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Nicole Kidman loves simple life

April 9th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman loves her "simple life".
The 46-year-old actress is happily settled in Nashville, Tennessee, with husband Keith Urban and their daughters Sunday, five, and Faith, three, and says being out of the spotlight away from Hollywood is perfect because the family can feel like they have a "normal" existence.
Speaking to Queen Latifah on her talk show, she said: "It totally suits me to live in the south and have a very simple life. It feels like a normal life
"I'm a weird mix. I've always loved the drama and the creating of a role and performance and all that comes with that, but I th...

Queen Latifah's TV drama saved

April 9th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah's TV series Single Ladies has been saved from cancellation thanks to bosses at a new U.S. network aimed at black females.

In March (14), executives at America's VH1 network decided not to order a fourth season of the programme, which the rapper, actress and talk show host executive produced via her Flavor Unit Entertainment company, but Latifah has struck a new deal with BET Network's new channel Centric, and the series will pick up where it left off.

The partnership will not only revive Single Ladies for a fourth season, but Latifah and her partners will produce new shows f...

18 Female Celebrities Who Graduated From College

April 6th, 2014 11:00am EDT
18 Female Celebrities Who Graduated From College
The ability to entertain is not the only asset most female celebrities possess. Quite a few of them furthered their education after high school and graduated with top honors from college. Of course, you do not need a college degree to become a successful actor or singer. However, quite often a celebrity, female or male, put their passion on hold to complete their education or continue working while attending college. The following list of the most educated female celebrities may surprise you.

The "American Idol" season four winner Carrie Underwood graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor'...

Scarlett Johansson picked up real hitchhikers for movie role

April 2nd, 2014 3:10am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson surprised hitchhikers in Scotland while she was preparing for her role in sci-fi drama Under The Skin.

The Avengers star plays an alien seductress who preys on men, and to get into the role, director Jonathan Glazer suggested Johansson try out some method acting by picking up drifters in Glasgow, where they were filming.

During an interview on Queen Latifah's talk show on Tuesday (01Apr14), she explained, "I had sort of a candid camera/prank moment with everyday people getting in and out of my van.

"The director said to me, 'I have a great idea, I think you should be d...

Hot Beefy Babes

March 9th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Hot Beefy Babes
Hollywood is full of women of all shapes and sizes, and it's time to pay tribute to the sexy stars who aren't a size 0. These beefy babes are well-built, robust actresses and singers who are beautiful and talented in their own right.

Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters, but she knows how to work it on the red carpet. She shows off her best assets and isn't afraid to flaunt her figure in form-fitting clothing.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star told Cosmopolitan: "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it - one day I pr...

Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies axed

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah's TV drama series Single Ladies has been cancelled after three years on air.

The rap icon-turned-talk show host served as executive producer via her Flavor Unit Entertainment company, but bosses at America's VH1 network, which broadcasts the show, have decided not to order a fourth season of the programme.

Single Ladies' season three finale will air later this month (Mar14), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show, which launched in 2011, followed the love lives of three best friends, played by Charity Shea, Denise Vasi and LisaRaye McCoy.

Vasi joined the cast in 201...

Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep turn viral videos into films on TV

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Tom Hanks
Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah and Christoph Waltz helped U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel turn popular YouTube.com videos into hilarious new film trailers on Sunday (02Mar14).

As part of the comedian's annual Jimmy Kimmel Live! post-Oscars special, the TV host recruited Australian acting brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth to shoot a big screen version of 2007 viral video Charlie Bit My Finger in a movie titled Bitman Begins.

Streep played the brawling siblings' mother, while Hanks portrayed a hooded monk looking out for Liam.

Another fake film preview featured Queen...

Queen Latifah to record first album in five years

February 4th, 2014 3:10am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is heading back to the studio to record her first album in five years.

Just a day after performing a rousing rendition of America the Beautiful during Sunday's (02Feb14) Super Bowl, the Chicago star has revealed that she is going back to her musical roots and working on her eighth studio record.

The veteran entertainer is currently in the first season of her popular U.S. daytime talk show, and she tells the Associated Press that she plans on using the small screen to help promote her new music.

She reveals, "I'm already working on stuff with that (new music). I can kind of ...

