An actor of Afro-Cuban descent whose killer smile and infectious laugh can liven up any comedy, Faizon Love got his start in such well-received African-American comedies as Fear of a Black Hat and Friday before getting wide recognition in such high-profile comedies as Money Talks, The Replacements, and Elf. It was during high school in New Jersey that the aspiring comic first became interested in performing for a crowd; his English teacher recognized Love's skill for comedy and allowing the student to perform for his classmates on days when lessons went especially well. Following graduation, Love moved to New York and made a bid for the big time in the East Coast entertainment capital; it didn't take long for the performer to land an off-Broadway role in the Harlem National Black Theater production of Bitter Heart Midtown (a modernized retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations). The subsequent death of beloved comic Robin Harris during the production of the animated comedy BeBe's Kids provided the emerging performer with his first big break in film, and though it was strictly a vocal affair, Love performed admirably under pressure. He could next be seen alongside Robert Townsend, Rusty Cundieff, Ice Cube, and Shawn Wayans in a series of low-budget but well-received comedy features.
Love later parlayed his connection with Townsend into an extended television role on the small-screen sitcom The Parent 'Hood, and he continued to climb the credits until his role as a gridiron giant in The Replacements punted him into the mainstream. It was following his appearance in the Keanu Reeves sports comedy that Love's career truly took off, with a 2001 performance opposite Sean "Puffy" Combs in Jon Favreau's Made marking the beginning of a working relationship between the director and the actor that would continue when Love appeared opposite Will Ferrell in Elf (2003). Love's role as a surfing football player in Blue Crush in 2002 allowed the actor to overcome his duel fears of sharks and water to brave the waves. And after attempting to remain in control of a prison as the warden in The Fighting Temptations, it was time to hit the road in Torque, a two-wheeled thrill ride starring Love's former Friday co-star Ice Cube. Video-game players with an ear for detail would recognize Love's substantial role in the hit 2004 release Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, with additional roles opposite Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck and in the long-awaited OutKast musical Idlewild effectively serving to mark the arrival of a comedic actor whose versatility continued to impress.
Plus trending news, ask a heifer and before we go.
Victoria Alvarado is a strong medium empath and is one of the most highly sought after Spiritual counselors in Houston. She Provides psychic and healing services that you can trust for the highest quality expertise that has ranked her amongst the top five psychic mediums in the Houston area. She has made several radio and television appearances, has been featured on Telemundo news, Mega TV, CBBA Radio and has her own radio show "Psychic Connections- your path to enlightenment"KYND 1520 AM every Friday at 5 pm CST you can follow show live on facebook. She is also the author of a children's book "Maggie and Me" and has written various articles you can find on the web. You can find her around town show casing her work at private gallery events.
At the early age of 5 she has been able to hear, see and/or feel the angels and loved ones in spirit, it is through this strong connection with spirit that she is able to tune into the energetic frequencies of a person.With her gifts she has guided many of her clients to identify obstacles in their life keeping them stuck. She has made her gifts available to everyone who needs to find peace, closure and the answers they need to move forward in life.
Victoria feels very blessed to be a conscious channel for various angelic beings and gives all the credit to them for helping clients make long lasting changes in life.
Victoria is also an Ordained Minister and certified Angel Healing Practitioner, Angel Reiki Master, psychic detective, and author.
The Gossiping Heifers welcome actor, comedian, and producer, Guy Torry. Guy discusses his career, his thoughts on Donald Trump's presidency, comedy special and future projects on the agenda for 2017.
We are talking Super Bowl results!!! In trending topics: Kanye removes his posts, supporting Donald Trump. Patriots’ Martellus Bennett Will Skip White House Visit with Donald Trump After Super Bowl Win. #Shepersisted: Gop’s Silencing Of Elizabeth Warren For Quoting Coretta Scott King Backfires. Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on ‘SNL’ Is the Best Skit We’ve Seen In a While. Protesters Block Education Secretary Betsy Devos from Entering D.C. School. Steve Harvey Blasts Petition To Get Him Fired. George Lopez Calls A Woman ‘Bitch’ After She Wouldn’t Put Up With His Racist Joke. Charles Oakley arrested after fighting in stands at MSG, says James Dolan wanted him out of there. Katherine Jackson Claims She’s Being Abused by Her Nephew.
Plus tips for men for Valentine's day!!
It's Super Bowl weekend in Houston. The Gossiping Heifers talk current trending news and welcome special guest, radio personality and stand-up comedian, Marcus D. Wiley.
Plus on Ask a Heifer, should you lower your dating standards for modern dating? And the top topics that will turn women off from having sex.
It's three times the laughs as the Gossiping Heifers welcomes special guests, comedian, and actor George Wallace. Writer, producer and comedian, Chris Spencer. Actor, radio Personality, and Reality Tv star, Rickey Smiley.
