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Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is making its debut into daytime television with Queen Latifiah’s new show The Queen Latifah Show.
The Men in Black star and his wife are executive producers on the show, and Pinkett Smith opened up about how they chose their friend to be the face of their foray into television.
“We've had a couple of opportunities to do it, and we [thought], 'Who would be the best to do this?' And said, 'Latifah.' So I gave Latifah and call and I just asked her. I said, 'La, are you ready?' " she told Philly.com. She agreed, and Smith will even be a guest on the show this week.
Pinkett Smith also opened up about why she wouldn’t want to be the face of a daytime show, saying she likes to talk about stressful topics.
"I have a very special talent. My talent is talking about all the things that nobody really wants to talk about. One of the No. 1 rules of daytime is, 'Don't stress me [the viewer] out.' And of course, I love to talk about everything that stresses everybody out,” she said.
The Hollywood Reporter notes Latifah will kick off her premiere week with another big name guest, John Travolta.
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