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Queen Latifah to produce and star in Bessie Smith HBO biopic

Queen Latifah will star in and executive produce an untitled biopic of iconic blues singer Bessie Smith for HBO.

Dee Rees (Pariah) will write and direct the story of Smith’s personal life and rise to fame and success in the 1920s and 1930s, based in part on Chris Albertson’s biography Bessie. HBO Films is producing the film in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and The Zanuck Company. The role seems like a perfect fit for the talk-show host, who launched a successful acting career in 2002 with an Oscar-nominated performance in Chicago after a Grammy-winning music career.

Queen Latifah-produced 'Single Ladies' revived at BET's Centric

VH1 may have axed rom-com series Single Ladies from their lineup in February, but the show about three best friends working in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity has just received a second life on BET’s sister network, Centric.
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Josh Hutcherson, Queen Latifah to honor teens at HALO Awards

Josh Hutcherson and Queen Latifah will help honor four teenagers at the awards show founded by Nick Cannon, which is set to be broadcast live for the first time.

Nickelodeon announced Monday that the Hunger Games actor and rapper-actress will present trophies at the fifth annual TeenNick HALO Awards, which recognize teen volunteers for outstanding community service. The honors will be presented during a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium on Nov. 17 and broadcast live on Nick at Nite. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' remake: Watch trailer here

Need a good cry? The first trailer for Lifetime’s all-African-American remake of Steel Magnolias has arrived. In addition to Queen Latifah, who executive produces and stars as M’Lynn (the Sally Field character), the remake stars Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle, and Condola Rashad as Shelby.

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Queen Latifah to star in Lifetime's all-African-American 'Steel Magnolias'

Queen Latifah is joining the star-studded cast for Lifetime’s all-African-American Steel Magnolias reboot as M’Lynn, the character played by Sally Field in the 1989 feature film of the same name. Condola Rashad will play her diabetes-stricken daughter, Shelby (played by Julia Roberts), and Rashad’s mother Phylicia will reinterpret the role of Clairee (portrayed by Olympia Dukakis). Alfre Woodard will tackle the irascible Ouiser, who was unforgettably played by Shirley MacLaine, Jill Scott looks to fill Dolly Parton’s shoes as understanding hairdresser Truvy, and Pariah breakout Adepero Oduye will play insecure newcomer Annelle, made famous by Daryl Hannah. READ FULL STORY

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