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Vivica A. Fox is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood, with a career spanning over 30 years. Recently, she added author to her impressive resume, with her book, Every Day I'm Hustling. The message of the book is that you make your own luck, you never wake up thinking someone’s going to call you and offer you that part, ask you out on that date, or change your life; instead, YOU change your life. Vivica hustles in every aspect of her life. Vivica has learned many lessons while creating a lasting career, through sheer, roll-up-your-sleeves, hard work. Vivica’s podcast will Harnesses her personal experience and hustle to help you with relationships, career, style, sex and self-esteem! She’ll give you an unfiltered look into her life. An avid sports fan, Vivica will deliver her own spin on athletes and games.  

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Vivica A. Fox is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood, with a career spanning over 30 years. Recently, she added author to her impressive resume, with her book, Every Day I'm Hustling. The message of the book is that you make your own luck, you never wake up thinking someone’s going to call you and offer you that part, ask you out on that date, or change your life; instead, YOU change your life. Vivica hustles in every aspect of her life. Vivica has learned many lessons while creating a lasting career, through sheer, roll-up-your-sleeves, hard work. Vivica’s podcast will Harnesses her personal experience and hustle to help you with relationships, career, style, sex and self-esteem! She’ll give you an unfiltered look into her life. An avid sports fan, Vivica will deliver her own spin on athletes and games.  

    Winning On and Off The Court With L.A. Sparks’ Chelsea Gray.

    Winning On and Off The Court With L.A. Sparks’ Chelsea Gray.

    For people unfamiliar with basketball it would seem that sinking baskets is the most important part of the game, but those who know and love it will tell you passing is often more important. And it’s often the Point Guard who orchestrates the team’s plays. In this episode, Vivica is joined by 2016 WNBA champion, three-time All Star player and Point Guard for the LA Sparks, Chelsea Gray. Chelsea earned the nickname “Point God” from her teammates and the name was inspired by her Magic Johnson, “no look” style of passing the ball and her deep understanding of strategy and her ability to be like a coach on the court. Chelsea reveals that it’s the guys in her life who truly inspire her. Early on it was shooting hoops in the backyard with her brothers and later her inspiration came from her fellow Point Guard, Lakers superstar Magic Johnson. Women’s sports has long struggled to gain equality with their male counterparts, but in January 2020 the WNBA signed a new collective bargaining agreement tripling average player compensation and establishing maternity leave and several other benefits. Recognition and compensation that is long overdue. The 2020 WNBA draft was held virtually for the first time and ended up having the highest viewership in over 16 years. Vivica and Chelsea remember the honoring of legendary athlete and ultimate “girl dad”, Kobe Bryant at the draft pick event, and how his beautiful, athletic daughter, Gianna was named as a WNBA honorary draft pick. Chelsea shares beautiful memories of her wedding to fellow athlete, Tipesa Moorer in picturesque Malibu and reveals the truth behind the rumors sparked by Tipesa’s #BabyMama post! So, is there a baby baller in Chelsea’s future? What about the future of women’s basketball? Chelsea reveals how the season has been put on hold due to COVID-19 and how she is using this time to polish her cooking skills and how she’s staying in game-ready shape! As an athlete it’s often winning the game that so many are focused on, but Chelsea embodies the idea of loving the game and loving life. That inspired the hustle hack of the day #LoveWins. Do what you love. Love whomever you want to love. Because love ALWAYS wins! 

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    • 51 min
    Tommy Davidson On Addiction, Hollywood & Family

    Tommy Davidson On Addiction, Hollywood & Family

    Actor and Comedian Tommy Davidson made us all laugh in the 90’s sketch comedy “In Living Color” and hit movies like “Strictly Business” and “Booty Call,” which he co-starred with Vivica Fox.  In this week’s episode, Tommy continues to share the laughs and gets personal about the challenges he faced during his childhood, his tumultuous journey in Hollywood and his ongoing struggle with addiction.  He opens up about those emotional experiences and more in his memoir “Living In Color” and gets candid with Vivica about the ups and downs of making it in Hollywood.  But before his rise to fame, Tommy recounts being abandoned as a baby unconscious in a dumpster and the white family who adopted him.  He shares the importance of forgiveness, including the moment he spoke to his biological mother for the first time.  He used drugs to deal with his pain and describes his road to recovery before becoming sober 22 years ago.  Find out how he bombed on his first audition, what it was like to work with Halle Berry in his first movie and the hardest part of being on “In Living Color.”  He also describes his experience being blackballed in Hollywood and the high expectations he faced.  Vivica gets emotional as Tommy reminisces about her Father who was an important role model to him.  It’s an in-depth and heartfelt interview you don’t want to miss. 

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    Conquering the Entertainment Industry with Actor, Dancer & Musician Titus Makin

    Conquering the Entertainment Industry with Actor, Dancer & Musician Titus Makin

    Actor, Dancer and Musician, Titus Makin, is a force to be reckoned with as he conquers the entertainment industry head on! The triple threat star quickly found success on the hit show "Glee" shortly after coming to Hollywood from NYC. He recalls the pivotal moments in his life before becoming famous including his job as a restaurant host, where Vivica was his customer. Little did he know, they would be starring in a movie together. They reminisce about their time working together and as police brutality makes headlines he discusses his recent role as Jackson West, a cop in the hit ABC series "The Rookie". Titus admits he was unsure he wanted to play a police officer and how he mentally passed on the role twice before taking it on. He shares his views on law enforcement now and the lessons he's learned from playing a cop. Vivica also talks about her own acting experience in uniform and her desire to mend relationships with the police. The duo talk about racism and the stereotypes when it comes to tipping in restaurants. Vivica shares her key advice to making it in Hollywood, the real struggle of auditioning and her process to snag a role. Titus reveals his favorite job outside of acting, his experience growing up as a preacher's kid and what he's learned from hustling to make it in the entertainment industry. He's also trading in his birth name for a musical alter ego, Butterfly Ali, and shares his biggest musical influences!

