Gay Presidential Candidate for 2020?


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“Season for Boldness”

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana announced this morning he was launching a presidential exploration committee.  In an email, the two term Mayor told his supporters “this is a season for boldness” 

Bold may be the operative word.  As Buttigieg will join 52 year old New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand and 69 year old Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Officially Running: 44 year old Mayor of San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Former member of the House representing Maryland’s 6th District, 55 year old John Delaney, Congresswoman from Hawaii, 37 year old Tulsi Gabbard,  Senator, 54 year old Senator from California Kamala Harris and Richard Ojeda  48 year old former State Senator from West Virginia.

Younger and More Diverse 

In 2015 the average age of the Presidential Candidates was 63, the average age of the eight candidates is 49. Four Women including one Black woman, one Latino and one member of the LGBTQ community seem to be remnants from the mid term blue wave

As many as 10 other Democrats may enter the race before the filing window closes .

Currently, Mayor Buttigieg is a long shot.  However .so was a little known Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.

News @ 11

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Sold my soul for a case of “Bit of Honey”


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My niece said, they’re auditioning at the Hilton, you should go. Even though I hadn’t seen or heard of the show, I said okay.

The medium sized meeting room was filled with perspective contestants and staff, who asked you about yourself and hobbies. When they asked me had I’d seen the show, I figured I was doomed. But no one gave me the heave ho and We saw a video of the show and played a mock version of the show. I was terrible.

When I was younger, my mother and I would occasionally drive down to LA to see the taping of some of the shows like Johnny Carson, Laverne and Shirley and various game shows. The game shows were lucrative, because they gave audience members a fist full of tickets to entice us to sit through the hours of taping. It was common for them to tape ten to fourteen shows a day. We came home with Tee Shirts, Electric Can Opener and cash.it was grueling.

I had long forgotten about Face the Music when they called and told me to come down to LA. Bring changes of clothing and expect to stay 14 hour a day. I had no expectations of winning a car or a ton of cash, I was just excited to be on TV.

My wife and I rented an Oldsmobile Cutlass and drove down to LA, where we stayed in a seedy hotel on Hollywood Boulevard near the Sunset Studios. I convinced her, the long day would be worth it because of the cash and prizes.

FORT KNOX

We arrived to the studio. As I was walking away, my wife remembered I had the rental car keys and the room keys and as she was walking towards me to retrieve the keys, she was blocked by two security guards. Who took the keys from me, and put them in an envelope, sealed the envelope and gave the sealed envelope to my wife, who was less than fifteen feet away.

HOME

In my mind, we would tape then break for lunch. I was assigned to a waiting area with other contestants ,where we were told the rules. We had to sign various releases including one very scary release that said, if the show was preempted in one of the five largest markets, we would forfeit our prizes. So if there was a national emergency, I could kiss my 1980 Ford Pinto goodbye.

We all learned that home during the taping would be this large room in a loft in the studio, where there was a dressing area, two restrooms and a large lighted mirror. The contestants were encouraged to entertain ourselves and watch the taping on a portable TV.

CHOW

There were snacks for us A large steel can held the IRIS soft drinks, coffee was in a large teachers coffee pot. with an orange light. Lunch on the first day was fried chicken, poured into another large steel can lined with a black garbage bag and chips. Napkins were our plates. No one complained.

FACE THE MUSIC

Face the Music was produced Sandy Frank, who was responsible for the very successful “Name that Tune”. The twist, however, was that in addition to identifying the songs that the orchestra played, the contestants had to link the song titles to famous people, places, and things. (Remember. I sucked here) The Host was Ron Ely, who was best known for his loin cloth in TV’s Tarzan. Way, way, wayyyy back in 1966. The Singer was Lisa Donovan who’s trademark move was twisting her shoulders at the beginning of every show. Her twisting slowly took over the room. By the end of the first evening all of us were twisting with Lisa

OLD MATH AND HARSH REALITY

They called us for the show. People traveled from Washington State to be on the show. There were nearly eighty of us. Two new contestants for each show meant, only 28 would get on if they taped fourteen shows. If!

