Billy Crystal ready to host 9th Oscars

January 31, 2012 2:44:38 PM PST
Billy Crystal is putting in hours of rehearsal time, getting ready to host the Academy Awards for the ninth time.

Can Billy outdo his greatest hits in the Oscar spotlight?

We're hearing that Crystal has a very special guest making an appearance during his opening act, "Uggie", the Jack Russell terrier who steals the show in The Artist.

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You can watch it all February 26 on ABC 7.