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Dolly Parton Raps on Queen Latifah's Show and It's Kinda Crazy

Dolly Parton Raps on Queen Latifah's Show and It's Kinda Crazy

Originally posted 10/19/2013 12:35PM

Maybe her wig was too tight.

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What Always Makes Queen Latifah Cry? | Queen Latifah

What Always Makes Queen Latifah Cry?

Originally posted 10/03/2013 05:15PM

The star, 43, loves riding motorcycles, sleeping in and looking good, and chatted with PEOPLE about the last times she's done things.

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Queen Latifah: Having Black Hair Is Unique

Queen Latifah: Having Black Hair Is Unique

Originally posted 09/04/2013 06:00PM

"You can see 10 different hairstyles: straight curls, short cuts, braids – we really run the gamut," she tells PEOPLE


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Sandra, Reese, Nicole and Halle All Set for Oscar Stage! | Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Set for Oscar Stage

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.

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Queen Latifah: I'm 'Totally Serious' About Adopting a Baby | Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah: I'm 'Totally Serious' About Adopting a Baby

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."

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First Look at Jill Scott, Queen Latifah in New Steel Magnolias

Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Trailer Debuts

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.

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Robin Thicke Parties with Dad Alan | Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke Parties with Dad Alan

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

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Octavia Spencer: How I Beat Out Oscar Winners for The Help

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.

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What if Queen Latifah Gave Kate a 'Rugged' Makeover? | Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah Wants to 'See a Little Ruggedness' in Kate's Look

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]."

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Queen Latifah Offers Advice to Princess-to-Be Kate Middleton

Queen Latifah Offers Advice to Princess-to-Be Kate Middleton

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.”

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