I got a chance to speak with talk show host Wendy Williams outside the Creative Arts Emmys held on Aug. 29. Williams was at the ceremony to present nine of the evening's awards. When I asked Williams if her self-titled talker would be delving into the tragic death of famed disc jockey DJ AM, Williams said the news would probably be dated by the time her show was able to address it, due to their taping schedule. She did offer her feelings on the matter to Daytime Confidential.
"I'm just sick about it," says Williams. "What happened with DJ AM is truly a cautionary tale of Hollywood. He had been obese and struggled with drugs in the past. Then he had gastric bypass surgery and got himself clean, but if you don't deal with the issues that made you overeat or do drugs in the first place, they they can come back to haunt you. I'm sure the plane crash he survived helped trigger some of those deep seated issues." READ MORE
Wendy Williams took on the topic of the Octomom's new reality series during a segment on her show, but it was an audience member who stole the show.
Ready for some more Wendy Williams in 09? Last August we blogged how The Wendy Williams Show was scheduled to air in the top 18 TV markets. Now TV Week is reporting that The Wendy Williams Show will air in 45 of the top 50 TV markets and will cover 70 percent of the U.S. If you haven't watched The Wendy Williams Show check out the clips from last year when Aubrey O'Day appeared as a guest. If every guest's visit turns out like the one by Omarosa, this is a show you won't want to miss.
Move over Maury and Jerry, there's a new provocateur of the less-than-seemly aspects of human nature in town. Radio Shock Jock-turned-daytime drama queen Wendy Williams' self-titled talker is set to debut in mid-2009 with a comittment from Fox television stations in 18 markets, according to Broadcasting and Cable.
Williams recent six weeks "test run" proved successful enough to warrant the show being picked up for a full season. I can't help but find the irony in "conservative" Fox being the media giant responsible for unleashing Wendy Williams on the airwaves. Somewhere Omarosa is practing her neck roll for round two.