Wendy Williams has signed on with her husband/manager Kevin Hunter to create their own production company called Wendy Williams Prods.
The new company will partner up with Debmar-Mercury to develop and produce a variety of reality, game and talk shows.The company will be spearheaded by Lisa Knapp (the SVP of Development) and Jill Ramsey, (the VP of Wendy, INC).
Wendy says, “This is a dream come true. As anyone who watches my show knows, I am a huge fan of all reality and game shows, and know a thing or two about talk.”
We can’t wait to see what Wendy has brewing!
Wendy Williams greeted holiday shoppers on Wednesday with a sexy appeal to cross fur off their lists as she unveiled her “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad in Times Square to launch PETA’s national winter campaign. The campaign, available here, includes two versions of Williams’ ad, in which she is covered by nothing but long, flowing hair.
“We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let the animals keep theirs,” says Williams, who once wore real mink and fox but had a change of heart after learning how animals are electrocuted, beaten, and even skinned alive for their fur.
In addition to her ad, Williams will encourage her viewers to donate their fur coats to PETA so that they can be given to the homeless. PETA is working with shelters in Williams’ home state of New Jersey on their coat drives this winter, which have seen greater demand as the numbers of the needy and displaced have increased after Hurricane Sandy.
Williams joins a growing list of stars—including Eva Mendes, Christy Turlington, and Taraji P. Henson—who have renounced fur and then volunteered to appear in PETA’s iconic naked campaign.
A broadcast-quality, behind-the-scenes video from Williams’ photo shoot can be SEEN BELOW. For more information and to view the ads, please visit PETA.org.
Actress Janet Huberta aka “Aunt Viv” penned a direct letter to talk show host Wendy Williams and attacked her for being a negative bully towards Whitney Houston when she was alive. Read the letter below and weigh in on your thoughts!
This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.
I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.
The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.
I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.
I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?
The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”
Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.
You (Wendy Williams) said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?
How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.
How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.
I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?
Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women who can’t get along.
A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)
You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.
I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.
I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.
Brandy gave Wendy Williams the 411 on her new music and business ventures. She even got on the hot topic of relationships and being in love. Read and watch below!
Is the guy your dating a congressman or an actor?
No, he’s not an actor; he’s actually in music publishing.
Are you in love?
Is he older than you?
He’s not older than me, he’s one year younger than me.
Does he have children also?
No, he doesn’t but he loves Syrai. No baby mama drama.
On how she snagged a role in Tyler Perry’s ‘The Marriage Counselor’
Tasha smith, the actress who’s also my acting coach she put in a good word with me to Mr. Perry and he called and it just happened. I’ve been looking for him for like three years. I’ve also wanted to work with him and this was the perfect project. I love the message of the movie and a great cast and I’m just really blessed to be apart of it.
How did you and Kim Kardashian get along on the set?
I never saw Kim because we didn’t have any scenes together. Not because I cleared the way for her not to be around me but honestly I can just take this moment and say I really miss my friendship with Kim, I really do. I can’t wait to see her at the premiere and try to say something to her; tell her I love her and I’m here whenever she needs me.
Just say it to the camera.
Kim, I love you and I’m here whenever you need me and keep your chin up.
Are you back in the studio with music?
Back in the studio; album should be out in May.
Is it a rapping or singing album?
No, it’s a singing album. I’m singing my heart out.
Can we talk about the rapping then?
No, let’s not. It was a hobby; I was convinced to do it professionally, which I never should have listened to that advice.