Tyler Perry and Steve Harvey Bring a Dose of Laughs and a Drop of Reality to Get Folks Juiced-up for the Holidays (and Beyond)!

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No more drama! No more Madea? If fans had to choose they might say ‘No more drama for $200’ as Tyler Perry says he’s retiring the Madea character. It might be easier for them getting rid of the drama in life than for seeing the end of Madea. But at least Perry threw-in the fact that their layaway got pre-paid.

More Family Feud! More Little Big Shots! That’d be no-brainer for Steve Harvey. He’s set to host an upcoming holiday special where kids get to say and do their talent thing. While Perry and Harvey enjoy doing those projects, they know that in showbiz you gotta find ways to reinvent yourself.

In their work, they deliver a dose of laughs on stage and a drop of reality off stage. Even if it doesn’t get everybody excited for the holidays it might get some fans juiced-up for the new year. Either way, there’s enough good times and good vibes that can take us into next year for going from pre-lit to major hit.

Harvey says his wife loves to decorate for the season. Whether that means going with a pre-lit tree or starting from scratch is anyone’s guess. But the path we take to being fully-lit personally & professionally means embracing the things in life that come pre-lit: gifts, talents, calling, purpose, passion and dreams.

Perry and Harvey might explain in their tweetable moments that they’ve done the same in their careers. The holiday trees at home and across the country get to standout by adding some decorations. A good mix of ornaments, ribbons, tinsel and a tree-topper. So, success in going from pre-lit to major hit takes:

  1. Skill

While talent is something that usually comes naturally, skill is doing it with your eyes closed. Perry and Harvey spent years developing their skill by turning an ability into a capability. While talent gives us the ability to shine, skill gives us the capability to elevate things that come naturally to a level of superiority.

  1. Smarts

Harvey jokes about how his new beard has made him look and feel smarter. Well at least in the eyes of his grandkids. They keep quizzing him and he keeps answering. The smarts that makes folks lit professionally comes with more knowledge (as in book-smarts) and insight (as in street-smarts).

  1. Social

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Perry was a recent presenter at an event honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela. You remember, it’s where Beyoncé graced the stage like an African goddess. What he’s doing by supporting everyday lives at home and abroad shows a level of care and influence that brings social impact.

  1. Soul

Perry and Harvey give props to the God-side in them reaching new heights. Sometimes the things that hold us back are tied to F.E.A.R. – a case of ‘Fool’s Error Acting Ready’ to kill your hopes and dreams. But when God stirs your soul you get juiced-up with a new vision for going from pre-lit to major hit.

The Madea winddown tour is set for next year. Perry believes it’s time to bring new things to life. That’s also true when the holiday season ends and the resolutions-rollout begins. When we hit the stage for the upcoming 2019 wind-up it’s a good time for ‘no more drama’ and celebrating a ‘new you, new woo.’

Tip: Going from pre-lit to major hit personally and professionally means you don’t stop ‘til you get enough skill, smarts, social and soul.

Talkback: What’s in-store for your holidays, for your new year?

Tracks: Mary J. Blige – No More Drama – https://youtu.be/em328ua_Lo8

Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – https://youtu.be/yURRmWtbTbo

Tyra Banks & Steve Harvey: Taking the Showbiz Stage in Different ‘Hosted by’ Roles #BigTimeUniversity

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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)

Looks like another ABC Bachelor got hooked, well, sort of. The finale of potential lovers was filled with the usual ceremonies. Many romance hopes got dashed but other opportunities got cashed. Not to be left out is America’s Got Talent and Little Big Shots with Tyra Banks & Steve Harvey in different ‘hosted by’ roles.

Banks is set to replace Nick Cannon and shared with E! News that “I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true.” It’s a case of being born to be wild or born to be awesome.

Both Harvey and Banks started their rise on different tracks, he as a comic and she as a model. They’ve gradually built their reputations in showbiz proving what can be achieved by being good in your lane. They might even agree that competition is no sweat, threat or fret when you ‘just do you’ in a freeing way.

Banks is best known for her days as a Talk Show Host and as ‘smize queen’ on ‘Next Top Model.’ Meanwhile Harvey has turned his Standup Comedy days into a TV hosting bonanza. They’ve spread their wings and made career moves by taking their main gifting and creative positioning to new market levels.

