Wendy Williams’ Podcast Is Probably Over Before It Began
Last year, Wendy Williams announced her grand return to the shit-talking stage and said she was going to do what everyone and their auntie has done before: a podcast. But maybe Wendy realized that her messy schtick is incomplete without shots of audience members nervously fake laughing over casual jokes about murder. Because it’s been reported that Wendy self-canceled her podcast before the first episode even came out. But according to her rep, Shawn Zanotti, her podcast hasn’t been canceled yet and there are other “projects” she’s working on. Hmmm, Wendy has been working on some “projects” for quite some time now; I wonder when one will actually materialize.
Back in October, Wendy left a wellness center after she was reportedly treated for substance abuse issues. That came after Wendy continued to deal with health issues, including her Graves’ disease flaring up again. Wendy’s woes led to her losing her daytime talk show to Sherri Shepherd. Wendy has been teasing several projects, including a podcast and a restaurant. But Rob Shuter of the Naughty But Nice podcast says that you can cross “podcast” off of Wendy’s list of “upcoming projects.” via The Sun:
“We bumped into Wendy a little over a week ago and we asked her about the podcast, you were there,” Rob said to Delaina, AKA Miss D, on their episode, which aired Tuesday morning.
She said she’s not doing a podcast, Rob said, adding: “she said it’s over, and she’s going to LA in three weeks.
“She told us she’s going to start a new TV show and that she didn’t want to do podcasting,” he added of their face-to-face conversation with Wendy.
Shawn Zanotti responded to the reports of the Wendy Williams podcast that never was by teasing more projects. via Entertainment Tonight.
“We are still working behind the scenes on several projects,” Shawn Zanotti tells ET. As for reports that her podcast, The Wendy Experience, has been canceled, her rep adds, “There has been no official cancellation of the podcast.”As for a possible television comeback, Zanotti says that “Wendy does desire to return to TV.”
Williams was also recently spotted at The Townhouse in New York City. It was reported that she was drinking alcohol at the gay bar, and her rep tells ET that she was “out celebrating the new things in her life, including several upcoming new projects.”
“She is happy and wanted to celebrate as she has a new lease on life. There are several projects coming down the pipeline and she was celebrating those things,” says Zanotti. “Wendy loves her fans and fully supports the LGBTQ+ community, which is a big part of her fan base, which is why she chose the places she did to celebrate.”For more with Williams, check out the links below.
Hmmm, “no official cancellation,” means something very different than it’s not canceled at all.
This is news for Wendy’s ex Kevin Hunter Sr. who will still have to get a job, after all. That judge won’t force Wendy to resume alimony payments as long as she’s out of a gig, so I’m sure no one is praying for her return to showbiz more than him.