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Streisand to sing at Oscars for 1st time in 36 years

Barbra Streisand will perform at the Oscars on Feb. 24, the first time she’s performed during an Academy Awards broadcast in 36 years.

Streisand won the Academy Award for best original song for “Evergreen” in 1977. She also sang the theme from “A Star Is Born” that night.

She won the Oscar for best actress for 1968’s “Funny Girl.”

Timberlake to croon at Grammy Awards

Justin Timberlake will be rocking that suit and tie at the Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Timberlake will perform at the Feb. 10 awards show in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old pop star returned to music this month when he released the single, “Suit & Tie.”

His performance at the Grammys will be Timberlake’s first musical appearance on television in years.

‘Met Your Mother’ gets final season

After months of rumored negotiations, CBS has renewed “How I Met Your Mother” for a ninth and final season during which the titular wife of the narrator will be revealed, the network said in a news release Wednesday.

All five regular cast members will return for the 2013-14 season. No number of episodes has been announced.

Warner Bros. plans ‘Entourage’ movie

Vincent Chase and his entourage are jumping from the small screen to the big screen.

Warner Bros. confirmed Wednesday that a film version of HBO’s hit series “Entourage” is in the works.

Series creator Doug Ellin is writing and directing the film, which does not yet have a production start date or release date. The studio also has not finalized the cast.

“Entourage” ran for eight seasons and followed the Hollywood exploits of hot young actor Vince (Adrian Grenier) and his inner circle, including Kevin Connolly as his manager, Kevin Dillon as his half brother, Jerry Ferrara as an old neighborhood friend and Jeremy Piven as his slick super-agent.

Oscar statue taking trip across America

Oscar is going on a road trip.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says one of the golden statuettes that are handed out at the Academy Awards will visit at least 10 cities as part of Oscar’s first national tour.

Beginning Monday in New York City, the golden guy’s journey will be chronicled online. Fans can follow the Oscar statue’s progress and even make suggestions for stops along the way.

The statuette will make appearances in Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; Houston; Dallas; and Phoenix. Fans in those cities will have a chance to pose for photos with the Oscar trophy.

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