During a newly released interview with Complex Magazine, Terrence J, co-host of BET’s 106 & Park has announced plans to depart the urban show. But wait! I know a few of y’all are still pissed about BET cancelling The Monique Show, however Terrence’s departure is just temporary.
Terrence will be away for approximately one month shooting his new film “Think Like A Man“, the movie adaptation of Steve’s Harvey book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man“. While he’s away some of your favorite celebs will be filling his shoes.
“I’ll be away from 106 & Park for a month. But the great thing about 106 is that it’s a friendly show for all talents. I know with Rocsi, if I’m out for a month, she can jump in. But already they’ve had guys like Lloyd and DJ Khaled come co-host.
“I know they’ve got Dwight Howard and Lamar Odom scheduled. They’ve got athletes and artists coming in. So we’ve got all types of celebrities that are coming in to host the show during my hiatus. And of course, the lovely Rocsi. So the show will not miss me, they will roll on.
“I think everything in life is a stepping stone, but 106 has been great because I’ve been able to network and do something I love. Right now, I’m like the only young African-American on TV every day. That voice is very important to me. So when we have a presidential election, or when a situation happens in Haiti, or when Michael Jackson passes, I’m blessed to be in that position to be able to get that news to the youth.”
“I’m under 30—I’m not saying being over 30 is old—but you’d be hard-pressed to find another African-American male on television every day. I think there’s some CNN guys, but they’re not under 30. 106 doesn’t muzzle me if there’s something that I want to get off my chest.
“That’s what I love about Stephen Hill and Deborah Lee, they don’t censor me. If there’s something I feel passionate about, I’m able to express my feelings and my voice. BET lets me talk about it. They don’t write the script for me. They let me say what I need to say and I appreciate them for it.
“[The future for me is] more movies and more television stuff. I want to get into producing and directing hopefully. It’s not going to stop. We’re working hard, I’m blessed, and I’m really enthusiastic about life.”
You can check out more of his interview over at Complex. He also talks about his role in the new movie, his future in acting, and also broke the news that 106 & Park will switch to “bigger, better three-hour format” soon. Read More Here
Spotted at Complex