Mary J. Blige & Queen Latifah Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz’: : Morning Mix

Bianca Gracie | July 30, 2015 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Singers, actresses and friends Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah have joined the cast of NBC’s television version of The Wiz. Blige will play the Wicked Witch of the West, while Latifah is booked for the titular character. Look out for it when the musical airs on December 3. [Vulture]

:: A group of Cleveland State University students chanted Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” tune at cops at a #BlackLivesMatter protest in their town, which took place last weekend. [Complex UK]

:: Lollapalooza is expanding to South America! The Chicago-based music festival will be stationed in Botoga, Colombia beginning in the Fall of next year. [Consequence Of Sound]

:: Congratulations to actress Jamie King, who recently gave birth to a son — Leo Thames. Why is this news, you ask? Well, Taylor Swift is the newborn’s godmother. [Crushable]

Find out below what music you can catch on TV today.

:: The View (ABC) — Vintage Trouble :: The Talk (CBS) — Aretha Franklin :: Live with Kelly & Michael (syndicated) — Leona Lewis :: Today (NBC) — Natalie Imbruglia :: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Ice-T, Lauryn Hill :: The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) — Elle King :: Tavis Smiley (PBS) — Charlie Wilson (rerun) :: Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) — Joss Stone