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Now ya’ll know that Wendy Williams is not one to hold back on her opinions or her jokes, but she’s catching some heat from people, including fans of NeNe Leakes, for saying earlier in the week that Leakes was faking an illness for attention.
At the beginning of the week, we told you that the RHOA star was hospitalized and posted a picture of herself in the hospital, IVs in her arm and everything. But before Leakes revealed why she was hospitalized, Wendy Williams came up with her own theory about everything, and folks didn’t like it:
“NeNe stop yanking our chain. NeNe is apparently in the hospital everybody. But she found time to Tweet which makes me think it’s nothing serious. Nothing serious at all, like a hangnail or something. But she tweeted this photo with the caption ‘my arm hurts from all these IVs. #Blessed to be alive.’ Aren’t we all NeNe? NeNe didn’t say why she was in the hospital. Maybe it’s an allergic reaction to not getting enough attention. Just saying, just saying. NeNe I know you’re not sick so I feel very comfortable making jokes. But whatever you’re in the hospital for, get out soon and stop playing with us by Tweeting. You know we love you!”
Of course, right after Williams cracked her jokes, Leakes revealed on her website that she was in the hospital for blood clots in her lungs.
Late last week I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. I know my body and I know when I should be concerned so I went to the hospital to get checked out. After some routine tests I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lung. I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job. I’m thankful to be alive as the doctor advised me that most people don’t recognize the symptoms of blood clots and don’t go to the doctor and that’s when the big problems start happening.
After hearing about Wendy’s jokes, many of NeNe’s fans came Williams for not having tact:
@WendyWilliams You want to get your facts straight before you shoot your big mouth off, Nene has blood clots in her lungs. Shame on u #snipe
@RHOGossip @WendyWilliams @NeNeLeakes Wendy owes Nene public apology after she stated on her show “Nene we know your not sick”
@WendyWilliams see Wendy Nene was really sick, now don’t you feel bad for making fun of her???
This isn’t the first time the talk show host has spoken out about Leakes. The two had a falling out earlier in the year after Williams tried to insinuate that Leakes’ relationship with Gregg wasn’t anything more than friendship. Wendy isn’t the apologetic type, but I’m sure she knows she was dead wrong about this one. Go ahead and call NeNe and set things straight Wendy! Do you think she will?
Check out Wendy’s thoughts in the last two minutes of the video.
So Porsha Stewart was on The Wendy Williams Show today and she was asked a little bit of everything about her marriage to Kordell Stewart. A few things that stuck out to us during this sit-down was Wendy calling her “less than smart” more than once, her statements about the conversations she had with Kordell about him possibly being gay, and of course, why she says the last name Stewart belongs to her and her plans to keep it. Here’s the tea that was spilled:
When speaking with Wendy about how she lives with her mom now that she has split from her husband, and how she’s even taken her mother’s master bedroom (which we saw last night) while moms sleeps in the guest room, Wendy had to give Porsha the real about behaving “less than smart” and being a little too spoiled as a woman in her 30s.
Porsha Stewart: “She knows I’m used to having a nice space and not that her guest room wasn’t accommodating, but she wanted me to feel extra, extra comfortable. My mom totally spoils me.”
Wendy Williams: “I’m going to talk very honest…Your behavior is less than smart. From my perspective as a fan, you are a gorgeous woman who has the world at your feet. You have no children, which is a plus in this particular situation. I think you should live on your own. It seems like you’ve been coddled and spoiled by your mother and Kordell and that never helps us as women when we get out in the world.”
Porsha went on to say that while her mother does spoil her, she always gives her the real that she might not want to hear. So I wonder what her mom thinks about Porsha’s decision to keep Kordell’s last name after all their ugliness. While talking with Wendy, it didn’t sound like she was doing it because as a reality star, that’s the name people know her by. Rather, she said that marriage changed her, and since she became a new woman as Mrs. Stewart, she plans to be Ms. Stewart.
“I’m going to keep Stewart. A lot of people say, “Why?! Give him his name!” It’s not his name, it’s my name. I was Porsha Williams at one part in my life before I got married. Marriage has taught me so much. I’m a whole other woman now so I’m going to own that last name. It belongs to me.”
