12:25 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 05/08/2013 01:30PM
Wendy Williams has lost about 20 pounds in the last year, but the talk show host says her accomplishment is about more than just looking good.
Williams says she has come to a place of self-acceptance – with food and her looks.
"It's not a big deal. It might not be right for everybody, but I am perfect the way I am right now," Williams, 48, told Dr. Mehmet Oz on The Dr. Oz Show. "I weigh 175 pounds. I am very accepting of my height and weight and where I am probably for the first time steadily in my life. I feel good."
Originally posted 10/15/2012 12:30PM
The color black puts Wendy Williams at ease.
The talk show host, 48, recently gave PEOPLE a tour of her home, specifically her favorite space – the showcase room where she made it clear: "I don't like white walls."
Explaining that everything to her starts with a dark wall, she says, "I think black is a neutral. It's not much, but it makes me happy."
Originally posted 04/06/2011 11:05AM
If any tears were shed by Wendy Williams following her elimination on Dancing with the Stars, they were likely ones of joy.
The talk show host, 46, says the six weeks she devoted to rehearsals and performances took its toll on her personal and professional life, and she can't wait for things to go back to normal.
"I don't feel like I deserved any of the scores that I got, but still I am ironically pleased to be going home," Williams told PEOPLE backstage Tuesday night, right after she was eliminated. "I have neglected personally [my] 10-year-old son, I have a 12-year marriage and I've got a talk show that demands my attention."
Originally posted 04/05/2011 10:10PM
It was a tough night on Dancing with the Stars!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley took a tumble on Monday's show, but they weren't the only ones who had trouble with their footwork.
Kendra Wilkinson almost fell down some smoky steps at the beginning of her sexy routine with Louis Van Amstel and Kym Johnson told PEOPLE she nearly took a spill while dancing the samba with Hines Ward.
Despite all that, talk show host Wendy Williams earned the night's lowest scores – just 15 points out of 30 – for her stiff fox trot with Tony Dovolani. Judge Len Goodman said they performed "a dance more suited to the radio."
Was that the end of the road for Williams and Dovolani? Keep reading to find out what happened on Tuesday night's results show ...
Originally posted 04/05/2011 11:55AM
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy weren't the only ones to have a misstep on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars.
Though the pair's tumble to the floor was the most obvious – and caused a collective gasp in the ballroom – other contestants admitted to having had trouble with their footwork too.
"We nearly had a fall," pro Kym Johnson, whose samba with Hines Ward earned them one of the night's best scores, told PEOPLE after the show. "I don't know what was going on on the dance floor."
Originally posted 03/29/2011 01:15PM
The first Dancing with the Stars elimination of this season is almost here – and one couple will have to quickstep their way off the stage for good.
But who deserves to get the boot?
There are three notable celebrity laggards in jeopardy, two of whom faced some choice words from the judges on Monday.
Originally posted 03/02/2011 12:35PM
First things first: Lose any food that's smothered in hot sauce.
"That's off the menu now ... and no pig feet, either," Aretha Franklin said good-naturedly on The Wendy Williams Show Wednesday.
Instead, the Queen of Soul and the talk show host sipped afternoon tea in Detroit during their chat, in which Franklin, 68, revealed that she's lost about 85 lbs.
"I've been looking at a lot of pictures, and I was saying [to myself], 'You were entirely too fat for words,' " the 18-time Grammy winner said with a laugh.
Originally posted 03/01/2011 11:05AM
The pain started in her side, Aretha Franklin reveals – and was so bad it "nearly brought [her] to her knees."
During a talk with Wendy Williams set to air Tuesday on The Wendy Williams Show, the 18-time Grammy winner says that discomfort "was my first inkling that something was wrong, that something wasn't what it should be."
As for canceling her performance tour, the Queen of Soul, 68, says, "The pain was so hard it nearly brought me to my knees. So I said, 'The concerts are over. I have to go and find out what is wrong.' "
Originally posted 12/10/2009 01:45PM
Wendy Williams has asked plenty of outrageous questions on her hit daytime talk show. But not even she was prepared for the moment her 9-year-old son said to her, "Mom, are your boobs real?"
"I gagged when my son came and asked me about the implants," Wiliams told PEOPLE. "It was 'Where did you hear that?' But it was on my own show."
During an episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the host admitted that she had breast implants 14 years ago. And while her nationally-syndicated talk show airs while her son Kevin is in school, Williams forgot he catches up with the shows later online.
"Our son did not know I had breast implants," Williams says. "So I sat down and went through plastic surgery with him. And it was great, because I was able to let him know that when his dad met me, I was completely natural. The beauty of my story is that 'Your dad met me as a frog and I have transformed myself, because I wanted to, into a swan.' "
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