Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen are set to host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Deets inside and find out about NBC’s “The Wiz” reboot..
Today, ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced that the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 17 at 8pm ET.
The hosts are supermodel Chrissy Teigen and Furious 7 star Ludacris (who returns to host for the second consecutive year). He’s also dropping his 8th studio album, “Ludaversal” tomorrow.
In a statement, Chrissy said, “If my extensive collection of all 53 ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honored to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year.”
We admit…she’s very funny. Luda added, “I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year and I can’t wait to be back!”
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” finalists will be announced on Tuesday, April 7 on GMA and we’ll keep you posted about the performers once their names are revealed.
On the heels of their highly rated productions of “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!,” NBC plans to follow the yellow brick road to “The Wiz.”
An announcement came earlier today revealing that the special will air on Thursday, Dec. 3. “The Wiz” will be co-produced by Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division. After the television event, the musical will make its Broadway revival for the 2016-17 season, also presented by Cirque du Soleil.
Scott Zeiger, president and managing director of Cirque du Soleil’s new theatrical division said, “We are delighted that NBC and Cirque du Soleil will present ‘The Wiz. It’s a musical I have wanted to produce for years, and it’s the perfect show to present under the new Cirque du Soleil Theatrical banner.”
Casting for both projects was not announced.
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