Queen Latifah to Find Romance With Common Queen Latifah is preparing to hate neither the player nor the game in her next project, Just Wright, a romance in which she'll star opposite Common. Latifah's character is "a sports trainer who finds herself falling in love with a professional basketball player while rehabilitating him from a career-threatening injury."
The celebrity-fragrance train shows no sign of slowing down — but it is making a stop at Latifah City. This August, Queen Latifah's fragrance, appropriately named Queen, will debut at Macy's, Bon-Ton, and Dillard's.
The multi-talented star says she tried more than four dozen scents before settling on the final formulation, which she calls a "warm and sexy" scent. “Queen doesn’t smell like anything else," she told WWD. "That’s what you’re setting out to do — to create something unique. People tend to want to borrow from what’s popular, and me, I try to be a pioneer, a trendsetter.”
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Queen Latifah is preparing to hate neither the player nor the game in her next project, Just Wright, a romance in which she'll star opposite Common. Latifah's character is "a sports trainer who finds herself falling in love with a professional basketball player while rehabilitating him from a career-threatening injury."
I'm interested to see Queen Latifah play one half of a lead couple in a romantic movie — more often than not, she plays a sassy supporting character. With the right (or "Wright" . . . oh, man, that's the Friday talking) material, she can be really engaging onscreen. I wonder what the dynamics will be like between Latifah and Common. Do you think they make a good movie couple?
"I was a kid, and I had no power or control over the situation. I really wish I'd had the strength and the knowledge to say something sooner, because I always wondered, 'did he do that to someone else?' But I accept that the time for action has come and gone."
— Queen Latifah tells Essence magazine in its July issue that she was sexually abused as a child by a teenage babysitter. Like many adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this caused her, she says, to be wary of others and to have commitment issues.
Fresh off turning heads at the Cannes Film Festival, Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt were at the perfume industry FiFi Awards in NYC last night. Paris took home the prize for female celebrity fragrance of the year and also talked about why Doug is too good for The Hills. She said, "The show is, like, so lame and fake. He doesn't even want to be a part of it. They make up relationships when they’re not there, and he just thinks it's lame. I've never seen the show in my life. I have no idea what it's about. But he just thought it was cheesy." Paris also mentioned that Doug will making an appearance on the second season of Paris Hilton's My New BFF, so apparently he hasn't entirely lost his taste for reality TV.
Last week we got a glimpse of Zac Efron and Nicole Richie filming a Funny or Die video in LA, and here it is! The story centers a pool party at Zac's house with a lot of familiar faces including Vanessa Hudgens, Nicole, Joel, Carmen Electra, Queen Latifah, and many more. Everything gets a lot more interesting when Zac's uncle and his girlfriend show up. We had high hopes for this celebrity-filled video so tell us — is Zac's pool party funny or not so much?
- Woody Allen has added Nicole Kidman into the cast of his as-yet-untitled next project which already included Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. — Reuters
- Queen Latifah will star in the romantic comedy Just Wright, described as "a modern-day Cinderella tale." — Variety
- Summit Entertainment has picked up feature-film rights to the book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, which insinuates that Harry Houdini acted as a spy for Britain. — ComingSoon
- Summit is also in the process of picking up Marc Haimes' original screenplay Elevator Men, a dark thriller which "takes a less romanticized look at the human-vampire interactions." — The Hollywood Reporter
- Amber Tamblyn and Orlando Bloom are in talks to star as a mysterious stranger and a policeman in the movie Main Street. — Zap2It
- NBC has pulled The Chopping Block and replaced it with repeats of Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
- Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, Alpha Dog) has signed on to direct the conservation-themed drama Peaceable Kingdom. — ComingSoon
- Fox's Summer schedule includes a medical show called Mental and more Hell's Kitchen. — Zap2it
- Lionsgate has acquired the feature rights to the stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. — Variety
Although I don't know her, I apologize to Queen Latifah for posting this less-than-flattering profile shot. It's just that her hairstyle was so lovely from the side that I wanted everyone to enjoy the simple twist at the nape of her neck.And, while we're not looking at her mouth midsentence, let's focus on how long her lashes look with those eyes closed. Back to front, we see that she has some pale shadow that gets darker at the edge of her eyes, lined glossy lips, and a smile. Do you like her smooth style or were you hoping for bolder makeup from this Cover Girl?
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Halle Berry met up with Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson yesterday afternoon for ESSENCE magazine's Black Women in Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. There's extra cause for celebration this year, as it's only the second time in Oscars history that two black women, Taraji and Viola Davis, are nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress. As someone with her own statue at home, Halle probably has a great deal of guidance to offer first-timer Taraji — starting with how to pick a memorable gown.