Review: Super Bowl XLVIII's Music Performances Exceed Expectations

February 3rd, 2014 8:10pm EST
Bruno Mars
2014 is all about trying new things, personally and professionally – or something like that. Last year, I put my two cents in about the Super Bowl halftime show, but didn’t critique the other performances – “America The Beautiful” and of course “The Star Spangled Banner.” Rather than merely focusing on what my boy Bruno Mars did, I’mma give some analysis to Queen Latifah (“American The Beautiful”) and Renée Fleming (“The Star Spangled Banner”) as well. And yes, it is love – for the most part!

Queen Latifah

“America The Beautiful”

Queen Latifah is nothing short of a Renaissance woman....

Queen Latifah To Sing At The Super Bowl

January 28th, 2014 10:23am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl this weekend. She will sing the tune during the pre-game show at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.

Queen Latifah, 43, was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in East Orange, so the venue will certainly be particularly special for her. This will be the second time the star has sung the song at the Super Bowl, initially performing in 2010.

During the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Queen Latifah, whose sexual preference has been the subject of debate, officiated 33 weddings during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' perfor...

Queen Latifah to perform at Super Bowl

January 28th, 2014 6:20am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah will perform 'America the Beautiful' at the Super Bowl.
The actress-and-singer has been enlisted to sing the patriotic tune during the pre-game show at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.
According to the New York Daily News newspaper, opera singer Renee Fleming has been tapped to sing the National Anthem, with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers taking to the stage for the halftime show.
This marks the second time Queen Latifah has sung the tune at the Super Bowl, initially performing to rapturous applause in 2010.
The 43-year-old star was born in Newark and...

Queen Latifah confirms Super Bowl date

January 27th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is heading back to the Super Bowl to sing America the Beautiful.

A day after she officiated 33 weddings at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as part of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' showstopping set at the Grammy Awards, the rapper-turned-actress and TV personality has confirmed she's packing her warmest clothes for a date at the Super Bowl in her native New Jersey on Sunday (02Feb14).

Queen Latifah last performed the song at Super Bowl XLIV four years ago (10).

Opera star Renee Fleming will belt out the American National Anthem before the game, while Bruno Mars will be joined ...

Queen Latifah marries Grammy couples

January 27th, 2014 6:20am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah married 33 couples at the Grammy Award on Sunday night (01.26.14).
The rapper-and-actress - who was recently deputized by Los Angeles County to legally conduct wedding ceremonies - officiated over the nuptials of both gay and straight pairings while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their equality anthem 'Same Love' with Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty.
With the stage at Los Angeles' Staples Center set to resemble a chapel complete with stained glass windows, Latifah said: "We are gathered here to celebrate love and harmony in every key and every colour."
Many of the coupl...

Madonna styled by son for the Grammys

January 27th, 2014 4:20am EST
Madonna let her son style her for the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The 55-year-old singer walked the red carpet at the annual music awards on Sunday (01.26.14) with her eight-year-old son David - who she adopted in 2006 with former husband Guy Ritchie - in matching black Ralph Lauren suits, complete with wide-brimmed hats and bags of attitude.
Asked by E!'s Ryan Seacrest whether he chose the looks, David replied, 'Yes I did ... Yes she does [follow my lead]."
Mini-fashion expert David also admitted he was still waiting for Madonna to buy him a matching grill as the 'Hung Up' hitmaker flashed her own...

Queen Latifah to officiate 34 weddings at Grammys

January 26th, 2014 6:10pm EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah will officiate 34 weddings at the Grammy Awards tonight (01.26.14).
The 'Valentine's Day' actress, who is reportedly in a long-term relationship with personal trainer to the stars Jeanette Jenkins, will oversee the nuptials of a diverse group of couples when Madonna joins Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert on stage to perform their hit, 'Same Love,' which became a marriage-equality anthem last year.
Ryan, 25, said the weddings "will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing."
He also told The New York Ti...

Gisele Bundchen is the new face of Pantene

December 29th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Gisele Bundchen
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been appointed a new brand ambassador for Pantene hair products.

The Brazilian stunner has joined the likes of Eva Mendes, Queen Latifah and Zooey Deschanel as a spokesmodel for the beauty brand and she admits the company's charity campaign, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which allows consumers to donate their locks to make wigs for cancer patients, was one of the deciding factors in signing on for the job.

