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Sherri Shepherd Talks Expecting A Baby Via Surrogate, “The View” Drama, And Why Her Son’s Opinion Of Her Husband Counts
Sherri Shepherd hit up The Wendy Williams Show recently in an effort to promote her first stand-up comedy special, “It’s My Time To Talk.” But before she could even get a word in about that, you know Wendy was looking for all the juice on what was going on with the ladies of The View, as well as info on her search for a surrogate and why Prince is her favorite guest on The View of all time. Shepherd was charming as usual, and kept it both real and funny:
The State of “The View” And What’s Really Going On With Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Sherri: “My gosh, so many changes. I can’t believe it. The two black women are left, usually they kill us off in the beginning.”
Wendy: “So we’ve all been reading, so if the two black women are left, then you’ve just confirmed that Hasslebeck is out…”
Sherri: “I didn’t confirm anything. No I didn’t. Nooo!”
Wendy: “Yes, she put her foot in her mouth again!”
Sherri: “We’re still there. We’re talking about Joy. Joy is leaving and I’m so sad, everyday I want to cry when I see her…She [Hasslebeck] is going to be there, we’re all going to be there next season. I joke about Whoopi and I, because first of all, we have to thank Barbara Walters because you never see two African-American women on a major talk show. They do have “The Talk” now.”
Sherri went on to say that names being tossed around include Jenny McCarthy and Brooke Shields, while Wendy recommended Rosie Perez, which is actually a great choice! Sherri agreed that Perez would be a nice replacement for Joy since she was hoping they might fill a View seat with a Latina woman, but yet and still, she doesn’t know what the show-runners are going to do in the end.
Why She Was Most Star-Struck By Prince
Sherri: “When Prince came on the show I thought it was a look alike. So when he came out and he sat next to me I sniffed him. I think I embarrassed Whoopi. But if the man you’ve idolized and wanted to sleep with all your life sat next to you, wouldn’t you want to know what he smelled like?”
Wendy: “You like Prince like that?”
Sherri: “Prince is s*xy. That is the only man that is 4’1″ and can wear six inch heels that is s*xy. Yes he is very s*xy. Girl, yeah. You could do some stuff with Prince.”
Why If Her Son Didn’t Like Her Man, Lamar, She Would Have Left Him
“He moved in right before the wedding. He lived in LA. I was a single mother and I have a child and we were going back and forth and I really needed to see how he would be when we had a disagreement or when my son climbed all over him. I wanted to see cause once you get married you make an investment and it’s harder to leave. I wanted to see that then. If it wasn’t good, it would be like, “bye, bye” because my son is number one.”
Her Search For The Right Surrogate
“We’re still trying to have the kids and we’re looking for the drama-free uterus. Not mine because I was on bed rest for a long time with Jeffrey I had a lot of physical stuff. And I’m not 19. You know when you’re 19 you can have nine kids and you bounce back with a flat belly. Right now if I have kids right now they’re probably going to be right here [points down low]. That’s why I cried so hard when I got voted off of “Dancing With The Stars” cause I was like, ‘That’s my fertility money! Why ya’ll vote me?’”
Check out her full video interview with Wendy Williams (which includes Williams trying to throw shade at her friend Sheryl Underwood) on the next page and let us know what you think.
‘When You Get Stung Like That, You Never Go Back To Who You Were:’ Wendy Williams Talks Moving On After Her Husband Cheated
If you ever watch “The Wendy Williams” show, you probably notice how any time there’s a discussion about cheating or a celeb whose been unfaithful on her show — like Leann Rimes yesterday — Wendy gets quite in her feelings on the matter. There’s always a disclaimer like, “as a wife, I think XYZ,” and sometimes she’ll even say, “as someone whose been cheated on, I would say…” If you didn’t know the back story on those statements, the issue is Wendy’s husband, Kevin Hunter, been caught up in a number of sex scandals over the course of their marriage, not the least of which was Wendy finding out her husband had been sleeping around just one month after their son was born in 1999. In 2008, Wendy’s talent booker, Nicole Spence, also filed papers with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suing Wendy and claiming her husband demanded sex from her on multiple occasions and created a hostile work environment A sexual-harassment lawsuit soon followed, although Wendy and Kevin both deny the charges.
