FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007 and she’s had a close hand in the writing process, Neil Meron said.
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FILE - This Nov. 15, 2007 file photo shows Craig Zadan, left, and Neil Meron, producers of the film "Hairspray" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's in Santa Barbara, Calif. Meron, who is producing the Oscar show for the second time with partner Craig Zadan, hopes a careful blend of secrecy and teasing, topped with some of the tightest races in recent Oscar memory, makes the 86th Academy Awards a lure for viewers far and wide. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, Pink performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Producers of the 86th Academy Awards announced Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, that Pink will appear on the Oscar show on March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning singer joins a lineup already set to include performances from U2, Pharrell Williams, Bette Midler, rocker Karen O and Broadway star Idina Menzel. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014 file photo, from left, Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge and Adam Clayton, of the Irish band U2, winners of the award for best original song for "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," arrive at The Weinstein Company's Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. U2, Pharrell Williams, Karen O and Idina Menzel are slated to perform the nominated original songs at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Bette Midler and Pink are also set to perform. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
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