As family members prepare to lay Bobbi Kristina Brown to rest on Saturday in Atlanta, they announced to the public that the 22-year-old's funeral would be private. The following Monday, she will be flown to New Jersey and be laid to rest next to Whitney Houston. [Billboard]
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Beyonce Reportedly Offered Role in NBC's 'The Wiz'
Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah already joined the cast of NBC's live action remake of The Wiz. Could another Queen be joining as well? According to reports, Beyonce has been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch, but she hasn't confirmed (or denied) her participation in the December project. Another actress who is rumored to be in talks with producers? Uzo Aduba. This production is shaping up to be epic. [Jezebel]
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John Legend Signs on To Produce 'Underground'
Everyone's favorite crooner is bringing his talents to WGN. John Legend has signed on to both executive produce and handle the score for the upcoming series Underground, a drama that follows a group of slaves as they attempt to escape to freedom. "This series has a unique opportunity to speak to the passion and courage of those who risked it all as they raced to freedom," Legend said in a statement. Keep an eye out for the show (and music) sometime next year. [Variety]
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Janet Jackson Postpones Tour to be With Recovering Father
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Leah Still Shows No Sign of Cancer
It's good news for the pint-sized Leah Still. The 5-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals lineman Devon Still was given only a 50-50 chance of living after she was diagnosed with cancer last June. But Leah's latest scans show that her cancer is in remission. What fantastic news! [Today]
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Baltimore Police Blocked Rihanna From Performing After Freddie Gray's Death
Newly released emails reveal that Rihanna tried to perform a free concert in Baltimore the week after Freddie Gray died, but was barred by then-police commissioner Anthony Batts. According to the emails, Rihanna wanted to put on a free show and march with the protestors, but police officers falsely claimed that they were unable to obtain the proper permits. Rihanna hasn't responded to the new revelations. [The Baltimore Sun]
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Janelle Monae Announces Upcoming Tour, a Free Concert
Get ready: Janelle Monae could be coming to a music venue near you. The "Yoga" singer just announced The Eephus tour, an eight-city tour that kicks off on Aug. 12 in Philadelphia. Even better? The singer and her Wonderland fam will be performing a free concert at an undisclosed location. Visit Wondaland.com for more information. [Rap-Up]
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