TV’s Judge Judy and Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge Bring Face Time to Their Game Time #BigTimeUniversity

#BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? (Or Just Fun!)

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

What’s better, to be the star of the game or the star of the show? What if it’s a game and a show? That’s what fans might debate when watching their favorite TV game show or ball player. It’s what we see with the MLB All-Star Game and Judge Judy on deck. Judge & Judy bring more face time to their game time.

Judy just launched a new TV game show. According to the Queens Courier she said “So thrilled to embark on a new adventure with such fabulous partners; iWitness is a compelling game for those from 5 through 95.” Judge & Judy show-off their power to WOW as something coming from their sweet spot.

The premise of the show is based on the magic of memory and observation from watching a video clip. The goal is to match as best as possible what really stands-out in the video moment. The idea probably comes from Judy’s years of experience in hearing people give eye witness accounts from an event.

Meantime, there’s no confusing what happened at the MLB Homerun Derby with Judge taking the prize. His performance was so telling and compelling that the Baseball Commissioner said he could become the face of the game. As any sports writer might say, the dude is young, gifted and stacked (and that’s a fact).

Yea, everything is everything and when asked about the game or show folks were happy. But it seems the WOW factor is a kind of addictive quality their presence/essence has to offer. She’s been on the TV show for 20+ years and maybe he’s ready to take a long walk or let homeruns fly like cranes in the sky.

Groove-Track: Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything – https://youtu.be/i3_dOWYHS7I

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

Which is better, be star of the game? Or star of show the same? Whether in a game or show. It’s about hustle and flow. What fans might debate at the bar. Or watching ballers from afar. As seen at MLB All-Star fair. With homeruns flying in the air. More face time to the scene. More game time for the green.

Judge Judy launching game show. Aaron Judge about to rake in the dough. Judy so thrilled to take. New adventure for winner’s sake. With such fabulous biz sponsors. And TV industry watchers. Seen as compelling game at best. For those 9 to 95 at the fest. Power to stir the pot. And WOW the sweet spot.

Premise of the show is this. A way for memory hit or miss. From observation of video clip. To giving  a scoop or incident tip. Goal is to match what you see. To what stands-out not so much A to Z. An idea from evidence gathering trenches. As seen by Judy from the courtroom benches.

No confusing the homerun watch. Judge hit them beyond the catch. Taking top prize among the sluggers. Female fans among his list of huggers. A performance in range so telling. Soon to be a pitchman for things he’s selling. MLB Commish says he’s new face. Even before this year’s pennant race.

Yea, everything is everything. Don’t wait to see if fat lady sings. When asked about the game or show. Folks shared their happiness, you know. But seems WOW factor in their presence. Is addictive quality of their essence. For 20+ years she on TV screen. He ready for long walk or homerun’s gangsta lean.

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Tip: The power to WOW is something winner’s deliver between their sweet spot and high point.

Talkback: How might Aaron Judge help the game/show of professional baseball in the long run?

Groove-Tracks: Jill Scott – Long Walk – https://youtu.be/TSYMKUtNuw8


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– Cranes in the Sky – https://youtu.be/S0qrinhNnOM

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Cathy Hughes, Steve Harvey Showing-up Big, Doing it Best No Matter the Task or Test #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

When the stars align, it seems things work out fine! Just ask Cathy Hughes and Steve Harvey who’ve been doing it major. Harvey’s busy planning his next ‘sand and soul’ gig. Hughes is savoring her recent honor. They keep showing-up big and doing it best, no matter how small is the task or how hard the test.

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In her story on the value of learning from others, she said “You can benefit from the mistakes and bumps in the road that the person who went first had to endure.” From experience, Hughes & Harvey model 3 keys for dreaming big: stepping into our imagination, thinking outside the box and turning-up our passion.

