Rob Shuter

Queen Latifah Turns ‘Diva’ Over Replacing Bette Midler

Entertainer won't say 'hello' to role in 'Hello Dolly!'

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Queen Latifah won’t be following in Bette Midler’s footsteps when “The Divine Miss M” leaves the Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly!” next year!

“Queen doesn’t replace people, she originates roles,” a snitch tells The National ENQUIRER’s own Rob Shuter.

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“If they had wanted her to play “Dolly” on Broadway, they should have asked her first and asked Bette to follow her.”

Sources also blabbed Dolly Parton won’t take over, either.