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Stevie Wonder Exec. Prod. of Underground Railroad Musical Miniseries

*Stevie Wonder is branching out beyond his musical confines as executive producer of a new musical miniseries based on Betty DeRamus’ 2005 book “Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder will serve as executive producer of the developing eight-hour project, tentatively titled “Freedom Run.” The miniseries will center […]

Kanye West Calls John Legend ‘the Next Stevie Wonder’

*Kanye West only had kind words for his once protégé John Legend as he toasted him during his 36th birthday party recently, while their wives Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen stood next to them. “A gentleman, a very well-mannered human being right here,” West spoke about Legend.  “I’m trying to get some pointers from him. […]

Usher, Willie Nelson and Janelle Monae Set For Stevie Wonder ‘Grammy Salute’

*Stevie Wonder will get the all-star treatment next month during a tribute concert in his honor. The Associated Press reports that Usher, Willie Nelson and Janelle Monae will be among the performers paying tribute to Wonder at “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute.” The event, which will also […]

Stevie Wonder Behind NBC Mini-Series on Underground Railroad

*Stevie Wonder is on board for an upcoming NBC miniseries set against the Underground Railroad. The project will focus on three couples based on real slaves who fought their way to freedom. Wonder, who will serve as executive producer for the project, may also be involved in a musical adaptation of the miniseries that NBC hopes […]