May 2020

New York Beacon – Wednesday’s Woman

Loni Love is a celebrated comedienne, host, actress, author, and TV personality and now the new voice of WE tv’s pop culture phenom “Bridezillas” that will return this fall for season 13 after a multi-year hiatus to ratings success and glowing fan reception for the new reboot!

“We are thrilled to have a multi-faceted talent like Loni join ‘Bridezillas’ as the new voice of the show,’” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv. “Her comedic wit is unmatched, and we can’t wait for longtime fans of the series and new audiences to see the energy that Loni brings to each episode.”

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Oprah’s OWN Preps Remote Non-Scripted Series ‘Fear Not With Iyanla Vanzant’ & ‘Girlfriends Check In’

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is launching a new unscripted Saturday night block and has ordered two virtually-produced series.

The Discovery-backed network is launching Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant and Girlfriends Check In as part of its Sisterhood Saturday Nights strand, launching May 16.

Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant, which launches at 9pm, features the star of OWN’s Iyanla: Fix My Life, offering her guidance during the pandemic. It will include guests such as Oprah Winfrey, gospel singer Bebe Winans, and financial educator Tiffany Aliche, who is known as The Budgetnista. The series is produced by Bunim/Murray.

Girlfriends Check In, airing at 10pm, brings different groups of female celebrity friends together each week for virtual get togethers to share laughter, support, love, and gossip. It will feature the likes of Shazam! star Meagan Good and her sister La’Myia Good Bellinger, Empire’s Tasha Smith and Grace Byers, The Real host Loni Love comedian B. Simone, actress Tami Roman, and celebrity hair stylist Robbi Rogers. The six-episode series is produced by Critical Content.

“Now more than ever before we want to provide our audience with programming that unites and uplifts us,” said Tina Perry, president, OWN. “We are excited to bring together sisterhood on Saturday nights, and we are grateful to Iyanla and all of the girlfriends for sharing hope and a little bit of light during this time.”

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SURPRISE! Loni Love’s Lip Sync Wins $10,000 for Dress for Success on RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race

(Los Angeles, CA)  – Last Friday, people were on edge to see who would compete on the second episode of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race.

Cameras panned the stage and a voiceover read, “I’m a comedian, author and talk show host. I have no experience with drag…at all.” As curious viewers wondered, in walks the one and only Loni Love!

The award-winning comedienne started by acknowledging that Drag Race represents confidence. This boldness wasn’t specific to any size, skin tone or race. As a talk show host, Love wanted to go outside of her boundaries, be someone different for a moment and have a good time!

Joined by celebrity competitors actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams and reality star Tami Roman, Love knew for a fact the competition was about to get real.

The ladies were very excited about the opportunity to reveal who they were throughout their drag race experience. The series challenges RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorites to give all their A-listers drag makeovers for a chance to win $30,000 for a charity of their choice.

Immediately, Love was tasked, along with Williams and Roman, to create a mocha man look on her own. Before you knew it, the ladies were snatching wigs!

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Loni Love: How I Spend a Typical Day in Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

It’s business as usual for Loni Love. Since she’s been self-isolating due to the coronavirus, the Real cohost, 48, is sticking to her everyday routine more or less. The only difference? She’s just doing it all at home!

The first thing on Love’s agenda is giving her skin some TLC. At 7 a.m., she puts on a sheet mask for 20 minutes. “It allows to me relax a minute and think about the day, and meditate, and be grateful for some things,” she says exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

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Loni Love Explains Why You Need to Be Watching The Funny Dance Show Right Now

If you’re not already watching The Funny Dance Show on E!, Loni Love just might convince you to start.

Love is a judge on the dance competition show—which pits comedians against each other in the name of charity—and on Thursday, she joined E!’s Morgan Stewart in an Instagram Live for Daily Pop to talk about her experience.

“First of all, I’m so happy to be back as part of the E! family,” Love said. “People know me from Chelsea Lately, and we were a family then, and now I’m back with The Funny Dance Show.”

Love is not only back at E!, but also “back into the comedy space of being with comedians again,” she explained.

In fact, according to Love, everyone you see on the show are comedians. Like the show’s title implies, they simply perform “funny dances.” Watching, she added, can be a great form of escapism.

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Meet the Judges & Hosts for The Funny Dance Show!

Get ready to LOL!

As we previously reported, a hilarious new dance competition show is heading to E! (premiering Wednesday, Mar. 11 at 10:30 p.m.The Funny Dance Show tasks your favorite comedians to learn choreographed numbers in the hopes of winning $10,000 for their charity of choice.

Brilliant, we know.

This new dance competition is based off hosts Justine Marino and Heidi Heaslet‘s live show developed at The World Famous Comedy Store. Each week, two teams of comedians will work with professional choreographers and backup dancers in order to participate in judged dance-offs.

While Marino and Heaslet oversee (and comment) on the contestants’ progress, judges Loni LoveAllison Holker and Justin Martindale will later score the dance-offs.

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Loni Love on hosting a show from home, finding a special someone during COVID-19

Loni Love likes to joke about the single life, but she’s serious about this quarantine and COVID-19.

She’s co-host of the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show “The Real” on Fox. Her forthcoming memoir is “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons.”

She and her talk show co-hosts have been doing their show virtually. She says the new workflow has been more convenient, but it comes with technical challenges.

“We don’t have a control room anymore. We don’t have a studio. We don’t have the audience. We don’t have hair. We don’t have makeup. And all of that really does make a show,” she says.

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