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Queen Latifah to Star as Blues Icon Bessie Smith for HBO

Queen Latifah

There's not much Queen Latifah can't do, which is why it should come as no surprise HBO has tapped the rapper/comedienne/actress to star as blues icon Bessie Smith in its newest biopic.

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VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Turns YouTube Hits Into Star-Studded Movie Trailers

Jimmy Kimmel

If you wished this year's Oscar nominees suffered from a severe lack of cats and double rainbows, Jimmy Kimmel has you covered. The late-night host gave YouTube videos the big-screen trailer treatment during his post-Oscars special — with the help of a few friends, of course.

Frank Underwood might be great at playing politicians, but Kevin Spacey was board to play the piano in the trailer for Ameowadeus. The actor took on the iconic role of Keyboard Cat in the fake trailer, starring opposite Christoph WaltzBen KingsleyGary Oldman and Mandy Patinkin.

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Queen Latifah to Host Daytime Talk Show

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah returning to daytime television as host of a new talk show.

The as-yet-untitled show comes from Latifah's production company with Shakim Compere, Flavor Unit Entertainment, and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment. Sony Pictures Television will produce it.

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Top Model Champ Survives Gap-baiting

America's Next Top Model winner Danielle Evans

Also be sure to check out the Insider Q&As with Top Model runners-up Joanie and Jade. How do I love America's Next Top Model winner Danielle Evans? Let me count the ways. For starters, the 20-year-old was never at a loss for words. (If your attention span is so short that you don't remember how wonderfully witty she is, read on — this interview will remind you.) She fought as long and hard as anyone could've against Tyra Banks' head-scratch read more

AT THE MOVIES

Numbers' David Krumholtz is joining Michelle Williams in Woody Allen's next film, set in Paris.... Speaking of Brokeback babes, Kate Mara (now a nutty CTUer on 24) is Mark Wahlberg's love interest in The Shooter.... Queen Latifah is a Welfare Queen in a fact-based story about a woman who scammed the welfare system.... Will Smith is attached to star in the action-thriller Greenbacks.... Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst will make his feature directorial debut on the indie The Education of Charlie Banks, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter and Chris Marquette. read more

The 78th Annual Academy Awards...

Jon Stewart

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 8:01: The opening scene just demonstrates why we love Jon Stewart: No one does self-deprecation so funny. Not even George Clooney. I think my dog would look great in a Steve Martin wig. 8:05: At first, the Hollywood royalty aren't laughing quite as hard as I am at Jon's jokes — especially not at the one about the suffering caused by movie piracy. But nothing brings people together like a Bjork joke. (She was trying on her gown and Cheney shot her!) And then the gay Western montage. Not even Stewart knows how to follow up that hilarity, so I'm not even gonna try. Brilliant. 8:16: Nicole Kidman's weird intro for the best-supporting-actor nominees has me thinking right away that Clooney will win. And then he does; self-deprecation keeps working wonders. "So I'm not winning director." The music starts after about 10 sec read more

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Premiered: September 01, 1999, on Syndicated
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Premise: A daily talk show including celebrity interviews, topical discussions and `The Queen's Army,' an in-house comedy troupe that featured Rita Owens, the host's mother.

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