“I have a drum set in my dressing room and I go in there and play for a few minutes to relax. They can forget about it being quiet around here – I’m going to bang my drums,” said the singer-songwriter and actress, who’s adding the job of host to her resume.
With Monday’s debut of the syndicated “The Queen Latifah Show” (check local listings for station, time), she intends to make noise in the competitive realm of daytime TV.
“I’m naturally a bit edgier than typical daytime, but I kind of want to push things a little bit further, as far as I can respectfully, within the daytime space,” said Latifah. “I want more out of daytime TV. I want more choices, I want more heart, more humor.”
She also wants more music, befitting someone who broke ground as a female rapper before expanding into other genres. Her wish list is varied and includes Coldplay and Kings of Leon, and she’s already got Alicia Keys and Plain White T’s lead singer Tom Higgenson booked for her first week. more info…