Most Americans find Donald Trump's so-called "locker room" offensive and unacceptable for a U.S. presidential candidate; Billy Bush under Fire
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, finally apologized for something. But, his latest outburst, which happened 11 years ago and just came to light, may have moved the "Undecideds" and Independents over to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. And, in case you don't know what we're talking about, Trump was caught on tape talking to former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about how he put the moves on a married woman, who used to be Bush's co-star. Trump went further and said that the soap opera star that was coming to meet them might let him grab her p-word because when you are a star, women will let you do that.
Barbra Streisand mocks Trump at fundraising event for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton
At an LGBT-focused New York fundraising event for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday, singer/songwriter/actress/filmmaker Barbra Streisand, performed Stephen Sondheim'sSend in the Clowns re-named, Who Needs This Clown? and the special lyrics "slayed" the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The lyrics to Barbra's Who Needs This Clown? are really clever:
VERSE 1 Is he that rich? Maybe he's poor? 'Til he reveals his returns Who can be sure? Who needs this clown?
VERSE 2 Something's amiss I don't approve If he were running the free world, where would we move? Name me a town? Just who is this clown?
BRIDGE And when we thought we'd heard it all Huffing and puffing about his big fantasy wall Making his entrance on stage... He just shoots from the hip He's full of bull He's lost his grip!
["Since Putin likes me, I like him! Sounds like a 4-year old!"]
VERSE 3 And if by chance he gets to heav'n even up there he'll declare... Chapter Elev'n! Who'd hire this clown? This sad vulgar clown... "You're fired" you clown!
BRIDGE 2 Hillary's kind... Smart that is clear While she is giving us hope...Trump is selling us fear Look how he changes his views every time that he speaks It's lie after lie can't take eight more weeks!
VERSE 4 This is no farce Maybe he's broke? Is this "the art of his deal" or some awful joke? You've got to admit... This silly half-wit... Is so full of ¬_ _ _ _!
The event took place at Cipriani Wall Street and benefits the Hillary Victory Fund which will be distributed to Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee, and state parties.
Other performers in addition to Barbra Streisand were Rufus Wainwright, and Laverne Cox (who introduced Hillary Clinton). Chelsea Clinton introduced Cox.
The host reception committee included a long list of bold-faced names: Erich Bergen, Andy Cohen, Sharon Gless, Donna Karan, Debra Messing, Kathy Najimy, Cynthia Nixon, Mary Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Michael Doyle, Richert Schnorr, Marissa Tomei, Michael Urie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and B. D. Wong.
Other notables in attendance included Donna Brazile, Barry Diller, Harvey Weinstein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Huma Abedin, Marty Erlichman, Ken Sunshine, Richard Jay-Alexander and many, more.
VIDEO DISCUSSION: A dialogue about policing, politics, black economic development and empowerment
In this special episode of What's The 411, the panel of Kizzy Cox, Courtney Rashon, Onika McLean, and Sydney Wayman are discussing the events of the past week regarding the shooting deaths of two unarmed black men, Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile by police officers in Baton Rouge and Minnesota respectively; as well as the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas, Texas. They are also discussing the presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the need to pay attention to their rhetoric; the need for people to take their civic responsibilities more seriously; and the WhereU App to find Black-owned businesses across the country.
On the entertainment side, The Wilsons, Russell Wilson and Ciara, are now married, and in-studio, we have an interview with Samirah Horton aka DJ Annie Red, a 7-year-old rapper, musician, athlete and painter.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Vera Moore will speak at the Essence Festival; actor Jussie Smollet will return to Empire; Tamar Braxton fired from The Real; actress Blake Lively finds out she's Becky and a whole lot more
What's Poppin' Quick Takes
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the iconic pop artist, Prince, may have been dead for hours before he was found unresponsive in an elevator in his Paisley Park home.
Tamar Braxton has been fired from The Real.
The world of media has gained two new Black superstars. Elaine Welteroth has been named Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue; Aaliyah Williams is now the Vice President of Digital Content and Production of MACRO, a company started by African-American talent rep Charles King.
Actress Blake Lively stirred some controversy, when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram, posing at a recent gala in a gold gown with the caption "LA face with an Oakland booty."
Actor Jussie Smollett will return to Empire. Smollet posted on Instagram: "Listen 2 my words, I'll see ya'll season 3.
