VIDEO DISCUSSION: Benny Boom claps back at John Singleton; Katy Perry attempts to mend fences with Taylor Swift; Mary J. Blige has to pay up; and more!
This episode of What’s The 411 consists of QUICK TAKES of topical news about Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige. Next, there are lively discussions focused on what would you do if a marriage proposal was accompanied by a $35.00 engagement ring; colleges declining promising students because of their social media activity, and; film director Benny Boom claps back at director John Singleton over the Tupac movie. Rounding out the episode are the following segments: Photo of the Week; The 411 on Books with AALBC.com president and webmaster, Troy Johnson, and Ruth J. Morrison; a Motivational Quote provided by Denise Hurley; and upcoming events in Brooklyn.
VIDEO: What's The 411 QUICK TAKES: Ryan Seacrest reportedly not happy with the monetary offer from American Idol; Khloe Kardashian facing a lawsuit
The National Museum of African-American Music celebrated Black Music Month with the 2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon. The banquet, held at City Winery in Nashville, was hosted by David Mann and featured honorees Patti LaBelle, Teddy Riley, Kirk Franklin, and David Porter.
Actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. has everyone doing double takes. Shipp is playing the legendary rapper Tupac in the upcoming movie, All Eyez on Me. Looking at Demetrius Shipp, no wonder people are saying Tupac is still alive.
Ryan Seacrest has yet to sign on to host American Idol after he reportedly said he would do so. It turns out that Seacrest is fuming that Katy Perry will be paid more than him to be a judge on the show when he built American Idol.
Singer Ray J said his sister, singer/actress Brandy, is fine; she was suffering from exhaustion when she was recently taken off a plane by ambulance to go to a nearby hospital in Los Angeles.
Three-Time Grammy Award-Winner MAXWELL is the Brand Ambassador of HUE For Every Man. The founders of HUE, Jessica Estrada, and Kyle Frazier chose to partner with Maxwell not only to represent their brand but also as a partner in the company because he embodies all of the qualities and values the brand stands for: successful, fashionable, well-groomed, traditional and most importantly philanthropic.
Designer Destiney Bleu, the woman behind dbleudazzled, which specializes in custom crystallized clothing, says Khloe Kardashian ripped off her work.
The website, YBF.COM, is reporting that First Lady Melania Trump has been romantically linked to a Tiffany executive for well over a year. And, that #45 knows the deal and agreed that Melania could get a divorce if he lost the election. Perhaps, this explains another reason for Melania staying behind in NYC, why she doesn’t like PDA with #45, and why they both met with Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral just prior to the election.
Jacinda Motton, aka Ms. Fashionista J, tells you which celebrity was HOT and who was NOT at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014. Ms. Fashionista J's celebrity picks were: Common; Nick Young and Iggy Azalea; Kendall and Kylie Jenner; Jennifer Lopez; Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo; Katy Perry; and Nicki Minaj.