Friday, July 31, 2015

Beyonce Courted for The Wiz Live!


Earlier this week news leaked that Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Stephanie Mills had been cast in 'The Wiz Live!' on NBC [click here if you missed that].

Beyonce is also being considered for a role…

According to multiple reports Beyonce and Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba are being considered for the role of Glenda the Good Witch.

The Wiz Live!, a three hour live event, airs on NBC Thursday December 3, 2015.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Being considered" doesn't equal getting the part. If she has to audition then Uzo will get it over her, if not then Bey might get it.

Anonymous said...

Uzo is tough competition but 7:59 is correct.

God bless America
Everyone has the right to follow their dreams.

Anonymous said...

just b/c teenage boys like to see her shake her ugly a$$...does not mean families want their kids to see her. Besides I heard she was a wicked witch.........not a good one! Plus there better not be any speaking parts. Ms Thang cannot act. She sounds like she is reading. She is to stiff to be a real actor.

Anonymous said...

Thats y I thought it would a good role 4 Beyonce to go for @8:50am
It is challenging yet a a wide enough role in case of error

Anonymous said...

Jesus be some diction lessons and a book! Please noooooo!

First Diana Ross ruined the movie, now this?

Anonymous said...

I'm not anti-Beyonce, but all of the actors mentioned are seasoned pros; I do not want to see her undereducated ass on Prime Time Television making black people look bad with her horrible acting. She seems barely literate. Aren't we marginalized enough already?

I feel like TPTB prop her up because she perpetuates a stereotype of a tight-weave, nails done, no education-having black woman.

Anonymous said...

...And to clarify, there's nothing wrong with nails done and a tight weave; I just don't like the idea that many non-blacks have that all we care about is appearance and buying things. I've seen a little of it in my office and during Grad School, but I wish we could be flies on the wall to see what they really say about us. It would be mind blowing

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't call MJB a "seasoned pro" when it comes to acting. She's pretty non-descript, so her getting in says Bey may have a chance. That's IF, no audition is required.

Anonymous said...

It is the "star" power they are betting on @9:38am
Cuz Queen Latifah and Stephanie Mills are the only 1s mentioned
who are worthy of the roles

Anonymous said...

@9:38am, this is 9:11am ~ You're right. MJB isn't a "seasoned pro" and you are right. How about they only use seasoned actors with live theater experience?

What about Ms. Patti? She did Broadway. ("Fela" was wonderful and closed way too soon!)

You're so correct re: Mary, as much as I love her:
http://www.rhymeswithsnitch.com/2012/09/twitter-is-not-mary-j-bliges-friend.html

Anonymous said...

@10:19 ~ It has be perpetuated by the system that women of color "don't measure up." Look at who establishes the rubric and standards and take those type of declarative statements with a grain of salt.

Now, do some people feel as though they don't measure up due to media brainwashing and self-hatred? Yes.

Biggest issue is that beauty standards aside, women of all backgrounds are taught to hate themselves on so many levels. If you look the world over post-colonialism, everyone is brainwashed.

Even white women who fit the so-called ideal will find something wrong with themselves. White doesn't make right. Break your conditioning.

Anonymous said...

Who is dorothy? Tinashe should be dorothy.

Scrumptous Bomb Diggidy Damn Good Honey Buns said...

dont let this robotic hooker ruin another film! DAMN!

Anonymous said...

This fake news will totally take Beyonce's career OUT OF THE DUMPSTER!!!

[UPDATE: No, it won't.]

#BeyonceLyingAsshole

#MinorStarlet4Life

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is STILL TRYING?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

BEYONCE = FAKE NEWS FRIDAY

BEYONCE = ELDERLY TRANNY KLOWN said...

What role is Beyonce being considered for?

I didn't know they needed an ELDERLY TRANNY KLOWN in the movie.

KLOWN BEY FOREVER!

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