Queen Latifah Show Cancelled: Daytime Talk Show Ending After Two Seasons

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The Queen has been dethroned. After two seasons, The Queen Latifah Show is not returning, Sony Pictures confirmed on Friday, Nov. 21.
The syndicated daytime talk show starring the actress and musician made its debut in September 2013, and kicked off its second season this past September. Born Dana Owens, the host is expected to finish out her current run of episodes through 2015.

“We want to thank Dana, the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of,” Sony said in a statement. “Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.”
During its short run, The Queen Latifah Show won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling, and was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series.

Latifah, 44, commented on the cancellation on Facebook. She penned a note to herself and reflected on her time on the show.
“Dear Dana,” she began, addressing herself. “Just a little note to say Thank You… Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit!’ Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.”

“You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show,” the Oscar nominee continued. “We truly changed people’s lives for the better. So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store! Lovingly, You!”

She went on to address her colleagues and collaborators, writing, “P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome… believe in yourself and continue to fly.”

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Kim Kardashian Breaks Twitter Silence To Wish Khloe Kardashian Happy Birthday

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Now that’s family love! Kim Kardashian broke her Twitter silence for the first time since giving birth to baby North West to wish her little sister Khloe Kardashian a happy birthday. The reality star, 32, shared two collages of the Kardashian sisters on her Twitter account on Thursday, June 27, one depicting them as youngsters and the other filled with more recent shots.

“The birthday girl! I love you so much!” Kim captioned the first shot, adding that Khloe is “the most loyal & supportive person on the planet!” on the other.

Kim has been on a social media radio silence since giving birth to daughter North on Saturday, June 15.

Tamar Braxton Talks Pregnancy

Tamar Braxton sure knows how to keep a secret! Just hours after the WE tv reality star announced her pregnancy on ABC’s Good Morning America, the mom-to-be and her sister, Trina Braxton, stopped by Us Weekly’s New York City offices March 13 and elaborated on Tamar’s baby news.

“I only have a few months to go,” Tamar, 35, revealed. “I’m in my last trimester.” This will be the first child for the “Love and War” singer and her husband of five years, record executive Vince Herbert, 43.

The spouses know their child’s gender but are waiting to share it with fans for now. “We know. You don’t! You have to wait,” Tamar laughed. “You’ll find out on Braxton Family Values. I don’t want to spoil it.”

Trina, meanwhile, can’t wait to watch her younger sister become a mother. “I can’t wait to be a new auntie,” she told Us. “Even though I do know what she’s having, I can’t wait!”

Tamar — who also stars in a WE tv spinoff, Tamar & Vince — admitted she’s got a lot to learn before the baby comes. “It’s weird because it’s always been just me and my shoes, and now it’s me and a baby,” she joked. “It’s good news.”

The new season of Braxton Family Values premieres tonight on WE tv.

Bethenny Frankel Has Officially Filed For Divorce

Many of us, present company included, thought that this whole “Bethenny and Jason break-up” business might have been for press. He was still living in their home for example. But over the weekend it was confirmed that this was not just a temporary separation, Bethenny has taken that next marriage ending step and has filed for divorce. She reportedly filed earlier in the week.

“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” Bethenny said in a statement on December 23rd. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”

After the word got out that this was not just a separation, but that she had actually filed for divorce, she sent out a tweet saying, “To those of you who are being supportive: thank you. To those of you who are judging: I totally get it.”

Let’s hope that the divorce goes smoothly especially for the sake of their daughter Bryn.

Kim Kardashian Is 2012’s “Most Searched Person”

Kim Kardashian tops Obama, Romney as most-searched person on Bing. Proving again that the jargony allure of politicians is no match for the glittery allure of celebutantes, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the 43rd and 46th most-searched people on Microsoft’s Bing.com so far this year — lagging behind such cultural luminaries as Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, and number-one ranked Kim Kardashian, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Now that Bing users have resolved this mystery, they can begin tackling even greater questions, like “Why am I using Bing?”

Khloe Kardashian’s Nip-Tastic X Factor Premiere

It was an exciting evening as Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez made their debut as co-hosts on “The X Factor” and viewers got a little more than they’d bargained for thanks to the E! reality television star’s sheer shirt.

Khloe’s purple blouse exposed her nipple when under direct spotlight, which was reminiscent of her “FOX and Friends” nip slip moment.

Judge Simon Cowell wasted no time in tweeting about the wardrobe malfunction- “I think the air conditioning is on high tonight looking at Khloe.”

Kardashian shot back, “I think I had a little nip action earlier LOL “@WeLoveKhloeKO: i dont get the air conditioning joke…”

Watch the video below!

Honey Boo Boo Child Falls Asleep During Dr. Drew Interview

How does 7-year-old Alana Thompson, aka “Honey Boo Boo child,” handle the harsh glare of the public?

Not very well, it seems.

In a new interview, Dr. Drew asks “Is it difficult to be on TV?” to a restless and barefoot Alana. Unenthused, she ignores the question and pretends to fall asleep on the TV doctor but after being pushed to answer by her mother June, Boo Boo wakes up to yell, “My fans come up to me and I hate it!”

It’s sad but it’s hard to look away, which is exactly the premise of TLC’s runaway hit “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” It’s either the show that everyone’s watching or the one that no one can stand.

Watch a preview of their interview above:

Kate Gosselin Gets Turned In To Child Protective Services

Robert Hoffman, who is a friend of Kate’s ex husband Jon Gosselin, just released his e-book: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World. The book was pulled from Amazon within two days after two high-powered law firms took aim at the author.

Hoffman says he has Kate’s personal journal, emails, contracts, tax returns and more, all gathered (he says) from computer hard drives he retrieved from her trash.

And those journals, Hoffman alleges, reveal that Kate has been violent toward her children. Many of his allegations cannot be repeated by Radar as they are potentially libelous and lack independent substantiation.

In an email interview, Hoffman told Radar that he has reported Kate to the authorities for the sake of her children.

“I personally contacted Child Protection Services (sic) twice in 2010 when I found the journal,” Hoffman said, “I sent them copies of what I had and they told me they would look into it and that’s the last I heard. I’ve tried to talk to Kate several times in 2010 but she wouldn’t acknowledge my existence.”

Hoffman’s book has stoked the Jon versus Kate debate yet again and takes anti-Kate fervor to new heights as he alleges that she is out of control and repeats old charges of her fanatical freebie-seeking behavior.

His most incendiary charges concern her interaction with the children and her “personal journal” that he quotes from contains admissions of behavior that include spanking the children with a spoon and worse.

In his book, Hoffman claims to have spoken to hundreds of people, and he told Radar in the email interview: “My sources include former crew members who witnessed” the alleged behavior toward the children that caused him to call authorities.

William and Connolly, representing TLC and its parent network, alleges the book contains confidential information.

Hoffman goes on to say, “I can tell you that all of my information regarding Kate Gosselin used in the book was obtained by me personally through completely legal means.”

Hoffman also insists that his material from Kate’s computer is genuine and that, “anyone with basic knowledge of computers can look at the discs and see when they were created and if they were ever modified in any way.

“The book contains about ten percent of what was found in the computer files. There is so much more that hasn’t been revealed. I also have physical and photographic evidence to back up my claims in the book.”

Jon Gosselin has not commented publicly on Hoffman’s book and his allegations.

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