She may be royalty, but Queen Latifah doesn't take herself too seriously. When the executive producer of VH1's new dramedy Single Ladies — about three women navigating relationships in the ATL — decided to guest star on her own series, she chose to send up her image in the tabloids. Tonight, Latifah plays newscaster Sharon Love, who inadvertently reveals she slept with Val (Stacey Dash) while they were roommates in college.
"One drunken night something happened between them," Latifah says with a laugh. "And not to stir the rumor-mill pot, but I have no problem confronting things like that."
Just don't look for more answers than that. "There's no need to discuss it any further, but, hey, if [the tabloids] can have fun with me, I can have fun with them, right?" she says. Nor should fans look for Latifah to become a full-time Single lady. "I like to support my shows as much as I can... But I didn't want to do any more episodes than this. We want to establish these three ladies."
Besides, she doesn't exactly have the time. The Oscar nominee just finished filming the musical Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton, due this Christmas. "It's about us trying to save a choir, so we're singing a lot of songs," she says. "It's going to be a great movie." Hallelujah!
Single Ladies airs Monday at 9/8c on VH1.
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