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The Queen Latifah Show Is Canceled! Another Daytime Talker Bites The Dust!

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Queen Latifah is the next name to join the ranks of having a canceled daytime talk show! The syndicated show from Sony Pictures Television will shut down production at year’s end. Originals though will continue to air on CBS stations through March, but not continue after that

“We want to thank Dana (Queen Latifah’s real name), the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of.  Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show,” said Sony Pictures Television in a statement,

Queen Latifah then took to her facebook page to share this message for herself ,and the cast and crew of her show.

Dear Dana,

Just a little note to say Thank You… Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.

Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!

Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.

You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show. We truly changed people’s lives for the better.

So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store! Lovingly, You!

P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

Now with the cancellation notice today, it looks like the previously announced Men of Y&R episode slated to run next week on November 26th, has been put on hold and will air at a later date, On-Air On-Soaps will keep you updated as to when it will run.

What do you think of the cancellation of The Queen Latifah Show?  Did you watch it?  Do you think it deserved to go? What can you say about how Katie Couric, and other well-known celebrity figures aren’t getting the audience numbers they need to survive?  Can the networks finally see that the daytime space  is way to crowded with so many talkers? Comment below!

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Lew S.
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Lew S.

I am sorry to hear this.I will miss her show.

su0000
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su0000

I am not shocked..
Talk show have become very lackluster..
They struggle to entertain..
I wouldn’t waste an hour of my time with people talking loudly about nothing important..
Most talk shows are junk TV …

Johnny
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Johnny

But you gladly waste an hour of your time watching and singing the praises of misogynistic and disgusring rapists, murderers and criminals on the show formerly known as General Hospital. LOL. You crack me up Su.

Brett Bradley-Howarth
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Brett Bradley-Howarth

Yes, it’s entertaining which is what TV is for.

Nicole
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Nicole

You do realize the irony of that statement being made on a soap board

American soaps are the epitome of junk food tv. You learn nothing feel nothing and half an hour later you forgot you even watched a soap in the first place. 🙂

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I humbly disagree with both you and Suooo, because both of you are painting too broad of brush, painting all soaps and talk shows as being the same. Yes, Suoo some talk shows were dull, but over the years I learned, felt many emotions, and was entertained by a number of talk shows. Likewise the soaps Nicole, some stories are like junk food easily forgotten, but over the years I watched stories that moved me greatly. I can remember some stories from twenty years ago just like one remembers a great book of literature, so to say one can… Read more »

Brett Bradley-Howarth
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Brett Bradley-Howarth

Speak for yourself. I don’t watch soaps to ‘learn’ anything, as I said, I watch to be entertained.

Benigno
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Benigno

Brett: Shortland Street, Home and Away, Neighbours, River City, People of the Valley, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Days of our Lives, Doctors, General Hospital, Hollyoaks.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

This news is no surprise to me. Her talk show was boring and uninteresting although she had A-list celebrities as guests. But her interviewing skills are a lack thereof was off putting.

Laurie
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Laurie

I think just the opposite Lou! She did have A!-list guests, but I like her interviewing style. I like her enthusiasm for her guests. I don’t watch talk shows much anymore, not even Ellen much who I love.

It won’t change my life if it’s gone, but I could name several that should be gone before hers!

I want almost all daytme talk shows gone and more soaps, but that ship has sailed!

LADY G
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LADY G

Exactly Laurie I am with you. I loved QL when she was on the other Network but I refused to watch it on ABC because of them Cancelling our Soaps I only watch GH on the Network now. And QL was an excellent interviewr she was fake or boring. Lou i would love to know what you think a Talk Show should be. And if she was that bad she would have had a Talk Show for he 2nd time. She got cancelled because of us devoted Soap Fans refused to watch it no matter how much we love her.… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Lou, I agree with you totally about her lack fo interviewing skills, which made for a somewhat boring show. Queen, herself, is a sweet and likable personality, but that’s not enough to carry a daytime talk show to success.

toure cannon
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toure cannon

don’t get me wrong her show was not that bad, wait a minute I take that back it was kind of hella boring, but I’m not surprised at all one bit. First Katie Couric gosh I cannot stand her, then the revolution now her show? shit what talk show is next? Oh could the spew be next on the list?first they cancel good shows for stupid dumb boring ones, now they cancel a talk show.if this is the sign of karma, then I definitely want the stupid spew chew to be the next one on the list to be axed!!… Read more »

Brett Bradley-Howarth
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Brett Bradley-Howarth

Right on, I sometimes have to endure a couple of minutes of The Chew when I switch from CBS (b&b) to ABC to watch GH and those 2 minutes are plenty, terrible presenters, dialogue, content, why on earth this gets the ratings and stays on the air is beyond me.

LADY G
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LADY G

IT was a great show and I love her show because she was down to earth and not fake. And fun. I will not disrespect any good talk show especially when they are not be mean and treating people like dirt like the View. She treated all her guest with respect. But maybe that is what this world want with all the hateful nasty things on tv now all they can comprehend is violence, sex, etc. You want to know boring try watch Meredith V yarn. Sorry that her show was cancelled but I warm them on their FB page.… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

I hate talk shows period!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I am very surprised about the cancellation of The Queen Latifah Show. I was not aware that the ratings were not very high.

