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Queen Latifah Wins the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Originally posted 01/30/2016 09:00PM

Queen Latifah won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries Saturday night.

"Oh my God, I'm in shock right now, thank you so much," she said in her acceptance speech. "I am in shock right now, I shouldn't be, but I am. Thank you mom and dad for believing in me and telling me I could achieve anything if I just believed in myself."

She continued, "And I hope that anyone out there who does not come in the package that people say you should, keep fighting for it, flip those rocks over, keep pushing, keep turning, you can do it. You build your own boxes."

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Queen Latifah on Curvy Barbie: 'This Is Groundbreaking'

Queen Latifah on Curvy Barbie: 'This Is Groundbreaking'

Originally posted 01/29/2016 02:30PM

Plus, the star spills on her SAG Awards red carpet look


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Queen Latifah Says Diversifying the Academy Is 'Just Common Sense': 'I Want to See People Who Reflect the World Around Me' | Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah Says Diversifying the Academy Is 'Just Common Sense': 'I Want to See People Who Reflect the World Around Me'

Originally posted 01/29/2016 11:20AM

As the firestorm surrounding #OscarsSoWhite continues to swirl, Queen Latifah – herself a member of the Academy – says she wants the organization's voting body to reflect the world she lives in.

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The Wiz Live!: 'Where's Toto?' and Twitter's Wildest Reactions

Originally posted 12/03/2015 11:00PM

The Wiz Live! took fans back to Oz and took over Twitter Thursday night.

NBC's live musical featured newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, and despite rave reviews for performance, there was one key component missing from most of the production: Toto! The canine favorite, played by a pair of adorable rescue dogs, appeared in the opening segment (as well as the end), but did not follow Dorothy to Oz – causing plenty of Twitter users to express their concern for the pooch. It's worth noting that in the original Broadway version of The Wiz, Toto did not make the journey to Oz either.

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FIRST LOOK: See the Entire The Wiz Live! Cast Together in Costume

Originally posted 11/23/2015 09:00AM

Everybody, rejoice – it's almost time to ease on down the road back to Oz!

Over the past few weeks, we've seen peeks at the stars of NBC's The Wiz Live! on their own, but now PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at everyone together, including Toto.

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The Wiz Live! Stars 'Ease on Down the Road' in NBC Musical Event's First Teaser

Originally posted 11/03/2015 12:20PM

The first teaser for The Wiz Live! has the star-studded cast taking their first, all-important steps down that iconic Yellow Brick Road.

NBC released the promo on Tuesday, revealing newcomer Shanice Williams in action as Dorothy and singing the musical's famous "Ease on Down the Road" for the first time before uttering the Kansas sweetheart's signature phrase: "There's no place like home."

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Queen Latifah Opens Up About Helping Her Mom Live With Heart Failure

Originally posted 09/29/2015 11:00AM

Queen Latifah sits in a chair next to her mother, Rita Owens, and gazes at her mom with a smile, her almond-shaped eyes sparkling during a break of filming a PSA on "rising above" heart failure. It is a condition Owens was diagnosed with 11 years ago, after passing out while teaching art at a New Jersey high school.

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Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley Join The Wiz Live!

Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley Join The Wiz Live!

Originally posted 08/06/2015 06:05PM

The Wiz Live! just keeps movin' on down the road toward its Dec. 3 air date ...

NBC announced on Thursday that Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba will play the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the NBC musical event while Glee's Amber Riley joins the cast as Glinda's sister, Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.

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