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POP INTERVIEW: “Real Housewife of Miami” Lea Black

This Saturday, Lea and Roy Black, the dynamic duo starring of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami, will host The Blacks’ Annual Gala. The charity, which benefits The Consequences Foundation, is headlined by Flo Rida. The always gracious Mrs. Black talks about her reality show and why the charity is so important to her.

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This Saturday, Lea and Roy Black, the dynamic duo starring of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami, will host The Blacks’ Annual Gala. The charity, which benefits The Consequences Foundation, is headlined by Flo Rida. The always gracious Mrs. Black talked to me via about her reality show and why the charity is so important to her.

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The setting plays a huge role in a good show, scripted or not. Problem is, we aren’t introduced to anything but Atlanta, New York and LA as far as every reality show and film goes. When we were introduced to Miami as a setting, what do you think the producers did well?
It captured Miami – showcased it as an international world class destination. Made it fun and fabulous.

A gala needs to be intricately planned. It would be nice if it were like in movies, and the gorgeous scene shows up, or “Gossip Girl,” hello “instant it girl charity and cut!” but life doesn’t work that way. What is new for this year’s visual point of the event? What about the experience overall?
We have an over the top ending to the night. “Whi5ker5 rages with the illbots”, an incredible dj is doing a fabulous sound and light show. And Flo Rida will rock the house. Celebrity guests will make the red carpet beyond spectacular! And of course it’s the people that make the party! And, stay tuned – we may announce a HUGE surprise talent!

What’s going on with the performances?
Fortunately, Flo Rida has a big heart and wants to help the kids. And we have some major talent including Dj Irie and Dj Trouble.

How did you arrange for all of that successfully? You may have interested younger people with Flo Rida.
I spent months working on it !!!! The talent is always the biggest challenge because most of these artists donate their performances and they live big and have busy lives.

So much of reality TV is about women who don’t do very much. The fact that you are involved with society is absolutely lovely. I like that you’re super ladylike in a century where people believe tackiness trumps all and care about now “odd” traditions like giving back to the community. Please talk about your role in helping people through charity and how you got started!
I started it 19 years ago. I did it because it’s the right thing to do and before everybody was doing charities. We’ve been able to keep lots of kids out of jail and in school. I’ve seen what happens when a parent or family member goes to jail. So many of these kids don’t know there’s a life of possibility out there. It’s our responsibility to show them and help them live productive lives. It’s about second chances and offering kids possibilities, education and hope.

Is there a natural tendency for a bunch of women to have disagreements without cameras?
I think whenever you get strong minded people together men or women, you’re always going to have disagreements. Unless someone is doing you or someone wrong – then the best solution is to agree to disagree and respect a difference of opinion.

Why do you think women create so much conflict on reality TV? Looking back, I can’t think of one moment on any show where conflict was created by men. And why do you think viewers like watching conflict?
I think men have also contributed to the conflict. But, I think generally speaking women are more emotional than men so it shows up in a more dramatic way. And women are more inclined to show their emotions and speak their mind. I think viewers watch conflict because they can relate to it and because they usually are invested in a point of view.

When you have reunions at Bravo, are you ever scared? It seems like the women get really mean at those, and some viewer questions can be downright rude.
You’re right that they can be mean and many times desperate for attention. It brings out the best and worst of people. The scary part is that some people have absolutely nothing to lose – those are the dangerous ones.

“The Real Housewives of DC” went off the air. Being a part of the franchise doesn’t guarantee instant success. At one time, a critic I read said the market was over-saturated with the shows, and look, you are still strong in ratings! Congrats. Why do you think your show is still popular, years after the very first “Orange County?”
I think the producers have done a good job, the girls have brought the hot looks and the drama and Miami is a city everyone wants a glimpse into and a piece of.

On a really ditzy turning point for a second, I saw you have great bangs. How do you keep them from getting greasy? It’s my major pet peeve, and if I don’t have bangs, I look like Fiona the green ogre in “Shrek,” all baldish and green. :/ OK, I’m not really pea green, but you get my point about flattering my forehead!
Me? Great bangs – who knew ? If you use my Sudden Youth facial available at theworldofleablack.com you won’t have greasy skin and therefore you won’t have greasy bangs. ( How’s that for a shameless plug ? )

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The Pentagon Has Released Official UFO Videos Because 2020 Is The Absolute Worst

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Aren’t swarms of locusts supposed to be the next installment of this plague?!

