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Made for Love Canceled from HBO Max Following Only Two Seasons

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Made for Love has been pulled out from HBO Max.

Following two seasons of being on air, the science fiction black comedy-drama based on Allisa Nutting’s 2017 novel of the same name has been called off.

“We are tremendously grateful for the truly spectacular journey of these past two seasons, courtesy of Alissa Nutting, Christina Lee, Cristin, Billy, Ray, and the entire Made for Love cast and creative team – especially Zelda the talking dolphin and everyone’s favorite synthetic love interest, Diane,” a representative of HBO Max said in an interview with EW on Friday. 

“Like a Gogol chip, the series will always be on our minds.” 

Made for Love was initially released in 2021 and told the tale of Hazel (Milioti), a wife of a billionaire tech magnate who left her husband, Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), later finding that he had placed a surveillance chip in her brain. 

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The second season wrapped up on a cliffhanger, as Hazel trapped her husband’s consciousness inside his body and enabled her to helm Gogol. She is also six months pregnant with their baby. 

Milioti told EW that she had a whole list of ideas for the third season if it were to happen.

“What does someone who has gone through what she’s gone through does with that much power? And she’s really unpredictable,” she stated.

“You’re always like, ‘Oh God, don’t do that.’ She can’t really communicate well, she doesn’t think before she leaps, all these things, but you still really understand why. And I wonder now that she is untethered, I would want to explore what that does to someone like Hazel.” 

The first season had Lee as the executive producer, later joined by Nutting for the second season. Made for Love also featured Dan Bakkendahl, Noma Dumezweni, Caleb Foote, and Sarunas J. Jackson.

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Melissa McCarthy Wears Comedy Hero Jacket on SNL, Calls Husband to Ease Nerves

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Melissa McCarthy, who has been impersonating her comedy hero Chris Farley for years, wears the jacket he wore during Saturday Night Live’s 40th-anniversary special. 

“It was really his jacket and they just kind of like clipped it back,” McCarthy said in an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM. “And they’re like, ‘We’re gonna take it in, but we don’t wanna damage it. And we’re gonna do all this.” 

When she finally got dressed, it was “really wild” because everyone had to process for a moment that McCarthy was now portraying the late comedian.

Nothing could help to calm her down.

“It was the one time right before I came through the door, I was so nervous,” stated McCarthy. 

“That the sweet stage manager came up, and he goes, ‘Honey, are you okay?’ My legs were bouncing to the point where I couldn’t, I was holding onto the door. And I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can get the handle open.’ Because I couldn’t, I was not in control of my body. And I’ve never done that before. I was just rattled.” 

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The multi-award-winning star was so nervous that she called her husband, Ben Falcone, to talk about it before appearing on stage. Falcone told her that Farley would never do something like that halfway, and neither should she. 

“Come through that door like a train. Do it to make him proud,” he said. 

“I literally was like, ‘I’m either gonna blackout, or I’m gonna come through like a train,” McCarthy added. “So, thank, thank God, I think I picked the train.” 

In an effort to deject David Spade and Christina Applegate from using drugs, Matt Foley was released to SNL. Farley and Bob Odenkirk made the character during the days when they were doing improv at Second City. The character is now considered one of the most iconic sketches in SNL history. 

“When Chris Farley did the ‘down by the river’ Matt Foley, I was in that,” a cast member from 1990 to 1994 named Julia Sweeney said during a “Women of SNL” panel a few years ago. 

“They had to cut around me because I was laughing. Because it was like I had the best seat in the house for the funniest friggin’ thing that was happening on the planet.”

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Ellen DeGeneres Says Goodbye to her Show

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On Thursday, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced that she would be leaving her position with the program after nearly 20 years, saying the show “forever changed my life.” 

The last hour of The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been devoted to a lengthy discussion about how much better things have gotten since the series started back in 2003. Ellen stressed that she “couldn’t say ‘gay’ on the show” when it began or mention her wife, Portia de Rossi, due to gay marriage not being legal at the time. 

