Wendy Williams is returning to work soon. She shared brand new promo photos for her new podcast on her Instagram page, @thewendyexperiencepodcast.

In one set of promo photos, Wendy sits on a blue crush velour covered swing. She wears a black bodysuit and a big grin on her face.

In another set of photos, Wendy sits on a leather sofa. She looks great, despite her health problems and rumored dementia diagnosis.

She captioned the photos: "How You doin? Co-Host!" and "Self LOVE is the Best LOVE."

Wendy, 58, has been teasing the premiere of her new podcast on Instagram for weeks now.

iHeart Radio and Spotify showed interest initially, but Wendy wanted $100 million for her new podcast deal.

Fans were concerned when she shared a video for her podcast in August. Fans flooded the comments of her last video.

"They don't know how to count me out, but they don't know how to count. Oh well," she said in one video.

Wendy also posted a 2020 photo that showed her shopping with NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton back when NeNe was still on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Wendy captioned the image: "Shopping with the LADIES of ATL! Which [peach emoji] should I have on the Wendy Experience 1st!"

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Meghan Markle says she was not treated as a Black woman in America until she began dating Britain's Prince Harry.

The Duchess of Sussex interviewed American pop singer Mariah Carey in the latest episode of her No. 1 ranked Spotify podcast "Archetypes."

Archetypes shot to number 1 two days after it dropped, replacing "The Joe Rogan Experience" as the top podcast on Spotify in America on Thursday.

Meghan, 41, and Mariah, 53, spoke about their shared experiences as biracial women growing up in America.

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"I didn't fit in. I didn't fit in," said Mariah, who moved with her family over a dozen times as a child. She is pictured with rapper Jay Z in a photo dated January 27, 2018.

"You know, it would be more of the Black area of town or then you could be where my mom chose to live, were the more, the white neighborhoods. And I didn't fit in anywhere at all," Mariah said.

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"Yeah, I understand that," Meghan said, adding that she looked forward to welcoming Mariah on her podcast because they looked like each other.

"You were so formative for me. Representation matters so much," Meghan said.

"But when you are a woman and you don't see a woman who looks like you somewhere in a position of power or influence, or even just on the screen — because we know how influential media is — you came onto the scene, I was like 'Oh, my gosh. Someone kind of looks like me.'"

Meghan said she was also inspired by biracial Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who couldn't easily pass as white because her skin was dark.

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"I had read this article about Halle Berry, and they were asking her how she felt being treated as a mixed-race woman in the world. And her response was her saying, 'Well, your experience through the world is how people view you.' So she said because she was darker in color, she was being treated as a Black woman, not as a mixed woman."

"And I think for us, it's very different because we're light-skinned," Meghan added. "You're not treated as a Black woman. You're not treated as a white woman. You sort of fit in between."

Meghan enjoyed her privilege as a white woman in America, until she began dating Prince Harry.

"I mean, if there's any time in my life that it's been more focused on my race, it's only once I started dating my husband. Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman. Because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted."

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Boxing icon Mike Tyson says he expects to die "fairly soon." The former heavyweight boxing champion made the stunning statement on his podcast, "Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson."

In the video, Tyson suggested that he may not be long for the world.

"We're all gonna die one day of course," Tyson said. "Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face, I say, 'Wow. That's my expiration date. It's coming close, fairly soon.'"

Tyson could be referring to benign moles and skin tags that multiply with age, particularly on Black skin. The medical term is dermatosis papulosa nigra.

Benign (noncancerous) skin tags or moles can be easily removed by a dermatologist. But some people believe the dark spots are a sign of a terminal illness.

The 56-year-old father of 8 also said money doesn't bring happiness and security.

"Money don't mean s–t to me," Tyson said. "I always tell people — they think money's gonna make them happy. They've never had money before — when you have a lot of money, you can't expect nobody to love you. How am I gonna confess my love to you when you have $500 billion?"

He continued: "The false sense of security. You believe nothing can happen. You don't believe the banks could collapse. You believe that you're invincible when you have a lot of money, which isn't true. That's why I always say money is a false sense of security."

