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Oscars Add “West Side Story” Star Rachel Zegler After All, Plus Venus and Serena Williams


“West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler has gotten her way. She will present at the Oscars on Sunday.

Zegler will come in from London where she’s filming “Snow White.” She said on Instagram the other day that she hadn’t been invited to the Oscars despite being the star of “West Side Story.”

No one’s said anything but it was likely Disney cautioning her not to make the trip so she wouldn’t possibly he exposed to COVID. But the word went out, Oscar fans were up in arms, and now Zegler will be flown in.

Also added to the list of presenters are Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi of “Euphoria” fame, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Momoa, Jill Scott, and J.K. Simmons,  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

Previously announced Oscars presenters include Halle Bailey, Stephanie Beatriz, Ruth E. Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kevin Costner, Jamie Lee Curtis, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Woody Harrelson, Tony Hawk, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Shawn Mendes, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Elliot Page, Rosie Perez, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Scott, Kelly Slater, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Shaun White and Yuh-Jung Youn.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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