Queen Latifah's cup runneth over. The rapper turned actress, turned television mogul has yet another hat to place atop her perfectly coiffed tresses. The Covergirl’s new show, “The Queen Latifah Show”has been picked up by CBS and will air on 16 of their owned and operated stations in the fall of 2013.
According to Deadline.com, “‘The Queen Latifah Show’ will feature celebrity interviews, human interest stories, comedy, pop culture and musical performances. It is expected to showcase Queen Latifah’s talents, blending comedy and music into her hosting duties.”
In a partnership with SONY TV, as well as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen’s show is a rarity for CBS. The network typically uses shoes from their own distribution like, “Judge Judy,” “Dr. Phil” and “The Doctors,” to name a few.
Queen Latifah is no stranger to breaking ground, so her new venture will be a familiar part to her overwhelming journey as an entertainer. She’s done the talk show host thing before, back in 1999 and only lasted two seasons with the then, “Queen Latifah Show,” but the old cliche–if at first you don’t succeed–led Queen to try, try again.
A North Carolina resident who is qualified to register to vote may register In-Person and vote at a One-Stop Site in the person's county of residence during the One-Stop Absentee Voting period. The One-Stop Voting period extends from 19 to 3 days before Election Day. However, there is no voter registration during the One-Stop Voting period for a Second Primary.
The process is sometimes referred to as “In-Person Registration,” but it is important to recognize that it not permitted on Election Day itself.
To use this process, a citizen must (1) go to a One-Stop Voting Site in the county of residence during the One Stop Absentee Voting period, (2) fill out a voter registration application, and (3) provide proof of residency by showing the elections official an appropriate form of identification with the citizen’s current name and current address. The new registrant may vote ONLY at a One-Stop Absentee Voting Site in the county of registration during One-Stop Absentee Voting period and not on Election Day.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
A North Carolina driver’s license with current address
A utility bill with name and current address
A telephone or mobile phone bill
An electric or gas bill
A cable television bill
A water or sewage bill
A document with name and current address from a local, state, or U.S. government agency, such as:
A government-issued photo ID
U.S. military ID
A license to hunt, fish, own a gun, etc.
A property or other tax bill
Automotive or vehicle registration
Certified documentation of naturalization
A public housing or Social Service Agency document
A check, invoice, or letter from a government agency
A birth certificate
A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student’s name and current address
A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement
If you cannot supply an acceptable form of identification for Proof-of-Residence, your registration application cannot be fully processed until the required information is provided.
Registered voters may also update their address and change vital information in an existing registration record at the One-Stop Site, but they are not allowed to change their party affiliation during the One-Stop Voting period that precedes a partisan primary.
Eminem and his "8 Mile" cast reunited to celebrate the film's 10th anniversary with a feature in Vibe's October/November issue, but the historic double issue also includes a feature withKe$ha, making her the first white female artist to land a solo cover on the magazine.
While Amy Winehouse posthumously appeared on Vibe in 2011 and Gwen Stefani shared the honor with Pharrell back in 2005, the "Tik Tok" singer becomes the first living white female artist to land the cover, marking a milestone for both herself and the magazine. True to her image, the pop singer barely conceals herself in a lacy black dress. In the feature Ke$ha opens up about the progress in her music over the past few years.
"The first record was a celebration of partying and being young, but this record's a better look at my personality," she explained, going on to address the criticism she's faced. "Whatever, I drink like a champion. But I can also do other stuff. I have a sense of humor about my lyrics. I'm not a train wreck, I'm just having fun. The first record, people tore me a new a--hole, and were f---ing steady on my balls, and tried to make me feel like I was such a piece of s---. I did some soul-searching, and realized nothing I'm doing is negative, it's actually super positive. You can change people's mood in a three-and-a-half minute song. So why not spread positive energy and be funny? Let [the haters] be miserable."
And while she has clearly proved her ability to make a good pop hit, Kesha has apparently been touted for her rapping skills as well. "The first time someone called me a rapper, I started laughing," she said. "I was shocked, and thought it was hilarious. But then, Andre 3000 was telling me how he thinks I'm a good rapper. And Wiz, who's a good friend of mine, thinks I'm a good rapper? Snoop? It's crazy and funny to me."
There are many celebrities coming out on both sides of the 2012 presidential election in support of the two candidates. President Obama has shown off Eva Longoria, Tom Hanks and George Clooney, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney boasts Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall and Kelsey Grammer.
Now Romney can add a "Clueless" woman to his roster of supporters [ba dump ching] Oh c'mon -- that joke is just begging to be made.
Actress Stacey Dash recently tweeted her support of Romney, writing, "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney." The caption accompanied the above picture. Woo woo.
Dash has also retweeted this from Romney's official Twitter account: "Women have had enough of @BarackObama's disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again.
Its safe to say that Stacey is Mitt's hottest famous suporter thus far.
UPDATE: George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara said that his client is merely "considering" suing NBC, after the New York Post reported that Zimmerman was about to move forward with a lawsuit.
O'Mara said in a statement to The Wrap: "Due in large part to NBC’s actions, George has had to live in hiding, in fear for his life. Yes, we are considering a lawsuit against NBC for defamation, and we have collaborated with outside counsel to advise Mr. Zimmerman."
