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Mary J. Blige
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.
Originally posted 04/17/2015 11:10PM
While recording her smash 13th studio album, The London Session, R&B vet Mary J. Blige allowed cameras in the studio as she recorded with industry heavyweights including Sam Smith, Disclosure and Darkchild.
Originally posted 12/04/2014 09:25PM
'Tis the season of the year-end mash-up (we're lookin' at you, Us the Duo and DJ Earworm).
Originally posted 02/02/2014 10:30AM
On Wednesday, the Internet was fooled by a hilarious fake single from 2014 Super Bowl halftime performers Red Hot Chili Peppers called "Abracadabralifornia". The Chili Peppers's real performance alongside Bruno Mars can't possibly be that bad – in fact, given the halftime show's recent track record of success, it will probably be pretty good!
Still doubtful? Look at our list of the 12 most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows ever (and then see how many of them happened within the last 10 years).
Originally posted 01/23/2014 07:30PM
The father of Mary J. Blige is in critical condition after being stabbed Thursday allegedly by a former girlfriend.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:00AM
As any Hallmark card can tell you, the holidays are about bringing people together. For some of us, that means reuniting with grown-up children, or welcoming long-lost cousins into our homes. But for musicians, it means something else: seasonal duets, often performed with the oddest of partners.
From reality-show novelty songs to stocking-stuffer EPs, Christmas isn't Christmas until two people who have no business being in the same room have crowded in front of the mic to sing a holiday classic. Why do they do this? You should just as soon ask Black Friday shoppers why they camp out for hours in front of big-box stores. Holiday magic is a compelling thing.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:15PM
Send the kids to Frozen and the adults to Homefront for a satisfying holiday weekend, says PEOPLE's critic.
Here's what to see and what to skip in movie theaters this Thanksgiving.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 05:30PM
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a brand new video from Mary J. Blige?
The singer released her very first holiday album, A Mary Christmas, last month and PEOPLE has the exclusive premiere of the video for her new single, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
Blige enlisted mega producer David Foster to work on the album and to produce her soulful rendition of the Judy Garland classic.
Originally posted 09/10/2013 11:00PM
Here's the latest from the madness that is New York Fashion Week.
Originally posted 10/23/2012 07:20AM
The Voice is all about aspiring singers reaching for their dreams. But as Monday night's battles showed, getting to the top can be challenging – and as much about courage and confidence as it is about talent and encouragement.
"I don't know how to coach anyone to play it safe," Cee Lo Green said. "The real reward is the risk you take."
Green pitted two singers against each other who were fighting their own personal battles. Katrina survivor Alexis Marceaux's challenge was to loosen up her technically trained style. Daniel Rosa needed to conquer his nerves – and this was his second time on the show.
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