Wendy Williams is telling her story to major TV networks and demands an hour-long prime-time slot that DailyMailTV can exclusively unveil.
Wendy's search is because the future of her own show is uncertain – she has stopped attending Alcoholics Anonymous, leading to fear of a relapse, insiders say.
The scandal was plagued by talk shows during the day, divorcing her stubborn husband Kevin Hunter and publicly fighting alcohol abuse, wanting to take advantage of her recent problems and creating a positive buzz around her and her show.
Adding even more drama to her personal life, Wendy & # 39; s son she shares with Hunter, Kevin Hunter Jr., 19, was arrested for an attack on Tuesday evening after slapping Hunter in the face after an argument about the couple's divorce .
Williams has approached all major players, including ABC, NBC and OPRA'S OWNER, and her offer of an emotional interview with unfounded rights is being considered, according to various network sources.
But a network source told DailyMailTV the bottleneck is Williams' demand for a prime time slot of an hour.
Wendy Williams wants to take advantage of her recent problems and create a positive buzz around her and her show by selling her all-telling story to a TV network
The scandal struck talk show host during the day, divorced her stingy husband Kevin Hunter and publicly fights against alcohol abuse, wants to capitalize on her recent problems and create a positive buzz around her and her show
Wendy shopping her story comes when The Wendy Williams Show has plunged into chaos in the aftermath of her public addiction crisis and split up with Hunter. She filed for divorce from Hunter in April after revealing that his mistress Sharina Hudson gave birth to a girl
The source said: & # 39; Her people initially wanted a morning show, but then the idea came for her to get an hour-long prime time slot that most networks fought for.
& # 39; An hour from Wendy time is a lot of time. Gayle King didn't even give R Kelly an hour. The other concern for the networks is which of their star names would sit with her. & # 39;
DailyMailTV has also learned that the Wendy Williams Show has ended up in chaos in the wake of its public addiction crisis and has split up with Hunter and his departure from the show.
& # 39; Say what you want about Kevin, & # 39; told a show source to DailyMailTV, & # 39; but he had a tight ship. & # 39;
A show source told DailyMailTV that Williams also stopped attending meetings with alcoholic anonymous individuals, leading to more concern for her well-being.
On her talk show, Williams has a house cleaned with a series of show managers who leave and insiders claim that the atmosphere is & # 39; toxic & # 39; has become since Hunter was kicked out.
Long-time co-executive producer Talia Parkinson-Jones is a senior executive who was recently reported as departing, with others to follow soon.
Williams, 54, has also picked up a new manager and assistant to start over.
The turmoil has sparked rumors about the future of The Wendy Williams Show with its current contract that expires in the summer of 2020.
Show insiders let DailyMailTV know that a decision to renew the show after next year has normally already been made, but Fox seems to be stopping.
It's clear that network chiefs are worried about Williams falling back, causing them losses.
And Wendy's story is just juicier. On Tuesday evening, her son with Hunter Kevin Hunter Jr., 19, was arrested for an attack after allegedly beating with his father in the face. Pictured: Wendy and Kevin Jr. on April 19
Williams looked tired when she left her apartment in New York City to go to her studio on Thursday. She has no comment on the news that her son was arrested after a fight with his father
The Williams show went on an infinite pause in January and February this year due to what, according to Williams, was a shoulder injury and worsening complications from Graves disease.
But DailyMailTV later revealed exclusively that in fact the absence was due to alcohol addiction and she went to a rehab center in Florida.
The absence of Williams has cost the show a whopping $ 1 million in lost advertising revenue from major sponsors, DailyMailTV reports.
A show insider said: & # 39; Some major sponsors, including Walmart, had to cut off campaigns because of Wendy's absence.
& # 39; The show lost $ 1 million in advertising revenue. That has had a knock-on effect and the show had to lower the salaries of certain people, which has been a major problem. & # 39;
According to sources related to the show, Williams & two co-presidents, Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein at production and syndicate company Deb-Mar Mercury, were in Los Angeles in Los Angeles last week for crunch talks with the star.
Employees are also furious because the star's long-term absence left dozens of technical crew of the show without paying while it was off the air.
& # 39; People are upset and the atmosphere is toxic & # 39 ;, the insider said.
& # 39; People break each other again and Wendy's decisions cause even more chaos.
