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Wendy Williams Extends Break From Talk Show Due to Graves’ Disease Complications

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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 –

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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.

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Alicia Keys To Host the 2019 Grammy Awards

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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.

Baby No. 4 is a Boy for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Kick-Off ‘OTR II’ in North America [PHOTOS]

CLEVELAND – JULY 25: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform on the ‘On The Run II’ tour at First Energy Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Raven Varona/Parkwood/PictureGroup)

 

Jay-Z and Beyonce are On The Run and starting their tour, with the same moniker, off with a bang!

The pair took over Cleveland on Wednesday (July 25). which also happened to be the first stop of their OTR II North American leg, performing at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The show features one of the largest stages ever for a concert tour, including two catwalks that extend deep in to the audience and a floating platform that goes over half the length of the stadium. The production is a celebration of love, family and culture, featuring a performance wall embedded within the massive screens, a 26-person vertical orchestra and 17 dancers.

So far, the feedback for the tour has been nothing short of amazing!!. News outlets like Billboard and ‘Rolling Stone’ have had nothing but positive things to say about The Carters’ second joint tour.

“Pop’s number-one power couple reaffirmed their dominance, and the strength of their bond, at a hits-packed, visually stunning show…” – Rolling Stone

“On The Run II delivers… without compromise to exquisite and devastating degrees.” – Billboard

 

Check out their tour dates and some more photos from their Cleveland show below.

JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ OTR II NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
July 27 Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 03 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 11 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Aug. 16 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field
Aug. 21 Columbia, SC Williams-Brice Stadium
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 26 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium                       
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sept. 16 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 23 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place
Oct. 04 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field

For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com, www.beyonce.com & www.rocnation.com.

 

 

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

‘Mean Girls: The Musical” Has Found Its Cast

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Regina George and the gang have been found, as the official cast of the Mean Girls musical has been solidified.

The musical will debut at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. on Oct. 31. The show will feature music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Erika Henningsen has been cast in the leading role, as the sheltered Cady Heron. Regina George  will be played by Taylor Louderman, Gretchen Wieners by Ashley Park, and the role of Karen Smith ill be portrayed by Kate Rockwell.

All four ladies come from a musical background. Henningsen recently starred in Les Miserables; Louderman is currently starring in Kinky Boots and was also in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!; Park participated in the recent revival of The King and I; meanwhile Rockwell performed in Rock of AgesLegally Blonde, and Hair.

Following the end of the show’s limited engagement on Dec. 3, there are hopes to bring it to Broadway.

 

 

Ice Cube to Play Scrooge in ‘Christmas Carol’ Reboot

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Ice Cube has been cast to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a Christmas Carol reboot.

The remake, titled Humbug, will put a modern spin on Charles Dickens classic.

According to Deadline, Ice Cube’s version will have Scrooge as a wealthy real estate mogul, but the rest of the story seems to match up with the original premise.

The release date for Humbug has yet to be announced. Rumor has it that will be released in 2017.

Vivica Fox to Guest Star on ‘Empire’

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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.

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