Am I Psychic?
I have been trying to watch the Showtime series Escape at Dannemora in between the ridiculous shows that I recap here. It is VERY GOOD although episode six was EXTREMELY violent for the first half hour or so. This morning I decided to fit that episode in before “showing up for work” this morning. When I am watching on Demand, I can’t tape other shows. So I had to not tape Kelly & Ryan this morning. As I made that adjustment, it suddenly crossed my mind that Wendy Williams would not be back next week. It was a weird thought to have. Apparently I am psychic. Because when I did open the laptop to show up for work, my puller (who apparently never sleeps) had lots of juicy stories waiting for me in my mailbox.
One such story was an exclusive post over at Variety that said that Wendy Williams is taking another week off. The official statement came from production.
“As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said. “Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair.”
Jerry O’Connell Returns
The show will be returning next week so the employees can get a paycheck. There will be panels of “Hot Talkers” to lead the show. I suppose either Jerry O’Connell was not available or more likely they do not have any guests planned for the week. Wendy has had a lot of trouble getting guests ever since The Great Talk Show Battle of 2014. Then she said that she thought there should not be Historically Black Colleges and Universities which pissed off a lot of her black audience. Also the agency that represents Andy Cohen and Bethenny Frankel is very cult like and cut throat and once you piss off that talent agency they will not allow their talent to book certain shows. This has been very problematic for the Wendy Williams show for the past four years or so.
New Panel Of Hot Topicers
So now we are going to have to wonder about Wendy and her mental state for another week. This will be a full month with her off the air. Wendy is known for never missing a day at work. She ALWAYS shows up and that makes this all the more concerning.
I’m wondering if she is just holed up inside her house, or if she has gone somewhere. Based on the fact that she wears her sling under her clothes, that means she can’t lift her right arm. She would need a lot of help getting dressed, making meals, even going to the bathroom. I’m just wondering if her parents or with her, or if she has hired a home health care agency or what the heck is going on.
I need some sort of credible information to leak about what the hell is actually going on. Do you think we will ever see her back on the show? I’m starting to wonder.