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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Set to Star in the The Wiz Live!

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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Set to Star in the The Wiz Live!

Originally posted 07/28/2015 06:40PM

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are off to see the wizard!

NBC announced Thursday that the stars have officially been cast in The Wiz Live!, the much-anticipated adaptation of the 1975 Broadway hit, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly can exclusively reveal.

In a bit of gender-blind casting, Latifah has been cast as the titular wizard (a role that Richard Pryor tackled in the 1978 film version). Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Luke Bryan Says He and His Wife Feel 'Honored' to Raise His Late Sister's Children

UpdatePosted 07/28/2015 11:00AM

Luke Bryan Says He and His Wife Feel 'Honored' to Raise His Late Sister's Children

Originally posted 07/27/2015 11:00PM

The circumstances were far from perfect, but Luke Bryan says taking in his late sister's children has been a blessing for his family.

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Justin Bieber Cheers on Canada at the Special Olympics

Justin Bieber Cheers on Canada at the Special Olympics

Originally posted 07/26/2015 05:40PM

Justin Bieber supported Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, cheering proudly alongside the athletes from his home country.

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Blake Shelton Performs First Concert Since Divorce from Miranda Lambert: 'I'm Nervous'

Blake Shelton Performs First Concert Since Divorce from Miranda Lambert: 'I'm Nervous'

Originally posted 07/25/2015 03:10PM

After 10 years together, country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are calling it quits. Subscribe now for an inside look into their shocking split, only in PEOPLE.

Blake Shelton performed at Country Jam USA music festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Friday, making his first public appearance following the announcement of his divorce from Miranda Lambert.

"I'm nervous tonight and I tend to drink when I get nervous," Shelton said during the show, concertgoer Alexandria Perella tells PEOPLE.

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Call It a Comeback: Liza Minnelli Gives Her First Post-Rehab and Post-Surgery Concert

Liza Minnelli Gives Her First Post-Rehab and Post-Surgery Concert

Originally posted 07/25/2015 09:15AM

She's back!

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Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars, Actor Says

Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars, Actor Says

Originally posted 07/24/2015 10:50AM

The actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels says he got the part over a pretty famous would-be rival: Michael Jackson.

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