Porsha also opened up about the gay rumors about Kordell, which she said she found out about after bringing him to meet her family. She says “Whether he is gay or on the downlow that had nothing to do with our breakup quite honestly.”
“He was a retired football player so I didn’t know about him until he came to a family event. My uncle was taking pictures so I found out at that point. A couple family events later on I kept hearing so much about it that I said ‘I’m going to talk to him about it. There’s no way I can move to the next step and not talk to him about this.’
We were in the car on the way home. He was just very detailed about the whole situation, and at the end of it, he basically said there was no records so I guess it can’t be true because there was no records. I don’t know, take what you want from that.”
And what does she think of the fact that some people (including Wendy who once again called her “less than smart”) believe she isn’t so bright?
“I can say this though, last season I understand that I came off as a little airy and all that but that was me because I showed one side. I was being a loving, catering wife so people didn’t see who I really am.”
Very interesting interview, ya’ll. If you didn’t get to see it, check it out on the next page and let us know your thoughts! And on a side-note, Kordell has already hit up Wendy and is ready to speak his mind on her couch. Should be messy…
We can all agree that we love Ruben Studdard right? He just seems like such a kind and warm spirit. Something about his face is so…sweet. So it broke our hearts to see that he was sent home last week from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” after losing 39 pounds in four weeks. But please don’t count Ruben out. The “Today” show reports that since he’s left the ranch, the former American Idol winner, who weighted 462 pounds when the show began, has lost 104 pounds.
If Ruben continues on this track, he’ll be a contender to win the at-home prize for the most weight lost by the end of the season, which is still three months away. Ruben says of the 104 pounds he’s lost, his time spent on the ranch was the hardest.
In his interview with “Today,” he said, “It was 10 times harder than I expected. You know, it wasn’t the working out that was the hard part. It was all the other stuff that goes along with being on the ranch — not being able to talk to your family and that stuff. It’s very mentally challenging.”
Ruben said in addition to diet and exercise, his fight with diabetes also helped motivate him to lose the weight.
“The only cure for that is diet and exercise. That’s what I’ve been doing.”
This is the second time Studdard has lost this much weight. Ten years ago, he became a vegan and lost 100 pounds. He thinks this time will be different because he’s different this time around.
“The last time I lost weight, I was still young- I was 25. And it really wasn’t as much for as it was to prove people wrong. This is a lot different. I have a completely different set of circumstances now that affect they way I approach it for my life. So I have to take it a little bit more seriously-not a little bit, a lot more serious.”
And this time Ruben has a stronger support system. It’s not just his competitors from “The Biggest Loser,” his family is also on a quest to get fit as well.
Ruben says he would like to win the at-home prize but it’s not his main focus.
“I’m working hard, but if I don’t (win the prize), I’m not going to be disappointed, because I went into the house with one goal — to change the way I thought about healthy living, and I did that,” he assured us. “It’s important for me to do this for the rest of my life. And I hope I can continue that. For me, it’s not about the $100,000 (at-home prize) or the $250,000 (grand prize). It’s about changing my life.”
Go ‘head Ruben! And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that Wendy Williams should avoid speaking about anyone else’s weight loss journeys from here on out. When we learned that he was eliminated from “The Biggest Loser” Williams said during her “Hot Topics” segment that she was disgusted with Ruben and since he was no longer on the ranch, he should just go ahead and have lapband surgery because he wasn’t going to be able to lose weight at home, by himself. How discouraging. Well, he certainly proved her wrong.
We’re proud of you Ruben and wish you continued success!
You can watch highlight’s from Ruben’s tenure on “The Biggest Loser” in the video below.
Speaking of Wendy and the Atlanta “housewives,” Kandi recently expressed a belief that the 49-year-old media maven is actually the reason that her mother, Joyce, despises her current fiancé, Todd Tucker. If you’ve watched any of the trailers for the upcoming season, you’ve witnessed Mama Joyce repeatedly call Todd out for being an “opportunist.” In one scene, she’s even goes as far as to accuse Todd of creeping around Atlanta with one of Kandi’s close friends. While most of us just chalk Joyce’s apprehensions about Todd up to women’s intuition or mother’s instinct, Kandi says that there’s a bit more to the story—and Wendy Williams is actually the one to blame!
