Star Scoop: The New Mr. Daily, Jay Z Sets Sail, Rihanna… We’ve Got Your Money.
With Jon Stewart’s The Daily Showexit looming, inquiring minds were left with the question of who would fill his seat. Today, we know. After just three appearances on the show, over the course of three months, South African native Trevor Noah will succeed the Daily Show throne. Stewart deems Noah a “tremendous comic and talent,” but we’re more impressed by his ability to speak six languages… plus, he cleans up pretty well! [New York Times]
The tides have turned, and you have Jay Zto thank. On Monday, the multimedia mogul relaunched music streaming service (and Spotify rival) Tidal, with backing from A-listers like Rihanna, Madonna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, and, of course, Beyoncé. In addition to offering paying customers ($9.99 or $19.99 plans available) artist exclusives and partnerships, the service will allow users to stream music videos, uninterrupted, in HD. [Billboard]
As for rumors that Riri would debut R8 on the service, the lie detector test determined that was a lie. Either way, her performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards (Lil Kim homage, and all), is enough for us to run her her coins. [Twitter and YouTube]
It’s time to get on down, get on down the road. After the success of The Sound of Music Live! and Peter Pan Live!, NBC is getting into the groove with The Wiz. The production will air on December 3, then commence a Broadway revival with the help of Cirque du Soleil. The feature film adaptation of the original 1974 Wiz musical starred Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, and Richard Pryor as the Wizard. [Deadline]
Ludacris will be back on the Billboard stage to host the 2015 edition of its annual awards show with the help of Chrissy Teigen. If her hosting skills are anything like her Instagram captions, we’re all in for a treat. [Billboard]