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Wendy Williams has extended her break from her talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” due to complications from Graves’ Disease.
Before going on break in December, Williams informed her studio audience that she had fractured her shoulder. She never explained how, but she was seen with her arm hidden under baggy shirts for several shows. The host was originally slated to return to her hosting duties on January 14, 2019, but her return date has since been pushed back twice now.
In a statement from ‘The Hunter Family,’ released earlier today, it now seems as though Williams is taking an extended break with no confirmation date of when she will return.
The statement reads: “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. ”
Read the full statement below –
Though many believe Williams is ill, there are some naysayers who believe that something more serious is going on in the host’s personal life. For months rumors have been circulating that Wendy and husband Kevin’s marriage is in danger. Both parties continue to deny that there is trouble in paradise.
Alicia Keys has been tapped to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,
Keys shared the news with an Instagram Story video that contained a behind-the-scenes look into how this opportunity came to pass. The video, which is now gone, opened with when Keys received the phone call offering her the gig. The video also shows Keys sharing the news with husband, Swizz Beats, and her two kids.
The video wraps up with Keys detailing her excitement about accepting the position. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”
Keys isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she’s no novice to winning. To-date, she has won 15 Grammys. She won her last Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire, in 2014
Set your reminders now, as the Grammys will air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.
It’s award season again and all of Hollywood elite is on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the 2019 Oscar nominees. From actors who transformed themselves for biopics to crime fighters to magical nannies who fly over houses. This year’s nominees may be eerily similar to this year’s Golden Globe nods, but we can never pass up an opportunity to give our take on who we’d like to see nab a trophy.
In the ‘Best Motion Picture’ category we foresee at least eight films being nominated this year. Our picks include: “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Green Book,” “BlacKkKlansman,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Vice,” and “A Star Is Born.” Our money is on the critically acclaimed “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which has received rave reviews and support from theater goers and critics.
This year’s “Best Actor in a Motion Picture” category will likely feature a mix of actors who took on real-life portrayals and actors who poured their heart into innovative roles. Our picks are: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Christian Bale (“Vice”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), and John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”). The Academy could put a twist on things and nominate Robert Redford for his outstanding role in “The Old Man & the Gun,” but our guess is that they’ll nominate John C. Reilly for his uncanny portrayal of Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie” instead.
This year’s “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” category will be a nail-biter. Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) have both been receiving praise and awards for their respective roles. The duo even tied for the “Best Actress” trophy at the Critics’ Choice Awards, so it would come as no surprise if the Academy opted to give the statue to both ladies – an occurrence that hasn’t happened since both Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand took home the trophy 50 years ago. Rounding out the rest of our picks for this category include Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”).
For the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” category there’s no need to list all of our choices, as there is only one woman who we have our money on; it’s none other than Regina King for her phenomenal performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” King has been a standout actress from the first time she appeared on the screen in the hit 1980s series, “227.” She emerges herself into every role she takes on and she did the same here.
The Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category will have some familiar winners this year. Mahershala Ali who won for “Best Actor” in 2016 for “Moonlight” is a big contender for his work in the movie “Green Book.” He already won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for the film, so he seems to be the likely winner here. Another familiar face we know we’ll see on the roster this year is Sam Rockwell. The actor won this award in 2018 for the film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Rockwell’s performance in “Vice” has created a lot of buzz this season, but sadly we don’t see a repeat win here. Some other notable favorites of ours for this category include Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”).
For “Best Animated Film,” the Academy will give nods to “The Incredibles 2,” “Small Foot,” “The Grinch,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Hotel Transylvania.” We are fully backing a win for “The Incredibles 2” in this category!
We are also giving honorable mention to the song “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born.” There is no doubt that the track will take home “Song of the Year.” Both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were a match made in heaven to collaborate on singing the song.
With the Oscars not having a host this year, viewers can look forward to seeing some of their favs that took home awards at the Golden Globes, do the exact same thing here. Repetition can be annoying in everyday life, but when you’re an actor, it’s a great thing.
Don’t forget to see who takes home a coveted statue, when the 2019 Oscars airs on Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Move over Saint West, as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be adding another boy to the family.
Kardashian appeared on BRAVO’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Monday night with sisters Kourtney and Khloe. Host Andy Cohen asked Kim if it was true she was awaiting the birth of their fourth child.
When Cohen asked if they have a due date, Kim responded “um, we do. It’s sometime soon.”
He then asked, “you know if it’s a boy or girl?”
“We do. It’s a boy,” she said. “It’s out there. I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party, and I told some people, but I can’t remember who I told.”
Kim Kardashian didn’t confirm the name of the new addition, but chances are he will have a unique name just like the rest of his siblings.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s surrogate is three-months pregnant.
The pair began looking for a surrogate in June. The surrogate, a California mom in her late 20s, will welcome baby No. 3 for the pair in January 2018.
According to Us Weekly, the couple agreed to pay $45,000 in 10 monthly installments of $4,500.
Kim and Kanye are already parents to North, 4, and Saint, 19 months.
Kerry Washington is service face on the new cover for ESSENCE magazine.
The actress is gearing up for the new season of Scandal and fans are chomping at the bit until that day comes.
Just a few days ago, ABC released a mini trailer for what’s to come this season. Fans will finally get what the want – Olivia and Fitz together – or so it seems. Check out the video below!
Scandal starts on September 24 on ABC.
Vivica Fox will be appearing on the new season of Empire.
The actress has been cast as the oldest sister of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). According to EW, Fox’s character comes looking for Cookie at Empire for an undisclosed reason.
Empire‘s executive producer Ilene Chaiken tells EW, “Cookie’s other family members are troublesome to say the least.”
Fox’s character makes her debut in episode 8, and from the sound of things, she won’t be the shy and friendly type.
Empire returns to Fox on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m ET.