Adele will perform the James Bond theme Skyfall at the Oscars, her first U.S. performance since last year’s Grammy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Adele will sing the Oscar-nominated song at the 85th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24. She and producer Paul Epworth are nominated for best original song for Skyfall.
The announcement isn’t much of a surprise considering Adele’s award show ubiquity. She recently won a Golden Globe for the Bond theme.
Adele hasn’t previously sung Skyfall live for an audience. She says in a statement that she’s honored to be singing in front of people who’ve captured her imagination. The Oscars will also present a tribute to James Bond, marking the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
’Mad Men’ to return to AMC on April 7
AMC says Mad Men will return for its new season on April 7.
AMC announced Wednesday that the two-hour premiere kicks off the acclaimed drama series’ sixth season. The episode was written by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.
Mad Men is set in the advertising world of circa-1960s New York City and stars Jon Hamm as agency exec Don Draper.
ABC, Fox remove struggling series
Two struggling comedies have been pulled from their networks’ schedules this week.
On Tuesday, ABC pulled Don’t Trust the B–– in Apt. 23 from its schedule. Series star James Van Der Beek took to Twitter, saying we’ve basically been cancelled and thanking fans for their support of the show.
On Wednesday, the Fox network removed freshman comedy Ben and Kate from its Tuesday night lineup.
Duhamel to emcee Kids’ Choice Awards
There’s plenty of green slime in Josh Duhamel’s future.
The star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Wednesday was named host of Nickelodeon’s 26th annual Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be broadcast March 23.
During the show, green slime is routinely dumped on celebrities.