The secret’s in how they set it off to build a business, grow a brand and blaze a trail. Hughes took a dollar and dream to purchase her first radio station. Now she runs a company with 50+ outlets. Plus the cable TV venture is part of her production squad. There’s even a communications school with her name on it.

From dating advice, success tips and comedy clips, Harvey keeps extending his wings and reach. He knows growing a brand has a lot to do with spreading what you love doing, so much so that people send love back. He turned laughs from a corner of the streets into Kings of Comedy feats & Daytime TV treats.

Harvey shared an inspirational quote on social media that said “Sow your seed in the morning and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which one will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally.” It’s a recipe good for being on track and doing what it takes to run run run!

Groove-Track: Strafe – Set it Off – https://youtu.be/z8wokfoyHf4

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

What happens when the stars align? Things just seem to work out fine. Ask Cathy Hughes Media or Steve Harvey TV. They’ll share some advice for free. Harvey planning next big gig. Hughes savoring recent honor with a jig. Showing-up big, doing it best. No matter the work task or life test.

Value in learning from others. Whether line sisters or frat brothers. Mistakes and bumps from being bold. With persons who went first or did it cold. Ways to make it around the bend. And endure to the bitter end. Hughes & Harvey model 3 keys. For dreaming big from A to Zs. Imagination, passion then saying cheese.

Secret’s in how they set it off. When others wanted to tease and scoff. Business, brand and blazing a trail. Bouncing back from a prior fail. Hughes took a dollar and a dream. Now she’s got radio & TV production team. Howard University Comm School has her name on it. A testament for how she didn’t quit.

Dating advice, success tips, comedy clips. Even dressing-up like the pips. He keeps reaching and stretching his wings. Growing his brand until fat lady sings. Spreading it thick in what he’s doing. As love comes back money’s flowing. Laughs in Kings of Comedy feats. On street corner or Daytime TV treats.

Quote on social media sure to inspire. To sow seeds in the morning and go higher. Where hands not idle for too long. Keep it moving and stay strong. Never know whether this or that will do. Or if both equally will come thru. Being on track to run run run. Even moreso to have fun fun fun.

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Tip: When dreaming big it’s important to handle the nerves, tackle the curves and dazzle what life serves.

Talkback: What’s the best way to describe Hughes or Harvey: Moguls or Idols?

Groove-Tracks: Jill Scott – Run Run Run – https://youtu.be/vNQ6_T2Fz30

Chance the Rapper – Blessings – https://youtu.be/0j8frgmdvgc

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ESPN’s Sage Steele & Toni Braxton Worked Their Way to the Mountaintop of Major Industry #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Some people have passion for what they do burning like fire! We see it in sports and entertainment where their performance just sizzles. It shows up in their hustle that flows or workplace savvy that grows. That’s how ESPN’s Sage Steele and Toni Braxton worked their way to the mountaintop of major industry.

Both climbed the charts and ladder of their professions. In her recent Lifetime TV biopic Braxton said “It’s a blessing to have all your dreams come true. But even a blessed person is not without pain.” It’s almost as if they’ve been down 2 or 3 roads less travelled in the marketplace of ideas, innovation and inspiration.

Braxton had ups & downs like a roller coaster in her showbiz trek. She was singing at a gas station when she landed her first breakthrough. From there it seemed like the market kept calling for her talent. Then as if in divine timing she caught the attention of LA Reid & Babyface who’d help her rise to the next level.

Steele tells the Huffington Post about her days in the locker room trenches as a female sports reporter. While her challenges were different from Braxton’s they agree that it’s been worth it. They know that sometimes doors open with perfect timing and other times after knocking, kicking or even screaming.

For Braxton it’s been a push here, a pull there and the courage to dare. For Steele it’s been more like steady, swift and at times about her hair. These things connect to the piece of the pie they call their own. So while media’s busy talking about Trump, they’d rather cheer-on those working on their next triumph.

