Darren Criss at Oscars

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As if that is not enough, E! will also be the only place viewers can see Kermit the Frog performing alongside “Glee’s” Darren Criss on Oscar night.

In addition to a special recap of all the nominees to help viewers prepare for the big event, predictions for the big wins of the night, and an insiders look at all the red carpet trends, the Countdown show will feature: three very special guest hosts including Selita Ebanks, Kristin Cavallari and Sarah Hyland; the only performance by Kermit the Frog that day as he performs “Rainbow Connection” with “Glee’s” Darren Criss in celebration of the Oscar-nominated song “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppet Movie”; celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves who will give viewers the latest on the sexy red carpet up-dos; a fashion show with looks inspired by the films “Midnight in Paris,” “My Week with Marilyn” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” that will show viewers how to integrate each of those looks into their everyday style; and a number of feathered, furry and scaly animals that helped make movie magic last year, including the ‘infamous’ monkey from “The Hangover Part II.”

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