R&B star Janelle Monae will take one giant step toward Wondaland in a new space drama titled “Hidden Figures”, according to a representative for Wondaland Management. The Fox 2000 NASA drama will also star Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner. The Ted Melfi directed film is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s forthcoming novel “Hidden Figures: The Story Of African American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race”, set for release in September, according to The Wrap. The big screen offering will focus on three African American women who were involved with NASA’s Friendship mission, which resulted in John Glenn becoming the first American to orbit Earth in February 1962. Henson will play Katherine Henson (a mathematician) and Spencer and Monae will play her colleagues, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, Variety reports. Via IMDB, “Hidden Figures” will hit theaters in 2017. Johnny Gill couldn’t have chosen a better title for his latest album, “Game Changer”. The disc, his first on his own label J Skillz Entertainment, just spun off it’s third Top 10 Adult R&B Airplay Chart single, “This One’s For Me And You”, featuring Gill’s brothers in song, New Edition. The track proceeds the singles “Behind Closed Doors” and “Game Changer”. Gill says adding label CEO to his list of skills was “challenging but fun on top of it all.” The album owes it’s staying power to Gill’s rich, powerful vocals and songs penned by Babyface, Chuck Harmony, Greg Pagan, Wirlie Morris and Claude Kelly. In the meantime, next month, Gill along with the rest of New Edition, will appear with Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson and Jazmine Sullivan on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise (April 23-May 1). More momentos from the late Tupac Shakur will be on auction soon. Three of the rapper’s notebooks featuring lyrics to the singles “Point The Finga”, “Easy Being Me” and “Keep Ya Head Up” will be sold on auction site Moments in Time. TMZ reports that an unnamed fan purchased the items from a Craigslist ad for baseball cards posted by an individual whose father worked with Tupac for several years. The handwriting is identical to letters Tupac wrote while in prison, which were sent to Nina Bhadreshwar, an editor at Death Row Uncut magazine, that were valued at $225,000 (the notes were still on sale at Moments in Time). Last March, JAM Inc. representative Jeff Jampol, who was recruited by Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur to oversee the rapper’s business, revealed that Tupac’s estate would undergo a “total reset” and that more unreleased material in the form of music, videos and scripts would be released. JAM could not be reached for comment. Post Malone will open for Justin Bieber on the North American leg of his Purpose World Tour. Beginning on March 9 in Seattle, the 64-date tour will cross the United States and Canada before it ends on July 19 during a two night stop in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Singer/songwriter Moxie Raia will also appear on the tour. The Purpose Tour was announced in November, but the dates weren’t announced until recently.