All of that said, many have felt Wendy ought to be a little more understanding when it comes to airing out other celebs’ dirty laundry, but as we see on a daily basis, the talk show host doesn’t go easy on anyone — except her husband. Speaking to VladTV, Wendy opened up about finding out her husband cheated and why she decided to stick with him through all the madness. She also explained why she would never be down for an open marriage — although hers seems to be open on one side at least. Check out the snippets.
How she found out her husband was cheating
I overhead some greasy talk from the next room so I tipped and I cracked and I heard what I heard and was like, ‘wow, this is how it’s going down.’ That as 12 years ago It has made our marriage stronger. I’m not back to the girl I was before him because when you get stung like that you never go back to who you were. Only a fool does. But I love him and he loves me…
Deciding to stay
If you told me when I was twenty five years old or thirty years old that I would stay around for a cheater, I would have been like ‘you’s a lie.’ I’ve got way too much to offer a man to stick around for him cheating on me, you know? At that particular time I had my career in radio, I was making a great salary, I had vacation property of my very own and the world was my oyster, so I definitely thought I wasn’t staying around for some cheating. But I did and I don’t regret it.
Thoughts on open marriages
I would never have an open relationship, I think that’s a recipe for disaster and it’s more than just celebrities. I know four couples in my own personal life, regular, normal people. Two black, one white and one mixed where she’s black and he’s white. And these are all people with advance degrees; I’m talking they’ve got their four year college but now they’re on to doctrines and masters and law degrees and things like that. They have open relationships. For the life of me, I would never do that. But I’ve noticed open relationships seemed cute and worked for these couples and I kind of enjoyed being friends with them. None of them know each other but I enjoyed it, you know like just an observation. But as the women have gotten older, because we’re all 50 now, they’ve slowed down on this notion but the men still want it.
Check out Wendy’s full interview in the video up top. What do you think about her response to her husband’s cheating and her decision to stay?
‘My Parents Have Done A Number On Me:’ Wendy Williams Admits She’s Still Haunted By The Way Her Family Obsessed Over Her Weight As A Child
Despite her rough exterior, media maven Wendy Williams also has a softer side— a side that new fans will be introduced to and longtime fans will be reacquainted with in her new book, Ask Wendy. Although she’s always been pretty open about her struggles weight loss, she rarely ever lets her guard down long enough to explain the impact that being overweight had and still has on her self-image. In an interview with The Grio’s Chris Witherspoon, Wendy revealed that in addition to being an obese child, the way her parents obsessed over her weight and subjected her to weekly weigh-ins, haunted her well into adulthood.
“Each time I tell that story, I feel further and further removed from the emotions that used to choke me. You know, with their weighing and with their obsession with my weight and ulitmately speaking, my obsession with my weight.”
“I could lie to you and tell you that I’m fine with the way that I am right now, but the fact is my parents have done a number on me,” the self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media” confessed. “And that number will forever have me pinching an inch and checking in the mirror and obsessing over calories for the rest of my life.”
“I’ve been on a diet every single day of my life because of what they did to me and what the world made me believe about myself. In addition to what goes on the household about weight, there are magazines and airbrushing. I can admit my weight situation. I have breast implants, I’ve had liposuction, more than a few times. I do count my calories. I don’t obsess about my weight, but it’s in the top five things that drives me daily in the choices that I make,” Williams continued.
Flip the switch to watch the interview.
“The Wendy Williams Show” will be around for years to come.
Debmar-Mercury announced on Tuesday that it renewed the “The Wendy Williams Show” through the 2016-17 television season on Fox Television Stations. Ratings for the nationally syndicated show has shown steady growth in recent years. The news follows Debmar-Mercury’s announcement that “The Wendy Williams Show” would extend its production schedule into the summer months.
Speaking of the show’s success, Fox Television Stations senior vice president of programming Frank Cicha said, “Over the last few years, ['The Wendy Williams Show' has] evolved into the ideal lead-out to our morning news blocks. Like our news, the show delivers a day/date immediacy that serves as a blueprint for where we want to be the rest of the day.”
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“It’s Time To Pop Something Out”: Eve Talks Kids, DMX, Stevie J, And Why She Only Seems To Date Rich Men On “Wendy”
Ready or not, Eve is back and she’s been looking pretty amazing these days. She’s been making her rounds, doing photoshoots and interviews to promote her new album, Lip Lock, her first album since 2002′s Eve-Olution. She did try and put out an album between the 11 years that she’s been on hiatus, and unfortunately it got shelved because the execs her label weren’t feeling it: “I was supposed to put out an album after “Tambourine, which was 2004, 2006, but it got shelved. I think my album wasn’t what the execs wanted and they just put it on the shelf.”