Groove-Track: Jill Scott – Back Together – https://youtu.be/9_Do91hJriU

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Some people have mad passion. Wit, style not out of fashion. Burning like balls of fire. That makes them go little higher. In sports where play sizzles. Or performance that just drizzles. Shows in their hustle and flow. Betta act like ya know. Sage Steele and Toni Braxton didn’t stop. Till they reached the mountaintop.

Both climbed the chart sessions. And ladder of their professions. Braxton’s glad for blessing to live her dream. Even the blessed have to blow off steam. Been down 2 or 3 roads less travelled. As career became unraveled. Ways to master part we play. Marketplace of ideas, innovation & inspiration’s hooray.

Braxton had ups & downs what the heck. Like a roller coaster in her Hollywood trek. Singing her way at the gas station. To land first breakthrough occasion. From there heard the market calling. So went ahead without the stalling. As if in true divine timing. Caught attention of Reid & Babyface for her next rising.

Steele looks back on sports reporter days. When few were singing her praise. While not walking in the same shoes. Both had to get past some blues. Reaching a point becoming a hit. Knowing that it’s been worth it. Sometimes doors open with perfect timing. Other times after knocking, kicking and screaming.

For Braxton a push here a pull there. Even times of courage to dare. Steele’s been steady, swift and at times about her hair. Connecting things with their pieces of the pie. To how they’d shoot for the sky. So while media’s been busy talking ‘bout Trump. They’d rather cheer those working on next triumph.

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Tip: Mastering the part we play in biz takes connecting our skills to the pain and high for a bigger pie.

Talkback: Which came first for Braxton, passion or skills? Took her farther: street cred or market calling?

Groove-Tracks: Mary Mary – Go Get It – https://youtu.be/ADGnIi9KrLQ

 

Clean Bandit – Stronger – https://youtu.be/_c_n0A3BFVE

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Oprah & Joel’s Message in a Bottle, Fortune Cookie or Greeting Card Wish This Holiday #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

If we think Oprah and Joel Osteen aren’t busy enough, think again. She just announced her new program with Weight Watchers. A few days ago she signed a book deal for her memoirs. As things go now, they’d probably love to send an upbeat message in a bottle, fortune cookie or greeting card wish this holiday.

Last week she said to the NY Times “All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me about life…I hope my story inspires people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves.” ‘O & Jo’ know that the path from employee of the month to person of the year is paved in Yule’s gold.

Part of her ‘love yourself’ message is seen in the new Beyond the Scale campaign. She’s ready to support others in focusing on their highest value as they move ‘beyond the sales’ of the holiday season. There’s no wealth without health. There’s no dream without the goals. There’s no great without the wait.

Osteen might say how “Yule’s gold runs circles around fool’s gold.” He might even agree that the Yule Factory is a place where you find ways to add more passion at work, purpose to the day and savor to the flavor. This way we get not just a big paycheck but also in the words of James Brown, ‘a big payback.’

Morgan Freeman recently stopped by Osteen’s mega church in Houston. Freeman is doing a TV special on stories of faith. We all know the value of a precious commodity like gold. Plus, we see how Oprah and Osteen impact their fold. They know going from today to a new day is in what next time will hold.

Groove-Track: Patti Labelle – ‘New Day’ – https://youtu.be/wRBnwUIwpGk

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Think Oprah and Osteen not busy enough? That’s just talking off the cuff. She endorses new Weight Watchers gig. Days before signs book deal that’s big. For her memoirs over the years. The ups, downs and the cheers. They’d send upbeat message in a bottle. As fortune cookie, card or wish not so subtle.

Last week telling NY Times. All experiences aren’t like sour limes. Teaching her something about life and style. Lasting with her for a while. Hopes to inspire people to their highest. Where self-expression reaches the fullest. ‘O & Jo’ know employee of the month isn’t old. And person of the year is paved in Yule’s gold.

