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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is loads of fun.  America grew to love her grand entrance onto the stage of her talk show with her cool and charming dance moves to an infectious song. 

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In June of 2013 and 2014, her fun-loving energy, along with her charisma, landed her the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

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Recently, I had the opportunity to be a guest in Ellen’s Riff Raff Room.  The entire experience was quite pleasing and it permitted me a close and personal look into how her show is run.   

The show is magnificently produced, by the way.

My Ellen journey began as I entered the parking structure of the Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, California.  Upon entering, I glanced to my left and noticed the vivacity of a group of excited, well-dressed audience members.  Everyone seemed to eagerly anticipate the check- in. 

There were flat screens on the wall that gave us the opportunity to view Ellen’s show as she was recording.  I approached the first desk where they obtained my driver’s license, checked me in, then motioned me towards the second desk. 

This time, I was provided with a huge blue card that read the number 342, after which I received a stamp on my right hand that was visible only when light flashed directly on it.

Finally, I was told to have a seat and wait until my number was called.  Everyone around me sat in heightened anticipation, looking forward to becoming an audience member on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Your first time on the show does not guarantee that you will be a part of the actual studio audience.  No, you must first become one of Ellen’s Riff Raff where you will view the show in Ellen’s Riff Raff room. 

I know the term Riff Raff is not becoming, however, it makes sense.  The Riff Raff room allows Ellen’s production crew to properly screen the audience behavior, which will determine if they will be invited back to become an actual studio audience member. Membership presents the opportunity to dance and laugh with Ellen up close and personal. 

Despite the name, the Riff Raff room was full of energy and excitement intertwined with positive expectation.  The whole encounter was a big party.

Ellen’s Riff Raff crew observed the audience the entire time, speaking as unsuspiciously as they could into their microphones. These crew members were undoubtedly providing feed back to the rest of the production crew.  Were they assessing the Riff Raff audience’s bent for compliance? Checking to see how they would react once they were on camera? Likely, yes. 



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One of Ellen’s guests was One Direction, an English-Irish pop boy band based in London.  The young girls around me were screaming, crying, yelling and dancing as they zealously observed their favorite musical group on camera.   

Ellen has a smile that lights up her entire studio.  She even graced the Riff Raff room with her presence, smiling and waving as she brought One Direction to say hello to screaming fans. 

Now, let’s reflect back to earlier when I indicated Ellen’s Riff Raff crew are always on the look-out to prohibit actual riff raff from obtaining access to the studio showroom.  The Riff Raff room is a screening room that, after you pass the screening process, presents the opportunity to become an actual audience member.

During my Riff Raff experience, the Riff Raff crew informed production of the high energy and excitement coming from fans.  The high energy was brought to Ellen’s attention which prompted her to come back and greet the Riff Raff room. 

Ellen always gives back to her fans, which is why I believe she is a huge success.  Ellen didn’t do a single re-take; she allowed the show to naturally flow, stopping only for commercial breaks. 

During my entire involvement, people were dancing and smiling; it was absolutely pure, positive, high momentum.  I enjoyed being a part of Ellen’s Riff Raff and was successful in obtaining an invite back.  My next tour of the Ellen Show will grant me the opportunity to be a part of her studio audience. 

My Ellen experience was instructive and taught me a lot about the production of a talk show since I, myself, will one day host my own talk show.  I was able to see the screening process and how the show is run. 

Ellen is amazing.  She has great energy and understands how to flow with life’s frequency.  She frequently gazes into the studio audience as she flashes her bright, contagious smile.  Everyone should provide themselves the opportunity to experience Ellen’s Riff Raff Room and, if you are the right mix of positive energy and excitement, you may be invited back to become a part of the show. 


Watch below as Ellen and One Direction Grace the Riff Raff Room.

Above Photo Credit, The Ellen DeGeneres Show: chatchtv.blogspot.com

 

Above Photo Credit, Ellen DeGeneres kissing her Emmy Award: www.posh24.com-

 

Above Photo Credit, Ellen DeGeneres holding her Emmy Award: www.sheknows.com

 

Above Photo Credit ,Ellen DeGeneres and One Direction : sl-si.facebook.com-

 

Above Photo Credit, Ellen DeGeneres dancing with First Lady Michelle Obama: mycolumbuspower.com

 

Above Photo Credit, Ellen DeGeneres dancing with President Barack Obama: www.shallownation.com

 
 
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Jennifer Hudson, the soulful songstress, was spotted in New York City rocking a blazer accompanied by short-shorts accented with fishnet stockings. The singing sensation flashed her gorgeous smile at the paparazzi as she proceeded to the taping of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. 
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http://www.eonline.com/photos/6/the-big-picture-today-s-hot-pics/420166

 
 
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Who’s having  Tyler Perry’s baby? Well, I am pleased you inquired.  The name of Tyler Perry’s future baby’s mother has not officially been released.  However, Tyler’s on and off again girlfriend of five years, Ethiopian model, Gelila Bekele is a strong candidate.
 
