Queen Latifah

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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Nature of a Sista (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records.

Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the Billboard Hot 100. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, in 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film Chicago (2002), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album in 2004. In 2007 and 2009, she released two more studio albums – Trav'lin' Light and Persona. She created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS. She has appeared in a number of films, such as Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007), Joyful Noise (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Girls Trip (2017). Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. Since 2016, she has starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star.

She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.[3] Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.

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Hairspray is a 2007 musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name.
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Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
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Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American computer animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz is a 2005 American-Canadian fantasy television film directed by Kirk Thatcher and starring Ashanti and The Muppets with supporting roles done by Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino, David Alan Grier, and Queen Latifah.

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Queen Latifah's mother dies after battle with heart condition
  –  March 22, 2018
March 22 (UPI) --Queen Latifah's mother, Rita Owens ... Seventeen unit BSS releases 'Just Do It' music video 11 hours ago ago March 21 (UPI) -- Seungkwan, Hoshi and DK take to the stage in a video for their debut song as a Seventeen subunit.
All Hail The Queen: Happy Birthday To The Iconic Queen Latifah
  –  March 18, 2018
Drapped in Afrocentric garb with a loud crown that compliments her sweeping facial lineaments, Queen Latifah entered the 90s as a femcee ... into a more sensual artist by incorporating blooming music genres New Jack Swing, along with hints of r&b and ...
North Jersey Federal Credit Union Celebrates New Jersey’s Woman History Makers including EO Star Queen Latifah
  –  March 14, 2018
These women’s talents and actions influenced history, music, sports, and government ... Some women who will be featured include Annie Oakley, Queen Latifah, Maya Angelou, Loretta Switt, Meryl Streep, Christine Todd Whitman, Donna Weinbrecht, Esther ...
Queen Latifah's Mother, Rita Owens, Has Passed Away After A Long Battle With Heart Failure
  –  March 22, 2018
She was 69 years old. We’re sad to report that Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, passed away on Wednesday. Queen shared the news via a statement to PEOPLE Magazine. “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away ...
Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, dies after battling heart failure
  –  March 22, 2018
After more than a decade of battling heart failure, Rita Owens, the mother of actress, rapper and singer Queen Latifah, has died. Latifah issued a statement Wednesday confirming the news to Essence. >> Read more trending news “As a caregiver – it’s ...
Queen Latifah’s Mother Has Died
  –  March 22, 2018
Sad news for Queen Latifah. The veteran rapper's mother, Rita Owens, died on Wednesday (March 21) after struggling with a heart condition for more than 10 years. Latifah broke the news in a statement given to People, saying, "It is with a heavy heart that ...
Queen Latifah's Mom Dies After Long Battle With Heart Condition
  –  March 22, 2018
Queen Latifah's mother, Rita Owens, passed away on Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for years, People reports. “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” Latifah said in a statement.
Queen Latifah’s Mother, “The Love Of My Life,” Has Died After 14-Year Battle With Heart Failure
  –  March 22, 2018
For as long as Queen Latifah has been in the spotlight, she’s proudly shared it with her mother, Rita Owens. Sadly, the actress and singer announced on Wednesday night that her 69-year-old mother passed away after a 14-year battle with heart failure.
Queen Latifah's Emotional Tribute to Her Late Mom Will Break Your Heart in 2
  –  March 22, 2018
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. Queen Latifah is mourning the loss of her mother, Rita Owens. On Wednesday, the rapper and actress released a statement to E! News about the death of her mom who had battled a heart ...
Queen Latifah Mourns the Death of Her Mom
  –  March 22, 2018
The 'Girls Trip' star confirmed her mother died on Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for many years. Is Kate Middleton Still Making Public Appearances? Middleton showed off her baby bump in a pale green spring maternity outfit from designer ...
Queen Latifah's Mom Rita Owens Dies After Long Battle With Heart Condition
  –  March 22, 2018
The starlet spoke to People, confirming the tragic death of her mother in a statement: "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today. Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth.
