Queen Latifah On Paying It Forward

So far, 2010 has been a good year for Queen Latifah. For starters, the Oscar nominee recently turned 40--"It's the most amazing thing, ever," she says of the milestone. Along with riding high off of the success of her fragrance, Queen by Queen Latifah, she's also gearing up for the May 6h release of her book, "Put on Your Crown" and her return to the big screen, with Common and Paula Patton, for the romantic comedy, "Just Wright," opening May 14. Aside from her professional triumphs, Latifah's always been known to give back, as often as she can. Most recently, she's joined forces with PUR Water and together, they share a simple goal: to ensure that everybody has access to clean water. ESSENCE.com caught up with Latifah to discuss her latest endeavor... Read more: Happy 40th Birthday, Queen Latifah!An Insider's Guide To Donating To Haiti


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