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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

 

 

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

Fresh Not Frozen: Luann De Lesseps husband is engaged to her former friend


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Photo: Radaronline

The Dick continues his Dickish (Not a word) ways.

According to #Radaronline Luann De Lesseps current husband  Tom D’ Agostino has proposed to her former friend  Anna Rothschild.

#The Real Housewife of New York filed for divorce from last month due to several cheating rumors.

Click the link below for the Full Story

http://radaronline.com/videos/luann-de-lesseps-divorce-husband-tom-dagostino-engaged-anna-rothschild/

 

The Real Housewives of New York Season 9 Reunion Part 1 “All about Lu”


#RHONY’s  season 9 was the best season ever.  The secret sauce is the cast.  Women who have known each other for many years.  Most of the drama between the women worked itself out in a few episodes.   None of that drawn out drama than fans suffered through last season in #RHOA and the Lime disease in #RHOBH and don’t get me started with #RHOP (Bravo please put that one to rest)

You cant have everything, Women getting along doesn’t make a drama filled reunion.

Usually the first hour or so of the reunion is very tense with everyone cocked and ready.  I didn’t get that feeling last night.  In fact this could have been part three with one exception.  We learned Tinsley and Scott are six months a couple and  Ramona is dating , in fact all the women have men in their lives.

The biggest squabble of the season was Ramona and Bethanny. With Ramona attacking Bethanny at every turn.  Last night it was short lived with a lot of the ladies being sympathetic toward Ramona.  They touched on Ramona’s damaging Dorinda’s home in the Berkshires and Ramona being rude to the staff in Mexico and rude to Bethenny’s staff.

Sonja is still Sonja lovingly delusional.  She tells the ladies she is seriously looking at a three bedroom place and her townhouse isn’t up for sale.    During the season she told us she was 10 months sober until of course Mexico. Well ladies and germs apparently Sonja was tore up in Vermont and been sipping all along. Dun! Dun! Dunnnnnn!   Mortimer came to her defense and said she has never seen her have more than a little to drink.     The ladies also made it official, it is Sonja who serves the Tea to The New York Post about all the housewives including Tinsley.

Dorinda (LadyM) queen on the quips.  Wasn’t happy with Sonja at the beginning of the season.  Sonja was talking shit about LadyM .   Even though her mother wanted her to follow in the footsteps of Michelle Obama  Dorinda went low, she wasn’t going to wait all season to put Ms Sonja Morgan in her place.  How was LadyM doing? “Not well Bitch” and she got Sonja to Clip it!   Don’t “F” with LadyM she has three friends to help her get stuff!

” Lu “

Bravo made it clear, the Reunion was filmed three weeks before Luann filed for divorce.

Luann is a tough broad, but she is human and you could feel her pain and fighting back the tears.

Andy asks her about married life.  Luann says she loves being married.  When he asked her if she misses being a countess.  She says she loves being Mrs D’Agostino.

The ladies are supportive, but you can see their discomfort, even Tinsley. EVERYBODY, knows Tom is a DICK and cheating.  Luann knows Tom  is fucking around. They are in Page Six daily and Luann and is hanging one by whats left of her fingernails.

When that dammed Andy (we love him) dug deeper asking Ramona what she knew last season and kept quiet about it.   Ramona spilled (unlocking the vaults after a year) she said “When Tom was at the Regency, the reason he was at the Regency kissing another girl was he had a huge fight with you and was pissed at you. Then he went to L.A. and started kissing that girl again And he laughed and said you deserved it.”   Then she went on to say “He met a woman from Philadelphia who was recently divorced at the Regency bar and he went up to the hotel room with her and he said he had an open relationship with you,”  “But nothing happened.”  Luann came back and said nothing happened the woman’s boyfriend was there.

At one point I wanted to say stop, this is too much and then they showed the scene where he was talking to Missy and unplugged his mic.   Luann lied when she said she “just saw the Mic.

This is reality TV but her pain, her vulnerability (which we rarely see) was front and center.   She revealed that NOT everyone in her family welcomed Tom with open arms ( They have TV’s darling) and that was especially tough on her son Noel who is protective of her.

