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This. Is. Beautiful.
On Thursday, Todrick Hall dropped his visual album Straight Outta Oz on YouTube, and it's an absolutely incredible, star-studded piece of art.
The Wizard Of Oz parody tells the story of the 31-year-old's life, including his childhood, coming to terms with his sexual identity, falling in love, moving to
El Lay Oz Angeles, struggling with the entertainment industry, and his relationship with his family.
The hour-long video also examines controversies and social injustices including the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, gun violence, and more.
It even includes touching tributes to Christina Grimmie, Trayvon Martin, and the Orlando shooting victims.
The amazing performer took to Twitter after releasing the visual, revealing that he did this to creatively express the pain he's felt over the past year, writing:
This just fills us with so much, well, glee!
In fact, it was Amber Riley's 30th birthday over the weekend and she basically organized a mini-reunion with some of her former costars!
Naya Rivera Dorsey, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Kevin McHale all stopped by the W Hollywood Hotel on Saturday night to ring in The Wiz Live star's big day while reminiscing about their musical past at the same time.
Other notable attendees included Jussie Smollett, Faith Evans, and Ryan Dorsey… but we just wanna know where the rest of her Glee family was?!
Ch-ch-check out Naya, Amber, Jenna, and Kevin's pics from the night (below)!!!
She is going to SLAY this show!
Amber Riley is officially following in the footsteps of greats Jennifer Holliday and Jennifer Hudson! On Thursday, it was revealed that the Glee alum was cast in a production of Dreamgirls put on by London's West End!
The 29-year-old will star as Effie in the upcoming revival, and took to Instagram to share the AH-mazing news! Ch-ch-check out her post (below)!
Well. Cat is out the bag! Been keeping this in since June ☺️🙌🏾🙈 see ya in London! Repost and good the news out! I wanna see everyone there! #thedream #newgig #westend #dreamgirlsLDNA photo posted by Amber Riley (@msamberpriley) on Feb 4, 2016 at 4:00pm PST
We think this is the perfect part for the gorgeous gal and her powerful pipes!
After all, we've seen her completely nail some of Effie's signature songs on the popular FOX program! Listen to her beautiful belt (below)!
Over the weekend, Harry Shum Jr. married his longtime girlfriend Shelby Rabara in a beautiful ceremony in Costa Rica. Color us jealous!
In case you forgot, the twosome got engaged about two years ago while on vacay in Hawaii. Aww!
Previously, a source shared:
"They have been together for years and are so great together."
In fact, Kevin even took to Instagram to flaunt the GORGEOUS location for his former costar's special day (below).
We can't wait to follow this yellow brick road!
There's less than a month until NBC airs its annual live musical, and these sneak peeks just keep getting better and better.
While we've gotten a look at what some of the stars of The Wiz Live! will be wearing on Dec. 3, Monday's all-new trailer for the stage production shows off what we can expect from the cast's more famous stars.
In fact, Mary J. Blige's Wicked Witch of the West is the only person we've yet to see, so they must be saving the wickedest for last!
This is shaping up to be so much bigger than Sound of Music and Peter Pan and we could not be more excited.
Ch-ch-check out our latest look at The Wiz Live! before it airs Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC (above)!!!
They're officially off to see the wizard!
We're still two months away from getting swept back to Oz for The Wiz Live!, but by the looks of things, we think it's going to be well worth the wait.
NBC released the first cast portrait for the musical on Tuesday, and we're really feeling the modern costumes!
From Shanice Williams' adorable Dorothy and David Alan Grier's confident Cowardly Lion to Ne-Yo's suave Tin Man and Elijah Kelley's rather creepy Scarecrow, they sure do look like they're having a blast!
Unfortunately, we still haven't gotten a sneak peek of Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Common, or the rest of the cast, but we have a feeling their costumes will be just as AH-Mazing.
Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of The Wiz Live! before it airs Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8/7c on NBC (below)!!!
The rumors are true!
Remember how we told you about Uzo Aduba potentially starring in NBC's upcoming The Wiz Live?
Well, it turns out that the Orange is the New Black star was just officially cast as Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz musical!
We've heard Amber and Uzo sing many times in the past, so we're so excited to see them do it live!
Make sure to catch The Wiz Live! when it airs December 3 on NBC!
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