Queen Latifah Joins “Steel Magnolias”

Well, it sounds better than Lifetime’s upcoming “prestige” project: “The Client List,” with Jennifer Love Hewitt. I’m talking about the network’s African-American adaptation of “Steel Magnolias.” Queen Latifah is the latest to join the cast of this story centered around a Southern beauty shop. Latifah already knows from hair: she starred in the 2005 flick “Beauty Shop.” Whenever I ask myself why the coif movies of the past decade have been mostly about African-Americans, I remember something Star Jones once said: “White women obsess most about weight; black women obsess most about hair.”

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