Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah is making a return performance at this year's Academy Awards.

I can exclusively reveal that Queen has signed on to sing during the awards show's annual "In Memoriam" montage, paying tribute to industry leaders who passed away in the last year.

But what will she be singing?

Easy: "I'll Be Seeing You," a song with a long run in Hollywood. Originally from the 1938 Broadway musical Right This Way, it became popular as the theme to Liberace's 1950s TV show, and was used in Crimes and Misdemeanors, Misery and The Notebook and during the closing credits for the last episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

I'm told the gig was made official last week after Queen had a listen to the producers' planned arrangement of the song.

She made her Oscars singing debut six years ago when she was a nominee for her work in Chicago, and she and fellow nominee (and eventual winner) Catherine Zeta Jones performed "I Move On."

The Academy Awards will be telecast live on on ABC from the Kodak Theatre on Feb. 22.

Queen Latifah's rep did not immediately comment, nor did a rep for the Oscars.

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