My reality changed after realizing that I wasn’t guaranteed to get on. After I told everyone I was going to be on. “Fuck”

I was one of six black contestants. One brotha, names Eugene, killed it and became the champion. While we should be happy for him, all we felt was dread. You never seen blacks on one game show in those days. Eugene went on to win three other shows. They taped 11 shows that day.

My new wife, was disappointed that I didn’t get on. To make matters worse, the audience prizes were mostly tee shirts.

SELLING OUR SOULS FOR BIT OF HONEY

Several times a day the producers would visit the loft. The staff, asked us to chant their names as they walked up the stairs, the chants would grow louder as the producers got closer to the room, when the the door open there as absolute pandemonium, we were jumping up and down.

These were all self respecting people who would never act this way. ANYWHERE! But we wanted to get on, so we tossed aside our self respect and screamed they way the told us too.

By the second and final day, I was depressed. I kept it to myself. Even with the announcement they were going to tape 14 shows, did nothing to relieve my sadness. I told everyone I was going to be on TV, and now it looks likes its not going to happen.

Eugene, who came out of top for four episodes, lost in the the pivotal fifth episode which would have guaranteed him a new car. I felt bad for wanting him to lose.

In the room, you could feel the disappointment. I even sang a sad song that make a couple of people cry.

At one point, they asked us to come downstairs. Showtime, was shooting a documentary (I think) featuring game show contestants. We all signed releases without looking. When the cameras were on me, I told them how excited I was to be on and how well we were treated (All lies)

We returned to more chicken. I sat staring at set. There was no more Lisa Donovan Twist. Just as I started to settle into my reality, I wasn’t going to be on. They called my name.

The other contestants made me feel important even though I would never see them again. The brotha worked on my Natural, others made sure every thing was perfect. No one had to coach me about my energy. I was ready.

When Ron Ely asked what I did? In song, I said I was an opera singer. My colleagues at the insurance company where I worked as clerk, teased me about that for months.

(An Opera, what?)

I didn’t make it past the first round, BUT, I was a hit, with pats on the back from staffers and the female producer. I got carried away by the laughs in the audience. Ron Ely, told me to settle down. But who was he? I was a hit!

My consolation prize was a selection of Bulova Clocks and a Case of Bit of Honey.

The car was especially quiet leaving the studio. Then all of sudden “Wedding Ring” WEDDING RING!! WEDDING RING!!! my wife is screaming! Was the answer, to the question. I made the mistake and said, I know! HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW WEDDING RING!!! We have only been married a few months. WED-DING RING!

An unscheduled stop at Del-Taco, reduced the temperature of the car.

GAME SHOWS

I have auditioned for several games shows. From the Zoo like atmosphere of the Price is Right, to Card Sharks, I was called by three of the four shows I auditioned for. But the more I thought about the degradation and making a complete fool of myself, and decided against it.

If can’t say if this is the experience at all game shows, but I was one and done.

My prize arrived six months later, I was Bit O Honey for world

Every now and then I will get a call from someone who has seen me on Face The Music, on Game Show Network and other Cable channels and I walk away, we no regrets. While all my children know that I’m crazy, I wish I could get a copy of the episode so they might share it with their children

See you on Cable

CityFella

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: S11 ep 10 “Finally Some Drama” Porsha is Put Out!”


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There hasn’t been much drama in the “A” this season.  So here we are mid-season and we get some old fashion housewives drama  ( No weaves were pulled or damaged on this episode)

Is it me, or does this entire season seems to be about Porsha

Porsha, Kandi and the Blogs

The setting, Todd’s 45th birthday party.   At the party a woman steps up Porsha’ man Dennis and kisses him on the cheek.  In front of her.  AS anyone would do,  Kandi steps to the woman (Sherrie) and say what’z up?   Accounts say, Porsha got in the woman’s face and threatened the woman.    Kandi’s employee,  Jamie (the two ladies don’t like each other ) booted Porsha out of the party.    We have to reley on what we hear because the drama wasn’t filmed.       The next day, the drama is on the blogs and gossips sites.   Porsha thought she was set up….

