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Mar 20, 9:04 AM EST

Latifah, Zeta-Jones to Perform at Oscars



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Queen Latifah and the very pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones have agreed to perform a duet from their musical "Chicago" at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

The John Kander and Fred Ebb tune "I Move On" is nominated for best original song. Zeta-Jones, whose second child with husband Michael Douglas is due in April, performed the number in the film with co-star Renee Zellweger.

Zellweger declined to reprise her performance for the live Oscar ceremony, the academy announced Wednesday.

Latifah and Zeta-Jones are both nominated in the supporting-actress category for their roles in "Chicago," while Zellweger is up for the lead-actress prize. The film has 13 nominations, including a nomination for best picture.

Other scheduled performers in the best-song category include Paul Simon's "Father and Daughter" from the animated "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" and U2's "The Hands That Built America" from "Gangs of New York."

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The song "Burn it Blue," written by Elliot Goldenthal and Julie Taymor for the biography film "Frida," is set to be performed by singers Lila Downs and Caetano Veloso.

Eminem's "Lose Yourself," from his film "8 Mile," is also nominated, but the rapper's record label has said he won't attend the show.

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