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What's The 411 Episode 65: Hollywood and Politics as White House Holds State Dinner for China

Plus, Shonda Rhimes gets a larger slice of Hollywood; Apollo Theater breaks new ground; Sean Penn is feuding with Lee Daniels; Diddy still reigns supreme and more

The panel of What's The 411 host Kizzy Cox and correspondents Courtney Rashon and Onika McLean are talking about:

 Prayers for rapper Fetty Wap, who was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident

The White House state dinner for the President of China

The Apollo Theater for the first time inducts non-musicians into its Walk of Fame; they are Richard Pryor; Jackie "Moms" Mabley; and Redd Foxx

Actor Sean Penn's feud with filmmaker Lee Daniels

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes is getting a larger slice of Hollywood

According to Forbes, Diddy still reigns supreme as hip-hop's cash king

Singer/actress Zendaya Coleman gets her own Barbie Doll that encourages girls to raise their voice

Actress Halle Berry has great comeback for critics

Businesswoman and former model, Tyra Banks, surprised teen fashion designer Kyemah McEntyre, who is a student at Parson's School of Design, when she wore one of Kyemah's designs on her FabLife television show.

First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama,  gets animated for Disney's Doc McStuffins

and more.

In Caribbean Cook-up, Kizzy Cox, reports that the U.S. track team would not drink Gatorade with track star Usain Bolt's picture on it.

Rapper Rich Homie Quan gets called On The Carpet for smoking what appears to be marijuana in the presence of his young son.

 

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On The Carpet: Lifetime Television for Aaliyah Biopic Casting Debacle

Jacinda Motton, aka Ms. Fashionista J, What's The 411 host and fashion/style reporter, is calling Lifetime Television on the carpet for its missteps in casting actors for the Aaliyah biopic.

Lifetime Television has created another uproar by casting Canadian singer and dancer Chattrisse Dolabaille to play Missy Elliott while So You Think You Can Dance Canada alum Izaak Smith has been chosen to play Timbaland.

The production has been wrought with casting issues. Former Disney star Zendaya Coleman dropped out of playing Aaliyah amidst a storm of criticism primarily because Coleman's complexion was too light to play Aaliyah.

Actress Alexandra Shipp will now play Aaliyah. Shipp is best known for her role as KT Rush on the Nickelodeon show House of Anubis. She has also appeared on Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelSwitched at Birth, and Victorious.

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