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Wendy Williams ‘Deeply’ Apologizes for Comments on Gay Men Wearing Traditionally Female Clothes (Video)

  • The Wrap
Wendy Williams ‘Deeply’ Apologizes for Comments on Gay Men Wearing Traditionally Female Clothes (Video)
Wendy Williams apologized Friday for comments she made Thursday about gay men wearing traditionally female clothing.

In a video posted to Twitter, the talk show host acknowledged that she sounded “out-of-touch.”

“I’m not out of touch,” she added, “except for perhaps yesterday by saying what I said. I deeply apologize and I deeply appreciate the support that I get from the community. I will do better.”

Also Read: Wendy Williams Tells Gay Men: 'Stop Wearing Our Skirts and Our Heels'

The 55-year-old afternoon show veteran faced swift backlash Thursday after telling gay men to “stop wearing our skirts and our heels.” She then added that gay men will never “be the women that we are.”

During her review of “hot topics,” Williams was talking about Galentine’s Day, a holiday made popular by the TV show “Park and Recreation.” In that show, the female characters go to brunch together
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Wendy Williams Apologizes for Saying Gay Men Should "Stop Wearing Our Skirts and Our Heels"

Wendy Williams Apologizes for Saying Gay Men Should
Wendy Williams is facing backlash. On Thursday, the talk show host made offensive comments during The Wendy Williams Show about gay men who wear skirts and heels. While on the topic of Galentine's Day, the unofficial holiday inspired by the hit show Parks and Recreation where women celebrate their female friendships on the day before Valentine's Day, Williams addressed the male audience members that were applauding her sentiments. "If you're a man and you're clapping, you're not even a part of this," she said. "You don't understand the rules of the day. It's women going out and getting saucy and then going home. You're not a part." Williams continued,...
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PETA Ends I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur Campaign

After three decades of recruiting stars to pose nude and declare, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur,” PETA is celebrating the demise of the fur trade and calling it a wrap on the iconic ad campaign, which has featured P!nk, Gillian Anderson, Eva Mendes, and dozens of other celebrities.

PETA is announcing the news in advance of New York Fashion Week — during which celebrities have unveiled naked anti-fur ads since the ‘90s — and cites a historic tipping point: "Nearly every top designer has shed fur, California has banned it, Queen Elizabeth II has renounced it, Macy’s is closing its fur salons, and now, the largest fur auction house in North America has filed for bankruptcy," says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews, who conceived the “naked” campaign. “With fur in a downward spiral, PETA will expand our efforts to expose the violent leather and wool trades.
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Wendy Williams Is Ready to Get Wifed Up Again After Finalizing Divorce

Wendy Williams Is Ready to Get Wifed Up Again After Finalizing Divorce
Wendy Williams is single and ready to mingle. During an appearance on Thursday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Wendy Williams Show host confirmed to Jimmy Fallon that her divorce is finalized and she's already back on the dating scene. "After nine months, yes. I am fully divorced," Williams told the host. "A door has closed in old life. The new chapter has been so lovely." That old life was shared with ex-husband Kevin Hunter, whom she was married to for 25 years. Hunter is an executive producer on her show, and the former couple share a teenage son, Kevin Jr., 19. Although their divorce proceedings started in April, Williams said...
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Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter Finalize Their Divorce

Update: Wendy Williams' marriage to Kevin Hunter is officially over. According to documents obtained by E! News, a judge signed off on the finalization of their divorce this week. As part of the settlement agreement, neither will receive alimony. Wendy will remain the sole owner of their previously shared production company, Wendy Inc., and Kevin's remaining shares will go to her. They've agreed to evenly split the profits from their New Jersey home once it sells. Additionally, they'll each be responsible for paying their own legal fees. ______ Wendy Williams is calling it quits with Kevin Hunter. The 54-year-old talk show host filed for divorce from her...
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Nene Leakes is leaving Rhoa and there’s a secret reason she quit, according to Wendy Williams on her show

NeNe Leakes has been part of the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast for a very long time. However, if her close friend Wendy Williams might be right when she says NeNe is leaving the reality show. Leakes was a founding cast member of Rhoa and was a member of the main cast for the first seven seasons of the series. […]
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Is NeNe Leakes Quitting The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Again)?

