What's The ONE Topic Queen Latifah Won't Touch On Her New Talk Show? We'll Give You One Guess.
Queen Latifah is about to be in all of our homes due to the launch of her upcoming daytime talk show, The Queen Latifah Show.
But while we're sure she'll voice her opinion on many hot topics, there's one topic that Latifah (Miss Dana Owens, if you're nasty), says is off-limits:
Sigh. Oh Dana.
But if she is prepared to be in the homes of millions of viewers each day, there still are some parts of herself that she's not willing to share. Specifically, she is not prepared to talk about her sexuality, which has been the topic of much debate.
"I don't feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show," she says somewhat wearily as she eats a sushi lunch at her desk. "There's the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there's the part that's mine to keep for myself. And that's mine. For me."
Privacy has become an archaic notion in an era of social media-enabled voyeurism. But executives at Sony support Latifah's desire to keep her personal life off-limits.
"It's her choice what she chooses to talk about," says Holly Jacobs, executive vp syndication and reality programming at Sony Pictures Television. "It doesn't feel relevant to me because we're just making a big, entertaining show and celebrating all of life. There's a difference between talking about one's personal life and one's point of view and perception of the world and how they see it. And I respect that people need to put boundaries to whatever they want to talk about."
You know, we're all for having a private life, but doesn't this feel like a bit of a cop out? Does allowing yourself to be counted amongst the gay community suddenly mean that your privacy goes right out the window? If anything, these cagey deflections just provoke more interest in the subject.
Fellow talk show host, Ellen is doing just fine. And even Raven-Symone is letting her rainbow flag fly!
What's really holding you back, Queen??