Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley Join The Wiz Live!

The Wiz Live! just keeps movin’ on down the road toward its Dec. 3 air date …

NBC announced on Thursday that Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba will play the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the NBC musical event while Glee’s Amber Riley joins the cast as Glinda’s sister, Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.

Meet The Wiz Live!'s Dorothy: Shanice Williams

The Wiz Live! has found its leading lady!

Shanice Williams will play Dorothy in NBC’s musical TV event airing in December.

“This has been my dream forever, but I never thought it would be a reality,” the New Jersey native tells PEOPLE after beating out hundreds of hopefuls for the big part.

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Set to Star in the The Wiz Live!

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are off to see the wizard!

NBC announced Thursday that the stars have officially been cast in The Wiz Live!, the much-anticipated adaptation of the 1975 Broadway hit, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly can exclusively reveal.

Flattery Is Queen Latifah's Secret Weapon on Lip Sync Battle (VIDEO)

Queen Latifah is on a mission to see just how far flattery can take her on Lip Sync Battle.

In a preview of Thursday’s face-off against Marlon Wayans, the actress and musician lip-synchs along to “Rock the Bells” by LL Cool J.

See Queen Latifah and Bessie Cast in Sultry New Character Posters

Queen Latifah has the blues in a beautiful new exclusive poster for her upcoming film Bessie.

In the HBO biopic, the actress and musician stars as 1920s icon Bessie Smith, who transformed from a Tennessee preacher’s daughter to “The Empress of the Blues.”

Queen Latifah: 'I Don't Find Being Gay or Lesbian to Be a Character Flaw'

Queen Latifah is speaking out in favor of marriage equality and gay rights in a recent interview with Uptown Magazine.

The 45-year-old actress and former talk show host is starring in HBO s Bessie, a biopic of blues icon Bessie Smith, which delves into the singer’s bisexuality during her heyday in the 1920’s.

See Queen Latifah Channel the Empress of the Blues in New Bessie Trailer

Queen Latifah is bringing back the blues.

The Oscar nominee, 45, will pay tribute to Bessie Smith – the so-called Empress of the Blues – in the new HBO film Bessie.

The movie will not only focus on Bessie’s rise to fame as one of the most powerful and soulful blues singers of the 1920s, but will highlight the struggles the young singer endured.

Queen Latifah's Talk Show Has Been Canceled

Queen Latifah’s short but sweet run as a daytime talk show host is about to end.

Production on The Queen Latifah Show, which is currently in its second season, will wrap by the end of the year. Original episodes of the show will continue to air on CBS-owned stations through March of 2015.

The host posted this goodbye on the show’s Facebook page:

Embattled Bill Cosby Loses Guest Spot on David Letterman Amid Rape Allegations

Bill Cosby – who’s back in the spotlight amid old allegations that he sexually assaulted several women – has been removed as a guest from Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

Cosby’s rep confirmed to the Associated Press Friday that the comedian’s scheduled appearance on the show has been canceled. He did not, however, provide a reason for it.

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