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Bullock And Latifah Named Women Of The Year

1st November 2006

Hollywood stars SANDRA BULLOCK and QUEEN LATIFAH were named Women Of The Year at the American edition of Glamour magazine's annual awards on Monday (30OCT06). Bullock was honoured as The Undercover Activist for her quiet...

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Latifah's Charity Pledge

1st November 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH handed out $150,000 (GBP83,000) to a women's charity after being moved by its work rescuing girls from prostitution in south-east Asia. The actress/rapper heard about the work of Cambodian activist SOMALY MAM and...

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Oprah's Doctor Helped Queen Latifah Quit Smoking

6th September 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH has publicly thanked OPRAH WINFREY for helping her to quit smoking. The CHICAGO star, a self-confessed "avid watcher" of Winfrey's daily talk show, was so distressed when guest DR MEHMET OZ showed the...

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Janney Joins Cast Of Hairspray

30th August 2006

ALLISON JANNEY is leaving White House drama THE WEST WING far behind and joining the cast of the big screen version of HAIRSPRAY. Janney, who has won four Emmy Awards for her role as White...

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Walken Teams Up With Travolta For Hairspray

17th August 2006

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN is set to play JOHN TRAVOLTA's husband in the big screen adaptation of HAIRSPRAY. The PULP FICTION star is replacing JIM BROADBENT, who was originally cast as WILBUR TURNBLAD. Walken will join Travolta,...

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Duncan Ditches Bodyguard Duty For Films

14th August 2006

THE GREEN MILE star MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN was a bodyguard for top Hollywood stars before deciding to try his own luck as an actor. The beefy 360 pound (163 kilograms) star watched over celebrities including...

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Broadbent To Play Travolta's Hairspray Husband

7th August 2006

British actor JIM BROADBENT has been added to the cast of movie musical HAIRSPRAY after beating BILLY CRYSTAL to play JOHN TRAVOLTA's husband. Oscar-winning IRIS star Broadbent will play WILBUR TURNBLAD, the father of the...

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Izzard Slams Travolta's Transvestite Performance

26th July 2006

British funnyman EDDIE IZZARD has blasted JOHN TRAVOLTA's portrayal of a transvestite in cult comedy HAIRSPRAY as cliched - before the actor has even begun filming his role. Travolta has signed up to bend genders...

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Hairspray Says Goodbye To Baltimore

20th July 2006

The producers of much-anticipated movie musical HAIRSPRAY have upset film fans in Baltimore, Maryland by deciding to shoot the project in Canada. The original Hairspray movie and hit Broadway musical were set in Baltimore, where...

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Russell Joins The Covergirls

18th July 2006

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III star KERI RUSSELL has joined the ranks of the beauties at cosmetics firm Covergirl. The actress joins CHRISTIE BRINKLEY and QUEEN LATIFAH as the company's latest spokesmodel, showing off the new Outlast...

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Pfeiffer Set To Sing In Hairspray

17th July 2006

MICHELLE PFEIFFER has joined the cast of the forthcoming big screen version of HAIRSPRAY as villain VELMA VON TUSSEL. The star joins JOHN TRAVOLTA, QUEEN LATIFAH, AMANDA BYNES and newcomer NIKKI BLONSKY, who'll play...

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Duff Sprays Hairspray On Broadway

13th June 2006

HILARY DUFF's older sister is heading for the limelight after signing on to star in hit Broadway, New York musical HAIRSPRAY. HAYLIE DUFF will play make her Broadway debut as bitch AMBER VON TUSSLE next...

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Unknown Teen Lands Hairspray Lead

9th June 2006

Unknown teenager NIKKI BLONSKY has landed the role of a lifetime - as the chubby star of the HAIRSPRAY movie remake. The 17-year-old New Yorker will play hefty heroine TRACY TURNBLAD in the star-studded new...

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Queen Latifah To Become Senator?

9th June 2006

Rapper and actress QUEEN LATIFAH is considering turning to politics and running for the US Senate. The rapper - real name DANA OWENS - was making an appearance on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to...

