Due to "soggy" ratings, The Queen Latifah Show has been cancelled.Tickets,Videos and Celebrities
,according to sources, was dropped largely due to its being held by Fox owned-and-operated
stations, while precious time slots have already been filled on the other
major market station groups. The series is on par with its 2000 performance
at a 1.2 household rating.
Queen Latifah, the versatile musician/actress/talk show host, is in discussions to star in and executive produce the comedy "In the Houze" for Disney and Hyde Park Entertainment. The part would be the actress' biggest starring film role to date and her first big-screen appearance since 1999's "The Bone Collector."
The script, bought from Jason Filardi early last yearand originally titled "Jailbabe.com," centers on a man who uses the Internet to find a date. He strikes up an online relationship with a woman in jail (Queen Latifah) who has multiple stories about her background. When she gets out of jail, she proceeds to wreak havoc on the man's orderly upper-middle-class life.
Queen Latifah's other film credits include 1996's "Set It Off" and 1998's "Sphere." She is working on the CBSTV movie "Talking to Heaven" opposite Ted Danson and recently finished production on her syndicated TV talk show "The Queen Latifah Show," which ran for two years. She has also been working on an album, her first since 1998's "Order in the Court."
Production executives Jason Reed and Kristen Burr are overseeing the project for Disney. The studio is talking to directors but has yet to attach a director or other talent to the project. Queen Latifah is repped by WMA and manager Sha-Kim Compere