Friday, November 15, 2013

‘The Queen Latifah Show’ grabs #1 new talk show honor

Queen Latifah interviews Will Smith co-executive producer of "The Queen Latifah Show."

CBS’ ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ grabs #1 new talk show honor *“It’s fantastic,” said Emmy/Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah about her talk show on CBS, “The Queen Latifah Show,” grabbing the #1 new day-time talk show in America honor. “It’s a testament to the need in day-time television. It’s…fun, informative, there’s craziness…”

“The Queen Latifah Show” is a variety talk show that showcase’ her unbelievable range of talents as an entertainment legend who raps, sings, produces (record, television), acts, and models. The show is executive produced by five-time Emmy Award winner Corin Nelson (“Chelsea Lately,” “Rosie O’Donnell Show”) and produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, headed by her partner Shakim Compere (Beauty Shop, Brotherly Love); Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment (I Am Legend) headed by Miguel Melendez (president) and co-owned with Ken Stovitz and James Lassiter – Lassiter manages Jada Pickett-Smith’s Rock band Witched Wisdom with Melendez, and Sony Pictures Television. “The Queen Latifah Show” is syndicated and airs on CBS at 9am and on other networks across the country.
This month “The Queen Latifah Show” debuts its set designed by four-time Grammy winning Rock legend and designer Lenny Kravitz called “Big Sexy.”  Guests this month include LL Cool J, Kerry Washington, Vince Vaughn, Taye Diggs, Johnny Knoxville, Ray Romano, Whoopi Goldberg, James Blunt, Jewell and many more.
“He’s been able to bring a mutual sense of style that I love, modern architecture,” said Queen about Lenny’s set design. “It’s one of the most gorgeous sets on television. It’s not your typical colors or styles. Its modern furniture…like my home…it’s similar to my home. I’ve been a fan of his for many years and I’m honored to be his first set design for television.”
Queen will also announce this month the million-dollar winner of the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.
In Latifah’s career she has garnered a Golden Globe Award; two Screen Actors Guild Awards; two NAACP Image Awards, and six Grammy nominations. Her company, Flavor Unit’s credits include Joyful Noise starring Queen and Dolly Parton, and Ice Age, also starring Latifah. 

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