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Is Queen Latifah Mulling Motherhood?

It sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights.

Interviewed on The wOw Effect about her new book, Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom, the Grammy-winning Oscar and Emmy nominee chats about being raised by her mother, Rita Owens, in Newark, N.J.

Latifah: Learning what's important.

Latifah: Learning what's important.

“My mom actually has the best chapter in the book. You know, she was a teacher for over 25 years. She saved a lot of kids,” Latifah, whose latest flick, Just Wright—co-starring rap sensation Common— opened in May, tells host Julia Reed.

“As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us, I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured if I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”

Latifah also discusses her Continue reading

Candice Bergen Gives The Queen of Soul Her P-R-O-P-S

Candice: Can't get enough of Aretha.

Candice: Can't get enough of Aretha.

Murphy Brown may be a fictional character, but she and the actor who immortalized her on the CBS sitcom of the same name share an affinity for at least one musical icon.

Chatting on The wOw Effect, her wowOwow Talk show here on BlogTalkRadio, five-time Emmy winner Candice Bergen reveals which tune has been putting her in a frisky mood.

“The name of the song that’s been rocking my world, so to speak, lately is Respect, by The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin —who I just Continue reading

Lily Tomlin: Edith Ann’s Alive and Well—and Rolling on the Floor

Lily Tomlin may be 70, but she’s still got the soul—and body—of a five-year-old, at least when inhabited by one of her most beloved characters.

Chatting on The wOw Effect, her wowOwow Talk show here on BlogTalkRadio, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning funny lady reveals how she keeps Edith Ann fresh after five decades.

"I do love to perform," Lily (above with her alter-ego) tells us. "It's a very enlivening, energizing, nurturing kind of thing that the audience gives you."

"I do love to perform," Lily (above with her alter-ego) tells us. "It's a very enlivening, energizing, nurturing kind of thing that the audience gives you."

“She’s a kid. She lives in the culture, so she has to reflect that culture,” Lily tells host Julia Reed in a Goin’ Mobile edition of the show.

“And I usually do her as an improv in my act. I get down and roll around on the floor, as a five-year-old, and I have the audience ask her questions. And that keeps her alive.”

Lily, whose current road show is titled “An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin,” also discusses longstanding misconceptions about her one-woman appearances.

“People will say, Continue reading