Tyson explained why he no longer flies on private planes.

"When I'm on that private plane, that's all I think about is cocaine and prostitutes - that's my trigger. That's my trigger, that's why I don't fly private. I fly commercial because that's a real bad trigger... Private planes are out of my f***ing league."

"Anything that could allow me to be the boss of everything... If I'm the one that can set everything up - hey baby, you do this, you suck, you go here, hey bring the cocaine over here. If I'm ever one of those guys, I want to get the f**k out of there. I don't want to be that guy."

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Rapper-turned-actor Bow Wow (right) reacted to actor Orlando Brown's bizarre comments that Bow Wow has "a bomb a** pu**y."

Brown made the comments during a sit-down interview on the Funny Marco podcast, according to Vlad TV.

During the interview, Brown suggested that Bow Wow is gay.

"When was the last time you watched 106 & Park?" asked the host.

"The last time it was hot! When Lil Bow Wow was on there!" replied Brown.

"You got a problem with Lil Bow Wow?" asked the host.

"I ain't got a problem with Lil Bow Wow... Lil Bow Wow got some bomb a*s p*ssy," Brown said as he took a bite out of his candy bar.

Bow Wow finally reacted to the bizarre comments in response to a fan's tweets on Wednesday:

"Dawg im just now seeing it. I been wrapped up w work. I be chilling ... off the grid not all on the net then ill look up and be trending... they know who names they gotta say to go viral for 24 hours. sh*t be crazy... Tweaked out... but you know dude really need help na im sayn? Thats why we aint trippin on em. Nobody taking him serious. Its sad because he had potential to be great. Its sad. Dem drugs! [sic]"

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Rapper Yung Miami has inked a podcast deal with Sean Combs' Revolt TV. The 28-year-old City Girls member launched her podcast, Caresha Please, on Revolt TV this week, and Combs was her first guest.

The 52-year-old media mogul confessed to dating the ratchet mother-of-two.

In the teaser, Combs said, "I'm single," before adding, "But I'm dating, I'm just taking my time with life. To be honest, just after my loss, losing Kim, losing Cassie, romantically I needed a time out. I just needed to be single and to be free."

Yung Miami then pressed "Mr. billionaire d*ck" to confirm their dating status. "So what we is? What you like about me? Why you f---ing wit a City Girl?" she asked.

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"We date. We're dating. We go have dates, We're friends," he replied, nervously. "We go to strip clubs, church... We have great times."

Combs looks uncomfortable - and for good reason.

This is news to the other Instagram models that Combs has courted in recent weeks, including his former flame Gina Huynh.

In a statement, Combs said, "Yung Miami is not only a superstar artist, she's also unapologetically herself and brings a perspective women around the world can relate to, which is why I'm excited to bring her podcast to life."

"Be ready to be entertained, you never know who may pop up, all things go on Caresha Please. Nothing is off limits," Yung Miami said in a statement.

If you're looking for any sign of chemistry between these two, forget it. Their body language says "friends with benefits" and nothing more.
 

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Young Thug's longtime fiancee Jerrika Karlae says the rapper is "doing good" in jail, where he is being held on RICO racketeering charges.

Young Thug, 30, was denied bond last week and will remain in the Cobb County Detention center until his trial on January 9, 2023.

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Karlae said she spoke with Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, and he is coping well despite his circumstances. They also discussed the recent passing of his childhood friend, rapper Lil Keed, who was signed to his label.

"Yeah, I spoke to him," she said on "The Progress Report" podcast. "He's doing good, actually, and he's in great spirits. I feel like this is just a moment for him to learn a lot of lessons."

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She said Young Thug gives her advice on how to cope while he's locked up.

"Honestly, he was giving me advice on how to... He was like, 'Keep your head in the game, wake up every day and put a smile on your face and, like, be thankful, and we good.'"

Karlae, 28, said Young Thug is deeply religious and he knows the Bible inside out.

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"I see the growth, and I really feel like I see his faith," she told the podcast hosts. "Bro that man really know the Bible inside out. Nobody know that about him because people don't talk about that."

