khiatme@yahoo.com

Through Tears and Confetti, Wendy Williams Announces Show Renewal Through 2022

Not even a full episode into its 11th season, Wendy Williams announced that her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, will return for a 12th and 13th. Williams teased the news that her show has been picked up through the 2021-22 season multiple times leading up to the announcement at the end of Monday’s Season 11 premiere.

In true Wendy fashion, she cried and talked about her bra from behind a clear podium before sharing the news. “I got through almost the whole show without shedding a tear. It’s pretty good, though, huh?” she said, before extolling the virtues of the strapless bra she was wearing. 

And then: “The Wendy show has been renewed thorough 2022.” Variety confirmed that she was referring to the 2021-22 season, which would be the show’s 13th. Last season saw several Wendy Williams Show hiatuses as well as Williams announcements that she had temporarily checked into a sober-living facility and that she had filed to divorce her husband Kevin Hunter. Rumors that the show was on its way out, it seems, were wildly exaggerated. The purple chair lives to see another day.

‘The End of ‘Basketball Wives?”: Jennifer Williams’ Curious Mention of ‘Next Chapter’ Has Fans Wondering

At any given moment, Jennifer Williams may be at odds with some of her “Basketball Wives” co-stars, but she’s certainly not going at it with fans, as they are adoring her new hairstyle.

The reality TV star debuted a sophisticated new bob on Instagram Monday as she thanked her management team for closing the deal on a new development she has in the works.

Excited about my next chapter… Thank you to my manager @deannamorales for always having my front and back. I love you D! #ForwardIsTheMotion #MoneyMakingMonday ?,” Williams captioned a photo posing in a flirty hot pink two-piece set and a cream-colored handbag with matching strappy heels.

Fans were largely taken by her new, shorter ‘do.

“Come On Bob!!!!!!! ?”

“that hair is a game changer!! Beautiful”

“Love this hair on you ?”

“Your hair is soooo chic!!!”

And they were also left praising the reality star for her secret business move, which some took to mean Williams may be through with the VH1 series she joined in 2010.

“Take It To The Bank ??”

“Yyasss Money Making Monday / get it ladies”

“So, is this finally the end of #BBWives ???”‘

“Next chapter? Done with BBW? I won’t blame you if you did.”

This is not the first time chatter has emerged about Williams coming back for another season of “Basketball Wives.” In May, the Classy Girl Wardrobe founder puzzled fans when she shared a video promoting the upcoming eighth season of the show.

“I thought you wouldn’t be coming back. I thought actually you said you were done!”

“You went back on this ??‍♀️ too much drama.”

“Noooooo.. they did you so dirty last season! You’re better than this! Why go back?! I hate how they ganged up on you.”

Williams opened up about continuing the show on “The Breakfast Club” in September 2018, following a blowout season finale where co-star Malaysia Pargo hurled a table Williams’ way.

“I honestly would like to move forward in my life,” she told the New York-based radio show. “I still am under contract, so I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I do know that allegedly the production company got fired, so I don’t know what’s gonna [happen] with the show, but I just want to move forward.”

It remains to be seen whether Williams will make season 8 her last one. But along the way it seemed as though she managed to at least make amends with longtime friend Evelyn Lozada, whom Williams had become estranged from last season. However, Wednesday’s night episode proved otherwise.

Scrappy, Get the Strap’: Momma Dee Wraps Her Leg Around 50 Cent and Sends the Internet Into Overdrive

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Momma Dee was on her worst behavior Saturday night when she ran into rapper 50 Cent and decided to show him some love — a little too much love, some fans say.

The pair posed for a photo at Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub in Las Vegas, with Momma Dee wrapping her arm, and her leg, tightly around the “Many Men” rapper. Dee, the mother of “Crime Mob” rapper Lil Scrappy, dazzled in a two piece white and black sequined ensemble and showed off an equally flashy pair of heels, which fans got a peek at as 50 Cent cradled her leg on his hip.

“@50cent we’re back in strive again. Vegas the life I live!” Dee, whose real  name is Deborah Bryant, captioned the photo.

The up close and personal photo proved too much to handle for some fans, while others cheered Momma Dee for living her very best life.

“Scrappy get the strap!??,” one fan commented.

“Scrappy gon put them paws on somebody! Lol ??” another joked.

Fellow reality star Dr. Heavenly Kimes wrote: “Oooh you are living!!! Love you!”

Another fan agreed and said, “Moms D living her best life ❤”

“Ooouuu I would love to have my legs wrapped around 50?” a jealous commenter chimed in.

Another fan asked, “where’s Ernest?” referring to Dee’s husband Ernest Bryant.

The scandalous photo comes almost a year after Bryant said he was ready to throw in the towel after an explosive fight with Dee on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.” The pair, who wed in 2015, were struggling with marital issues at the time and just could not seem to get on the same page.

A fight broke out after Bryant told Dee he no longer felt a sexual attraction toward her. Their scuffle ended with Dee striking her husband and Bryant dubbing his wife a “b—h,” after which he packed his bags and threatened to hit the road.

“I was feeling all these feelings and I just wanna leave,” he said in his confessional. “I just got fed up with everything was ready to go. I just hate at the time I was talking at the top of my head and was mad.”

Ultimately, Bryant decided to stay and work out his issues with Dee. The two remain married today.

Rapper Kurupt hospitalized, rushed from the the set of ‘Marriage Boot Camp’

The cast and crew of the hit reality show “Marriage Boot Camp” got a real scare when veteran rapper Kurupt had to be rushed to the hospital while filming episodes.

Kurupt, who was a star in the hip-hop game in the 1990s as part of the famous and equally infamous Death Row Records headed by Suge Knight, relapsed and got so inebriated on alcohol inside the “Marriage Boot Camp” house, he had to be rushed to the hospital.

Kurupt, who was born Ricardo Emmanuel Brown in Los Angeles 46 years ago, had been struggling with alcohol addiction in the past. He drank so much from the endless supply of alcohol that he had to seek medical treatment and missed two days of filming, according to TMZ.

Alcohol is now banned from the house for the remainder of the season – and perhaps permanently because of Kurupt’s alcohol poisoning.

Kurupt came to fame when he was signed to the L.A.-based Death Row Records and later formed the dynamic duo Tha Dogg Pound with Daz Dillinger. He is known for multiple hits in the mid-1990s including the massive club banger “We Can Freak It.”

However, as a result of his relapse, TMZ learned that the house is now completely dry.