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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.

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.

First Annual African American Family Reunion a Success

AA Family Reunion 6

AA Family Reunion 6

MORENO VALLEY, CA- Over five hundred Moreno Valley residents and approximately 50 vendors attended the First Annual African American Family Reunion event in Celebration Park hosted by the African American Caucus, Region 13.  The purpose of the event was to impact, educate and empower the community with available resources.  The NAACP, Tuskegee Airmen, Riverside Mental Health, Salvation Army, Riverside County Sheriff Department and many other vendors encouraged the community to get out and vote, and participate in education and legislative events.  State Senator Richard Roth opened the event with praises for the group’s leaders who spear headed the day’s events and reminded everyone that it was also the week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Speech, “I have a Dream.”  61st District Assemblyman Jose Medina was on hand to greet the participants and also thanked all constituents for coming out.  Jesus Holguin spoke to the group on the outstanding 2012 school year the district had experienced and Dr. Fleming praised the school district for the over 3 million dollars in scholarships that was received by the 2012 senior class.  She also identified the district as an International Baccalaureate (IB) district and spoke to the community regarding the Dual Immersion language program.  The California Democratic Party African American Caucus Chair, Darren Parker, also attended the event.  It was a day full of food, family and fun for all ages.