The rumor mill is spinning! And we hear Beyonce and Uzo Aduba are in the running for the same role in the upcoming live musical The Wiz. Find out which role inside…
Stop the press! Did we hear BEYONCE will be starring in the live musical The Wiz? Yep…at least that what new reports suggest.
We hear Mrs. Carter could be in talks to star as Glinda the Good Witch for of NBC’s upcoming live musical adaptation The Wiz Live!, according to E!
If Queen Bey does decide to take the role she will be joining EMMY nominated actress Queen Latifah, who will play the Wiz, R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, who’s set to play Wicked Witch of the West, and legendary singer Stephanie Mills (who originally played Dorothy on Broadway), will star as Auntie Em.
But look who else is said to be in the running for the role…..
“Orange is the New Black” star and EMMY winner Uzo Aduba! Sources say NBC producers are also considering having Uzo play Glinda the Good Witch. And the YBF star, who’s up for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama EMMY this year, would also be a perfect fit for the role as she has appeared on Broadway in the revival of Godspell from 2011 - 2012. Nice!
So....who would YOU like to see play Glinda the Good Witch...Beyonce or Uzo? We can't decide, we love them both!
Azealia Banks loves drama! And she’s coming for Erykah Badu…again! Get the deets on her latest Twitter rant and check out the 2015 iHeartRadio Festival line-up when you go inside….
We all know Azealia Banks loves to be involved with some drama. She’s not one to back down OR hold her tongue.
So when a Twitter follower commented on her feud with Erykah Badu…chick went in…as usual. You’ll recall earlier this year, A. Banks and Erykah exchanged some words and memes on Twitter where Erykah turned her location on (attached to her tweets) basically telling Azealia to bring it!
Today, the Harlem bred raptress felt like being catty. She hopped on Twitter to respond to a tweet from a fan TWO days ago who commented on Erykah turning her location on when she was feuding with Azealia. Now, the Broke With Expensive Taste rapper has people at her neck for coming for the soulful songtress a second time.
Peep her tweets (read from the bottom up):
Meanwhile...Erykah has not responded to Azealia's latest shade. And she probably doesn't care.
In music news....
The 2015 iHeartMusic Festival is set to bring out some of the biggest stars for its annual music festival. Janet Jackson, Kanye West and Lil Wayne have all been announced as performers for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, set to go down September 18th & 19th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Trey Songz, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and many more will also rock the stage for the highly anticipated music festival. We’re all for Janet Jackson hitting the stage! She'll also be touring the nation on her “Unbreakable Tour,” which is set to kick-off August 31st.
New reports suggest the "No Sleeep" singer will be delaying her comeback tour to be by her father’s side. Joe Jackson reportedly suffered three heart attacks while celebrating his birthday in Brazil last week. We’re keeping Papa Jackson in our prayers for a speedy recovery. No word on which dates will be rescheduled/cancelled.
Back to the festival...tickets will go on sale on August 1st (MasterCard members can purchase them today). But, if you can't make the show physically, it will be streamed live on iHeartMedia radio stations and online at Yahoo Screen.