“Now I say ‘wife’ all the time,” she stated. 

Emphasizing that there was resistance to the series and that some handed it a chance of thriving, DeGeneres vowed that her hiatus wouldn’t be long. 

“Today is not the end of a relationship; it’s more of a little break,” she stated. “You can see other talk shows now.” 

The program created an interactive slideshow of the footage from DeGeneres’ 3,200 episodes. It included her tearfully expressing her gratitude to the audience following a successful taping of the first episode, and other highlights of her career, like hosting the Oscars and being given the Mark Twain Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Jennifer Aniston was the first guest on DeGeneres’ show, and she handed her a welcome mat that said, “Thanks for the memories.” 

The show has been getting a lot of attention from celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, who came last week to discuss the homely factor of the series. Other guests on this episode were Billie Eilish and Pink. “You help people find their joy,” said Pink, who performed in the show. 

DeGeneres expressed her thanks to her staff, producers, and loyal viewers. 

“If I’ve done anything in the past 19 years, I hope I’ve inspired you to be yourself – your true, authentic self,” said the comic, who outed herself on her ABC sitcom, Ellen, in 1997. 

There were no statements in the last episode that talked about the show’s controversies over the last few years, such as reports of toxic culture that resulted in DeGeneres apologizing to her staff in 2020. 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is distributed by Warner Bros. Television, a Warner Bros. Discovery unit.

This Is Us Cast Says They Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye

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There’s nothing more heart-wrenching than saying goodbye to something you love. But, when the time comes, it can be hard—especially on a show such as This Is Us, where there are always many surprises around every corner. 

The cast of the show got together on a hot April day in Los Angeles to pose for EW’s digital cover. The ambiance was summer casual – it felt more like a BBQ than anything else, but they did discuss how things will end with this series eventually coming to a close on May 24. 

“How do you guys feel about saying goodbye to your characters?” asked Mandy Moore to her co-stars during the Around the Table shoot. “Because that’s something that I feel like I’ve just started digesting, and I’m like, you have to actually say goodbye to these people. Like, they will no longer exist anymore.”

“And you have to literally say goodbye because Rebecca really says goodbye in these last couple episodes,” Susan Kelechi Watson tells Moore. 

And a while ago, she felt the same when she was co-writing Beth’s final episode in season 6 (Our Little Island Girl: Part 2). 

“I remember before we even started,” states Watson, “starting to already feel the ending starting to happen, and it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you know? You really do feel like, all the years.'”

“I don’t know how to say goodbye,” concludes Moore.

“I’m not going to,” Jon Huertas, who portrays Jack’s best friend and Rebecca’s second husband, Miguel, says. “The hair department let me keep the old man wig.”

Meanwhile, for Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), the farewell brought an additional chunk of lament. As Jack’s scenes occur in the past (considering his early death), the patriarch and the adult Big Three did not have a chance to meet. 

“I’ve been consistently saying that’s the one heartbreaking thing for me,” Ventimiglia reveals, “is I don’t get to share time with all of you on set.”

“But you’re always with us,” comforts Chrissy Metz. 

The broad-spanning, free-wheeling discussion brought up the obstacles for Metz and Chris Sullivan (Toby) in playing Kate and Toby’s split. 

“I didn’t expect Kate and Toby to not make it,” Metz claims. “I knew somebody wasn’t going to. I just didn’t know it was gonna be Kate and Toby.”

When Sterling K. Brown (Randall) asks his onscreen sister how she feels about it, she faces Sullivan and says, “I don’t like it. No, that’s my dawg. This is my Chris. It’s like, I miss you, you know?” 

The discussion also went to who was the most excellent crier among the cast. And some talk about what it even means. 

“Either Chrissy or Mandy, they always make me cry every time in the scene,” states Brown, the portrayer of the iconic one tear rolling down his face. 

However, he divulges that it was the opposite at the back of the camera.

“Backstage is constant laughter,” Brown states. “And I don’t know if it’s just who we are as a group of people; we sort of just enjoy each other. When the show is as heavy as it is, people think we live in that the whole time. I don’t think so. I think that would be too difficult to just carry that kind of weight the whole time. So we do what we need to, in order to release.” 

