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Queen Latifah to host Hollywood Film Awards show on Nov. 14

Queen Latifah to host Hollywood Film Awards show on Nov. 14

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) --Actress, musician and talk-show host Queen Latifah is to preside over next month's Hollywood Film Awards ceremony, CBS announced Friday.
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Rene Russo details longtime struggle with bipolar disorder

Rene Russo details longtime struggle with bipolar disorder

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) --Rene Russo revealed that she has long struggled with bipolar disorder during an interview for "The Queen Latifah Show" that will air later this month.
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Freddie Prinze Jr.'s daughter 'loves bad guys'

Freddie Prinze Jr.'s daughter 'loves bad guys'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) --Freddie Prinze Jr. said his 5-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was excited to learn about his role voicing a 'Star Wars' cartoon character.
Danielle Haynes
Lindsay Price expecting second child with Curtis Stone

Lindsay Price expecting second child with Curtis Stone

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and actress Lindsay Price have another bun the oven.
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Ice Cube planning third 'Barbershop' film

Ice Cube planning third 'Barbershop' film

March 27 (UPI) -- The rapper-turned-actor will reprise his role as Calvin Palmer.

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Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
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Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Queen Latifah starts Super Bowl with 'America the Beautiful' [VIDEO]

Queen Latifah starts Super Bowl with 'America the Beautiful' [VIDEO]

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A children's chorus helped Queen Latifah kick off the Super Bowl with a rendition of "America the Beautiful."
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Macklemore under fire for 2009 tweet: 'Bush knocked down the towers'

Macklemore under fire for 2009 tweet: 'Bush knocked down the towers'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Macklemore has come under fire as an old post from his verified Twitter account has shed light on his conspiracy-theorist ways.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis thank DeGeneres for support

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis thank DeGeneres for support

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis thanked Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday in Los Angeles for her support of their song "Same Love" before it became a hit.
Queen Latifah to sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

Queen Latifah to sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Queen Latifah will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the NFL said.
28.5M tune in for Grammy Awards show

28.5M tune in for Grammy Awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- About 28.5 million viewers in the United States tuned in for Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony, CBS announced Monday.
Ryan Lewis' sister was among 33 couples to wed at Grammys

Ryan Lewis' sister was among 33 couples to wed at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ryan Lewis' sister, Laura, and her boyfriend were among the 33 couples married during Lewis' performance of the song "Same Love" at the Grammys in Los Angeles.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform as Queen Latifah officiates mass wedding

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform as Queen Latifah officiates mass wedding

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah married 33 couples of different races and sexual orientations during Sunday night's Grammy Awards.
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Queen Latifah arrives at the Fidelity Futurestage Finale Gala for New York public school students making their Broadway debut at Sardi's in New York on June 15, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, actress and singer. Queen Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.

Queen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Rita, a schoolteacher who worked at Irvington High School, and Lancelot Owens, Sr, a police officer. Her parents divorced when Latifah was ten. Latifah was raised in the Baptist church. Her stage name, Latifah (لطيفة), meaning "delicate" and "very kind" in Arabic, was given to her by her cousin when she was eight. Always a large girl, the 5'10" tall Latifah was a power forward on her high school basketball team. She performed the number "Home" from the musical The Wiz in a high school play.

Latifah started beatboxing for the rap group Ladies Fresh. Latifah was one of the members of the original version of the Flavor Unit, which, at that time, was a crew of MCs grouped around producer DJ Mark the 45 King. In 1988, DJ Mark the 45 King heard a demo version of Latifah's single "Princess of the Posse" and gave the demo to Fab Five Freddy, who was the host of Yo! MTV Raps.

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