Oscars 2013: John Travolta and Melissa McCarthy to Present

UP: John Travolta

Both masseurs accusing the star of sexual battery drop their lawsuits and fire their attorney in the same week, vindicating Travolta lawyer Marty Singer’s aggressive defense strategy.

Previous nominees Salma Hayek Pinault and Liam Neeson also will hand out trophies at the 85th Academy Awards.

Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta are joining the list of presenters who will take part in the Academy Awards telecast, the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Monday.

All four are previous nominees: Hayek Pinault earned a best actress nomination for 2002’s Frida. Travolta has two best actor nominations under his belt – for 1977’s Saturday Night Fever and 1994’s Pulp Fiction – while Neeson was nominated for best actor in 1993’s Schindler’s List. McCarthy, currently starring in the comedy Identity Thief, was a nominee last year as supporting actress for her performance in Bridesmaids.

The Oscars will take place Feb. 24 at live ceremonies broadcast by ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.