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Why are so many news reporters so ripped?

Boris Sanchez (CNN) James Longman (BBC now at ABC) Gio Benitez (ABC) Will Ripley (CNN) Mark Meister (KTLA) Phil Mattingly (CNN)

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by Anonymousreply 149January 21, 2022 12:29 AM

Well, they're on TV.

More important question is why they are posing like that, even if they are ripped.

I would imagine that a female reporter who posted bikini shots of herself would be flayed alive by social media

by Anonymousreply 1November 3, 2021 10:06 PM

They're vain. They pursued jobs on TV. They like attention, they like to look at themselves, their appearances are criticized by the public, and many travel the country or the world working, working out in hotel gyms and fucking strangers.

by Anonymousreply 2November 3, 2021 10:43 PM

Because they are thirsty fame whores. Very attractive ones.

Any other ridiculous questions, OP?


OK then.

by Anonymousreply 3November 3, 2021 10:50 PM

They're on television for one reason only: TO BE SEEN.

They're vain. They're egotistical. And narcissistic.

So naturally, they're going to be gym obsessed, as well.

People who crave attention and fame are all the same.

by Anonymousreply 4November 3, 2021 10:50 PM

The craziest thing is these guys are on the air for MAYBE 30-45 seconds at a time. I can't watch a whole episode of ABC's Nightly News because of how rushed it feels. The male eye candy pop in to kiss David Muir's ass and then they're gone. The formula is so stale and cheesy.

by Anonymousreply 5November 3, 2021 11:03 PM

Tomasz Schafernaker too.

by Anonymousreply 6November 3, 2021 11:08 PM

Because they are failed models, so being on TV satisfies their fragile ego.

by Anonymousreply 7November 3, 2021 11:16 PM

Have you ever noticed that "news reporters" are no longer REAL news reporters?

To me, they're just one step above reality tv people.

Fame whores. All of them.

by Anonymousreply 8November 3, 2021 11:16 PM

Tomasz can schafer my naker whenever he wants!

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by Anonymousreply 9November 3, 2021 11:27 PM

No OP the question should be why aren't all people on tv ripped?

No one wants to see unsightly out of shape people over or underweight

by Anonymousreply 10November 3, 2021 11:29 PM

Perhaps to compensate for their elsewhere lack of journalistic expertise, credentials or talent?

by Anonymousreply 11November 3, 2021 11:29 PM

Not to mention the ridiculous outfits they pour those new reporters who are female into nowadays -- they are seem to wear the same ribbed mermaid contours-shaped dresses with their boobs hanging out or rounded into these ridiculous beachball shapes that would poke an eye out of TVs had 3-D vision. If they can dress like centerfolds on newscasts, I wanna see more of our handsome male reporters sporting muscular chest cleavage and tight pantswear regularly, too. :)

by Anonymousreply 12November 3, 2021 11:33 PM

Not to change the subject but the ripped reporter at OP, James Longman, IS ONE OF THE GAYS.

Here's his fiance's instagram with several pics of them together

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by Anonymousreply 13November 3, 2021 11:39 PM

R13 that young man is a stud. Bravo.

by Anonymousreply 14November 3, 2021 11:44 PM

Would love to see that reporter on real BBC.

by Anonymousreply 15November 3, 2021 11:53 PM

[QUOTE] Here's his fiance's instagram with several pics of them together

Which one is the top?

by Anonymousreply 16November 3, 2021 11:55 PM

Agree that if a woman reporter were to do the same thing (bikini shots), she would be skewered and deemed "unprofessional." Not sure why everybody is so thirsty.

The Ted Baxter / Ron Burgundy situation has come to pass. These are things that we used to make fun of and now it's the norm.

by Anonymousreply 17November 3, 2021 11:56 PM

OP. You forgot me!

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by Anonymousreply 18November 4, 2021 12:00 AM

A lot of them are attention seekers. Ben Thompson (BBC News) is the same. Most of his Insta is pics of him in the gym. His Twitter is more focused on him talking selfies on the job, which has never made sense to me. We literally see him on the TV, so why does he also need to add photos of himself about to go on air?

He didn't used to be like that, but as with so many people who are in the public eye, it's become a game of one upmanship.

by Anonymousreply 19November 4, 2021 12:41 AM

Feel free to objectify my gorgeous, talented husband, but make sure to subscribe to my Instagram.

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by Anonymousreply 20November 4, 2021 12:48 AM

How is this any different from the blonde bimbo-ism that permeates local news and Fox?