Sullivan then adds: “I’ve only had a few scenes with Justin (Hartley). And every single one of them ends with me in tears, trying to hold in laughter.”

Derry Girls Final Episodes Receive Outflowing Compliments from Critics

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The Derry Girls’ final episode was received positively by critics and fans alike.

The ending of the Channel 4 sitcom – chronicles five high school students in the 1990s who must explore their teenage years versus the backdrop of the Troubles –  was received by critics with praises. The show’s writer and creator, Lisa McGee, received numerous compliments for her work on this series, with many critics giving it five stars review. 

“The extended finale had it all,” said Anita Singh from The Telegraph. “It was poignant, heartwarming and hilarious.” 

“It took the elements that have always made up the show – the Troubles and the growing pains of teenage friends – to a higher level. Never did I think hearing a Corrs song would reduce me to tears, but here we are.” 

Derry Girls was launched in 2018, featuring Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, and Dylan Llewellyn. 

The series’ two final episodes centered on Orla and Erin’s joint 18th birthday party and the group’s effort to get tickets for Fatboy Slim’s performance at Derry’s Halloween Festival. 

Although, the finale’s events occurred against the backdrop of the Good Friday Agreement, which took a conclusion to a duration of the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. 

“It will have brought many viewers right back to 1998,” wrote Derry Journal’s Brendan McDaid, “the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (as narrated by real-life journalist Donna Traynor) and the subsequent referendum which put the public seal of approval on a new dawn for the north of Ireland, with people north and south voting overwhelmingly in favour.” 

“The finale was packed with special moments,” he further stated. “They have all done Derry proud.” 

The Belfast Telegraph’s Maureen Coleman stated: “This final instalment is a fabulous piece of work that had me howling with laughter one minute and weeping the next. 

“McGee has made this ability to flip our emotions her calling card, and she does it so well. It’s a gift.” 

“Rather than resting on its laurels, it pushed itself to new heights,” wrote Rebecca Nicholson of The Guardian, as she hailed the finale “a triumph” in her five-star review. 

“It took a while for Derry Girls to establish itself as that rare thing, a modern comedy classic, but now it feels like it has always been there. There’s a strong sense that though it will be missed, it hasn’t outstayed its welcome. Instead, it has been absolutely cracker.” 

The finale received a four-star review from Rachael O’Connor or Metro, saying, “It’s been an absolutely wild ride with dazzling cameos, laugh-out-loud moments and devastating scenes centred around the undercurrent of the Troubles.

“It was a serious feat to successfully set a sitcom to the backdrop of the horrors in Northern Ireland and struggle for peace, but creator Lisa McGee never put a foot wrong,” she added. “The show has always been at its strongest when combining the insulated, selfish lives of teenagers and their personal dramas with the earth-shattering real-life atrocities of the time.” 

“What a farewell,” said The Times’ Carol Midgley, who also gave the show’s finale five stars. “Derry Girls bowed out forever in a finale special that was funny, profound, sharp, political, sentimental, and pretty much perfect.

“Practically every beat of Lisa McGee’s comedy was exquisitely judged, balancing just the right amount of pathos with wit and a good dose of Uncle Colm, the world’s most boring man, who feels like a Father Ted character.”

Hugh Jackman Appears in the Season Finale of The Simpsons

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The Simpsons has been on television for as long as our childhood, with the season 33 finale airing this Sunday. So naturally, therefore, some aspects of its premise do not entirely reflect the reality of the modern economy. 

In the upcoming episode, we will find out how Homer (Dan Castellaneta) could afford a house and car with just a single income.

X-Men star Hugh Jackman will make an appearance in the upcoming season finale to spell out the history of the American was middle class, in a song number, of course. 

We get our first look at Jackman flaunting his singing chops in a recent EW exclusive preview from The Simpsons. It is the actor’s first appearance in the animated series after rejecting a previous offer due to a scheduling conflict. 