Karlae is best known for dating the Atlanta rapper on and off over the years. They were engaged in 2015 but broke up in 2017 before getting back together.

Young Thug has six children by multiple women and none by Karlae.

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D.L. Hughley addressed his dispute with comedienne Mo'Nique who accused him of contractual shenanigans recently.

Mo'Nique was upset that she was removed as headliner in favor of D.L. during a comedy show in Detroit last weekend.

She called D.L. a down-low brother and other disrespect in a 10-minute rant on stage at The Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

"That's what the motherf**king contract says," she told the audience. "'Mo'Nique is to be the last motherf**king person on the got d*mn stage. She is the headliner.' That's what I signed the contract for."
 

 
Another clip showed Mo'Nique suggesting D.L. is on the D.L. She also expressed her sympathy for his wife.

After some back and forth, D.L. provided receipts in the form of his contract which confirmed he was headliner.

Then Mo'Nique produced her contract, which was actually drawn up by her husband, Sidney Hicks.

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A frustrated D.L. said he originally turned down the opportunity to do comedy gigs with Mo'Nique, but he changed his mind when others told him that things were different with her.

He decided it would be wrong not to give Mo'Nique a chance because she had never crossed him.

"Now I know what Tyler Perry knows, I know what Lee Daniels knows, I know what Oprah knows, I know what Steve Harvey knows, I know what Charlamagne Tha God knows, I know what Netflix knows," he said on his radio show on Tuesday. "Saying yes to Mo'Nique is an occupational hazard."

He accused Mo'Nique of delaying the start of her set hoping the audience would get restless. "Mo'Nique actually felt that she had merit... She knew she had to get onstage or she would in breach of contract."

He wondered why Mo'Nique got on stage to drag him, his wife, Stevie Harvey, and his support dog if she thought she had a legitimate dispute.

"What does Steve Harvey have to do with your contract? What does my wife have to do with your contract?" he said.

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D.L. accused Mo'Nique of "trying to weaponize Black femininity." You proceeded to assault my sexuality. You have the temerity to assault someone's sexuality - a man's sexuality - given who you lay next to?" he said, referring to rumors that her husband (pictured) is bisexual.

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Omari Hardwick apparently comes out of the closet in a sit-down interview on The Pivot podcast.

The former football player compared his camaraderie with football players to his relationship with men. He hinted that his character "Ghost" in the TV drama "Power" was secretly in love with his best friend Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora).

Hardwick explained how he finally embraced his sexuality.

"I'm a guy's guy, I cannot erase it," he said.

"Every dude who comes up to me and goes, 'Yo, my girl loves you homie, can I get a picture?' I always say, 'You don't love me? You don't love me? You gotta love me first. You the king of your household. She can fanfare me... But the man's gotta rock with the man."

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Hardwick went on to explain that women have useful feminine attributes, but men connect with other men on an emotional level that women don't share with other women.

"They just don't," he said. "And all the smart strong women would go 'It's true.' So I had to first insert that. I gotta get the guys..."

He added: "What I am very good at is embracing how much I'm not afraid to love on men, particularly Black men."

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Singer Tank praised Kelly Rowland and called her "by far one of the most talented females I've ever worked with in my life."

He also said Destiny's Child was created to worship and adore Beyonce.

Tank made the statements in a recent appearance on the Drink Champs podcast. He believes Kelly, with whom he collaborated, was overlooked by then-manager Mathew Knowles, who wanted to elevate his daughter, Beyonce.

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"You have no idea. I had no idea. [Kelly is] one of the best of us," said Tank. “I worked with Kelly Rowland and I was completely thrown the f--k off because we always want to give the credit to Beyonce, who is Beyonce? Kelly Rowland is by far one of the most talented females I've ever worked with in my life."

He admitted that he originally thought Destiny's Child was being carried by Beyonce — until he worked with Kelly in the studio and realized she was more talented than Bey.

"I was sitting in the studio like 'Do y'all hear these harmonies?" Tank said, referring to Kelly.