A ‘love yourself’ message she tells. A Beyond the Scale campaign she sells. Ready to support people’s truest value self. Beyond the sales and holiday elf. Not just about going after wealth. With no reasonable portion of health. No dreams without having some goals. No great without the wait in our souls.

Osteen might share a Yule’s gold tip. From circles around a fool’s gold trip. Adding notes about the Yule Factory story. Where passion at work finds more glory. Putting more purpose in every day. Helps savor the flavor in every way. Not just about the big paycheck. Take it from James Brown in the big payback.

Morgan Freeman stopped by Osteen’s spot. To see why his mega church’s so hot. Freeman taping new TV special of late. On stories of faith, hope, so forget the hate. There’s value in precious stone like gold. As seen in how ‘O & Jo’ rally their fold. For going from today to new day in what next time might hold.

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Tip: Things that make us laugh, cry and try again can show us a path to our highest and fullest selves.

Talkback: What kind of ‘message in a bottle’ are people hoping for going into the holidays?

Groove-Tracks: Jill Scott – “Fools Gold” – https://youtu.be/uoEKX0CniNY

 

Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Love Myself’ – https://youtu.be/bMpFmHSgC4Q

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Justin Bieber & Drew Barrymore ‘Purpose’ Projects Move Performance to ‘Best Ever’ Yet – #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Justin Bieber says he’s in a new space. Drew Barrymore can relate. Last month Barrymore released the book Wildflower full of essays on her childhood. This month Bieber released his fourth album. Her book and his album are like ‘purpose’ projects for moving performance from ‘back then’ to ‘best ever’ yet!

Bieber in his ‘rebirth’ tells Billboard Magazine “It’s hard to make meaningful songs that make you want to dance because it can come off cheesy…I want my music to be inspiring.” He and Barrymore realize that as purpose flows in the veins of your project, work performance rocks to the beat of a different drummer.

The buzz is out on the album especially after he released 13 videos on Friday November 13th. His new music shows us how beat and bounce that come with ‘Purpose’ brings a new voice. This bigger voice has given his music passions a new stride and pop culture style. So purpose can dress things up differently.

His rebound is also about learning from past mistakes and moving forward in grace. The music has a new vibe that brings ‘swizzle’ which is like adding soul with your sizzle. Maybe he’s seen a caterpillar transform into a butterfly so he’s using purpose for achieving new breakaway highs to feeling blessed.

Bieber’s working on a mega world tour. Barrymore’s spreading her wings further. It’s as if with purpose in the mix comes new vision for getting past fears and leading fans to shift gears. They know whether in a butterfly, a flower or your wildest dreams, if purpose gets all up in it there’re more chances to shine.

Groove-Track: Jill Scott – ‘Blessed’ – https://youtu.be/jXeXV0vgrtY

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Bieber says he’s in a new space. Drew Barrymore knows that place. She released book Wildflower last month. Full of childhood essays without the front. Bieber drops fourth album project. Filled with electric sounds and nugget. Using ‘Purpose’ to take a bet. Going from ‘back then’ to ‘best ever’ yet.

His rebirth fully on the way. Tells Billboard the music has something to say. Hard to make meaningful songs that pop. Can come off cheesy next to Hip-Hop. Wants music to inspire hope. Not only having tracks that’s dope. They realize as purpose flows in veins. Performance rocks to different drummer reins.

Buzz is out from on-air studio. Especially after November 13th video. New music shows how beat and bounce. Comes flowing with purpose ounce by ounce. A bigger voice in passion and stride. Grown-up flair that’s wicked and wild. So purpose can dress things up in its own style.

His rebound also about learning. From past mistakes and juvenile yearning. Music with a new vibe and ‘swizzle.’ By adding soul with the sizzle. As seen in caterpillar that transforms. Into butterfly and new norms. Using purpose for a new breakaway. And feeling blessed about life every day.

