Ryan Seacrest…. Out, Terrence Jenkins… in. Seacrest has stepped down from his co-hosting duties on E! News. The entertainment mogul will be focusing on producing more great programming through his production company and on hosting American Idol. I also read something not so long ago about him starting his own network, but there is no further info on that at this point. So with Seacrest’s departure comes some new talent and energy in the form of presenter and actor Terence Jenkins.
Jenkins or Terrence J as he has been referred to has been hosting BET’s “106 & Park” video countdown for the last few years. He now moves to E to join Giuliana Rancic as the new host on E! News. The changes come into affect as of the 12th of November. He and Giuliana will host the show during the week, while Jason Kennedy and Catt Sandler hold down the weekend duties. In a statement on E! Online, he said, “I’ve always had a passion for the wide spectrum of pop culture that E! News covers so well; I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had a great career so far, and it¹s all been building toward this. And then getting to work with great people like Giuliana and the entire E! News team just makes this seem like an even more perfect opportunity.”
It’s sad to see Seacrest go, but we haven’t heard the last of him and I think Terrence will do a sterling job. BTW, I’ve already sent in my interview request 😉