Queen Latifah's Mother, Rita Owens, A Wayne Native, Dies: Reports
  –  March 22, 2018
WAYNE, NJ — Rita Owens, a former township resident and Bergen County restaurant owner, died Wednesday, according to reports. Owens suffered from heart failure. She was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2004, according to the Washington Post. Owens ...
Queen Latifah Speaks Out After Her Mom Rita Owens' Death
  –  March 22, 2018
Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother. Rita Owen passed away this week after struggling with a heart condition for years. Celebrity Deaths in 2018 “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens, passed away today.
Queen Latifah's mom, Rita Owens, has died
  –  March 22, 2018
Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother. In a statement, the singer and actress says Rita Owens died Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for many years. The statement did not given her mother's age or say where the death occurred.
Queen Latifah's mother dies after battle with heart condition
  –  March 22, 2018
March 22 (UPI) --Queen Latifah's mother, Rita Owens, died Wednesday after a long struggle with a heart condition. "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today," Latifah said in a statement to People. "Anyone that ...
Queen Latifah Mourns the Death of Her Mother Rita Owens
  –  March 22, 2018
Queen Latfiah's mother, Rita Owens, has died after struggling with a heart condition for many years. The Girls Trip star confirmed the news on Wednesday, sharing the heartbreaking news in a statement given to ET. "It is with a heavy heart that I share the ...
Queen Latifah Announces Her Mom's Death With Emotional Tribute
  –  March 22, 2018
Queen Latifah is mourning the loss of her mom. The actress shared news of Rita Owen's death in a statement to E! News on Wednesday, saying, "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today. Anyone that has ever met ...
Queen Latifah's Mother Rita Owens Has Died After Struggling with a Heart Condition
  –  March 22, 2018
Queen Latifah is saying goodbye to the person she loved the most. Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, passed away on Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for more than a decade, she announced in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. “It is with a ...
Lifetime Sets Production Deals With Queen Latifah, Toni Braxton, Sets ‘You’ Premiere Date
  –  March 15, 2018
Lifetime has signed major production deals with both Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton, the network announced Thursday as part of its upfront presentation. Latifah will serve as executive producer of the documentary “Where Did the Women of Hip Hop Go?
Queen Latifah named Carnival Horizon godmother
  –  March 1, 2018
Actress, rapper and producer Queen Latifah will be the godmother for the Carnival Horizon. In addition to naming the ship, Latifah will participate in a special "Lip Sync Battle" showcase during an invitation-only overnight gala on the Horizon on May 23.
Queen Latifah to star in real-life drama Hope's Wish; script to be penned by writer of Brokeback Mountain
  –  February 27, 2018
The filming is scheduled to start on 9 April in Charlotte, North Carolina, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Laurie Collyer, who directed the Maggie Gyllenhaal drama Sherrybaby, will helm the project, with the script penned by Diana Ossana, who won an Oscar ...
Queen Latifah Set to Star in True-Life Drama Hope’s Wish
  –  February 26, 2018
Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced today that Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah is set to star in the inspirational true-life drama Hope’s Wish. Los Angeles-based finance and production company ...
Tiffany Haddish hilariously recalls meeting Queen Latifah
  –  February 16, 2018
Tiffany Haddish is using her lady mouth to recount her first interaction with Girls Trip costar Queen Latifah. In EW’s exclusive sneak peek at Sunday’s season premiere of Uncensored, TV One’s celebrity-focused biography series, the comedian and ...
Rutgers University - Newark Announces Queen Latifah as Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
  –  February 8, 2018
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Queen Latifah, Anita Hill to speak at Rutgers commencement ceremonies
  –  February 7, 2018
Susan Snyder has covered education for the Inquirer since 1998. She currently covers higher education. She was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2012. Queen Latifah, a Newark native, will serve as Rutgers University ...
'America's Got Talent' Might Replace Mel B With Queen Latifah
  –  February 5, 2018
For the past few years, NBC's summer talent competition series America's Got Talent has become a revolving door for on-air talent. The spiciest member of America's Got Talent's on-air judging team might be replaced soon. TMZ has learned that show producers ...
Queen Latifah To Replace Spice Girl Mel B On ‘America’s Got Talent’?
  –  February 4, 2018
Important Hip-Hop news for those of you who still watch America’s Most Wanted. Word is former Spice Girls singer Mel B will be getting the boot, and will hopefully be replaced by Queen Latifah, if producer’s get their way. However, it’s not like ...

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