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Most people don’t even know about something called The Wendy Williams Show. But hey, it exists, and now you can get paid for knowing about it.
That’s how desperate the program has become.
Actually, Williams won’t be the host for this particular episode, the one which audience members will be paid $75 to watch. Williams is missing time to deal with her ongoing battle with Graves disease.
“Apparently, things are so rough, that the program is offering a $75 cash reward to ‘non-union’ audience members to help fill up the studio ahead of comedian Whitney Cummings’ guest host appearance on Oct. 25, according to Page Six,” Yahoo Life relayed.
Williams is expected to be out until at least the middle of November. The new season of The Wendy Williams Show kicked off earlier this month.
“Bevy Smith, Michael Yo, Devyn Simone, and Elizabeth Wagmeister kicked off Season 13 with a juicy Hot Topics segment on Oct 18,” Yahoo Life noted. “Following the show’s season’s premiere, actress Leah Remini stepped in for hosting duties. According to a recent post on the Wendy Show’s Instagram account, The View’s Sherri Shepard is expected to fill in for Williams during the first week of November.”
The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays on ABC at 10 a.m. EST. For the past few years, the ratings have been in the tank. Without Williams, that’s unlikely to improve.