Loni Love Wins Big For Project Angel Food On Celebrity Family Feud


Loni Love is a winner!

Team Loni Love swept Celebrity Family Feud with Steve Harvey, primetime on ABC, Sunday, June 28th to win $25,000 for Project Angel Food. Whoo-hoo!

The Emmy Award-winning host, comedian, author and Project Angel Food volunteer led “Team Loni Love” which included her “boo” James Welsh, his son Brian Welsh, her friend of three decades Rosa Brice, and Rosa’s fiancé Ken Browne to victory against “Team Ross Mathews.” Ross was adorable with his fiancé Dr. Wellinthon Garcia, his brother Eric Mathews, besties C Jay Jordan and Taya Farber. But “survey says” cute doesn’t win Celebrity Family Feud, Loni Love does.

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Loni Love Hilariously Coaches Boyfriend’s TikTok Moves on Celebrity Game Face (Exclusive)

Loni Love looks like she can get her boyfriend James Welsh to do just about anything.

During an exclusive clip for the latest “Celebrity Game Face,” the comedian competes on the game show by watching clips of TikTok dances while attempting to coach her beau into imitating them. The catch? James can’t see what Loni is witnessing.

As soon as host Kevin Hart gives the count down, Loni begins describing the first viral boogie being performed by a young TikTok user.

“Um, fly like an eagle,” she tells James, as he begins to flap his arms. “Fly like a ballerina! Fly! Fly free, you’re free!”

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The Real’s Loni Love Gets Candid About Her Path to Success: ‘This Is My American Story’

You may recognize Loni Love as an Emmy-winning co-host of The Real, a daytime talk program led by women of color. Perhaps you’re a fan of her comedy work, or recall her acting roles in kids show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide or the star-studded film Mother’s Day. Maybe you listen to her on the nationally syndicated radio show Café Mocha, or were charmed by her turn on RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. But do you know how she found fame, going from a little girl in the projects to a successful engineer and, finally, a star?

“A lot of people only know me from certain areas in my life, and a lot of people don’t know how hard it was to get where I am,” Love, 48, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue, on stands Friday. “I didn’t know anybody in this industry. I wasn’t born with money or well-off parents. I want to show that this is a country where you can have humble beginnings and you can make it. This is my American story.”

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Loni Love’s Latest Memoir Will Help You Accept Your Flaws

On June 18, Loni Love delivered a refreshingly honest commencement address via Zoom to her high school alma mater in Detroit, MI. In true Loni Love fashion, the actress laid out a blueprint for how to accept, embrace, and live life to the fullest—all the while cracking jokes and humble bragging about her run-in with Beyoncé. It’s no wonder the Emmy- and two-time NAACP Image Award–winning co-host of The Real was designated the class of 2020’s “part-time Auntie.”

That sensibility—wise but relatable—can be found in Love’s latest book, I Tried To Change So You Don’t Have To. In the collection of comedic essays, she writes about resisting the pressures of conformity, loving yourself for who you are, and how embracing your God-given flaws are the keys to unlocking your true potential. While her first book was focused on no-nonsense relationship advice, this time the author applies that delivery to every aspect of life.

Ahead of the release of Love’s second book, out today, Marie Claire chatted with the comedian and co-host of the number-one nationally syndicated GRACIE Award-winning radio show Café Mocha about the embarrassing mistakes, uphill battles, outlandish characters, and unexpected breakthroughs that fill its uproarious pages.

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Inside the Scene at the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Members of the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild gathered Saturday night in downtown Los Angeles to hand out their annual awards in film, TV, commercials and live theater.

The event was hosted by The Real co-host Loni Love who, surveying the room, said, “There’s more highlights here than at the Super Bowl and, with the amount of foundation here, we could build Trump’s wall.”

Love brought up the controversial decision made by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to hand out the Oscars for makeup and hairstyling, as well as the statuettes for cinematography, film editing and live action short, during commercial breaks. “We are vital to making movies. Can you imagine if we didn’t have hair and makeup for the movies? They had to change because they had all that backlash,” she said. “Sending actors to the Oscars on the red carpet without makeup and hair just wouldn’t work. They need you guys. … Without hair and makeup, society would be thrown into chaos.”

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‘The Real’ co-host Loni Love has her eyes set on late-night

Loni Love wasn’t supposed to be a comedian. Her pursuit of an engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University was proof of that. But while in college, hard up for money for books, she participated in a local bar’s competition in which the person who could tell the best story would win $50. She took home a crisp Ulysses S. Grant, along with the comedy bug.

That first time on stage led to a consistent side hustle in stand-up as she completed her college degree. Upon graduating, she got a job in El Segundo “because Fred Sanford was from El Segundo,” she said.

“Yes, that’s how I picked my life choices,” she laughed.

She worked at Xerox as an engineer for eight years, unhappy along the way. After a fateful night at the Comedy Store, however, when the lineup consisted of just one woman, Love got back into the comedy habit.


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Loni Love Was All Of Us When She Finally Met Idris Elba

Comedian Loni Love has publicly proclaimed her love for actor Idris Elba on numerous occasions on ‘The Real.’ Despite both stars being in the entertainment industry, they had never met face to face, until now.

Loni is floored when Idris Elba surprised her on set. She immediately ran away from ‘The Mountain Between Us,’ star as he yelled, “Okay Loni, it is time.”

When they finally embrace, the British actor proclaims, “You’ve shown me so much love.”


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