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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 am


Oscars adds to its list of presenters

Associated Press

Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno and Helen Mirren are among the latest slate of stars set to appear on the 90th Academy Awards.

Oscar telecast producers revealed another round of celebrity presenters on Tuesday, which also includes Jane Fonda, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Ashley Judd and Eugenio Derbez.

Chadwick Boseman, Mark Hamill, Gal Gadot, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez and Zendaya were previously announced as presenters.

Producers also said last week that all five Oscar-nominated songs will be performed live on the show by their original singers, including Mary J. Blige, Natalia Lafourcade, Andra Day and Common.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the show Sunday from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

'Rebel' jacket sale

James Dean's cherry-red jacket from “Rebel Without a Cause” is expected to bring up to $600,000 when it goes up for auction this week in Florida, offering fans a rare chance to own something linked to the actor who died at 24.

The bomber-style jacket still looks cool at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, where it was displayed recently on a mannequin dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans, similar to Dean's signature style in the movie.

The nylon windbreaker is worth an estimated $400,000 to $600,000, auction house co-owner Rico Baca said.

That sounds pricey, but Baca said the jacket is as important to pop culture as a dress worn by actress Marilyn Monroe, one of Elvis Presley's rhinestone jumpsuits or gloves worn on stage by singer Michael Jackson.

Dash running

Stacey Dash, the actress turned conservative political commentator, has filed paperwork to run for a congressional seat in Southern California.

Documents submitted Monday to the Federal Election Commission show the “Clueless” star intends to run as a Republican in California's 44th District, a seat held by Democrat Nanette Barragan.

Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a wide margin in the Los Angeles-area district that contains the areas of Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach..

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Gavin MacLeod is 87. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 79. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 70. Actress Bernadette Peters is 70. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 63. Actor John Turturro is 61. Singer Cindy Wilson is 61. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 57. Singer Pat Monahan is 49. Actor Rory Cochrane is 46. Actress Ali Larter is 42. Singer Jason Aldean is 41. Actor Geoffrey Arend is 40. Actress Melanie Chandra is 34. Actress Michelle Horn is 31. Actress True O'Brien is 24.