Queen Latifah kicked off her new talk show on September 16 with the guest on her number one "most wanted" list: John Travolta. Complimenting him for his polish and pizzazz, Queen Latifah said that John sums up what she wants for her show: Love, laughter, life and light. Find out what John revealed about his fitness program on the September 16 show, and how Queen Latifah showed off her slimmed-down body by dancing.
At 59, John has a two and a half year old son who is a sturdy future football player. Confessed John: "I exercise daily to keep up with him!" John said he plays tennis five times a week and lifts weights just to maintain his energy for his tough little toddler.
John said his son also has inherited his singing talent, although the little boy's self-written tunes currently consist of potty-training songs such as "I poop in the morning and I poop at night." You go, little guy!
John and Queen Latifah also showed off their dance moves as she greeted him, and it's clear that John hasn't lost the flexibility and form that made him famous in films such as "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease."
Queen Latifah looked light on her feet, and Fitness magazine recently reported that Queen Latifah's celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins has contributed to her slimmed-down figure. In addition, Queen Latifah lost 20 pounds when she served as a Jenny Craig spokeswoman previously.
To psych herself up for her talk show, Queen Latifah immerses herself in the most physical music-making instrument available: Drums, reported USA Today on September 16.
"I bang on my drums. I have a drum set in my dressing room. I play drums to relax and have some fun. I say a prayer, meet the guests and go rock the show. It's still a new thing for me," she told USA Today.
Queen Latifah is competing with another newcomer to the talk show circuit: "Skinnygirl" Bethenny Frankel. The differences are notable. While diet-obsessed Bethenny regularly focuses fitness and diet on her show (click here to read about her latest diet segment) and tends to indulge in lots of screams and intense discussions about sex, Queen Latifah has a more relaxed attitude, saluting John with sparkling cider and a smile.