Rob Kardashian moves into his new home; actor Jussie Smollett wants equal pay; rapper Azealia Banks gets booted off Twitter, and reality TV personalities Lil Scrappy and Bambi are engaged
In this episode of What's The 411, the panel featuring Kizzy Cox, Onika McLean, Courtney Rashon, and newcomer, Sydney Wayman, are talking about:
After 34 years, singer Keyshia Cole found out that her biological father is boxing trainer Virgil Hunter.
Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates doesn't plan to move into his 2.1 million dollar brownstone after all. Coates and his wife, according to the New York Times, used a limited-liability corporation to shield their identities. But the story leaked and was published in the New York Post. Coates wrote in the Atlantic:
"Within a day of seeing these articles, my wife and I knew that we could never live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, that we could never go back home. If anything happened to either of us, if anything happened to our son, we'd never forgive ourselves."
Empire star Kaitlin Doubleday recently tied the knot with fiancé, DJ Devin Lucien in California. Doubleday posted her new 'sparkle' on Instagram.
Congratulations to acclaimed actress and five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. McDonald is pregnant with her second child at age 45.
Azealia Banks Banned From Twitter
Controversial rapper Azealia Banks (or should we say Azealia Stanks as 14-year-old Skai Jackson called her when Azealia came for her on twitter) is banned from Twitter because of her controversial racially-tinged and homophobic rants and the Twittersphere is relieved!
Jussie Smollett Wants More Money
Empire Star, actor Jussie Smollet, may be leaving the hit show due to contract negotiations. He wants more money. It's been reported that Smollett wants to make the same salary as actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. Fox says Jussie is still working under his current contract. Does Jussie Smollet deserve to have a salary commensurate with Taraji and Terrence?
Caribbean Cook-up: Shola K. Roberts
Grenadian-American dancer, educator, and fitness instructor, Shola K. Roberts, is the winner of the Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Award. Ms. Roberts gives us insight into the world of Soca; Caribbean dance artists; how dance helps young people in school; and her domestic and international tours.
Reality TV Recap
In Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, Lil Scrappy and Bambi got engaged! The couple has been on again and off again and finally on! Wacka Flacka's wife, Tammy Riviera, posted a picture on Instagram of what looks to be an engagement ring on Bambi's finger and congratulated the couple by saying, "When you are super happy for your friends".
Rob Kardashian made his return to Keeping up with the Kardashians. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West, and an interior designer welcomed Rob into his new Calabasas home and the family is excited that he will be a father. His sister Kim stated, "It makes me happy that he's just feeling better about himself, and I know my mom is just really happy."
Upcoming Events in the Pipeline
Actor/comedian Arsenio Hall will return to network television this summer on the new ABC show, Greatest Hits.
The Coney Island Reggae on the Boardwalk will take place June 12, July 10, August 7 and September 4.
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes will produce her fifth television show for ABC entitled, Still Star-Crossed, which will be written as a sequel to Romeo and Juliet.
In memoriam, we bid farewell to Brooklynite, Susannah Mushatt Jones, who was the world's oldest person. She was 116.
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