“My understanding is that we offered him a part a few years ago, and he wanted to do it but was swamped for time,” says Tim Long, an episode writer, in an interview with EW. 

“This time, he was available and gave us an enthusiastic yes! He also loved the part and the song we wrote for him, which I think really play to his enormous talents.” 

The episode follows Jackman voicing a janitor at the nuclear power plant where Homer works. Bart (Nancy Cartwright) went with his father to the workplace, where the janitor spells out how the era after World War II offered prosperity to the American middle class that enabled individuals such as Homer to thrive even with their failings. 

But then “gradually, it all went to hell,” as Jackman sings. 

“We were intrigued and amused by an article in The Atlantic titled, ‘The Life in the Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable,'” says Long. 

“At first, we thought it was pretty funny. The Simpsons is a cartoon, after all, and the show’s relationship with money is very fungible. Homer once got his hands on a trillion-dollar bill and immediately tried to use it in a soda machine.” 

Long adds, “but the more we thought about it, the more we thought The Atlantic had a point. Homer really does belong to the last generation of people who can hold a good, middle-class job with benefits for life without some sort of higher degree.

“There’s no way Bart will have that. And then, after ruminating about that for a few days, we came to the inevitable conclusion: It’s got to be a musical! And we gotta get both Hugh Jackman and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich! From there, it all kinda came together.” 

Long is telling the truth. While he isn’t seen in the EW exclusive preview, Reich, who was the US Labor Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s term, does appear in the episode as himself to aid in elaborating the history of the American middle-class recession.

Dan Mace At The Top Of His Game With His Most Creative Smash-hit ‘The Bru Show’

Released in 2022, ‘The Bru Show’ by Dan Mace is currently streaming on Discovery+ and has garnered a huge round of applause by the audience and critics a like. In the first episode of the show, Dan attempts to turn a box truck into a giant drivable camera to capture the beauty of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. In the second, he creates the wildest daily vlog you’ve ever seen with a 16mm Cinema film camera. And in the third he makes a film with 100 people from all over the world. The ideas just get crazier and more entertaining from there.

In recent years, Dan’s YouTube channel has grown to over 770,000 subscribers and currently has over 35 million views. Dan is an award-winning filmmaker, YouTuber, and founder of JOE Films. His bio states that over his 10-year career in the industry, he has directed over 100 commercials, music videos, documentaries, and short films across four continents.

“I’ve decided to pour every ounce of creativity, combined with a hell of a lot of planning, and develop a twelve-part show. The final chapter, if you will.”, Dan explains in his video ‘The beginning of the end’. 

“In this show, I do everything I’ve always wanted to try. Everything I’ve never had the resources or time to attempt. Everything that’s now been made possible by partnering with discovery+. I really want to go out with a bang”, asserts Dan. His partnership has allowed him to merge the creative freedom of YouTube with the production quality of more commercial media to bring the audience the best of both worlds.

Dan is also challenging the mainstream by releasing each episode of ‘The Bru Show’ on his own YouTube channel just a few weeks after its launch on discovery+, allowing anyone to enjoy the show even if discovery+ isn’t available to them. Big-name YouTube stars like Logan Paul and Casey Neistat – who recently released a documentary on influencer David Dobrik – also appear throughout the episodes.

‘With YouTube I started this thing called a ‘Bru Community’. It’s a term here in South Africa for a like minded friend. […] If I wanted to leave something behind, I would want to leave a community of people that think a certain way. I think creativity is the ability to create long-term conversations with people that stick with them forever, and that helps people to grow and to believe in themselves’, says Dan.

‘The Bru Show’ is actually the third season of Dan Mace’s YouTube series “Not Normal”, which saw him travelling the world to help others complete their ideas. The show ramped up the collaborative relationship between YouTube creators and viewers, really securing a sense of community in his audience.

Dan has also received various accolades for his work including three Young Director Awards at Cannes Lions, an African Cristal Film Grand Prix, Bronze Loerie Awards, Ciclope Africa Editing Craft awards, and Creative Circle ad of the month, amongst others.

Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby Comes Together Again in the Upcoming Show “Our Flag Means Death”

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Two personalities from New Zealand, Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby, are about to sail their ships.

In a new trailer for HBO Max’s comedy series set in the 18th century, the two actors ride the tide and follow a pirate story, “Our Flag Means Death.” 

The tale circulates the journey of a real-life nobleman named Stede Bonnet, who left his wife and family to attempt piracy but soon saw the struggles behind running an entire ship as captain.

When the “Gentleman Pirate” encounters mutiny, wreckage, and a knife-wielding Leslie Jones, his best mate may be none other than the notorious Blackbeard himself, played by Waititi. 

The “Gentleman Pirate,” as he is called, encounters mutiny, wreckage, and a knife-wielding Leslie Jones. He, however, gains a surprising ally: the infamous Blackbeard, played by Waititi. 

The new trailer teases “Our Flag Means Death” as the type of comical duo Darby and Waititi are distinguished: they are friends and associates for a long time now, teaming up on several shows, including “Flight of the Conchords,” and movies such as “What We Do in the Shadows.” 

“They are like an old married couple in certain ways,” said filmmaker David Jenkins in an interview. “If a scene isn’t quite working, Taika will be able to grumble about Rhys, and vice versa, in the way that only friends can. And then, when it is popping, they know how to get the best out of each other. There’s a generosity and a real sweetness between them that you wouldn’t get if you weren’t using those two friends.”

The show “Our Flag Means Death” will pilot on March 3, and it is set in a post-apocalyptic world where people still remember their old flags. The cast includes  Jones, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, Guz Khan, David Fane, Rory Kinnear, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, and Fred Armisen.

“The Batman” Director Matt Reeves is Looking to Expand “Bat-verse”

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With the upcoming installment of “The Batman,” American filmmaker Matt Reeves wants to create a new ‘Bat-verse’ as an offshoot of this world he has materialized.

The film follows Dark Knight’s second year – portrayed by Robert Pattinson – a murder mystery that involves familiar characters from the canon: the Riddler (played by Paul Dano), a serial killer that preys on Gotham’s corrupt aristocrats; Selene Kyle (portrayed by Zoë Kravitz), who will later set off as Catwoman; and the Penguin (played by Colin Farrell), aka Oswald Cobblepot, who is just a mid-tier mob lieutenant in the film and has not even reached a good enough villain achievement. 

“The Batman” was created as a separate entity from DC’s already existing universe (DCEU); director Reeves has been thinking of ways to expand this outside cinema screens.

Two new series set in the iconic Batman universe have been announced, one being a police drama for Gotham City. The other follows Penguin’s rise to power. It will be executive produced by Reeves himself. 

“What I really wanted this movie to do is create a Batverse,” Reeves told a media outlet. “You don’t do a story and go, ‘This is Chapter 1’ because you might not get to do Chapter 2. So, the story had to stand on its own. But the thing about it is that the Bat world is so rich with character that as you’re starting to come to an end, you can already start thinking about the next thing. Because the idea, of course, is that Gotham’s story never ends.” 

According to Reeves, the Penguin show popped out of the discussions with HBO Max, which wanted more than sideline characters from the film. 

“I was thrilled by that,” Reeves says. “I said [to HBO Max], ‘To be honest with you, the thing that was going to be the seeds of what I thought the next story could be in terms of the Penguin is that I saw there being this kind of ‘American dream in Gotham’ sort of story, almost like “Scarface;” the rise of this character who we all know will achieve mythic status.’ He is underestimated, and he’s like a time bomb … They were like, ‘Oh my God, we’re in!’ And that was really exciting because, by that point, Colin had already given life to this character.”

We can’t wait to see what these projects have in store for us. From the sounds of it, they are going to be pretty interesting.

“The Batman” will premiere on March 4.

‘Sherri’ Set to Replace ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ This Fall

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“Sherri,” hosted by Sherri Shepherd, is set to replace “The Wendy Williams Show” this fall following Williams’ prolonged health-related absence, Shepherd confirmed Tuesday. Shepherd is the producer of both TV programs.