Is NeNe Leakes Quitting The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Again)?
Is NeNe Leakes giving up her peach...again?! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's best friend Wendy Williams made some surprising statements about NeNe's future on the hit Bravo reality show Tuesday during her taping of The Wendy Williams Show. While interviewing Real Housewives super-fan Jerry O'Connell, Wendy revealed, "Here's the phone call that I got. I took a break between commercials, my office is right there behind the set. I had to go to the bathroom and so I looked at my phone in between commercials. And NeNe texts, 'I'm quitting.' 9:08 this morning. I'm surprised I got it, because I have no service in my office, but I got it." Wendy added, "I...
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Victor Cruz Shares Marriage & Family Plans With Karrueche Tran on The Wendy Williams Show

Victor Cruz Shares Marriage & Family Plans With Karrueche Tran on The Wendy Williams Show
Pop of the Morning's Victor Cruz temporarily relinquishes his co-host cap for a spot in the hot seat in this clip from Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show, which sees him swap A.M. talk series roles with its namesake long-time presenter. During their chat, the former NFL star and newly-minted E! personality looks back to the start of his relationship with actor-model Karrueche Tran—who Wendy Williams mistakes for singer Cassie at first—debunks the recent bout of pregnancy buzz and reveals he hopes to expand his family with her one day. "Do you want to get married?" asks Wendy. "Do you love her enough for that?" "I do," Cruz replies, adding,...
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Look Back at Wendy Williams' Biggest Celebrity Feuds: Joaquin Phoenix, Beyoncé and More

Look Back at Wendy Williams' Biggest Celebrity Feuds: Joaquin Phoenix, Beyoncé and More
Wendy Williams came under fire this week for her comments about Joaquin Phoenix. The host made a remark about a scar on the actor's upper lip during Tuesday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show. "When he shaves off his mustache, he's got a hairline fracture. He's got one of those — what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate," she said. She then proceeded to pull up her top lip. "He's got this," she said. "No, I find it to be very attractive." Many viewers, including Winnipeg Blue Bombers player Adam Bighill, slammed Williams and accused her of mocking people with a cleft palate. "@WendyWilliams mimics a cleft...
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Petition to get Wendy Williams fired takes off after she mocked Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip

A petition has started to try to get Wendy Williams fired after she appeared to mock people with cleft lips and palates. The daytime talk show host upset parents and activists on The Wendy Williams Show after performing a segment where she spoke about Joaquin Phoenix’s scar. While discussing the recent Golden Globes, where Phoenix won Best Actor for his role in Joker, she revealed that she finds the actor “oddly attractive.” She then said, “When he shaves off his mustache, he’s got a hairline fracture, he’s got one of those, what do you call it, cleft lip, cleft palate.” Williams then hooked her finger […]
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NeNe Leakes & Kenya Moore's Feud Almost Gets Physical (Again) in Fiery Rhoa Mid-Season Supertease

NeNe Leakes & Kenya Moore's Feud Almost Gets Physical (Again) in Fiery Rhoa Mid-Season Supertease
NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore's fiery feud is far from over. The famous foes waged a revamped round of emotional warfare during last week's Real Housewives of Atlanta. And from the looks of this exclusive mid-season supertease, a ceasefire is nowhere in sight. "Somebody pushes me, Wendy, I'm gonna say some s--t," Leakes tells TV personality and friend Wendy Williams, who advises the Bravo star to "give these girls friendship and love." Williams' suggestion seems actionable for a minute, as the Rhoa cast ceremoniously toasts to "life," "love," "money," "friends" and more during a plate-smashing ceremony on vacation in...
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Wendy Williams Apologizes After Mocking Joaquin Phoenix's "Cleft Palate" Scar