Silly me, I thought Kandi’s and Porsha’s friendship was on the mend.   First things first, how could an employee have the authority to throw the bosses invited guest out?   Next, a friend would have called and apologized and then ask what happened.?    Which leaves us to believe this was a set up.

So we HEAR various accounts of the drama.  Kandi and Todd, blames Porsha’s actions on the Henny.  What they don’t know is she pregnant and she has a history.   Kandi, who wasn’t there is perfectly satisfied with what she’s heard.    No need to call to hear Porsha’s side is.

We finally meet Cynthia’s new man Mike, who has a BIG question.  Is marriage, is he kicking her to the curb…… No!!!   He wants her to be his lady.  (isn’t that a song?) mooving on.

Speaking of ex’s we see Cynitha’s ex,  Peter Thomas at Nene’s and Greggs house.

Did you know about Hibachi Rooms ?

Neither did I?   Why go to Benihana’s when you have a room designed  like a Japanese restaurant?     The New Housewife’s  Tanya has one..    Which is the setting for Eva’s wedding shower for my TV friends.   One by one the ladies arrive, the topic was Porsha being booted from Todd’s Party.

Before Porsha arrived, Kandi acted surprised that Porsha had unfriended her and deleted her pictures on social media. And she felt she was due an apology from Porsha for “acting out.”

When Porsha arrived, it was on.   Porsha said Kandi told her at the party that they would talk later and Kandi never reached out to her. And she was upset the conflict hit the gossip blogs.   Kandi went on too say : “If you are being the aggressor, disrupting the party, I would think you would call me and say ‘I’m sorry,’ ”    Porsha replied “I didn’t think I was the aggressor,”

The two went back and forth and when Kandi said Porsha tended to go from aggressor to victim. Porsha came back with ,I’m nobody’s victim bitch!!     Its mid season, and Bravo has extended this conversation through next week.

Thoughts?
Are you team Kandi or Team Porsha?
CityFella

Last Week

Cynthia’s daughter Noelle has a complete break down-fears of moving away from home

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Trump’s Shutdown: 400,000 will have to work without pay


 

 

They’ll be alright !

Yesterday , one congressman said, if the government shuts down government employees will be alright.     When asked by a reporter about the potential consequences of a shutdown for federal employees.  Scott Perry of Pennsylvania said he didn’t believe they’d be seriously affected because  in the event of a shutdown any missed pay is eventually caught up.

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He went on to say,“Who’s living that they’re not going to make it to the next paycheck?”  Home cheese, maybe out of touch with his York County Pennsylvania constituents.  He doesn’t believe people live paycheck to paycheck.   Its not an issue for him or any member of the House and Senate as they get paychecks when the government is shutdown.

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He lied, destroyed evidence. CBS say’s No Mr Moonves you may not collect $120 million


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Former CBS Boss Man Les Moonves and Wife Julie Chen (picture Google) CBS announced on Monday it will not pay out a controversial $120 million severance package to former CEO Leslie Moonves. The company said it had ample reason to fire the disgraced executive for cause.

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Disgraced former CBS CEO Les Moonves, who’s been accused of sexual harassment and assault, has been denied the controversial $120 million severance package contained in his contract, the network’s board of directors announced on Monday.

The decision follows an investigation by two law firms into the allegations against Moonves which culminated in a graphic report that concluded that the company had ample of reasons to fire the television executive for cause, subsequently paving the way for it to withhold the whopping payout.

