Clinging to the past


28 years ago “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” premiered on NBC. Starring, a 21 year old Willard Carroll Smith Jr (as Will)

Last week, I came across a video of Janet Hubert on Facebook. While most people know Will Smith, few people know Ms Hubert by her given name. However, she is known the world over as the original Aun’t Viv, she was 34 years old, when the show premiered.

M’s Hubert, was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid at the beginning of the fourth season.  Rumors suggested  Ms Hubert was difficult on the set of the sitcom, bumping heads with cast members and it’s star.

For the last 25 years years, Mr Hubert has been in a one person feud with Will Smith. She has blamed him for her inability to get work, her financial situation and  her son’s attempted suicide.

In her July 16th (2018) you tube post, she directs the video directly at Mr Smith. In addition to Smith, she attacked Perez Hilton, the black community and called Bet and Vibe the nigger networks.

It’s clear she has been trolling the Smith family, wife Jada and their children. She wants a face to face meeting with Smith .While she does acknowledge, Mr Smith’s kind words about her, she want’s to talk to him about events that took place more than 25 years ago.

When I look at her other you tube posts, she quickly lashes out at anyone who questions her or disagrees with her.  It appears she is angry with former cast mates reserving  most of her ire at Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro who has been critical of her. From what I’ve seen, when ever she is on TV, Will Smith is front and center.  She insists the cast members dislike each other.  However, the cast seem to be in contact with each other and speak well of other cast mates. With one exception in 1993, where he told a Atlanta radio station she was fired, he has had nothing but positive words about his experience with Ms Hubert.

While Smith and family have gone on to live their lives, its seems Ms Hubert life is stalled in the past and its very clear that she is comfortable looking rearward. Every now and them the Smith’s are asked to respond to something Ms Hubert has said to the press and from what I can see both Jada and Will are gracious.

There are many Ms Hubert’s who despite their words find comfort in the past. Blaming an event, an individual or individuals, a parent or someone or something  that prevents them from moving forward. With a well rehearsed story, so fresh it seemed it happened yesterday.

Many of these people need this narrative that was so damaging that they are unable to move forward.

For many of us, it is an excuse. Everyday people with challenging lives are fired, everyday someones heart is broken, we lose someone, and we are disappointed.

Hearts take time and isn’t a preset healing time. While some heart’s heal sooner that others, there are a few people who are so broken, they reject the healing process, they pick and reopen the wound to perhaps, keep the story fresh.

For some, the benefit of reliving the event is the sympathy it generates. Rarely does the narrator include a timestamp, when the event took place. In doing so, it reduces the impact of the story.

One wonders if these people are able to move on. Janet Hubert has spent 28 years angry. A lifetime.

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The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Reunion Part 2 “Who has all the Receipts?”


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Part two of the RHONY reunion was much like part one. The Bethenny pile on continued however, I felt less sorry for Bethenny.

“Drunk”

The night began with Dorinda’s drinking.   Is she a drunk or isnt she?  Dorinda said she wasn’t drunk during her heated exchanged at dinner with Luann in Cartagena.  She also she wasn’t really drunk at other events including when she stabbed her hand at dinner.  Bethenny and Luann had mentioned Dorinda drinking however it seems that Bethenny backed down a bit and with Luann being in rehap, I guess we will never know.

For TV, Dorinda drunken rants are funny.  In the real world, her drunken antics is cruel, if your are the victim .  Right Sonja?   Who said:  Dorinda told her she can’t say anything because she’s always drunk: “Yeah, but I don’t get drunk and insult my friends’ vaginas.”   W eve seen Sonja drunk out of her mind, but she doesn’t t attack anyone.

We did learn from Bethenny that she was part of an intervention with Luann which included her boyfriend Dennis Shields who has since died of an overdose.  We also learned from Bethenny and Andy that a lawsuit filed by Luann’s ex husband and  her kids was one of the reasons for her drinking.  Ramona, Carole, and the other housewives have seen her drink.  Ramona says she has been tossed out of a few establishments.

The Skinny:  Her Ex and her kids suing Luann

Luann is being sued by her first husband Alexander De Lesseps and her children Victoria and Noel.    Part of the divorce settlement, required Luann to set up a trust for her two children.   Luann received the home in the Hampton’s, half of the home belonged to the children. Luann sold the home in November of 2014 for eight million. and used that money to purchase another home.  No trust was ever set up.  

Luann, and your friends say….

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Luann’s show is a bonafide hit!  Bethenny and Dorinda said that Luann was feeling herself a little bit after the success of the show.  (sounds a little snarky-wouldn’t a real friend just say “Hey, I’m really proud of my friend) They said, Luann ,let her ego go out of control because she felt like her trouble with the law made her even more famous. Dorinda said  Luann “confused fame with infamy.” 

“Say it forget it! Write it Regret it!”

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Say it again, say it again, SAY IT AGAIN!   So many tedious fights on Social Media begin an end with a tweet, message, or a blog posting.  Not just on TV but in our every day life.  I imagine for some people it is easier  to vent via social media then it is to make a simple phone call.  I am sure, producers encourage cast mates to vent on social media.

I wanted the friendship between Bethenny and Carole to mend. Today I’m  like a lot of viewers I’m over it.     It was a roller coaster ride, I was strongly #TeamBethenny but I started to turn after watching Bethenny talk about Carole with the other women, pretending Carole wasn’t there.   Then I invested in the tweeter rants (yes, I need a life).  Initially, was Bethenny sending out the tweets.  (Again this may have ended after an extended phone call)  Then Carole starting tweeting, her tweets we brutal, hard hitting.

Wednesday, night, Carole attempted to take the high road.  Every time Carole tried to talk. Bethenny interrupted her.  Then Carole snapped, she went off on Bossman (Andy) Telling him, he was full of shit.

  Both ladies had receipts, pages and pages of receipts.  Who said what when to whom?   Like most long term fights, when Andy asked them what caused this rift and neither of them knew.

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The season was good, but the reunion has sucked so far?

Sonja Tremont Morgan looks good.   Word on the street, say’s she’s been re-freshed

See you next week!  Hoping for a bombshell!

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Omarosa Wins Primary in Every State


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Omarosa wasn’t on any ballot yesterday.  But she won in every state.  Thanks to the President.  If you live outside of Connecticut, Minnesota,Vermont and Wisconsin you may not be aware there were major contests in those states. Especially after 9am on the west coast, as all the media focused on The Presidents tweet, calling his favorite black woman a Dog.

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I’m not a fan of Omarosa, but her performance yesterday was Brilliant!  

Click on the link below for the full story

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2018/08/14/the-real-white-house-part-719-dt-omarosa-is-a-dog/

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Did the Protege Become the Master?

After three stints on the The Apprentice it became very apparent, she’s learned from the master.   It’s very clear, Omarosa, has studied Donald Trump,and knows him well.

1. She knew the announcement of the tapes would make him crazy. (Unhinged)

2. The mere suggestion of a meeting with Robert Mueller would cause an explosion. (Dog)

3. Promised the release (drip, drip, drip, ) of future recordings, resulting in fear and chaos in the White House.

Omarosa released a tape to CBS yesterday.  The issue was the dreaded “N” word”.  In the book  Omarosa said GOP pollster Frank Luntz told them he had heard Trump use the racial slur on an audio tape. (Luntz denied having heard Trump use the word.)”

On the tape was Former Trump spokesperson, Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton the three of them talked about the possible existence of the tape.   On Monday, Pierson told Fox News  the conversation was pure fiction.  On another Cable news show, she said admitted (of course after CBS played the tape) she was on the tape and yes she did say that Donald might have used the “N” word.  But she only said that to placate Omarosa.  “That happened a number of times because Omarosa is a bully.”    (It was as if Omarosa was sitting in the director chair, telling her what to say and how to react)      NEXT!!!!

  1. Like Trump, Omarosa will speak into any microphone placed in front of her.
  2. Like Trump, she cant escape from a lie, a falsehood, so she will twist the pretzel until you’ve forgotten the question.

  3. Omarosa isn’t known for loyalty. She is polarizing figure and not highly regarded.

She’s doing Trump as well or better than he is,”“This is his mini-me. He created Omarosa. He gave her license and invited her into the sacred space of the Oval Office . . . Now, after having created this monster that’s coming back on him, what’s he going to do?”            The answer, for now at least, is tweet.       

Michael Steele, Former Republican National Committee chairman. 

The Perfect Storm

I believe she wants to be sued by the President, this will keep her in front of the cameras and sell more books.    Unlike the other authors, Omarosa, knows Donald too well.  She knew he would attack her .  There are rumors that he leaned on her for comfort, after all they have known each other for more than a decade.   This IS the perfect storm for Omarosa.  A woman who isn’t creditable , against an entire administration that isn’t creditable.    CNN’s Gloria Borger said it best  “They deserve each other”

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Emergencia! Emergencia! Senora Laura Ingraham anhela los dias en que America era blanca


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Fox’s Laura Ingraham, longs for the old days. When nearly every street was filled with people who looks like her.  And the rest of us lived in approved neighborhoods.

 Laura Ingraham de Fox, anhela los viejos tiempos. Cuando casi todas las calles estaban llenas de personas que se parecen a ella. Y el resto de nosotros vivía en vecindarios aprobados.

Excerpts from her Wednesday Monologue on Fox

Extractos de su Monólogo de los miércoles sobre Fox

In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now much of this is related to both illegal, and in some cases, legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.

En algunas partes del país, parece que la América que conocemos y amamos ya no existe. Se han impuesto cambios demográficos masivos al pueblo estadounidense. Y son cambios por los que ninguno de nosotros votó y a la mayoría de nosotros no nos gusta. Desde Virginia hasta California, vemos ejemplos claros de cuán radicalmente, de alguna manera, el país ha cambiado. Ahora, gran parte de esto se relaciona con la inmigración ilegal y, en algunos casos, legal que, por supuesto, los progresistas aman.

“This is a national emergency and he must demand that Congress act now,” she said. “There is something slipping away in this country and it’s not about race or ethnicity. It’s what was once a common understanding by both parties that American citizenship is a privilege, and one that at a minimum requires respect for the rule of law and loyalty to our Constitution.”

“Esta es una emergencia nacional y debe exigir que el Congreso actúe ahora”, dijo. “Se está escapando algo en este país y no se trata de raza o etnia. Es lo que una vez fue un entendimiento común entre ambas partes que la ciudadanía estadounidense es un privilegio, y que, como mínimo, requiere respeto por el estado de derecho y la lealtad a nuestra Constitución “.

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep17 “Ship Happens”


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This was a real Shit show, literally, figuratively and emotionally……Dorinda Medley

 

 The Trip from Hell! 

Piss, Tears, Vomit, and Diarrhea 

The New York Housewives are always news.  This episode, taped last February was the real deal .   While vacationing on an island in Columbia, the ladies were told they had to leave immediately, some leaving their personal effects.   The water was dangerously choppy and things were flying off the boat.   Filming was halted.  At one point the engine caught on fire.  Apparently the boats anchor came off and got caught overloading the engine.  Shipmates had to saw the chain to free the ship and keep the boat from capsizing.  Add to this disaster (which could be a TV movie) they could only locate two life vests.   Four of the six women came home with a parasite.  Carole Razidwill believes it was from the fish they ate.  Tinsely and Bethenny are allergic to fish,and didn’t have the fish.    Nearly all the ladies had various forms of diarrhea.  

The final shot of the ladies leaving Columbia, was of a housekeeper washing down a mattress….   (oh Bravo) 

Ship Happens

This could be one of those episodes that you have to watch several times.  I’m not ready to call it Iconic, but its damm close.

After years of terrific vacations this one was from hell.

Its the morning after.    The ladies have gotten used to the never ending  Bethenny and Carole show.   The talk is about the other close friendship of  Luann and Dorinda.  We know the east side gangsta  (Lady M) can go long and deep. (especially after a few drinks)   But not with Luann.   But its another day, they’ve slept.     Lu is talking about the night before and when Dorinda arrives, she is on!     Another round of attacks.   When Bethenny and tries to calm Dorinda, Dorinda tells Bethenny to back off!    Ramona, attempts to cool Luann.   When Carole enters the fray, Bethenny attacks Carole and were off.  Tinsley considers cancelling the boat ride but they have done her hair.  (she has this thing about braids)

Is it the Sacramento heat or is Sonja Tremont Morgan the voice of reason, this season? 

She predicted this day would get worse.

Dorinda admits to Bethenny she went deep and nasty on Luann and is very remorseful.  Carole later encourages Dorinda to Luann to talk privately.

The two hash it out and its love and kisses.  However, due to the personal attacks, Luann is forgiving today.

Someone who should have had a private discussion is Bethenny, who is talking to the group at breakfast about Carole. She is so involved in telling this story that she doesn’t noticed what everyone else has, that Carole has entered the room or did she?