Harvey’s had visible mess-ups in the public eye and Banks had hers too. About her new gig she says “Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible.” They bloom by going from imaginary to legendary and being good for the long haul.

Groove-Track: India Arie – Just Do You – https://youtu.be/qXpaJMg3q8I

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

Another ABC Bachelor gives the look. Another wife-to-be gets the hook. Well, sort of is what some think. As the season finale ended on a blink. Many romance hopes got dashed. Other opportunities got cashed. AGT and Little Big Shots for sure. Tyra Banks and Steve Harvey are back for more.

Banks taking Nick Cannon spot. And bring her dose of hot. Saying how AGT gives that feeling. In everyone’s home floor to ceiling. With the best from people we dig. Giving their all to make it big. Fierce, outrageous dreams and then some. Born to be wild or better yet awesome.

Both started on different tracks. How far they’ve come with the punch each packs. He as a comic, she a model in & out. Makes people wanna jump and shout. Built showbiz game by doing. How being in your lane’s good for wooing. Where competition is no threat or sweat. Just ‘do you’ in a freeing way, no fret.

Banks from her Talk Show days. Getting her share of industry praise. As ‘smize queen’ from ‘Top Model’ gig. Not letter talent die as cursed fig. Harvey from standup comedy shows. To TV hosting bonanza rows. Spread their wings with career moves. That put them in new grooves. What gifting & positioning proves.

They’ve had visible public mess-ups. Didn’t stop them from their bless-ups. In her new AGT fam Banks sees. Caring celebs that aim to please. As a little girl she obsessed in those. Whose grandiose acts were beauty like a rose. Performers who make the impossible possible. And bloom into doing the incredible.

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Tip: It takes a mustard seed of talent to bloom into a beautiful rose and become the ‘next top something’.

Talkback: Which gets your vote for being the best unscripted: AGT or Little Big Shots?

Groove-Tracks: Wale ft Stokley Williams  – The Bloom – https://youtu.be/lRBDzoEeDPw

Avicii – Levels – https://youtu.be/_ovdm2yX4MA

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Steve Harvey & Bethany Hamilton Make Everyday Living Look like a Walk in the Park #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)

One way to describe Steve Harvey is “comedian at work.” His thing is to bring jokes to the joint. For Bethany Hamilton, a way to describe her is “surfer at work.” She kinda knows how to walk on water. Both Harvey and Hamilton make what they do at work, play and the everyday look like a walk in the park.

Harvey appears in People Magazine, while Hamilton told the Today Show “All of us have that passion for certain things. It may not be surfing. But whatever that passion is, just go for it.” They know there’s no mountain high enough, no ocean wide enough, to keep “awesomeness at work” from breaking through.

A few years ago Hamilton lost her left arm to a shark attack at age 13. She didn’t take long after recovering to face her fears by returning to the surf board. She recently placed third in a surfing competition, beating out other world-class athletes. It was her highest career finish ever at this event.

Looking back to the early years for Harvey includes a time being homeless and living out of his car. Now he’s seen as the “$100 Million-Dollar Man.” Harvey and Hamilton embody the ideal of putting passion to work and making progress in life’s journey. For Hamilton, it’s like going from party girl to soul surfer.

She might relate to Harvey’s story in People. During his setback he heard God’s voice telling him “If you keep going, I’m going to take you places you’ve never been. It was like God saying don’t quit, you’re almost there.” So even when awesomeness feels stuck, there’s room to make a buck or stretch your luck.

Groove-Track: Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – https://youtu.be/uD99c3otHDA

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

“Comedian at work” is Harvey at his best. Bringing jokes to the joint or TV fest. “Surfer at Work” is Hamilton’s story. Kinda walks on water to showcase her glory. Making what they do at work or play. Look like a walk in the park any given day. He’s all over the TV screen. She’s big on the surfing scene.

Harvey in People Magazine cover shoot. Talking ‘bout his pot-of-gold loot. Hamilton in Today Show feature. Talking ‘bout her game as a passion creature. Saying if surfing or whatever it is. Just go for it like folks in showbiz. No mountain high or ocean too wide. To keep awesomeness from breaking out in stride.

After losing left arm from shark attack. She didn’t see it as a life hack. Not long after in facing her fears. Returned to surf board past the tears. Placing third in surfing event. Still doing what she must to pay the rent. Beating out world-class athletes to reach semi-final. Highest career finish she writes in her journal.