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by Anonymousreply 22November 4, 2021 1:28 AM

Boris is ripped? anyone got a shirtless pic? I thought a year or so ago I saw a pic of him and his body looked quite average. Face is gorgeous though

by Anonymousreply 23January 3, 2022 8:10 AM

Arizona State has a strong TV journalism program

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by Anonymousreply 24January 3, 2022 9:56 AM

People do journalism because they want to be famous but can't act or sing

by Anonymousreply 25January 3, 2022 10:14 AM

I find it kinda distracting, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 26January 3, 2022 10:27 AM

Boris is not ripped and he has gigantic moobs but he's still hawt. Very masculine.

by Anonymousreply 27January 3, 2022 10:31 AM

I like cocks

by Anonymousreply 28January 3, 2022 11:33 AM

What about Morgan Chesky @ NBC Nightly News? Ripped under his shirt?

by Anonymousreply 29January 3, 2022 11:33 AM

Isn't Boris just beefy?

by Anonymousreply 30January 3, 2022 2:06 PM

Phil Mattingly looks very nice, but I don't think he's very ripped.

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by Anonymousreply 31January 3, 2022 3:07 PM

He needs a cheeseburger.

by Anonymousreply 32January 3, 2022 3:10 PM

I love to get under news anchors desks

by Anonymousreply 33January 3, 2022 3:12 PM

Scott Pely, who is a distinguished journalist is ripped as fuck and a hot daddy.

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by Anonymousreply 34January 3, 2022 3:18 PM


by Anonymousreply 35January 3, 2022 3:32 PM

Weren't anchorpeople always usually attractive? They are chosen to be on TV for a reason. I've never seen an ugly one. Almost always they look like Barbie and Ken dolls with perfect hair and teeth. The women are always blonde with tons of makeup and big boobs. Plus most aren't really investigative journalists though they may have a degree in broadcast journalism but they aren't out there risking their lives to expose corruption.

by Anonymousreply 36January 3, 2022 4:32 PM

January 9...James Longman co-hosting Good Morning America with Whit Johnson!!..He is quite adorable....I wonder if he will visit David Muir in person on World News Tonight this week? Last weekend they had Gio and Will Reeve gaying up the GMA set at the same time...Wonder if ABC is trying out their correspondents to see who their next news star is?

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by Anonymousreply 37January 9, 2022 1:20 PM

The camera does add the ten pounds, the legend is true. So to look like anything at all when you're on camera all the time, weight and exercise are important components of delivering the desired image. Wardrobe, hair, makeup, camera placement, and lighting can only do so much.

by Anonymousreply 38January 9, 2022 1:31 PM

Bunch of tacky whores.

by Anonymousreply 39January 9, 2022 1:31 PM

Don’t forget Steven Romo

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by Anonymousreply 40January 9, 2022 1:33 PM

Phil's boys could tower over him when they get to be in third grade.

by Anonymousreply 41January 9, 2022 1:39 PM

r13 not sure which one this is, but the rear view is 100%, back, shoulders (!) ass, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 42January 9, 2022 1:41 PM

There are a lot of hot guys on ABC. Somebody post their pictures please. Who was working this Sat with the English accent?

by Anonymousreply 43January 9, 2022 1:44 PM

Andrew Dymburt is seriously nerdy hot. He has had a makeover and sitting in the coveted ABC Overnight News---where Anderson Cooper and David Muir and Matt Gutman got their starts. And he is a "bachelor"...

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by Anonymousreply 44January 9, 2022 1:47 PM

Walter Cronkite

Hubba, hubba!

by Anonymousreply 45January 9, 2022 1:48 PM

Jacob Soborff is my dream man--he's so, well, dreamy . . .

by Anonymousreply 46January 9, 2022 1:48 PM

45th reply and I’m the first to mention a certain NY1 weatherman who likes to show off in front of the camera……

by Anonymousreply 47January 9, 2022 1:49 PM

Yes, because anyone who mentions him gets the thread shut down.

So; thanks for that.

by Anonymousreply 48January 9, 2022 1:51 PM

Because he is not that impressive.

by Anonymousreply 49January 9, 2022 1:51 PM




by Anonymousreply 50January 9, 2022 2:14 PM

There are a ton of gay men in TV news. Look at CNN. It's gotta be at least 70% of the male talent. And between the need to look good on TV and their own damage, you're gonna get ripped.

by Anonymousreply 51January 9, 2022 2:37 PM

Gays on CNN: Cooper, LaDonna, Victor Blackwell, Will Ripley, Josh Campbell. I know I am missing a ton.

by Anonymousreply 52January 9, 2022 2:41 PM

Brit hunk James Longman of ABC, they seem to be grooming him to move to their NYC head office

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by Anonymousreply 53January 9, 2022 2:44 PM

[quote] their NYC head office

I see what you did there.

by Anonymousreply 54January 9, 2022 2:47 PM

I want to see NBC’s Sam Brock’s situation shirtless.

by Anonymousreply 55January 9, 2022 4:20 PM

Sven Sundgaard can rape me.

