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Facebook Renews Steve Harvey’s ‘Steve on Watch’ for Season 2

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*Steve Harvey just got some good news. Facebook Watch has picked up the second season “STEVE on Watch,” from Steve Harvey’s East 112 and Film 45. Its set to premiere on Monday, September 14.

Here’s a checklist of what to expect on the new season as well as some interesting “Steve on Watch” factoids:

  • Season two will continue to feature Harvey giving his take on life and issues affecting his audience, as well as interviews with performers, every day heroes, viral stars and more.
  • Filmed in Atlanta, this new season of the show will be taped at Harvey’s home in a newly constructed set to adapt to the current climate. The production will feature a live virtual audience streaming in from all over the country and interacting with Harvey throughout the show.
  • Second season guests include Gabrielle Union (Actress), Jack Black (Actor), Steph Curry (NBA Golden State Warrior), Errol Spence Jr. (Boxer), D-Nice (Deejay), Te’a Cooper (WNBA LA Sparks) and more.
  • The first season was viewed by 22 million unique viewers on Facebook Watch.
  • STEVE on Watch’s Facebook page received 2.2 billion views between September 2018 and August 2019, and 64 million engagements, while 35 videos earned more than 10 million views. In April 2019, Harvey’s show Facebook page was the No. 6 most-viewed U.S. entertainment page, per Tubular.  The viewership and engagement continues to rise.
  • Logline: Comedian, best-selling author, and Emmy Award-winning host Steve Harvey offers his hilarious and insightful viewpoint on “Steve on Watch.”  Whether Steve’s sharing his unique perspective on the very real issues affecting his audience, meeting remarkable people and hearing their inspirational stories, getting the true story behind the latest viral sensation, or simply laughing with some of the biggest stars of film, television, and music – you’ll see it all on “Steve on Watch”!
  • Says Harvey: “The success of season one was due to my incredibly engaged fan base who joined me on the Facebook Watch platform. Our amazing team guarantees an even more exciting show in season two.”
  • Executive Producers are Steve Harvey, Brandon Williams, Christel Sice, Michael Antinoro and Ianthe Jones who also serves as showrunner.
  • Harvey and East 112 are repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
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‘Love After Lockup’ Exclusive Clip: Chanda Finally Calls Tyrice [WATCH]

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*The thrill is officially gone between Tyrice and his felon bae Chanda. 

In our exclusive clip for the upcoming episode of “Love After Lockup,” Tyrice expains that he hasn’t heard from Chanda in three months, ever since she got out of jail. Meanwhile, before she went ghost, Chanda admitted that she was “talking to” 9 other guys while locked up, which Tyrice was clueless about. 

His daughter, however, peeped game and told Tyrice that he was being used by Chanda, but he wasn’t trying to hear it.

After months of no calls, viewers are set to learn this week that Chanda ditched the entire production because she wasn’t feeling it. Hear her explain why she dumped Tyrice in the YouTube video above.

Elsewhere in Friday’s episode, Scott’s accusations throw Lindsey into a tailspin. Shawn impatiently waits for Destinie, and Jessica’s dad puts Maurice to the test. Dylan faces the music with his parole officer. John receives a troubling phone call that changes everything.

And how will Tyrice react when Chanda finally calls him?

Watch “Love After Lockup” Friday at 9/8c on WEtv. 

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Pastor Cal Keeps Love Alive on ‘Married at First Sight’ (EUR EXCLUSIVE!)

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*For 11 seasons, “Married at First Sight” (MAFS) has been the ultimate experiment in matchmaking as couples who have never met – complete strangers – tie the knot.

If you are not familiar with the popular Lifetime series, people looking for love are matched by relationship experts (Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Viviana Coles, and Pastor Calvin Roberson-known as Pastor Cal) and agree to tie the knot before meeting their mates.

The show follows the couples for a few weeks as they experience their first meeting at their weddings, their honeymoons, meeting each other’s families, and other milestone events all the while being counseled by the experts. At the end of each season, the couples are given the chance to continue in their marriage or get a divorce.