Back in the day Harvey had no place. Homeless and trying to stay in the rat race. A few years living out of his car. Seemed like he didn’t have a chance to go far. Now rich enough to own lake or have cake by the ocean. With his career pride and divine promotion. For Hamilton, like party girl to soul surfer distinction.

She might relate to Harvey’s comeback. Telling People he heard God’s knock knock. A voice saying keep on keeping on. Taking you places you’ve never gone. Don’t quit, it’s like you’re almost there. Maybe that’s why he’s so full of flair. Even when awesomeness feels stuck. We can do a few things to stretch our luck.

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Tip: “Awesomeness at work” means turning passion into progress and finding ways to make a buck or stretch our luck.

Talkback: Has anyone ever told you (done for you) anything that made a way for going to the next level?

Groove-Tracks: Diana Ross – Maxwell – Lake by the Ocean – https://youtu.be/BsSu0bRZEHM

DNCE – Cake by the Ocean – https://youtu.be/IexXZAkz818

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Steve Harvey & Ellen DeGeneres Team-Up for the Next Generation of Little Big Shots #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)

It was an emotional press conference as Peyton Manning announced his retirement. After playing 18 seasons in the NFL he goes out on top having won Superbowl 50. He leaves the big stage for the next rising star. Not just in football, as Steve Harvey & Ellen team-up for the next generation of little big shots.

They feature kids in athletics, acrobatics and other antics. Ellen tells Georgia’s Albany Herald “It’s, for sure, not a competition show. Some of them are just talented kids, and whatever they end up doing, that’s great.” This is a big step to a Hollywood dream deal, not leaving home or hometown out of it for real.

As Executive Producers they’re calling the shots. The concept is somewhat of a segment spin-off from Ellen’s TV show. It’s similar to other talent shows and how industry leaders approach their career dreams. Great achievers start with an idea that gets flushed-out in the garage, basement or hometown backyard.

Harvey & Ellen are excited about what the ‘little big shots’ do. Their amazing stuff reminds us that dreams going from concept to reality are like ideas going from fish bowl to the ocean. Plus a special gifting can add more bounce to the ounce while engaging everything you’ve got to make a major splash.

“I don’t want to do anything just because I can,” she later said. “I think kids will love this show, and adults will love the show, too … because who doesn’t want to see an adorable kid with a talent?” This might be about showbiz value but also about giving a break or lighting a fire under flickering ideas and passions.

Groove-Track: Zapp – More Bounce to the Ounce – https://youtu.be/_OUwJbhY5Es

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

Emotional presser for Peyton Manning. Tears he couldn’t help fanning. Leaves the game he just loves. Flying away like peace doves. After 18 seasons at the helm. Took game to higher realm. Superbowl 50 his last stage. Other stars coming of age. As Harvey & Ellen team-up to make. Next gen ‘big shots’ take.

With kids who shine in athletics. Acrobatics and other antics. Saying it’s not competition show. But for talent to rain and snow. Whatever kids do it’s gonna be great. Another fat check on Harvey’s plate. Taking big step in Hollywood dream deal. Not leaving home or hometown out of it for real.

As EP they call the shots. New ways to sell TV spots. A spin-off from her daytime show. In its own lane and flow. Like ‘Got Talent’ and kids saying darndest things. Industry leading career dreams he rocks she brings. Designed in garage or home-alone in basement. Starting in the backyard or on street pavement.

Gung-ho about what ‘little big shots’ do. Amazing stuff prove what’s old can be new. Going from concept to reality-TV in motion. Ideas from fish bowl to the ocean. With special gifting comes more bounce. And leftover ideas by the ounce. Such memorable abilities in a flash. While making a big-time LOL splash.

Not doing it just because she can. Focused on becoming greater than. Maybe kids will tune-in from age two. Thinking adults will watch it too. Who doesn’t want to see talent rise? Or checkout younguns try evr’thing for a prize? Some showbiz value a must. Giving a break or firing-up passions is the thrust.

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Tip: Big time dreams start as ideas that get moved from the fish bowl to making a big splash in the ocean.

Talkback: What’s it going to be like: no Manning on Sunday morning but ‘big shots’ on Sunday night?

Groove-Tracks: Kelissa – Keep My Head Up – https://youtu.be/CV4rX1aVIPM

 

Shakira – Try Everything – https://youtu.be/c6rP-YP4c5I

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