On the island, they let loose.  Finally, the ladies we love are finally having fun, enjoying themselves.  Luann finds a dead crab and decided to prank Ramona.   In the hammock, she drops the dead crab on Ramona’s chest, her screams could be heard in Peoria Illinois.    (Well played Countess)

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Sonja, who is always the life of the party, didn’t disappoint.  She shared her finest with Columbia and left the price tag on the bikini for………

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Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Ship Happens

Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Ship Happens

The island visit ended abruptly.  Everyone had to leave. On the boat, a drunken Sonja argued with a drunken and delusional Tinsley about how unusual and choppy the boat ride was. “Why would you bring us on that boat?”  Tinsley who was insisting the boat ride was nothing uncommon.  Tinsley was simply trying to save what has been a terrible vacation. “This is no fucking joke. This is like taking an airplane with one fucking propeller!”  Sonja screamed! as she was clinging to Ramona  “I just peed my pants!

There was real fear and panic with the women.  Dorinda  said she smelled smoke and said the boat was taking on water . Carole was vomiting .  Bethenny asked ” Why is there a siren?” and the screen went black.

“The production crew had to shut down due to rough waters and the safety of everyone on board” (Bravo)

Back in Cartegena,there is peace.  The ladies are in the house, ready to return to NYC.

Bethenny, “When we left that island we got on the boat from hell,” 

Luann, “We all thought we were going to die it seemed,”  “And I’m just holding myself on the ground, praying this boat doesn’t capsize.”

Carole,  “I worked as a foreign correspondent during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, said of her experience overseas: “It was nothing compared to what happened on that boat.”

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What are your thought about the trip?    Luann and Dorinda?

Roseanne Barr: I Was ‘Terrified’ Living on an ‘Island Full of Brown People’ After Racist Tweet


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In her first public appearance since her show was canceled due to her racist tweetRoseanne Barr spoke about the weeks she spent in hiding.

On Thursday night, following her interview with Sean Hannity, the former Roseanne star made her way to New York’s “Stand Up” Comedy Club, a frequent host of contentious right-wing guests like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter, for Barr’d with Roseanne Barr, where she spoke with close friend Rabbi Schmuley Boteach.

Touching on topics that ranged from Barr’s devout Zionism to her incentives behind voting for President Donald Trump, the actress and comedian, 65, detailed her feelings amid the public backlash, receding to her mother’s basement in Hawaii, where she spent two months.

“I was afraid to go out, and also because when you’re called a racist and you live on an island full of brown people, it’s kind of terrifying,” she told the rabbi. (Ten percent of Hawaii’s population is “Native Hawaiian,” meaning of Polynesian descent. The majority of Hawaii’s population is Asian and white.)

“It was the end of the world and my life’s work. But I lived through it and God has shown me great love and so have people and that’s very healing,” she continued.

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When asked about whether The Conners ( ABC’s spinoff-show starring her former costars, most of whom condemned her tweet) would succeed without her, Barr said, “I’m over it now.”

“It is going to be interesting to see a bunch of really privileged people who grew up in Hollywood writing for the working class,” she said, “But I don’t know, I don’t wish anybody to be destroyed or disrespected like I’ve been.”

Barr attributed her falling-out with Hollywood to anti-Semitism: “They lost a good friend; I clearly didn’t. I understand why [the cast] wanted to distance themselves because that’s how the blacklist works, and it’s always Jewish people, excuse me. Sometimes I’ve felt like I’m going to start wearing the yellow star in Hollywood on my arm wherever I go.”

Barr admitted she found a sense of solace in her dismissal from the show, which she said had been taking a toll on her health even before the controversy.

“I [had become] very physically depleted and ill,” the star said about her time on the show. “I don’t think I could have lived through 13 more [episodes.] When you’re in a room with 25 writers who hate Trump’s guts — it was kind of a relief [to get out.]”

After posting the racist tweet likening President Barack Obama’s former advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is black, to “an ape” during the filming of Roseanne in May, the star attributed the misstep to her poor health and “emotional imbalance,” due to depleted vitamins.

“I wasn’t completely coherent when I woke up at 2 a.m. and wrote that tweet. I had it in my mind, Oh boy this is a good one, this is going to save the Jewish people, because I just had this dream,” she said on stage.

Last week, she posted a puzzling You Tube video featuring a disheveled Barr smoking a cigarette, screaming in attempts to defend her actions.

“I’m trying to talk about Iran! I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal. That’s what my tweet was about,” Barr screamed.

“I thought the bitch was white!” she said, getting even louder. “Goddamnit, I thought the bitch was white. F—!”

Earlier this week, Jarrett appeared on ABC’s The View, brushing off the entire dispute by responding to a question regarding the tweet with, “Roseanne who?”

