mrs. g. is experiencing writer's block, but she can always whip up a little Mancake. Back tomorrow with the stepfather who dressed as a boll weevil. Truly!

This is where you come when you want a slice of Mancake with your coffee...

Mrs. G. has always carried a wee torch for Don Cheadle. She says wee torch because in the past, she considered him dashing, snazzy...a cute guy you know would show you a good time and not reach for his wallet in vain. No, Don Cheadle would pay the check and not expect a thing in return. He might kiss your cheek if you turned it just the right way. How does Mrs. G. know all this. She doesn't, but this is what she does all day while the rest of you do something productive with your lives, earn a paycheck and all that.


And then Mrs. G. watched him last season in HBO's House of Lies and her wee torched blazed, radiated enough high holy hotness to scorch Siberia. Don Cheadle is dashing and snazzy but this became crystal clear to Mrs. G: the man is sexy as hay-ell. It doesn't hurt the show's popularity that Mrs. G. carries a wee torch for Kristen Bell. She reminds Mrs. G. of Meg Ryan before the syringe and scalpel. 

It also doesn't hurt the show's popularity that Cheadle drops trou and often.

Mom, if you're reading this, "drop trou" is a gardening term. No need to google it. Really.


The Hollywood Foreign Press agreed with Mrs. G. this year. They sent Don home with a Golden Globe for his performance as Marty Kaan in House of Lies. Look at his smile. Is it starting to come together for you?

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, MO in 1964. He ardently campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan and, along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, co-founded Not On Our Watch, an organization focusing on preventing mass atrocities. Not to be glib, but how does one go about serving on that board.


Actor, humanitarian, philanthropist, Cheadle is also a serious poker player.


Cheadle's been with the same woman for over twenty years and we all know that only glitters up an already sparkly package. You know, that's it! Don Cheadle glows; he shines.

The man is bright.

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Reader Comments (11)

Hooray for mancake! I have never seen House of Lies. I'll have to check it out! (I love the side note to your mom!)

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatience

What a great way to start the day! Mrs. G AND some Mancake. I have never watched House of lies - but I am now officially intrigued.

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermomwhoknits

mmmmmm.....hmmmmm......he is ALL that! swoon.....

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Carol

Way to get my morning going! Yum.

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

Hell yes to Mr. Cheadle. Love him in Mission to Mars and Iron Man 2!

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterauntjone

and watching the "Oceans" movies gives us so much mancake in one place! thanks for this Mrs G.

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngAK


June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSlow Panic

Oh, I adore him. Oddly enough the role I first noticed him in was in Boogie Nights, that amazing donut shop robbery scene.

June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Snow

Mmmmmm... Mancake!

He is a favorite. I've watched all of House of Lies. It's fantastic. Loved him in Hotel Rwanda. The man has soul.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter1Les

I love him and since we're from the same home town, I guess he would probably love me too. At least that's how it works in my crazy brain.

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