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The Queen Latifah Show Announces All-Star Premiere Week Line-Up


Queen Latifah

CULVER CITY, CA –- Sony Pictures Television is proud to announce an All-Star line-up for the debut of The Queen Latifah Show, the new multi-topic, daytime talk-variety show hosted by global entertainment icon, Queen Latifah, premiering Monday, September 16. Among the celebrity guests who will appear during the first week of the show are Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner, John Travolta; Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-Winner, Jamie Foxx; Oscar nominee and Golden Globe-winner, Sharon Stone; Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar & Golden Globe nominated actor, Grammy Award-winning musician and executive producer of The Queen Latifah Show, Will Smith.

“I cannot think of a more talented and fun group of people to share the stage with in celebration of the launch of my new show,” said Queen Latifah. “I am honored to have the support of so many long-time friends and colleagues as I begin this journey, and I look forward to sharing this experience with all of them and with the many new friends I will make along the way.”

In addition to her celebrity guests, Queen Latifah will kick off her premiere season with chart-topping musical guests and surprise performances, some great comedy and everyday heroes who are changing lives in their local communities.

  The Queen Latifah Show is a daytime talk-variety series that showcases Queen Latifah’s extraordinary range of talents as a global entertainment icon. Corin Nelson serves as Executive Producer. The show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television and is cleared on major station groups around the country, including the CBS Television Stations.

Inland Empire Tourism Council Presents The DiscoverIE Tourism Summit

HIGHLAND, CA- The Inland Empire is full of many opportunities for your business to hit the jackpot. California is currently the number one travel destination in the country. In 2011, California saw 208.6 million domestic person trips, 164.4 million of those were leisure trips. From 2011 to 2012 there was a 1.8 percent increase in total domestic and in leisure domestic trips to the state. As a community, we can work and take advantage of the outstanding opportunity that Southern California’s Inland Empire has to capitalize on the travel industry.  Inland Empire Tourism Council will be presenting a DiscoverIE Tourism Summit on Wednesday, September 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a post event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the summit there will be a variety of speakers who will be discussing the status of the new Southern California Welcome Center; the Inland Empire’s five key regions and potential growth opportunities in those regions; latest details on Visit California programs and co-opportunities; tips and insiders on how to create a Tourism Marketing District in your region; and an organizational year in review. The cost to attend the summit is $20, which includes food. The summit will be held at The Event Center at San Manuel Village, 27923 Highland Avenue, Highland, CA 92346. For more information or to register visit http://discoverie.com/blog/discoverie-tourism-summit.

Cal OES Director Issues Statement in Remembrance of 9/11 Anniversary



A statement by Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and top Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.:
“Today is a reminder that it is our duty to honor and pay tribute to all those we lost and whose lives were forever changed on this day just 12 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with the families and loved ones of the nearly 3,000 people that perished in the appalling acts of terrorism on 9/11. During one of our nation’s darkest moments, we also witnessed countless acts of heroism, bravery and human kindness as the nation worked to recover and rebuild. Since then, thousands of Americans have also sacrificed their lives fighting terrorism and maintaining our cherished freedoms at home and abroad. To all of them, we are forever grateful for their sacrifice.

            Today, I call upon all Californians to pay tribute to all these American heroes, by learning more about disaster preparedness and taking steps to be ready for all emergencies. Just a few simple steps to put together a basic disaster kit and talk to your family to create an emergency plan could make all the difference in the world when disaster strikes. Not only will you be joining the millions of Americans who now stand more resilient after 9/11, but you’ll also send a strong message of hope and inspiration for the next generation of heroes.”
For more information about emergency preparedness, visit www.caloes.ca.gov or www.ready.gov.