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Originally posted 02/13/2013 11:00AM
The stardust continues to fall over the Oscar telecast as additional presenters have been announced for the Feb. 24 Academy Awards.
Best Actress winners announced to take the stage include Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Originally posted 07/11/2012 02:35PM
Queen Latifah has babies on the brain.
The Ice Age: Continental Drift star, 42, is set on the plan she's had for years to adopt a child, she said on Wednesday's The View.
"I'm actually kind of working on that," Latifah told co-host Barbara Walters when, according to ET, she was asked if it's something she seriously considers. "I just always wanted to bring a child home."
Originally posted 07/06/2012 10:45AM
The 1989 movie that helped make Julia Roberts a star is getting a makeover.
A new version of playwright Robert Harling's stage-to-screen dramedy Steel Magnolias is geared up as a Lifetime TV movie to air in the fall – but the cable network is already previewing the tear-jerker on its website. Watch the trailer below (and have the Kleenex ready).
This time, the women at the core of the Southern story, set in the fictional Louisiana town of Chinquapin, will be played by African Americans: Queen Latifah as M'Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Adepero Oduye as Annelle, and Condola Rashad, the Tony-nominated, real-life daughter of Phylicia, as Shelby.
Originally posted 12/28/2011 06:00AM
No Growing Pains here – Alan Thicke was happy to party with son Robin and his wife, Paula Patton, at New York's Avenue. Joined by Queen Latifah and a few other friends and family members, the trio arrived shortly after the Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol premiere, and according to onlookers, seemed to be having a fabulous time. Though Robin donned a white T-shirt and jeans, the rest of the group was dressed to the nines, and spent the night dancing, chatting and sipping vodka drinks – though Alan and Patton stuck to Perrier and Diet Coke. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 12/06/2011 12:30PM
Octavia Spencer is getting Oscar buzz for her performance in The Help, but the actress now reveals that she faced stiff competition from some former Oscar winners for the role as sassy maid Minny Jackson.
Spencer, 41, told Anderson Cooper during an interview on his talk show set to air Tuesday that other actresses considered for the part included Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique and Jennifer Hudson.
"There were a lot of big name people who were out there and being considered for this role. How did you get this role?" Cooper asked.
Originally posted 08/28/2011 08:00AM
Since she's a designer and a queen, it seems as if Queen Latifah is the perfect person to ask about the Middleton sisters' buzz-worthy style. So how would the star, whose clothing line debuts on HSN this weekend, dress the girls if given the chance?
"I wouldn't change a thing," she tells nymag.com's The Cut. "Pippa's still kind of up and coming to me – she should get to wear whatever she wants."
In fact, Latifah says the younger sis should be taking fashion risks. "It's the time to experiment with the kinds of things she wears," she explains. "Her sister's a princess so [she can't do that]."
Originally posted 12/30/2010 05:35PM
Queen Latifah has some advice for Kate Middleton from one royal to another: Brace yourself.
"Make sure you have a sanctuary, because everybody in the world is going to be in your business," Latifah advises Middleton in the new issue of Parade. "[Prince William] happened to be born a prince; you happened to go to college and meet him. You're two kids who fell in love. I just hope you have a happy life."
Latifah's top tip for Middleton, who is set to marry William in April, is simple: "Don't take anything personally.”
Originally posted 03/23/2010 08:45AM
What do Robert Downey Jr., Katy Perry and a few hundred gallons of green slime have in common?
The stars – along with Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Chris Rock, Jackie Chan, Jonah Hill, Queen Latifah, David Spade, Lea Michele, Dev Patel, Miranda Cosgrove, Shaun White and more – are set to help host Kevin James dole out Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards this Saturday.
In addition to Rihanna and Justin Bieber performing, eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will attempt to set a new world record for being catapulted into the show's trademark green slime via the Kids' Choice Awards Slime Slingshot.
The awards will be telecast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Until then, kids can cast their votes online in 19 categories including favorite couple, movie actor, singer, athlete and reality show.
Originally posted 03/05/2010 12:05PM
A loving friend is someone to lean on, as Jada Pinkett Smith experienced first hand.
While presenting Queen Latifah with the Power Award at the third annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Pinkett Smith became choked up over the recent passing of her father, who succumbed to a heart attack.
"My father died last week, and I'm flying tomorrow to bury him," said Pinkett Smith, 38. "But I wanted to come because when those types of losses happen a lot of things get illuminated and your priorities fall in line."
Originally posted 01/06/2010 08:00AM
Award-show season kicks off Wednesday night, as Queen Latifah returns to host the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards.
Taylor Lautner, Ryan Reynolds and Carrie Underwood are among the celebrities expected to attend. A record 60 million-plus fan votes have been counted, according to producers.
New categories this year include favorite Web celeb, which features nominees Andy Samberg, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Diddy and Will Ferrell, as well as favorite on-screen team, in which the Twilight trio of Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will compete against The Proposal's Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, among others.
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