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Picking up where the last one left off, Stomp The Yard: Homecoming (Sept. 21) continues its look into the fun, competitive and often ruthless politics of the stepping competitions at the fictional Truth University.

Collins Pennie (Fame) plays Chance Harris, a hard-working student struggling to find balance between school, work, his position as a new leader in his fraternity and of course his complicated love life (and there is lots of high-energy dancing in between). The Game’s Pooch Hall takes a star turn and familiar faces such as Teyana Taylor and 106 and Park’s Terrence J. appear as well.

 

Queen Latifah opens up about music, movies and love.

 

up: When did it click for you—the acting bug?
Q.L.: The movie Set It Off, for sure. I had met the director, F. Gary Gray, on the set of a music video. And I told him I wanted to play against type. All the roles I’d been offered had been Queen Latifah-roles. Or roles like Khadijah on Living Single. I wanted to play a villain, a lesbian, anything different from Latifah and Khadijah. When Set It Off came across Gary’s desk, he brought me in to audition. I got a prop gun from the Living Single set and I came there owning that Cleo role.

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