GB
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GB

she wrote a letter to herself to tell herself how amazing she is how much of a blessing she is to other people??? wow…

Benigno
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Benigno

She wrote the letter addressed to Dana.

GB
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GB

Dana IS Queen Latifah – that’s her name… it’s still a letter to herself (unless she suffers from DID (split personality) )

LADY G
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LADY G

I love QL when I found out that they were going to go to ABC I posted on her page don’t do it. You are messing with the Soap Fans and it will be your downfall. But like ABC/Disney they didn’t listen. Woo Hoo #SOAPS4EVER

Rapids
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Rapids

I believe CBS owned the Latifah show and in many markets it was shown in the morning. The show was syndicated, local markets buy it or pass on it. I don’t see any relationship to the canceled ABC soaps. I didn’t watch it myself, I have no idea if. It was any good or not.

LADY G
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LADY G

Ok if CBS own it why wasn’t it still on CBS here. I just know that every show that has been in that spot has failed on ABC. Except our Soaps

LADY G
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LADY G

And really and True ABC said themselves that they cancelled the Soaps not because of the ratings but because they want to make cheaper programming and how that work our for them noooot. SMH

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This seems to be another indication that the audience does not want information after all.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Great news!

rose
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rose

I’m curious. Wonder what the ratings and longevity are for afternoon shows, other than soaps, on all networks? And then how they compare with soaps? Is afternoon just a “black hole” for ratings networks want? Or is having stable audience numbers not enough for bottom lines that are always expected to grow? At least soaps were holding onto a loyal audience and filling air time that the new shows aren’t. If preferred demos and audiences for soaps weren’t growing at the pace networks wanted, perhaps they should accept some of the blame by looking at quality of writing and pace… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m waiting for Meredith Viera to be cancelled

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m truly saddened by this one; Queen Latifah was a fantastic host and feel like CBS botched her series on purpose. She deserved to say on-air!

Shelly
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Shelly

Get rid of that wretched drivel known as THE VIEW and I’ll be thrilled.

Eric Buchanan
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Eric Buchanan

And somehow ABC Daytime believes bringing back Tyra Banks to host a talk show is a good idea?!?!?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

eric…y-e-s…thank you!!!!! 5 years of Tyra Banks (from long ago) was QUITE ENOUGH!!!!! ROTTEN IDEA PERIOD!!!!!!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I only watched the show a handful of times and had no interest in watching again. the same goes for Meredith Viera…I watched it a few times and it was torture…I actually felt bad for her as it seemed so strained for her. I used to tape access Hollywood but they replaced it here in Chicago… I liked it. I would watch it as I prepared dinner to rid my head from a long days work and stress and just decompress. The Talk, The Chew , The View… enough. Just boring dribble.Tyra? saw her years ago and I am quite… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

I think they all are a big snooze.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

People that watch talk shows are killing the soaps.

Even if you watch a talk show on a different network than your soap(s), you are strengthening that talk show which will lead your soaps network to consider ending your soap for a talk show!

If you love your soaps more than talk shows, end the viewing of talk shows or lose the soaps!

It’s a war between soaps and talk shows…What side are you on?

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Oscar and Grammy winner, Irene Cara has passed away.  The singer/songwriter/actress, known for her memorable vocal performances to the theme of the hit movie, Fame, and singing the title track to another 80’s blockbuster, Flashdance, apparently died in her Florida home yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

A little known fact is that Irene’s first acting gig was on the daytime drama, Love of Life from 1970-1971 in the role of Daisy Allen.   She later appeared in TV roles on: What’s Happening, Kojak, Roots: The Next Generations, and in the film, Sparkle and many more.

Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances on the passing of Irene Cara via the comment section below.

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Falling for Christmas stars Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet, and was directed by Michael’s wife, Janeen Damian.  In the film, Lohan plays a newly engaged and spoiled heiress who finds herself living away from the luxury she’s used to after an accident at a destination proposal gone wrong leaves her suffering from amnesia.

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On Black Friday, Damian revealed that his new single from the soundtrack of the film is out and dropped on Spotify and all music streaming platforms.

The track is titled, Must Be Christmas, and for all of Michael’s fans from his singing days as rock star, Danny Romalotti, you will enjoy getting to hear him sing all these years later.

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So, will you be adding Michael’s ‘Must Be Christmas’ to your holiday playlist? Let us know in the comment section below.

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In Netflix’s The Noel Diary, Hartley takes on the role of Jacob Turner, a successful novelist who gets a shocking phone call from his estranged mother’s lawyer. He informs Jacob that his mother has died.

Now, returning home to settle his mother’s estate, ‘Jake’ meets a young woman named Rachel (Station 19’s, Barrett Doss).  We find out she is searching for information on her birth mother, who she believes worked as the Turner family’s nanny many years ago.  As Jake and Rachel set out together to confront their pasts, an old diary may hold the key to unlocking their connection, while opening up their hearts to an unexpected future.

The Noel Diary also stars: Essence Atkins, Bonnie Bedelia, James Remar, and Treat Williams.

Hartley posted some pics from the film on his Instagram adding, “Sending out a few images from my upcoming film, #TheNoelDiary! Coming to @Netflix on November 24th.”

You can check out the trailer below.

Then let us know if ‘The Noel Diary’ may be on your watch list for Turkey Day via the comment section.

 

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