Queen Latifah proves Jenny Craig does the body good.After trying to get an answer out of Tina Fey on "SNL" this weekend, the 38-year-old hit the streets of West Hollywood looking fit in spandex on… READ MORE >
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, actress and singer. Queen Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. Queen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Rita, a schoolteacher who worked at Irvington High School, and Lancelot Owens, Sr., a police officer. Her parents divorced when Latifah was ten. Latifah was raised in the Baptist church and she attended Catholic school in Newark, New Jersey. Her stage name, Latifah, meaning "delicate" and "very kind" in Arabic, was given to her by her cousin when she was eight. Always a tall girl, the 5'10" tall Latifah was a power forward on her high school basketball team. She performed the number "Home" from the musical The Wiz in a high school play. Latifah started beatboxing for the rap group Ladies Fresh. One of the most prominent female hip-hop artists on the scene for over a decade, Queen Latifah has also made tremendous inroads in movies, television, and artist management, with her management company, Flavor Unit, alongside her business partner Shakim Compere. A role model who takes the responsibility to heart, Latifah carefully constructed a fine career for herself--one that is constantly moving upward.
After assisting Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli lose the L-Bs, now weight loss giant Jenny Craig wants to help Queen Latifah bring down the house -- not her size! While the big and beautiful… READ MORE >