Bieber working on mega world tour. Hopes to pull the rich and help the poor. While Barrymore’s spreading her wings and allure. Purpose gives new vision for getting past fears. And watching global fans shift gears. Whether butterfly, flower or wildest dreams. When purpose up in it lots more happy screams.

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Tip: When purpose is all up in your thrill it brings new opportunities to rock, shine a light and chill.

Talkback: What song(s) on Bieber’s new album got you doing the dance or feeling for romance?

Groove-Tracks: Kelly Clarkson – “Breakaway” – https://youtu.be/c-3vPxKdj6o

Taylor Swift – ‘Wildest Dreams’ – https://youtu.be/IdneKLhsWOQ

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P. Diddy and Simon Cowell Want to Take Talent to the Breakout Point in Performance #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Simon Cowell is getting in gear for his return to American TV. After a two-year absence while becoming a Dad, he’s going to be a new judge on America’s Got Talent (AGT). He’ll replace Howard Stern who left at the end of the season. So Cowell and P. Diddy want to take talent to the breakout point in performance.

Diddy just wrapped-up his Revolt Music Conference in Miami. He told emerging players that “There’re levels to your hustle so you have to continually evolve and keep your feet on the neck of your dream.” He knows there’re primetime skills that are great for paying the bills and getting to the next level.

His rise to mogul began as a teenager when he ran a paper route. He later went on to intern for a record company exec while he was a Howard University student. In the #AskDiddy Q&A he shared how he found his niche to get rich. His coaching advice was on the X’s and O’s of the music game and show business.

Every industry/sport has X’s and O’s for playing the game or upping the ladder. Diddy says it’s having a gameplan to greatness that sets folks apart. Getting there is about turning a low-end task into a stepping-stone for mastering the skills to reach high-end goals. He knows what worked for him can work for others.

Now that AGT might have new judges maybe they’ll give Diddy a look. He brings crossover appeal to whatever he does. It’s like a basketball player with a crossover dribble who creates more points and fan-demonium. Diddy and Cowell know crossover skills are great for having more value and bags of money.

Groove-Track: Lupe fiasco ft. Jill Scott – “Daydreamin’” – https://youtu.be/0GQjYPWDcmg

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Simon Cowell’s getting in gear. Returning to America’s Reality-TV affair. After two-year absence off the radar. Becoming a Dad feels better by far. Set to be new Judge on AGT show. Replaces Stern not there for another go. Cowell and Diddy want to see talent peak. With breakout performances week after week.

Diddy wrapped-up music conference by Revolt. Miami was the place for a fiesta jolt. Telling folks there’re levels to a hustle of love. Giving props to dreams and the Man above. Continue to evolve good for getting a check. By keeping your feet on your dream’s neck. Primetime skills for bills on the next level deck.

Rise as mogul started with paper route. From teen to hip-hop industry clout. Later to intern for a record company exec. While as Howard University student tech. In #AskDiddy Q&A segment on finding niche. Is how he went on to become rich. Coaching advice in the X’s and O’s. For rising stars and future honchos.

Every biz or sport has its ladder up the ranks. For turning X’s and O’s into credit with the banks. But Diddy says having a gameplan from the heart. Is what sets big-timers apart. Making low-end task a stepping stone. Mastering skills by being in the zone. Works for him day to day. Good for others wanting more pay.

Now that AGT’s doing a refresh. It helps if new judges can mesh. Moving to LA seems in the book. So maybe they’ll give Diddy a look? With crossover appeal in what he brings. Like a baller with crossover dribble wings. Good for more cheers and points on the floor. Great for flying high in the money score.

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Tip: The swag your skills bring to the table is not wishful thinking but says you’re ready and able.

Talkback: What would it be like to see Diddy and Cowell as judges on AGT?

Groove-Tracks: Bomba Estéreo ft Will Smith – ‘Fiesta’ – https://youtu.be/VQnOHx–AVk

Nick Jonas – ‘Levels’ – https://youtu.be/taViGR5VT1U

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