The People's Choice Awards ceremony is being revamped in the midst of the writers strike.
As "Extra" first reported, plans to televise some form of the show on CBS on Jan. 8 are scheduled but no press is allowed and no red carpet.
Queen Latifah will act as "host" for the pre-recorded show, which will include acceptance speeches from winners via video. Winners will also answer questions emailed by fans, and there will be no live audience.
The ceremony is the first to be affected by the WGA strike.
"Obviously, we realized there are pressing issues facing the entertainment industry," said show spokeswoman Jeannie Tharrington. "Out of respect for all the people involved, we decided we would use this opportunity to use a new format."
Queen Latifah is the new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.
"We officially confirm that Queen Latifah will join the Jenny Craig program in January," Scott Parker, Jenny Craig's Vice President of Marketing, told "Extra." "We are thrilled to have Queen Latifah support our mission of improving health by taking her first step toward achieving a more healthful lifestyle."
He added, "Queen Latifah joins forces with Jenny Craig to communicate the importance of how small lifestyle changes, in the areas of diet and exercise, can have positive effects on overall health."
Latifah, real name Dana Owens, has been vocal about not getting involved in the Hollywood image game.
In July, the "Hairspray" star, 37, told "Extra," "I lose weight when I feel like it. If the proportion size gets too big and the gym gets too infrequent then I sort of try and balance it back out. I never try to lose weight for someone else."
Queen Latifah was honored in her home town of Newark, New Jersey yesterday during a special premiere of "Hairspray."
After she was presented with her own special plaque on the New Jersey Walk of Fame, we caught up with the Queen and asked her if she would ever become a permanent replacement on "The View."
See her surprising reaction below!
In eight months, Katie Holmes has gone from shy girl next door to the confident wife of superstar Tom Cruise.
The change is obvious - she's wearing designer clothes, sporting a sleek bob haircut and showing off a proud new outlook on life.
Now, with baby Suri, she's gracing the cover of People Magazine and answering the question everyone wants to know: What is it like to be Mrs. Tom Cruise?
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It was a night of show-stopping surprises at the star-studded Big Apple "Hairspray" premiere, and "Extra" was right in the middle of the mayhem!
"This is wild!" Queen Latifah told us. "New York - everybody comes out!"
One of the night's biggest surprises was Mrs. Cruise, Katie Holmes.
She strolled the red carpet with her new, sleek haircut and a stunning basic black dress showing off her legs!
Queen Latifah starred alongside Katie Holmes in the upcoming film, "Mad Money," and she's telling "Extra" what it was like working with Mrs. Tom Cruise.
Plus, why she may keep the blonde wig long after her "Hairspray" premiere.
Movie theaters everywhere are about to get a lot louder thanks to Queen Latifah when she turns up the volume in "Hairspray."
But the rapper-turned-actress revealed that she almost never made it to the big screen in the first place.
"I was always that kind of kid who wanted to be involved in student government," she said. "If there was a way I could change the world, then I wanted to be involved in it."