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Wendy Williams does not have bubble guts, Okay? The 55-year-old talk show host denied reports that she farted on live television, insisting she would have laughed out loud if she had.

A clip of The Wendy Williams Show host went viral after fans were convinced they heard the TV guru passing gas while presenting her Hot Topics segment on January 17.

On Thursday's episode, Wendy addressed the speculation, saying she did not fart on live television.

She played the footage and told her audience: "I have never farted once on this show. As a matter of fact, I barely fart, you know why? Because gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching, because all I do is talk."

Wendy also explained why she prefers leaning on her chair armrest.

"Let me tell you something right now, okay? I don't lean over like this to release a fart, I lean over like this because it's comfortable. If I sit (straight up) all the time, it's heavy on my spine... I like to release my hips and lean, you know what I'm saying?... I've been doing this for 11 years on this show!"

She also told the audience that if she had broke wind on air, she wouldn't have been able to conceal her laughter.

"I would have definitely been laughing because farts are always funny. You know a girl like me would have been laughing at that!” she giggled.

The star also made reference to the wet noise heard in the video clip, adding, "By the sound of that fart, I would have had to go change my costume! I would have left a mark in the seat. I wouldn’t even save the costume, I would have thrown it away. It'd probably be soiled beyond soiled-tivity."

Wendy Show producer Norman Baker and stagehand John Anderson explained that the sound happened while setting up for a segment with scientific author Dr. Kate Biberdorf.

"We were filling up a fish tank backstage and we didn't have the proper hose. The air was just coming out and it was sputtering like someone was farting. Okay? So that's what it was. It wasn't Wendy!" Anderson confirmed.
 

 

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TV personality Loni Love may take her relationship with boyfriend James Welsh to the next level by adopting a child with him.

In a recent segment of daytime talk show The Real, the 48-year-old co-host said she is considering adopting because 24% of children awaiting adoption are Black.

"You know what, there are 135,000 children that are adopted in the United States each year. For African-Americans children, they are overrepresented in the adoption pool. 24% of children, African Americans, are waiting for adoption. The population for African-Americans is only 13%. So, it's double."

Loni said her busy career and lifestyle might make it difficult to adopt a child. She also said adopting a child is a "very expensive" process.

"The thing about it for me is I would seriously have to think about it. One thing which might not be an issue for me, but it's expensive to adopt. It's very expensive. But also, more importantly, it's about my lifestyle. I travel a lot. I would need some help. But I am thinking about it."

Loni is still getting to know her boyfriend, James, whom she met on a dating app in August 2018.

"He's a really nice guy," she told PEOPLE magazine exclusively in April. "He hit me and I was like 'Wow, he has really kind looking eyes'."

In addition to comedy and acting, Loni is an electrical engineer who once worked on the General Motors assembly line in her native Detroit, Michigan.

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Wendy Williams will not return to her daytime talk show on Monday, Jan. 14, as promised last week. The ailing 54-year-old pushed back her original return date - Jan. 7 - to Jan. 14, saying she was taking a week off to heal from her fractured shoulder and return to the show pain-free after taking a 2-week hiatus to celebrate the holidays.

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