Mo'Nique Fronts Queen

Mo'Nique (The Parkers, Showtime at the Apollo) will host Lifetime's Queen for a Day special, which airs May 24.

The show is based on the classic 50's TV show, one of the medium's first stabs at reality.The original Queen For a Day rewarded the contestant with the most pathetic story of personal misfortune a chance to be Queen and receive a bunch of prizes.  The Lifetime version, by contrast, does not rely on bleed-for-me sob stories. Instead, the friends and associates of good-deed-doers will nominate them for the title.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.