Plus, Emayatzy Corinealdi joins the cast of Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s The Book of Negroes debuts in Cannes.
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Michelle Obama and Janelle Monae will attend the Grammy Museum’s first inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon. The First Lady will be the keynote speaker at the event that recognizes teachers who make an outstanding use of music in their classrooms. Janelle Monae will give a special performcance and is this year’s Artist Award recipient. [Billboard]
Middle of Nowhere star Emayatzy Corinealdi is in negotiations to join the cast of Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic. Corinealdi is in talks to take the female lead following Zoe Saldana’s exit due to scheduling difficulties. She will play Davis’ wife Francis Taylor. The movie will follow a dangerous period in Davis’ life where he partnered up with a Rolling Stone writer and conspired to steal back his music. [Deadline]
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s upcoming BET show, The Book of Negroes, will debut at the MIPCOM television confab opening night gala in Cannes this October. The miniseries, featuring Louis Gossett Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Ben Chaplin and Lyriq Bent, is based on author Lawrence Hill’s best-selling novel Someone Knows My Name and tells the journey of kidnapped woman Aminata Diallo who survives slavery in the South and ultimately finds freedom in England. [HollywoodReporter]
Meet the Browns stars David and Tamela Mann are headed for the reality world with their new BET show, Meet The Manns. The series will follow the couple and their five children, eight grandchildren and extended relatives. The series is slated to premiere in 2015. [MadameNoire]
Beyonce could be headed for the big screen. IMDb has listed her as a co-star in upcoming Will Smith film Hancock 2, and according to reports, Mrs. Carter would play Carley Kicker in the action flick. [Vibe]
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