Queen Latifah made EW’s Power List
Hip-hop’s answer to Mae West is a crossover bonanza: Her Oscar nom for ”Chicago” was followed by the who-knew? hit ”Bringing Down the House” ($133 million gross) – a doubleheader that grabbed Hollywood’s attention. On the docket are ”The Cookout” (with Eve), ”Taxi” (with Jimmy Fallon), ”Beauty Shop,” a ”Barbershop” spin-off built just for her, and ”Bad Girls” (with Jada Pinkett Smith). All that and time left over to rap – or rather, sing: She’s just signed up for a retro-jazz-R&B album (with Norah Jones’ producer, Arif Mardin), tour, and TV special.