How you doin’? Wendy Williams’ talk show is certainly doing well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Wendy Williams Show is getting a new studio, enhanced set and an longer “Hot Topics” segment, all of which will be broadcast in glorious high-definition.
"People will recognize the set from last season, but this season it will be enhanced," Williams told The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, "we're using high-def, which will make everything sharper, and we have a bigger [studio] space."
Williams also said the "Hot Topics" segment -- a "fan favorite" in which she delivers her take on the biggest headlines -- previously ran about 10-12 minutes, but the expanded segment will run "a good 18 minutes."
"And that's before we even go to commercial," she said. "We get a lot of ground covered in that time."
The year 2012 is shaping up to be a pretty darn good one for Steve Harvey! The Family Feud and upcoming daytime talk show host can now add to his resume having a movie based on one of his books hit No. 1 at the box office.
Think Like a Man, a rom-com with Harvey's best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man at its center, grossed an estimated $33 million at the box office this weekend. The flick, starring Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence J and Regina Hall, knocked Hollywood blockbuster The Hunger Games out of the top spot. READ MORE
Former All My Children star turned talk show host Kelly Ripa is among the daytime celebrities included in The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in Media. In THR’s profile, Ripa discusses the ongoing search to replace Regis Philbin as her co-host.
But even amid talk of firming up the chair, Ripa says there’s “no urgency” to finding a permanent replacement and notes the show’s steady performance since Philbin’s exit. (It recently matched its February 2011 sweep rating of a 2.7 in households and is now the top syndicated talker among the coveted women 25-to-54 demo.) READ MORE
Wendy Williams is putting her money where her mouth is, literally. The daytime talk show host and former Dancing With the Stars competitor has launched a campaign to save “our greatest national icon,” the Twinkie. The treat, which she equates with the Grand Canyon, bald eagle and Statue of Liberty in importance, is manufactured by Hostess Brands, which filed for bankruptcy this month.
Personally, I can’t say I ever really cared for Twinkies or its Hostess siblings Ho Hos, Ding Dongs etc. I always preferred Little Debbie’s Nutty Bars and snack cakes myself. You can ioin Williams’ fight to Save the Twinkie on Facebook and watch her video after the jump!
It is never a dull moment when Star Jones is in the building! Ms. Jones stopped by The Wendy Williams Show to discuss her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice and her new book, Satan's Sisters. As usual of late, the topic of conversation went to The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes trash-talking Jones in the media. Jones quipped to Williams, "Did I sleep with her, and forget to call the next day"? Watch her fire back at Leakes after the jump! READ MORE