Celebrity Interview: Drew D’Angelo of ‘Real Estate Wars’ Says, “Don’t Ever Settle for Second Best”

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Interview: Drew D’Angelo of ‘Real Estate Wars’ Says, “Don’t Ever Settle for Second Best”

Drew D’Angelo. Photo: Bobby Quillard

By Rachel Sparks

If you don’t already know his name, you will soon: Drew D’Angelo is a coastal real estate agent on The McMonigle Team and one of the stars of Bravo’s new reality TV show Real Estate Wars. At 21 years old, he joined his stepfather’s land development business as an assistant and worked his way up to the top. With 17 years of experience, he is certainly one of the best. In our exclusive celebrity interview, D’Angelo opens up about reality TV, his best relationship advice, and his future goals.

Drew D’Angelo Talks Real Estate & Reality TV in Celebrity Interview

Real Estate Wars includes the biggest real estate moguls in the O.C. Filled with A-listers, celebrity drama, and multi-million dollar houses, it’s our next binge-worthy show. Of the experience so far, D’Angelo says, “My life hasn’t changed all that much, with the exception of being recognized on the street and in stores when I am with my family.” While he’s now in the spotlight more than before, his career path is still very much the same. He co-owns several businesses with his family, including his stepfather (and role model), and continues to sell houses.

Bravo’s selling point for Real Estate Wars — besides the gorgeous coastal homes — is two rival teams. D’Angelo is part of John McMonigle’s team, who was the number one real estate agent in the United States before the market crashed. Of course, there’s a catch: McMonigle’s old partner, Jojo Romero, is on the opposing side. Despite the drama, D’Angelo reveals, “John is a constant gentleman to her. One can hope that, one day, they will be friends again. I do think Jojo will be nice to John when she lets go of her deep-rooted resentments.”

D’Angelo, though, thrives off of the competition. He never feels animosity towards any members of either team and considers some of them friends. In fact, he believes that the competition makes him better: “I look at my competition as an opportunity to collaborate and learn what makes them tick because it gives me the upper hand when I’m in negotiations with them.”

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Real Estate Wars focuses on extremely high-end homes, so it’s no surprise that the reality TV star often works with celebrities. “I try not to get starstruck by anyone, but I definitely am in awe of the wealth these people have and the lives they live. It’s really a different world for some of my clients,” he shares. “I always try to make sure they know I am as comfortable as they are when doing business with celebrities. They seem to open up more when you are just being yourself and aren’t nervous.”

Of course, there is that one celebrity that he’d love to meet — and celebrity home that he’d love to sell: Kobe Bryant. Close runner-ups include Richard Branson, Irvine Co. owner Don Bren, and Bill Gates.

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Reality TV Star Offers Relationship Advice

D’Angelo could never have so much success in his professional life without support from his family. When it comes to relationship advice, he believes the most important part of having a good home life is the partner you choose. “Don’t look for someone who fits into your life. Look for someone who adds to you and makes you better in all aspects of your life,” he explains in our celebrity interview. “A true partner is a complement to who you are already — someone who challenges you in a positive way to be more, someone who makes you want to be more in your life, someone who respects your boundaries and has a set of morals and goals that again complement who you are.”

Currently married to his second wife, he adds, “Don’t ever settle for second best. This person, whomever it is, will make you feel your best and be the ying to your yang.”

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The father of three children, D’Angelo would love for his kids to follow in his footsteps and join the family business. He says, “It’d be great for them to continue our work, but most importantly, I want them to do what makes their hearts happiest.”

So what’s next for the real estate agent? He hopes to make great strides in the next five years. “I would like to have several million dollars sitting in the bank, a few apartment buildings that we own and manage, and a minimum of five different development deals going on,” he reveals. “Personally, I want to be able to provide more for my children and have plenty of money for any situation.”

As for Real Estate Wars, D’Angelo is hopeful that fans will want a second season. “It was such an amazing experience to be a part of something that is so big,” he shares. “I have no regrets.”