& # 39; Kevin didn't like it, but at least he kept things together, he kept people under control.
& # 39; He also kept Wendy sheltered from the production staff, but the change has led to mutual conflicts, with many senior employees competing for better positions in the company. & # 39;
On her talk show, Williams gets cleaned up with a series of show managers who leave and insiders claim that the atmosphere is & # 39; toxic & # 39; has become since Hunter was kicked out
A show source told DailyMailTV that Williams also stopped attending meetings with alcoholic anonymous individuals, leading to more concern for her well-being. DailyMailTV unveiled had entered a sober house in March (photo)
The source added that many staff members are concerned about whether Williams is in trouble again.
& # 39; She started partying after work and comes & # 39; in the morning with her big sunglasses in the show, nobody knows for sure, but everyone is worried about her & # 39 ;, said an insider.
& # 39; The problem is that Wendy doesn't think she has a problem, she never did, she just drank it too much because of the stress of her marriage failing.
& # 39; She certainly does not see herself as an alcoholic. & # 39;
The source claims that her attitude is also the reason behind last week's decision to dissolve the Hunter Foundation, the charity, her and her alienated husband who were set up together to fight people against drug abuse.
According to reports, Williams decided to end the foundation because she no longer wanted to be associated with Hunter.
But the reality is that she wants to distance herself from the recovery from addiction, the source revealed.
& # 39; Yes, Kevin was part of it, but she said she wasn't with & # 39; who wanted to be & # 39; if she names the addicts who helped the foundation & # 39 ;, said the source.
& # 39; She doesn't see herself as an addict and she is afraid that people will refer to her as the & # 39; & # 39; recovery & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She also doesn't want to talk at an appointment anymore, if she wants, she wants compensation.
The source said a staff member is worried about whether Williams is in trouble again. They said: & # 39; The problem is that Wendy doesn't think she has a problem, she never did. The source claims that her attitude is also the reason behind the decision to dissolve the Hunter Foundation, the charity that she and Hunter have set up together to help people fight against substance abuse
& # 39; Her opinion is that she can put a check mark and give it to people in need instead of having a whole base. & # 39;
The Foundation was launched in 2014 and Williams and Hunter held food and clothing rides for the underprivileged, before shifting the focus to victims of alcohol and drug abuse.
Then they launched the Be Here campaign last year to combat drug addiction and to set up a website that is currently unavailable.
Williams became the face of the addiction with the campaign and an addiction hotline was set up earlier this year.
Hunter said in a statement: & although The Hunter Foundation will disappear in its current form, the important work will live on. I plan to set up a new foundation in the near future to continue the important mission to help those struggling with drug addiction and drug abuse. & # 39;
Now that the basics have disappeared and several people are expected to lose their jobs.
The source also claims that after Williams announced during her daytime talk show that she was staying in a sober house and fighting addiction – a statement prompted by a DailyMailTV exclusively revealing that she was in rehab – Hunter took her phone away from her.
& # 39; Wendy hated not having her phone, so she tried stealing staff members' phones to use them and often fighting with people & # 39 ;, said the source.
DailyMailTV also revealed that Williams will relapse in March, not long after she announced that she was staying in the simple house.
Williams has often been in public since announcing her divorce, with reports that she is even dating. During her talk show, she revealed that she was going to party all night with Blac Chyna on May 16 after the previous stripper appeared on her show the day before
The source claims that the day she returned, Williams asked a security guard in the studio if she could borrow his phone to call an Uber.
The source says: & # 39; The guard gave her his phone and so Wendy could leave the studio, she ordered an Uber and sneaked out unnoticed to bow down on a strong drink.
& # 39; Kevin was furious, the guard was fired immediately, apparently Kevin had given the staff strict instructions not to allow Wendy to use their phones. & # 39;
Williams has often been in public since announcing her divorce, with reports that she is even dating.
Most recently she appeared at Real Housewives or Atlanta star Kandi Burruss & Welcome to the Dungeon burlesque show in New York.
And on her talk show, she revealed that she was going to party all night with Blac Chyna on May 16 after the previous stripper appeared on her show the day before.
In April, Williams revealed that she had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years old Kevin.
The divorce news came after months of allegations regarding Hunter's cheating and the revelation that he had conceived a daughter with his decades-long massage therapist mistress, Sharina Hudson.
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