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Pink Will Make Special Appearance on the Oscars UPDATED

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 21, 2014 at 1:06PM

UPDATE: Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that Pink will make a "special appearance" at this year's Academy Awards. A performance? Given the showrunners' musical leanings, it seems more than likely.
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Pink
Pink

UPDATE: Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that Pink will make a "special appearance" at this year's Academy Awards. A performance? Given the showrunners' musical leanings, it seems more than likely. 

They said of the Grammy winner, who will be on the Oscar stage for the first time:

"She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast.”

We'll see what they have brewing come March 2.

Bette Midler
Bette Midler

EARLIER: Two-time Oscar nominee Bette Midler is set to perform for the first time at the 2014 Oscars. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have worked with Midler on "Gypsy" -- again they're leaning on their musical roots to tap performances for the awards show.

In that vein, Zadan and Meron stated:

“We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time. We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.”

Midler received Oscar nominations for "For the Boys" and "The Rose."

Meanwhile, host Ellen DeGeneres will have some song-and-dance numbers up her sleeve. We got a little taste of that with the Academy Awards teaser released in December. And current Best Song Oscar nominees Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel and Pharrell Williams are set to perform, too. The Oscars are on March 2.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Awards, Oscars, Bette Midler


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.