Nick Cannon's hoping to land the role to play Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic and the MTV VMA's are getting ready to jump-off, get the details here.

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Richard Pryor’s son said he’s impressed by Nick Cannon’s dedication to playing his father in an upcoming biopic.  Pryor Jr initially did’nt think Cannon could pull it off, but he’s changed his mind.  Looks like Nick Cannon could be the man for the upcoming Lee Daniels biopic about one of world’s greatest comedians.

Pryor Jr. sat down with Daily Mail for an interview and explained how Cannon proved he could play is dad.  Here's a look at what he had to say:

He did the small thing of using his left hand instead of his right hand, he picked up smoking to try and emulate my dad, he’s let his hair grow out. He’s looking into who my dad really was, looking into his childhood, who he was raised by and around, and he is interested in talking to me about who my dad was.

In the meantime, just because Nick Cannon got Jr.’s stamp of approval, doesn't mean he’s officially got the lead role for the yet-to-be tittle Richard Pryor biopic.  Find out why.  Listen below to Tha Wire and get all the details.

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Finally, the numbers are in and Beyonce  is the leader of the pack with eight Moon Men nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

Queen Bey is up for Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Collaboration for several tracks from her surprise self-titled album. Other multi nominees include rookie Iggy Azalea and Eminem.  Plus, Pharrell, Jay ZKaty PerryMiley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, LordeSam Smith all have at least one nod.

Yesterday (July 17) MTV sent the word out via SnapChat. Fans can begin voting for their favorite artists now by clicking here.  Listen to Tha Wire now to find out what artists have been confirmed to perform. Plus get the scoop on when the VMA's are going down.