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)!


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


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

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Bring Stories to Life, Hit Dreams Beyond the Fences #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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

Here’s what love & happiness look like! It’s with POTUS & FLOTUS as they wind-down their White House stay. It’s Snoop and Martha’s stove-side chats with celebs or Blac Chyna & Rob with their new baby ‘DreamK.’ And it’s Denzel & Viola bringing stories to life and hitting dreams beyond the fences.

Talking to Global Grind about a recent meme Washington said “Those who can do, do. Those who can’t, talk about those who can. Are you just one that sits on the sideline to talk about other people, or can you step up?” It may be one of the realest things said about mastering a skill or bringing dreams to the world.

For Rob & Chyna it’s a little bit of ‘remember the time’ when they first met (or did the humpty hump). Maybe they’ve moved their hook-up from ‘hot and heavy to good and steady.’ That’s why getting more out of a relationship or earning more props on the job takes shifting some things and putting in that work.

Meantime for Snoop & Martha they’re finding new ways to mix it up. Here we have a west-coast rapper teaming-up with an east-coast lifestyle expert to serve-up potluck dinners. Go figure! At first it might not look like the perfect combination. But mixing things can tap into new talents and attract a new audience.

Washington & Davis star in the movie version of the Broadway hit Fences. It’s the story of a man who had pro baseball dreams. As Hot Steppers they’re showing us how to move from the sidelines to making dream headlines. It’s seeing a beautiful problem, bringing our A-game and raising more showtime appeal.

Groove-Track: Michael Jackson – Remember the Time – https://youtu.be/LeiFF0gvqcc

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 love & happiness look like. POTUS & FLOTOS ready for the hike? Wind-down in their White House stay. Lots more time for golf play. Snoop & Martha’s stove-side chat. Celebs talk about this and that. Blac Chyna & Rob with their baby news. Denzel & Viola dream stories with some rhythm & blues.

Talking to Global Grind about meme Washington said. Those who can do, do; others bring hate instead. Some sit on sideline and talk smack. Others step-up and build their hun’ed stack. May be one of the realest things told. About mastering skills and doing dreams bold.

For Rob & Chyna a time to remember. Think of a hump day back in September. When they first met or did the humpty hump. But not wanting to be seen as a chump. To move from hook-up that’s ‘hot & heavy.’ Into relationship that’s ‘good & steady.’ Put in the work, make the shift. Earn more props and bonus gift.

Meantime Snoop & Martha mix it up. What’s in his bedazzled cup? West-coast rapper with hits and winners. East-coast lifestyle expert with potluck dinners. At first might not be a perfect look. Trying to out-smooth each other as a cook. A way to stir-up their talent cream. And attract a new audience stream.

Washington & Davis on movie set. Turns Broadway’s Fences to its best yet. Story of pro baseball dreams unsung. And taking our game to next rung. As Hot Steppers move from the sidelines. To making breakout news headlines. Seeing beautiful problem for their A-game. And raising more cred in biz acclaim.


Tip: Sometimes bringing dreams to life means seeing a beautiful problem and packing our A-game.

Talkback: What stands-out about these celebs being able to ‘drop it like it’s hot’ in their game?

Groove-Tracks: Michael Jackson – Vivian Green – Work – https://youtu.be/73JmpM3KLkc

Anthony David – Beautiful Problem – https://youtu.be/3WsAVJ9hkn0

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Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney Bring Style, Smarts & Star-Power to the “B&B” Factory #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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

A well-known Brit comes to America. A classy American goes to Britain. That describes Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie’s latest moves. Clooney is serving as a visiting professor at Columbia University, Jolie heads to the London School of Economics. They bring style and smarts to the “Beauty & Brains” factory.

In Variety Jolie said she was “looking forward to teaching and learning from students as well as sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.” Jolie & Clooney get to imagine life in a Game Show as: Press Play, FF or Pause Here: Guess What Happens to Your Career?

Clooney is sharing her experience as a human rights lawyer to the Ivy Leaguers. Jolie plans to bring her expertise on women’s issues. They’re models of service excellence. This is seen in how they make their hearts sing, passion felt and greatness soar. That’s more than just being viewed as eye-candy.

Jolie has developed her acting chops to land among Hollywood’s royalty. She continues to expand on professional goals to achieve service greatness. These feats come from tapping into her talents, purpose and super gifting. For Clooney and Jolie that’s more than just being married to George & Brad.

Recently Jolie had to take a pause for health reasons. She did beat it and is back stronger. Her career has also seen times when things happened in fast-forward. But their love for what they do comes through as they press play in the workday. For them “service star-power” is more than getting rich in their niche.

Groove-Track: Michael Jackson – Beat It – https://youtu.be/oRdxUFDoQe0

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

Brit comes to America. To teach at Columbia. American goes to Britain. To raise women’s issues curtain. Angelina Jolie on a mission. To counter some confusion. Amal Clooney sharing notes. That might serve as quick quotes. So they bring style and smarts. To the “B&B” factory training hearts.

Telling Variety about her desire. To pop and burn just like fire. So students get a real sense. Of living past, present and future tense. For working alongside others peeps. In making United Nations bold  leaps. Imagining life in a Game Show. Press play, ff or pause with career mojo.

Clooney as human rights lawyer. Building-up tomorrow’s scholar. Jolie as women’s issues advocate. Building-up glass ceiling syndicate. Models of service excellence for sure. For those of fame or the poor. In making their hearts sing. Passion felt and greatness ring. More than just an eye-candy thing.

Jolie with acting chops specialty. Lands her among Hollywood royalty. With goals for service greatness. Better now forget the lateness. Feats putting talents on the rise. Purpose and gifting win the prize. For them more than just what’s had. Or being married to George & Brad.

After Jolie paused for health scare. As women became more aware. Did beat it and back stronger. A case of persevering longer. Seen times of fast-forward career move. Which put things in new groove. Love for the work by pressing play. Comes through in their workday. Now that’s service star-power hear them say.


Tip: Service in the marketplace isn’t about more bling but about pressing play and letting your heart sing.

Talkback: Unlike Mariah Carey towards Jennifer Lopez, could Jolie say nice things about Clooney?

Groove-Tracks: Eminem – When I’m Gone – https://youtu.be/1wYNFfgrXTI

P!nk – Just Like Fire – https://youtu.be/GXtr6Mzthsw

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST