Wendy Williams feels her oats and returns to her & # 39; nasty girl manners & # 39; now her talk show has been updated.
At the end of last season, viewers saw a friendlier, softer Wendy as she struggled with alcohol abuse and her marriage to cheating husband Kevin Hunter. The future of the show was in question and viewers responded to the more sympathetic side of Wendy.
But insiders say that the DailyMailTV Williams talk show is now struggling to book high-profile guests after the TV host seemed to regain its old habits during the premiere of the 11th season.
The 55-year-old told viewers during the Sept. 16 episode production company Debmar-Mercury has renewed her show until 2022 – prompting cheers from the public and a confetti party.
But sources behind the scenes say that Williams' new job security has reduced her shadow side when viewers put her hair & # 39; girl next door act & # 39; saw traps and jabs to her own friends and colleagues in the broadcast.
She is back: Wendy Williams started the 11th season of her talk show earlier this month by announcing that it has been renewed until 2020
After a tumultuous year, the 55-year-old gossip virgin seems to be back in her old self, while the season premiere saw Wendy take jabs to her friends and colleagues & # 39; s
Early in her popular theme segment, she focused on her former guest host Jerry O & Connell, who offered her condolences after his test run in the summer was not picked up by a network.
She was later interrupted by her producer who told her executives that they were still trying to sell the show & # 39; and that it wasn't dead yet.
Williams apologized for the mix and continued quickly.
An insider said: & # 39; She knew well what the hell she was doing.
& # 39; Once Wendy had the green light to return for another two seasons, she no longer had to play and pretend to be on board with the Jerry show as her brother or sister show.
& # 39; She has always believed her executives were trying to care for Jerry to replace her and that the statement she made in the air was her Wendy way to sabotage Jerry. & # 39;
Earlier this year, Williams & # 39; s problems made international headlines and the outpouring of support from fans and celebrities made the gossip go a different path – a direction that producers and executives hoped to turn into a new chapter after her show had endured.
Viewers even responded positively to her cheerful, hot topics in which she often spoke about her new life as a single woman.
In an apparent excavation with her former guest host Jerry O & Connell, Wendy expressed her condolences about his talk show trial run that she incorrectly said was not picked up by the network
O & # 39; Connell did a test run for his own talk show, Jerry O
& # 39; It was the new and improved Wendy Williams. She was fun and sympathetic and the viewers loved the new Sex in the City edition of the Wendy Williams Show, & the source said.
& # 39; She seemed lighter and carefree, and the happier she seemed, the more people responded. & # 39;
However, the source revealed that there is a lot of & # 39; uncertainty & # 39; was about the show's future at the end of season 10 due to Williams & # 39; personal problems and she was afraid it could get the ax.
& # 39; The truth is that Wendy was very nervous that the network would cancel her because of how messy her real life had become, & # 39; the source continued.
& # 39; She was sober, lost her husband, lost the family life she worked so hard for; but the last thing Wendy wanted to lose was her beloved TV show. & # 39;
Williams was really worried when her comedy tour filled up during the August interruption of the show.
The first date of the Oakland tour went well in July; but the August dates for the Wendy Williams & Friends Tour in Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit and even Williams' home state New Jersey in Newark were all canceled due to poor ticket sales.
& # 39; Wendy was devastated. She felt that her brand got a hit because of her personal life and it ruined her other business ventures. She also thought that the impression that she could no longer sell event tickets would be another reason that the producers of her talk show could reduce their losses with her and end the show. & # 39;
A source revealed that Williams (shown in NYC on September 19) was afraid she could lose her show because of all the problems surrounding her personal life.
Wendy won the sympathy of viewers after enduring a tumultuous year after her divorce from the 22-year-old man, Kevin Hunter
During the premiere episode, Williams also disturbed some feathers by accusing supermodel Christie Brinkley of faking her arm wound on Dancing with Stars in an attempt to make her model daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, a big star.
She said the fall there & # 39; fake like hell & # 39; despite statements from BBC Studios and ABC who said that Brinkley had to undergo surgery for her wrist and arm and even had a rod inserted.
In an interview with People, Brinkley responded to the comments and said she really & # 39; is astonished & # 39; was about her friend's comments, before he allegedly burst into tears.
& # 39; I am completely shocked because I have been there for Wendy Williams. That's so weird, & she said.
Brinkley appeared on The Talk last week and said she had helped Williams overcame a fight with drama and had helped her with her constant divorce.
& # 39; My message to Wendy is: it's so much nicer to be nice. Try it, & Brinkley said on The Talk. & # 39; It may not feel good to hurt other people. If it feels right, something is really wrong. & # 39;
The Talk co-hosts Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne also weighed in and reminded her that she was not far from her own personal drama and how people supported her.
& # 39; Why does she have to be so mean? & # 39; Early Osbourne.
Underwood added: “No one said when she went through the stuff that she was experiencing pretending. We all worried about her health.
On the better hand: Brinkley said that doctors & # 39; eventually placed a sign in her arm & # 39; to stabilize the injuries she sustained during rehearsals
& # 39; So as women say, Wendy, don't go back to what you used to be … God gave you a second chance. Don't do this, don't do this. We love Wendy Williams and we thought you would come back as a different person. & # 39;
And they weren't the only talk show hosts that relied on Williams.
Loni Love and Tamera Mowry-Housley at The Real were upset after Williams took them in an interview with their former co-host Tamar Braxton.
During her September 18 show, Williams rejected The Real as & # 39; a cute show & # 39; who really needed Braxton.
& # 39; Thank you for giving us a & # 39; cute show & # 39; Wendy. We are also an Emmy-winning show, & # 39; Love shot back in an excavation on Williams whose show was only nominated in his 11-year run.
Mowry-Housley added: & it's time to say this. It's time for colored women to stop taking each other down. We already have other people who do that. More importantly, each other starts to cheer each other up. Love each other. & # 39;
Wendy also angered The Real's hosts after saying they needed Tamar Braxton in the show
Producers on the Williams show say that the reaction to the comments about Brinkley, evoked by the ladies of The Talk, her new feud with the women at The Real and even the perception of her comments about the show from O & # 39; Connell makes it difficult to book top class guests.
& # 39; There has always been a Hollywood star segment that would never appear in Wendy's & # 39; s show. In particular, there are still many large black stars who vowed ten years ago to never appear in her show based on the things she said about them during her radio days.
& # 39; But just when we thought it would be easier to get guests and engage people who are not just reality stars and B players in sitcoms and movies, she is making it difficult again & # 39 ;, concluded the source.
Although the network may be frustrated that they will not have prominent guests this season, they are hopeful that they can get through season 11 without all the personal drama that has plagued Williams during season 10.
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