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    • 58 min
    Commitment: with Tina Knowles Lawson

    Commitment: with Tina Knowles Lawson

    Designer, philanthropist and mother to two of the most revered women in the world, Tina Knowles Lawson embodies hard work, commitment, and generosity. If Beyoncé is your queen, then you need to hear from Queen Bey’s mother! Tina shares how she empowered Beyoncé and Solange to find their unique voices and why she hopes they’ll release a song together. She tells Vivica what she really thought of Beyoncé’s graduation speech and the one thing she needs to “get off her chest” to her daughter’s critics. Tina opens up about her passions from providing free COVID19 testing to advocating for racial and social justice to mentoring young women, her “angels”. Find out how she’s been giving back from feeding the homeless to building youth centers to funding transitional housing for decades. Hear how she talked Beyoncé and Kelly out of spending their first big Destiny’s Child paycheck on new cars and into buying vans for their church instead and the important lesson they learned in the process. Learn how Tina built a life beyond her wildest dreams and how you can, too! Plus, Vivica reveals the origin of Tina’s corny jokes, her secret talent, and why this mama is done hiding!

    In this episode, we discuss:
    28:40 Tina calls out the “activist police” who critiqued how Beyoncé reacted to George Floyd’s death saying her daughter always gives back
     
    32:24 She tells Vivica what she really thought of Beyoncé’s recent graduation speech and what it took for Beyoncé to write it, make it perfect, and how she was inspired by Denzel Washington’s speech
     
    16:07 Tina reveals that she talked Beyoncé and Kelly out of spending their first big Destiny’s Child paycheck on new cars and into buying vans for their church instead

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    • 56 min
    Johnny Gill: Boy Band Member to R & B Legend

    Johnny Gill: Boy Band Member to R & B Legend

    Vivica sits down with R & B legend Johnny Gill, whose recent album “Game Changer 2” debuted at #1. They share an entertaining conversation about growing up as a preacher’s son with a family steeped in music to becoming a member of one of the hottest boy bands of the 80’s and 90’s, New Edition. Johnny reveals behind-the-scenes stories about being 19 in a boy band and how he avoided the dark side of stardom unlike other members of the group. Vivica and Johnny reminisce about their days working together with Patti La Belle in the play “Out All Night,” how Vivica coached him in acting, and how he mesmerized everyone with his amazing voice. Johnny reflects on how Stevie Wonder inspired and gave him a gift he’ll cherish forever. Johnny’s latest single, “Soul of a Woman" was inspired by his mother and grandmother and the lessons they taught him growing up. Johnny opens up about his relationship with Tiffany Haddish and her role alongside him in the “Soul of a Woman” music video. Johnny would have been touring at this time but Coronavirus sidelined that. Johnny hilariously shares his domestic challenges that include figuring out how to cook and clean for the first time in 53 years! Johnny also reveals how he’s remained a very private man and why he protects himself and family from the public eye. Johnny shares the joys and challenges of being a father and why it’s so important for him to be present in his son’s life, teach him good decision making, and groom him to be a strong leader. What would Johnny have become if he wasn’t a performer? His answer will knock you out! Vivica and Johnny share today’s hustling hack of #GODISGOOD and how faith can manifest love and gratitude in your life! 

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    • 50 min
    Tiffany Haddish on Racism, Police Brutality and Her Rise To Fame!

    Tiffany Haddish on Racism, Police Brutality and Her Rise To Fame!

    She ready!! That's right, Tiffany Haddish is in the house! She made her mark in Hollywood with her charming wit and remarkable story from foster care to homelessness to Emmy-award winning actress and comedian. And now in the wake of Black Lives Matter and continuous fight for racial inequality, the "Girls Trip" star is using her platform to help make a difference. Tiffany lays it all on the line sharing heart-wrenching stories about her harrowing experiences with the police from guns being drawn on her to the emotional turmoil of being raped by a police officer. Tiffany sets the record straight about the backlash she received for attending George Floyd's memorial service and her message to all the haters. Emotions come to the surface as Vivica and Tiffany share their deep concern from racism and hatred in this country. The comedian from South Central describes her current relationship with her Mom who suffered brain trauma from a car accident when Tiffany was a child and how her Grandma gives her priceless advice today. The two actresses have some big laughs and go down memory lane when they played sisters. Tiffany recalls the pivotal lessons she learned from working with Vivica and how she still lives by those rules today. The A-lister talks about her rise to fame including five intense auditions before getting "Girls Trip", losing 10 pounds from stress while hosting SNL and the pay inequality she encountered for her comedy specials. In the end, Tiffany turns the tables on Vivica and asks for her advice on dating and beauty tips. Tiffany admits she's losing weight during quarantine and ready to wear that famous white dress again!  Get ready y'all cause it's an interview you don't want to miss! 

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

tnknewman01 ,

Very inspiring and Exciting!!

This is good Vivica!! I always was a fan of you! And to see you was in iPod I had to see what’s happening because never did listen but now YOU give me a reason and I love it!!!! Keep it coming 💋💋

Retiring Momma ,

Best interview ever with Tiffany Hadish

Powerful Emotional and Real
Thank you

Indigoarcher ,

Great

Love Vivica’s spirit. Light and funny

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