Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November Quiz

Queen Latifah


1.  T F Queen Latifah’s real name is Dana Elaine Owens.

2.  T F She was born in 1974.

3.  T F She has never won a Grammy Award.

4.  T F She has been nominated for an Academy Award.

5.  T F She was raised in a middle class suburb in New Jersey.

6.  T F She performed in her high school play The Wiz.

7.  T F Her parents divorced when Latifah was ten.

8.  T F Her mother was a high school teacher and her dad was a policeman.

9. T F Her stage name, Latifah meaning "kind" in Arabic, was given to her when she was eight by her cousin.

10. T F She played volleyball for her high school team.

11. T F Latifah started her career beatboxing for the rap group Ladies Dick.

12. T F Latifah was one of the members of the original version of the Flavor Unit, which, was a crew of MC's grouped around producer DJ Mark the 45 King.

13. T F At the same time, Latifah was a pole dancer at a nightclub in Brooklyn called Bigger and Better.

14. T F Latifah's first album All Hail the Queen, was released when she was sixteen.

15. T F She began her film career in supporting roles in the 1991 films House Party 2, Juice, and Jungle Fever.

16. T F She appeared as Referee on the UK label Music of Life album "1989—The Hustlers Convention".  It received critical reviews.

17. T F In 1991 she discovered the hip-hop group Old School, who would change their name to Naughty by Nature.

18. T F From 1993 to 1998, Latifah had a starring role on Living Single, a FOX sitcom; she also wrote and performed its theme music.

19. T F She also had recurring roles during the second season (1991-1992) of the NBC hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

20. T F Latifah received an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Chicago.

21. T F She had her own talk show, Queen, from 1999 to 2001.

22. T F She has starred with John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, and Steve Martin.

23. T F Latifah voiced Ellie, a friendly mammoth, in the animated film, Ice Age: The Meltdown.

24. T F In 2003, Latifah was the victim of a carjacking, which also resulted in the shooting of a friend.

25. T F In 1996 she was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a loaded handgun.

26. T F Latifah is a celebrity spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics, Curvation ladies underwear, Pizza Hut and Jenny Craig.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November Book Club

Don't forget!

Book club is Thursday, November 13 at 6:45 at Kim A.'s house.  We will be discussing The Secret Life of Bees.  Bring your book and a snack to share.  Please remember your dues!  If you are not sure if you are paid up or not, Kim will have the list. 

Looking forward to seeing each of you!