Queen Latifah to Host a Daytime Talk Show

NEW YORK CITY - MAY 23: Singer/actress Queen Latifah attends the unveiling of her first lifestyle collection with HSN at The Lion on May 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for HSN) Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images

Plenty of contenders are vying to be the daytime talk heir to Oprah Winfrey — Katie Couric, Bethenny Frankel, and Jeff Probst are all readying talk shows for next year — but now a new threat is looming: Queen Latifah. The Oscar-nominated performer announced today that she'll be partnering with Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment to create her own syndicated talk show, but she'll sit out the current round of competitive development with the hopes of launching in fall 2013. Wendy Williams, you brought this on yourself.