Loni In the News

ESSENCE Embarks on New Journey

Comedienne and Talk Show Host, Loni Love, ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks, Richelieu Dennis, new owner of ESSENCE Communications, and Alison Seymour, anchor on Fox 5 News, at the My Journey: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Photo)

Once a shift of Black ownership tapped into ESSENCE Communications by Shea Moisture founder, Richelieu Dennis a new chapter was began according to the narrative emphasized at “My Journey: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” an event held a celebration and discussion at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

While overlooking the District on March 29, Dennis and ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks, joined in on a conversation with {The Real} TV host, comedienne and radio personality of Cafe Mocha Radio, Loni Love, along with Fox 5 anchor, Allison Seymour to discuss the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship from local to global, and creativity to keep the 48-year-old brand standing.

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Loni Love Talks Hosting The Real & Her Reaction To That Pregnancy Announcement

There is nothing stale about The Real. Topics vary from pop culture news to self-help. The guests include people from all walks of life. With four women of color serving as hosts, it’s the most diverse talk show on daytime television. It has been nominated for seven Daytime Emmys and an NAACP Image Award. Premiering in 2013, it is earning its spot as the talk show of our generation.
So it makes sense then, that when we had one of the show’s hosts in the R29 studio, we talked about a little bit of everything. Loni Love, a woman who holds the comedian and writer titles as well, worked as an electrical engineer before she got into show business. We got her to spill the tea about working on such a successful talk show, body positivity, and exactly where she was when she found out Beyoncé was carrying twins.
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Loni Love Shares Why Having Miscarriage Made Her Decide Not To Have Children

Comedian and talk show host Loni Love opened up about her miscarriage during a particularly poignant moment on “The Real” this week.

During Tuesday’s episode of the panel show, Love and her co-hosts ― Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai ― talked about late periods and pregnancy scares. The light conversation became a little more emotional when Love (starting around the 3:30 mark) shared that she was pregnant for a brief time in her late 20s.

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Loni Love Rips Into Trump at Make-Up Artists & Hair Styling Guild Awards

I.A.T.S.E Local 706 held its annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Styling Guild awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Novo in Downtown Los Angeles, honoring make-up artists and hair stylists whose work appears in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The show was hosted by “The Real” co-host Loni Love, and featured celebrity presenters including former “Glee” star Darren Criss, “The Flash” actress Violett Beane,and more.

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Styling Guild award prizes in 23 categories for achievements produced during the past year. Hosting for the second year in a row, Love wasted no time getting political — following a tap-dance performance accompanied to “A Lovely Night” from this year’s breakout film “La La Land,” Love began her opening monologue by making sly digs at both President Donald Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

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An interview with comedian and Detroiter Loni Love

Loni Love is a woman of her word. When we caught up with her before her Saturday gig at MotorCity Casino’s Soundboard, she beamed with confidence about her upcoming show. “I am a seasoned performer,” she said. “I have great openers. We provide comedy for everybody no matter what your race or gender. We just want people to come out and have a really good time. That’s what we’ve been doing for the past five years and that’s what we’re going to do in Detroit.”

And in fact, Love delivered a stellar comedic performance to a sold-out crowd on Saturday. With many artists’ performances there can usually be at least a brief moment of decreased amusement — but not this night, not this show, not in Love’s hometown and especially not with “laughter” at stake.

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Loni Love: ‘Funny Business – ‘The Real’ co-host laughs it up

Loni Love is a very funny lady. The seasoned stand-up has been making audiences laugh since her 2004 appearance on “Star Search.” Miss Love has appeared in dozens of films, including “Soul Plane” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” These days Miss Love can be seen five days a week on the talk show “The Real.” The chat show has proven to be a perfect showcase for Miss Love’s quick wit and inability to hold back her often hilarious opinions.

Miss Love will be at Magooby’s Joke House in Timonium, Maryland, Feb. 11, 12 and 13. Miss Love checked in ahead of those shows to talk about her worst comedy gig ever, why she still does stand-up and her upcoming film, “Mother’s Day.”

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Comedienne Loni Love has been giving audiences the real laughs, commentary and sisterhood as a co-host on the hit talk show The Real.

With the show in its second season, one thing Love has successfully been able to do is connect with women across the country. Of those women include mothers, and just in time for Mother’s Day, Loni’s latest film project is a dedication to them.

Mother’s Day is the latest comedy by director Gary Marshall that tells the tale of a group of moms, each with individual stories that women of all backgrounds can relate to. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer AnistonJulia RobertsKate HudsonShay Mitchell and Loni herself, the stories of these women intertwine to create a comedic and touching tale of modern motherhood.

We caught up with Loni to learn more about her character and the importance of motherhood and laughter.

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Loni Love Is Ready For Late-Night T.V.


In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Loni Love talked about her dream Hollywood job of hosting a late-night talk show.

In a market dominated by male host like Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and so many others there seems to be no women in late-night talk shows.


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