You can find out more about Drew D’Angelo on Bravo.com. Follow him on LinkedIn and Instagram

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Celebrity Interview: Michael Canalé Talks About His New Product Line & The Latest Celebrity Hair Styles

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Interview: Michael Canalé Talks About His New Product Line & The Latest Celebrity Hair Styles

Michael Canalé. Photo: Anderson Group PR

By Rachel Sparks

With nearly thirty years of experience as a celebrity hair stylist, Michael Canalé is best known for creating “The Rachel,” the hair style of Jennifer Aniston’s character on Friends. Seeing between 20 and 40 clients every day, he starts his mornings at 7 a.m. and spends anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes on each client. Adding to his already busy schedule, he has just released an ingenious new hair product line that lengthens the longevity of color and repairs damage to hair. Of course, Canalé is a lot more than a stylist: He’s also a family man to three kids and an avid traveller for work. In our exclusive celebrity interview, he opens up about his new product line, the latest celebrity hair styles, the importance of family, and what’s next for his booming career.

Michael Canalé Talks About New Product Line in Celebrity Interview

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Canalé’s new line of hair care products “is the first of its kind, focusing on getting hair ready for color and maintaining color between salon visits.” The four-step process starts with a gentle shampoo that does not fade color. Following the shampoo, Nourish is a topical vitamin that helps strengthen and heal hair. The third step is the conditioner that “restores luster, softness and shine.” The newest addition to his line is Replenish, “an ingestible vitamin with a vegan and all-natural approach that contains patented Targeted Cellular Technology for maximum absorption with critical ingredients that will help you achieve strong, healthy hair.”

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Interview: Michael Canalé Talks About His New Product Line & The Latest Celebrity Hair Styles
Michael Canalé’s innovative new hair product line. Photo courtesy of Anderson Group PR.

It’s easy to see why we trust the Canalé product line as much as we trust the stylist to color and cut our hair. Canalé has a strong knowledge base and uses the undertones of someone’s skin and eyes in order to choose their best hair color. He suggests that you look at your wrist and note the color of your veins: “If they’re blue, you have a cool undertone, and if they’re green, you have a golden undertone.” He also recommends looking at your eye color: If you have blue-toned eyes, cool-toned highlights will be a natural compliment. For instance, blue-toned eyes with specs are best complimented with baby-blonde highlights.

Making it even easier for hair color novices, he adds, “Another trick is to always use your natural hair color when creating a hair color – that’s why I prefer highlights.”

Having started the largest hair styling trend in decades with “The Rachel,” we had to ask Canalé’s perspective on must-have celebrity hair styles. In terms of hair color, he believes that ombre and balayage are on their way out. Instead, he suggests his favorite technique and says, “The hottest color trend right now is using paper thin highlights to enhance a client’s natural base and adding a finishing touch of a pop around the face to bring out a client’s eye color, giving a subtle, glamorous look.”

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When it comes to hair cuts, he encourages his clients to consider their natural texture. “If you do a cut that embraces your natural waves, it’ll require less styling with heat and tools,” he shares.

Celebrity Hair Stylist Shares Parenting Advice

Aiding in his success is help from both his wife and manager. “I will tell you, it’s not easy. My wife is very supportive and holds down the fort when I’m out on the road,” he explains. “I also have a great manager who makes sure I don’t miss a beat when it comes to my kids.”

Despite his long days, Canalé always prioritizes time with his family. When it comes to finding your own work-life balance, Canalé says, “My best parenting advice to your readers is to never let work allow you to miss the most memorable moments and to carve out family time. Creating memories with your loved ones is priceless!”

So what’s next for this celebrity stylist? For starters, he sees himself spending plenty of time in the salon. He began his career working with Leslie Ann Warren and Marsha Mason, and most recently, he’s worked with Carolyn Murphy, the face of Estée Lauder, and Stephanie Hollman from The Real Housewives of Dallas. “I want to still be behind the chair, coloring the hair of women all over the world. I work in eight cities as of today and am looking to expand into another,” he explains. “My goal is that the future of my business continues to help women feel beautiful as we create healthy and beautiful hair color.”

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Additionally, Canalé hopes that one of his children will join the family business someday. “I’ve built a career around brand-specific color techniques and would love to see it continue,” he says. Plus, he promises that “a couple of incredible products will be released in 2018.” So stay tuned!

Canalé saves his best piece of beauty advice for the end of our celebrity interview: “One last thing: Don’t overthink your color. Your hair is your best accessory — stay colorful!”