What's trending? BET makes a hit with their mini series New Edition story. Paris Jackson and Wendy Williams have it out over Rolling Stone Magazine cover. President Trump first days in office is greeted by nationwide portests by women. Chrisette Michele is on every platform expaining why she decieded to perform for Donald Trump. Stacey Dash contract is not renewed with Fox News. Robin Thicke accused of domestic violence by estranged wife, Paula Patton. Steve Harvey cancels Neigborhood Awards due to Donald Trump backlash. The woman in Emmett Till case lied about her story. Omarosa gets into with Joy Behar on The View. Malcolm X Daughter and Granddaughter charged with animal cruelty. Keke Palmer takes Trey Songz to court over video footage used in music video.
Plus why chivalry should not die after you get married.
Do men react differently when women cheat on them? The Gossiping Heifers discuss why men may be as forgiving when a woman cheats on them.
Special guest Lloyd Gite of the Gite Gallery discusses his art gallery, located in Houston, TX and the featured African pieces of his gallery.
Plus, actress, comedian, Mo'Nique chats it up with the Gossiping Heifers on career and family.
Ask a Heifer, our letter asks if is ok to date someone who is taking a break from their relationship. Before We Go, we are talking Steve Harvey's meeting with Donald Trump and the backlash that came along with it.
The Gossiping Heifers are giving real talk on reasons why you should not snoop through your partner’s phone, is it right or reason to do it?
Our first special guest, comedian, and actor, Tony Roberts. Originally from Detroit, comedian, actor, writer and (sometimes) director Tony T. Roberts has been blessed with the coveted honor of being the, “Comedians-comedian.” The guy other performers love to watch work. His hilarious and refreshing energetic comedy style has granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the comedy circuit, here in the states and abroad. Legendary comedian and sitcom director, David Steinberg, acclaimed Tony as, “A breakout talent” after witnessing Tony’s stand-up act and casting him as the lead in a series of funny burger king commercials he directed.
Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nation’s hottest comedy arenas including: Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City; The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey; All Jokes Aside in both Chicago and Detroit; and The Comedy Act Theater in Los Angeles, just to name a few. But Tony’s television debut was on HBO’s “DEF COMEDY JAM”, followed by, “IT’S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” and “BET’S COMICVIEW.” Early on, Tony received BET’s, ROBIN HARRIS AWARD, for Most Original Comic.
We also welcome Ausbie Affect is an ABA therapy provider found by two sisters. It is the most innovative and inclusive ABA service of its kind in the Houston, Texas area. The Ausbie Affect is solely built to serve children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder.
Sharonda Ausbie, is the co-founder of The Ausbie Affect. As the Lead Behavioral Technician, she has gained experience working with preschool to adolescents using the principles of ABA. Although mental Health was not her first choice, she found a love and passion for working with children touched with Autism. She obtained her BA in Communications from the University of Phoenix and she holds M.Ed. in Special Education.
Shakelia Ausbie, is the co-founder of The Ausbie Affect. As a BCBA, she has over seven experienced years of working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. Her work in behavioral therapy has included work in schools, private inclusion settings, home-based therapy and clinic based settings. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown and has recently obtained her M.S. in Educational Psychology. She is a mother of two and also has a son that was diagnosis with a mild case of ADHD.
Visit the website http://theausbieaffect.com/
Lastly, we welcome, actress, comedian, Cocoa Brown. Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation. The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such passion and soul-searching veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothing short of a force of a nature. Cocoa Brown audaciously draws from painful reminiscences
and hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, and upgrade everything you thought you knew about comedy. What drives the comic who female fans nationwide have nicknamed the “The Truth”? The sheer will of a woman who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.
The fiery performer, whose credits include Tyler Perry’s critically acclaimed comedy series “For Better or Worse” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and a national commercial spot for Progressive Insurance Company, has assembled an extensive body of work. A career that began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus and a writer for various sketch comedy shows proved confining for the dynamic performer. She honed her writing and creativity to pursue her dream of being a stand-up comic. A decade later Brown had nearly mastered the art of comedy. She harnessed its essence and purpose, performing on top rated comedy shows including BET’s “Comic View” and “One Mic Stand”, and “Showtime at the Apollo”.
Today, she exemplifies mind-blowing humor, daring drama and contemporary reality wrapped in a boundlessly energetic package. Whether she is performing in honor of the incomparable Richard Pryor or acting in films such as “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel L. Jackson, Brown exudes skill and discipline. Those characteristics, along with her chilling story of struggle and redemption, inspired Tyler Perry to create “Single Moms Club”, a feature film that casts the accomplished actress in the leading role. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in 2014. The comedy veteran and rising star, fueled by Perry’s powerful vote of confidence, is ramping up her ambitions in a relentless mission to become the performer many people doubted but even more admire. With a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild award under her belt, Brown has her sights set on an Oscar, an Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize. She is writing a revealing autobiography and producing her highly anticipated one-woman show, “Confessions of a Suicidal Diva”.
