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Ava DuVernay and Harpo Collaborate on a Deal with Netflix

VIDEO DISCUSSION: DuVernay’s Central Park Five to be a Netflix limited series; Blue Ivy Carter is getting a lot of attention; Blac Chyna takes Rob to Court

What's The 411 Episode 113 consists of QUICK TAKES of topical news about Ava DuVernay; Chrissy Teigen, RYSE TV, Blue Ivy's Boom Shakalaka and lively discussions about Tupac and Madonna, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian, and Japanese men who are turning to life-sized anatomically-correct dolls for companionship.

QUICK TAKES:

Film director Ava DuVernay is tackling another tough subject affecting African-Americans. Using the Central Park Five case, DuVernay will explore the subject of social and criminal injustice. Central Park Five, a five-part miniseries will debut on Netflix in 2019.

Chrissy Teigen would like you to stop sending her photos of babies that look like John Legend. She’s sick of it already, so just stop it!

Be on the lookout for RYSE TV. What started out as a magazine is growing into a VOD streaming entertainment platform and mobile app. Based in Atlanta, RYSE, which stands for “Recognizing the Young Successful and Empowered,” will soon become a multimedia group, offering the magazine, TV content, and an app.

Rapper and business mogul, Jay Z’s new album, 4:44 is out and when the confessional album dropped, it had the world talking. But, when the world heard five-year-old Blue Ivy's Boom Shakalaka freestyle, let’s just say that the little rumble you heard was the Internet breaking yet again with people signing up for #IvyLeague!

Pictures of Khloe Kardashian, North West, and Tristan Thompson surfaced online and the Tristan Thompson haters did not hold back, from wondering why he’s not with his own child to God is going to punish him, to hoping the Cleveland Cavaliers dump him.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner's T-Shirt Debacle

The lawsuits keep piling up for Kylie and Kendall Jenner over their T-shirts infused with pictures of themselves and iconic rappers Tupac and Biggie. First, Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mom, hit fast and furiously, and now according to Billboard, photographer Michael Miller is suing the sisters for copyright infringement over the use of photos he took of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

WHAT’S POPPIN – AMERICAN CULTURE

A letter that rapper/actor Tupac Shakur wrote to pop star Madonna breaking off their relationship is going up for auction July 19th through the 28th on the Gotta Have Rock and Roll website, with bids starting at $100,000. The letter shows Tupac as very sensitive, thoughtful, and well-educated. Tupac seemed to have broken off the relationship with Madonna because of what half of his fans would think of him dating a white woman. However, he was hurt by a comment in the press that she was “off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players”. Prior to reading that comment, Tupac thought he was the first rapper Madonna dated.

Q. What are your thoughts about this revelation of the Tupac letter to Madonna?

WHAT’S POPPIN – RELATIONSHIPS

In more Kardashian news, it looks like Rob Kardashian has gotten himself into a whole lot of hot water. In a series of extremely graphic and expletive-ridden posts, which have since been taken down, Kardashian blasted his ex-girlfriend and mother of his only child, Blac Chyna. Chyna responded to the onslaught of messages in a since-deleted Snapchat post, alleging that Kardashian hit her. She has also lawyered up. Famed attorney Lisa Bloom is now representing Blac Chyna and it is not looking good for Rob Kardashian. In fact, Kardashian now has a temporary restraining order against him.

A source close to Blac Chyna told People magazine that Chyna is the victim in this situation: “She’s had to have a new phone number every month and constantly has to change her number. While everyone is writing stories and thinking it’s fun gossip, it’s actually dangerous.”

Q. Does Rob need psychological help? Are we being sucked into the marketing machine of a new season of Rob and Chyna?

WHAT’S POPPIN – RELATIONSHIPS

The NY Post had an article about a new trend in Japan. It seems that Japanese men are turning to life-sized anatomically-correct dolls for companionship because they feel that their wives are neglecting them.

What happened to the notion that women are supposed to do whatever their husbands want?

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Our Photo of the week is a photo of Madonna and Tupac hanging out at the club.

THE 411onBOOKS INTRO

Coming up next, Troy Johnson, CEO, and webmaster of AALBC.com and Ruth Morrison are giving a shout out to Go On Girl Book Club for the way it gives back to the community.

And, they can help you to find a good book to read!

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Our Motivational Quote of the Week is:

Success belongs to those who chase it.

This is a quote from Chris Louis. Chris posted his quote in the comments section in one of our YouTube videos. So, keep posting motivational quotes and you never know where we’ll find your quote.

CARIBBEAN COOK-UP

ONIKA: And now….here’s Ms. Kizzy with her Caribbean cook up. What’s in the pot, gal!?

KIZZY: Now, Fay Ann Lyons might have made the song famous, but this is what I call "Heavy T Bumper!" Soca artist Destra invited a man from Belize onto the stage and had him lay down. Destra dropped herself butt first onto his groin area. That did not go well, she burst the man’s bladder and he sued Destra for medical fees, 2 months of missed work as well as pain and suffering. A Belizean judge ordered Destra to pay the man just over $55,000 TT dollars which amount to less than 10,000 USD.