“With regard to Mr. Moonves, we have determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance, violation of Company policies and breach of his employment contract, as well as his willful failure to cooperate fully with the Company’s investigation,” the statement said.

The board said harassment and retaliation are not pervasive at CBS, but the company has not placed a “high institutional priority” on preventing it.

Moonves was forced to step down in September, following a New Yorker story in which a dozen women came forward claiming he had sexually harassed or assaulted them. That story came nearly a year after the #MeToo movement began to gain traction in the entertainment industry.

Among the CBS report’s damning findings, according to The New York Times, which received a leaked copy, is that Moonves “destroyed evidence and misled investigators in an attempt to preserve his reputation and save a lucrative severance deal.” The report also included several previously undisclosed allegations of sexual misconduct.

Additionally, as The Times’ Rachel Abrams, told NPR’s All Things Considered:

“The lawyer said that they investigated 11 of the 17 women who they knew of who had made accusations against Mr. Moonves. And they make a point multiple times in their report to say that they found the women credible. And by contrast – if I could just read you what they wrote about Mr. Moonves – they said they found him to be evasive and untruthful at times and to have deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct. And the lawyers also wrote that Mr. Moonves engaged in multiple acts of serious, nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace both before and after he came to CBS in 1995.”

Another salacious bombshell from investigators, as reported by the Times, is that Moonves received oral sex from at least four employees “under circumstances that sound transactional and improper to the extent that there was no hint of any relationship, romance, or reciprocity (especially given what we know about his history of more or less forced oral sex with women with whom he has no ongoing relationship).”

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CBS has a history of Sexual Harassment Cases-Cybill Shepard said her show was cancelled after refusing Moonves 

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Investigators also found that CBS management was aware of allegations against Moonves for years. Former board member Arnold Kopelson, who died in October, was informed as early as 2007 about an attack in which a woman said “Moonves had masturbated in front of her and tried to kiss her during a doctor’s visit in 1999,” Abrams told NPR, adding that there is no evidence Kopelson took any action to look into the allegations or inform other board members.

Moonves’ attorney, Andrew Levander, told NPR in a statement that “the conclusions of the CBS board were foreordained and are without merit.”

“Consistent with the pattern of leaks that have permeated this ‘process’, the press was informed of these baseless conclusions before Mr. Moonves, further damaging his name, reputation, career and legacy,” Levander said. “Mr. Moonves vehemently denies any non-consensual sexual relations and cooperated extensively and fully with investigators.”

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Before you shed a tear for Mr Moonves.  His estimated net worth is $800 million dollars.

CityFella

Smart Watch: Emmy winner “Mrs. Maisel” is still marvelous in a dazzling season 2



“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

By: Melanie McFarland/Salon.com

Live the joy, pain, romance and riffs with Midge Maisel — then Slay with RuPaul and Nail It! with Nicole & Jacques

Sparkling. Romantic. Awe-inspiring. Nostalgic. And occasionally, exhausting and a little saddening. That’s the holidays for you. That’s also “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” returning for its second season in fine form and not a moment too soon.

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but the comedy side of the TV street is a ghost town this fall, save for a few bright spots like “The Good Place” and other carry-overs from prior seasons. Even the best half-hours lack the impeccably choreographed banter, staging and, well, choreography of Amazon’s Emmy-winning hit.

To remind us of this, the season opens with a whirlwind dance through the cosmetics department of B. Altman and Company, the legendary and long-gone luxury department store where Midge works.

This ballet has another purpose beyond dazzling the viewer with a showy, triumphant spectacle to announce the series’ return. As smooth and elegant as the dance is upstairs, it’s executed with a higher degree of difficulty in the basement, a claustrophobic space where Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) has been banished with the rest of the women who work the switchboards.00:00

At various points it becomes too much for her colleagues but Midge is a talker. Connecting physical phone lines with robotic precision is nothing compared to stacking one joke on top of another as a room fills with people watching in judgment. Indeed, when others have to stop to catch their breath, Midge simply sails in, covers for one co-worker, then another, and another, on top of her own duties.

