Wendy Williams She talks publicly about her plans for the future, and is pretty clear about at least one thing: She’s “100 percent retired” from being a regular daytime TV host.
The 57-year-old star appeared TMZ Live Tuesday afternoon to talk about her upcoming gig to keep in the public eye…(Drums please)…hosts a podcast!
The interview was short, but throughout the clip, Wendy had a few surprising things to say about her intentions to digitally transform her audience. And she’s getting very real about the end of her daytime TV career And the her health.
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When the outlet asked the New Jersey-born star about her future plans, she explained how she is not concerned with her financial standing. Instead, she said she wanted to try out the new hosting format offered by making a podcast, saying:
“I was like, ‘I have enough money to do something else, and what I’ve never done is podcasts. Which, by the way, is podcasts’ [are something] Everyone has it, but when you’re famous, podcasts will make more money, for being famous, than doing a The Wendy Williams Show. Well, podcasts.”
As for where this would happen, Wendy seemed open to being able to move around and travel a bit. That’s the benefit of a podcast, after all – you can host the show from anywhere, right?!
But the way she said it was, uh, a bit unsettling for fans. She assumed she might go to Europe, and maybe even to “France” (?!) to score some of her shows, saying:
“Where am I going? Not sure. Europe? You know, France? Wherever I want to go. I also know… a lot of people. A lot of people.”
Wendy mentioned her representative Will Selby By name several times during the interview as well. I explained how he helped create this new plan to pursue the future of podcasting:
“Will and I are in a partnership, as I told you. Did he do all this for me. And so Will and I partner [sic]And what, then, will be the beginning of what we will do, the podcast, with a certain person, after which we will continue the podcast. “
Then she said some puzzling things as well.
Right after cheering on Selby’s role in taking her to this new format, Wendy added this comment (below), which was disconnected for a few seconds in the middle due to a faulty internet connection:
“And you know, honestly, I don’t know what a podcast is. … I can live the rest of my life doing absolutely nothing. I can’t wait to fall in love.”
By the way, the news outlet asked Wendy about her health. So, the former TV Talks icon dragged her foot across the screen to show the dangerous effects of lymphedema she was suffering from.
Asks TMZ Hosting if they could see her foot on the screen (they could), she said:
“I can only feel five percent of my feet, do you understand? That means I’ll be in a wheelchair. I’m not in a wheelchair. I’m standing.”
Fabulous. We sincerely hope that you will overcome these health issues and find balance again! This is clearly an important battle.
Then, when I asked a flight attendant how she was feeling through it all, Wendy replied, “Better than you.”
She also made clear her future intentions:
Sorry, I am 100% retired. [from] The The Wendy Williams Show. And I don’t want to be on TV, except hosting guests.”
the curse! At that point, he mentioned Wendy affectionately Whoopi Goldberg By name, she like the view. sQ. Perhaps there is the possibility of hosting a guest in the future there at some point?! This would definitely be a thing.
Regardless, you can watch the full interview here.
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