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Queen Latifah talks up new show

Queen Latifah says her new daytime talk show is calling on A-list friends for support, including musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.

Alicia has already participated in test runs of The Queen Latifah Show while Lenny's design firm created the set.

There are more friends at the show's highest levels. Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, are among its producers.

Producer Corin Nelson said The Queen Latifah Show will be light on politics. But Queen already has two big Washington guests in mind: During a White House visit, the actress and rapper extended an invitation to President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Queen spoke to members of the Television Critics Association visiting her Los Angeles-area Sony Studios set on Wednesday. Her syndicated show starts on September 16.

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