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Jeremy Helligar is a writer, journalist, pop culturist, and world traveler from New York City, where he spent 15 years working as a writer and editor for People, Teen People, Us Weekly and Entertainment Weekly. He’s interviewed such first-or-last-name-only A-listers as Britney, Sting, Cher and Bowie and shared his celebrity and entertainment insight and expertise on MTV, VH1 and E! Entertainment, among other networks.

In 2006, Jeremy moved to Buenos Aires, where he spent four and a half years. He learned Spanish and launched his own blog, Theme for Great Cities, a travelogue, memoir, entertainment bible and Sex and the City rolled into one, while living in Argentina. After dividing his time between Melbourne and Bangkok for two and a half years, he spent one month in Berlin, one month in Rome, one month in Tel Aviv and one year in Cape Town, while completing his first book, Is It True What They Say About Black Men?: Tales of Love, Lust and Language Barriers on the Other Side of the World (Amazon, November 4, 2014).

The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and The Advocate, among many other print and online publications, have featured his essays during his years abroad. He’s currently based in Sydney, where he’s worked as an editor for Nine Entertainment Co. while writing his second book, Storms in Africa: Notes from the Motherland, and wondering if he’ll ever make it to Antarctica.

Recently, Mr. Helligar was live on our show from Australia. He talked about his article I’m black and all my exes are white. Does that make me racist?.

During our conversation, Mr. Helligar talked about:

– Some of his background living in the Virgin Islands, Florida and New York
– How he got involved in the entertainment industry and his favorite interview of all time
– How did writing become part of his life
– some memories of his journeies to different countries and how did he end up in Sydney, Australia
– The background behind the article and how has this article has helped him, what he wanted to achieve with the article and the reaction
– Why have his partners all being white and his response to people who criticize this
– The fact that he has been ostracized by blacks and gays more than any other group
– His thoughts on racism in the gay community and what can be done to change it

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