For the love of Maury


Depending which side of the Sofa your setting on 1991 was the high point or low point for Television.

     September 9th, the Maury Povich Show Premiered

September 16th The Jenny Jones Show

                       September 30th The Jerry Springer Show

Talk shows were on fire. 

Oprah Winfrey had passed Donahue in the ratings.   By the late eighties Ms Winfrey’s show wasn’t as high brow as Phil’s and the audience ate it up. 

Maury, Jenny and Jerry Initially were lower quality copies of Oprah. Problem was they weren’t Oprah!

Over time each of the shows host found their niche.

By 95, Maury Povich was simply Maury and while the show covered many topics, by 2008,it came together with paternity testing being the central theme.

There are no surprises, the mother is convinced that the man she brought to the show is the child’s father.  Look at the forehead, the dimples, the little crinkle in the lip she pleads.   If the families are involved there will be loud denials  (That ain’t my child!) or the all purpose,it could be anybodies, shes a ho! 

The audience is caught up in the drama.   Finally, the results are brought to the stage and read by Maury, who learns the paternity when everyone else does. 

When it comes to Baby Alice, “You are NOT the father”   The mother is off, she runs up the stairs in complete shock and makes the (Connecticut Curve) and runs down the ramp or falls down the ramp on the floor where she is a heaping pile of tears.

I particularly  like when they don’t make the curve and bounce off the wall (yes, I have a sick twisted sadistic side) .   Maury often invites the women back to locate Baby Alice’s papa. 

I’ve always questioned where they find these people to completely humiliate themselves on National TV.  There was one women who was on nearly a dozen times trying to locate the father of her child.  

These people aren’t paid.  They are flown out for the taping, put into a hotel for one night and fed.         On a flight to Chicago, I met two young people from Auburn California on route to Ricki Lake show. It was their first time on a plane.  I asked if their parents knew? and their faces turned red. 

 

“Fast Fact”

For the first 18 seasons Maury was taped in the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, where he show shared the facility with the Sally Jessie Rapheal Show and the Peoples Court.

In 2009. the show moved to Stamford Connecticut  where they now share a faculty with The Jerry Springer Show and the Steve Wilkos Show.

There are many people, who poo poo reality shows and shows like Maury. Springer and Maury have been on for 26 years.  So someone is watching  and if its you, we wont tell too many people.

CityFella

 

 

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Is Nene Leakes over?


It very possible Nene Leakes career ended last Saturday Night at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California after Nene told a heckler

I ain’t even gonna tell you about the goddamn Uber driver. I hope he rape yo’ ass tonight when he take you home, bitch,”And steal yo’ funky Hello Kitty, bitch.”

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The Boo’s came from Nene’s fans.  “

Nene Leakes is one of Reality Television’s biggest stars.  Most of her loyal fans know  her  her from Bravo’s Real Housewife of Atlanta.  RHOA’s superfan TV Producer Ryan Murphy cast her on Glee and the New Normal.  Leakes has appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in Chicago. After leaving RHOA for a couple seasons she has returned for 10th Season.

Nene Leakes popularity made economic sense for Xscape Reunion Tour and her firing made economic sense for the group as they did so today.

Nene’s fate rests in the hands of public opinion.  Like many newscaster, actors and other public figures, she and her career may fade into the sunset.   Like many of these public figures she said she had a breakdown.  This will not matter to millions of rape victims who have seen the videos on social media.

Nene’s friends and colleagues have told her to be quiet. 

Last year “The Real Housewife’s of Auckland was pulled after a cast member called another cast member Nigger.

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2017/09/23/did-nigger-sink-the-real-housewives-of-auckland/

A few bloggers have reported Bravo executives are concerned  as the tenth season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres next month.

News At 11

CityFella

 

 

Megyn Kelly: Epic Failure for NBC


Megyn Kelly's new show debuting in the 9am Today show slot to be dubbed Megyn Kelly Today

 

For nearly thirteen years she was a shining star at Fox News.  A well respected journalist, political commentator and attorney.   Kelly received worldwide attention after a series of attacks by Presidential Candidate Donald Trump after she asked him about his attacks on women during Republican Presidential Debate where she was the moderator.

With her contract ending at Fox News, Kelly signed with NBC.

By  appearances, Kelly was being developed to be NBC’s Barbara Walters, where she would host an evening news show, a daytime show and take part in major interviews and be involved with the networks major news event coverage.

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” Premiered in June.  Sunday Night started strong, with 6 million viewers, against CBS’s mighty 60 Minutes and ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos.  It lost nearly half its audience the following week.  She show ended after 8 episodes.  It is unclear if the show will return in the spring.

NBC’s Today Show has been on the air for more than sixty years.  Today began as a two hours show in 2000 the show was expanded to four hours.

Sept 25,2017 ” Megyn Kelly Today” premiered The shows 3rd hour. Replacing Al Rokur and Tamron Hall.   Kelly has received poor notices and is noticeably struggling in this format.

Page Six says, Kelly’s hour of Today is down 32 percent.  Her rating are also affecting the fourth hour of  Today’s Kathie Lee and Hoda down 26 percent.

