Loni Love will once again hit the mainstage in July for the Essence Fest of Culture. The comedian and The Real host will serve as the emcee for a star-studded line up that includes Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars.

During our chat Loni talked about the drama on The Real, Amanda Seales joining the show, and her desiree to mend ways with Toni Braxton.

Loni also opened up about her new memoir– I Changed, So You Didn’t Have To — which comes out in May.

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Djimon Hounsou is one of the stars of the upcoming thriller, A Quiet Place II.

Hounsou stopped by the studio recently to discuss the film, why he’s not necessarily a fan of horror flicks, and what to expect. He also opened up about some of his noteworthy roles and reflected on his first video with Janet Jackson.

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Jackie Joyne Kersee is elated to share her story with young viewers.

The 3 time gold medal Olympian recently stopped by the studio to discuss her character on the upcoming I Am Madam episode where she is joined by other legends in history.

Kersee also talked about her foundation which helps at-risk youth in St. Louis, and why she loves giving back.

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Relationship expert Tracy McMillan knows a thing or two about overcoming a bad relationship. Having been married three times, McMillan draws from her own experiences to help others.

In the OWN reality series, ‘Family or Fiancé’, McMillan helps couples and their families work through their issues. With McMillan’s help, the newly engaged can get their families support so they can walk down the ailse.

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Naughty by Nature’s Treach and daughter Egypt stopped by the studio to discuss their reality series ‘Growning Up Hip Hop.’

During our in studio chat, Egypt explained the misconceptions about her boyfriend Sam. She also confirmed that the two were not married, but just engaged.

Meanwhile, Treach shared his support of his daughter and fiancé, and reflected on his rap career and being around both Biggie and Tupac.

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Tyler Perry’s new thriller, A Fall From Grace, is now available on Netflix.

The film stars Crystal Fox as Grace, a woman who becomes romantically involved with a much younger man who takes advantage of her.

Fox, along with Bresha Webb and Phylicia Rashad, stopped by the studio to discuss the film and its various messages.

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Pastor Donnie McClurkin has released his eight studio album, A Different Song, that offers a powerful message for the new generation.

During our recent chat, McClurkin discussed his star-studded 60th birthday celebration, his trip to Nigera, where he sung to a quarter of a million people, and his inspiring message of hope.

The Grammy-Award winner also shared his thoughts on Kanye West and if he truly thinks he’s called by God.

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