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Comedian Gary Owen's wife, Kenya Duke responded to his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show that aired on Thursday, June 10.

Kenya filed for a divorce earlier this year, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and share three grown children, sons Emilio and Austin, and a daughter, Kennedy.

During his appearance, Gary tried to promote his current film project, The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, but Wendy was more interested in his failed marriage to Kenya.

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Kenya took to Instagram to express her displeasure at her estranged husband.

"I was shocked you spent most of your time talking about me, the divorce, son and daughter, she wrote, adding that he didn't "shut it down real quick" with Wendy and focus more on promoting his film.

"Why didn't you?" she wrote, "because you want my attention and you knew someone would send it to me."

Gary did try to promote his film, however, there is only one reason Wendy invited Gary on her show.

"My lawyer doesn't want me to say anything," Gary told Wendy.

"We got a lot of legal stuff we gotta go through. But I will say, there's a big twist in my divorce that a lot of people don't know about. It's a doozy, but I can't speak on it yet. But it's big. It changed the whole dynamic of the divorce."

As reported by theGrio.com, Kenya filed for divorce in March. She is requesting $44,000 per month in spousal support.

Gary reportedly changed his phone number and forced Kenya to go through his attorney to request enough money to keep her lights on.

Gary pushed back on accusations from Kenya that he was a deadbeat dad, saying, "our kids are adults."
 

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Radio insiders are still buzzing about gossip maven Wendy Williams dissing "The Breakfast Club" co-host Angela Yee (right).

The incident took place at the grand re-opening of Caroline's Comedy Club in NYC. Caroline's reopened after 15 months of Covid lockdowns.

Legendary radio personality and blogging pioneer Miss Jones (pictured in 2000) and radio icon Wendy arrived together and sat at the same table in the club.

By coincidence, Angela was also in the club that night.

When Miss Jones spotted Angela in the crowd, she took out her phone asked host Donnell Rawlings to take a photo of the three radio legends together.

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But club patrons were stunned when Wendy refused to leave her seat to join Miss Jones and Angela onstage for a photo.

Miss Jones and Angela ended up taking photos together -- without Wendy.

The crowd jeered at Wendy, with one patron saying, "Wendy, get up and go onstage to take the picture. What's her problem? Why wouldn't she get up?"

Another patron said, "If petty was a person."

Cell phone photos show Wendy pursing her lips while ignoring the other patrons begging her to go onstage.

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Insiders whispered that Wendy despises Angela Yee (pictured in 2019). Angela is rumored to have a nasty personality and she rubs other radio personalities the wrong way.
 

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Wendy Williams is single again, after a short-lived romance with contractor Mike Esterman.

The talk show host started dating Esterman after meeting him through her show's "Date Wendy" segment in February and March. And while Wendy met Mike's folks in Maryland, Esterman told the New York Post's Page Six on Monday that they have now gone their separate ways.

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Esterman said his busy schedule left little room for a torrid romance with the daytime talk show Diva.

"She deserves to be with someone who may have more time," he said. "I had placed all work-related tasks aside to get to know her on a personal level, no angles or hidden agendas.

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"I can only wish her the best as we both continue the search at our own paces and remain friends in the process. I have enjoyed our times together and felt great to be able to make her laugh."

Sources say Wendy still hasn't gotten over her ex, Kevin Hunter, who cheated on her throughout her marriage and fathered a baby out of wedlock.

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The Internet is buzzing about Joseline Hernandez grilling Wendy Williams for overlooking the many accomplishments of Latina women.

Joseline was the celebrity guest on Wendy's episode which aired on Wednesday, April 28.

"I'm an accomplished woman," said Joseline, "and I feel like every time I come on your show, you don't give me those flowers now... You're 35 years my senior. I should get those flowers by you. I should feel wanted by people like you."

Wendy was annoyed by Joseline's line about her being 35 years older.

"Ouch. Shame!," said Wendy, who added that, as a woman, she feels undervalued at the end of the day.

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Joseline also touched on Wendy's scandalous divorce from Kevin Hunter that nearly derailed her career.

"You have to do better. You're not even in an abusive relationship anymore. You don't deal with that man anymore. You should be in a better place. And when people come on your show -- especially Black culture -- you should be nicer to us, the ladies, you should respect us, you should give us our flowers while we're here, and you should tell us how proud you are of what we've done in the streets."

Wendy repeatedly distracted Joseline from her speech by asking to see her shoes. "Well I'm not proud of all [women]," said Wendy. "And what I've been through makes me even harder on young women. Like you can do better. Now can we get back to the show at hand? Let me see your shoes."

Watch the explosive exchange below.
 

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Sherhonda Gaulden clapped back at Wendy Williams for criticizing her son, NBA YoungBoy.

Sherhonda doesn't play about her children. The entrepreneur was a teenage mom when she gave birth to NBA YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden.

The 21-year-old father-of-7 was arrested by the LAPD after a brief foot chase on Monday in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, the rapper was arrested on an outstanding warrant for firearms possession stemming from an arrest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in September.

At issue were two weapons police found on YoungBoy at the time of his arrest last year. He is currently in FBI custody, pending possible RICO charges.

As part of her job as the reigning gossip queen of daytime talk TV, Wendy Williams spoke on YoungBoy's arrest during Tuesday's "Hot Topics" segment.

"He's got to go to jail," said Williams. "How do you do a hot pursuit? There are innocent people out here. You could've hurt innocent people in your hot pursuit and running through people's backyards. Nobody wants that – bringing down the property values.

"And, and how is it that you do what you do with seven kids at only 21-years-old? And I wonder what Yaya Mayweather's father, Floyd, is saying about this," she said, referring to YoungBoy's 7th baby mama, Yaya, who gave birth to his son, Kentrell Gaulden Jr., last year.
 

YoungBoy's mother was furious and she checked Wendy about her comments on her son.

"F**k Wendy Williams around here letting a half-dead 90-year-old white man suck her d*ck worried about my child stop tagging me in b***h."

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In a follow-up meme after Instagram removed her Wendy diss, she wrote: "They removed my post remove her show [sic]."

She captioned the crying laughing meme: "I'm sorry she not a man I lied she a woman I quit."
 

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Wendy Williams apparently caused a big stink when she let out a loud, wet fart while simultaneously burping during Monday's "Wendy Show" episode.

The incidence of flatulence occurred while Wendy, 56, was in the middle of discussing Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's divorce drama.

"I apologize, I apologize," she said quickly while her audience/crew laughed out loud.

An insider claimed Wendy cleaned up and changed into another black dress during a commercial break. Apparently, Wendy keeps identical outfits in her dressing room in case of an accident.

But Wendy's team denied she changed her dress or cleaned up during a commercial break.

People with Graves' disease (hyperactive thyroid) tend to have frequent loose stools or diarrhea. Accidents do happen.

If you recall last January (2020), Wendy and her team vigorously denied reports that she passed gas on national television.

"I barely fart," she said at the time. "You know why? Because gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching, because all I do is talk."

She continued:

"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 also explained that she leans on her chair armrest because sitting straight up is hard on her spine.

If you recall, Wendy's producer Norman Baker and stagehand John Anderson explained that the wet farting sound occurred when they were filling a fish tank backstage for a science experiment.

This time there were no such denials from Wendy or her crew, as she quickly apologized live on air when she broke wind and burped.

What causes excessive flatulence?

Flatulence is the accumulation of gasses in the colon and rectum. Passing gas is normal. Most healthy people pass gas between 14 and 23 times a day. But if you break wind more than that, you should consult a doctor because you could have a more serious GI problem.
 

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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."