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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


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Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


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November 22, 2010

The NPR Fresh Air Interview with Jay-Z and the book ‘Decoded’


Jay-Z has been making media appearances to support the release of his new book "Decoded."

One of those visits had Jay-Z opening up about the topics discussed in the book on NPR's 'Fresh Air.'

This radio interview lends itself to an in-depth and insightful exchange between himself and host Terry Gross. A different and comfortable side of Jay-Z is revealed which is something that rarely happens on commercial radio or television interviews.

Jay-Z gives his take on hip hop lyrics and how he developed his rap style. He also talks about his background coming out of Marcy Houses in Brooklyn, his experience selling crack and eventual rise to fame as a rapper.


Click on the link to listen to the almost hour long interview with Terry Gross on the NPR program "Fresh Air."


More info on the interview from the 'Fresh Air' home page.

Among the questions asked by Gross were the interesting stories behind the songs "Hard Knock Life" and "99 Problems" along with Jay-Z's response to the origins of 'IZZO' and 'Hova'.

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