You can follow along with Michael Canalé on his website and Facebook page.

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Celebrity News: Lionel Richie Is ‘Scared to Death’ Daughter Sofia Is Dating Scott Disick

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Lionel Richie Is ‘Scared to Death’ Daughter Sofia Is Dating Scott Disick

Scott Disick. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

By Ashleigh Underwood

Dating can be complicated and nerve racking, especially for celebrities. Not only do they have to worry about typical relationship aspects, but they also have to deal with being in the public eye. Currently, this has become an issue for celebrity couple Scott Disick, 34, and Sofia Richie, 19. With everything about Disick’s romantic life out in the open, Richie’s father, Lionel, is sure to have concerns. In a recent celebrity interview with UsMagazine.comRichie spoke of the latest celebrity news surrounding his daughter’s relationship saying, “I’m scarred to death.”

 In celebrity news, this dad is not thrilled at his daughter’s rumored love life. What are some ways to deal if your parents aren’t fond of your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

When starting a new relationship, it is important to have support from those you love, especially your family. However, your parents may not always like the person you bring home. Here are a few ways to handle a situation like that:

1. Talk with them: Many times, the reason your parents don’t like your partner is because they don’t know anything about them. If your parents have heard rumors about them, only know about their past, or are making predetermined judgments of any kind, then they simply need to get to know your partner. Sit down with your parents and let them know how much you care about your partner and explain why. Often times, when they realize how much you like the relationship they come around.

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2. Compromise: Sometimes the best thing to do when your parents dislike your partner is to compromise. If they have an issue with your partner coming t major family events, then don’t bring them along. However, make your parents understand that it is important to you that your partner comes over to family night once in a while. This way, your partner still gets to be apart of your family dynamic, without impeding on your parents wishes

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3. Accept it: You can’t force people to like each other and sometimes there is just nothing you can do. If your parents are dead set on not liking your partner, you will have to accept the situation as it is, and move on. As long as your parents understand that you and your partner are happy, and your relationship is important, then it shouldn’t matter what they think.

How do you handle your parents dislike of your relationship? Comment below!

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Celebrity News: Hugh Hefner Dies at 91; Why His Marriage to Crystal Harris Worked

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Hugh Hefner Dies at 91; Why His Marriage to Crystal Harris Worked

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

By Ashleigh Underwood

People everywhere are mourning the death of playboy founder, Hugh Hefner. In the wake of this celebrity news however, we try to celebrate the life lived rather than the one lost. In 2012 Hefner married his third wife, Crystal Harris, at the Playboy Mansion on New Years Eve. In a celebrity interview with UsMagazine.com, before his death, Hefner discussed why his recent marriage worked so well. He said, “I think the center of her life is us and you can’t ask for more than that.”

This celebrity news is very unfortunate, but it brings to light why Hefner’s marriage to Crystal Harris worked. What are some ways to know your marriage will work?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage can be tough and it takes hard work every single day. When you put a lot of effort into something, you want to know that it is worth it and it will all pay off. Here are a few ways to know that your marriage will work:

1. You’re on the same team: Marriage is a partnership that you both need to take part in. If you can look at your partner and know that no matter what, they will have your back and support you when you need it, then your marriage will work. As long as you have each other and can lean on them, you will last a very long time.

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2. You can communicate: There is nothing more vital in a relationship than communication. If you and your partner cannot tell each other how you feel, or work through an issue with words, than you will not make it. Learning how to communicate in an effective way will greatly increase your chances of making your marriage work.

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3. You’ve had hardship: When you get married, you are promising your life to someone. Through thick and then, you will be there and so will they. If you and your partner have already experienced a tough time together and they showed their support and stood by your side, then your marriage will last. As long as you know that they will not flee the moment life gets hard, your marriage will be okay.

How did you know your marriage would last? Comment below!

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Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall Addresses Being Single After Split from Vanessa Grimaldi

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall Addresses Being Single After Split from Vanessa Grimaldi

Nick Viall. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

By Ashleigh Underwood

As much as we wish it weren’t true, The Bachelor doesn’t always end with a fairy tale. Sadly, such is the case for celebrity couple Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi. After being engaged for several months, the couple announced their split in August and embraced single life. In a recent celebrity interview, Viall finally opened up about being single. According to UsMagazine.com, Viall said, “It’s never fun, right? I don’t know. Being single kind of sucks. But what can you do?”

