Oscars 2012: Jennifer Lopez Added to List of Presenters

Jennifer Lopez
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THR's Tim Goodman predicts Fox will be in a good mood on Jan. 8 with an "American Idol" session.

Jenny from the Block is heading to the Oscars.

The Academy announced on Monday that Jennifer Lopez will present during the 84th Academy Awards.

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The American Idol judge, who will also star in the upcoming comedy about pregnancy, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, has also had movie roles in The Back-Up Plan, El Cantante, Monster-in-Law, Maid in Manhattan, Enough, The Wedding Planner and Selena.

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As previously announced, the cast from Bridesmaids will also present at the event. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey will make their first Oscar show appearances on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Billy Crystal will host the Oscars for the ninth time on Feb. 26. The full list of nominees was announced Tuesday, Jan. 24.