Showing posts with label QUEEN LATIFAH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QUEEN LATIFAH. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2016


Cynthia Nixon

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah and Cynthia Nixon were snapped arriving to the 'Ice Age: Collision Course' New York Screeing at Walter Reade Theater in New York City.

Monday, September 14, 2015



Queen Latifah

“Sing Your Song” is the theme of the 10th Annual African American Film Festival (AAFF), October 1 – 4 at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton NY. Presented by the Southampton African American Museum, this is a seminal year of an event that has brought the richness of diversity to the cultural landscape of the East End.

The AAFF will kick-off on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. with the East End premiere of the stage play “Martin, Malcolm and Me” by writer/director J.D. Lawrence, followed by a Q&A. (Adv. $30.00/adults/$20 children-$35 adults/$25/children at the door) For Tickets and Information call Nancy Stevens-Smith (631) 428-1857 or Joanne Humble (631) 764-4792

Friday, October 2 will embody this year’s theme of “Sing Your Song” with spoken word/live jazz performances by R&B singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley, HBO Def and Grammy Award Poet J Ivy, Dynamic 2x Grammy Award singer/songwriter Tarrey Torae, and the jazz quartet Charles Certain and Certain Moves. ($30 advance / $35 door)

Friday, October 2 will embody this year’s theme of “Sing Your Song” with spoken word/live jazz performances by R&B singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley, HBO Def and Grammy Award Poet J Ivy, Dynamic 2x Grammy Award singer/songwriter Tarrey Torae, and the Charles Certain and Certain Moves jazz quartet. ($30 advance / $35 door)

Saturday, October 3 will feature four remarkable films celebrating iconic African American artists that helped change both the artistic and political landscape of America:

1:00-2:22 PM: “Soundtrack For A Revolution” tells the story of the American Civil Rights Movement through the powerful music that emerged out of it, by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman.

2:30-4:00 PM: “Marvin Gaye: What’s Goin On” is a documentary on the iconic R&B artist by Director Sam Pollard who is editor for Spike Lee and an NYU film professor and filmmaker.

4:15-5:35 PM: “Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks” An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks, a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician, and filmmaker. Directed by Craig Laurence Rice, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s line producer Bruce Nalepinski.

7:15-8:32 PM: “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert” is a documentary on the artist Winfred Rembert, whose paintings depicted bigotry in America in the latter part of the 20th century. The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring the film’s producer Vivian Ducat and the artist himself, Winfred Rembert!

Sunday, October 4 continues this year’s theme with two films about two legendary African American performers, reggae innovator Bob Marley and blues queen Bessie Smith. However, the day’s screening opens with a remembrance in tribute to civil rights activist Julian Bond who passed away in August of this year:

1:30-2:04 PM: “Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement” is a documentary film by Eduardo Montes-Bradley. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, “The Past, the Present Work of Julian Bond and How His Work Affects Today” with civil rights experts Natalie Byfield, Carol Spencer, and William Pickens III, followed by a Q&A.

2:45-5:00 PM: “Marley” is a biographical documentary about musician, revolutionary, and reggae legend Bob Marley by filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.

6:30-8:00 PM: “Bessie” is an HBO film about legendary American blues singer Bessie Smith, and focuses on her transformation as a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues." Directed by Dee Rees, Queen Latifah stars as Smith in this extraordinary film.

All films at the festival are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, however the final film “Bessie” is free and open to the public, but tax-except donations to the Southampton African American Museum at the door will be accepted and appreciated.

VIP Package

Donate $150 to the Southampton African American Museum and get an exclusive invite to the VIP Wine and Cheese Reception on Saturday, October 3, plus enjoy guaranteed admission to all film screenings and the Spoken Word and Live Jazz performance on October 2. (Package Does Not Include Thursday)

Special Package

Donate $100 to the Southampton African American Museum and get guaranteed admission to all film screenings plus the Spoken Word and Live Jazz performance on October 2.
(Package Does Not Include Thursday)

Saturday, August 02, 2014


Betty White

Queen Latifah with Dan Lauria, Craig Bierko and Bell Bellamy guest star on Hot In Cleveland.