Wendy Williams Apologizes After Mocking Joaquin Phoenix's
Wendy Williams is under fire for mocking Joaquin Phoenix. On Tuesday, The Wendy Williams Show host made an insensitive comment about a scar the Joker actor has above his lip during the "Hot Topics" segment of her show. "When he shaves off his mustache, he's got a hairline fracture, he's got one of those — what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate," she told the audience, pulling her lip up to further mock the condition. While Phoenix has never publicly addressed the origin of his scar, the Golden Globe winner did describe it as "not a surgically fixed cleft" but a "nonsurgical scar he was born with" in a 2019 interview with Vanity Fair. Shortly after the show,...
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‘Ring of Honor: Saturday Night at Center Stage’ Review (Jan 11th 2020)

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Welcome to this review of Ring Of Honor’s Saturday Night At Center Stage, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Wendy Williams has bigger jugs than I do. Hiya! We’ve got some good wrestling in here, so break out the bottle of hoop’de-juice, ‘cuz we gon git dat nouuuuuuuuuuuw!

Match #1: Dragon Lee defeated Andrew Everett – Ring Of Honor World TV Title Match The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Everett nearly pulled off the upset, but Lee ultimately prevailed after removing his knee pad and hitting the Incinerator knee strike. After the match, Lee — who is becoming more like older brother Rush all the time — stood on Everett and taunted him.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – We started off the night with some easy viewing. That’s the way I like it. I don’t have to say that there is a lot of aerial moves,
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Wendy Williams Apologizes After Being Slammed for Mocking Joaquin Phoenix's Cleft Lip Surgery Scar

Wendy Williams Apologizes After Being Slammed for Mocking Joaquin Phoenix's Cleft Lip Surgery Scar
Wendy Williams is donating to two organizations in support of those born with cleft lips or palates after she was slammed for seeming to mock the birth conditions while talking about Joaquin Phoenix on her show last week.

While discussing the Golden Globes during the Jan. 7 episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the 55-year-old host told her audience that she finds Phoenix “oddly attractive.”

“He played that Johnny Cash. It wasn’t Reese [Witherspoon] who kept me, it was him,” she said, referring to the actor’s Oscar-nominated performance in Walk the Line.

“He knows how to transform, when he shaves [his beard] off,
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’50 Central’ Producer Back Roads Entertainment Hires Former MGM Exec Bret Calvert & Moves HQ To Austin, Texas

  • Deadline
Exclusive: 50 Central producer Back Roads Entertainment has hired former MGM exec Bret Calvert to oversee development and moved its HQ to Austin, Texas.

The company, which recently struck a scripted and non-scripted development deal with Shaquille O’Neal, has appointed Calvert as Vice President of Development.

Reporting to founder Colby Gaines, Calvert will be charged with overseeing development and creating original formats for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. He was previously Vice President of Television at MGM under Mark Burnett and Barry Poznick where he worked on programming including Fox’s Beat Shazam, CBS’ The World’s Best and forthcoming ABC series Generation Gap. He has also worked on shows including The Biggest Loser, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Winsanity, Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Minute to Win It and American Bible Challenge.

Gaines said, “Bret has a reputation and track record for developing and producing formats for a worldwide audience.
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Wendy Williams Looks Back at More Than a Decade of Daytime Success: "I Was Born to Do This"

Wendy Williams Looks Back at More Than a Decade of Daytime Success:
If one were to ask Wendy Williams how she's doin' at the end of 2019, the irrepressible talk show host might reply to her own famous catchphrase by confidently declaring, "I'm doin' well!"

