David Alan Grier

Actor and comedian David Alan Grier set off a frenzy on Thursday when he took to Twitter to announce he would be taking over as Kentucky Fried Chicken's Col. Sanders. The news of Grier becoming the fast food company's top pitch man was shot down by a KFC executive, the New York Daily News reports.

On Dec 3, 8/7 central, The Wiz is heading back to its roots – the stage  – and will be performed live on NBC. Directed by Kenny…