She’s always been a Queen, but now she’s an icon!
Queen Latifah will be honored as an Entertainment Icon at this year’s American Black Film Festival Honors. With a career full of success on the big screen, small screen, Broadway stage, radio and more, it’s no wonder why the Oscar-winning entertainer was chosen for this prestigious award. “It means so much to me coming from fellow entertainers and my peers,” the Queen said in a statement.
The American Black Film Festival Honors, hosted by Regina Hall, will air on BET and Centric, Feb. 22 at 8pm.
No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up
We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.
Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.
Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.
Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.
The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.
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