On being mistaken for CNN's other weekend anchor Don Lemon: "At first, we had fun with it. But after awhile, it got kind of annoying," said T.J. "If someone calls me Don, I ignore them. They probably think Don is a jerk!"
T.J. Holmes is leaving CNN. Exciting news, right? Obviously, he’s been promoted. A year and a half ago when the 34-year-old Arkansas native married, jilted and forsaken admirers all over the world breathed an agonizing, “Why, Lawd, why?” But this time, when we learned that he was being offered his own television news show, broken but loyal hearts went all aflutter. We said, “T.J. is finally going to get his moment to shine like Anderson Cooper, right? Isn’t that right?” Then we learned that it meant he would be ringing in the New Year at BET. To which, we potential third and fourth wives all rolled our eyes and sighed “Oh” in bittersweet disappointment.
Shh, come closer. Let me whisper something to you. “T.J. Holmes should be as suspicious of BET as Dorothy was of the wizard of Oz. You see, for the longest time, no one has known for sure who’s pulling the strings or flashing the lights behind the curtain. Come closer—not even us—the black people.”
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