Elka (Betty White) takes on Councilman Powell (Bill Bellamy) in a City Council debate but ends up facing his aunt (Queen Latifah) instead. Meanwhile, things heat up between Victoria (Wendie Malick) and J.J. (Dan Lauria) and Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Donald (Craig Bierko).

Queen Latifah guest stars on an all new episode of “Hot in Cleveland” and shares words of wisdom with Elka during her political debate. 

Wednesday, August 6th at 10pm ET/PT followed by an all new episode of “Jennifer Falls” at 10:30pm ET/PT 

Photo Courtesy Of: TV Land 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Queen Latifah

With a hit daytime talk show under her belt and more projects in her back pocket, Queen Latifah is all smiles as she graces the latest cover of JET magazine.

This issue of the publication focuses on faith and spirituality, and the former rap star turned media mogul opens up about the time her faith was truly tested while also providing updates on her family and exciting new business ventures.

On when her faith was most challenged

“The biggest thing to ever test my personal faith was the loss of my brother in a motorcycle accident… I believed it ruined my life. I probably had a five-year interruption in any type of personal growth. There were some things I didn’t learn in my twenties because I was disconnected emotionally. I could only get so close or feel so much.”

How she was able to move forward

“I fell in love. It was like a circuit breaker had switched off.”

On having children

“I’ve wanted to adopt since I was 18 because I grew up with friends who could’ve used good parents. Maybe it’s my romanticism of after-school specials where someone would adopt a child and life would be great afterward. I have a lot of love to give.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2009




Rosie O'Donnell

Judy Gold

Chita Rivera

Jonathan Groff

Montego Glover

Shoshana Bean

Nikki Blonsky

Linda Dano And Rosie O'Donnell

Melinda Doolittle

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah along with Melinda Doolittle, Chita Rivera, Judy Gold, Linda Dano, Jonathan Groff, Nikki Blonsky, Montego Glover and Shoshana Bean were snapped backstage at Rosie's Bway Extravaganza at the Palace Theatre in New York City. The Evening benefits Rosie's Broadway Kids with star-studded tribute performances that honored Queen Latifah. Rosie's Broadway Kids is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. Using professional teaching artists, Rosie's Broadway Kids provides instruction in dance and music and a professional theater experience for children who might otherwise not have the opportunity.

Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009




Isaac Mizrahi

Samantha Mathis

Blake Lewis

Lisa Edelstein

Cheyenne Jackson

Tyson Beckford

Mickey Boardman

Patricia Field With Anna Sui

Charlotte Ronson

Sean Lennon With Charlotte Kemp Muhl

Amanda Lepore


Queen Latifah

Lydia Hearst

Lydia Hearst along with Estelle, Queen Latifah,Isaac Mizrahi, Amanda Lepore, Sean Lennon With Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Patricia Field, Anna Sui, Cheyenne Jackson and many other stars attended the PAPER Magazine & HP 25th Anniversary Gala at The New York Public Library in New York City last night.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Sunday, January 18, 2009



Queen Latifah

Star Jones

Magic Johnson And Cookie Johnson

Samuel L. Jackson

Mary J. Blidge

Angela Bassett

Beautiful Angela Bassett looked fantastic for the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Mary J. Bilge really stole the night in her long red gown. Samuel L. Jackson was also there dressed to the hill in the cold Washington weather. Magic Johnson and his stunning wife Cookie Johnson also showed up to help celebrate. We were very happy to see former View Host Star Jones. She still looks like a star. Queen Latifah was there and was all smiles. She always smiles. We love that about her. Ne-Yo showed up and looked very dapper in his suit and top hat. Our Retna photographer and friend Walter McBride really out did himself with these great photos.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


