Hollywood Quick Hits: Wendy Williams, Marsai Martin & More!
WENDY WILLIAMS POSTPONES RETURN OF TALK SHOW: Wendy Williams has postponed her return to her talk show for a second time. According to Variety, distributor and producer Debmar-Mercury confirmed Wednesday (January 9th) that Wendy will return on January 21st. The Wendy Williams Show has been in reruns since December 24th and will resume with new episodes on January 14th, but with a panel of "Hot Talkers" in place of Wendy’s absence. Wendy is recovering from an arm injury. Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said of Wendy, "As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover. Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair."
MARSAI MARTIN SET TO BECOME HOLLYWOOD’S YOUNGEST EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Marsai Martin is about to make history by becoming the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood film when her movie, Little, hits theaters in April. According to VIBE, Marsai said the film was inspired by Tom Hanks’ 1988 film, Big. She explained, "It was one of my most favorite films growing up. After the Season 1 finale of Black-ish, we told Kenya Barris about it, and he called Will Packer and said: ‘Yo, you know the girl who plays Diane on Black-ish? She has this dope idea!’" The trailer for Little, which stars Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall was released on Wednesday (January 9th). Little hit theaters on April 12th.
COLUMBUS SHORT REVEALS HE WAS MOLESTED BY HIS BABY SITTER: Actor Columbus Short has revealed that he was molested by his baby sitter. In a video uploaded to social media, Short said, "So I was just talking to a friend of mine, and you know, this R. Kelly stuff is really affecting people in a lot of different ways. I had to pull over because I got a little emotion; because, I found out R. Kelly was molested by his sister. It’s sad, it doesn’t justify anything he’s done as an adult man. But I was molested by my babysitter, and she, she would make me do things that were really uncomfortable. I was scared to speak out, but I’m not scared anymore. I think it’s time in our community the only way to heal it, is to speak on it. I’m a talented man that was touched. It affect me in ways I can’t even explain."
NICK YOUNG ACCUSED OF KICKING FAN IN GENITALS: According to TMZ, the LAPD is investigating NBA baller, Nick Young, for allegedly kicking a fan in the genitals and taking his phone after the fan took a picture of him. Apparently, the fan recognized Young at a popular car wash in Los Angeles and asked for a quick photo. Young said no, but the fan took the picture anyway. Young reportedly snatched the phone, then kicked the fan in the genitals. Police are investigating, but have not made any arrests.