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Wendy Williams' ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is giving Kenya Moore's ex, Marc Daly, some competition.

Daly, who recently filed for divorce from Moore, owns and operates a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Now comes word, that Hunter is opening an Italian restaurant in downtown Brooklyn named Loreto.

"Time to work on MY LEGACY!!" he wrote in the caption of a video of the restaurant's exterior on Twitter.com. "For a kid from Brownsville Brooklyn this is a dream come true. To be apart [sic] of an amazing team to create something so extraordinary."

"I look forward to nothing but success," Hunter added. "Continue to thank God for the blessings."

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Sources say the seed money for the new restaurant came from his ex-wife and silent partner, Wendy, 56. The two were spotted having lunch together after he attended Wendy's mother's funeral.

Hunter, 48, described Loreto as "exquisite high end Italian cuisine" and said he will host a soft opening on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

Hunter's announcement comes days after Williams' documentary, "Wendy Williams: What a Mess!," premiered to high ratings on Lifetime Television.
 

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Wendy Williams aired out her family's dirty laundry during Monday's segment of The Wendy Williams Show.

Over the weekend, Thomas Williams Jr., Wendy's older brother, accused her of skipping their mother's funeral and having lunch with her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter Sr., who cheated on her throughout most of their marriage.

Wendy was shocked and annoyed that her brother forced her to be the subject of her own "Hot Topics."

In early December, the talk show host revealed her mother Shirley Williams had passed away in early 2020, but Wendy waited "many, many months" to causally announce her mother's death to her audience.

According to her brother, Wendy's son, Kevin Hunter Jr., and his father attended the funeral, but Wendy, 56, callously skipped her own mother's funeral without explanation, then had lunch with Hunter Sr.

"My mother always said stand by your family and your sisters," he said. "But what makes somebody not go to their mother's funeral? I don't understand not giving a salute to the one person who was always there and showed you support. I don't understand how a person cannot go to a funeral and hold up the one person or the family member that you do have, the parent that you do have left, and just move on. Keep it moving. I don't understand how to keep loving somebody who would cause that type of pain."

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Tommy thanked his former brother-in-law, Kevin, for attending his mom's funeral.

"Wendy's ex Kevin came out to support the family and I appreciate that. There's no malice that I have towards him, will never be there. He made a choice, it was a poor choice and it was the one that broke the camel's back -- but I appreciate him coming to the funeral for my mother."

Wendy showed more emotion attacking her brother on Monday than she did announcing her own mother's passing.

"Tommy, let me tell you something right now, all you are is my brother. You better stop talking the way you're talking because it is now dripping onto my comment page. See I wasn't searching for Tommy."

She said her brother portrayed her as cold and unemotional -- when she is none of those things -- and he'd better stop right now or she would spill his and his wife's tea on her show.

She even threw shade by dropping the word "pegging" while chastising her brother.

Webster's Dictionary defines "pegging" as "a sexual practice in which a woman performs anal sex on a man by penetrating his anus with a strap-on dildo."

"He is pegging me to be a person that I am not. Honey [lip smack], you don't want me to start pegging you to be the person that you are [lip smack] with full blown receipts. I could fill the audience with receipts..."

She added, "You are my brother. Let's keep it that way. If you wanna talk on the internet, then you talk about the things that you think you know about yourself. You don't wanna talk about the things that I know about you [lip smack] for sure.

Watch the full video of Monday's show below. Skip to the commentary about her brother here.
 

 

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Wendy Williams claims she was date raped by 1980s singer Sherrick. Wendy made the shocking revelation while promoting her upcoming Lifetime biopic, "Wendy Williams: The Movie."

Wendy, 56, says the effeminate singer "mesmerized" her with his "twinkling eyes" during an interview in 1988.

"His name was Sherrick [and] he was a one-hit wonder, remember the song. It was called 'Just Call' and it was number one on the R&B charts and an overnight sensation," she told The NY Daily News.

"He was in D.C. I was a cute radio DJ. He'd asked me did I want to accompany him to his album release celebration in D.C. and I said 'yes.' I got off the air and went back to his hotel room with him," said Williams.