We welcome special guest, actor/comedian Pierre.
Pierre Edwards known as Pierre, is an American actor, director, writer, and stand-up comedian. Pierre is best known for producing, writing, directing, and starring as Dre Mitchell in For Da Love of Money (2002), 2001: A Space Travesty (2000), How to Be a Player (1997), and B*A*P*S (1997).
Born to a German mother and American soldier, Pierre was born on May 7 in Killeen, Texas. He was 3 weeks old when his family moved to Germany. At age eleven he moved back to the United States of America, and resided in Washington DC. His defense against cultural change and bullying was comedy. In the 6th grade he was selected to be on Good Morning America for his humor.
Pierre in high school began performing at comedy clubs in the DC area, with comedians such as: Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes and Tommy Davidson. In 1987, after being shot multiple times Pierre decided to pursue comedy seriously. Seeing the success of his peers in Hollywood, he ventured West in 1991.
Pierre appeared on the first year of HBO's Def Comedy Jam, than starred on BET Comic view. Pierre was also featured on comedy shows: Showtime at the Apollo, Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment and other late night TV shows.
He has worked alongside: Oscar Winner "Halle Berry" he played her boyfriend in the movie B.A.P.’s, opposite Bill Bellamy in How to be a Player, and played partner (detective) to actor Leslie Nielsen in the movie 2001: A Space Travesty. After a few small roles in The Wash and The Breaks he wrote, produced, directed and starred in the theatrical urban classic For Da Love of Money.
Pierre has also toured with R&B acts Mary J Blige, Dru Hill, New Edition, Patti Labelle, Frankie Beverly, etc.
The radio world got a chance to experience Pierre with his numerous guest hosting appearances on the Steve Harvey Morning show. His first love is the comedy club stage, where he has headlined: Improv’s (Dallas, Houston), Carolines (NYC), the FunnyBone (Shreveport La, Boise Id, Vicksburg, Ms), Uptown Comedy Corner (Atlanta) and many more. He has also performed at events such as, 'Damon Williams' annual 'New Year's Eve Comedy Bash' at Star Plaza'.
Pierre has performed for the troops home and abroad. He has also performed in comedy festivals overseas: Japan, South Africa, Germany, Amsterdam, England, etc.
Currently Pierre is working on a web series Dating Pierre, Slice Trilogy, and a self-published book "100 Homies and Phonies of Hollywood".
Our talk topics include, New Year’s Resolutions for African Americans and being single in 2017.
We welcome special guest, legendary producer and musician, Teddy Riley. During the era of New Jack Swing, Riley composed, produced and/or wrote Billboard chart topping, award winning RIAA certified hits and LP's for his Multi-Platinum R&B hit group Guy (Groove Me, Let’s Chill, I Like, Teddy’s Jam) Johnny Kemp,(Just Got Paid) Bobby Brown, (My Prerogative) Heavy D, (Now that We Found Love) High Five, (The Kissing Game) The Winans, (It’s Time) Wreckx-N-Effect, SWV, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Al B Sure, MC Hammer, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, NSYNC, Big Daddy Kane, New Kids on the Block, Joe, Kenny Lattimore, Robin Thicke, Boys II Men, Lady Gaga, an extensive list of others. He was founder of the R&B Multi-Platinum/Grammy winning group Blackstreet best known for their No.1 Hit song " No Diggity."
At 23 years old, Teddy Riley Produced the "Dangerous" LP by Michael Jackson which sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200, remained on the Billboard 200 chart 117 weeks. He also won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical. The album also received three Grammy Nominations for Best Pop Vocal Male, Best R&B Vocal Male and "Jam" as Best R&B Song. Nine singles were released coupled with hit song “Remember the Time” and it was Michael Jackson's fastest selling album in the United States with gross earnings for Sony at a bit over a billion dollars. The RIAA certified "Dangerous" seven times platinum. This was the most successful New Jack Swing album of all times. Riley also produced four songs on the "Invincible" LP by Michael Jackson in 2001. In 2006, he was inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame.
To date he has been on worldwide tours, on the radar in major magazines from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Ebony to the front cover of Keyboard Magazine among countless others. Teddy Riley is the first African American music producer from the U.S. to produce K-Pop (Korean Pop Music) and bringing it to America, spends part of the year working in Korea with S&M Entertainment for their top recording artist in his studio in Seoul, Korea. In late March 2015, he produced another world-wide No.1 K-Pop hit titled "Call Me Baby" by EXO which has over 18 million YouTube views within a month, the song reigns on the Billboard charts in 9 categories and is holding the No.1 position on World Album charts. He has more than 1000 credits to his name. He continues to chart on the 2016 rosters in K-POP music.
Visit his website at http://www.teddyriley.com
Since it’s the holidays, best not to save any of these gifts under the tree. Tune in to find out about the gifts that will cause fights.