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Nominees for best original song will be performed this year at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Today, producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced the artists who will perform the nominated songs on the Kodak Theatre stage on Oscar Night.

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ABCs’s ‘The Bachelor’ Rose Ceremony in Costa Rica Gets Emotional with Multiple Secret Confessions (Spoilers)

The eight excited women break out their passports to travel to the lush, tropical country of Costa Rica. The stakes are ratcheted up as Chantal gets a second one-on-one date to zipline through the thick jungle. But when rain threatens to dampen their spirits, but will it cool off their passion? Brad escorts six bachelorettes on a challenging date to the middle of the rain forest, where he and the women must rappel down a waterfall. The night turns serious as Brad surprises all the ladies with his rose selection. Then Alli gets her first individual date, but has to face her greatest fear when she and Brad explore a cave together. And Michelle decides to pay the Bachelor an unexpected late night visit in his room… will it be hot – or not? Dramatic revelations at the rose ceremony kick everyone’s emotions into high gear. Only six women will remain on the journey to the romantic Caribbean island of Anguilla, on “The Bachelor,” Monday, February 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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ABC’s ‘Wipeout’ Announces Open Casting Call for Next Season

The producers of the ABC hit reality series “Wipeout” are on a casting search to find dynamic men and women to participate in the upcoming fourth season. Potential contestants should be fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor. They’re also looking to cast engaged couples, father/daughter teams and mother/son teams.

Interested applicants may apply via the following methods:

ONLINE: Visit www.mysticartpictures.com and fill out an online profile and application. Be sure to upload a picture to your profile as well.

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‘The Bachelor’ Races to Heartbreak Hotel and Digs Up Painful Memories on Next Week’s Episode (Spoilers)

On the January 31 episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” the eleven remaining bachelorettes leave the mansion and travel to exciting Las Vegas, but two nervous women – Ashley H. and Ashley S. – face the dreaded “two-on-one” date where one of them will be sent home immediately. How will Brad handle making a heartbreaking decision at the end of the night? The Bachelor takes eight competitive ladies out for the ride of their lives at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Shawntel gets a one-on-one date that would be the envy of every woman — an upscale shopping spree, and the sky’s the limit. Then, as an exhausting week comes to an end, Brad must confront the escalating drama that has been building with the bachelorettes all week as he prepares to take eight women around the world with him in his search to find love.

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Sneak Peek: Justin Bieber on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

On Sunday, January 30, ABC will air a special two hour episode of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ focusing on the Brown family of Wellman, Texas. The Browns lost their eldest daughter, Alex, during a texting-and-driving accident in 2009 and have made it their mission to share their experience and warn of the dangers of texting-and-driving ever since.

While vacationing in New York City, twelve-year-old Katrina Brown had the opportunity to meet her idol Justin Bieber, who appears in the clip from the show below:

Also appearing on the show to lend a helping hand are actress Emma Roberts and NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle.

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Barbara Walters to Interview Celebrity Heart Patients in ‘A Matter of Life and Death’

“I realized there was really no alternative, if I wanted to live, I had to do this,” President Bill Clinton

“I would find myself busting into tears and sobbing uncontrollably,” David Letterman

“…Stop the heart, work on it, restart it… good luck,” Robin Williams

“They’re going to put him on a gurney, roll him into the OR room and bust him open like a lobster!,” Regis Philbin

“It was hell,” Charlie Rose

“I probably would have had a heart attack and may very well have died,” Barbara Walters

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Reality Competition ‘Take the Money and Run’ Premieres April 14 on ABC

From the producers of “The Amazing Race” and the “CSI” franchise comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show, “Take the Money and Run.” The six-episode unscripted series will premiere Thursday, April 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Combining all the elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in different locales trying to outwit legitimate professionals, “Take the Money and Run” is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level. The cat and mouse format will pit everyday people against real life law enforcement for a $100,000 prize.

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First Look: Phineas and Ferb’s ‘Roller Coaster The Musical!’ Featuring Kenny Ortega

VANESSA DOOFENSHMIRTZ, DR. HEINZ DOOFENSHMIRTZ, JEREMY, IRVING, ISABELLA, PHINEAS, PERRY THE PLATYPUS, CANDACE, STACY, FERB, BALJEET, BUFORD in 'Rollercoaster the Musical' © Disney XD

In ‘Roller Coaster The Musical!,’ premiering Friday, January 28 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel, Phineas and Ferb decide to re-create the first day of summer when they built their very own rollercoaster. This time around, however, Phineas decides it would be better if they spontaneously break out in song during the process. While Candace is set on busting the boys, Dr. Doofenshmirtz attempts to pull the Eastern Seaboard to the west using tinfoil and a giant magnet (again).

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‘Lemonade Mouth’ Disney Channel Premiere Pushed Back to April 15

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Disney Channel has just announced that the word premiere of Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, starring Bridgit Mendler (Olivia), Adam Hicks (Wen), Hayley Kiyoko (Stella Yamada), Naomi Scott (Mohini) and Blake Michael (Charlie) has been pushed back from its original date of March 25 to April 15.

The soundtrack to the film, which features nine original songs (plus a bonus track) will be released on April 12 in stores nationwide and on iTunes. Marking the first time a DCOM cast member has written a song, Adam Hicks has songwriting credits on three of the songs.

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‘General Hospital’s’ Damian Spinelli to be Featured in Novel from Disney Hyperion

Following the success of the New York Times bestselling books, ‘The Killing Club’ and ‘Charm!,’ Hyperion and ABC Daytime announced today that they will join efforts to publish a novel based on Damian Spinelli, one of the most beloved characters on ABC-TV’s popular daytime soap, ‘General Hospital,’ to coincide with the show’s 48th anniversary.

Titled The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli (Hyperion; $22.99 hardcover; April 5, 2011 publication date), this book is the story of the endearing, lovable computer genius and geek, Damian Spinelli, and his exploits as a private detective as told to another character on the show, the high-powered attorney of Port Charles, Diane Miller. Filled with mystery and suspense, the pages were found on
Ms. Miller’s stolen computer disc and include never-before-told stories of Port Charles residents-their confessions and behaviors in times of crisis and triumph through Spinelli’s imagination.

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