Log in

What's on this week?: MAYA ANGELOU, BLAIR UNDERWOOD, STACEY DASH, 50 CENT, ARSENIO HALL, and MORE

This WHAT'S THE 411 episode features our homage to the legendary poet, author, and film director, DR. MAYA ANGELOU. WHAT'S THE 411 host KIZZY COX, had the opportunity to get an exclusive interview with Dr. Angelou at the National Book Awards last November. We're also discussing events and updates about BLAIR UNDERWOOD, STACEY DASH, 50 CENT, ARSENIO HALL, the late MILES DAVIS, DON CHEADLE, TYRA BANKS and more.

So here's what we're talking about this week:

Music icon and businessman, DR. DRE, sold Beats Electronics to apple for three billion dollars. The deal works out to 2.6 billion dollars in cash and $400 million that will vest over time. Could DRE have done more with beats by DRE?

CBS cancelled THE ARSENIO HALL show. The move came three months after CBS had announced that it would renew the show for a second season. Why the about face?

Actor BLAIR UNDERWOOD was nominated for the TV Critics Association Award for best supporting actor for the Lifetime movie A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL. On Blair's Facebook page, he congratulated his co-stars, those involved in making the film, and his fans for their support of the film.

50 CAN'T THROW! Rapper 50 CENT threw the first pitch at a recent New York Mets game.

It was the worst first pitch in major league history! 50 said he did practice before he took the field, but what happened 50???

The late jazz legend Miles Davis was honored last week with his own street. A stretch of West 77th Street, between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue has been renamed MILES DAVIS WAY in his honor. Davis was once a long-time resident of this Upper West Side neighborhood.

OMG! STACEY DASH is joining FOX NEWS.

WHO IS ON THE CARPET THIS WEEK?

WIMPY AND SELL OUT POLITICIANS who won't or can't stand up to the gun manufacturers' lobby!

Chicago is becoming the murder capital of the U.S., almost every day we're hearing news of gun violence in New York City, and Richard Martinez, a grieving father whose son was killed by a crazed gunman at the USC-Santa Barbara Campus is outraged. He told the crowd at a rally for the victims:

"Today, I'm going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it "not one more"

WHAT'S IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE PIPELINE?

Acclaimed actor DON CHEADLE will star as MILES DAVIS in an upcoming biographical film entitled KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER. Actress ZOE SALDANA will portray Davis' first wife, Frances. No release date has been set.

JUNE is BLACK MUSIC MONTH. EBONY magazine has a new issue out, a collector's edition, with BEYONCE on the cover. This issue features a 25-page salute to music's movers and shakers.

UNBREAK MY HEART was a big hit for TONI BRAXTON. It is also the title of her new autobiography, which hit bookstores this week. Also in the bookstores this week, is a biography by renowned opera singer BARBARA HENDRICKS entitled LIFTING MY VOICE, A MEMOIR.

SMEYES is coming to daytime. TELEVISION PRODUCER AND MODEL, TYRA BANKS IS COMING TO DAYTIME.

NOTE: What's The 411TV hosts comments are their own and not necessarily the opinion of What's The 411 Networks.

In The Doghouse: Levi Copelin and Josh Gordon

WATCH VIDEO: IN THE DOGHOUSE: Levi Copelin and Josh Gordon

Every week, What's The 411Sports puts a person or organization in the Dog House. This week, Levi Copelin and Josh Gordon get the honors.

NCAA Football is banning Levi Copelin, wide receiver, Missouri, from playing football for the entire 2014-15 season for using banned substances.

Cleveland Browns' wide receiver, Josh Gordon, is facing a suspension after failing a second drug test.

NFL Hall of Fame Induction 2014

WATCH VIDEO: DISCUSSION ABOUT NFL HALL OF FAME 2014

 

 The What's The 411Sports team are talking about the NFL Hall of Fame 2014, and NFL Hall of Famers, Michael Strahan and Andre Reed.

Tim Howard Moves to Broadcast Suite at NBC

WATCH VIDEO: Tim Howard's FIFA Performance Gets Rewarded With New Job

American soccer player Tim Howard who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Everton and the United States national team, just signed on with the television network, NBC to do color commentating.

If Tim Howard's soccer commentating on NBC is as good as his play on the field, NBC has a winner!

Is Anthony Davis the Next LeBron James?

WATCH VIDEO: Is New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis MVP caliber?

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant certainly thinks Anthony Davis is MVP caliber.

Do you agree?

Could Anthony Davis beat out New York Knicks forward, Carmelo Anthony for the title of MVP?

Or, perhaps, could LeBron James make another run at NBA MVP?

New York Jets' Preseason Chatter

WATCH VIDEO: What's The 411Sports team have a spirited conversation about the New York Jets prospects and standing

The young guns seem to think that the Jets need to do less talking and more action on the field that lead to a win.

What's The 411Sports host, Glenn Gilliam, says that Rex Ryan speaking his mind is displaying the type of leadership that a team should have.

Gregory Alcala and Chris Graham don't seem to have much faith in Geno Smith.

Greg even thinks that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is better than Geno Smith.

Chris would like for Michael Vick to lead the team.

Do you have faith in Geno Smith?

Your thoughts about the Jets' prospects for this season?

Do you think the New York Jets will make it to the playoffs?

Could the New York Jets be Super Bowl bound?

Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson Gets Hefty Contract Extension

WATCH VIDEO: Patrick Peterson: Are NFL Cornerbacks Getting More Respect

Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson just became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL.

Peterson and the Cardinals agreed to a five-year, $70-million contract extension.

Peterson's contract tops the four-year, $56-million deal the Seattle Seahawks gave Richard Sherman a few months ago.

Paul George Injures Leg in Horrific Fashion

 WATCH VIDEO: Will Paul George's Injury Impact FIBA?

Indiana Pacers Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury during a nationally televised USA Basketball exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The What The 411Sports team are discussing what this mean for the Indiana Pacers?

In The Doghouse: NFL Commissioner Goodell and Cameron Maybin

WATCH VIDEO: Commissioner Goodell and Cameron Maybin in 411 Doghouse

The young guns of The What's The 411Sports team are discussing who's in the dog house this week. Bianca Peart put NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the 411 Doghouse for suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for only two games for a domestic violence charge.

Greg Alcala put Cameron Maybin of the San Diego Padres in the dog house for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy.

Subscribe to this RSS feed