She says, "I feel my hair has been through it all – from being styled more than 10 times in one day to enjoying the sun and surf with my children – and Pante...

Jewel and her husband exchange pens love letters at Christmas

December 26th, 2013 3:00am EST
Singer Jewel uses her writing skills to pen heartfelt love letters to her husband Ty Murray at Christmas.

The star, who was once homeless, knows the value of gifts from the heart and always makes a point to send her cowboy husband special messages at Christmas time.

She explains, "I grew up on a ranch in Alaska, on a homestead, and we didn't have a lot of money, so we made each other gifts. I still really like to make handmade gifts for each other.

"My husband and I write love letters for each other every year. So that's a really nice thing. I hope my son (two-year-old Kase) will get to ...

Queen Latifah: 'I drank alcohol to numb myself after carjacking drama'

December 12th, 2013 3:10am EST
Queen Latifah
Rapper, actress and TV personality Queen Latifah has stunned fans by revealing she turned to excessive drinking in order to cope with a violent carjacking incident in 1995.

The Chicago star is famous for her upbeat persona, but she admits she hasn't always been the life and soul of the party - a personal tragedy and a robbery two decades ago turned her into a mess.

First her older brother, Lancelot, died in a motorbike accident in 1992 and then three years later Latifah became the victim of a terrifying carjacking, during which a friend was shot and barely escaped death.

The Grammy-winni...

Queen Latifah regrets drinking to numb pain

December 11th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah regrets using alcohol to get through tough times in the past.
The 43-year-old 'Joyful Noise' actress has learnt to focus on "accentuating the positive" but spent years drinking to numb her pain after she was involved in a violent carjacking in 1995, in which her friend was shot and almost died.
The chat show host told the January issue of Good Housekeeping magazine: "Drinking a bunch of alcohol, numbing myself. Every day I would be faded, like a painting that's just not vibrant, whose edges are dull. I wasn't living my full life."
The 'Chicago' star also confessed her life was...

Snoop Dogg starstruck by Eddie Murphy

December 11th, 2013 3:20am EST
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg was left starstruck after one of his idols, Eddie Murphy, asked the rapper to collaborate with him on a track for his new album.

The Beverly Hills Cop star returned to his music roots earlier this year (13) and recorded his first studio album in 20 years, and he enlisted the help of rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Dogg.

And in an interview with Queen Latifah on her talk show on Tuesday (10Dec13), Snoop revealed that Murphy's request to work with him left him speechless, because the comedian had been a great influence in his life.

He confessed, "I'm a '70s baby and I grew up ...

Nick Cannon: 'Mariah Carey was my dream girl'

November 12th, 2013 3:20am EST
Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon has confessed his wife Mariah Carey was his dream girl growing up, and the pair's marriage is a "fairytale" come true.

The actor/comedian has been married to the Grammy-winning singer since 2008, but his adoration for Carey began long before the two ever became an item.

In an interview with Queen Latifah on her new talk show, Cannon confesses he's always had his eye on Carey, adding married life with her seems like a fantasy.

He admits, "She was my dream girl. Literally (I was) 12 years old... I knew Mariah was the one when her poster was on my wall. Like, 'I'm gonna marry he...

Steve Martin refuses to grab Queen Latifah's boobs on TV

October 31st, 2013 4:00am EDT
Queen Latifah
Funnyman Steve Martin resisted the urge to recreate a pivotal scene in his 2003 movie Bringing Down The House on U.S. TV on Wednesday (30Oct13) when he refused to grab co-star Queen Latifah's breasts.

The comic was left red faced when Latifah stood up and demanded he "Grab 'em" after showing the scene, in which he fondled her boobs, during his appearance as a guest on her talk show.

Married Martin squirmed awkwardly and pretended his hands were too arthritic to reach out, prompting Latifah to state, "Don't worry, I will explain this to your wife."

The funnyman quipped, "At the time, I wa...

Queen Latifah dreams of interviewing Michelle Obama

October 31st, 2013 12:20am EDT
Michelle Obama
Queen Latifah admits having Michelle Obama on her show would be a "dream."
The 42-year-old presenter thinks the U.S. first lady would be the perfect guest for her new 'The Queen Latifah Show,' which aired for the first time last month, and has even named part of her studio the 'Michelle Obama Lounge'.
Speaking to Conan O'Brien on Tuesday night (10.29.13), she said: "You know a girl can dream right. I think it would be awesome. She (Michelle) hasn't been there yet. The whole set is designed like my house basically. That's the concept. You know like you come in, you sit, you have dinner at th...