So knowing that, Eve had to battle for a few years to get away from Interscope, and after signing another bad deal, she had to battle for another year to get out of that contract, and she’s finally settled and released new music on her own independent label, From The Rib Music.
The 34-year-old rapper, who now lives in London with her man Maximillion Cooper, sat down with Wendy Williams to talk about more than just music, including love, babies, and DMX:
On whether or not DMX is on her new album and how she feels about his public struggles:
“He’s not on this album, but I love X. We don’t talk or call each other, anything like that…I love him, I love him.
When Wendy asked Eve if she watched DMX’s appearance on Iyanla: Fix My Life, this is what she had to say:
“Poor X. I didn’t watch it. I don’t watch anything actually. He’s been on a few things, I just don’t watch it. I can’t….But if he ever needed me, I’d be there.”
Speaking on her penchant for dating “nothing but money,” including millionaire Maximillion Cooper:
“You know what, there’s a certain lifestyle I think that I want to live. I’m going to do it on my own. I work hard. I work my butt of. But at the same time, I just, I don’t want to be with somebody I got to take care of. I’ll do it on my own, it doesn’t matter with the man though.”
On her past messing with Stevie J in the late ’90s and early ’00s and responding to the idea of it being “craziness”:
“It was. I think as ladies, we’ve all had the unfortunate…ugh [turns up face]. I can’t even continue it. I was young, it was what it was. God is good. I’m here where I am and I’m happy in love.”
The state of the rap game right now, including her thoughts on the “femcees” out currently:
“I think there’s a lot of really cool girls out right now. I wish there were more girls, that’s my only complaint. But I think Nicki’s doing her thing, I think Azealia Banks is doing her thing. It’s Angel Haze. There’s a lot of girls coming up. We just need more.”
So what about marriage and babies next? Is she ready?
“Oh, it’s time to pop something out. Let me not pretend, okay!”
Check out Eve’s full interview with Wendy Williams on the next page and let us know what you think about her comments!
“They Will Split 30 Seconds After The Baby Is Born”: Wendy Williams Says Kim K And Kanye Won’t Make It Down The Aisle
Now you know Wendy Williams has never been one to bite her tongue when it comes to her opinion, so when she sat down with Andy Cohen on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live! and was asked about “Kimye,” she didn’t hold back. The question was, what kind of mom did she think Kim Kardashian would be and did she think Kim and Kanye would make it? Here’s what she said in full, with the “Yeah, I said that ish” face on the whole time:
“She and Kanye will not make it, and what kind of mom will she be? A single mom.
(They will split) 30 seconds after the baby is born. I believe right now there is probably a plan in motion and Kris is probably helping Kim and Kim is probably asking for the help.
I think Kanye’s about sick of all of it and he might think he has invested too much into this family and he is not going to win. You are not going to pull a Kardashian away from Kardashians. They just don’t really understand what it is like to give up for other people.”
Queen Latifah made a big splash at the 2013 Oscars when she debuted her new slimmed down figure. And she’s not the only celebrity who’s shocked us with their sudden weight loss. How do they do it? We’ve got the answers here. Read on to find out the secrets behind the most dramatic celebrity weight loss stories to date.
The good reverend Dr. Sharpton transformed himself from a heavy 214 lb. man to a slim 167 lbs by banishing meat from his diet in 2010. Sharpton told Vanity Fair “I was a chicken junkie. I used to eat chicken three times a day.” So he cut The Kernel out of his diet along with refined sugar, starch and all other meat. Now he’s taking his healthy eating habits to the community by encouraging African American churches to offer healthier options to their parishioners.
Some celebrities just tower over the rest. Standing at 5 feet and 11 inches or more, these 15 women command attention whenever they walk into a room.
Model turned mogul Kimora Lee Simmons put her stature to good use. Standing at an even six feet, Simmons got her start in modeling early on. By the time she was ten years old, Simmons was 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Her mother enrolled her into modeling classes at the age of 11 and soon after Simmons found herself in Paris. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Simmons was picked on because of her ethnicity and height. The 37-year-old mother of three credits modeling with giving her the confidence that she has now: “[Modeling] was a real turning point for me because everything that people considered weird about me before, well, suddenly Karl Lagerfeld said it was OK. He’s one of the biggest names in fashion, so all of a sudden it gave me a validity and introduced me to a whole other world.”
