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Originally posted 12/18/2013 05:00PM
President Barack Obama recently sat down for a conversation with comedian Steve Harvey. Halfway through the interview, which will air on Harvey's daytime talk show on Dec. 20, the comedian suggested they ditch the chatter and go surprise White House visitors.
"Let's go spread some Christmas cheer," President Obama agreed. The two men stationed themselves in the White House to give guests a special little shock during the holiday tour of the president's home.
Originally posted 10/12/2013 11:00AM
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Originally posted 10/03/2013 12:15PM
These days, Steve Harvey has plenty to be grateful for: a hit syndicated daytime talk show, Steve Harvey, multiple best sellers, a job as host of the syndicated game show Family Feud – and two luxe homes in Chicago and Atlanta where he can unwind with his wife, Marjorie, and the seven children they share between them.
But when he was first starting out as a comedian in the late 80s, Harvey, 56, knew what it was to struggle.
Living on a shoestring budget, after splitting from his first wife, Marcia, and sending the majority of his paychecks home to his two children, "one or two gigs fell through, and suddenly I was homeless," the comedian tells PEOPLE in its newest issue, on news stands Friday.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 07:00PM
We really wish Steve Harvey's mom was around to give him a big hug.
The Daytime Emmy-nominated talk show host gives a tearful tribute to his mother during a segment titled "Things My Mom Taught Me" on Steve Harvey this Monday, and the raw emotion he displays for his mom, Eloise Harvey, who died of a stroke in 1997 at age 83, almost leaves the typically chatty host at a rare loss for words.
"When they asked me to do this I said I'd take a shot at it, but it's a difficult thing for me," he says while taking long pauses in an attempt to compose himself and letting tears stream down his face. "I can only hope that in everything that she's taught me, somehow, she's somewhere watching me."
Originally posted 04/25/2013 10:05AM
She held court at Harpo Studios almost every weekday for a quarter-century – some 4,561 shows in all.
So, Oprah Winfrey was bound to miss some things about her daily talk show after the final episode aired on May 25, 2011.
Now, almost two years after stepping down, Winfrey reveals to Steve Harvey – on his own newly successful Chicago-based talk show – the thing she misses most about being the queen of daytime TV.
Originally posted 10/22/2012 04:30PM
Steve Harvey's dog says he wants new flooring.
For Monday’s episode of Steve Harvey, the talk show host and his wife Marjorie sat down with pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick and learned that their dog Chocolate doesn't like the hardwood floors that cover their Chicago home.
"He doesn't like the floors – could you change them?" Fitzpatrick tells Harvey, which prompts laughs from his wife. "He likes carpet."
Originally posted 04/20/2012 04:20PM
There's a funny, snappy film in Think Like a Man, but you have to sit through an hour of product placement to get there.
The product is comedian Steve Harvey's 2009 bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, an advice tome that would be sexist except for the fact that it treats men like simple mutts in need of training.
The film shows what happens when frustrated girlfriend Kristen (Gabrielle Union), single mom Candace (Regina Hall), executive Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) and bad dater Mya (Meagan Good) use the book's tactics on a group of basketball buddies, with Harvey himself popping up to guide the audience through the book, chapter by chapter.
Originally posted 02/08/2011 11:25AM
Steve Harvey is fighting back after his ex wife, Mary Harvey, attacked him on YouTube last month, claiming he was a chronic cheater who took their son and left her with nothing after they split.
In order to set the record straight, Steve Harvey asked to lift the gag order placed on their 2005 divorce proceedings. He also released a statement on Monday disputing his ex's allegations.
According to their divorce settlement, Mary Harvey was paid $40,000 a month until March 2009 and then given a lump sum of $1.5 million. In addition, she was awarded three homes.
Regarding their son Wynton, Steve Harvey was awarded primary custody and the 13-year-old was willingly sent to his father, according to the statement.
Originally posted 01/24/2011 12:00PM
Steve Harvey's ex-wife posted several videos on YouTube this weekend in which she alleges that the comedian and author was a chronic cheater in their marriage who then took their son and left her with nothing after they split.
In three videos totaling more than 25 minutes, Mary Harvey discusses the entire arc of their relationship, from their meeting in the mid-1990s to the present. She claims he was unfaithful practically from the beginning and was ruthless during the divorce.
"He turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house," she says. "I woke up, and everything was gone."
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