Jersey Buzz: Queen Latifah to host NAACP Image Awards; Michael B. Jordan teams with Ring

In Thursday’s Jersey Buzz… the sky’s the limit for Passaic’s Justin Ellen as he appears on the “Sherri” show; Queen Latifah will host the NAACP Image Awards; and Michael B. Jordan teams up with Ring.

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2023, 1:20 PM

Updated 517 days ago

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New Jersey’s ‘Queen’ to host NAACP Image Awards

New Jersey's royal rap star and actress Queen Latifah will host the 54th NAACP Image Awards Saturday night. Latifah, who was born in Newark and graduated from Irvington High School, is also nominated for an Image Award this year for her performance on "The Equalizer" that airs on CBS.

Baking sky’s the limit for Passaic’s Justin Ellen

Justin Ellen on "Sherri" talk show.
Also, 20-year-old Justin Ellen from Passaic and of "Everything Just Baked" appeared on the “Sherri” show. He was invited to be on the episode that aired Wednesday for Sherri Shepherd’s month long "Making Black History" series. At just 19, Mary J. Blige hired Ellen to bake her birthday cake at her star-studded 52nd birthday bash in January. Ellen also showed Shepherd some of his baking techniques.

Michael B. Jordan is looking to become part of your family using your Ring doorbell

Jordan, who is also from Newark, is bringing his Adonis “Creed” character to life as he teams up with Ring doorbell cameras to make pre-recorded messages. You can download Jordan’s responses and turn on "quick replies" to play anytime someone rings your bell. This is part of the promotion for Jordan’s newest movie “Creed III.” The 36-year-old directed and stars in the film that hits theaters March 3.


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