NEW YORK (AP) — From breakups to pregnancies to lawsuits, Wendy Williams has made a career out of deep dives into celebrity gossip. It helped her to gain a following in radio and now she spends a good 25 minutes during her talk show, “ The Wendy Williams Show,” devoted to the latest rumors, scandals and […]
Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she is waiting for governmental approval to return to her regular studio after taking a health-related hiatus last month while filming at-home episodes, which a show rep confirmed are still on pause.
Wendy Williams, host of Debmar-Mercury’s daytime talker The Wendy Williams Show, is once again taking some time off due to her Graves’ disease. During the pandemic, Williams had been taping episodes from her home titled “[email protected],” but those will go on hiatus and the show will air repeats. “Recently, Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves’ disease, which is causing fatigue,” said a show spokeswoman. “In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment. We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the [email protected] shows. More updates on a return date will follow.”
Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams are resuming production on their daytime shows after taking some time off during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Both hosts will return to air on April 6, recording shows from their homes.
The irrepressible TV host opens up about the evolution of her self-titled talk show, being “raw” with her audience and sharing more about her life in a forthcoming biopic for Lifetime.
Wendy Williams received the 2,677th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. She was joined at the ceremony by Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox TV Stations. “No one could be more deserving of this honor than Wendy,” he said, adding, “she outworked and outhustled everyone at each stage of her career.”
The additional two-year renewal extends the run of nationally syndicated talk franchise to 13 seasons.
Wendy Williams is the unabashed id of daytime talk TV, a host who gleefully splashes around in the same celebrity gossip pool into which her peers genteelly wade. Here, the brash talk show host discusses gossip, her current tabloid troubles and her legacy.
Wendy Williams‘ estranged husband Kevin Hunter has served as an executive producer on her Debmar-Mercury syndicated show since it launched in 2008, but, after the marriage fell apart last week, he’s now negotiating an exit package, according to sources.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wendy Williams has filed for divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage to her husband and manager. Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says the papers were filed in Essex County, New Jersey, where the talk show diva has a home. Vidas would not comment further on what she called “a private family […]
Wendy Williams dissed Howard Stern for his “Hollywood insider” status on Wednesday, a label the SiriusXM radio host didn’t take too kindly to and called her a “f–king bug-eyed c–t” in return.
The audience on Monday gave the 54-year-old a standing ovation as she returned to her syndicated talk show for the first time since December. Williams said she was off because of continued thyroid issues, which are associated with Graves’ disease. She said doctors were adjusting her medication and she’s doing “swell.”
After a six-week leave with health issues, Wendy Williams is set to return to her syndicated daytime talk show on March 4. Williams has been on leave from The Wendy Williams Show since Jan. 18 to deal with health issues including a fractured shoulders and complications from Graves disease, an immune system disorder which the host was diagnosed with last year.
Sources said that the beloved daytime-TV host — who has been absent from her eponymous syndicated show since December for a number of reasons — is unsettled by the apparent success of her stand-ins, and she’s becoming concerned that she won’t be able to make it back on the air in time to save her gig.
Nick Cannon, host of Fox’s breakout The Masked Singer and MTV’s Wild n’ Out, has been set as the first guest host for The Wendy Williams Show. He will be subbing for Williams who recently announced that she is taking an extended break from her syndicated daytime talk show while recovering from a fractured shoulder.
Wendy Williams is taking an extended absence from her eponymous daytime talk show due to health complications after ongoing surgery for a shoulder fracture she said she sustained in December.
As her daytime talk show heads into its 10th season, Wendy Williams on Thursday received the NAB Show New York Impact Award for her 10 years as a New York-based TV talk show host, for her more than 20 years as a New York City drive time radio deejay and for the philanthropic work done with her husband and manager, Kevin Hunter, and their Hunter Foundation.
The honor is in recognition of her 10 years on daytime television and 33 years in broadcasting. She will also participate in a featured main stage keynote session at NAB Show New York with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.
Wendy Williams made her return to her eponymous daytime talk show on Monday. Prior to the taping, the host spoke with Amy Robach on Good Morning America to discuss her three-week hiatus during which she was battling Graves’ disease and dealing with thyroid issues.
Wendy Williams tweeted she will be returning to host her syndicated daytime talk show on March 19 after a taking a brief hiatus to focus on her health. She also revealed in the meantime Jerry O’Connell is acting as her replacement.
Wendy Williams revealed today on her syndicated talk show that she has Graves disease and hyperthyroidism, and the show will go on a three-week hiatus beginning Thursday so Williams can focus on her health.
The syndicated talk show host quickly returned and explained that she’d overheated in her Statue of Liberty costume.
The Wendy Williams Show launched with a trial run in 2008 and quickly became a nationally syndicated hit. Williams credits her appeal, particularly among women in her audience, to her “transparency.” Williams’ opinions are in demand. Her television contract was recently renewed through 2022, she’s a best-selling author and has an app about her life off-camera in the works.
Fox Television Stations join, Media General and Cox in re-upping the syndicated talker, pushing clearances to more than 50% of the U.S. entering NATPE.
Wendy Williams is holding her own in a tough business, even growing her audience in some measurements during her seventh season. The syndicated Wendy Williams Show is watched by roughly 2 million people each day. The bejewelled microphone she carries and the collection of wigs in her dressing room speak to Williams’ outsized personality. She’s noticeably toned things down, however, to broaden her appeal.
Debmar-Mercury exec Mort Marcus (c) says Wendy Williams (l) has it, but Meredith Vieira doesn’t. Marcus and Debmar-Mercury Co-President Ira Bernstein also offered opinions on the outlook for broadcast TV, the impact of station group consolidation on syndication and more.
Her audience has risen sharply in the past year, and her syndicated Wendy Williams Show attracts 2.4 million daily viewers on average, according to Nielsen. Among women 25-54, the most coveted demographic by daytime advertisers, hers is the only talk show to have achieved year-over-year national growth, and Williams now trades off daily with Ellen DeGeneres as the No. 1 female host.
The syndicator’s three first-run shows — Family Feud, Wendy Williams and Celebrity Name Game -— posted strong ratings in the week ending Feb. 22. Celebrity and Wendy hit records in household ratings, while Feud matched its all-time high.
If being a brassy, oversized, larger-than-life personality is the recipe for a long TV shelf life, Williams is cooking on all burners as The Wendy Williams Show celebrates its 1,000th episode today. “It’s unbelievable that we’re still standing,” says Williams. “You can’t take anything for granted, but I have unwavering confidence in my staff and in me carrying the show.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah’s life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn’t do anything differently if she had it to do again. Aaliyah fans took to Twitter, criticizing everything from the movie’s casting […]
The Monday episode’s overnight ratings were up 55% from its year-ago time slots and up 21% from its average lead-in rating.
For the second year in a row, the Debmar-Mercury talker will remains in production in June and July, following its best May sweeps performance in the metered markets.