Queen Latifah buddies up to Sharon Stone


She may be the matriarch of hip-hop, but when Dana Owens — a.k.a. Queen Latifah — walked onto the set of Warner Bros.’ “Sphere,” she had no idea that she’d develop a friendship with a reigning member of Hollywood’s royal family, Sharon Stone.

“I’d heard rumors [that Stone could be difficult], but Sharon was really cool,” says Latifah. In fact, Stone, 39, and Latifah, 27, got along so well during the filming of “Sphere” that they’ve decided to pair up again in front of a camera. Latifah, whose “Sphere” character meets a nasty end thanks to a school of angry jellyfish, told EW Online that “Sharon’s going to be in my next video.”

Yes, you read that right: the newly married Sharon Stone plans to make her hip-hop video debut sometime this June in Latifah’s new single “Paper,” which the Grammy-winning rapper performed during January’s Superbowl halftime show. (Latifah’s new album, “Order in the Court,” will hit stores this summer.) As for working again with Stone, Latifah says, “I think it’ll be fun.”

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