Today's episode of "The Queen Latifah Show" celebrates her mom, Mrs. Rita Owens, and the many lives she's touched. And how she's battling an automimmune disease. More inside...
Queen Latifah, who'll cease production of "The Queen Latifah Show" at the end of the season, dedicates today's show (about personal heroes) to her mom Rita Owens, a former high school teacher. Earlier this year, Queen Latifah opened up to PEOPLE, revealing that Rita lives with scleroderma, an incurable autoimmune disease that has caused scar tissue build up (pulmonary fibrosis) in her lungs, pulmonary hypertension (blood pressure in the lungs) and she has difficulty breathing.
The entire hour is a celebration of Rita and the many people who look to her as a role model, moral compass and mentor. While thanking her mom for supporting her and her career, Queen Latifah was brought to tears...
The grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for gunning down unarmed teen Michael Brown came last night. And many celebs spoke out. Find out what Rihanna, Pharrell, Diddy, Solange, T.I., Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland and more said inside….
The city of Ferguson is engulfed with rage after a grand jury decided NOT to indict Officer Darren Wilson after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
While some people of Ferguson are protesting peacefully, others have turned to burning buildings and cars, throwing objects at police and looting locally owned businesses. Many YBF celebs have reacted to the social unrest and uproar that’s currently going on in Ferguson and offered up their prayers to Mike Brown's family.
One reaction that raised our eyebrows was from NFL player Adrian Peterson. He compared his current domestic violence investigation to Darren Wilson’s case. He tweeted:
"For Better Or Worse" star Tasha Smith headed into court yesterday, requesting a restraining order against her husband, with good friend Tisha Campbell tagging along as a character witness. Plus, Tasha recently revealed how she had to act a fool at the nail shop. More inside...
The nasty split between Tasha Smith and estranged husband Keith Douglas waged on in a Van Nuys courtroom yesterday as the actress made her way to the courthouse and requested a restraining order.
The legal order wouldn't be the first to hit the Smith/Douglas household (they still live together) as Keith ALREADY has a restraining order in place. It requires Tasha to stay at least 100 yards away from him (outside of the home) and at least 2 yards when they are at home.
In documents she filed a few weeks ago, Tasha said Keith has flown into jealous rages, calling her a "f***ing d**e" and accusing her of sleeping with women! "When he's in a rage, I feel that he is capable of killing me."
During yesterday's hearing, Tasha called in one of her famous friends, Tisha Campbell Martin, for moral support. The two were seen offering one another emotional support outside of the courtroom. We'll keep you posted on the court's ruling.
On a happier note, Tasha will appear on today's episode of "The Real" where she talks about one of her latest gigs, playing the role of 50 Cent's "baby mama" on season 2 of the hit show "Power." Also, she plays a game called "Do You Trust Him of Check Him?" During the game, we get to see her "other" side and how she responds to relationship stress. Maybe this is a glimpse of what Keith might have experienced?
And for another "dose" of Tasha, watch her explain what happened when she "popped off" at the nail salon...