The Wendy Williams Show
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
Former The View co-host and Oprah Winfrey Show contributor Lisa Ling sat down with Wendy Williams on February 16 to talk about her new show Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN. During the interview Williams asked Ling to weigh in on the tragic news that CBS journalist Lara Logan had been sexually assaulted by an angry Egyptian mob. Ling responded,
“We don’t know the circumstances yet, but when I first heard the story yesterday I was devastated. I have never met her, but she does incredible work and I wish her and her family well and hope that she comes back strong because her work is really unique. She’s a very courageous woman and I wish her well.
Watch Ling talking about working for Oprah and a sneak peek at Our America with Lisa Ling after the jump! READ MORE