At one point she said  “It’s either I accept him for the way he is—I’m not going to change him at this point.”  She also slipped and said she was staying at a hotel (at least the night before)    Luann, the countess has always had a think layer but last night it cracked.

 

Tinsley showed promise last night, she wasn’t Jules thank gawd.  hmmmmm

Did you notice the price tag on Ramona’s Shoe?

Next week well see how well Tinsley holds up.

Would love to hear your thoughts about Lu

CityFella

Last Week

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2017/08/10/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-sp9-ep19-missy-and-a-dick/

The Real Housewives of New York S9 Ep18 “Blame it on the Tequila”


 

Sometimes when a plan comes together…….. Luann D’ Agostino, Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill and Ramona Singer who has been a full time cast member since the beginning.  The Jury is out on the newest housewife, Tinsley Mortimer.  I have been raving about this season as being one of the best, if not the best.  There is drama but most of it fades after an episode, are you listening Real Housewives of Atlanta, New Jersey, Dallas and the OC.   Hopefully Bravo will spare us and not renew the Potomac women.   But this is how its done.

The three part Mexico trip has been a thoroughly enjoyable laugh fest.   Last night the tequila shots hadn’t worn off.   Sonja completely drunk off her ass, is still riding Ramona about being unhappy after her divorce.

Blame it on the Tequila!

Forget the pond, Sonja wants to dive in the lady ocean.  Admiring Ramona’s ass, she say’s she wants to butt fuck Ramona.   But lets forget Ramona, Sonja has it bad for brunettes especially Luann.     Bethenny gets naked and dives into the pool, soon followed by a naked Sonja. Ramona flashes Carole with her storeroom new boobies.   Carole gets shady as she says SHE has the best breasts because her’s are real.

In the pool, Bethenny reminds Ramona what a bad person she is.  Tears in the pool. “I’m not evil,” Ramona screams at Bethenny.  The two make up. (Hopefully until the reunion)

Meanwhile Dorinda attempts to perform an Sonjasism, trying to put clothes on her.   The drunk, horned up Sonja is resisting, but she loses out to LADYM.

Bethenny gets out of the pool and finds Sonja in HER bathing suit.  With Luann in safety, she goes after Bethenny.  Bethenny rewards her with a couple of brief kisses (no tongue)

 

Dinna! 

Bethenny is a well structured women. It seems its difficult for her to relax even on vacation.    Its dinna! and once again she is the only one on time!  AND ONE AGAIN SHE IS PISSED!

But this is vacation and Dorinda isn’t feeling Bethenny!  Not only isn’t she feeling Bethenny, she is feeling no pain what so evah!   LADY M is drunk off her azz.  This is the slurring LADYM we have fallen in love with as she tells Bethenny to chill, stop being so perfect.  Then somehow she stabs herself in the hand with the knife.   Dinner ended up Bethenny plus two.

Morning arrives with a still heated Bethenny in sunglasses.  Dorinda (LADYM) and Carole talk in LADYM’s room and she tells Carole she sometimes reacts and doesn’t think about what she’s doing in the moment.  Shortly afterward, Dorinda and Bethenny make up.  Followed by more tears from Bethenny.

Water and Palm Beach

Outside we find Sonja who doesn’t believe in sexting, Skyping pictures of her ass for “Frenchie” in New York.

 

As Bethenny, Dorinda, Luann and Sonja stay at the Villa for massages , the other ladies go fishing.  Carole says she quite good at fishing.  Tinsley tells the ladies that she is heading to Vegas to meet Scott after this trip AND she is planing a “Thank you and Fuck You” party for Sonja.  Carole gets off the boat fishless and buys a fish instead, the plan was to lie about her catch.

Luann will always be the Countess.  “Manners Please”  She left the table when LADYD  was famously loud (CLIP) at the Italian Restaurant.

