Yesterday Marlo Thomas made headlines after she went on Sherri Shepherd’s talk show and put her foot in her mouth. 84-year-old Marlo brought up Sherri’s 35-pound weight loss, and said, “you used to be a big woman!” Then she attempted to mime Sherri’s old size by sticking out her arms and puffing out her face. Sherri laughed it off, but Page Six reported that her staff was pissed. So were Sherri’s fans, who accused Marlo of flat-shaming the fat-earther (oops, strike that, reverse it). Today, Marlo went on Good Day New York and apologized for her comments. She explains that she thought she was giving Sherri a compliment, but she’s learned her lesson and she’ll “never do it again.” Then, in her mind, Marlo added, “…on camera.”
The Staff At Sherri Shepherd’s Talk Show Were Reportedly Mad At Marlo Thomas’ “Fat Shaming” Comments
Sherri Shepherd is currently enjoying her reign as the new Queen of Daytime Talk. Ok, she isn’t necessarily the “Queen.” Or even close. But whatever, after Debmar Mercury yanked former Queen of talk Wendy Williams from the show and tossed Sherri into the hot seat with a new coat of paint on the walls, she’s doing whatever she can to keep the lights on. And recently, she interviewed the legendary Marlo Thomas, who admitted she and Sherri go way back. Marlo remembers a time before Sherri’s weight loss journey began, but instead of simply reminding her, Marlo did an impersonation that was more suited as a tribute to Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor. And Sherri’s staff apparently didn’t take too kindly to Marlo’s gentle reminder.
Although we’ve known this day was on the horizon for a while now, the time has come for the long-running, messy talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, to spill its final cup of Hot Topics this Friday, and it comes at a very traumatic time in former host Wendy Williams‘ career. For the past few years, Wendy has been enduring multiple scandals that have played out in public to the point where she no longer serves as the host. And to add insult to injury once the show says goodbye on Friday Wendy won’t even be there.
It still amazes me sometimes when I think of how Wendy Williams went from being the person doing the talking to becoming the person being talked about. Wendy still tries though, just like she did at the Met Gala after-party with blogger Jason Lee, who’s way messier than her (and that’s saying a lot). Wendy is currently making her rounds to convince everyone she’s doing much better, and on Saturday, she chatted with Fat Joe via IG Live for a quick interview. And she once again wasted no time letting everyone know that she’s coming back to TV soon and will not be watching her replacement Sherri Shepherd’s new show. And to that, Sherri responded with her own version of “bless her heart.”
Wendy Williams is having a rough time. I’m not even talking about how Sherri Shepherd replaced her and will be taking over The Wendy Williams Show timeslot with her new series, Sherri, this fall. I’m not even talking about the health issues that took her away from her show. I’m talking about how Wendy is continuing to battle it out with Wells Fargo over the bank locking her out of her accounts because they believe she “is the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation” and are trying to protect her money for her. And just like that, The Tinder Swindler crossed Wendy’s name off of a list of potential marks since she doesn’t have access to her money and may not for a bit.
RIP Nick Cannon. Not the man, but the talk show that goes by the same name. Nick Cannon is still very much alive and probably getting a woman pregnant right at this very moment. Sources tell Page Six that the show has been axed over shit ratings. It lasted six months. Damn. Busy Phillipps’ show lasted longer than that.