Tuesday, 22 May 2012

QUEEN LATIFAH PERFORMS AT GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL - BUT DID SHE ACTUALLY COME OUT?

Queen Latifah headlined the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival in Californiaon May 19

“I've been waiting to do this for a long time,” Oscar-nominated actress and recording star Queen Latifah told 100,000 people in attendance at her May 19 concert at this year's 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival in Southern California

Gay activists are now asking whether or not Queen Latifah actually publicly came out when she told the crowd that she was happy to be in the presence of “her people.”

But as former MTV executive Terrance Dean told me following the publication of his terrific 2008 bestselling book Hiding in Hip Hop (Atria/Simon & Schuster), "I think if Queen Latifah came out, it would create a whole new precedent. She’s on the verge."

During her May 19 Gay Pride,  the 42-year-old Queen latifah - who will host a new syndicated daytime talk show that is slated to debut in the fall of 2013 - encouraged the audience to “to conquer hate with love.”



Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

THE MUPPETS SING HOTSTUFF BY DONNA SUMMER


Donna Summer - the Queen of Disco - died the morning of May 17 following a battle with lung and breast cancer. Summer believed she contracted it by inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City.

The 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the 1970s with such iconic hits like as Last Dance, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls.

"People continue to love disco because it’s joyful music," Summer told me in her final sit-down interview with Three Dollar Bill a couple years ago.You can read that entire interview by clicking here.

At the time of her death, Summer was reportedly finishing work on her new album.

Summer was 63. RIP.


  
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.