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AHH Stray News: Nelly As Mentor On New CW Music Competition; Jadakiss and N.O.R.E. Announce “C.O.S.T. Tour”; Spike Lee to Direct Mike Tyson’s Broadway Play

(AllHipHop News) THR has revealed The CW’s upcoming cast of judges and mentors for their in-the-works music competition, “The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep.” Joining three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper Nelly on the show will be Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, and Country singer John Rich.

“The Next”, which will feature undiscovered artists from around the country “on the brink of stardom,” is the brainchild of Queen Latifah and executive producers Dave Broome and Shakim Compere. According to show producers, the mentors will travel the country and immerse themselves in the lives and local culture of performers as they vie for a chance to represent their town on stage in front of America.” As of press time no air date was announced for “The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep.”

Jadakiss, who is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming fourth solo studio album, Top 5 Dead or Alive, will be hitting the road with N.O.R.E. later this month on the “Consignment On Steroids Tour” (C.O.S.T.). The tour is named after Jada and N.O.R.E.’s respective mixtapes – The Consignment and Crack On Steroidsboth of which dropped in April. Although no cities or dates have been revealed yet, an announcement teaser, which can be viewed below:

In other entertainment news, Spike Lee, who is prepping the theatrical release of his upcoming film, Red Hook Summer, is currently in negotiations to direct the one-man Broadway play, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. TMZ is reporting that the acclaimed director is ready to take the lead on the Broadway version of Undisputed Truth, which had a one-week run in Las Vegas recently. According to TMZ, “…Sources say Lee brought in theater mogul Jimmy Nederlander Jr. who owns a slew of Broadway venues and is interested in bringing in the Tyson show, hopefully by this summer.”

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