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Celebrities seemingly live the good life with millions of adoring fans and millions more in the bank. When tragedy strikes their lives and they unexpectedly lose a loved one, we are reminded that stars are human after all and mourn just like us.
Rapper/singer/actress Queen Latifah suffered a personal loss during the early stages in her rap career. Back in 1992, the Newark native’s world was rocked when her older brother Lancelot was killed while riding the very same motorcycle his famous baby sister recently purchased for him. 20 years after his death, Queen Latifah, still struggles with her grief and said losing her brother “was like suffering an amputation.”
Anybody who knows me, knows I friggin’ love Ellen DeGeneres! From the moment I saw her rap all the lyrics to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop” duringone of her stand-up performances, I knew we were kindred spirits. Over the years, with the success of her talk show and the way she helps people, I’ve grown more and more fond of Ellen. She just seems like a real genuine person. And don’t even get me started on Queen Latifah. From her role as Khadijah on “Living Single,” to her films and her overall seemingly down-to-earth persona make her seem like the chick you just want to be friends with. So imagine my excitement when I saw this picture of the two homegirls in my head at this CoverGirl event. Though they don’t seem to be getting along right at this very second, (Ellen is just a bit thirsty), it’s good to see them laughing it up.
What do you think is going on in this pic? Caption the thoughts of Ellen, Queen La, or poor Taylor Swift on the left.
Let’s be clear: This show was the original Girlfriends and definitely lent a hand, even if indirectly, into the creation of Sex and the City. Maxine, Khadijah, Synclaire and Regine kept up such different lives – with the help of their male neighbors, Kyle and Overton – and often had us wondering which one we related to the most. Here, we choose some of our best moments and episodes – no order, just fun times. Did yours make the list?
Oprah Isn’t The Only One: Black Celebs Who Hosted A Talk Show (Some Successfully, Others Not So Much)
Hosting a talk show isn’t a career path that’s for everyone. If you don’t have a catchy personality and if your people skills suck, it’s likely that you won’t be a great talk show host; hence some of the celebs on this list have had a great run in the daytime arena and others not so much. Let’s take a look.
Some women have all the luck. If it’s not enough that they’re world famous actresses, they have also scored big-time in the leading man department. No nerdy, unfortunate costars for these stunners. So due partly because we’re incredibly impressed by their choice of projects and partly because we are crazy jealous of their penchant for scoring some truly amazing eye candy, we salute 15 lovely, talented ladies whose string of costars have left us weak in the knees.
No Sassy Black Girl Or Token Friend Here: 10 Shows And Movies We Love That Showcase Strong Black Female Leads
Black women aren’t always given the opportunity to portray strong or positive female leading characters on-screen, particularly because Hollywood is dominated by men…white men. Somehow, however, the following women have struck gold in films and television shows that would have them act as outstanding characters, showcasing strength and character in multiple capacities, depicting black women who are struggling with death, romance, violence, revenge, scandal, betrayal or simply trying to survive–all in a gracious and entertaining way.
Kerry Washington stars in ABC’s Scandal as crisis manager, Olivia Pope. Pope’s character is loosely based on the real life crisis manager, Judy Smith. Washington portrays Pope as a headstrong, heavy-hearted woman who personally bears each burden that presents itself in her life. Pope leads a team of attorneys who are tasked with the goal of solving issues for politicians, celebrities and athletes. Scandal doesn’t elude Pope’s personal life, after all, she was carrying on an affair with the president of the United States–making the show all the more interesting.
Riding on the success of a New York Times best-selling novel, it wasn’t a stretch to see that The Secret Life of Bees would be made into a feature film. Six years after the book was published, it hit the big screen with an all-star cast. The movie, which was highly anticipated was number 3 in the box office, raking in over $10 million during its first weekend and then over $47 million by the time it finished its run. The movie eventually received mixed reviews, with some calling it too syrupy sweet while others thought it was delightfully moving. Whether you loved it or just thought it was “aight,” check out these behind the scenes secrets.
In Hollywood nowadays there are tons of actresses including a few Black actresses that dominate the big screen. We all know that actresses get paid millions for their talent and performances, but it goes without saying that some make more than others. Here are the 15 highest paid black female actresses according to Celebrity Net Worth.
With dozens of star rolls, it’s no surprise that Halle Berry is worth a net $70 million.
We’ve heard bits, pieces, and rumors of Queen Latifah landing a daytime talk show in the near future, but now the talk has finally been confirmed with news reporting Ms. Dana Owens’ talk show will definitely hit the airwaves next Fall. As Nelli Andreeva at Deadline.com tells it:
I’ve learned that, in a competitive situation, the daily syndicated talk show, executive produced by Latifah, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has gone to the CBS TV Stations in a premium deal that will have the strip on the 16 CBS Owned & Operated stations.
The Queen Latifah Show will feature celebrity interviews, human interest stories, comedy, pop culture and musical performances. It is expected to showcase Queen Latifah’s talents, blending comedy and music into her hosting duties.
Can you say yay?
Though Queen Latifah has shut down talk that she’s the next Oprah, that comparison likely won’t disappear anytime soon, especially if her talk show is a hit, and I have a feeling it might be. Queen Latifah is quickly becomming an entertainment favorite across the board, no matter the audience or whether she’s raping, singing, or acting. As Deadline notes:
The Queen Latifah Show is shaping up to be the highest-profile new daytime syndication entry next fall. It will likely be joined by Warner Bros’ Bethenny, which is slated for a 2013 nationwide launch on the Fox stations, probably in the fall, after a successful trial run last summer, likely in the fall. Elsewhere, CBS TV Distribution has been developing a talker hosted by Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis and executive produced by Shane Farley, said to be in the vein of Live With Regis & Kelly and air live. Twentieth Television is finalizing a deal with Kris Jenner to host her own daytime talk show, though that project is eying a summer tryout on the Fox stations in lieu of a traditional fall 2013 rollout. Of this fall’s freshman class, Katie has a two-year deal with the ABC stations, and Steve Harvey, which has exceeded expectations with a solid demo performance, will probably come back. Odds are long for Jeff Probst or Ricki Lake.
This is definitely a good look. Are you excited?
The latest daytime ratings numbers show that black viewers are tuning in to Steve Harvey, The Wendy Williams Show, and Trisha Goddard but steering clear of Katie, Katie Couric’s new daytime show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Rachael Ray’s program.
African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 18 percent of the daytime viewing audience. Wendy Williams is out in front, capturing 56.1 percent of black viewers. Right behind is Trisha Goddard, capturing 55.2 percent of the audience. And Steve Harvey comes in at 43.5 percent. The last two shows are new.
Edging out Harvey are Maury and Jerry Springer, who capture 50.6 percent and 48.4 percent of the audience respectively. That’s kind of depressing.
The Hollywood Reporter has graphed all the action, showing the ups and downs for black viewers in the daytime race. Who knew all this was happening on TV while you were at work?
Last month, we took a look at the crop of new black male hosts that were heading to daytime TV. Irrespective of ratings, there was excitement about the prominent showcase that daytime TV provides for black men. In that respect, it’s great news that Steve Harvey is finding a dedicated audience and attracting phenomenal guests like Michelle Obama.
THR predicts that the arrival of Queen Latifah on the daytime schedule next fall is going to mix things up dramatically. We’d have to agree. Queen Latifah has a gaggle of fans who will love the chance to hang out with her for 30 minutes or an hour each day. Some of this season’s shows could also be shed if they don’t get big overall ratings. To be honest, we’re surprised that The Chew is still on the air and that Ricki Lake isn’t doing better.
Do you have a favorite daytime show? Let us know.