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'Wiz Live!' casts its spell on NAACP Image Awards, apparently sight unseen

'Wiz Live!' casts its spell on NAACP Image Awards, apparently sight unseen

As the title character in NBC's "The Wiz Live!," Queen Latifah was seemingly imbued with special powers. But she may have met her match with the people behind the NAACP Image Awards, who evidently can see into the future.

Tuesday brought news that NBC's "The Wiz Live" — a sparkling version of the 1974 R&B-tinged Broadway adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" — had won a pair of major nods in the 47th NAACP Image Awards: for outstanding television movie, miniseries or dramatic special and for David Alan Grier's performance as the Cowardly Lion. The problem is, the organizers seem to have bent the rules to make "The Wiz" eligible,...

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