Mitt Romney cheating in Southie? According to one billboard. Tuesday morning, Romney had to be just as shocked as commuters driving down Dorchester Ave to see an ad with Mitt gesturing “shhhh”, alongside the catch, “If cheating on your taxes is OK… so is AshleyMadison.com”, a site that encourages having an affair because life is short. The short lived billboard had its affair, and has been removed.
Now that’s reality, and this is Southie reality television. It was a few months back when Hollywood filmmakers were sniffing the streets shooting up premises for a Southie break-in. Six shows were rumored, four stayed afloat, and one is slotted for a fall premiere!
TLC has a fall date with “Southie Pride” that will tangle viewers with five South Boston women in five Southie family homes. The lens will follow these women as they struggle to make a better life for their family. Stay tuned for more Boston reality too. “Southie Rules” is still pumping, “The Teamsters” were spotted shooting footage in Charlestown back in June, and “Boston Blue” is set for a 2013 fall date.
As affairs continue to trend into the last weekend of summer twenty-twelve. Let’s take it to East Broadway street, and fall into a happening festival fling. The forecast couldn’t be any more tempting.
This Saturday, September 15th, Southie shuts down for the 13th Annual South Boston Street Festival who is kissing us with some luck all day. The shin-dig drives over 10,000 fest goers between I and L. It starts at 11a.m and cuts us off at 6 p.m.. That’s right. Last call not only on the street, but in all the bars. Parking will be parking so get here early and start circling.
With over 100 local business shinning bright, restaurants rolling, and live action. South Boston is the perfect place to take up affairs this Saturday afternoon. Two stages will be jiving with entertainment and the street will be filled with vendors and treats. One stage will be stirring up some summer heat with the sexy Greg Luttrell & his house band and the other stage with Thomas Park who will be cooling you off with some cover band tunes. No Southie fest could be complete without Peggy Wood’s School of Irish Step Dance skipping the street.
The entertainment is endless as are the refreshments. Cranberry Café, Porto Bello, The Playwright, The Sausage Guy, Sal’s and The Paramount are just a few of the restaurants participating. Check out the fest website for a full schedule of events. Go South Boston!
★ Conan O’Brien gives the commencement address at Dartmouth (above).
★ Now-retired basketballer Shaquille O’Neal sets his sights on a reality TV show with his girlfriend, possibly to be located in New England. Maybe it will feature more of some of our favorite Shaq moments in Beantown.
★ Two famous Jessicas tour Yale University in Connecticut.
★ Boston-born Lenny Clarke honored by local Boy Scout troop.
On the evening of February 13, the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards aired on CBS, featuring all the biggest stars in music who were nominated for awards, performing on stage, or merely in attendance to show support for their fellow artists.
While he walked the red carpet, R& B singer John Legend stopped to speak to E’s Ryan Seacrest, who asked him about what he did prior to becoming a singer. The artist shared a surprise secret–he at one time worked for a company based out of the Bay State!
Turns out, Legend, whose original name is John Stephens, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, and first began working as a management consultant for Boston based Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While his stint there did not last very long, his connections there helped to initially market and launch his singing career.
Though they were not there at the same time, former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney is also a former employee of BCG, having graduated from the four year joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and being recruited by the company upon graduating in 1975.
The company was originally formed when Bruce D. Henderson, a Harvard Business School alumnus, left Arthur D. Little, another consulting firm, to become head of a new management consulting division of the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company.
John Legend ended up walking away with 3 awards by the end of the evening, to add to the 6 he already won in prior years.
★ Shorts in Ports film night features films and their directors in New Hampshire.
★ Mitt Romney raps, is officially declared a “homeboy”.
★ Stephen King’s son appears in Salem for a reading from one of his father’s books.
★ Matt Damon loses Super Bowl bet, wears a Saints jersey on “David Letterman”.
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