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March 06, 2018
Tiffany Haddish
Ariana Grande
Khloe Kardashian
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Ariana Grande is in talks to star in the Broadway production of Wicked.

The 24-year-old pop star has opened discussions with bosses to take on the role of green witch Elphaba from Jackie Burns.

If she was to be cast in the part, it would be a dream come true for Ariana, who made her stage debut at the age of just 13, as she has made no secret that she is a huge fan of the production.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "This is a huge feat for Ariana. The role of Elphaba is one of the most coveted parts to play on Broadway. Only a very select group of actresses have been chosen over its 13-year run, and Ariana is in talks to take the gig. Bosses believe she's got the acting talent to take it on and think it's a bonus that her pop star appeal can pull in fresh audiences."

The Grammy-winning musical is inspired by 'The Wizard of Oz', and tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good and it runs at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City.

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Tiffany Haddish wants to host the Oscars if she gets paid.

The Girls Trip star hilariously stole the show when she and Maya Rudolph presented the Academy Awards for Documentary Short and Live-Action Short last Sunday, and she would love to return in a bigger role in future.

Speaking on the Governors Ball red carpet after the show to 'Entertainment Tonight', she said: "I would totally do it if we get paid! 'Cause I didn't get paid for [presenting tonight.]

"I didn't get nothing. If I get paid, I'm down. 'Cause, you know, I got bills to pay. I gotta pay for these dresses."

Tyra Banks was one of the people who thought Tiffany should take over from Jimmy Kimmel as next year's Oscars host.

She tweeted: "Queen @TiffanyHaddish should host the #Oscars one day!

"Retweet if you agree! Let's get her some money!"

But Katy Perry took things a step further and suggested the 38-year-old star should run for office with Maya.

She posted: "#RudolphHaddish2020 (sic)"

Khloe Kardashian is expecting a baby girl. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has revealed she is having a daughter with her partner, Tristan Thompson, and is thrilled that her little one will grow up with her sisters Kylie Jenner's four-week-old daughter, Stormi, and Kim Kardashian West's two-month-old daughter, Chicago, who was born via a surrogate earlier this year.

Taking to her Twitter account last Sunday, the 33-year-old beauty wrote: "God gives us what we need! His timing is never wrong! my hormones were IN RARE FORM for that news. I am now so excited my daughter will have forever best friends with Chicago and Stormi! God is great! Thank you Lord for our princess. (sic)"

The news was also announced on Sunday night's episode of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' when Khloe's doctor told Kylie the sex of the baby and then the 20-year-old businesswoman relayed what she had been told via a gender reveal cake.

But Khloe didn't seem overly impressed and admitted she was hoping her younger sibling was "lying" because she was convinced she was expecting a little boy.

She said: "I'm really hoping Kylie's lying."

Earlier on in the episode, Khloe was riddled with anxiety ahead of the big reveal.

She explained: "I have such anxiety and nerves to find out what I'm having."

The reality TV star sent the world into a frenzy earlier this year when she confirmed that she and Tristan, 26 who have been dating since 2016 were expecting a baby.