Music News for Thursday

November 2, 2017 - 6:15am

BEYONC TO PLAY NALA IN 'THE LION KING' REMAKE: Beyonc is playing Nala in Disney's upcoming 2019 remake of The Lion King. The full all-star lineup for the Jon Favreau-directed new take on 1994 classic The Lion King was announced yesterday, including Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his iconic original role), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi. John Oliver will play Zazu, while Seth Rogen will play Pumbaa. Billy Eichner will play Timon. The upcoming film will utilize "pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way." The Lion King hits theaters on July 19, 2019.

TEGAN AND SARA TO STAR IN NEW 'ARCHIE' COMIC BOOK: Tegan and Sara are headed to Riverdale. The twin sisters are set to feature in an upcoming issue of The Archies comic book. The issue will come with two variant covers, including one featuring the twin sisters wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the faces of iconic Archie comic characters, Betty and Veronica. They shared the images on Instagram. "So excited to be announcing this news today!," the duo shared. "We will be featured in The Archie's #5 issue in February 2018. Big thanks to Archie Comics for making this incredibly fun news happen."

MARIAH CAREY IMMORTALIZED WITH AT TCL CHINESE THEATRE: Mariah Carey took part in the iconic Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre yesterday in Hollywood. Mariah's friend, director Lee Daniels, also spoke at the event. "Thank you to all my friends and fans who came to celebrate with me today at the @chinesetheatres. Special thanks to Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy," Mariah wrote on her Instagram.

KELLY CLARKSON TALKS 'MEANING OF LIFE' WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Kelly Clarkson is keeping the celebrations coming for her new album, Meaning of Life. The 35-year-old original American Idol winner discussed her new record and performed at a special fan event on Wednesday at YouTube Space NY in New York City. The event was hosted by astrophysicist and StarTalk star Neil deGrasse Tyson who joined Kelly in discussing "the meaning of life." After their conversation, Kelly and her band performed three tracks from the new studio album: "Move You," "Love So Soft" and title track "Meaning of Life."

LADY GAGA ENGAGED?: Lady Gaga and her fianc Taylor Kinney broke up in July of 2016, but now, the singer may be ready to take the plunge again: she's reportedly engaged to her current boyfriend, Christian Carino. Us Weekly reports that Carino, a talent agent who's been dating Gaga since February, secretly proposed to Gaga over the summer after asking her dad for his blessing. However, the magazine says the two aren't planning a wedding yet because Gaga's still recovering from her latest health issues, reportedly caused by her fibromyalgia.


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