Oprah Winfrey joins Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscar extravaganza
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Oprah Winfrey is the latest A-list celebrity who will join Jimmy Kimmel's seventh post-Academy Awards special show, ABC announced on Thursday.
Winfrey will make a rare late-night appearance at a time when her cable channel, OWN, is trying to attract viewers after a rocky start in its first year.
Oscar host Billy Crystal will help kick off "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards," and nominees Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Martin Scorsese will also be among the stars on hand.
Also, Coldplay will perform to wrap up the show.
Leading up to the ceremony, "On The Red Carpet" co-host Rachel Smith will be doing interviews with hair and fashion stylists and makeup artists for the "Best Dressed" video series featured on Oscar.com, beginning on Feb. 11. Smith will also be covering live events and offering post-show analysis of Oscar night fashions for the site.
It was announced in November, that Billy Crystal would return to host the 84th annual Academy Awards.
The awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 on ABC7. Coverage begins at noon PT.
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