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Pastor Calvin Roberson (Pastor Cal) is one of the experts matching couples on “Married at First Sight.” (Photo: Lifetime)

While some may question the show’s premise, the EUR spoke to Pastor Cal recently and he said the series is genuine.

“My job on the show is to get these couples, put them together, and make sure they stay together,” said Pastor Cal. “My goal is to look at their differences, see where they’re compatible, counsel them and in some cases, threaten them, to make it work. All the experts, our focus, is simply making sure the couples stay together.”

As for a method in which the couples are matched, he added, “There isn’t a solid formula we apply to every couple. It has to be tweaked as we find out people’s peculiarities. It can be nerve-wracking but it’s rewarding in the end.”

Like many MAFS seasons, there are surprising revelations and this one, featuring couples from New Orleans, is no exception.

“Season 11 has brought us so many surprises,” Pastor Cal said. “Even in casting, one of the couples we thought would get along much quicker is one of the ones lagging behind. And one couple we thought would move slower to intimacy are moving ahead. And that’s with Miles and Karen being the slower and Woody and Amani being the faster of the two.”

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Woody and Amani in current season (11) of “Married at First Sight.” (Photo: Lifetime)

He continued, “Also, by my own admission, I fall on the sword on this one, I was not expecting Bennett and Amelia to get along so well. I thought she would be put off more by his lack of profession. It was a big surprise to me.”

The next MAFS season will include Atlanta couples and after that the show heads to Houston, which is casting now. Pastor Cal told the EUR that the show adapts to the couples from each city.

“I believe that every city we film in brings a certain flavor and the participants from that city take on the flavor from that city,” Pastor Cal said. “New Orleans is laid-back, they party, and it’s a very fun city as opposed to a city like D.C. that is very political, buttoned up, and tight. But definitely we found that every city influences the participants. We definitely see different personalities coming out of each city.”

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Speaking of Atlanta, Pastor Cal is the lead pastor at Progression church in the peach city. He and his wife Wendy have a marriage coaching organization that offers marriage and relationship conferences, boot camps, and seminars worldwide.

While COVID-19 may have slowed down the in-person events, that has not stopped people from contacting Pastor Cal for love connections, “Because of COVID, we’re online. I get more people through DM’s, email, etc. asking me to match them.”

And how does the church feel about the show?

“My church actually loves it.” Pastor Cal said. “They are so supportive and such an incredible group of people. They tell people about the show. Our church was actually founded on relationships, so it was an easy fit. Our church was founded on positive marriage and positive family.”

Look out for Pastor Cal’s book, “Marriage Ain’t for Punks,” slated to come out next year.

If you are interested in being on “Married at First Sight” and live in Houston, click here to apply.

For more information on MAFS’ current season, click here.

 

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Gospel’s Brianna Collins Shows God ‘Honor & Praise’ with New Single

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Gospel artist Brianna Collins releases ‘Honor & Praise’

*“See God through my music,” said Gospel’s Brianna Collins about her new single release “Honor and Praise” produced by Drew Baxter. “This song…my gratitude, at the time, about what God had done in my life thus far – my mother helped me with it. I released it on my own. I’m all about worship. It’s a lifestyle.”

The “Honor and Praise” single was written by Brianna, a Kingdom Image Award nominee, and her second single, “Thank You” produced by Bishop Robbie Baxter, from an upcoming EP project to be released in 2021.

“When I started my ministry I was 16,” Brianna said. “I started singing in front of people at age 8. When I was called to do this, I was 16. My godfather said, ‘I want you to lead.’ At 18 I started singing professionally.”

Brianna Collins went on to perform for three-time Grammy Award winning Dorinda Clark-Cole (The Clark Sisters), for her “Singers and Musicians Conference” and her Thanksgiving Rally in Ohio. Collins is also in school pursuing a Bachelors degree in Music at the University of Akron.

“It’s the worshipping that keeps me sane,” she said. “I’m actually going to do an EP with a total of 8 songs next year.”

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Aside from college and her music ministry, Brianna is a Worship Leader at her church, the Mass Choir Director and Team Leader for the Young Adult Praise Team at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Akron, OH.

“Love is the message in my ministry,” she said when asked, “It’s the purity of my music, it’s what I’m all about.” www.IAmBRising.com

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]

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