Now they are at the last dinner and Tinsley is ripped.  The former Countess  checks her for dropping the “F, bomb (Darling we are in a public establishment-decorum is essential)  Tinsley may be wasted, but she comes back and says Luann says “Palm Beach” too much.  (It’s true darling) the two go back an forth about Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. Its an upper crust turf war “The Upper East side Crips vs The Lower East side “Bloods)  with Luann reminding her, that Tinsley doesn’t own shit in either city, her mothers does………….Bitch!

Bethenny breaks it up by changing the conversation. She asks everyone to give their “thorn and rose” for the trip, meaning the best and worst moments.  All is well until they get to Luann who says her rose is her husband TOM!  The ladies all groan!

One more episode to go before the reunions!

There are some who believe the Mexico trip are the best #RHONY episodes ever.  I disagree, I think they are second to Season 3 Episode 12 Sun,Sand and Psychos ,often called (Scary Island)

The following clip (and the entire episode) can be seen on Hulu

This has been an enjoyable season ,see ya next week

CityFella

The Real Housewives of New York S9 Ep16 “O Mexico”


After a year ,Mexico is finally happening.  Last year’s trip was cancelled due to Bethenny’s illness. This year we find her sick (likely brought on by Ramona) with the flu, but she’s pressing on.

Speaking of Ramona, decided to do a chemical peel or  something to her face before the trip making her look as if she had been attacked by a slapping machine.

In Mexico, Carole wants real Mexican food in Mexico from Taco Bell (where is that slapping machine?)  Meanwhile Bethenny wants a Slurpee in the worst way ! oy vay!

New Digs Old Bitches! 

Bethenny is not playing this time.  Everyone  is tired of Sonja and Ramona, running in and taking the best rooms.  Bethhenny has planned around the S&R fuckery where everyone is to draw straws.

In the Villa, the two are off, ignoring everyone and up to their old tricks of taking the best room.  Sick or not this is Bethenny’s gig, and those bitches were going to be put down if she had anything to do with it.

Everything is not well, karma is a bitch. Sonja and Ramona pulls the highest numbers.  They know not to go after Bethenny and Carole and Luann who had a shitty room in the basement in Vermont.   Luck or unlucky was on Tinsely’s side, she had the first pick and the ladies, lead by Ramona went after her.   They felt since she is staying in Sonja house’s she would naturally want to trade.  But Tinsley, who had an issue with the two stayed firm.   Next stop LadyM (Dorinda). They went after her and right before she was about to cave, the Big bitch, Bethenny said no!

Oh the pain!  The PAIN!   Sonja said something about breaking a hip, Ramona is afraid she might die.    Ramona later turns in to whacko queen, wanting wait staff at her beck and call.  She snaps her fingers and demands that they unpack her shit.  Its all okay that she treats them poorly without a single thank you, because she “tipped them generously”

Sonja and Ramona, despite their antics are still the center of attention as the two sit alone in from of the other women, and the other housewives sit back trying to figure out what and who they are talking about.

Meanwhile Tinsley, is having a breakdown, because she found out that Page Six is running an item about what an ungrateful house guest she is.   This news could have only come from Sonja who has been leaking stories to page six about Dorinda and the other housewives   Tinsley is desperately trying to return to New York’s Social Scene, is concerned about negative press.  Forget her Florida rampage and being arrested.  Perhaps she and OJ will have a cooking show!   Let it go girl and move on!

Tipsy Woman

Diner with the housewives is dinner.  The ladies are more than an hour late for dinner. Dorinda stays in her room .  Bethenny still pissed about the rooms. She goes off on Sonja and Ramona .

Luann was a Countess a woman who could hold her liquor.  But tonight she may have been extra happy to get a great room and see the duo go up in flames.  But at one point we find Luann’s leg sticking out of a bush.   (She’s fallen and she can’t get out of the bush and she doesn’t seem to care)    Then she fall off a step, nearly face forward. Luann smiling as she lies in a bush on The Real Housewives of New York City

 

 

I nominate Luann D’ Agostino for best comedic performance by a Bravo housewife

Favorite Line of the Night from Bethenny: “Ramona could fuck up a wet dream!”

(And this is only day one)

 

CityFella

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