BE NICKI MINAJ Online auditions are open for girls 11-13 to star as the young Nicki Minaj in an upcoming comedy series for ABC Family (rebranding to Freeform in January). The music superstar will be executive producer of the show, shooting in New York and based on her family's immigration from Trinidad to Queens. Script access and audition upload (deadline Nov. 15) are through the free Disney Applause app, available from Apple's App Store and Google Play.

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'TALENT' TIME NBC's "America's Got Talent" is back seeking local performers for next summer's season, when Simon Cowell joins the judges panel. Queens College hosts local auditions next Saturday, Nov. 14, and video submissions are also being accepted. Details, sign-up at agtauditions.com

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