1. While the audio is synced with logic in real time playback, the editor and arrangement in studio does not scroll at the same speed. It appears to "look ahead" and stays a few beats in front of where the playhead is. Is that intentional?
When Melodyne is running in Bridge Mode go to Preferences/Bridge and try to compensate for this optical issue with the slider "Host latency"
2. When I'm manipulating blobs/notes in the editor in real time (not in playback, stationary mode) within the bridged plug in I can't hear any of the real time edits as I move them
Again in Preferences try if "Use hardware when playing back asynchronously" helps. This works with most current audio drivers, but probably not with all. Which driver do you use?