Jennie Garth

Teri Hatcher

Chandra Wilson

Paris Hilton

Queen Latifah

The Batman sequel The Dark Knight walked away with a handful of prizes to steal the show at the 35th annual People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles California last night. The action film claimed Favorite Superhero, Favorite Movie, Favorite Onscreen Match-Up, Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Cast at the climax of the event. Batman's Christian Bale and co-star Aaron Eckhart and director Christopher Nolan were given a lengthy standing ovation as they took to the stage at the Shrine Auditorium, and then Bale remembered his Joker, Heath Ledger, in his brief acceptance speech. He said, "Here’s to Heath," as he raised one of the awards the cast and crew were presented with to the heavens. The Dark Knight was the last film Ledger completed.Carrie Underwood was a triple threat at the prizegiving, claiming a trio of big prizes.The country star claimed the Favorite Country Singer, Favorite Country Song and Favorite Star Under 35 accolades, and also performed at the glitzy Shrine Auditorium prizegiving. R&B star Chris Brown, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie and The Secret Life of Bees were all double winners, while Meryl Streep won a rare musical honor when her rendition of Abba’s Mamma Mia, from the movie musical of the same name, earned her the Favorite Song From A Soundtrack award. Queen Latifah, who hosted the event, was stunned when her film The Secret Life of Bees won the Favorite Film (Drama) award, while Wall-E was named Favorite Family Movie and 27 Dresses claimed the night’s Favorite Film (Comedy) prize. In the television categories, Two & A Half Men was named Favorite TV Comedy, while medical show House picked up the Favorite TV Drama honor.The award winners were: Favorite Funny Male Star - Adam Sandler Favorite Star Under 35 - Carrie Underwood Favorite Competition/Reality Show - Dancing With The Stars Favorite Talk Show Host - Ellen DeGeneres Favorite Combined Forces - No Air by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown Favorite Male Singer - Chris Brown Favorite Movie Comedy - 27 Dresses Favorite Female Movie Star - Reese Witherspoon Favorite Family Movie - Wall-E Favorite Male Movie Star - Will Smith Favorite R&B Song - No One by Alicia Keys Favorite Leading Man - Brad Pitt Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show - Heroes Favorite Male Action Star - Will Smith Favorite Female Action Star - Angelina Jolie Favorite Pop Song - I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry Favorite Game Show - Deal Or No Deal Favorite TV Drama Diva - Kyra Sedgwick (as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson in The Closer) Favorite Hip-Hop Song - Low by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain Favorite Funny Female Star - Tina Fey Favorite Song From A Soundtrack - Mamma Mia by Meryl Streep Favorite Animated Comedy - The Simpsons Favorite Rock Song - All Summer Long by Kid Rock Favorite Male TV Star - Hugh Laurie Favorite Female Singer - Carrie Underwood Favorite Country Song - Carrie Underwood Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star - Robin Williams (for Law & Order: SUV) Favorite Leading Lady - Kate Hudson Favorite Movie (Drama) - The Secret Life of Bees Favorite Independent Movie - The Secret Life of Bees Favorite Female TV Star - Christina Applegate Favorite TV Drama - House Favorite New TV Comedy - Gary Unmarried Favorite New TV Drama - The Mentalist Favorite TV Comedy - Two & A Half Men


David Charvet And Brooke Burke

David Boreanaz

Lisa Edelstein

Conchata Ferrell

The Rascal Flatts

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah gets thrown into a car by security, well, at least that is what is kinda looked like as the security from the Hip Night Club Hyde Lounge tries to protect her from the paparazzi after she partied there last night in West Hollywood, California. Queen Latifah was all smiles however as he put her into an arm lock to protect her face from the flashes. Queen Latifah wore a stripped shirt and a fedora hat with sunglasses. The Queen went to see Janet Jackson perform earlier at the Staples Center and later attended the after party at the famed nightclub.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Singer-actress Queen Latifah is the latest nice celebrity to offer out of control Britney Spears a retreat, asking the fallen toxic star to go home with her.The Chicago star has been watching all of Spears’ problems unfold, and she feels compelled to offer the singer her help and mental support.This comes only a day after Spears’ paparazzi arrival outside a very important Los Angeles custody hearing that cost the star all her visitation rights with sons Sean Preston and Jayden James for another month.The Los Angeles Commissioner overseeing Spears’ custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline has ruled the singer will have to wait until the next hearing on February 19th to ask for access to her kids after she failed to actually attend the hearing on Monday. She arrived at the courthouse, posed for pictures and left. And Latifah, real name Dana Owens, isn’t surprised that so many celebrities are offering Spears help, while others appear to be chiding and poking fun. She says, "A lot of us can relate to each other. Look how many people just want to take Britney home and give her a place to sleep and rest and talk her down."Everybody wants to help this girl… We understand the pressures we deal with and realize up underneath all that star stuff we’re normal people with normal problems."We’d rather support each other than tear each other down."