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Queen Latifah As Gwen Ifill: SNL Lines Up VP Debate Sketch

11/03/2008 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

Well-placed sources tell TMZ Queen Latifah is getting in the middle of the Sarah Palin/Joe Biden VP debate by portraying last night's moderator, PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, on "SNL" this week.

A rep for "SNL" confirmed the news to Huffington Post, saying, "IF we do a VP debate sketch, we have lined up Queen Latifah to play Ifill."

"SNL" has no black female cast members, and only one black male cast member, Kenan Thompson. Fred Armisen, who is of Venezuelan, Japanese, and German ancestry, currently plays Barack Obama on the show.

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