Such was the case when Williams recently sat down The Hollywood Reporter In Studio to reflect on 11 years of helming her eponymous daytime talker, The Wendy Williams Show. The Emmy-nominated series, which premiered in 2008, is currently in its 11th season, broadcasts in more than 50 countries and attracts over 1.6 million viewers daily. With a renewal through 2022, "doin' well" sounds like an ...
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E! Sets Lilliana Vazquez, Scott Tweedie As Hosts Of Its New York Morning Shows ‘E! News’ And ‘Pop Of The Morning’

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E! Sets Lilliana Vazquez, Scott Tweedie As Hosts Of Its New York Morning Shows ‘E! News’ And ‘Pop Of The Morning’
Emmy-winning TV host and personality Lilliana Vazquez and Australian TV and entertainment reporter Scott Tweedie will be the new co-hosts of the E! daily morning shows E! News and Pop of the Morning! The shows will air from 30 Rock and debut on Monday, January 6, with E! News at 7 Am Et/Pt and Pop of the Morning! at 11 Am Et/Pt.

E! said in August it was moving E! News from Los Angeles to New York and turning it into a morning show.

Former E! News co-host Jason Kennedy will now topline In the Room, the network’s new interviews series that will take viewers inside celebrity homes for in-depth conversation “around their latest projects, products, passions and more.” His co-host and longtime E! personality Giuliana Rancic previously said she wasn’t following the news show to New York.

The New York version of E! News will focus on pop culture,
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Lilliana Vazquez, Scott Tweedie Set as Hosts of New-Look ‘E! News’

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Lilliana Vazquez, Scott Tweedie Set as Hosts of New-Look ‘E! News’
The revamped “E! News” has found its new hosts: Emmy-winning TV host and personality Lilliana Vazquez and Australian TV and entertainment reporter Scott Tweedie.

E! announced Thursday that Vazquez and Tweedie will be the co-hosts of its 30 Rock-based daily morning shows “E! News” at 7 a.m. Et/Pt and “Pop of the Morning” at 11 a.m. Et/Pt, premiering Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

According to the cable channel, “Viewers will wake up with ‘E! News’ coast-to-coast as Lilliana and Scott bring them the biggest pop culture, lifestyle and entertainment stories in a fun, lighthearted and engaging way. The conversation continues on ‘Pop of the Morning’ with an unfiltered, more in-depth and irreverent look at the most talked-about news stories of the day.”

Also Read: 'E! News' Lays Off 2 Dozen La Staffers in Move to New York

Vazquez and Tweedie are taking over for former “E! News” hosts Jason Kennedy and Giuliana Rancic,
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Ray J Professes His Love for Princess Love Amid Divorce Rumors

Ray J Professes His Love for Princess Love Amid Divorce Rumors
Ray J appeared on Wednesday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show and opened up about his relationship with Princess Love.  When Wendy Williams asked the 38-year-old celebrity if he was still married following the couple's Las Vegas drama, the "Sexy Can I" star replied, "Absolutely." He then proceeded to profess his love for his wife and gave a sweet shout-out to their daughter Melody. "Hey, Princess! I love you, baby if you're watching," he said. "Hey, Melody. I love you. I love y'all. I'll be home soon." As fans will recall, Princess Love, who is pregnant with their second child, accused Ray J of leaving her and Melody stranded in...
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‘Kelly Clarkson’ Is a Ratings Winner — and a Throwback to Old Days of Talk Shows

  • Variety
‘Kelly Clarkson’ Is a Ratings Winner — and a Throwback to Old Days of Talk Shows
Kelly Clarkson built her career by blending country, pop, R&b and rock influences into a soulful sound all her own. As it turns out, the singer-songwriter has a touch of Dinah Shore in her as well.

Clarkson has delivered an impressive performance so far with her move into the daytime talk-show arena as host of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Since its September debut, the hourlong talk-variety show, distributed by NBCUniversal, has proven to be a ratings contender, ranking No. 4 among all syndicated daytime talkers, ahead of such veterans as “Maury,” “Rachael Ray” and “The Wendy Williams Show.”

The “American Idol” alum’s strong start is adding more fuel to the renewed fire in the first-run syndication business. After a few fallow years, distributors are slowly but surely taking bigger swings with boldface names in an effort to seed a new generation of personalities. Drew Barrymore and Nick Cannon are
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