“I can tell you when it started. Last year when Wendy Williams was commenting on our show every week and she was like, ‘[Todd's] an opportunist. I think he’s an opportunist.’ Next thing I know, my momma comes back and is like, ‘Wendy said that he was an opportunist.,” Kandi said during an interview with ABC News Radio Online.
Just as she told us earlier this week, she added that not having her mother’s support is the fun out of planning a big wedding.
“I haven’t decided yet if I want something that’s small and just us or if we wanted to do something bigger and invite people. What was stopping me from even planning is the fact that my mom is not being supportive. It’s like, okay do I really want to have a wedding and my mom may not show up or if she does show up she’s going to be mean and negative? You know, you don’t want the bad energy either.”
The former Xscape singer made it clear, however, that she will be marrying Todd with or without her mother’s blessing.
“I just love everything about him…He’s very smart. He’s very intelligent. He’s a leader. He’s not the type that’s going to try and tell me what to do, but he’s great at helping guide me in a way. And I think that I need a man that’s just as strong so he can deal with me because…I can be a little strong.”
Do you think Kandi is giving Wendy too much credit or do you think Wendy’s comments may have influenced Mama Joyce?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Despite their little falling out a few months ago, Wendy Williams still wants to see her estranged friend, NeNe Leakes, win. While discussing Sunday night’s season six premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta on her daytime talk show, the self-proclaimed Queen of All Media addressed the little word exchange between NeNe and co-star Kenya Moore, which took a turn for the worse after Kenya pulled on NeNe’s ear. Just like the rest of us, Wendy thought Kenya crossed the line with that little stunt.
“First of all, you never violate and touch somebody in their space. That right there was a grown woman punched in the face about to happen,” Wendy said.
She went on to add that she’s surprised NeNe didn’t retaliate with violence.
“I’m surprised that NeNe didn’t overreact to that, which in my book, she would have had a right
Of course, she commended NeNe for have grown enough to walk away–because we’re all aware of what season one NeNe would’ve done if placed in that situation.
“NeNe, don’t let Kenya pull you back to NeNe Season 1 of Housewives. You’ve come way too far in terms of your Hollywood growth and you’re back together with Gregg,”
As if all of that weren’t enough, Wendy added that she believes NeNe has outgrown the Bravo franchise and that she should probably make an exit soon.
“I’m actually hoping that this might be the last season that you’re on the show … not because I don’t like you, but just because the Housewives are subpar to what you built yourself to be,” she said.
“Just watch it … Kenya, if you’re not careful, she’ll pull you right back down to where you started and you don’t want that to happen,” she continued.
What did you think of the ear pull? Is Kenya trying to bring out the old NeNe?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Apparently, this is the season for seasoned women. First, we told you about Tina Knowles’ date Richard Lawson and now Iyanla, who’s making rounds promoting her new season of “Iyanla Fix My Life,” appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” to catch up and spill some tea.
After Wendy talked about the celebrities she’s helped and the celebrities who could use some help, Wendy got all up in her business as she’s known to do. She asked her if she’s dating anyone right now and Iyanla, who just turned 60 shared.
Wendy: Are you in love, what’s your situation?
Iyanla: “I am blessed and honored to say that I have a gorgeous, loving, supportive, healthy, beautiful, black man.”
Wendy: Is he younger or older?
Iyanla: Same age but well fed. And I keep him quiet because there’s pieces and parts of my life that they don’t need to know.
Check out Iyanla’s entire interview with Wendy below.
While attending the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria here in New York, Wendy Williams, never one to hold back from speaking her mind, tackled the issue of racial profiling that has been all over the news as of recent due to incidents at both Barneys New York and Macy’s. She made it clear that despite her fame over the years in broadcasting, particularly as the host of her own popular talk show, Williams still gets followed when she shops–and not for an autograph.
“As a person of color, we’ve all been profiled at one point or another. I haven’t been stopped, but I’ve been followed to where I have to turn around and say, ‘Excuse me.’
Everybody doesn’t know who I am. It’s a very, very sensitive thing. It’s happened recently — recently recently — since the show has been on. My son gets profiled, my husband gets profiled, I get profiled, my black mother, my black father, my black sister, how far do you want me to go?”