CityFella

 

Uganda bans Dutch film The Dinner Club for ‘glorifying homosexuality’ and ‘smoking especially by women’


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Uganda’s media council has banned a film because it “glorifies homosexuality”, the Dutch embassy has said.

Made in the Netherlands The Dinner Club also contains “steamy sex scenes”; “lurid language”; and “smoking especially by women”, according to officials in the landlocked African nation, where gay sex is illegal.

“While glorifying homosexuality two women say marriage (presumably to men) is hard work! This is against Ugandan values,” the council added in its rejection letter

It claimed the dinner club formed by the women in the film “is in reality a sort of brothel”. The council also objected to one man in the film calling another a “hot chick”.

They have banned it from being screened in the country as a result.

Released in 2010, the film was due to be screened at the European Film Festival in Uganda.

The Dutch embassy, which posted the list of objections on Facebook, said it “deplores” the decision to ban the film and would withdraw from participating in the festival .

Binge Worthy: The Real Housewives of Auckland


Who Knew?

March 21 2006, The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered on Bravo. Followed by The Real Housewives of New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington DC,Miami.   In 2011, the franchise went global,  Athens Greece, Vancouver, Melbourne Australia, Cheshire in Britain, Auckland,  Toronto ,Sydney and later this year “The Real Housewives of Hungary.

Every now an then Bravo places an International franchise in the schedule.  Last year it was Melbourne, this year Auckland New Zealand.

In the first episode “Model Behavior” Some of the cast member’s are meeting each other for the first time.  The setting is Julia Sloane’s birthday party.   At the party we learn  Michelle Blanchard was a model.  Enter Angela Stone, who says she is a model.  A shocked ,Michelle says, “You still model? Plus size, or…”  Angela blinks rapidly, smiles and says, “No, not at all.”        “I’m just saying,” replies Michelle.  Angela tears up. (Like how dare she!) Michelle, not remorseful at all  quickly adds  “Sweetie, with tits like that you’re not a normal-sized model. Get over it.”

I’m all in!

And I’m not Alone

Huffington Post Contributor Shira Hirschman Weiss  says:  The best Real Housewives franchise you’re probably are not watching is The Real Housewives of Auckland (RHOAKL)

Actress Lena Dunham Tweets:

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tamaratattles says

This episode was hysterical. I loved Lea being on the show again. We need more Lea somehow even though it seems there will be no season two.

Both book launches were hysterical. Angela was responsible for all of the hilarity. She is reality TV gold.

We only have one episode left and I am still not sure of everyone’s names. It’s the cat lady whose name I can’t remember. Oh, it’s Ann. I am watching Ann cry to Gilda about misjudging her as a gold digger.

I can’t understand why they are not giving us another season of this comedy gold.

Americans watching ‘Real Housewives of Auckland‘ are shocked by the casual use of a racial slur which led to the show’s cancellation.

https://www.inquisitr.com/4466424/why-did-real-housewives-of-auckland-get-canceled-suddenly-racism-michelle-blanchard-julia-sloane-with-no-reunion-spoilers/

 

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In America, controversy equals higher ratings. In New Zealand it may have the opposite affect.  Did Nigger sink The Real Housewives?  Click Link below for the full story? 

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2017/09/23/did-nigger-sink-the-real-housewives-of-auckland/

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This quite possibly the worst Housewives Intro Ever! 

However the show is Delicious ? 

 

Interest in the show is growing in America.  Can American viewers revive the show?

“The Real Housewives of Auckland”  BINGE WORTHY

The Full Season is currently available on Bravo and on the net

CityFella

Marsha! Marsha! MARSHA! Maureen McCormick ‘lucky’ to be alive after years of drug abuse


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She’s been on the straight and narrow for 35 years, but getting there wasn’t easy.

In an ET Online interview released on Thursday, Maureen McCormick said she’s “lucky to be alive” after struggling with addiction for several years.

“I am so lucky to be here, alive, and I feel like my mind is still really good. I feel very very lucky that I came out of it,” she said.

McCormick, 61, told the publication she struggled with substance abuse for “six, seven years,” hitting “quite a few low points.

According to her interview with ET Online, husband Michael Cummings was instrumental in helping her kick her bad habits.

“When we first got together, I was still dabbling, and he said, ‘You know, it’s either me or that, take it or I’m out of here,'” she recalled. “And I realized that I didn’t want to lose one of the greatest things I had ever found.”

Although she said “life has never been so good,” as it is after she got sober, she’s still dealing with a great deal of guilt from her addiction. McCormick said most of that stems from the pain she caused her parents during their lifetime.

“I remember my father saying that he was going to turn me into the police…I wish I could take back all the pain that I caused them,” she said.

McCormick’s journey toward sobriety was a long one, which she spoke about at length in her tell all book, “Here’s The Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.”

The “Brady Bunch” actress who starred as Marcia Brady admits in a new memoir she was a cocaine fiend who swapped sex for drugs, partied at the Playboy Mansion and bedded screen sibling Grey Brady.

“I sought refuge in seemingly glamorous cocaine dens above Hollywood. I thought I would find answers there, while in reality I was simply running farther from myself. From there, I spiraled downward on a path of self-destruction that cost me my career and very nearly my life,” she wrote.