Producer and distributor Debmar-Mercury said that the new daytime show “Sherri” will take over “The Wendy Williams Show” on Fox owned-and-operated stations that have aired Williams’ talk show since 2008.

“Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making this transition now,” Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, the company’s co-presidents, said in a statement.

“We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery,” the two executives said. They added that they have “great love and affinity for Wendy” and admire her success.

There was no further comment on Williams’ recent health issues, a topic that Williams herself has not discussed outside of general information.

Williams’ spokesman Howard Bragman explained in a statement that it has been a “challenging time” for the media personality as she deals with her health. Bragman also stated that Williams is grateful to Debmar-Mercury, Shepherd, and other supporters of her show.

Bragman continued that Williams knows “the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show.” He added that he understands the decision from a “business point of view.”

As in the company’s statement, Bragman said that Williams has been assured to be “back on TV” if her health rebounds. 

The stability represented by Shepherd as she takes over Williams’ time slot is essential as changes in daytime TV near, according to Debmar-Mercury. “The Ellen Degeneres Talk Show” is also set to end this season, which leaves its viewers to search for alternatives over the fall, including Drew Barrymore and Kelly Clarkson-hosted shows and another one led by Jennifer Hudson.

In a statement, Shepherd, an actor-comedian and a former co-host of “The View,” said she is excited to “have my dream come true” and to debut her very own talk show. She said that “Sherri” will be a blend of her love for “pop culture, talk, entertainment and comedy.”

Shepherd had also been one of the guest hosts on “The Wendy Williams Show” when the talk show began to rely on a string of guest hosts at the start of its 13th year last fall. It was built on Williams’ popularity as a bold radio host, and it has been a success for Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury.

The show’s ratings held up during Shepherd’s appearances, and Debmar-Mercury deemed her fit to take over Williams as she proved to be the most popular sub on the show. Production of “The Wendy Williams Show” will continue through the current season. It will feature Shepherd and other rotating fill-in hosts.

Frank Cicha, an executive vice president of Fox Television stations, said that Shepherd is the “perfect choice” to have a show of her own. He added that she has already proven her appeal to the Fox audience, and he also thanked Debmar-Mercury for going through “an extremely trying situation.”

Shepherd will remain as a co-host on Fox TV stations’ “Dish Nation.” She previously appeared on “The View” before becoming a co-host from 2007-2014. From the start of her entertainment career, Shepherd has acted in various TV programs, including “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “30 Rock,” and, recently, “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” Shepherd has also made a mark in movies with “Beauty Shop” and “Who’s Your Caddy?”

She will co-produce “Sherri” alongside producing partner Jawn Murray and David Perler. Perler has also previously worked in all but one season of “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Williams’ ‘break from New York’

Williams last taped her show with the wrap of season 12 in July 2021. The show explained that production on the current season saw some delays last September because of Williams’ “breakthrough” case of COVID-19. However, her continuing absence afterward was not explained.

It wasn’t until 2017 that Williams’ health intruded on her TV work. She fainted during the show and took leave for three weeks. In 2018, Williams said that she had previously been diagnosed with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid.

Not one to shy away from being blunt, Williams also said that her longtime cocaine use that began in college turned her into a “functioning addict” before she managed to stop. However, on a March 2019 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” Williams tearfully explained that she was living “in a sober house” and had a 24/7 sobriety coach. She no longer specified why.

In a video posted last week, Williams is spotted strolling on a beach in Florida. An off-screen interviewer, whom she identifies as her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., asks how she’s doing and what her activities are, including plans to go to the gym.

William replies in the video that while she’s taking “a break from New York” – the filming site for the show – she will be coming back “stronger.” She also vaguely referred to “things that happen to you” at around the age of 40 and that “they go on from there.”

Questions arose regarding some of Williams’ references in the clip, such as stating that she is 56 when she is 57. Williams’ spokeswoman clarified that she merely misspoke.