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Wendy Williams will be taking her iconic purple chair from her canceled talk show to her new podcast

Just two weeks after The Wendy Williams Show aired its final episode in daytime syndication, the host will be taking an iconic piece from the set to her new podcast.The show aired the last episode of her show on Friday, June 17, though without Williams herself, since the 57-year-old hasn't appeared on her show in nearly a year.There were reports earlier this week that she was planning on moving on with a podcast, though a new report Thursday from The Sunconfirms that the iconic purple chair Williams sat in on the talk show will be moving to the podcast with her. Podcast:Just two weeks after The Wendy Williams Show aired its final episode in daytime syndication, the host will be taking an iconic piece from the set to her new podcast Purple chair:There were reports earlier this week that she was planning on moving on with a podcast, though a new report Thursday from The Sun confirms that the iconic purple chair Williams sat in on the talk show will be moving to the podcast with herWilliams' manager, Will Selby, confirmed that he and Williams went to the studio after the finale to retrieve the chair and other items like several wigs.'We took it from the show.
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Kevin Hunter is slamming the production company behind ex Wendy Williams' daytime talk show for their handling of the series final episode.Hunter exclusively tells ET, «I feel like it is a travesty on the part of Debmar-Mercury to have such an unceremonious departure without Wendy being involved.»«It is the first time in the history of talk shows for this to be done, especially for a show that has been on for more than 10 years,» he adds. «There is absolutely no reason why a bigger celebration that involved Wendy couldn't happen.»Hunter continues, saying that, as a co-creator of the show, «I know the blood, sweat and tears that went into making the show such a success, [and] I am not happy with the way the show is going out on a personal level and I am truly sorry that the show's fans have to see it go down the way that it is.»In March, Hunter filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Debmar-Mercury -- the producer-distributor of — for unlawful termination. According to court docs obtained by ET at the time, Hunter claimed that Debmar-Mercury's decision to terminate him was on the basis of his marital status.In his remarks to ET on Thursday, Hunter states that the production company has shown «a lack of professionalism throughout the process and in the way they are letting Wendy go out.»Hunter claims that the production company has also «shown a lack of support both health-wise and in keeping the integrity of something so precious that me and my ex-wife created and worked tirelessly and relentlessly on.»ET has reached out to Debmar-Mercury for comment.ET can confirm that the final original episode of will air on Friday, with a video tribute to the iconic host.
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Over dinner with friends in New York this week, Wendy Williams reportedly shared her plans to make a 'big TV comeback' and regain control of her finances.The 57-year-old went on hiatus from her talk show last summer and was repeatedly forced to delay her return due to her health issues, to the point she has now officially lost her time slot to her guest host Sherri Shepherd.In January, Wells Fargo locked Wendy out of her accounts, branding her an 'incapacitated person' who needed a guardianship after her financial advisor allegedly claimed she was 'of unsound mind.'However a Page Six insider says that while out to dinner in New York this Wednesday, Wendy declared: 'I’m getting my money back very soon.' Optimistic:Over dinner with friends in New York this week, Wendy Williams reportedly shared her plans to make a 'big TV comeback'; she is pictured on her Instagram this monthHer dinner party reportedly included her niece Alex Finnie, the niece's boyfriend Eric Houston and entertainment anchor Baruch Shemtov.Wendy's restaurant of choice was Fresco By Scotto, a popular New York eatery co-owned by Good Day New York star Rosanna Scotto. Rosanna, whose father and maternal grandfather were both in the Gambino mafia family, 'greeted Wendy warmly' at the restaurant according to a Page Six source.In pictures obtained by Page Six, Wendy was seen smiling cheerfully and heading into her Suburban completely unassisted - a far cry from when she was spotted being pushed around in a wheelchair in New York late last year.
Wendy Williams Hunter (born Wendy Joan Williams; July 18, 1964) is an American television host, businesswoman, media personality and author. Since 2008, she has hosted the nationally syndicated television talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Prior to television, Williams was a radio DJ and host and quickly became known in New York as a "shock jockette". She gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities and was the subject of the 2006 VH1 reality TV series The Wendy Williams Experience which broadcast events surrounding her radio show. She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.
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