LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Queen Latifah has a new jewel for her crown: talk show host.

The hour-long ``Latifah'' is scheduled to debut this fall on several Fox-owned stations, producer Telepictures said Wednesday.

The 28-year-old rapper and ``Living Single'' actress, whose real name is Dana Owens, was brought into the fold by Rosie O'Donnell, a Warner Bros./Telepictures star.

``Rosie recognized that Dana is a very smart woman who is very driven, and at an early age had a vision of what she wanted to do,'' Telepictures President Jim Paratore said.

``The show will be built around Dana and her point of view,'' he said. ``She's a multidimensional person and the show will reflect that. We'll have some real-people stories and some topical stories, and we'll also have celebrities and music.''