Wendy Williams received less than a farewell after news broke that “The Wendy Williams Show” was cancelled, effective this month. The primetime television slot has been replaced by comedian Sherri Shepherd and “The Sherri Shepherd Show,” arriving this fall. This decision came months after Shepherd and other guests hosts filled in for Williams during season 14.
In her absence, the 57-year-old gossip queen battled with health issues and a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank over access to her funds. Not to mention, the celebrated talk show host was excluded from the finale episode of her long-running series that aired on Friday, June 17.
But don’t fret! Williams reportedly is planning to make even more money with her upcoming podcast. TMZ caught up with the former radio host as she was getting out of a car wearing a Supreme hoodie and denim shorts, holding an expensive crocodile Birkin bag.
“Podcast of course,” answered Williams when asked what’s next. “Which will make more money for me than doing the TV show,” she added.
Will Selby, Williams’ manager and executive producer of the podcast, said she’s less focused on TV at the moment. He also told the outlet she recently had a chat with two of her favorites in the music world, rappers Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe.
Kevin Hunter, Williams’ ex-husband, slammed production for “The Wendy Williams Show” and Lionsgate-owned media company, Debmar-Mercury. The former executive producer was released from his role on the daytime talk show after Williams filed for divorce in 2019. The pair, which tied the knot in 2009, finalized their divorce a year later.
During an interview with “Entertainment Tonight, “Hunter admitted he wasn’t fond of Williams’ exclusion from the show’s farewell episode.
“I feel like it is a travesty on the part of Debmar-Mercury to have such an unceremonious departure without Wendy being involved. A lack of professionalism throughout the process and in the way they are letting Wendy go out,” he said. “After 13 years, the show has been made a mockery the last two seasons and the reasons the show is having its untimely demise will come out very soon,” he added.