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Bynes Added To Hairspray Cast

8th June 2006

Teen queen AMANDA BYNES has been added to the cast of movie musical HAIRSPRAY, taking over the role LESLIE ANN POWERS played in the 1988 JOHN WATERS original. As perky PENNY PINGLETON, Bynes joins an...

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Queen Latifah Supports Music Mogul Friend In Court

7th June 2006

Rapper/actress QUEEN LATIFAH was in court yesterday (06JUN06) to see her friend, hip-hop manager JIMMY 'HENCHMAN' ROSEMOND, sentenced for misdemeanour assault. Rosemond, manager of rapper THE GAME, received just three years of unsupervised probation and...

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Latifah + Foxx Team Up For Aids Drama

25th May 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH and JAMIE FOXX are teaming up to produce a new hard-hitting TV drama about the HIV crisis in the black community. Latifah, real name DANA OWENS, will also star in the TV film,...

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Romano Refused To Meet Queen Latifah

15th April 2006

Actor RAY ROMANO refused to meet QUEEN LATIFAH when he spotted her dining in a restaurant, because he didn't want to ruin the chemistry the two had established on-screen. The pair co-star in ICE AGE:...

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Queen Latifah To Star As Welfare Queen

12th April 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH will star in WELFARE QUEEN, a fact-based story of a woman who scammed the welfare system out of a fortune. This is the first film her production company, Flavor Unit, is making with...

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Latifah Plans To Adopt

6th April 2006

LATEST: QUEEN LATIFAH has elaborated on her motherhood claims by revealing she plans to join the Hollywood singles who have adopted children. The rapper/actress shocked fans last month (MAR06) when she revealed she was getting...

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The Things They Say 1721

25th March 2006

"It was the hair. I was like, 'The hair is getting better and better, I've got a little TINA TURNER in there when she was in MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME'." QUEEN LATIFAH explains the attraction...

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Latifah Plans Motherhood

23rd March 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH is putting her music and movie career on hold so she can become a mum. The rapper/actress has given herself a 12 months to realise her lifelong dream of motherhood - and she...

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Latifah: 'I Like A Big Butt'

22nd March 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH is thrilled with her new animated mammoth character in ICE AGE 2 because it's the first time she's had "booty". The actress/rapper insists she has never been complimented on her rear - and...

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Jolie Named Top Lesbian Lover

17th March 2006

Actress ANGELINA JOLIE has been voted the ultimate lesbian lover by readers of gay magazine Diva. The sultry star topped the list of women lesbians most want to go to bed with, in the magazine's...

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Queen Latifah Splashes Out On Gold Tooth

16th March 2006

Rapper QUEEN LATIFAH blew all of the money she earned from her first album buying a Jeep - and splashing out on a gold tooth. The musician was only in her teens when she first...

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Queen Latifah Creates Make-up Line

15th March 2006

QUEEN LATIFAH has created her own make-up line, the Cover Girl Queen Collection, for women of colour. The singer is one of the faces of Cover Girl cosmetics and has teamed with the company to...

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Oscar Nominee Wears Beads To The Oscars

6th March 2006

Best Song Oscar nominee KATHLEEN `BIRD' YORK was forced to wear cheap beads to the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06) because the budget on CRASH couldn't stretch to hire diamonds for her. The IN THE...

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Travolta To Play A Housewife

3rd March 2006

Movie star JOHN TRAVOLTA is set to display his versatility by playing a housewife in the screen version of HAIRSPRAY - his first musical since 1978 film GREASE. The 52-year-old actor is preparing to take...

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The Things They Say 1217

8th February 2006

" You know, I won one of the damn things and I still can't figure it out." Grammy winner QUEEN LATIFAH, when asked what the difference was between Album of the Year, Song of...

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Prince Gives New Protege A Boost + Thrills Fans At Show

28th January 2006

Reclusive pop superstar PRINCE gave his latest protege TAMAR a boost on Tuesday night (24JAN06) when he joined her onstage at Los Angeles club the Roxy. The sultry singer was playing a showcase concert...

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