On Thursday night, Barr, admitted she’d seen the segment and responded by mocking Jarrett’s initial reaction to the social media post.  “They asked her ‘Are you going to watch Roseanne on Sean Hannity?’ And she said, ‘No and I hope no one else does either,’ you know, because she’s into ‘teachable moments,’” she quipped back.

“I recognize she thinks I wronged her,” the star said about her tweet, revealing a frustration with the response to her public apology. “All my friends said ‘Your mistake was to apologize to the left,’ because when they see blood in the water they’re going to come until you’re dead. And I think that’s kind of true.”

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep16 Colombian Fight Night


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  After several years of Vacation bliss with the ladies ,Columbia is a bust. Usually the ladies have a fight on the first night.  But this is the third night and not only is there one fight, there are two fights at the same table.   The only person who seems to be enjoying herself is Tinsley.  She is positively giddy having a glam squad at her disposal.

Last night, was odd, Ramona was relatively quiet and I found Sonja to be the person of reason. (Yes, I said Sonja.)

Bethenny’s is on her own with her breakdown.  After rejecting Luann’s attempt to be a comforting friend, the rest of the women are like “fuck her”  Dorinda said it best, when she says “Bethenny is used to having an ally, but a lot of us have been in situations now with Bethenny where maybe she hasn’t been so kind, so we’re less tolerant to being kind.”   Its this weird back and forth between Bethenny and the women.  I want my friends……  then oh get away, I don’t want to be with people now!   They are done with her!    When she realizes this, she calls her friend Dennis, to get her plane because no one wants to deal with her madness.

Bethenny changes her mind about the plane and goes shopping, with the exception of Dorinda and Sonja the other women are like go catch bricks bitch.   This isn’t lost on Bethenny, who shops until she drops.

The vibes between the women and Bethenny are as bad as it can get.  Carole talking to the other women said . “I just can’t engage with someone who is crying every time we talk.” I am sympathetic to that and it seems like Bethenny, even while trying to not make this about herself, is making it even more about herself. It’s deflection aggression.

Sonja takes Dorinda’s role as  shit stirrer and tells Bethenny every thing everyone has said about her.   With Bethany telling Sonja.  She doesn’t care.

A brief OG Moment

Between  meltdowns.  Tinsley, Dorinda, and Carole exits.   Leaving  Bethenny with a rare moment with some of the original cast members Ramona, Luann and Sonja.  “This feels like old times,” Bethenny says to them. “This feels like the originals.” 

 

This vakay is tense. The source of course is Carole and Bethenny.  Bethenny wont look at Carole. Everyone wants them to fix it!  Hoping to lift the dark cloud that’s ruining the vacation.   With Sonja and Bethenny being chummy, Carole goes to Sonja hoping that Sonja could lend some insight, but Sonja has nothing substantial to add and late reports  Sonja reports to Bethenny.

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Carole want to deal with it!  She says she loves Bethenny but she doesn’t get it!  A very emotional Bethenny says their relationship has eroded.  BUT WHY, HOW!   Perhaps the silence between them went on too long.   There is frustration on both sides. Carole wants a quiet private conversation.    Bethenny is very emotional and                                        is yelling at her, accusing her of making things up. Screaming about Text messages and is demanding validation from Carole!

Meanwhile at the other end of the table

Dorinda and Luann are about to go deep.   We love our Dorinda but she’s has tossed a few and Lu said to her ” You’re about to turn”   and she did!  Dorinda, takes no prisoners when she’s had a few!   And she went deep on Luann, deep and nasty.   The fight at the other end of the table was much safer.    She called Luann a felon and that she should drink some more and get arrested again.    Dorinda made  light of her Countess Title  (Say it with me DAMM!!!!) Luann says, “I see how you really feel now,”  Within some of her drunken venom is delayed truth.  Something that she wanted to say but using alcohol as a shield.  At one point, she knocks her glass over and it spills all over Luann.     Ramona, waved the waiter away to cut her off.    The words cut through a very fragile Luann and leaves her devastated.  Dorinda, wasn’t done, with Luann gone, she turned her sites to Ramona.

At the house, a shakened Luann tells Bethenny about Dorinda and her drinking.  Bethenny shares her experience with Dorinda in Florida.   After a few drinks, Dorinda was a jerk to Bethenny’s friends.   A pattern that repeats itself over and over.

                              Columbia has been a rough trip.  Is Dorinda a Alcoholic ?

 

                                                                           Thoughts?

 

 CityFella