"Do you hear her voice? The texture, the changes, and dynamics... are y'all hearing this?' I never knew! I gave all the credit to Beyonce. That's how the business of Destiny's Child was set up: to adore Beyonce."

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A fan put Chris Brown on blast after he kicked her out of a party when she wouldn't let him smash.

The fan revealed Chris Brown's bad manners during an episode of the We In Miami podcast. "I ain't gone lie, I'm not cool with him," she told host Slim Stunta.

She explained why Brown has children in every area code. She said she was chilling with the singer/songwriter when, "He just kinda said, 'B*tch if you ain't f*cking or s*cking, get the f*ck out.'"

Slim Stunta confirmed that too many women are giving it up nowadays and artists are used to that.

"A lot of people think the lyrics in the songs are fake... they're telling the truth," he said. Slim quoted a line in Brown's song "Strip" in which he sang, "If we ain't freakin' we ain't speakin'. You think I'm playing? No I'm not."

Even the podcast host expects women to put out if they want to hang out with him in the VIP.

Slim said, "I've had girls removed from a party because they lied to me and said that they were [down to f*ck]... then they wanted to act regular."

In the video caption, the host confirmed that this is what's expected at celebrity parties. Which is why the child support courts are so busy in Hollywood.
 

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Wendy Williams has accepted her fate. According to The Sun, the former daytime TV host has given up her dream of returning to television.

Instead, she is shopping a $100 million podcast deal - and interest is heating up.

Multiple sources revealed to The Sun that Wendy, 57, is shopping a podcast deal that could net her a whopping $100 million.

One source tells The Sun that iHeart Radio and Spotify are interested in a deal with the former radio host.

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Wendy would be going back to her roots in radio if she lands a podcast deal similar to Joe Rogan's. Joe has a $100 million podcast deal with Spotify.

A source close to Wendy explained, "She sees Joe Rogan has a $100 million podcast deal, and now she wants that kind of money."

The source tells The Sun that Spotify is the likely home for Wendy's new podcast. But Spotify execs worry that Wendy may not show up for work.

The talk show guru took an extended hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show for health and personal reasons. Sherri Shepherd has her own talk show in Wendy's time slot. Sherri subbed for Wendy while she was gone.

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Sherri expressed concern for Wendy in an Instagram Live on Saturday, after Wendy said she would not watch her former friend's new talk show.

"I did hear Wendy say she will not watch me on the new show and that's okay," Sherri said. "You know, I understand I'm not mad at Wendy. She's going though a lot."

Sherri asked viewers to keep Wendy in their thoughts and prayers. "I would say that everyone should be praying for Wendy right now. I'm truly concerned for her because I don't feel like there's anybody over there protecting her."
 
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Vivica A. Fox said she hopes people learn a lesson about karma after Kevin Samuels died.

Samuels passed away from an apparent cardiac arrest at age 56 in his Buckhead apartment on May 5.

Vivica responded to comic actor Marlon Wayans saying Samuels' diatribes were "healing".

"This man was a hypocrite, in my opinion," she said, referring to Samuels.

"I didn't find anything about this man to be healing. He insulted African American women on a consistent basis.

"To me, he was a shock jock. I hope this is teaching folks a lesson about the karma that you put out, the negativity that you put out in the world. That when karma comes knocking at your door, she might not be so kind..."

She continued:

"So, you know, the fact that he keeled over real quick and was supposedly with a woman - that we don't yet know the nationality - um, rest in peace.

"I heard he had an apartment... Talking about how to get a man like him — like he was some great catch," she said. "He was faking the funk for the 'Gram."

Black Twitter is currently ripping Vivica to shreds, but others say Vivica is entitled to her opinions just as Kevin was entitled to his.

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Rapper Jim Jones opened up about his early sex education in a recent episode of Angela Yee's Lip Service podcast.

Jones, who is Puerto Rican, said his mother taught him how to tongue kiss and gave him his first condoms.

"She showed me with her mouth... she showed me how to tongue kiss when I was younger," he said. He said his first lesson was a good experience.

