Take it from Queen Latifah. No, seriously, take the advice she's giving. The singer, actress and host of the 2011 People's Choice Awards (airing Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS) is dishing out her hard-learned lessons in the latest issue of Parade magazine, whether they're about the advantages of a Jersey childhood or what we can all learn from Kate Middleton. Take a moment to let Latifah show you the way.
On the advantages of growing up in New Jersey:
"There's something about growing up in New Jersey that prepares you for whatever you might encounter around the world. We're not afraid to go places. I met The Situation because we were both on Jay Leno. He lives maybe 15 minutes from me. He was like, 'If you ever get a flat tire, call me and I'll hook you up.' I love Jersey."