"He said he wanted to shower and freshen up and introduced cocaine to the scene," she added. "I was already familiar with cocaine so I was continuing to party while he was in the shower. And I was sitting on the bed minding my own business."

The harrowing rape scene is played out in graphic detail in the biopic, starring Ciara Peyton as Wendy, and actor Nykeem Provo portraying the rapist.

Wendy fought back tears as she recalled the incident.

"I left after that and went home and scrubbed my skin off, cried and that was that," the Asbury Park, N.J., native recalled. "I never told anybody. I just handled it and that's it."

Sherrick is best known for his single "Just Call," which peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart.

Sherrick, real name F. Lamotte Smith, was a former member of Motown R&B group Kagny. His biggest claim to fame was being featured on the soundtrack to "The Last Dragon."

Sherrick, who was an alcoholic and drug abuser, died in 1999 of unknown causes.
 

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Music icon Ms. Dionne Warwick slammed TV talk show guru Wendy Williams for kicking dirt on her good name.

The disrespect commenced when Wendy dragged the 79-year-old songstress for no apparent reason on a recent episode of her popular talk show.

"She doesn't like me... She's a friend to the show 'cause she has something to promote and we're the social influencers and she's smart," Wendy said. "But, once she gets off the show, you know she's probably like, 'B**ch'."

Wendy added: "It's okay, Ms. Warwick, it's okay."

Wendy then went on to reference Dionne's 2002 marijuana charges - which Ms. Dionne's fans had long forgotten.

"You remember a few years ago, aunt Dionne was stopped at the Miami airport trying to get back to Jersey," Wendy said. "TSA stopped aunt Dionne and opened up a lipstick tube and found four -- excuse me, 11 pre-rolled joints. Oh yeah, they got the dog on it, it was weed."

Dionne's fans were outraged at the disrespect. They chastised Wendy for reaching so far back for dirt on an icon when her own skeletons are still rattling around in her closet.

Following the show, Ms. Dionne took to Twitter to rebuke Wendy for speaking ill about her and sullying her good name.

Ms. Dionne politely tweeted:

"A friend alerted me that Wendy Williams was spending a lot of not nice time speaking on me. I tuned in to her show to catch the last few minutes of her speaking about me and as in the past she seems not to be able to speak without maliciously made comments."

She continued:

"My hope is my name will refrain from being spoken or thought of by her as this conversation was held a few years ago letting her know there was nor would be any need for her to say the name Dionne Warwick for any reason. I don't believe one has to be mean to get noticed."

Dionne concluded by writing: "There's an old saying you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar! Try it Wendy you might like it."
 

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Wendy Williams has revealed her mother Shirley Williams passed away weeks ago. Wendy is pictured with her parents, Shirley and Thomas Williams in a photo dated Sept. 2017.

The talk show host revealed the sad news on Monday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show. She fought back tears as she told viewers her mother had passed away "beautifully and peacefully".

While she didn't reveal the exact date of her mother's passing or the cause of death, she added it was "many, many, many, many weeks ago".

"You know how you lose track of the day and time? All I know was it was a long time ago. The five of us, my mom, dad, my siblings, the five of us — she will always be here."

Williams also told fans her mom "didn't suffer, not one bit", and was "surrounded by love" when her time finally came.

"Gone is the best mother, the best girlfriend, that a girl could ever have," she concluded. "I feel fortunate that I had her in my life all of my 56 years."

Wendy said she stayed strong for her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., after her mother passed.

Wendy's revelation came after family friend Courtney Brown posted about Shirley's death on her Instagram page over the weekend.

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Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years.

Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy's journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.

Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive. Ciera Payton takes on the lead role while Morocco Omari stars as Wendy's ex-husband, Kevin Hunter.

Produced by Front Street for Lifetime and executive produced by Wendy Williams, Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth. Darren Grant directs from a script written by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey.

Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres on January 30, 2021 at 8/7C on Lifetime.
 

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Rapper Boosie Badazz is reportedly consulting with medical specialists who saved Wendy Williams' leg after she reportedly cut her foot and the wound was slow to heal.

Boosie, who was shot by gang members after attending a vigil for rapper Mo3 in Dallas, took to social media on Friday to plead for help raising funds to consult with a specialist.

Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., told his followers he is "not doing that good," and he doesn't have much time to find a specialist before he loses that leg.

Boosie said he needs a ton of money from his fans to pay for a "specialist doctor" who works on "fixing body parts, that cost hundreds of thousands."

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According to TMZ, Boosie, 38, had two surgeries to place pins in his bone, But type 1 diabetics are slow to heal and the slightest cut can be disastrous.

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Sources say Wendy, 56, had a scare last summer when she cut her foot but she didn't realize it due to lack of sensation in her feet. Doctors allegedly gave her antibiotics to save her leg.

She was pictured leaving an emergency room in Manhattan earlier this year. A source says she carefully examines the soles of her feet daily.

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Wendy has a medical condition called lymphedema that causes poor drainage of the lymphatic system in the affected area. The condition causes swelling, tightness, aching, tingling, and numbness.

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Wendy Williams wants you to know she is doing fine after appearing drowsy and physically unstable on a recent show.

Wendy addressed an ex co-worker's concerns after DJ Boof suggested that the daytime talk show host might be influenced by drugs and alcohol.

Wendy's behavior on Friday's show raised alarms on social media. She was lethargic, slurred her words and took long pauses to collect her thoughts.

Her producers couldn't hide the concern on their faces.

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DJ Boof, who quit as Wendy's deejay earlier this year, expressed his concern in an Instagram post on Monday, writing: "...this is going to play out bad. I feel sorry for the workers and victims."

But Wendy insists she is fine and she thanked her fans for continuing to watch. Wendy has been open about her battle with Graves' disease that caused swelling in her legs (lymphedema) that makes it difficult for her to walk.

"I always say I love you for watching 'cause I really, really do. I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you," she said during her show on Monday. "I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it's still work. An effort put in for the hour I'm out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I'm not a perfectionist. I'm not perfect."
 

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Wendy Williams was spotted arriving at the studio with her team earlier this week. The 56-year-old talk show host showed off her dramatic 25 lb weight loss during quarantine.

She looked healthy as she exited her chauffeured SUV. Wendy previously struggled to walk due to a condition called lymphedema which causes a buildup of fluid in the tissue resulting in swelling in her legs and feet.

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But Wendy seemed to be getting around without trouble. She wore denim shorts, an LV letterman style jacket, high top sneakers and a Dior top.

Wendy discussed her condition in a recent episode of her talk show.

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"I have lymphedema and it doesn't go away," she explained, as the camera zoomed in on her pink sneakers. "How dare you, how dare you, how dare you make fun of me and the way I walk and the whole bit," she said, apparently addressing hateful comments made by her former friend, NeNe Leakes.

"What will you get if you live long enough? Everybody gets something," Wendy laughed. "If I don't laugh, I'll cry. Damn you feet, damn you feet, damn you feet!"
 

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Wendy Williams's ex-boyfriend and longtime Deejay is threatening to expose her deepest secrets.

DJ Boof took to social media and threatened to expose Ms. Wendy after she unceremoniously fired him and replaced him with DJ Suss One.

Fans of Wendy's daytime talk show noticed Boof was absent when The Wendy Williams Show returned for a 12th season on Monday, Sept. 21.

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DJ Boof, who manned the wheels of steel on Wendy's show for years, was romantically linked to the 55-year-old after her bitter divorce from husband Kevin Hunter last year.

During an Instagram Live session, DJ Boof threatened to air out some of Wendy's dirty laundry.

"Sh*t about to be crazy y’all," he said, before adding: "God don't like ugly. This little DJ is powerful. I didn't know I was this powerful. I didn't know I had this much weight. I did not know the sort of people I know, the sort of handle I got."

He continued: "I feel thankful, I'm blessed. I'm thankful, you know, you never know who really f**ks with you. God don't like ugly, and when I say sh*t about to be crazy, it's about to be crazy."

Responding to a comment from someone who said he "got the juice," Boof said: "I don't got the juice, I don't got the tea, I got the f**kin' coffee."

But insiders say Wendy is unbothered because Boof signed a NDA that prohibits him from discussing her personal business -- otherwise he would've spilled the tea already.