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OSCAR 2013: Norah Jones to perform on awards night

American singer Norah Jones will sing Everybody Needs a Best Friend, from the Ted soundtrack, during the 85th Academy Awards ceremony on February 24. The 33-year-old actress and singer will perform one of the five tunes in the Best Original Song category, during the most watched film event of the year.

Oscars 2013: best actress winners to present at ceremony

Best actress Oscar winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be among the presenters at next week's 85th Academy Awards, organizers said Wednesday.

Argo, Lincoln vie for Oscars crown in open race

Steven Spielberg goes into next weekend's Oscars with the most nominations for his presidential Lincoln, but the momentum is all with Ben Affleck's thriller Argo in the Academy Awards home straight.

Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Liam Neeson turn Oscar presenters

Academy has added actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta to its star-studded list of Oscar presenters.

I had to prove myself: Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck says it was a nightmare becoming a film director because of snobbery from Hollywood bigwigs.

Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet

An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.

On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars

While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm - something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf - will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp.

Oscars show to hit musical high note

Barbra Streisand will perform for the first time in 36 years, Adele will sing Skyfall, and the stars of Chicago will reunite 10 years after their Academy Awards triumph.

Jennifer Hudson, Zeta-Jones to sing in Oscars musical tribute

Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organizers said on Wednesday.

Argo and Anne Hathaway tipped to win Oscars

Argo and Anne Hathaway are the top contenders to win an Oscar for the Best Film category and Best Supporting Actress.

Oscar nominee Silver Linings Playbook full of quirky humour, pathos: critics

Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook has won over the critcs with its 'bipolar swings between passionate highs and intentionally painful lows'. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and even Anupam Kher live up to the roles.

I feel blessed to be in Oscars promo: Ajaz Khan

Actor Ajaz Khan is a happy man, and rightfully so. He is the only Indian actor who was selected to be featured in the Oscars promo, and calls his selection a stroke of good luck and good wishes.

How Life of Pi makers brought audience into film

Director Ang Lee wanted to offer filmgoers an immersive experience with Life of Pi, his Oscar-nominated 3D fable about an Indian boy trapped on a boat with a tiger. Claudio Miranda helped him do it.

Beasts comes to Oscars with tiny budget, first-time director

Beasts of the Southern Wild, nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, is one the most unlikely contenders ever for Hollywood's top honors.

Won't host Oscars next year: Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane, who is all-setfor his first stint as a host at Sunday's Oscars ceremony says he won't host the Academy Awards next time.
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