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Coffee Talk: Lil Mama to Play Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes in TLC Biopic

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Lil Mama arrives at the Loreal Style Stage at the Soul Train Awards 2012
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• As the buzz continues to build around TLC's upcoming biopic on VH1, there's casting news to report. Rapper Lil Mama will play Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in the film. T-Boz tweeted the news congratulating her. MC Lyte opened up about the decision saying, "I'm gonna put a little bit of my concentration and focus on helping to uplift a sister who is talented, smart, witty, and just had her chances just cut too short. And, that's Lil Mama. She is a talented young lady, and I want to see her do some beautiful things."  [VH1][Hip-Hop DX]

• Are Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z going on tour together? Timberlake let the cat out the bag but wouldn't reveal who he's sharing the stage with. "We're definitely going to go on tour," he said at the Grammys. "It's going to be a lot of fun, I know that." Timberlake and Jay-Z performed at the Grammys and in New Orleans during Super Bowl weekend. [NY Post]

• John Legend is all about his business. The singer will produce a brand new FBI drama for the USA Network in the coming months. His production company, Get Lifted Film Co. just sold a new show, The Edge. There's no word on when production will begin. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards was a ratings hit. The TV special drew in 28.12 million viewers. The telecast that welcomed performances from Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Alicia Keys was its second best in 20 years. [Rolling Stone]

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