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Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel and Pharrell to Sing Oscar Nominated Songs at the Oscars (UPDATED)

No big surprise here: All four Oscar-nominated songs will be performed live at the upcoming Academy Awards on March 2.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 8:49 AM
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Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from 'Ted' at the Oscars, with Lyrics by Host Seth MacFarlane

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the comedy "Ted" at the Oscars on February 24. The song is nominated for Best Original Song, and features lyrics by host Seth MacFarlane, who wrote, directed and voice-acted in "Ted."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 28, 2013 12:40 PM
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Academy Changes Rules for 85th Oscars on Foreign-Language Film, Makeup, Music & VFX Categories

The Academy's Board of Governors has approved the rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most changes are in the Music, Foreign Language, Makeup and Visual Effects categories...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 6:11 PM
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