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By contrast, the "We Fly High" rapper said he was disgusted the first time he ever kissed a girl.

Jones, 45, said he met his father for the first time when he was 13 years old and again when he was 26 -- the same year his father passed away.

"Every day that I didn't see my dad I loved him even more," he said. "The few times that I did get to see him he was like the flyest dude in the whole world to me."

Even though Jones was raised by a single mother, he says she wasn't bitter and she never criticized his father.

Jones said his mother always spoke well of his father, who was a drug addict.

"My mom and my dad were like Bonnie & Clyde," he said, adding that she fell pregnant with him in high school.

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Jones is in a long-term relationship with Chrissy Lampkin, 50. The couple appeared on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York and starred in the spin-off reality show Chrissy & Mr. Jones.
 

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Rapper Kevin Gates touted the health benefits of semen retention in a "Million Dollaz Worth of Game" podcast interview.

The 35-year-old Louisiana native explained his diet regimen before launching into his bedroom habits.

"And another thing... that's like, really healing to your body, it's gonna sound crazy, is semen retention," he said.

"Not releasing no semen. Like, you can have sex and it's beautiful... You can have sex, but your intention should be to please your partner."

Kevin went on to say holding semen will "heal your central nervous system and everything. Heal your brain."

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Kevin, who is married to Instagram model and entrepreneur Dreka Gates, said he aims to please his partner in the bedroom.

"That's just me, I aim to please my partner -- whatever partner I'm dealing with at the time."

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Kevin was rumored to date R&B singer Monica during a break in his relationship with Dreka (pictured).

According to Healthline.com, semen retention is as old as mankind itself. The practice of holding semen takes a lot of muscle control and flexing your pelvic muscles before just ejaculation is key.

The benefits of semen retention include:

Mentally

  • more confidence and self-control
  • less anxiety and depression
  • increased motivation
  • better memory, concentration
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    Physically

  • greater vitality
  • increased muscle growth
  • thicker hair, deeper voice
  • improved sperm quality
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    Spiritually

  • deeper relationships
  • stronger life force
  • better overall happiness
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    Kevin must be doing something right, because Dreka can't get enough of her man.

    In a recent Instagram post, in the caption of a photo of Kevin jumping onstage, she wrote: "Beautiful, amazing, talented being you are. I love you."


     

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    Idris Elba's wife Sabrina is upset over his increasing temper tantrums. On the couple's new podcast, he shared that he tells her to "leave" if she was afraid of his explosive "anger tantrums".

    The 'Suicide Squad' actor recalled feeling "stressed" in the early days of his romance when Sabrina pressed him to put a ring on it.

    The couple married in April 2019 after two years together. But when the chemistry faded, Idris began to reveal his true side.

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    When she questioned his angry outbursts, he suggested they end their relationship.

    Speaking on their podcast series, Coupledom, Idris said: "Sabrina and I, very early in our relationship I was very stressed so I had these massive anger tantrums that were like explosions.

    "She was like, 'Who are you?'

    "I was always the first to say, 'Hey, if you're not happy, leave. Move.' It was kind of like a male instinct."

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    Idris theorized that they clashed because they both have "strong personalities" but the British star is trying to do better at avoiding conflict.

    He said:

    "Sabrina and I both have strong personalities and typically it's Sabrina who says, 'Look, I don't want to fight... I've been getting better at it recently but when I do it, I get nothing back. When she does it, I go, 'Thank you.'"

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    Idris and Sabrina are pictured at a movie premiere with his daughter, Isan Elba, from a previous relationship.

    Despite their arguments, the couple recently insisted they are in a "good place" together and love working together on their podcast and new lifestyle brand S'able Labs.

    Sabrina said:

    "We're newly business partners, but we're also newlyweds. Idris is my best friend. I want to be around this guy every day of my life, so it's really great to be able to see what that morphs into."

    And Idris added:

    "I'd say we're in a good place. It was a challenging year, but ultimately, when you look to the side and you've got someone that's been there, ride or die, that's really comforting."