This dance, such as it is, is about as mesmerizing a depiction of a miserable situation as one can think of. Switchboard duty is purgatory for Midge, a woman who worked the Revlon counter like a champion until she crossed the wrong people.

But even her moonlighting career as a comic is giving her and business manager Susie Myerson (Alexis Borstein) a touch of tsuris – and in Susie’s case, more than a touch. Midge’s big mouth is gaining her a reputation in the comedy world, but it’s also getting Susie in a lot of trouble. And while Midge has the fallback of her parents’ well-appointed apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to retreat to, Susie can only fold herself, miserably, into her tiny, grubby basement flat.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” heads into its sophomore run with a slew of Emmys tucked into its clutch, including deserved individual awards for Brosnahan and Borstein and the gold for Outstanding Comedy. It has nothing to prove, in other words. Nevertheless, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and fellow executive producer Dan Palladino aren’t relaxing. As if that were possible.

These new episodes dance, literally and figuratively, with razor sharp dialogue and pointed timing.  Everyone in the cast waltzes through every moment with impeccable timing and neon-bright vitality — Brosnahan most of all, and Borstein alongside her.

But in these new episodes Marin Hinkle and Tony Shalhoub receive more room to explore a fuller range of Midge’s parents Rose and Abe, an opportunity they seize beautifully as Sherman-Palladino takes the duo to an unexpected locale and even less expected emotional places there and after. Even Michael Zegen receives new colors to play with in Joel, who unexpectedly transformed from unappreciative jerk into a contrite, tragic wreck in the final moments of season 1.

All together this cast leads us into the struggle Mrs. Maisel’s rising star story, with Brosnahan meeting almost every obstacle with acid and fire and pearls around her neck. Better still, each of these characters, in their own way, take hold of their dreams, a theme that envelops the first three episodes in ways that can only be described as lovely.

But dreams are fickle, unpredictable things. Catch them and they might buck uncontrollably in your hands, or bite and escape. Or even more devastatingly, maybe they materialize exactly as you pictured, welcoming you to sigh and soften into their embrace before suddenly dissolving into nothing, like spun sugar splashed with the cold gutter water from a careless vehicle speeding by. We call it reality.

“Mrs. Maisel” depicts all of these outcomes and turns through its characters — through a subplot involving Abe and Rose in Paris, through Joel’s bitter striving and through Midge most of all. None of their dreams take them exactly where they envisioned, and yet in every case, what they get seems to be some version of what they want.

A season opening subplot involving Paris is at times as gorgeous as the picture Vincente Minnelli painted with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in 1951, and much in the way of most of the series’ scenery about as impeccably choreographed. The series presents it as a siren song inside of which Rose, at least, is ready to exist completely. But there’s that hulking car again, reality, and all of these characters are hitched to her.

Midge, for her part, trudges through the uphill battle she created for herself by crossing the wrong people in power in season 1, an additional obstacle to the garden variety sexism in comedy she and Susie were already facing.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” original came, saw and slayed just in time to win the mantle of being the first great comedy of the #MeToo Era — well, that and all the Emmys. But Sherman-Palladino insists that its thematic resonance is purely coincidental.

That’s true: Season 1 was underway long before October 2017 and long before the long-standing rumors about a comedy giant were hauled up to the mic, bringing along with it serious discussions about gender discrimination in the comedy world.

Still, one of Midge’s best rage-fueled onstage gallops, steamed up following a parade of slights foisted on her by male comedians envious of her friendship with counterculture comic Lenny Bruce, has a tinge of specific fury about it.

“All comics are comics because something in their lives went horribly wrong. Something went to shit,” Midge observes in one of her therapeutic unburdenings before an audience — performed, it bears adding, on a Tuesday at midnight after she’s been shuffled around to make room for her “betters,” a.k.a. the male comedy regulars at a venue where she’s doing her best to break in.

