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Todrick Hall Is Straight Outta Oz In This Emotional, Star-Studded Visual Album Featuring Nicole Scherzinger, Perez Hilton, & More! Watch!

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This is absolutely incredible.

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.

Video: Todrick Did A Dangerously Good Medley Of Ariana Grande's Hits!

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:

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Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, & More Just Had A Glee Mini-Reunion — Cuz One Of The 'High Schoolers' Just Turned 30!

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This just fills us with so much, well, glee!

It's almost been a year since Glee went off the air, but that doesn't mean the stars are completely out of each other's lives.

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!

Related: Heather Morris Has Given Birth To Her Second Child!

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?!

Too busy with Scream Queens Season Two, Lea Michele??

Ch-ch-check out Naya, Amber, Jenna, and Kevin's pics from the night (below)!!!

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Amber Riley Just Landed A Dream Role As Effie In West End's Production Of Dreamgirls!

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Amber is going to be SO good in this part!

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!

Video: Amber Was Great In The Wiz Live!

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)!

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)!

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Glee Alum Harry Shum Jr. Marries Longtime Love Shelby Rabara In A Destination Wedding To Beat All Other Nuptials!

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Congratulations!

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!

Related: Melissa Benoist Tells Stephen Colbert Supergirl Is A Feminist

Previously, a source shared:

"They have been together for years and are so great together."

Too cute!

Not to mention, it's said that several Glee alums attended the destination wedding — including Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz. LOVES it!

In fact, Kevin even took to Instagram to flaunt the GORGEOUS location for his former costar's special day (below).

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Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah, Amber Riley, & More Show Off Their Costumes In A Sneak Peek Of The Wiz Live!

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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.

Photos: Relive The Best Moments From Peter Pan Live!

We're talking almost every main character — from Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley's Good Witches to Queen Latifah's titular Wiz.

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)!!!

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Lions & Scarecrows & Ne-Yo — Oh My! Get Your First Look At The Wiz Live! With A Cast Photo And Video HERE!

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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!

Photos: Relive The Best Moments From Peter Pan Live!

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)!!!

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Uzo Aduba & Amber Riley Are Officially Part Of The Wiz Live's All-Star Cast!

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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!

But that's not the only good newsAmber Riley is also joining the cast as Glinda's sister Addaperle.

[ Photos: The Best Moments From NBC's Peter Pan Live! ]

We've heard Amber and Uzo sing many times in the past, so we're so excited to see them do it live!

The latest casting news places the actresses among other talent like Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Stephanie Mills, Shanice Williams and David Alan Grier.

Make sure to catch The Wiz Live! when it airs December 3 on NBC!

[Image via Brian To/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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