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by Anonymousreply 56January 9, 2022 4:25 PM

I hope some of them make an effort to read and be informed. Between working the odd hours of a television reporter and hitting the gym every day I would they have time to keep up with current affairs by reading.

by Anonymousreply 57January 9, 2022 4:47 PM

R57 Cause network news is we’re people go to get informed….

by Anonymousreply 58January 9, 2022 5:17 PM

I love irony.

by Anonymousreply 59January 9, 2022 5:27 PM

Don't forget Tom Hanson of CBS!

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by Anonymousreply 60January 9, 2022 5:31 PM

(he's also gay!)

by Anonymousreply 61January 9, 2022 5:32 PM

Couldn't help notice the comment from John Barrowman on James Longman's recent Instagram post.

He's pretty much unknown in the UK. I remember he did a short documentary about his father's suicide and whether mental health problems are hereditary, but that's it.

Ben Thompson is leaving BBC Breakfast to go back to BBC World. He must have been disappointed not to get more airtime after Louise Minchin left, but Sally Nugent has a much higher profile after her Marcus Rashford interview exclusives. But he'll always have his Instagram and that Attitude cover and shoot.

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by Anonymousreply 62January 9, 2022 5:53 PM

James and fiancé Alex

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by Anonymousreply 63January 9, 2022 6:20 PM

^ link

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by Anonymousreply 64January 9, 2022 6:20 PM

Because your body matters more than your intellect in today's social media age.

by Anonymousreply 65January 9, 2022 6:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 66January 9, 2022 6:31 PM

Nothing new. Edward R. Murrow, Morley Safer, and Garrick Utley were ripped as fuck in the old days.

by Anonymousreply 67January 9, 2022 7:02 PM

Morley got buff from trimming his eyebrows.

That was exercise for him.

by Anonymousreply 68January 9, 2022 7:07 PM

James Longman has sad squinty eyes

by Anonymousreply 69January 9, 2022 7:27 PM

Like you’d kick that fine ass out of bed!

by Anonymousreply 70January 9, 2022 7:34 PM

Empty-headed vanity.

by Anonymousreply 71January 9, 2022 7:34 PM

These guys have lots of downtime in remote locations between their 90 second segments. They're traveling constantly. It's either hit the motel gym or hit the bar with the cameraman and the rest of the crew. If they're working their way up the network ladder towards an anchor role, they know they need to keep in shape.

by Anonymousreply 72January 9, 2022 7:39 PM

R32, it’s not 1991 anymore

by Anonymousreply 73January 9, 2022 7:44 PM

[quote]Sven Sundgaard can rape me.

Does he even work anymore? i thought he got fired.

Also, he's about three feet tall.

by Anonymousreply 74January 9, 2022 7:46 PM

When is Don Lemon going to display his front and back pillows?

by Anonymousreply 75January 9, 2022 7:52 PM

I've always found James Longman to be so gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 76January 9, 2022 8:26 PM

I always wondered if he was a long man.

by Anonymousreply 77January 9, 2022 8:31 PM

r77 no, he's British.

by Anonymousreply 78January 9, 2022 9:31 PM

[quote]Boris is not ripped and he has gigantic moobs but he's still hawt.

pics of said giant moobs please

by Anonymousreply 79January 9, 2022 10:17 PM

Tons of buff reporters in LA. Some of them are gay, too!

KTLA's Mark Mester

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by Anonymousreply 80January 9, 2022 10:25 PM

John Fenoglio (gay)

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by Anonymousreply 81January 9, 2022 10:28 PM

The BBC's Tomos Morgan shares videos of him power lifting in his garage.

And photos of his children and dog.

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by Anonymousreply 82January 9, 2022 10:29 PM

Chris Holmstrom

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by Anonymousreply 83January 9, 2022 10:30 PM

Carlos Saucedo (gay)

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by Anonymousreply 84January 9, 2022 10:31 PM

Yeah local news dudes are almost expected to be buff eye candy now

Raphael Pires 😍

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by Anonymousreply 85January 9, 2022 10:40 PM

[quote] Why are so many news reporters so ripped?

