Wendy Williams gagged with disdain whereas watching the not-so-grand finale of her long-running daytime discuss present.
“There was nothing I appreciated in regards to the [the final episode of] ‘Wendy Williams Present,’” Williams, 57, advised The Submit.
Her eponymous present, which launched into nationwide syndication in 2009 and amassed a sequence of Emmy wins, met an unceremonious end on June 17 by the hands of manufacturing firm Debmar-Mercury.
The final episode was emceed by recurring visitor host Sherri Shepherd, 55, who first stepped in for Williams in February as she grappled with well being points. Shepherd’s subbing led to some drama between the two women on social media. Now, she’s set to take over Williams’ coveted mid-morning time slot with a self-titled discuss program of her personal within the fall.
In late June, Williams revealed to TMZ that she’s lost about 95% of the feeling in her swollen toes owing to her battle with lymphedema — a situation brought on by a blockage within the lymphatic system. She’s grappling with the power ailment whereas concurrently contending with Graves’ illness, the immune system dysfunction that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Williams went public together with her Graves’ analysis in 2018, after fainting on-air throughout an October 2017 dwell taping. (After regaining consciousness, the veteran broadcaster returned to the set and closed the present.)
However when requested by The Submit why she did not make a swan tune look through the mid-June finale, the cheeky hostess stated: “[Debmar-Mercury] didn’t ask me to do this, so I didn’t. I sat in my condominium and I watched it. And [I was] like, ‘Eek!’”
And Williams, with none sick will towards the producers, believes that her exclusion from the present’s closing was a manufacturing misstep.
“Debmar-Mercury, in my view, ought to have finished it with [me], not these different individuals on ‘The Wendy Williams Present,’” stated the Hollywood Stroll of Famer, including, “Apart from Fats Joe.”
The Bronx musician, 51, served as a co-guest host a number of occasions with rapper Remy Ma through the daytime diva’s absence from the present in 2021. “I really like him,” Williams gushed. “He’s my favourite.”
Within the weeks because the “Wendy” stage went completely darkish, the present’s once-verified Instagram account, in addition to its high-trafficking YouTube channel, have been deleted. Die-hard followers of the present balked on the seemingly unjust erasure, saying on Twitter, “The truth that they deleted the Wendy Williams YouTube Channel is insane however additionally they went after her Instagram too.”
Whereas her celebrated simulcast and any traces of its glory are being scrubbed off the web, the gossipy glamour lady is hoping to premiere a podcast, titled the “The Wendy Expertise,” within the close to future.
“When you’re extraordinarily well-known like I’m, [hosting a podcast] will earn more money than being on ‘The Wendy Williams Present,’” a gleeful Williams advised The Submit.
“What I wish to do is podcast, and I wish to have a restaurant,” she continued, noting that there’s no set launch date for her present or the opening of her eatery — a seafood-centric parlor that she’d prefer to established in both New York Metropolis or her dwelling state of New Jersey.
Along with debuting her eating room and digital broadcast — on which she plans to speak about “every thing,” with celeb visitors like Donald Trump, Mariah Carey and Queen Latifah — the lauded queen of all media says she’s on the lookout for some sizzling loving.
“If I don’t do anything, together with podcast, I’d like to fall in love. I wish to f- -k,” Williams advised The Submit in a Zoom interview, together with her supervisor Will Selby off-camera. “Excuse me, I’m attractive. Can I f- -k?” she quipped.
In April 2019, Williams filed for divorce from her husband of twenty-two years, Kevin Hunter, 49, amid bombshell revelations that he was anticipating a child together with his longtime mistress Sharina Hudson.
To some, it appeared the abrupt finish of her marriage, coupled together with her unyielding well being woes, rattled the veteran shock jock. Wells Fargo even froze her bank accounts for a number of weeks earlier this yr.
The financial institution reportedly feared that Williams had turn into a mentally “incapacitated individual” who was in want of monetary guardianship.
Nonetheless, the irrepressible firecracker, by means of lawyer LaShawn Thomas, denied claims of her diminished capacity and filed a short lived restraining order towards the financial institution, demanding it “reopen any frozen accounts or property.”
In February, Web page Six completely reported that Williams’ case towards Wells Fargo had been sealed.
Her banking points and hunt for a roll within the hay apart, Williams stated she would additionally take into account returning to the small display screen.
“Possibly I’ll go back on TV. Maybe, I don’t know,” the media diva advised The Submit. “I’ve obtained a lot cash, I can do something I would like, or nothing in any respect.”