QUICK TAKES: Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Khloe Kardashian, Ava DuVernay, and more

VIDEO: Kendall and Kylie Jenner had to backtrack on their Biggie and Tupac T-Shirt Venture; Chrissy Teigen is sick of John Legend look-alike baby pictures

What's The 411's Quick Takes recorded on July 11, 2017, are:

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will explore the subject of social and criminal injustice through Central Park Five, a five-part miniseries that will debut on Netflix in 2019.

Chrissy Teigen is sick of people sending her baby pictures that look like John Legend

Be on the lookout for RYSE TV. What started out as a magazine is growing into a VOD streaming entertainment platform and mobile app.

When the world heard Jay-Z and Beyonce's five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy's Boom Shakalaka freestyle, let’s just say that the little rumble you heard was the Internet breaking yet again with people signing up for #IvyLeague!

Pictures of Khloe Kardashian, North West, and Tristan Thompson surfaced online and the Tristan Thompson haters did not hold back.

The lawsuits keep piling up for Kylie and Kendall Jenner over their T-shirts infused with pictures of themselves and iconic rappers Tupac and Biggie.

QUICK TAKES: Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and more

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.

Designer Accuses Khloe Kardashian of Copying her Work

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Khloe Kardashian's newest fashion venture brings claims of intellectual property infringement by designer Destiney Bleu

Designer Destiney Bleu, the woman behind dbleudazzled, which specializes in custom crystallized clothing, says Khloe Kardashian's Good American clothing line is too similar to dbleudazzled.

Re-tweeting Kardashian’s video, which shows off Kardashian’s Good American clothing line, Bleu wrote, “When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it.”

Ms. Bleu is not only mad, she’s taking action, her work is trademarked and she has lawyered up.

We hope these ladies can work it out, cooperation is better than strict competition.

What's The 411 Episode 110: Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian, Rachel Lindsay, and more

VIDEO: Jay-Z makes move to safeguard Beyonce's pregnancy; Khloe Kardashian reportedly desperate to get married; Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay makes history

What's Poppin' Quick Takes

Judge Kevin Eide has finally named the heirs to Prince’s estate.

A spinoff of ABC’s hit show, Black-ish, will soon be coming to a television near you. The tentatively titled, College-ish, featuring Yara Shahidi, will debut on Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) sometime next year.

Katherine Johnson, an engineer, better known as the human computer and subject of the movie, Hidden Figures, delivered the commencement speech at Hampton University.

Anthony Weiner, a former congressman from New York repping Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to exchanging sexually explicit online messages.

According to Radar Online, Jay-Z has hired an around-the-clock, live-in nurse and a team of doctors to care for Beyonce until the babies are born.

Actress and singer, Keke Palmer, cut her hair and social media has gone crazy.

What's Poppin' Relationships

Aisha Tyler’s husband, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce and the judge ordered Tyler to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years plus a lump sum of $500k. The total is $2 million.

ABC-TV released the list of bachelor contenders on The Bachelorette that will be vying for new bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay’s heart. Lindsay, a Texas-bred lawyer, is The Bachelorette’s first Black woman to be a decision-maker.

Radar Online is reporting that Khloe Kardashian wants to get married to Cleveland Cavaliers player, Tristan Thompson, so badly that she is willing to buy the rings.

Rumor has it that Khloe is afraid that Tristan will go back to his former girlfriend and mother of his child, Jordan Craig.

What's Poppin' Politics

We mentioned Anthony Weiner earlier, he pleaded guilty to exchanging sexually explicit online messages, including violent rape fantasies, last year with a teen girl he knew to be underage. Is jail enough for Anthony Weiner?

Our Photo of the week is model Winnie Harlow who slayed in a Zuhair Murad gown on the red carpet at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The411onBooks

What do Patti LaBelle, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Brandon Harris, all have in common? We're talking about them and their books in The4110nBooks segment.

Khloe Kardashian Reportedly Willing to Pay Everything to Get Married

Watch Video for an answer to the question, is there a Kardashian Curse? 

Khloe Kardashian's desire to get married to Tristan Thompson, a basketball player with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, is in overdrive.

Radar Online is reporting that Khloe is willing to shell out half a million dollars to get Tristan to marry her.  If this is true Khloe, girl, get a grip; desperation is not a good look.

Reportedly, LeBron James and some of his Cleveland Cavaliers' teammates are not too happy about this relationship, as they want Thompson to stay focused on getting another NBA championship.

Others are warning Tristan Thompson about the Kardashian Curse.

Do you believe in the Kardashian Curse?  

 

 

Khloe Kardashian Standing by James Harden

Khloe Kardashian and basketball star James Harden are still a couple, despite calling off her divorce from Lamar Odom

We know that Khloe Kardashian has been by the side of her estranged husband, Lamar Odom since he was hospitalized after a wild weekend of partying at a Las Vegas brothel that almost took his life. Well, it also turns out that Khloe and James Harden are still a couple. In fact, Khloe went to Houston to watch James Harden's team the Houston Rockets play the Denver Nuggets in the NBA season opener.

As for how James Harden is taking all of this, Khloe told People magazine, "He's been great with me, and I'm just allowing everything to unfold. If it's ever too overwhelming, then I understand that as well."

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