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Talk Show Queen

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    Ricki Pamela Lake is an American actress, producer, and television host
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    She is best known for her starring role as Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray
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    Lake is now on a second syndicated talk show endeavor airing on weekdays.
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    Lake also starred in films including Cry-Baby (with Johnny Depp and Susan Tyrell), Cecil B. Demented (with Melanie Griffith and Stephen Dorff), and Serial Mom (with Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston).
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    Ricki Lake was Lake's first daytime talk show. The wildly successful show specialized in topics involving invited guests and incorporated questions and comments from a studio audience
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    After her talk show had wrapped production on its final season, Lake went on to host the 2006 CBS limited series Gameshow Marathon, which re-created classic game shows with celebrity contestants
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    The Business of Being Born, Lake's documentary about home birth and midwifery, was released in limited markets on January 18, 2008
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    Lake also jointly wrote a book on the world of natural childbirth and birthing options, along with Abby Epstein and Jacques Moritz, Your Best Birth, which was published by Wellness Central on May 1, 2009
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    Lake returned to television on May 11, 2009, succeeding Sharon Osbourne as host for the third season of VH1's Charm School
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    Lake married illustrator/bartender Rob Sussman in Las Vegas in March 1994. They have two sons