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New dad T.J. Holmes is officially on diaper duty.
The former host of BET’s late-night talk show Don’t Sleep says he does his best to help his wife Marilee Fiebig with caring for their two-month-old daughter Sabine.
“I probably change more diapers than her because she breastfeeds and she has to do that,” Holmes told ESSENCE.com at the premiere of Free Angela. “So I do the thing that I can do and that’s change diapers.”
Awww, isn’t that sweet! Men don’t really like to help with diaper changes (it isn’t a woman’s favorite thing either) so it’s nice to see he’s become a pro at it. You can read the rest over on Essence.
What have been some of your most memorable moments as parents?
We weren’t going to say anything but since Eurweb brought it up, we might as well go there.
TJ Holmes, host of BET’s “Don’t Sleep,” made a surprising appearance on MSNBC Saturday morning as he filled in for Alex Witt on “Weekends with Alex Witt.” He then reappeared in an afternoon shift making us wonder: What’s going on with his relationship at BET?
Now, there are a lot of ways we can go with this (and we might) but let’s just point out that TJ tried to clear up any notions that he was completely done with BET by tweeting:
“To clear this up: last “Don’t Sleep” episode of 2012 was last wk. Look forward to it in 2013. But, u can see me other places, like
So, we know “Don’t Sleep” isn’t coming to an end just yet. But we also know that Holmes wasn’t exactly excited that the show went from a daily 30 minute show to a weekly one hour show. That move may have been exactly what he needed to start exploring other options and “moonlighting” on MSNBC is not a bad place to start. We all know the best relationships start with some sort of a “meeting.”
Holmes also tweeted in regards to his anchor seat position:
So there’s news on Monday, huh?We eagerly await what TJ has to say, if anything, then. The ratings over on BET aren’t great and it is possible that things just aren’t moving in the direction he thought they would.
We see you, TJ…make moves.
Anderson Cooper is like the Hugh Hefner of journalism. When I think about the admiration that follows this man, it’s probably a good thing he reportedly plays for his own team because women love them some Anderson Cooper—and that includes a whole lot of black women.
Some of you might be thinking, speak for yourself, but I know I’m speaking for a lot of folks when I say, ladies love AC. I don’t even know when I became a fan I just remember a conversation at my previous job one day when someone mentioned something they saw on CNN and said Anderson Cooper reported blaze blah, and I blurted out, “I love Anderson Cooper” with almost as much emotion as I would if I was talking about Idris Elba. (Insert “Awkward” in Issa Rae voice.) I don’t even know where it came from because I don’t recall ever swooning while watching him on TV or anything but something in that moment made me way more excited than I should have been. It might have been around election time because I remember I was tuning into CNN religiously for my fix of Anderson, James Carville, Paul Begala, and Donna Brazile back then. Luckily in my moment of candidness, I wasn’t alone because my other black female co-worker chimed in with a quickness and said “yes, me too!” And so Anderson mania began.
On any article I read where Anderson is involved there is sure to be a string of comments about how cute, fooooiiine, gorgeous, and even hot Anderson is and it cracks me up every time because it’s almost like a universally accepted fact. And though I’m part of #TeamAnderson I don’t even really know why.
One thing I do know is it’s not because he’s Bradley Cooper’s older, finer brother as my mother mistakenly tried to convince me a while ago—although that would be a nice gene pool. It’s not a case of misdirected gaydar either because no one is checking for Don Lemon like that. I’m pretty sure Anderson probably could have even pulled more black women than T.J. Holmes when he was on CNN. Knowing that I tend to gravitate toward laid back men, I like the fact that Anderson is so cool in his reporting, he pretty much sticks to the facts, doesn’t get all irate and hot tempered like some reporters do when debates arise, and I can’t recall him ever saying anything in a report that offended me.
Aside from a case of the giggles every now and then, he’s a pretty serious, straight shooter and I love it. I also think the fact that he’s had a full head of white hair since like the age of 30 has something to do with his mystique—on top of those blue eyes. For some reason he gives me an image of Raiden from Mortal Kombat, and in the interest of not sounding like a complete nerd I’m going to stop there and say, basically he strikes me as a man who’s confident in who he is and you can’t really object to that. Would I date him in real life if he was into women? Probably not, but I will keep tuning into his CNN segments to get my fix—of news that is.
Are you a big Anderson Cooper fan?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Legendary anchor for New York’s WNBC, Sue Simmons, was fired after 38 years as a broadcast journalist.
According the Root, Simmons’ contract wasn’t up to be renewed in June.
Originally from Harlem, Simmons has been at WNBC for the past 32 years. She and her co-anchor Chuck Scarborough were well regarded within the media outlets in New York. The Daily News named the duo New York’s top anchor team in 2003.
Earlier this year, Simmons was placed into the 11 p.m. news shift, after being in the 6 p.m. slot with Scarborough for many years.
Scarborough’s contract was also up; however, he was able to renew his contract for another three years.
Both Simmons and Scarborough are the same age.
At 68, many people would say Sue Simmons has had a career most journalists wish they could say they have.
As a native New Yorker, I grew up with Sue Simmons and she was an idol of sorts. One of the few black female broadcasters, I really admired her. It will be sad to see her go.
Do you think it was time for Sue Simmons to leave? Do you think the network decided to cut her loose her because of her race, gender, or age?
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