That's such good news!
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We're off to see the Wizard!
NBC is getting ready for their next live musical production The Wiz Live! as a follow up to their previous successes Sound of Music and Peter Pan!
Well now we have some WONDERFUL news from the world of Oz! Not only has the production found its Cowardly Lion, but they've cast their Dorothy too!
The Lion who only needs a little bit of courage will be played by none other than the three-time Tony Award nominee
This is shaping up to be a pretty stellar cast!
That's because we're hearing the Beyoncé herself has been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the NBC adaptation!
While she has yet to accept, we can totally see Bey leading show show alongside Queen Latifah's Wizard and Mary J. Blige's Wicked Witch of the West.
And as if that trio weren't enough to secure ratings, producers are reportedly also considering Uzo Aduba for a role!
Crazy Eyes has been on Broadway before starring in the revival of Godspell, so we're really hoping to see Orange is the New Black meet the Yellow Brick Road!
Which other celebs do U want to see star in The Wiz Live??
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NBC is at it again!
The network announced back in March that it was going to put on a live TV adaptation of the popular Broadway musical The Wiz, in the same vein as Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live!
The U.N.I.T.Y. rapper will play the iconic role of the wizard, which is typically a male role and was played by Richard Pryor in the movie version.
But, the show's producers are super excited to switch things up with QL:
Queen Latifah took on Marlon Wayans on Thursday night's Lip Sync Battle, and it was truly a battle of the
First Marlon was all in Latifah's personal space — and host LL Cool J — with his very touchy version of Pharrell's Happy. Then the Queen responded with a rendition of My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) by En Vogue!
Later, Marlon tried a much smoother tactic with his version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me!
But Queen Latifah kept the old school flow by impersonating LL with his Rock The Bells! Even Marlon had to bow down to the Queen's skills!
See every performance and decide who YOU think won (below)!
No offence to Marlon Wayans, but when we heard he was taking on Queen Latifah on Lip Sync Battle, we figured he was dead in the water.
We mean, she has a rich music background, and he made Scary Movie!
But Lip Sync isn't about singing but about the bigger performance, and really making the space your own!
Of course, Queen Latifah probably didn't think he'd use her personal space for his performance of Happy!
See Marlon blur some lines while impersonating Pharrell (below)!
The singer/actress/talk show host returned to her rap roots for her performance by taking on LL's classic Rock The Bells!
The Queen even donned LL's classic track suit for the complete package — though she opted for a slick Fedora over the signature Kangol.
But does she hit all the notes on the money??
See the ultimate homage (below)!
Nicki Minaj is expanding her acting resume!
It's been reported that the Anaconda singer will be joining the cast of the upcoming film Barbershop 3 as the sassy character Draya, a new member of the barbershop crew!
This isn't the rapper's first stint in a big Hollywood movie. The 32-year-old starred in 2014's The Other Woman as Lydia, the assistant to Cameron Diaz's character.
She also lent her voice to 2012's Ice Age: Continental Drift!
The third installment of the Barbershop franchise will star Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson, reprising their roles from the first two films. The rest of the cast includes Eve, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Common!
Are U excited for Nicki to join this all-star cast?