This celebrity break-up talk has us feeling bad for this Bachelor. What are some ways to embrace the single life after a split?

Cupid’s Pulse:

Break-ups are always tough and can be hard to handle. While there is no magic cure to the pain of heartbreak, here are a few ways to embrace single life:

1. Focus on you: There is no better time to spoil yourself and learn about who you are, than when you are single. When you become single, you are flooded with a large amount of free time. This can be overwhelming and disheartening if you don’t know how to fill that time. So, instead, spend this time trying new things and learning about yourself.

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2. Be with your friends: Being in a relationship sometimes means that you have less time to be with your friends. When you are single though, you have endless time to be with your friends and catch up. They are the ones who will carry you through this break up and stand by your side no matter what. So, take this time to be with your squad and live it up.

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3. Travel: What better way to move on from a break-up than to travel the world. Take some days off of work and live it up in a new town, new country, new scenery. Any place you go will be uplifting to your soul and will help you embrace single life even more.

How did you embrace single life? Comment below!

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Celebrity News: Ryan Phillippe Responds to Ex’s ‘False’ Abuse Allegations

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Ryan Phillippe Responds to Ex’s ‘False’ Abuse Allegations

Ryan Phillippe promotes new film and freestyles during ‘Sway In The Morning’ radio broadcast. Photo: ryanphillippe/Instagram

By Ashleigh Underwood

In some very serious celebrity news, Ryan Phillippe has been accused of domestic abuse against ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt. Early this week, Hewitt filed a $1 million lawsuit claiming “assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress” according to E! Online. However, in a recent celebrity interview with the network, one of Phillippe’s representatives has shared a statement from the actor, saying “Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated.” Meanwhile, both parties have continued to go back and forth between the validity of the accusations, and nothing is currently being brought to court.

In this celebrity news, the situation is full of drama. What are some ways to deal with false allegations made by an ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

While drama can be interesting from afar, nothing is more draining than being in the center of it. Especially, if the drama is coming from false accusations of an ex! Here a few ways to deal with the crazy drama:

1. Confront your ex: In many situations, rumors can be put to an end by going straight to the source. If your ex is spreading lies and making accusations, your best bet is to approach them and talk it out. Odds are, they will take back what they said and stop talking about you.

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2. Let if slide: If the drama and rumors are something minor, you could let it go. Many times, the talk is petty and insignificant enough that no one will even take notice. If it is something you can handle, ignore the drama and move on.

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3. Take action: When rumors and claims become serious and endangering your well being or reputation, you need to take action. Depending on the situations and circumstances you may need to take action with any adult or in worse cases the police. Always be cautious and look out for your own safety.

How do you deal with drama? Comment below!

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Celebrity Interview: ‘The Cycle’ Co-Host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani on Work, Life, Love and Balancing It All

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Interview: ‘The Cycle’ Co-Host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani on Work, Life, Love and Balancing It All

Aliya-Jasmine Soavni. Photo: Instagram

By Noelle Downey

Aliya-Jasmine Sovani is one of the newest voices at NBC with the talk show she co-hosts, The Cycle, now airing digitally to reach a millennial audience. With her show, she strives to make the news more accessible to young people by creating a haven for a well-researched blend of political, pop culture, and sports news that so many viewers wish they could find with just a quick Google search on their phones. And now they can, thanks to The Cycle. When she’s done at work, the co-host has a life full of love, laughs, fashion, and friends to enjoy. In our recent celebrity interview, Sovani opens about how she manages to have it all, from her dream job to true love.

Aliya-Jasmine Sovani Spills Details on Her New NBC Talk Show The Cycle in Celebrity Interview

While The Cycle may be hosted by NBC, one of the biggest networks around, Sovani insists that this new digital take on a talk show is bringing something brand new and accessible to younger viewers — and a lot of that has to do with the tone of the show. “Imagine Anderson Cooper doing the six o’clock news and then going home in the evening, and he throws a black v-neck T-shirt and cracks open a beer,” she explains with a laugh. “The way that he would explain his day to Andy Cohen at night over a drink is the way that we try to do the news every day.”

