PEOPLE: Cardi B leads iHeartRadio Music Awards noms; Margot Robbie to bring iconic Barbie doll to life on screen; Hollywood memorial set for Stan Lee

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Cardi B leads iHeartRadio Awards

Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as song of the year for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and female artist of the year. Drake follows Cardi B with eight nominations.

Ariana Grande earned six nominations, while J Balvin, Maroon 5, Post Malone and Marshmello each scored five nominations.

The iHeartRadio Awards will make its debut on Fox when it airs live March 14 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Robbie starring as Barbie

Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that Margot Robbie will star as the iconic doll, Barbie, in the franchise's first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old "I, Tonya" actress will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

The Barbie film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker's newly-established Mattel Films. The Barbie doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959.

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The film's title and release date have not been revealed.

Hollywood memorial planned for Lee

Stan Lee's devoted fans will have a chance to mourn him alongside his friends, family and co-creators at a memorial in Hollywood on Jan. 30.

Lee's company POW! Entertainment announced Wednesday that it will honor the Marvel Comics mogul outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Lee's hand and footprints are in cement.

The evening will include speakers, musical performances, an art exhibit, and costumes and props from Lee's creations and Marvel-movie cameos. A private memorial is planned inside the venue immediately after.

Tickets for the public went on sale Wednesday evening, with proceeds going to the Hero Initiative, a charity that supports struggling comic-book creators.

Lee died Nov. 12 at age 95.

Today's birthdays: Director Joel Zwick is 77. Country singer Naomi Judd is 73. Guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles is 61. Singer Mary J. Blige is 48. Musician Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers is 48. Actress Amanda Peet is 47. Reality star Jason Wahler is 32. Pop singer Cody Simpson is 22.

                                                                                                                                                        — The Associated Press


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