Yes, honey!  You read right.  Tyler Perry is expecting his first child.  He  jubilantly made the announcement at his star studded birthday bash. So hold on my lovelies because there will be more Tyler Perry baby updates flowing in the near future.
  
 

 
Source: http://madamenoire.com/471695/report-tyler-perry-is-expecting-his-first-child/
 
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Joan Rivers demonstrated she’s a “mad diva”
when she became disturbed with CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield during the  promotion of her book, "Diary of a Mad Diva.”  Whitfield questioned Rivers about her controversial jokes and the fur she wore on the cover of her book. 
Let’s just say that Joan became flustered, therefore,  she made a dramatic departure.  
 
Watch the video below to view Joan River’s  ‘mad diva” exodus.



Above Photo Credit: www.mamamia.com.au- 
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/joan-rivers-cnn-celebs-storm-off/

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Leonardo DiCaprio; Fab or Drab?








Leonardo DiCaprio wore a relaxed ensemble this past holiday weekend.  Do you prefer the relaxed or Debonair DiCaprio? 
 
Vote Fab or Drab.  You be the judge.
 
 
Above Photo Credit: Relaxed Leonardo  DiCaprio-x17online.com
Debonair Leonardo DiCaprio-Matt Sayles / AP  file

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Yes, honey! You read the title right. Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon are officially married. The beautiful couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony over the weekend.
 
Congratulations to Kelly and Tim Witherspoon; wishing you a blissful marriage.   

Above Photo Credit: Zodiac/Splash  News

 
 
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Yes, honey! Sad to write, but you read the title right.  A Wyoming college student jumped to his
death after eating a marijuana cookie his friend legally purchased at a  marijuana dispensary in Colorado.  
  
Autopsy report indicates marijuana intoxication as a “significant contributing factor”
in the death of 19-year-old Levy Thamba Pongi who is a native of the Republic of  Congo.  Thamba jumped to his death  from a motel balcony on March 11.
 
Thamba’s  friend told investigators, “that Pongi ate the cookie and ‘exhibited hostile
behavior’ that included pulling things off walls and speaking erratically, the
autopsy report said.”

“It marked  the first time the Denver medical examiner’s office has listed a marijuana  edible as a contributor to a death, said Michelle Weiss-Samaras, a spokeswoman  for the office.”
Read the  full story HERE:  http://newsone.com/3003466/levy-thamba-pongi-student-fell-to-death-after-eating-marijuana-cookie/
 
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A mother’s love is a touching story about a
young lady looking for the approval of her mother; “What do you do when your  mother doesn’t approve of the man you love?”  

Kandi Burrus has done it again.  Yes, honey! “A Mother’s Love” is here
and you can view the trailer now by clicking the video below.  
 
Executive Produced by Kandi Burrus and Todd Tucker, “A Mother’s Love includes 18 original songs written by Kandi Burruss and  features performances from Kandi, Eddie Levert, Shirley Murdock, D. Woods, Q.  Parker, Porsha Williams and many more!”
www.Kandionline.com 

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In the above photo you see an unusual and down to earth side of Michael Jackson on the set of “The Way You Make Me Feel.”

Epic Records released “The Way You Make Me Feel” in November of 1987; it was the third single from Michael Jackson’s seventh studio album Bad which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Michael Jackson AKA “The King of Pop,” August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009

Above Photo Credit: HipHopDX.com

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson


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Yes, honey! You read the title right. Eric
Bellinger signed with Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment. Eric is known for his hit single, “I Don’t Want Her” featuring Problem,
which is currently No. 35 on Billboard’s Rhythmic chart. 
He is also the mastermind behind the success of Chris Brown’s “Love More”
and “Fine China.”  In addition, he  also wrote “Let Me See” for Usher and “Right Here” for Justin Beiber.
 
Eric Bellinger is no rookie to the entertainment industry. Rather than play behind the scenes, the time has come for Eric Bellinger to step into the spotlight.  
  
“300 will be the umbrella; they have so  many resources that we can plug into, Bellinger tells Billboard about the new alliance. Lyor told us, ‘We really like 'I Don’t Want Her' -- you just need help pushing it. That’s where I come in.’ Nieman and I are still going to push YFS, signing artists as well as other
writer/producers.”
 
Congratulations to Eric Bellinger on  signing with 300 Entertainment; wishing you greatness on your journey with NO limitations.  
  
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 Source:
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/5944873/lyor-cohens-300-entertainment-signs-eric-bellinger-exclusive


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