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Feb 17th
08:31 pm
OMG this could be FUCKING EPIC!  
The Oscars just got even more interesting if rumors are true.

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Amanda Seyfried and Beyonce are supposedly all in a big musical number directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Host Hugh Jackman won't be the only star singing and dancing at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Several sources say that the Aussie hunk will be joined on stage by Beyoncé, High School Musical stars and real-life couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and Mamma Mia!'s Amanda Seyfried. Dominic Cooper, Seyfried's costar and rumored boyfriend, will also likely participate, but I'm told scheduling conflicts still have to be resolved to make it work.

One source tells me that Jackman and Beyoncé have been rehearsing at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

The entire group begins rehearsals tonight here in Hollywood, according to another source.

The song-and-dance routine is being directed by Jackman's Australia director Baz Luhrmann. No stranger to musicals, Luhrman's credits include Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and Strictly Ballroom. Jackman reportedly requested to have Luhrmann stage the Oscar number.

As I first told you earlier today, Efron is also expected to present Best Original Song.

No word yet on what they'll singing and dancing to. First-time show producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon have kept a tight lid on their plans, but have continually stressed that they intend to shake things up on the movie industry's biggest night of the year.

Reps for the stars and the Oscars did not comment.

The 81st annual Academy Awards will telecast live on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

All these people plus Baz Luhrmann. OMG, please let this be true!

eta: i just love how basically disney is saying fuck you academy for snubbing hsm3 in best song, like, 'you won't nominate us? well we'll force you to listen anyway, (evil cackle a la ursula).'

Mood: jubilantjubilant
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Shruti: Superconnectedcalcified on February 18th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)

OMFG. This totally makes up for the lacking of nomming.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
I posted it to ONTD but it hasn't come through yet. I just can't wait for the bitching but nothing will bring me down!
Shruticalcified on February 18th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
btw zac is so adorkable in the dance rehearsals for a night to remember. trying so hard. lol.
Shruticalcified on February 18th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
My favorite part is Chris Warren and Tizz. THEY SUCK SO MUCH OMG. It's hilarious that they never improve at all.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
i know omg, in my favorite gif ever it is so awkward to watch chris warren in the background.

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
and you know what else i love about this it's like 'fuck you rpattzy, so we're both presenting, but i am performing, mwuahahahahahahahhahaha.'
Shruticalcified on February 18th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
YES IA. Rpattz couldn't handle dancing and/or singing. In fact I expect his presenting to be kind of fail because Britta told me he sucked in a drunk way at the MTV awards (I didn't see but I trust her).
jessie is the girl.letsdieromantic on February 18th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
omg i am totally watching it just for that.

ps: i pre-ordered by hsm 3 dvd, picked it up today at blockbuster, took it home to see its not the extended addition. boo hoo :( right? lol. i'm kinda pissed. the sign said extended addition. yet they only had the normal copies.


but this news here that you posted, cheered me up totally.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
i would totally complain to blockbuster and make them give you a free rental. false advertising.

but this news is like so amazing!
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on February 18th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)

I'm so excited for Zac singing live. <3 He hasn't sang live since way back July 07 for the Today Show for HS. And his voice has matured so much since then. :D I'm excited.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
i know. i'm so excited and nervous for him. and i'm dying to know what baz cooks up for this.
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on February 19th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)

I'm so nervous because he hasn't sang live in so long. :S But he'll do great I'm sure, I love his voice.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 19th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
he always did well in the hairspray performances. so i feel pretty good about it, even if this is way bigger than any of the hairspray promo!
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on February 19th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)

Oh definitely. I think when he's performing he retreats into his performer!Zac persona I guess you could say. He seems to be much more nervous doing interviews and thank you's and such. But its so adorkable. lol.

Plus his voice has matured sooooooo much. Its like a vocal orgasm. lol. The Billy Joel vid blew me away.

Okay done gushing now. lol.