Anika Noni Rose

Gary Lee/ZUMAPress.com

I've got more on Anika Noni Rose's big casting coup.

As I was the first to break the news yesterday, Disney has picked Rose to star as the studio's first black princess in an upcoming animated musical movie.  

I just got word on some changes already happening with the much anticipated movie.

Inside sources report the Mickey Mouse filmmakers have changed the name of the flick from The Frog Princess to The Princess and the Frog. Also, until now, Rose's 19-year-old character's name was Maddy; however, my sources tell me that moniker has been dropped and a new name is still being hashed out.

Now, back to the casting. When the Tony Award-winning Rose got the news yesterday that she had been plucked over people like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Tyra Banks, a source tells me that she was in the middle of Times Square and not far from the Disney offices. 

So, Rose hightailed it over to Disney, where some execs on the film were waiting for her with celebratory champagne.

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