Queen Latifah thrilled to swim with sharks

October 30th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah will swim with sharks for charity.
The 43-year-old presenter is planning to take a dip with the man-eating species to support the American Widows Project - a charity for young wives who have lost their husbands to war - after a member of the organization appeared on her new 'The Queen Latifah Show' last month.
Speaking to Conan O'Brien last night (10.29.13) she said: "I'm thrill seeking for a good cause, it's going to be cool you know. We had this guest on who is part of this thing called the American Widows Project. They are young widows whose husbands were in the Gulf War or...

Mariah Carey honours Patti LaBelle as Living Legend

October 28th, 2013 4:10am EDT
Mariah Carey
Pop superstar Mariah Carey helped to honour her godmother Patti Labelle as a Living Legend on Saturday (26Oct13) at the Black Girls Rock! gala in New Jersey.

The Hero hitmaker was on hand at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to present the R&B icon with a career achievement prize and she couldn't contain her excitement as she waited for the big moment.

Taking to her Twitter.com blog, she wrote, "Still backstage waiting... Hey... I would wait forever for the incredible Patti LaBelle".

When the time came, Carey, who bared her midriff in a cropped black halter neck top and a long black ...

Dolly Parton has emergency wig

October 25th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton keeps an emergency wig by her bed.
The 67-year-old country singer admits she keeps the hairpiece at hand in case there's an earthquake and she has to get up and get out of her house quickly.
During an interview on UK TV show 'Daybreak', the 67-year-old star said: "I do [have an emergency wig], especially when I'm in Los Angeles because they have so many earthquakes there.
"Unlike most people I would think, 'No, I'm snatching that wig up before I head down that exit.'
"Of course it may be crooked if I have it on backwards but I'm going to have it."
Dolly also had some words of...

Nicki Minaj: 'American Idol was scary'

October 23rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
American Idol
Nicki Minaj has confessed she was terrified she wouldn't live up to fans' expectations during her stint as a judge on American Idol.

The Superbass hitmaker joined the U.S. singing competition last year (12) but only kept her spot at the panel for one season before deciding to depart from the show in May (13).

She's now back in the studio focusing on music, but she admits she felt like she was at "the bottom of the totem pole" during her time on the panel alongside fierce rival Mariah Carey, and fellow judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

Speaking to Queen Latifah on her U.S. talk show o...

Alfre Woodard: 'I feel comfortable in my skin when I'm not in America'

October 17th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard loves to travel abroad because she feels most at ease with her body image when she's not on American soil.

The revered actress was born and raised in Oklahoma and has spent her 35-year career making movies and TV programmes in the U.S., but there are still times when she still doesn't feel at home in America.

In an interview with her former Steel Magnolias co-star Queen Latifah on her new U.S. chat show, Woodard reveals that when it comes to feeling completely content with her looks, she seeks refuge in other countries.

She admits, "I'm comfortable in my skin when I'm not i...

Christina Aguilera: 'I stay away from dating celebrities'

October 15th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Singer Christina Aguilera purposefully dates men who aren't celebrities as she feels they are more genuine in relationships.

The Beautiful hitmaker has had her fair share of significant others who work in the entertainment business, but hardly any of them have been stars.

From ex-husband Jordan Bratman, a music marketing executive, to current beau, Matthew Rutler, who she met on the set of her film Burlesque where he served as a production assistant, Aguilera has made it clear she isn't eager to find a leading man in the spotlight.

And in an interview with Queen Latifah on her new U.S. c...

Voice of Apple's Siri gives Queen Latifah her first big talk show coup

October 10th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah has landed a coup for her new U.S. talk show - the woman behind the voice of Apple's virtual assistant 'Siri' has agreed to sit down with the rapper-turned-TV personality for her first post-reveal interview.

Susan Bennett revealed she was the voice of Siri last week (ends04Oct13), and now she has opened up about why she kept her role a big secret for years on The Queen Latifah Show.

Bennett's interview will air on Thursday (10Oct13), almost a month after the show debuted.

The voiceover actress reveals she made the original recordings for Siri in July, 2005, but had no idea ...

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