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The family of murdered 19-year-old TikTok star Swavy have demanded an apology from TV host Wendy Williams.

Williams come under fire last week after she shaded Swavy, real name Matima Miller, on the July 7 episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

Swavy was best known for his dance videos and comedy skits on TikTok.

Swavy was shot to death by an unknown assailant in Delaware on July 5.

Wendy acknowledged that no one in her studio audience had ever heard of Swavy until after he was killed.

"I have no idea who this person is ... neither does one person in this building. He’s a TikTok star, and he’s got more followers than me: 2.5 million," Williams said on July 7.

"Swavy is now dead. Ah, all those followers. Yeah, that's really tragic, only 19 years old," she said.

Someone tweeted out a clip of the segment on Thursday night and Wendy's name trended on Twitter.com and TikTok.

Now Swavy's mom Chanell Clark and older sibling Rahkim Clark have demanded an apology from Williams.

"Wendy has always been a messy person," Rahkim said."This is not just any other story, this is not a highlight, this is not a hot topic, this is our real life."

"I'm so p**sed off, because you did him like that," Chanell said as she tried to fight back her tears. "I'm looking for an apology, I do want an apology."

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Sources have confirmed that Sharon Osbourne will not return to U.S. daytime show "The Talk" when it resumes production next month.

The British TV personality was let go after an on-air controversy with a co-host and allegations of racism.

Osbourne came under fire for her defense of fellow Brit newsman Piers Morgan's verbal attack on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

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During the segment, co-host Sheryl Underwood, 2nd from right, suggested Morgan's comments about Markle were racist, but Osbourne, center, became upset, claiming Underwood's outburst inferred that she was a racist.

"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne grumbled.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

On March 15, insiders said Osbourne would not return to the show and that producers were quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

Then actress Leah Rimini recalled that Osbourne referred to former colleague Julie Chen as "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Osbourne vigorously denied the allegations and claimed she hired bodyguards due to "death threats".

"The Talk" is set to return to CBS on April 12.
 

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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 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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