better off with her mother.

May he rasta in peace

The wife of reggae legend Bob Marley plans to exhume his remains in Jamaica and rebury them in his “spiritual resting place,” Ethiopia.

Rita Marley said her husband would be reburied in Shashemene, 155 miles south of Addis Ababa, where several hundred Rastafarians have lived since they were given land by Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans embrace Haile as their living god and head of the Rastafarian religious movement, whose members worship nature, wear their hair in dreadlocks and smoke marijuana as a sacrament.

“Bob’s whole life is about Africa. It is not about Jamaica,” Rita Marley said.

The birthday bunch

Singer Captain Beefheart is 64. Actress Andrea Martin is 58. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 48. Singer Lisa Lisa (Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam) is 38. Actor Chad Lowe is 37. Actress Regina King is 34. Actor Eddie Cahill (“CSI: New York”) is 27.