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Post Number: 3842
|Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 12:22 pm: |
I guess some of you saw Tavis Smiley interview famed author and DL-victim Terri McMillan.
I hadn’t seen Terri interviewed before (Though I’d read a few queries of her.). And I must admit I like her more than I expected. She wears mistreated-Black-millionaress very well.
And she’s scrait-up sistahgurl, but in a GOOD way.
She all but said “No way in hell that fa&&oty n*%%@ is getting my GOTDAYAM MONEY!”
Don’t you just hate it when true love comes asunder?
Alas, Tavis did his usually milquetoast interviewing that he’s grown quiet (in)famous for.
I guess it too much to expect Tavis to ask any of the following:
@ “Terri. Why would you marry someone who’s so much beneath you in age, wealth and statute, especially when that person is from a country stocked with people who desire American residence/citizenship? Shouldn’t you have known, especially given your well-acknowledged prior troubles with men, Jonathan was not what he seemed?”
@ During the interview, Terri APPEARED to have said she had already initiated divorce proceedings PRIOR to Jonathan admitting he was gay. If that is true, Tavis should have asked “Why WERE you in the process of divorcing Jonathan? And if you were already divorcing him, why at this point does his sexuality really matter to you?” (Btw: I’m no attorney, but I think she may have made a COSTLY error via admitting she’d already initiated a divorce, because it seems to me a judge might use that to make his confession null/void.)
@ “Given the damage the divorce is doing to your good-name, wouldn’t be better if you tried to reach a settlement with Jonathan ASAP so you can put this sordid affair behind you?
Had Tavis intended to conduct an authentic interview and not simply gratify a fellow member of the Black glitterati, the interview might have proven informative and provided a valuable cautionary tale for other Black women who might find themselves in a situation similar to that of Terri’s.
Although I empathize a little more with Terri than I did before, I still think she (like a lot of rich MEN in a similar position) is basically pissed that she bought a boytoy has a glitch in it that cause it to toy with OTHER boys.
And, come on now. Let’s be honest about ONE thing: Twentysomething men(and women) don’t want fortysomething women(and men) unless a WHOLE LOTTA MONEY is involved in the deal.
Lastly, Terri may discover it’s best that she gives this clown some modicum of her “How Stella...’” earnings (I thinking 1 – 5%) provided he signs an ironclad hush order. That might allow her to save herself further embarrassment and to return to more productive professional and personal pursuits.
Btw: I seldom watch Tavis, so perhaps this is new only to me: But I notice he’s shaven all his facial hair and has styled his hair in way more similar to how White men often wear theirs. Funny. But I’ve observed other Black male media stars (e.g., Denzel, Will, Wesley, etc.) adopt similar grooming styles.