Irrespective of how she slices it, Wendy Williams just isn’t returning to her eponymous discuss present this fall.
The TV host stays emphatic that she’ll be again in her purple chair in September — but it surely’s “logistically unimaginable,” based on a number of insiders.
For starters, TV professionals level out, the manufacturing firm, Debmar-Mercury, signed a take care of “The View” alum Sherri Shepherd to take over Williams’ time slots.
“The place’s she gonna go? It’s executed. Logistically, it gained’t work. Sherri has her time slots,” an insider advised Web page Six.
Williams sat down for an IG Stay with Fats Joe over the weekend and insisted she’ll “completely” be returning, and that she gained’t be tuning in for Shepherd’s present.
“I’m coming again to ‘The Wendy Williams Present.’ Completely. Completely,” she advised the rapper, who has been filling in with Remy Ma as a guest-host throughout Williams’ absence.
And in terms of Shepherd’s present: “That’s not likely my factor… anyway, however I like being by myself present, and I like that individuals love to observe it on a regular basis,” she mentioned.
Fats Joe has been certainly one of a number of visitor hosts to fill in for Williams throughout her year-long absence. Williams even advised him she solely needs him and Ma to fill in for her going ahead.
“I like everybody internet hosting it, however I’ve to say, I want you solely did that… I like you two or simply her or simply you,” she mentioned.
One other insider advised us Debmar-Mercury “just isn’t completely happy” that Fats Joe interviewed Williams.
“He didn’t give them a heads-up about it and she or he didn’t seem nicely. She didn’t seem to be she was all there. At occasions, she couldn’t even full a sentence,” the supply mentioned.
In addition they mentioned the elephant within the room is that “Wendy is uninsurable.”
“She has not been in a position to persistently work… She didn’t have the psychological and bodily capability to host her present,” they mentioned. “[Debmar] needed her again greater than anyone. They might’ve cherished for her to complete out this chapter.”
“The Wendy Williams Present” will formally finish in June. Williams — who initially stepped away from her present as a result of ongoing well being points — couldn’t be reached for remark. A rep for the present and Debmar-Mercury didn’t get again to us.
Williams is at present in a nasty authorized battle with Wells Fargo after they froze her account in February claiming she wants guardianship. Williams can also be mounting her comeback. She hit up a Met gala afterparty final week and was additionally lately seen at energy eatery Fresco By Scotto speaking to buddies about her deliberate TV comeback.