September 17, 2008
Lesbian album scares Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah nearly called her new album ‘The L Word’…. but then decided not to. Not because of potential copyright issues but because she didn’t want to ‘waste energy’ on the persistent rumours about her sexuality.
Latifah, who may / may not be planning to marry her girlfriend / just good friend Jeannette Jenkins (delete as appropriate), has a new album out in December which features Dr Dre and LL Cool J.
The album is still unnamed, after a last minute decision not to call it The L Word reports the Mobo Awards website. “Since people want to play games, I like to jab back sometimes just for fun,” explained Queen Latifah. “But I’m like, nah, that’s too much energy wasted.”
Pussy Riot video
Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed for two years on 17 August 2012 for “hooliganism”. This video features their latest song and images of the band and their supporters. It was created by The Guardian.
August 17, 2012