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Wendy Williams says she will be ready to do her show in 3 months
March 17th, 2022 under Wendy Williams. [ Comments: none ]

It has been a rough six months for Wendy Williams. Due to health issues, she has not been able to host her show at all this season. Therefore, the producers made the tough decision to cancel her show and give Sherri Shepherd her timeslot.

And through this all, we have not heard from the former talk show host. However, today, she broke her silence to Good Morning America. She did a phone interview with them, even though the 57-year-old said she has “the mind and body of a 25-year-old.”

She says she is healthy and will be ready to sit back in the purple throne in three months after she deals with some private non-health-related issues.

I would believe her if she did an on-camera interview instead of a phoner. To me, someone who spends their life in front of the camera suddenly doesn’t want to be on camera, speaks volumes. Whatever those volumes are, we don’t know.

Before she ended her interview with GMA, she had a message for the Wendy Watchers, “Keep watching because I’m going to be back on the Wendy show bigger and brighter than ever.” I hope that is true for her fans. But I don’t believe she will be. I hate to say it.

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Is Michael Rapaport allowed to do that on daytime television?
March 1st, 2022 under Wendy Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Michael Rapaport is hosting the Wendy Williams Show this week. Today, he showed off his dancing movies, and I am not sure that Standards and Practices will be happy with them. That is because they were less like the dancing you do vertically and more like the grinding you do horizontally.

While the censors might not like it, I am sure the female audience does.

Also, today, the daytime talk show announced who will be hosting this month. Kym Whitley and Finesse Mitchell start it off on Monday, and for the following three weeks, it will be Fat Joe & Remy Ma, then Sherri Shepherd, and finally Carson Kressley and Vivica A. Fox.

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Sherri Shepherd takes over Wendy Williams’ timeslot
February 22nd, 2022 under Sherri Shepherd, Wendy Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Sherri Shepherd, Fox Television Stations, and Debmar-Mercury announced today that, as expected, the actress will be taking over Wendy Williams’ time slot in September. Shepherd says that she is not replacing the ailing talk show host because her show Sherri will be different. How different, they have the Summer to work on that.

This was not an easy decision for the production company. “This is also a bitter-sweet moment for us and our partners at FOX. We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who grew into a true icon during her 12 incredible seasons as the solo host of a live, daily talk show dishing on ‘Hot Topics’ and interviewing celebrities,” Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said. “Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making this transition now. We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.”

Williams will not be back to wrap up her show due to medical issues. Instead, they will continue to have guests, including Shepherd, fill in until the season finale.

UPDATE: Wendy Williams’ publicist Howard Bragman released a statement to on his client’s behalf. “It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues. She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, to Sherri and everybody else who has supported the show through this time.

“She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the Maybe Wendy Show. She understands why this decision was made from a business point of view, and she has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time.”

UPDATE 1: Wendy Williams contradicted her publicist’s statement. To read what she wrote, then click here!

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Wendy Williams says she is returning to her talk show
February 17th, 2022 under Wendy Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Wendy Williams has not appeared on her talk show all season due to medical reasons. There are rumors that Sherri Shepherd has been asked to replace her next season if Williams is still out on medical leave.

Well, I guess word got back to the ailing talk show host because she created an Instagram and hinted that she is going to return to her show.

In the video shot on a Florida beach, she said, “I want to be all I can be and get back to New York and get on down for the Wendy Williams Show.”

With just a few months left until this season and her contract are over, she better hurry up and get better and get back to NY. Because I can’t see them renewing her contract with Shepherd getting the same ratings as Williams has been getting.

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Wendy Williams is out for the season, Sherri Shepherd set to replace her
February 8th, 2022 under Sherri Shepherd, Wendy Williams. [ Comments: 1 ]

Wendy Williams Show/Instagram

Wendy Williams hasn’t hosted a single episode of her daytime talk show this season, and according to what a source told People, she won’t be back before it ends in May.

“Wendy won’t be returning to the show for the rest of this season. Her healing is going slower than everyone had hoped. She continues to deal with a number of medical issues, including Graves’ disease, and she and her team are taking it one day at a time,” the source says.

“But reports of a stroke, drugs or addiction issues or a dementia diagnosis are all false. Whether Wendy can return in the fall will depend on how her healing goes over the summer. Her health is the most important thing,” the source adds.

The magazine posted this information after TMZ reported that producers are about to sign Sherri Shepherd, who has successfully filled in several times, as a permanent replacement for the show’s 15th season. However, it will most likely get a new name as it should.

TMZ says that the door is still open for Williams to return to her job if she is healthy enough in September. But, I think that is just talk because Williams’ contracts end in May.

They probably can’t make it official until her contract ends because she is on medical leave and can sue them for firing her when she is sick with many ailments, including Grave’s Disease.

Is the news a surprise? Nope. What would you expect any employer to do if the face of their company was out for six months and counting with no return date? At some point, everyone has to move on.

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