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Pelosi in ‘30 Rock’ finale

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will appear on the series finale of NBC’s ‘‘30 Rock.’’ Pelosi’s office confirmed Friday the California congresswoman will appear but did not reveal any other details. The final episode of Tina Fey’s comedy is scheduled to air Jan. 31, ending seven seasons for the Emmy Award-winning show. Other politicians who have appeared on the show include former Vice President Al Gore, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Oscars to celebrate Bond

Oscar won’t be the only chiseled man in the spotlight at the 85th Academy Awards. Telecast producers say the show will also feature a celebration of Bond, James Bond. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Friday that the show will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, which they describe as ‘‘the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon.’’ The most recent Bond film, ‘‘Skyfall,’’ was released in November and has made more than $1 billion worldwide — a franchise record. Nominations for this year’s Academy Awards will be announced Thursday. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild nominations

‘‘Lincoln’’ and ‘‘Zero Dark Thirty’’ are adding to their front-runner status for Hollywood’s awards season. The two dramas earned nominations from the Writers Guild on Friday for outstanding screenwriting. ‘‘Lincoln’’ is up for adapted screenplay, along with ‘‘Argo,’’ “Silver Linings Playbook,’’ “Life of Pi,’’ and ‘‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower.’’ ‘‘Zero Dark Thirty’’ was nominated for original screenplay, along with ‘‘Flight,’’ “Looper,’’ “The Master,’’ and ‘‘Moonrise Kingdom.’’ In the documentary category, ‘‘The Central Park Five,’’ “The Invisible War,’’ “Mea Maxima Culpa,” ‘‘West of Memphis,’’ ‘’We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists,’’ and ‘‘Searching for Sugar Man’’ earned nominations. Winners will be announced during ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 17.