Queen Latifah: Talk show host in 2013
There’s about to be a new Queen of daytime talk: Oscar-nominated actress/singer Queen Latifah will be the host of her very own syndicated talk show.
The yet-to-be-titled show — which will be produced by Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment (she’ll serve as executive producer alongside co-founder Shakim Compere), James Lassiter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment (Overbook’s Miguel Melendez will also executive produce), and Sony Pictures Television — is being developed for fall 2013. Compere said in a statement regarding the project, “We’ve had a long and successful history both personally and professionally with Overbrook’s Miguel, JL, Jada and Will. We share a common vision and have been wanting to collaborate for quite some time. The talk show is the perfect project to work on together.”
Of course, this won’t be the star’s first foray into hosting a talk show, as her gabfest The Queen Latifah Show, ran in syndication from 1999 to 2001.
(Reporting by James Hibberd)