“But men, those over there and men in general, are the only ones who get to use comedy to close up those holes in their soul. They run around telling everyone that women aren’t funny. Only men are funny!”

Then she asks the audience to think about what fuels comedy: oppression, she says. Lack of power, sadness and disappointment. By abandonment, she says, and humiliation. “Now who the hell does that describe more than women? Judging by those standards, only women should be funny!”

This joke is set in the late ‘50s, but it would have killed yesterday, or in 2017, or any year before that. Midge Maisel speaks to us across the eras with a message of solidarity and determination, and that’s still a marvel.

“Mrs. Maisel” is a hoot for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being Brosnahan’s ability to transform the character’s chronic diarrhea of the mouth into a captivating quality. Wherever she is, if there’s a crowd and a stage – and a chair counts as a stage, to Midge – she’ll find a way to spin out a bit.

But this also underscores the ways that Midge is far from perfect. There are the usual reasons for this, which she lists in the aforementioned observation. But there’s the problem of her profile growing along with her ego, while her filter for propriety fades. A scenario involving a priest is just short of galling, not for the content but, in part, for the unlikeliness of it.

This is one of the instances where the Palladinos stretch believability a bit too far; surely the still-proper Mrs. Maisel can read the room a little, and knows when to be blue and when to keep it kosher. Especially given the fact that the aforementioned scene did not take place in a bar, and had nary a rabbi in sight.

Nevertheless, these are blips. In large part, these new episodes of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” give off enough light to see us through the darkest days and, unlike this festive time of year, they don’t wear out their welcome.* * *

RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular,” Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on VH1

Considering these queens’ love of metallics of all varieties, it’s amazing RuPaul Charles hasn’t sent his “girls” on tour for some kind of crazy drag version of a season follies. But at least this special is free with the price of admission, i.e. cable, unless you’re stealing said cable, which makes it just free.

What’s wonderful about this special, aside from its very existence, is that it’s digging way back in to the stacks of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to return beloved favorites such as Latrice Royale, Kim Chi, Jasmine Masters, Sonique and, of course, Shangela, to the runway to compete for the title of America’s first “Drag Race Xmas Queen.” Eight queens enter, but only one will take the holiday star. And as a bonus stocking stuffer, an extended first look at “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4″ is tucked into the rear.* * *

Nailed It! Holiday, Friday, Dec. 7 on Netflix

‘Tis the season for baking and sugar shock, for burned cookies and pastry debacles. Over-ambition is the root cause in all those cases and when it happens to you, it’s nothing to laugh at. Holiday holds the expectation of homemade dreams baked until golden and gingerbread architecture. Most of us can’t meet such demands. Most of us suck at baking.

Isn’t it nice that Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres are offering us a chance to redirect our baking frustrations into taking joy in the cake fails of others?  Take comfort in watching masterful confectionary creations be copied, badly, by people who aren’t afraid to be the soggy bottom of a longstanding TV joke. And maybe be nicer to the holiday bakers in your life. They’re under a lot of pressure and doing the best they can, imperfectly and otherwise.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta: S11 ep4 “Pass the Peach, throw shade”



We did! We did! We did!   Shamari Devoe and her Legendary Husband Ronnie, had an open relationship.

So far, so good in season 11.  No major fights, and yes we are still missing Kenya.  

Last night, we begin with Kandi and Todd at Dr Jackie’s office.  Kandi has a couple of eggs and it seem they want another child, via surrogate.  Early in the season daughter Riley said, they don’t need anymore children due to their busy scheduled.   Todd, thinks they should have two surrogates , just in case.  However, Dr Jackie brought him down from that cloud,when she told him a surrogate could cost any where from ninety to one hundred and thirty thousand.    Kandi, said someone told her a surrogate would cost thirty five grand. 