The television network, ABC, announced that Scandal will return for its sixth season in 2017, due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy.
Donald Trump is having difficulty raising money
Campaign contributions from some of the Republican Party's major benefactors may be hard to come by for the party's nominee, Donald Trump. Most notable is Stanley Druckenmiller, a New York-based investor who gave big bucks to John Kasich's campaign. Druckenmiller told Reuters that he won't donate saying, "Not sure why anyone would give money to Mr. Trump since he asserts that he is worth $10 billion."
The continuing saga that has become Bill Cosby's life
Bill Cosby's lawyers are again asking the state supreme court to have his criminal sexual-assault case thrown out. The issue is whether a current prosecutor has to live up to the promise made by a former prosecutor to not charge actor/comedian/philanthropist Bill Cosby for the alleged assault. Apparently Bill Cosby used that promise to provide certain testimony in another case and now his words are being used against him. We'll know shortly whether the case will be thrown out.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Vera Moore will speak at Essence Music Festival
Vera Moore, President and CEO, Vera Moore Cosmetics; will be a panelist on the beauty panel at the upcoming Essence Music Festival in July. As we listen in on an impromptu conversation between Vera Moore and What's The 411TV CEO Ruth J. Morrison, we are pulled into Ms. Moore's journey from integrating the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, NY, in the early 1980s with a kiosk to selling her brand of cosmetics in 53 stores through Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the United States. The Vera Moore Cosmetics brand can be found nationally at Walgreens in New York City, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Puerto Rico among others, as well as internationally in Shanghai independently.
Under the Radar
Black-ish Writer Damilare Sonoiki initiates a new comedy based on African immigrant experience
Black-ish writer, Damilare Sonoiki, is creating a brand new comedy, this one about the African experience. It's called African Booty-Scratcher!" Sonoiki, a Nigerian-American named it that after an insult he heard kids using to refer to African kids. I remember hearing it growing up too. He told the Grio:
"The biggest thing I've learned from 'Black-ish,' like the central premise...is that you're taught to give your kids more than you have but in giving them more, what do they lose? The immigrant story is that exact same situation."
New film, Loving is generating Oscar buzz at Cannes Film Festival
From the Cannes Film Festival comes word that Jeff Nichols' film Loving, generated tremendous Oscar buzz. The film is the real life story of the efforts of Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Loving, a black woman, to have their marriage deemed legal. In 1958, the couple was arrested in their bedroom for being married. At the time, Virginia law made interracial marriages illegal. The couple had to take their fight all the way to the Supreme Court which rendered a unanimous decision ruling the couple's arrest unlawful and all state prohibitions against interracial marriage.
Additionally, the hubbub is that actress Ruth Negga's performance as Mildred Loving makes her a favorite for Best Actress Oscar.
• Actress Niecy Nash is set to join the cast of the upcoming TNT's dramedy, Claws, a dark-comedy revolving around five diverse nail salon employees and organized crime. Claws is currently in production.
• Filmmaker Carl Franklin has signed on to do a film remake of the 1948 William Faulkner novel Intruder in the Dust. The original film was produced in 1949, and the new film is currently in production.
• If all the Fetty-Waps, Drakes, and Nicki Minaj's of the world have got you feening for some Mase, Puff Daddy, and Lil' Kim, your '90s prayers have been answered because The Bad Boy FamilyReunion Tour is coming to a city near you! The Lox, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, Mario Winans, and French Montana will also perform on the tour. Brooklyn already got a taste recently when they performed at the Barclay's Center where our own Onika McClean got crunk! The official tour starts on August 25, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio.
• Comedian Wanda Sykes will join fellow comediennes Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in a new Fox comedy special, Mother/Daughter. The comedy will air October 21st on FOX television.
Journalist, Morley Safer, one of the original correspondents of the CBS News Magazine, 60 Minutes, has passed away at age 84. Safer had just retired from CBS a week prior. May he rest in peace.
Donald Trump's Mexican Problem is Wreaking Havoc on Republicans
In this Quick take on What's Poppin segment, hosts Kizzy Cox and Glenn Gilliam are discussing the hot water that Donald Trump is in for bashing Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, and by extension, Latinos in general.
Trump is going so far to the right that he is creating a real problem for the Republicans with the latino community; voters they had hoped to start courting in 2016.