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2013-01-31T00:00:00Z Feature Focus nwitimes.com
January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Barbra Streisand will sing at the Oscars

Barbra Streisand will perform at the Oscars next month, 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." The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced Wednesday that British singer Adele will perform at the Oscars. She and producer Paul Epworth are nominated for best original song for the James Bond theme song, "Skyfall." The 85th Academy Awards air live Feb. 24 on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. AP

Justin Timberlake to perform at Grammys 

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 earlier this month when he released the single, "Suit & Tie," which features Jay-Z. The song is a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. His performance at the Grammys will be Timberlake's first musical appearance on television in years. Most recently, he's appeared in movies like "The Social Network" and "Friends With Benefits." Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," will be released March 19. His last album was the 2006 multiplatinum effort, "FutureSex/LoveSounds." The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center. AP

Roseanne Barr pays visit to 'The Office' 

Roseanne Barr is dropping into NBC's "The Office." The network said Barr will guest star as a talent agent named Carla Fern. The agent agrees to help office manager Andy Barnard realize his show business dream. Series regular Ed Helms plays Andy. Barr is taking a break from her stand-up comedy act in Las Vegas for "The Office" visit. The workplace comedy is in its final season, and producer Greg Daniels has promised a memorable end after nine years. "The Office," adapted from the British series of the same name, ranks among NBC's most popular shows. Barr knows something about bringing a long-running hit to an end: Her sitcom "Roseanne" aired from 1988 to 1997. AP

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