Why are so many news reporters so vapid?

by Anonymousreply 86January 9, 2022 10:45 PM

R83, as adorable as Chris is, I’d hardly call him “ripped.”

by Anonymousreply 87January 9, 2022 10:57 PM

Will Ripley's nasal-y voice kills my boner, but good for him for seemingly getting off the drugs.

by Anonymousreply 88January 10, 2022 12:38 AM

You can have all those reporters. I want Rob Marciano. The weather is always hot when he is reporting.

by Anonymousreply 89January 10, 2022 1:24 AM

R89, this is for you:

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by Anonymousreply 90January 10, 2022 1:56 AM

And one with Strahan:

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by Anonymousreply 91January 10, 2022 1:57 AM

Good one R11! I completely agree, and Mr. Cronkite is not wrong.

by Anonymousreply 92January 10, 2022 2:24 AM

KHOU weatherman Blake Matthews

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by Anonymousreply 93January 10, 2022 2:30 AM

R87 He is fairly muscular. I just can't find any online pics of him shirtless. :-

by Anonymousreply 94January 10, 2022 2:32 AM

I saw Rob Marciano a few days ago on TV reporting on the snow storm. he looked like shit.

by Anonymousreply 95January 10, 2022 9:27 AM

Rob, as hot as he is, has those Italian genes. He will totally hit the wall very soon

by Anonymousreply 96January 10, 2022 11:23 AM

Handsome (openly gay) Mark Taylor. He was posting sexy gym pix awhile back. He was an anchor at NBC in Columbus. Lots of fun to watch. Always covered the Pride events. Super nice. We talked a couple of times online. Now I guess he is in San Francisco. Hope he found happiness...

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by Anonymousreply 97January 10, 2022 11:26 AM

They’re all pretty hot and it’s hard to find a straight one in the bunch. Damn you Rob Marciano for being straight!

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by Anonymousreply 98January 10, 2022 11:52 AM

Is Jeremy Diamond from CNN gay? He went to George Washington University in DC which had a major gay population.

I'd hit it real hard. He's sexy.

by Anonymousreply 99January 11, 2022 2:34 AM

[quote] He went to George Washington University in DC which had a major gay population.

Were there specific dorms for tops and dorms for bottoms?

by Anonymousreply 100January 11, 2022 4:03 AM

R100, they assigned you top bunk or bottom bunk based on your preference. Make it easier that way.

by Anonymousreply 101January 11, 2022 4:11 AM

nobody's going to mention Baruch Shemtov on Fox's Good Day New York?

Not sure if he's a gay, but, how could he not be...

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by Anonymousreply 102January 11, 2022 4:34 AM

He could be maintaining that body for a hot ,thin blonde with a velvety, silky pussy.

by Anonymousreply 103January 11, 2022 4:36 AM

Is Mark Taylor's ass hairy, too?

by Anonymousreply 104January 11, 2022 4:38 AM

[quote] hot ,thin blonde with a velvety, silky pussy.

nothing velvety or silky about the slit that smells like fish

by Anonymousreply 105January 11, 2022 4:39 AM

[quote] nobody's going to mention Baruch Shemtov on Fox's Good Day New York?

[quote]Not sure if he's a gay,

Oh, honey, get your gaydar into the shop immediately.

He’s not only gay, but out and proud.

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by Anonymousreply 106January 11, 2022 1:04 PM

^ Rich and bourgeois

by Anonymousreply 107January 11, 2022 8:34 PM

Rich and bougie is my favorite kind of newscaster!

by Anonymousreply 108January 11, 2022 10:11 PM


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by Anonymousreply 109January 12, 2022 2:41 PM

From a different angle

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by Anonymousreply 110January 12, 2022 2:41 PM

Bill Hemmer was the first and still the best looking.

by Anonymousreply 111January 12, 2022 2:52 PM

He's aging weirdly and works for terrible people.

by Anonymousreply 112January 12, 2022 3:11 PM

They barely do any work, so they have all day to go to the gym.

by Anonymousreply 113January 12, 2022 3:13 PM

They are just fame whores posing as "journalists".

by Anonymousreply 114January 12, 2022 3:17 PM

They are news readers. They don't write anything.

by Anonymousreply 115January 12, 2022 3:18 PM

And those weather people. computer software predicts the weather. They don't do shit.

by Anonymousreply 116January 12, 2022 3:19 PM

James Longman's husband (fiancé?) Alex Brannan has a good podcast with a friend interviewing men who have come out later in life. Their last interview of 2021 was with Ivor Mountbatten, the cousin of the Queen who came out a few years ago after divorcing his wife and married his boyfriend.

