Kelly Rowland to Host ACADEMY AWARDS Pre-Show
85th ACADEMY AWARDS, ABC
Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Rowland today announced that she has been invited to join Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle and "Good Morning America" Anchor Lara Spencer to host the official Oscar pre-show. "The Oscars Red Carpet Live" airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m., ET.
The show is executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the Oscar telecast, and produced by Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare for Don Mischer Productions.
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