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11:17 pm - 05/14/2010

Queen Latifah and personal trainer buy property together

BUYER: Dana Owens and Jeanette Jenkins
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,340,000
SIZE: 2,026 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

According to property records, a remodeled Mediterranean home (formerly owned by actor Henry Simmons) was snatched up by none other that Dana Owens–otherwise known as Queen Latifah–and her, er, trainer Jeanette Jenkins who paid $1,340,000 for the house in mid-December of 2009.

Latifah has a new movie opening today called "Just Wright." She plays a physical therapist looking for (heterosexual) love, and apparently finds it it with an injured baskeball star, played by hip-hop artist Common. A 2007 report says Common made a career decision to quit using anti-gay lyrics by fan request, and also the n-word out of respect for Oprah. The property is just one of several that Latifah owns, including three in New Jersey and one in Joppa, MD.

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burningmarl 15th-May-2010 11:00 am (UTC)
cute :]

the garden is lovely
allwedoistalk 15th-May-2010 11:01 am (UTC)
"Trainer" is the new "roommate."
acousticmuse 15th-May-2010 11:19 am (UTC)
Betty says: "just lez it up!"
shanny_w 15th-May-2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Just let her stay home and lez.
purplesplinter 15th-May-2010 11:02 am (UTC)
well it's good the place has a personal gym, 'cos this would be shifty otherwise.
iamcheryltweedy 15th-May-2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
zootycoonlady 15th-May-2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Yep, gonna watch Just Wright. Common is hot.
ancientlullaby 15th-May-2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
blondespaz 15th-May-2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
abbie 15th-May-2010 11:06 am (UTC)
I don't know why homophobia, racism and sexism is so commonly used in rap lyrics and everyone is casual as fuck about it. It's usually pretty fucking graphic as well.

PROPS TO YOU, COMMON. Which other rappers are like that?

doperperson 15th-May-2010 11:47 am (UTC)
I think a lot of people focus on the rap community as being homophobic, racist and sexist when the fact is that a majority of music is all of those things.
ohfinethen 15th-May-2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
yep. and not just music, but pop culture as a whole. i just wrote a paper on female hip-hop artists and you hit the nail on the head
boss_sister 15th-May-2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Really? Maybe I haven't noticed because I don't listen to pop music. Not too much homophobia in experimental jazz lol :)
watermeloncholy 15th-May-2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yep, rap/hip hop gets demonized for it, but what's new? People also want to believe that the black community is somehow more homophobic than everyone else because it's easier to lump people together like that.
bent_ley 15th-May-2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
meh in his newer music common talks just like every other rapper
jessnesss 15th-May-2010 11:06 am (UTC)
i'm excited for when they finally come out
romp 15th-May-2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Maybe she's easing into it with this? Reminds me of Jodie Foster who took her gf to award events and did everything except make an announcement (until she did).
byronsbitch 15th-May-2010 11:09 am (UTC)
Houses seem so cheap in America.

I should move there
noshatsherlock 15th-May-2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Depends on where you live in America. But yeah, they're a lot cheaper than abroad.

Plus, here you can buy your house on credit.
burningmarl 15th-May-2010 11:13 am (UTC)
They seem really cheap to me too. I guess they've got all that land to build on.
a_little_faerie 15th-May-2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
LMAO at your icon.
Oh-SAMA... Oh-BAMA...!
lovelyeli 15th-May-2010 11:30 am (UTC)
it's the time to BUY right now tbh

because the prices are going up soon
lickety_split 15th-May-2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Certain parts of Southern California and New York are hella overpriced.
___heyvanity 15th-May-2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
It's about cost of living... that house seems fucking expensive and I feel like the area I'm in is expensive, but people from California are like WUT?! at the prices where I live (Madison, WI).
solestella 15th-May-2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
IKR. A house like that would cost over 5 millions where I'm from.
bent_ley 15th-May-2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
IDK it depends on where it is. from what i can tell on house hunters international house prices are pretty similar in comparable areas (ie the midwest with the country side in the UK or something and LA with London)
boogalooshaman 15th-May-2010 11:10 am (UTC)
I love Queen Latifah
ex_crack525 15th-May-2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
elizabert 15th-May-2010 11:28 am (UTC)
That's a beautiful place. So cozy.
mercystars 15th-May-2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Gilda Radner icon!

tippythepoodle 15th-May-2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Just Wright was cute! I love seeing black movies at black theaters. My people are soo funny!
LOL @ Queen Latififa trying to pretend she liked Common. No chemistry what so ever! He was fine though! I'll see it again!
catherine1989 15th-May-2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Love the colours, so warm
tribulation 15th-May-2010 11:58 am (UTC)
lol where is Joppa.

Nice house.
_urbanista 15th-May-2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
"where is Joppa?"
SRSLY. i've lived in maryland for most of my life and i've NEVER heard of joppa, md.
krizzmiss 15th-May-2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
its north of baltimore city, in harford county
mojo_malone 15th-May-2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
She can't still be trying to hide it. Right? Buying a house together is a pretty big step in letting everyone know you're gay.
donthateme1988 15th-May-2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
I thought she did to People in January
mojo_malone 15th-May-2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Well then... nice house?
door 15th-May-2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
I think she's out in her personal life, she's just not going to issue a media statement about it (or hasn't yet).
mouthofblood 15th-May-2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
"A 2007 report says Common made a career decision to quit using anti-gay lyrics by fan request, and also the n-word out of respect for Oprah."

This is SO RANDOMLY placed in the article. But thats actually pretty cool.
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