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Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Wendy Williams apologizes for mistaking Ariana Grande for Selena Gomez
“I’m sorry. Sometimes I get my problematic children twisted,” she cracked during her Wendy Williams Show "Hot Topics" segment on Monday. “I know you do too.”
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
The View wished Julie Chen well after her exit from The Talk, while Wendy Williams questioned her tears
Source: E! Online
Daytime TV had a range of responses to Chen's exit from The Talk. "I think it would be hard to be on that show and if you couldn't share so I sorta understood," Hoda Kotb said on Today. "She'll be missed on that show," Gayle King, Chen's colleague, said on CBS This Morning. On The View, Whoopi Goldberg wished Chen well, while Abby Huntsman said: "What I would love for her to do is to use that as an opportunity to be transparent, to be real, to talk to people about what maybe she's been through." Kathie Lee Gifford expressed sympathy for Chen on the 10am. Today show. "It always bugs me when they say the humiliated so-and-so. I'm capable of humiliating myself…She's not humiliated," said Gifford. "She's heartbroken. There's a big difference. You know what I'm saying?" Meanwhile, Wendy Williams questioned Chen's teary goodbye: "It's nice to know she watches 'Hot Topics,' where I said she should quit because she is a distraction," Wendy said. "She ended up crying towards the end but in my mind, those weren't tears because of the crew. In my opinion, she wasn't crying because of the cast and the crew and the staff and stuff. She was crying because now she has to go back to that compound and deal with that man and try to keep her son out of it. And there is no compound to me that is big enough." ALSO: Chen taped tonight's Big Brother episode on Tuesday, the same day she announced her Talk departure.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Wendy Williams recounts her past battle with cocaine addiction
Williams struggled with addiction long before her TV talk show days, when she was working in radio. “I was a functioning addict though,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and (they) wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 4:40PM EDT
Katie Couric says of Matt Lauer sexual harassment coverage: "A lot of stuff gets misreported and blown out of proportion"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I don’t know the full extent of all these things that happened," Couric told Wendy Williams of her former Today colleague. "I can only talk about my personal experience, and I was always treated respectfully and appropriately." Couric also said, for instance, that too much was made of the under-the-desk buttons that locked Lauer's door. "I think it was just an executive perk that some people opted to have, but I don’t think it was a nefarious thing, and I think that’s been misconstrued," she said.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Wendy Williams feared losing her audience during her talk show hiatus
“I have to make an income! Three weeks and a half, that’s a lot to be off of your show, do you know what I mean?” she said during a visit with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, in which she was greeted by his spittle. “And people are so fickle, the audience, you never know if they’re going to show the love when you get back or whether they’re going to switch the channel to watching another.”
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Cynthia Nixon tells Wendy Williams that her opponent for New York governor was also once a celebrity
“It is tough,” Nixon said on Wednesday's Wendy Williams Show, which was pre-taped, when asked about the questions regarding her celebrity status. “People talk a lot to me about being a celebrity entering this race. I have to say, when Andrew Cuomo ran eight years ago, he was a celebrity because he was the son of Mario Cuomo.”
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
Cynthia Nixon to give her first national TV interview as a candidate to Wendy Williams
The former Sex and the City star will discuss her campaign for New York governor on Wednesday's The Wendy Williams Show.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
What happens when an audience member disagrees with Wendy Williams?
One brave audience member on Tuesday's Wendy Williams Show refused to back down in saying Williams was wrong.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Wendy Williams: Katy Perry hasn't shown she's worth her $25 million American Idol salary
The daytime talk show host this morning criticized Perry for a cruel joke last night -- "it was not a $25 million joke, honey. "Williams also said that Perry doesn't look like somebody earning $25 million. "She looks cute, she's super talented, but this is not her thing to be judging on American Idol for $25 million," Williams said. "She's not delivering $25 million worth of delivery. She's wearing the same hair, switch it up a little bit. Remember how we used to watch American Idol to see what Jennifer Lopez was wearing? Wear some cool clothes and stop with the dumb jokes. Nobody cares."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Wendy Williams: "I feel a hundred percent better than I was a few months ago"
Williams returns to The Wendy Williams Show today after three weeks off dealing with Graves’ disease. "I had a storm going in my body is the best way I can explain it,” says Williams. “It came from me neglecting my six month endocrinology appointment. I have Graves disease and hyperthyroid. If you have one you don’t necessarily have to have the other, but I have both, and I was diagnosed with both 19 years ago."
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Kelly Ripa admits she loves to "troll a troll"
Source: E! Online
Lately, the Live star has been responding to Instagram trolls, including somebody who called her head too "big for her body." Why? Because "I love a clapback," she told Jerry O'Connell on The Wendy Williams Show. "I love a troll but I love to troll a troll. Like, if you're gonna troll me, then I'm gonna troll back. And that, we can all agree, that is the way God intended."
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Jerry O'Connell on filling in for Wendy Williams: "Wendy does something that really no other person in daytime has done"
O'Connell received rave reviews for his guest-hosting stint filling in for an ailing Wendy Williams this week, a job that he found tough but exhilarating. “I mean, she sits up there by herself and for 20 minutes gives us the Hot Topics, and it’s truly remarkable," he says of Williams. "I’ll tell you after doing four episodes, I don’t know how Wendy does it every day. It’s a testament to how hard-working Wendy is.”
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 2:34PM EST
Jerry O'Connell to guest host The Wendy Williams Show before Williams returns on March 19
“Jerry has been such a good friend to me and to the show,” said Williams of her first guest-host in her show's nine-year history. “We’re happy to welcome him as a guest host while I’m out getting much needed rest. Can’t wait to get back in my purple chair!” O'Connell will fill in during the week leading up to Williams' return.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Wendy Williams taking hiatus to battle Grave's Disease
Williams announced on her show this morning that her recent flu-like symptoms stemmed from the autoimmune disorder. "My doctor has prescribed ... are you ready? As of today, three weeks of vacation," she told her audience. "What? Who are you? I was pissed." Williams added: "I'll be back in two (weeks). I'm not an heiress. Who is going to pay my bills? Are you serious? I'm just saying, I come from working class."
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 6:35PM EST
Wendy Williams to return to work on Monday after battling an illness
Source: Page Six
The Wendy Williams Show had to cancel three tapings this week due to the talk show host's flu-like symptoms. “I guess when you don’t take a sick day EVER in over 25 years the ground is supposed to shake! LOL,” Williams tweeted today. “I ride or die for my craft. I appreciate all the tremendous LOVE & SUPPORT from everyone – especially my INCREDIBLE staff!”