In November it was revealed The Queen Latifah Show had been canceled after less than two seasons on the air.
The show wrapped up production just before Christmas and her staff was only scheduled to get paid until the end of this week. But the 44-year-old host is taking care of the laid-off employees through the entire holiday season.
Latifah performed at the Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival in Long Beach, California, where she performed some of her hit songs.
Queen Latifah seemed to want to reveal her sexuality on her own terms, saying, “I’ve been waiting to do this for a long time”. The
She later added that she was “proud to be among my people.”
The co-President of the festival, Pat Crosby, was thrilled about the announcement, stating, “From hip to R&B, pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation, and her concert here will be phenomenal, for her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and to the strength of our community.”
Beginning next month, Queen Latifah will be a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight loss organization. A spokesperson for the organizatin said in a statement: “We are thrilled to have Queen Latifah support our mission of improving health by taking her first step toward achieving a more healthful lifestyle.”
Latifah will join other Hollywood actresses Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Ally with her upcoming endorsements of the weight loss product. Valerie reportedly lost 30 pounds, while Kirstie lost 75. Wonder what the weigh in will be for Queen when she’s on the program?
Latifah has been a CoverGirl spokesmodel since 2001 as well. She created her own line of Covergirl products called The CoverGirl Queen Collection.
Queen Latifah and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson have signed on to star in the movie adaptation of the Sue Monk Kidd novel “The Secret Life of Bees”. She was last on the big screen in “Hairspray,” and will be seen next alongside Katie Holmes in this winter’s, “Mad Money.”