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Eva, Eva, Eva is talking with her man Mike about the wedding, and Eva wants Nene to go shopping with her.  She seems to have a lot of respect for Nene.  Eva also wants security at this wedding.  ( Could it be her Krazy baby daddy- Kevin McCall?) 

“Porsha Meets Mama Gina”

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Hey, hey, hey!  Mama’s look out for their sons and I’m living for Mama Gina’s old school -“Ain’t nobody got TYME for this” shade!  She was direct and couldn’t be shook.

We’ve heard though Kandi’s grapevine that Dennis McKinley moves quick with his women.   So after a few months, Dennis introduces his lovely mother Gina to meet Porsha.   Porsha, is trying to control her crazy azz giddyness. But Mama is intense.  You could almost see the steam rising from the table. 

Seconds after sitting down, Porsha gives Gina a birthday gift (“oh you shouldn’t have”) It’s a Louis Vuitton Wallet.  It could have just been a piece of lettuce.   Gina could care less about a Wallet or anything else. 
Dennis and Porsha failed at trying to change the conversation.

She wants to know whats going on.  So are you two in love already?  You aren’t moving to the alter too quick are you?‘  Has Mama Gina been down this road before?  ‘So how do you all feel about prenups?‘    Porsha nearly choked on her wine.   Let’s be clear,  Mama Gina ain’t no joke.                   “Ain’t no mountain high” 

“The Ladies Who Lunch”

Cynthia seems happy with her long distance man Mike Hill .  They have their own hashtag #Chill   She is having a BBQ with all the ladies and their friends.  

Nene and Marlo arrives first.  With our Marlo still being Extra Extra!  Cynthia tells the other women that Eva has been spreading the rumor that she paid for her former boyfriend Will to date her.   

On route to Cynthia House, is Porsha and her sister Lauren and Shamea Morton. Porsha had filled Shamea in on all the smack Eva talked about her the last time everyone hung out. Porsha tells a pregnant Shamea about stuff Eva has said about her and then tells her to be cool . 

Eva, has been shady this season targeting Cynthia  For weeks, I’ve been wondering would she go up against the heavyweights Nene and Marlo. 
 Well tonight she’s hot air.  Because she couldn’t take on Cynthia. 

Marlo picked at her during a horrible game called “Pass the Peach” a southern version of  “Truth or Dare”  Calling Eva a liar.   Why exactly are we a liar?“Eva shouted. “But you’re definitely extra, and sometimes, you’re extra when it’s not appropriate,” Eva replied. Marlo shot back, “Well, it’s not appropriate to be basic. You’re basic, darling.”  leaving Nene to say ,Eva looked stupid.   Don’t mess with the heavyweights.

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Lost in the party drama was the newest cast  member Tanya Sam, a local businesswoman.

The blogs weren’t overjoyed by the former newest cast member 
Shamari DeVoe last week. She came on to strong.  Perhaps her biggest sin is she seems to have an overblown view of herself and her husband Ronnie (The Legend) DeVoe. 

In her second week she is giving us a little Phaedra Parks, as she is planning an over the top birthday party for her twin sons who are turning one.    We see her at bakery with Mother DeVoe (the mother of the Legend) where they are choosing a cake for the party.   The shrewd, bakery employee suggested two cakes one for each child.  $950.00 will that be cash or charge? 

This week she gives us a little insecurity and vulnerability as she seems to want the approval of Mother DeVoe.   Who is very protective of her high profile son.  She seems to be very open, perhaps too open as she shares details of her husbands infidelity with Mother DeVoe and later with the ladies at Cynthia’s  her choice to have an open marriage where she would explore relationships with women* 

*Her hubby (The Legend) said she could only be with women.

So what do we think about Shamari and Eva?  

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See ya next Monday

CityFella

Last week, we met the newest Shamari Devoe and the fans were less than impressed 

Click on the link below for story

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2018/11/19/real-housewives-of-atlanta-s11-ep3-shamari-de-voe-stumbles-in/