Loni Love is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood, and she’s ‘all about helping people,’ including her good friend, Leslie Jones! After becoming the center of a harsh internet hack, Loni tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about her relationship with the actress and what we can expect to see on season three of ‘The Real!’
She’s a brilliant author, a hilarious comedian, a talented actress, a seasoned talk show host — And she goes by the name of Loni Love, 45! Seriously, is there anything she can’t do at this point? A very busy Loni is conquering the world by taking on multiple projects and exciting gigs, and she’s dishing all about it EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com!
If it wasn’t already clear, we need to mention how the multi-talented funny woman is a great friend. We spoke with her about the August 24 website hack of Leslie Jones, 48, when her private photos and personal information were uploaded to her online domain. Loni explained to us why she posted a “woman crush Wednesday” photo of Leslie to her Instagram on the day of the hack. “I feel like I need to show my support,” she said. “We go way back. We’ve been friends for years. She’s worked so hard and a lot of people don’t know how hard she’s worked. Especially as a successful black actress and comedian. She’s at the peak of her career; With SNL and Ghostbusters, just let her have her moment.” Spoken like a true friend! Loni reassured what we already assumed about Leslie by saying, “She’s going to be ok,” adding, “she’s fighting this.” Leslie seems like a fighter, and we’re rooting for her too! Loni added that she’s got a lot of comedians and friends comforting her. “We need to continue to support her.” she said. Celebs have even been tweeting their support for Leslie.
We caught up with Loni about the upcoming third season of her Emmy nominated Daytime Talk Show, The Real, where she co-hosts alongside, Adrienne Bailon, 32, Tamera Mowry–Housley, 38, and Jeannie Mai, 37. We’re all in for a treat when the hit show returns because we may get to see Hillary Clinton, 68, or Donald Trump, 70. Loni admitted that the show will be continue to focus on their usual topics, including fashion, “handbag giveaways and all that fun stuff,” but says they are “going to have more serious conversations” as well. She explained, “with everything going on in the world, it will be election season, and it’s a very important time. Both Hillary and Donald are welcome on the show.” Well, that would make for great TV! She did explain that they would not be there “to judge,” but to let them say what they have to say. We love that!
The comedian even took a moment to gush over Adrienne’s recent engagement to Israel Houghton. We asked if she and her co-hosts celebrated and she told us, “We went to Adrienne’s home and it turned into a surprise engagement party! I posted it to my Instagram!” AW! “We’re really like family,” she said about her co-hosts. Loni also filled us in on her love life too! Aside from her love for Idris Elba, 43, who she says, “already knows” how she feels, Loni’s got love for one thing right now. “I’m just focusing on my career,” she dished to us and revealed how she’s been doing so much lately. How could there even be time?
Loni has been making the world laugh extra hard on her comedy tour that just stopped in New York August 12-13 at Gotham Comedy Club. She’s also got a new show hitting the Food Network — Worst Cooks In America: Celebrity Edition, which premieres Sept. 14 at 9 PM. She even tweeted an epic cast photo with familiar faces like Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Kenya Moore, and we can’t wait to watch!
Although she’s super busy, she’s found time to team up with the #1 mattress manufacturer in the U.S., Serta to help them launch, ComfortSutra! Loni is the brands official “ComfortSutra guru” and she’s helping people everywhere get more comfortable. It’s a new guide to transform comfort experience in the bedroom and it’s a proactive content series that provides new tips, tricks and even positions to aid in the effort to bring the best possible sleep experience back into the lives of many. Loni will offer her epic advice and hilarious honesty to show how consumers can get their comfort back. She told us about how “excited” she is to team up with Serta. “I like to help people, and that’s what we’re doing here. As the ComfortSutra guru, this is about getting comfortable so we can get a quality good night’s sleep!”
So listen up, guys — Here comes the fun part! Serta is inviting everyone to celebrate the launch of ComfortSutra by participating in their Selfie Contest leading up to Labor Day. This is what you need to do: Consumers are being asked to visit a retailer where Serta is sold, take a selfie on a Serta mattress and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag “SertaComfortSutra” and the hashtag “Entry” and a caption detailing YOUR favorite way to get comfortable. You have from August 26 – September 6 to do this, and ONE winner will be awarded Serta “Comfort For Life,” which includes a full bedroom makeover, complete with a new Serta mattress and other products. The winner will also be eligible to receive a new mattress, free of charge, for life (every 5-7 years)!
If you don’t win, there’s still a chance; Other participants that submit their #SertaComfortSutra selfie will be eligible to win daily comfort-themed prizes like Serta sheets, pillows and even limited edition Serta Counting Sheep plush toys. SO cool! You can get any info about the contest at SertaComfortSutra.com!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Loni’s upcoming show? Be sure to check her out on tour, and don’t forget to take your ComfortSutra selfie! You guys can leave any support for Leslie in the comments below.