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THE RICH ALSO CRY: THE REST OF THE STORY SNIPPET 2

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Ramona asked Marianna if she was glad she was having a baby. Marianna admitted she was but very sorry it had come about now; with  Luis Alberto so enraged with her. Ramon was confident that Marianna’s pregnancy would bring them back together and Marianna wondered if she should tell Luis Alberto right away. Ramona replied, as soon as possible and she would phone the best hotels in the city to locate him. However she couldn’t because Luis Alberto had already left Mexico so Ramona sends a telegram. Luis Alberto is in Brazil with his partner, Mr. Duarte to begin their construction project. Mr. Duarte hands him a telegram that had arrived for him. Opening it, Luis read the message: Marianna is pregnant and she needed him. But Luis Alberto’s face hardens instead and doesn’t bother replying. A few weeks go by and while Luis Alberto is resting on a hammock, he opened his eyes to see Marianna standing over him, looking very pretty in her white suit. Luis Alberto is not pleased to see her, deman…

MAYA ANGELOU'S FAVORITE THINGS

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Maya Angelou's guest appearance in Sesame Street




THE FREAKAZOID STRIKES AGAIN!

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Okay... what more does this freakazoid have to do before the authorities do something to curb his ridiculous behavior with celebrities? Not long ago he managed toslip under America Ferrera's dress at the Cannes Festival ; now we hear that Vitalii  Sediuk struck Brad Pitt on the face (imagine that!) during the premire of Angelina Jolie's movie:Maleficent. The crazy man actually jumped over the barricade and slapped the actor before  taken away and I hope it's a polite word for 'arrested' because I  can't imagine them letting him go just like that this time.

Seriously, WHAT is this guy's problem and what exactly is the meaning behind these stupid pranks of his? Some sort of statement because honestly I really don't see why he insists on making a real nuisance of himself like this. It's either he wasn't given a warning after his behavior at the Cannes Festival or chose to ignore it; I didn't think he would pull another red carpet stunt that soon…

ADIEU MAYA ANGELOU

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What can one say about Dr. Maya Angelou ? Her numerous fans will talk about her books; her beautiful poems, her plays, movies her T.V shows as well as her active role in the Civil Rights movement. When she was alive, I followed her on Twitter. Though I never tweeted  her, I always made sure I read her tweets, which were usually wise sayings. Her last one was on May 23th, 2014; which reads...


Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014





Dr. Maya Angelou was a very remarkable woman. Not just because of what she accomplished but how she started in the beginning and forged ahead. She experienced racism, sexual molestation and a period when she couldn't talk after that sad incident. But she created a niche for herself after discovering her love for books; thus became the woman we will always remember. She was very open about her past in her autobiographies; her struggles made her even more human. Aside from her w…

THE RICH ALSO CRY: THE REST OF THE STORY SNIPPET 1

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The first telenovela to hit Nigerian T.V was 1979 Los Ricos Tambien LLoran; what we know as The Rich Also Cry; starring Veronica Castro as Marianna and Rogelio Guerra as Luis Alberto. It’s a telenovela we’ll never forget; Marianna and Luis Alberto almost forced apart for good no thanks to his awful cousin who trapped him into marriage- Esther, played by Rocio Banquells; the real-life daughter of the show’s director, Rafael Banquells- who was also in front of the camera as Father Adrian, the family’s priest. After several months of angst, the telenovela ended with Marianna and Luis Alberto’s wedding. Or, so we thought.
The Rich Also Cry is one of the oldest and longesttelenovelas so maybe NTA decided to end the story there so as to move on to the next one, which was Tu O Nadie; No One ButYou. But we are entitled to know the rest of the story; long or not. Hence, I’ll be posting snippets of the remaining part of The Rich Also Cry and draw your own conclusions! 




After the wedding receptio…

WHY THE GENDER BIAS IN ADULTERY?

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Somehow or the other, one half of a couple strays and has an affair. When caught, the usual words of defence are "It didn't mean anything." Two results, either the wounded party either ends the marriage due to breach of trust or all if forgiven (usually with a certain amount of difficulty and it's more about forgiving than actually forgetting because during a likely future argument, it's bound to be used to rub the cheater's face ) or filing for a divorce.  In this country when a man gets caught having an affair, there would be a buzz but he wouldn't exactly be condemned, oh no. The woman would turn a blind eye because she doesn't want to start over or a family meeting will be held... where she would be persuaded and advised to give her husband another chance. After all, men are men and the children must not suffer from a broken home. Then how come a woman is caught cheating, she is condemned and called everything from a harlot to a slut? Why is she mo…

WHAT'S BUZZING RIGHT NOW!

