When we first started talking about Wendy Williams’ unexpected three week hiatus from her show, my first thought was, “That’s a week short of rehab.” Then last week Wendy announced that Jerry O’Connell would be filling in for her this week which would put her at the four week mark. She says she will be returning next week. This is yet another weird part of this convoluted story. Wendy said as recently as the last day she left the studio that there would never be anyone else sitting in her purple chair.
Jerry oddly referred to Mr. Hunter and how nice he is at least six times in his one minute dialogue.
Ah, she is not going to let him sit in the purple chair. He approaches it and says he can’t do it. He says that there is only one queen who can sit on the purple throne. He asks them to take it away and then ther bring him out two milk crates duct taped together and then finally a chair. Jerry keeps saying Wendy has been out for two weeks. I thought it was three. I went back to check the dates and her first absence was on Valentine’s Day which was a Wednesday. She was out the rest of the week. She returned on Monday and gave her big hiatus speech the following Wednesday. So this Wednesday will mark the three week point and if she returns as planned on Monday it will be three and a half weeks.
Jerry starts his hot topics segment with RHOA and Sheree’s phone call from the prison. Jerry points out that Tyrone’s release date is in 2022. Then he moves on to Sonja Morgan’s wrap dress coming undone at Luann’s cabaret. Then it was on to the OJ confession. On to American Idol which I was unable to record. Jerry said it sucked. There is no Simon or even a Randy Jackson. It’s all sunshine and roses. Next, he talked about Nick Gordon’s recent arrest. Jerry says that his mug shot looks like he just got his brows done at a brow bar. Suzanne is there, and she got a haircut. I want to read Suzanne’s memoirs when she writes them. Apparently, tonight is the Love & Hip Hop reunion. I am pleased to say I have never seen this show.
Jerry hit the 21 minute mark of the show perfectly. That was impressive.
After the break Michael Yo comes out to talk about Usher and his wife splitting. They ponder about whether all the herpes allegations had anything to do with it. They talk about Tommy Lee and his son Brandon getting in a fist fight.
The next guest was Retta from ABC’s Good Girls. Jerry is really good at this. She’s written a book and he has read it.
There was a promotion for next week’s Wendy return and it looks like she has filmed it recently. That is interesting. Jerry did an overly dramatic Trendy @Wendy segment.
Dorit will be on Wednesday’s show, so I will recap that. Overall, I thought Jerry was great today.