Plus, Gabby Douglas gears up for 2016 Olympics, Michael Strahan starts on GMA, Sean "Diddy" Combs will deliver the commencememt speach at Howard University, Oprah's Master Class returns for all new season.
All aboard! The Soul Train is revving up it’s engines and this time it’s headed for Broadway. Producer Matthew Weaver has acquired the theatrical rights to the variety show launched by Don Cornelius in 1970, and is currently in talks to put together a creative team to develop the musical. [HollywoodReporter]
Gabby Douglas has returned to Iowa to train for the 2016 Olympics. The star gymnast reunited with her long-time coach Liang Chow on Monday. Douglas says competing in the 2016 Olympics is her “main goal and focus.” Go Gabby! [TheGrio]
Michael Strahan joined his Good Morning America team earlier today. The Live With Kelly and Michael host was welcomed with open arms, as Robin Roberts expressed her excitement about his pending appearances and the cast presented him with an alarm clock and a coffee cup. He promises to return next week. Stay tuned! [TheGrio]
Sean “Diddy” Combs is making his way back to Howard University as this year’s commencement speaker. Howard announced Tuesday that the former student of the prestigious Historically Black University will be among five people to receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their field. [HuffingtonPost]
Oprah’s Master Class kicks off an all-new season, beginning May 11, with an episode featuring Justin Timberlake. The lineup also includes Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Williams, and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. Watch a sneak peak below. [Vibe]
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