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Guess Which Celeb Gabourey Sidibe Would Sleep With (And Make Sure She’d Wrap It Up Because He’s Fertile!)
Gabourey Sidibe is officially the dirty 30 (as of May 6) and Wendy Williams invited the actress to plenty of dirty talk during her appearance on her talk show today.
Wendy put the upcoming co-star of “American Horror Story” in her hot seat and didn’t waste any time getting turning up the heat with four degrees of questions. By the time Wendy got to the 40 degree mark, she hit Gabourey with this interesting quest into her thoughts on her former male co-stars: “Out of all of your former co-stars — Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Lenny Kravitz — who would you marry, who would you sleep with, and who would you run over with your car?” Here’s what Gabby said:
“I would marry Lenny Kravitz because I feel like he’s a good strong Christian man – with his own island. I’d probably sleep with Eddie Murphy, but I’d wrap it up because he’s fertile. And I guess I’d hit Colin Ferrell with my car—nothing personal but I don’t know him like that.”
Poor Colin Ferrell, he wasn’t even supposed to be in the discussion. But more importantly, Eddie Murphy?? To be fair, it’s not like Gabby had the best choices to begin with, but I think I would’ve had to choose Lenny Kravitz twice, or switch my answers around. I’m pretty sure Eddie could buy his own island if he wanted to too. But, shout out to Gabby for the safe sex plug. Always gotta wrap it up.
Something you ladies might be able to relate with more is the answer Gabourey gave for her 100 degree question of who she would have a one-night stand with. The answer? Ryan Gosling. Good luck with that, she might have to fight off a few hundred thousand people to get to that one, including Eva Mendes.
Check out Gabby’s full appearance on Wendy below. What do you think about her hot seat answers?
How YOU Doin’? Wendy Williams Talks Going From Almost 200 Pounds To 175 Recently, And Past Weight Struggles
Wendy Williams took a moment from doing all of the interviews to actually be interviewed, and this time, by Dr. Oz. She opened up to the famed TV doc about her huge weight loss since last year, and how sneak eating many unhealthy foods when she was young allowed her weight to skyrocket over the years.
During the interview she discussed growing up in New Jersey as a young woman and having her parents restrict the type of foods she could eat. No high fatty foods and no seconds. But little did her parents know that what they kept her from eating, she would often sneak in the house, under her bed, and eat when no one was looking.
“I would always sneak in the refrigerator and eat seconds and underneath my bed – you know, I had my own bedroom – it was littered with Twinkie wrappers and Jolly Rancher wrappers. And I would sneak eat, because I was denied food.”
Fast forward to the adulthood and the last few years and Williams says that her weight was climbing again. With the age of 50 coming around the corner, she decided she needed to do better for herself. Williams decided last spring that she was going to try and eat healthier, and since then, she cut out the really bad foods and only allows herself sweet treats from time to time:
“It’s funny because I wasn’t a gorilla before. I lost maybe 20lbs. I weigh 175, I told you when I got on the scales it was 195 and then you know I was like ‘Okay, I’ve got to get ready for my fiftieth birthday and that was last May.”
“I said that but I don’t turn 50 for a year and a half, but my metabolism is slower. Fifty, I can see that as one of those milestones that makes you want to jump off a building.”
“It might not be right for everybody, but I am perfect the way I am right now. I weigh 175 pounds. I am very accepting of my height and weight and where I am probably for the first time steadily in my life. I feel good.”
She also offered a few tips on what you can substitute your favorite high fat, high salt, and high sugar foods out for:
“Cut out a few things from your diet, you’re going to notice the difference in how you look. It’s not going to happen overnight. Stop eating full-fat chocolate bars. Grab yourself two SnackWell’s cookies instead of eating the Entenmann’s. Kale chips instead of potato chips.”
On a sidenote, Wendy Williams is 6’0″ and as a fellow tall woman, I know how easy it is to pack on the pounds and not even realize it’s getting that bad. So kudos to her for being able to drop 20 pounds, and to be able to do so in her older age, because that’s usually when it’s toughest. Kudos to her!
Can you tell the big difference in her size?