Can we finally declare 2020 as the worst year ever? In January there were fears of a third World War. In February the coronavirus began its rapid spread. In March the world essentially shut down due to social distancing and quarantining. And now in April…with only two days left in the month…we have official government footage of unidentified flying objects. I’m sorry but Milton Bradley’s game of “Life” never prepared me for any of this!

The Pentagon has confirmed the authenticity of three videos that have been circulating the web but didn’t really answer what is visible in them. In the videos, now declassified by the Department of Defense, navy pilots capture “unidentified aerial phenomena” aka unidentified flying objects aka UFOs! Pentagon officials were sure to state that the videos do not show “any sensitive capabilities or systems,” meaning we probably won’t be seeing any little green men any time soon.

The first video dates back to November 2004 and the other two from January 2015. Of the Pentagon’s confirmation of authenticity, Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough said the videos were released “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”

So great. We now know that these strange videos are real but what exactly are we looking at? Well, the Department of Defense says it has no concrete answer as to what might be floating around the skies and has classified the phenomena as “unidentified.” And…just like that I suddenly feel less defended.

Social media is having a field day with this revelation of course. The #AliensAreReal has been trending high on Twitter since the news broke. One user referenced Independence Day and said the aliens are “getting ready for July 4th.” Of the bad timing, another wrote “Et tu aliens?” And finally one user couldn’t help avoid sarcasm and wrote”Where’s the space force when you need it?”

Well 2020, you have worked your awful black magic once again. What’s next, cat videos get banned from the internet?! You’ve taken everything else from us!

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Priest Accidentally Forgets To Turn Off Filters Before Live Streaming Mass

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The internet is having a field day with the innocent mistake of biblical proportions.

With new social distancing guidelines, many churches have closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while that doesn’t justify all the wine you’ve been chugging during your self quarantine, it does have many people practicing their faith from their homes. One Italian priest was just trying to recite a little prayer for his followers when he accidentally left a filter feature on during the broadcast! In the clip the priest is digitally adorned with a space helmet, workout gear, a fedora and sunglasses and more.

Social media went nuts for the video, which has now gone viral. One comment reads “He just doubled his holy power.” Another reads “Father, Son and Holy Influencer.” One commenter couldn’t resist a good pun and said the video is having a “Mass effect.”

Enjoy your daily blessing and take a look at the funny video below!

 

Priest in Italy live streams mass, activates filters by mistake from r/funny

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Danny DeVito Passionately Urges New Yorkers To Stay Home…And Twitter Agrees!

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For the love of Danny DeVito, stay home!

The world is in a dark place right now and I am not sure how much more bad news we can handle. That’s why when I saw Danny DeVito’s name trending on Twitter I froze. Our great nation could very well crumble if anything bad was to happen to such an icon right now. With extreme trepidation I clicked on the social media link and was relieved to see that good ol’ Danny boy is just strumming up hype because he is passionately urging New Yorkers to stay home.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been driving New Yorkers to stay home and has taken every precaution short of shutting the state down completely to help prevent the virus from spreading. Because New Yorkers can be hard headed, it doesn’t hurt to have some famous friends reiterate your message. Big names like Lala Anthony, Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller have all made appearances on Cuomo’s social media pleading with New Yorker’s to heed the governors warning. Only one celebrity was able to make it to Twitter’s trending page however and that was none other than Danny DeVito. DeVito’s message is simple…stay home! In the two minute video, DeVito reminds fans that it’s not just up to the elderly to isolate themselves. “Young people can get it and they can transmit it to old people and the next thing you know – I’m out of there” says the actor. We must save him!

Twitter went into a frenzy with many users agreeing that we need to stay home for Danny. One user wrote “When Danny speaks, I listen.” Another passionately wrote “If you idiots kill Danny DeVito I SWEAR TO GOD.” One promoted DeVito from the icon status I previously awarded him and said “WE GOTTA PROTECT WORLD TREASURE DANNY DeVITO.” 

Take a look at the video below and for the love of the newly minted national treasure, stay home!

 

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