She was kind to Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Glamour Awards, but Queen Latifah was royally rude to "Law & Order" actor Bill Burns last week.
Burns approached Latifah at Newark Airport and tried to give her his business card.
She responded by prompting a friend with her to "rip it to pieces and throw it on the ground," our source says, adding that the companion also spewed racial epithets at Burns (who is white) in front of a crowd. One onlooker called Latifah's friend "a total thug," though no one dared to insult the diva. Her reps said the tale of racist comments is "completely untrue." (source)