Queen Latifah will be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal by Harvard University for her contributions to black history and culture on Tuesday.
Rebel Wilson stirred controversy recently when she announced she was the first plus-size woman to star in a romantic comedy and has now apologized for it.
Queen Latifah announced on Thursday that her mother, Rita Owens, has died.
A former beauty queen leads the birthday parade today.