NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress and singer Queen Latifah sued a small film production company that helped finance the movie "The Perfect Holiday" on Wednesday, saying she had not been paid any money for the film.
Lawyers for Queen Latifah, an Academy Award-nominated actress and Grammy Award-winning singer whose real name is Dana Owens, said in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court the California-based company, Perfect Christmas Productions, had breached her contract and owed her $275,000 for a cameo role in the film.
"The Perfect Holiday," which was also produced by Owens, 38, was released in December 2007, starring Terrence Howard and Gabrielle Union. It grossed more than $5.8 million by February, 2008 in the United States, according to Box Office Mojo.
The lawsuit said Perfect Christmas Productions was believed to have been paid several million dollars by third parties for "The Perfect Holiday," which was originally known as "Perfect Christmas."
HELL...THEY PROBABLY DIDNT GET PAID CUZ SHES WACK IN MOVIES...SHOULDVE STUCK TO MUSIC
***, you obviously aren't starving so sit your *** down. You can live off your reserves for a while. And if not, I'm sure your girl has some "reserves" you can dip into also. HA!
Just playin. Love you, Queen! But not like that... lol
*** thats not cool and it only made 5.8Mil!
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How SHE doin?
The Queen look flawless in that picture!!
I don't blame her "PAY ME MY MONEY'!!!!!
*** they made more money than the movie did
Get ya paper Queen!!
That's right, getchur money. lol
Get that money!She got bills too!
I hope she gets it. People's time ain't free.
On a side note, I'm disappointed in her Jenny Craig endorsement...she sure don't make me wanna call Jenny. I wonder if she got paid for that!
So THAT'S how she's losing weight! Go Jenny! LOL
She's on her Business....Man!!
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Regardless of how much paper she already has, that's what contracts are for to ENSURE that everyone DOES what they're supposed to do!
Pay the Lady! Nobody works for free including the QUEEN! Get it La!
Hurry up and pay this big heffa, she gots to eat.
I love that hair color!!!!
She betta go Cleo(set it off) style or Stewie on they ***. Betcha they'll pay up then. Naw,just joking. All in all she's going about it the correct way, cause yall know they would have sued the Queen off the Latifah if they could. TELL EM F*** U PAY ME.
Bytch betta have my money. Get your dough Queen!
PAY THE QUEEN!!!!
It sounded like a bomb making only 5.8 mil by February.
With contracts, I can't figure out why people aren't paid up front, in the middle or at the end!
Nice pic. She is always smiling.
Queen... I dont blame you, go get your money!!!
the better give Cleo her $$$
Set it Off i suggest yaw...Set if Off to the left yall...Set Set Set, Set it Off... lol
Get your money! That is absolutely terrible. I would think her accountant would keep up with those type of matters. I can see how its not something that she would be aware of immediately. Its not like is receiving 1 paycheck every other Friday. She has money coming in from everywhere; CoverGirl, JennyCraig, residuals from Living Single, etc. However, if is $.50 and its mine, I need to get that ASAP. Get your money mama!
They are a little late considering it is now June. Get your money right, Queen.
@jaybaby u look a hot mess sit down somewhere
Regaaaarrdless of whether or not she has money, if they owe her, they need to pay her. Her "people" have probably been trying to collect the money but keep getting the run around from secretaries, assistants and attorneys. They probably keep referring to different departments and saying they will call her back. Trust, companies know how to stall when they don't want to pay, that mess can go on for years, as evident in this case!
GETCHA PAPER QUEEN!!
*** I WANT....*** I NEED....*** I HAVE TO HAVE THAT HAIR COLOR! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!
MUST HAVE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW get that money girl
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Terrance Howard was nowhere near Perfect Holiday!!! That was LLCooJ. Please get your sh!t straight MTO! UGH!
@kstevenb...Yes, Terrance Howard was in "Perfect Holiday". Terrance played the grinch type role. LL was not in the movie at all. Your getting it confused with "Last Holiday".
LOL @ kstevenb...I was thinking the same thing. I guess that's another movie I missed. Was it good....anyone?
umm she just getting around to that.? she should have taken care of that long time ago.
I dont know about yall but wasnt she good in the musical hairspray or am i just tripin? either was it goes I would still wanna get paid too!!
Queen is doing the right thing by suing. Sometimes you just got to put your dang foot down. I support you Queen I gotcha back. I would have done the same thing if I didn't get paid. MTO, you missed the in your article title. You guys are always in a rush, slow down.