Jill Scott Joins Queen Latifah in Lifetime Movie ‘Flint’

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Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime Film About the Flint Water Crisis

In addition to her tour this summer, singer Jill Scott also plans to return to the small screen via Flint, the upcoming Lifetime movie about the government poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will explore the true story of three activists fighting to expose the cover-up, as well as seek justice for those affected the city’s lead-tainted water lines.
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Trailer: ‘Girls Trip’ Starring Regina Hall & Queen Latifah

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First Look: ‘Girls Trip’ Trailer

Universal Picture has released a first look at their upcoming all female-led comedy Girls Trip, starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. The Malcolm D. Lee-helmed flick follows four life-long friends who plan a road trip to the Essence Music Festival, where they hope to repair their strained sisterhood.
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Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah Reunite for ‘Girl Trip’

Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah Reunite for Girl Trip

Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah Join Regina Hall in ‘Girl Trip’

Actresses Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, last seen together in the 1996 film Set it Off, are set to reunite in the upcoming Will Packer dramedy Girl Trip. Both actresses are reportedly in final negotiations to join Regina Hall who was cast earlier this year.
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First Look: ‘Empire’ Spin-off ‘Star’ with Queen Latifah

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‘Empire’ Spin-off ‘Star’

So here it is folks, your first look at Star, the Empire spin-off Fox picked up earlier this year for a thirteen episode run this fall. The show stars Ryan Destiny, Jude Demorest and Brittany O’Grady as an up-and-coming Atlanta girl group looking to make it to the bigtime. Emmy Award-winning raptress Queen Latifah also has a lead role and will play a beauty shop owner who acts as a sort of surrogate mother to the trio.
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Queen Latifah and Ryan Destiny to Star in Empire Spinoff

QUEEN LATIFAH TO STAR IN EMPIRE SPINOFFEmpire creator Lee Daniels has cast Queen Latifah as the lead of his next music-themed show for the Fox network. The as yet untitled project will revolve around a girl group, set to be played by newcomers Ryan Destiny (Low Winter Sun), Brittany O’Grady (The Messengers) and Jude Demorest (Dallas).

Queen Latifah will play Carlotta, a beauty shop owner who befriends the girls and becomes a sort of surrogate mother to the trio.
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Trailer: HBO’s ‘Bessie’ Starring Queen Latifah

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HBO pictures has released the first full length trailer for their upcoming Bessie Smith biopic, starring rapper/actress/talk show host, Queen Latifah.

“Bessie” will air May 16 and chronicle the singer’s Vaudeville beginnings, as well as her ascent, and eventual descent, to and from the heights of musical stardom.

The star-studded cast, which also includes Tika Sumpter, Michael K. Smith as Bessie’s husband, Oliver Pratt, Mikes Epps, Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique as blues legend Ma Rainey, are expected to appear at a press event next week to talk about the film, which HBO had previously sought to bring to the small screen almost a decade ago.
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Queen Latifah Eyes Daytime Talk Show

Rapper turned actress, turned all around business woman, Queen Latifah, is reportedly heading to daytime television.

The Queen’s Flavor Unit and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment announced Monday morning that the two camps will be entering into a partnership with Sony Pictures Television to produce a new syndicated talk show that will feature Latifah as the host.

Slated for a 2013 debut, the show will enter a now crowded daytime landscape that will likely include newbies Katie Couric, Jeff Probst and even comedian Steve Harvey.

The deal was reportedly spearheaded by Flavor Unit co-founder Shakim Compere and Overbrook executive Miguel Melendez. Both men will serve as executive producers alongside Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Latifah herself.

According to a joint statement released by Will, Jada and Latifah, the trio had been looking for a project to work on together since the mid nineties when Latifah starred with Will on his ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ series and co-starred alongside Jada in their urban classic ‘Set it Off.’

Queen Latifah’s Fast Car Video

Queen Latifah Fast Car Video

Queen Latifah has teamed up with Missy Elliott for the release of her newest single/video entitled “Fast Car.” The track is the second single off of the Queen’s seventh studio album “Persona.” Produced by longtime collaborators Cool & Dre, Fast Car features a new sound for Latifah, but one that is definitely worth a listen.

Check out the video below and look out for some special guest appearances towards the end.