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Julianne Moore to co-host Nobel Peace Concert

Julianne Moore will co-host the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert for laureate Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency he leads, organizers said Tuesday.Moore, 44, will join 39-year-old Mexican actress Salma Hayek as joint masters of ceremony for the Dec. 11 show in Oslo that includes artists Gladys Knight, Duran Duran and Sugababes, organizers announced exclusively to The Associ
/ Source: The Associated Press

Julianne Moore will co-host the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert for laureate Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency he leads, organizers said Tuesday.

Moore, 44, will join 39-year-old Mexican actress Salma Hayek as joint masters of ceremony for the Dec. 11 show in Oslo that includes artists Gladys Knight, Duran Duran and Sugababes, organizers announced exclusively to The Associated Press.

Organizers last week announced that Hayek would host the concert alone. On Tuesday, however, they said the two actresses, who are friends, agreed to share the task of hosting the show, usually broadcast to about 100 countries.

“We always like to have two,” concert producer Odd Arvid Stroemstad said of the change in plans.

The concert is held a day after the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo and has become a cornerstone of three days of Nobel celebrations.

ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency he leads shared the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for their drive to curb the spread of atomic weapons by using diplomacy to resolve standoffs with Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs.

Other entertainers expected at this year’s concert in Oslo include Irish boy band Westlife, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Colombian rock star Juanes and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins.

Moore received an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights” and was twice nominated in 2002, for her performances in “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours.”

Hayek, 39, received a best actress nomination for role in the film “Frida.”