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by Anonymousreply 117January 12, 2022 4:01 PM

^ Lord Ivar Mountbatten [upper left] with husband James Coyle, and the ancient pile

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by Anonymousreply 118January 12, 2022 5:09 PM

^ link

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by Anonymousreply 119January 12, 2022 5:09 PM

I stayed there. Friends rented it for a wedding. Not really a pile (Chatsworth is a pile), just a very big house. Nice but plainly last painted in the eighties when those bold greens and yellows and reds were big. The coolest thing is the photos of the royal family scattered throughout on this tabletop and that.

by Anonymousreply 120January 12, 2022 5:28 PM

Isn't OP's guy that reporter who made a piece on being gay and Chechnya, during which he grabbed a Chechen cop's hand and placed it on his bulging chest?

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by Anonymousreply 123January 12, 2022 8:37 PM

That should be "gay in Chechnya", not "gay and Chechnya", r122.

by Anonymousreply 124January 12, 2022 8:39 PM

I’m kind of a news reporter. Objectify me! Please?!

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by Anonymousreply 125January 13, 2022 12:59 AM

Tommi, amazingly, manages to be even worse on camera than his husband.

by Anonymousreply 126January 13, 2022 1:04 AM

Thank you, R126, for the compliment!

by Anonymousreply 127January 13, 2022 1:08 AM

Forgot to sign my name. I was practicing keeping my arms still (working on that flailing thing 😉).

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by Anonymousreply 128January 13, 2022 1:11 AM

Flailing arms burns lots of calories. Flailing his arms is how Gio stays in shape.

by Anonymousreply 129January 13, 2022 1:39 AM

R91- I’d like to pretend that they just did filthy, filthy things to each other.

Staying on GMA/ABC, we need to discuss Gio’s tragic veneers. His horse teeth are downright distracting to say nothing of his fake ass broadcaster voice.

by Anonymousreply 130January 13, 2022 2:10 AM

James was on ABC News Live

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by Anonymousreply 131January 13, 2022 2:43 AM

R131 I'll have you anywhere you want, James!

by Anonymousreply 132January 13, 2022 2:46 AM

James has also been on set with David Muir twice this week. Bet they went back to Davids house and fucked. How could they not? Who knows when they will see each other again in person...

by Anonymousreply 133January 13, 2022 9:35 AM

I always think Will Carr is sending secret messages to David Tyler Muir with his tight shirts.

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by Anonymousreply 134January 13, 2022 12:19 PM

R130 Gio is annoying as hell. Those horseteeth are something else. Plus, Gio’s a simpleton. Dumb as dirt.

by Anonymousreply 135January 13, 2022 12:35 PM

James Longman on GMA Thursday morning. ABC is definitely eyeing him for something and working him through all of their news programs...Expect a promotion announcement.

by Anonymousreply 136January 13, 2022 12:36 PM

Is Will Carr gay?

by Anonymousreply 137January 13, 2022 1:11 PM

Will Carr looks like Muir's doppelganger, just with less hair.

by Anonymousreply 138January 13, 2022 2:17 PM

Throwback: Friendly competition

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by Anonymousreply 139January 13, 2022 2:53 PM

What is Longman's boyfriend's podcast like? Because he seems rather young and pretty to do anything substantial, to honest. Which is unfair, yes, but time is precious and I'm already plugged into vapid through several other sources.

by Anonymousreply 140January 13, 2022 3:00 PM

Might as well just listen to it R140

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by Anonymousreply 141January 13, 2022 3:06 PM

Oh, do I have to? Hasn't somebody else listened?

by Anonymousreply 142January 13, 2022 3:31 PM

Where are all the hot local ripped reporters?

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by Anonymousreply 144January 13, 2022 7:12 PM

He has a baby named Chanel and clutch purse also named Chanel.

by Anonymousreply 145January 13, 2022 7:26 PM

Matt Gutman, Gio Benitez, and James Longman all seem very similar to me...

by Anonymousreply 146January 13, 2022 7:27 PM

The one on the right is a news reporter here in New Zealand. Smoking hot ripped body.

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by Anonymousreply 147January 13, 2022 8:04 PM

Because they're mostly entertainers and influencers now, not true journalists.

by Anonymousreply 148January 14, 2022 9:38 AM

American versus British Fabulosity

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