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Posted Friday 1/18/19 at 2:14PM EST
Wendy Williams is taking a "necessary, extended break" from daytime talk show
Williams, whose originally scheduled post-holiday return to The Wendy Williams Show earlier this week was pushed back to next Monday, will instead take an extended hiatus while she recovers from complications from surgery on a shoulder fracture and Graves' disease, which she disclosed last February. “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment,” Williams' family said in a statement. “Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.”
Posted Monday 1/14/19 at 2:14PM EST
Don Lemon fills in as Wendy Williams extends her Wendy Williams Show hiatus
Source: The Muse
Williams' return to her talk show was rescheduled from last Monday to today. Instead, CNN's Lemon served as guest-host this morning. “Wendy is on the mend. She will be back next Monday,” said Lemon. “We love you Wendy, we’re rooting for you, we want you to be back, we want you to be 400 percent.”
Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 9:32PM EST
Wendy Williams' talk show return delayed by one week
Source: Page Six
The Wendy Williams Show host has been on hiatus since just before Christmas, when she was suffering from an upper-arm injury. Williams was scheduled to return next week. But she's now expected to be back on Monday, Jan. 21.
Posted Friday 12/21/18 at 1:58PM EST
Wendy Williams apologizes for slurring her words on Thursday's show, blames painkillers
Source: Page Six
“I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar," she wrote on Instagram. "I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell."
Posted Tuesday 12/18/18 at 8:38PM EST
Wendy Williams had to cancel Monday's show after fracturing her shoulder
“I have a hair fracture on my right shoulder. I did it on Sunday— by Monday morning my shoulder was on fire," said Williams, who returned to her show this morning in a sling under her sweater.
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 Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Michelle Wolf: "I'm very happy with what I said, and I'm glad I stuck to my guns"
"I wouldn't change a single word that I said," Wolf told NPR's Terry Gross on Fresh Air Monday of her White House Correspondents' Dinner performance, adding that a friend who helped her write Saturday's monologue gave her a note that said, "Be true to yourself. Never apologize. Burn it to the ground." Wolf told Gross she thinks she was underestimated because she's a woman. "I don't think they expected that from me," she said. "I think they still have preconceived notions of how women will present themselves and I don't fit in that box," she adds, noting that it would've been harder for a man to target Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "I think one of the things about being a comic is getting to actually, as a woman, I have access to hit women in a way that men might not be able to hit them with jokes," she said. Wolf added that she did not expect to generate so much controversy. "I wasn't expecting this level, but I'm also not disappointed there's this level," she says. "I knew what I was doing going in. I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to cater to the room. I wanted to cater to the outside audience, and not betray my brand of comedy."
- Seth Meyers sticks up for his former writer: "She is filthy. And she is mean, which is what we love about her...if you ask me, Sarah Huckabee Sanders got off easy"
- Wolf was vicious, but not gratuitous: "Comedy’s job is to have a point of view, to pick a hill to die on and defend it with furiously thrown pies"
- Wolf exposed everyone in the room, and that’s why they’re rushing to condemn her
- The cultural relevance of the WHCD is directly proportional to the annoyance its entertainment inflicts upon the comfortable
- Everybody should've known Wolf was playing to the viewers that count -- those not in attendance, who want comedy that's not polite and tasteful
- Obama WHCD writer Nell Scovell says uproar is because "our culture loves pitting women against women" -- but she doesn't think the WHCD should be scrapped
- Reporters pitch changes: Book a singer, or one liberal comedian and one conservative comedian
- Wendy Williams told the two audience members who didn't like Wolf's act to go to Rachael Ray's show "downstairs"
- Why Sarah Huckabee Sanders is fair game: "The assumption that women are more damaged than their male colleagues by the insults of a raunchy comedian comes from a benevolent sexism that portrays women as fragile beings whose dignity must be preserved," says Christina Cauterucci.
- Wolf emerged as the big winner: "It’s that many, many more people know her name now than only a few days ago..."
- It's okay to be offended by Wolf's jokes: "Michelle Wolf’s insults partook of the typical Trump style of personal attacks"
- Looking back at past WHCD controversies: From Wanda Sykes to Don Imus
- Did Wolf delete thousands of Trump-bashing tweets? The Daily Mail says she went from 20,000 tweets to a few hundred
- Incoming WHCA president reels off possibilities for next year: “No entertainer. No comic. A serious speaker. Maybe a musician. Maybe don’t televise it."
# TOPICS: Michelle Wolf, NBC, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nell Scovell, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Seth Meyers, Terry Gross, Wendy Williams, Fresh Air, Late Night, NPR, Trump Presidency, White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson gets behind a desk in The Kelly Show takeover of Ellen
Watch The Voice star turn the tables and interview Ellen DeGeneres. ALSO: Wendy Williams makes a nasty joke about Clarkson's weight and the NXIVM cult.
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 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."