While many people can say that they’ve been gawked at when they’ve done shopping at high-end stores, I’m sure a majority of people of color have a story (or two), about how they were followed around a store, ignored while shopping, or made to feel like things they were interested in they couldn’t afford. And whether your name is Wendy Williams, Oprah Winfrey, or Joe Schmo from down the street, folks aren’t immune to being treated like they don’t belong while trying to spend their hard-earned money.
Many women face the challenge of choosing between a career and children, but there are plenty who choose both. Raising children is the hardest job to have and to balance that with a successful career is even harder. These 15 celebrity moms have been in movies, television shows, on runways and red carpets looking stunning, full of energy and have even brought their little ones along to celebrate with them. Hard work, drive and determination have served these women well in their public and personal lives.
Nia Long has starred in some of our most classic films like “Boyz in the Hood,” “Love Jones” and “The Best Man.” She’s been on episodes of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and many other projects and with the length of her career you may forget that she is a mother of two sons Massai, age 12 and Kez, age 1.
It was the news heard around the world (I’m totally exaggerating), Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, aka, Kimye, are engaged. Some people seemed to be surprised, though after that interview on Kris Jenner’s talk show, I would have thought it was clear that he intended to be with her for the long term. And even though Wendy Williams has always been one to say that the couple won’t last, even claiming that Yeezy would dump Kim right after North West was born, she congratulated them. However, she still stands by her opinion that they won’t make it, saying, “An engagement is not a marriage.” Here’s what she had to say on her show yesterday:
“He proposed to her in a grand fashion, cause of course, everything has got to be grand. He proposed to her last night on Kim’s 33rd birthday in front of her family and her friends. He rented out the entire San Francisco Giants stadium, and he got down on one knee, a 15-carat ring–Kris gave her 20, just saying–and the jumbo tron flashed the words “Please Marry Me.” Then the orchestra started playing and the fireworks exploded. So congratulations. I don’t know anything about a date, but I do know what I said and I’m gonna stick to it! I’ve always said that Kim and Kanye will never get married. And I said, if they do get married, I will eat crow. Right here, on the show. I’ve got the evidence…I’m a woman of my word.
But remember, an engagement is not a marriage, so for now I don’t have to eat crow. And can I put a stipulation on this? I will eat it on the 73rd day of them being married. Quite honestly, I’m a conspiracy theorist, and I feel like the wedding won’t actually happen because he’s on tour right now so you know anything for ticket sales and anything for publicity–for both of them…If they do get married, Jay Z and Beyoncé, please be out of town. Please Beyoncé, you’ve elevated yourself to a different status through hard work and talent. You’re friends with the Obamas, now please don’t be at this wedding, it’s like slumming for you. You don’t have to agree with me. I just don’t want to see them together.
But congratulations to you Kim, boy, you’re going to get it now. You’re going to be really trapped with him. And Kanye, boy are you going to get it. It’s going to make for great Hot Topic conversation. I guess all around I’m happy. Except about that crow thing. Congratulations!
Of course, Kim and Kris Humphries were only married for 72 days, hence the joke about eating crow on the 73rd day. Check out Wendy’s thoughts below and let us know if you agree with her or not.
Daytime TV host Wendy Williams has the gift of gab, but it appears that even the most talented public speakers have off days. During a recent taping of The Wendy Show, our girl continuously stammered, stuttered and stumbled over her words. While most people probably didn’t pay much attention to it, once she was backstage, Wendy broke down in tears, explaining to her team that this was a pretty big deal.
“If I hadn’t eaten breakfast, I would’ve said because I was hungry. But I started to feel weird out there. First time this ever happened,” Wendy said during the after show.
“I was up there doing ‘Ask Wendy’ and talking to the pregnant lady. I’m like, ‘Oh God, of all days for me to fall out and I fall on the pregnant lady.”
She went on to say that she panicked and began to question whether or not she was having a stroke on-air.
“I felt really, really weird today…I’m a pretty clean talker, but that stuttering you know, it happens once, it happens twice. After a few times I’m looking at me like, ‘What are you having, a stroke?’”
When someone on her staff suggested that low blood sugar was the culprit, Wendy responded:
“Maybe, but what do you do eat candy? I eat so much candy, I should have the highest blood sugar on the planet.”
“I don’t know. I’m going to the doctor. How about that?” she continued. “Or maybe I just need to go home and sit down.”
Poor Wendy. We hope she feels better!
Watch footage from the after show on the same page.