EARLIER: George Zimmerman is reportedly suing NBC, NBC News president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen over the network's editing of his 911 call to police before he shot Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman killed Martin, an unarmed teenager, in February. NBC aired an edited version of his exchange with the 911 operator, which made it sound like he had volunteered that Martin was "black." In fact, Zimmerman had been responding to the operator asking whether the "suspicious person" he was calling about was "black, white or Hispanic."
Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel.
The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. He says it'll air on his new Life and Times channel.
Jay-Z's new channel is part of an original programming initiative by YouTube, owned by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. Life and Times promises a lineup of "in depth lifestyle pieces" based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.
The rapper is christening the Barclays Center with a weeklong series of shows. The arena is the home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner.
The New York Daily News reports "exclusively" that West has been RSVP'ing for this week's runway shows without a plus-one... and not telling Kim about it. A source tells the Daily News, "He didn’t think it was good for his reputation... [but] he didn’t want to hurt her feelings."
This is all hear-say, of course -- Kim might have remained stateside to attend to her own business. But given how serious Kanye is about making it in fashion (and how fashion seems to hate Kim), we wouldn't be too surprised if the rumors contain some truth.
Early Tuesday evening, University of Texas at Austin students and community members gathered under the shadow of the campus's iconic Martin Luther King Jr. statue. The Texas heat was beginning to relent, but fiery emotions in the wake of several violent incidents near campus brought the group together in order to speak out against what many are calling deep, lingering racism on and around campus. Organizers rallied participants at the statue, and two minority students spoke to the group about their recent experiences of being "bleach-bombed." The group then marched toward the West Campus neighborhood.
Over the past few weeks, reports of bleach-filled water balloons thrown from apartments in West Campus have gained attention and prompted a response from students in UT's minority communities who feel that these attacks are racially motivated.
Taylor Carr, a sophomore anthropology student, spoke to the group about her experience; bleach-filled balloons had been lobbed at her from a high apartment balcony as she walked through West Campus.
"It is people of color they are attacking in West Campus," Carr said. "Until we put pressure on the university to [protect] us, these events are going to keep happening."
Earlier in the afternoon, the university held a small press conference at which UT Chief of Police Robert Dahlstrom, Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly and Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Gregory Vincent briefly spoke about the university's response to the bleach-bombing incidents.
African and African-American studies senior Jamilah Beene was upset with the late notification that a press conference was to be held.
"If you want to reach out to the students, why were they were not invited to the press conference?" said Beene. "There was no notification to anybody on campus that this press conference was going on."
The march moved on toward the statue of Barbara Jordan, where yet two more students told their bleach-bombing stories and levied criticisms against recent racially-themed parties planned by other UT student organizations.
"We are finding that a lot of students do not know what is going on," said human development and family sciences senior Jamesha Chapple. "I wasn't bleach-ballooned, but because it happened to people I care about in this community, I am marching with them."
Chas Moore, a former UT student and community activist who has played a lead role in organizing current students' response, stood on the sidewalk and used a megaphone to address safety concerns and broadcast a pointed message to the group assembled on the street in front of him.
"This is not 1960," Moore said. "We are not going to be afraid to walk anywhere. We are not going back in time."
Singer Chris Brown is just being honest — he’s in love with two women.
The R&B star mused about his love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran in a new video to give fans a taste of “The Real Chris Brown.”
“Is there such thing as loving two people?” he asked. “I don’t know if that’s possible. But for me, I feel like that.”
Brown, 23, announced his split from Karrueche Tran on Thursday, after rumors of reconciliation with Rihanna hit a high as sources said they were spotted kissing at a Manhattan nightclub.
“When you have history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it’s kind of difficult,” he said in the video, as the footage flashed with shots of the singer guzzling champagne and dancing at nightclubs. “I’m just being real.”
Brown insists he’s “not trying to be a player,” despite reportedly cheating on his girlfriend for months with Rihanna. He was spotted slinking out of the Barbadian beauty’s Manhattan hotel this week, right before he met Tran at another hotel.
“I’m not trying to be a dog. None of that. My momma raised me differently,” Chris said. “I just care.”
A dismayed Tran took to Twitter after the video was posted, writing, “Wtf is going on?”
“Life moves on ... So let’s all,” she added.
Meanwhile, Rihanna tweeted, “Ain’t nobody bidness but me and my baby.”
"I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna," Chris Brown told Confidenti@l through his spokesman on Thursday. "I'd rather be single allowing us to be both be happy in our lives."
Brown and Rihanna split in 2009 after he famously assaulted her, a beatdown that sent the songstress to the hospital.
Things got a little out of control backstage during the taping of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (September 29). BET has now issued a statement about the brawl that broke out.
According to reports and accounts given to MTV News, it appears that members of Rick Ross' and Young Jeezy's respective camps got into a scuffle backstage in the Atlanta Civic Center, where the show was being pre-taped. There are also accounts of a separate incident between members of 50 Cent's G-Unit crew and Ross' Maybach Music squad. Various witnesses claim that shots were fired in the parking lot outside, but police told TMZ.com that it doesn't appear that that is the case. While details remain unclear, BET released a statement about the incident.
"BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past 7 years BET has celebrated the true art form of Hip Hop. Due to some misjudgment of select attendees, it is unfortunate that certain incidents took place," the statement read, not identifying any parties said to be involved in the incident. "BET Networks does not condone any type of violence. Local authorities are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible."
The network still plans to air the show on Tuesday, October 9.