Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Oscars Set Lenny Kravitz for “In Memoriam” Segment, “Creed III” Stars Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan to Present Along with Glenn Close, Dwayne Johnson, More


The Oscars are gearing up for this Sunday’s show with big names participating in the annual event.

Even before “Creed III” had its gigantic opening weekend, producers signed up star Jonathan Majors as a presenter. They’ve also got that film’s director and star Michael B. Jordan.

Others include Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Troy Kotsur, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña and Donnie Yen.]

The big news this morning is that rock star Lenny Kravitz will perform with the In Memoriam segment. And no, he won’t be singing “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over.” Kravitz is a Hollywood kid– his father was an NBC News producer, his mother was “Jeffersons” star Roxie Roker, his daughter is movie star and director Zoe Kravitz. So this will be cool. Lenny has also appeared in many movies including “The Butler.”

More announcements coming…like Lady Gaga performing along with Rihanna, David Byrne, and Diane Warren with Sofia Carson…

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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