With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark

Angelina Jolie was reportedly questioned by the FBI for four hours over the Brad Pitt private plane incident

Chicago cast to reunite at Oscars

2013-02-12 15:48
Los Angeles - The cast of Chicago will reunite at the Oscars later this month.

Stars Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah and Richard Gere are to come together at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the Academy Awards on 24 February - a decade after the film won Best Picture at the 2003 ceremony - and producers of the film and ceremony Craig Zadan and Neil Meron feel their appearance will be very "appropriate" for the evening.

Neil said: "In a night of celebration of the music of the movies, we find it very appropriate."

Craig added: "We can't talk about what they're going to do!"

Not enough dressing rooms

The duo have also promised a "staggering" amount of performers and have realised there aren't enough dressing rooms to cater to all the guests.

Neil continued: "I don't think any Oscars have been as performance-based. When you do an Oscar show, you don't have a dressing room problem. The presenters don't get dressing rooms. And how many people perform on the Oscars, like one or two?

"We have a staggering amount of performers, and each of them needs a dressing room ... We're measuring the magnitude of how big the show is by the fact that we don't have [enough] dressing rooms."

Stars who are already confirmed to share their talent at the event include Barbara Streisand and singer-songwriters Adele and Norah Jones - who will sing their Oscar-nominated tracks Skyfall and Everybody Needs a Best Friend.

Host Seth MacFarlane will also share his singing voice for the audience and the producers are confident the funnyman will do a "great" job on the night.

Neil said: "He's going to be very present as a host, as a host should. Seth really does understand and have great reverence for the music of the movies. He loves it."


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Here's a first look at Tumisho Masha as Nelson Mandela in Mandela's Gun. Read More »
Add your review

Tom Hanks wants in on Channing Tatum's gender-swapped remake of his 1984 mermaid romantic comedy Splash. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.