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HBO's Life Support (or Queen Latifah for Prez) - TCA Report

by Kevin Kelly, posted Jan 13th 2007 11:03AM
Life Support for Queen Latifah(As a brief aside to those of you who have been reading these all day - TCA is the Television Critics Association, a twice yearly event that brings TV critics together with networks, show creators, and actors to find out all about upcoming shows, films, specials, and what have you. I'm a newbie to it all as well, so now you know. And knowing is half the battle.)

Life Support is somewhat based on a true story about a woman who contracts AIDS from her intravenous drug-using husband, and becomes an angry voice an activist in her community. She hands out condoms, doesn't pull punches, and is modeled after the sister of director Nelson George, who was even more outspoken than Queen Latifah, if you can believe it.

The entire panel urges folks to go out and get an AIDS test, even if you don't think you might be at risk. The test results are back in 20 minutes, down from the two week test that executive producer Jamie Foxx said made him sweat profusely for. Life Support premieres in March on HBO.

Quote of the panel:

  • After going off on a long (and well-delivered) monologue about what is wrong with the amount of AIDS awareness in the U.S., someone asked Queen Latifah is she had ever considered running for office, to which she replied: "I can run for office, because I did inhale. My chances of running for office are long over." I think there are some people who might disagree with you Miss Latifah ... or do we call you Queen?

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Jake McCafferty

Queen Latifah is simply one amazing diva! I am excited to see her involed in such an important movie. I agree with her statement that there isn't enough AIDS awareness in this country. I haven't heard much about this film but I look forward to seeing it! I really enjoyed Queen Latifah hosting the People's Choice Awards, I thought she did an incredible job, again it seems as though anything she touches turns to gold! There's nothing she cant't do! I'm especially excited to see her in the upcoming "Hairspray the Movie Musical" coming to theatres this summer! In case you missed the People's Choice Awards you can view highlights and exclusive behind the scenes footage @ http://www.pcavote.com I work with the People's Choice Community, go check it out and be part of a community offering the latest in Hollywood and Celebrity News!

January 17 2007 at 9:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Life support will be a great film that will educate people about the real problems with aids that is growing so fast wrap it up people please and get tested.
my queen is a great pick for that role she gets to show the other side of her acting skill go baby great role model.

January 15 2007 at 2:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think the queen can run for office look at the people they already had in there if she is clean now i say go for it if that is what she wants my queen get what she want.

i love that lady queen is doing great things and has changed her life in a big way.

hands up fo my baby boo keep making your dreams come true sweetie no matter what the people say no one can change you but you and you no that that's why i love you for that .

January 15 2007 at 2:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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