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Of course, it’s not just the tone; it’s also the content, which the co-host says is chosen with younger viewers in mind. “We’ll do all the biggest headlines when it comes to world news and politics, but we also cover sports and pop culture,” she says, “so if Kendrick Lamar drops a new album, we’ll talk about that with the same kind of importance.”

In this new digital world, convenience is everything. Sovani believes it was important to make this show as easy to access on-the-go as possible to match the fast-paced life of most modern millenials. “Our show is completely made to watch on your phone, which I think is really cool and forward-thinking,” the co-host shares. “This is new: the idea of traditional news networks pushing out content to a millennial audience using digital and social platforms. Being able to be part of that movement, as a storyteller and as a journalist, is really rad and incredibly fulfilling. Not only am I getting to tell stories that I care about, but I’m able to tell them on a platform that I also use to consume information.”

The Cycle Co-Host Dishes on Her Favorite Date Night

Of course, with a new show and such a busy work schedule, Sovani has to set some serious boundaries to make sure that she can find time to just relax. So what are her secrets for achieving that perfect work-life balance? “I live about three blocks from the ocean. I have a little rescue mutt, and I bring him to the ocean every single morning, and that’s kind of my tranquility,” she says in our celebrity interview. “I also have a rule at home: I don’t have my phone in my bedroom at all. I won’t even use it as an alarm. And I have a ‘no weekends’ policy. So the only time I’ll check my email and my phone on the weekends is on Sunday night at 6 p.m., just to get ready for Monday.”

During these social media and digital fasts, Sovani still has plenty to entertain her: “I just let my weekends be about me and my dog and my boyfriend,” she enthuses. “We really like to go out for brunch, and we spend a lot of our weekends at the ocean. For me, that’s everything.”

Related Link: Do-It-Yourself Date Night Advice from HGTV Host Monica Pedersen

Sovani isn’t just making strides in her professional life; she’s also taking big steps in her celebrity relationship. She admits that this is the first time she’s ever lived with a boyfriend, so she’s concentrating on keeping things fresh and fun. “I think it’s very easy to get into a routine where all you guys talk about is work when you get home,” she explains, “so we decided to try to go to more comedy shows! Instead of just doing a dinner date night, we decided to start doing ‘dinner and comedy’ nights. We’ll see the show, and then we can go for dinner and talk about it and the world at large.”

So is laughter truly the best medicine? For Sovani and her special someone, it certainly is. “I think that it reminds you of why you were intellectually attracted to that person,” she reveals. “For both of us, that’s what we find really attractive about each other. So that’s been a great addition to our relationship.”

Aliya-Jasmine Sovani Reveals Her Go-To Fashion Item

Of course, whether in the office or on date night, Sovani is committed to looking fantastic. And there’s one item that she just can’t live without: “Sheath dresses are my new thing that I love in my 30’s,” she gushes. “I have these really great leather Oxford booties that I wear with my sleeveless sheath dresses and maybe a blazer thrown on top for work. Then, in the evening, all I have to do is replace those shoes with a cute pump and my briefcase with a nice little Chanel bag. That’s been my new date night trick.”

Related Link: Fashion Advice: Choose the Perfect Date Night Dress

With style tips as good as that, Sovani is clearly in-the-know when it comes to trends, and her knowledge of celebrity news is just as on point. Her favorite bits of celeb gossip right now are focused on two powerhouse ladies: Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams. “I read a headline about how Kim is being really open about getting a surrogate to have her next child. I know for many woman, that’s been a taboo topic,” she says. “So I think it’s really interesting that she’s being very open with it. It’s opening up a dialogue for women who might not be able to have children and who have thought about that.”

And it turns out the journalist is also a huge fan of how Williams recently shared her pregnancy photos. “I think that’s really incredible because she has this iconic strong female body and all women are pressured into looking certain ways,” Sovani explains. “Female athletes especially spend so much time conditioning their bodies, so for her to flip the switch and watch her body transform publically is really brave.”

Tune into The Cycle and follow Aliya-Jasmine on Instagram @AliyaJasmine for more from this up-and-coming millennial news superstar!

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