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We're still getting over the news of rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding in Florence and I hope it works well for them. This is Kanye's first marriage and Kim's third- her previous marriage to  basketball player Kris Humpheries ended  72 days (lord knows why) after the wedding.after she began dating West and had their little North, I was wondering if they would actually take the plunge and walk down the aisle. Well they are Mr. and Mrs. now and I hope they'll be very happy.



However there's another new bride, Lisa Niemi who just got married to jeweler Albert DePrisco. Lisa Niemi is the widow of actor Patrick Swayze (Ghost, Dirty Dancing) who died in 2009 from pancreatic cancer.While Patrick is no doubt missed, life of course has to go on. The happy couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Florida, the bride reported decked out in a dress designed by Oscar de la Renta. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness as well.

WHAT TO EXPECT SOON...

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Angelina Jolie in Maleficent 

I've seen Angelina in dark roles before, the one I find memorable is her role inGirl, Interrupted where she played Lisa; a manipulative sociopath with a very nasty temper. But for her to be cast as the evil fairy  from the  Sleeping Beauty tale, I honestly didn't see that coming but I honestly can't wait to see it. I don't know much about the movie's plot but from what I gathered, it is a live action adaptation of  Sleeping Beauty, only this time the story is  in Maleficent's point of view.Maleficent's origins will be shown and why she decided to curse the 'Sleeping Beauty'- Princess Aurora. But apparently, something or someone just might change her mind. After watching Once Upon A Time, I'm prepared for anything in this movie.




MOST HANDSOME MEN OF THE SOAPS

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PETER RECKELL 

As The World Turns
                                                    Knots Landing
Days of Our Lives
                                                  Venice: The Series
                                                      The Groove









SHEMAR MOORE

                                            The Young And The Restless










DRAKE HOGESTYN 


Days of Our Lives








BRYAN DATILLO


Days of Our Lives






GALEN GERING 
Passions                                                    Days Of Our Lives                                                     Venice: The Series 




                                              KRISTOFF St. JOHN 

Generations 
                                              The Young & The Restless 


WANNA BUY A WATCH?

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Late comedian Kenny Everett as Sid Snot trying to sell a watch to singer and actor, David Essex.

CAN YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOUR EX?

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I came across this sentence on Twitter and it goes like this... the reason why ex-lovers remain friends is either because they’re still in love or they were never in love with each other in the first place. Is there a grain of truth in that? There are breakups and divorces and if the circumstances are right, an ex wife can remain friends with the ex husband and the ex girlfriend can remain friends with the ex husband. With the ex married couple; they usually remain friends if the divorce was amicable. They could still be love with each other but are simply not compatible enough to live together and there are some couples- married or dating- are better off as friends than lovers anyway and manage to salvage their friendship after the marriage ends, not always though.  But there are marriages which end badly with a bitter divorce, maybe because of adultery, a flaw on the part of the husband or the wife or  if it was an abusive relationship. If a woman ended things with an abusive, posses…

THE (UN) SCREENING OF “HALF OF A YELLOW SUN”

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Half of a Yellow Sun is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second book; after the successful Purple Hibiscus andIhave a battered copy, bought back in 2007. I admit, when I initially realised the subject matter, I wasn’t pleased. I’ve read about the Biafra war in Isidore Okpewho’s The Last Duty, Cyprian Ekwensi’s Survive the Peace, Festus Iyayi’s Heroesand a bit of it in Rosina Umelo’s Felicia; so what more about Biafra still needs to be told? But from the first page to the next one and to the next one enthralled me; the book was about life before and during the war and the story revolved around the strong willed fraternal twins- Olanna and Kainene; Olanna’s eventual husband Odenigbo, Kianene’s English boyfriend Richard and Olanna and Odenigbo‘s servant, Ugwu. The way Ms. Adichie told the story was as if she was right there at the time (Adichie was born 1977) and it was obviously a work of meticulous research and her own creativity.  Despite the sober tone of the story, I honestly enjoyed it. …