Sherri Shepherd is finalizing a deal to become a permanent host on The Wendy Williams Show, according to various news outlets.
TMZ was the first to report the news. Sherri emerged as the lead guest hosts on the show, filling in on a regular basis for Wendy since the beginning of the 13th season as the veteran talk show host took time off to recover from a variety of health issues.
This would mark Sherri’s return to being a full-time daytime talk show host following her stint as co-host of The View.
The news of Sherri’s pending deal for The Wendy Williams Show, which will be renamed, comes as major station groups solidify their daytime lineups for next season. The Wendy Williams Show, has been a staple on the Fox stations from its inception.
The Wendy Williams Show recently set the guest host list for February, with Sherri and Michael Rapaport joined by Fat Joe and Remy Ma as well as Bevy Smith and Terrence J. According to sources, Wendy’s recovery has been slower than she had hoped for, and she will not be back on the show this season. Her work schedule beyond that is unclear at the moment.
Wendy has been plagued by rumors, including she is suffering from dementia and that her bank has frozen her assets due to her financial advisor claiming her health is declining and being of unsound mind. Apparently Wendy’s former financial adviser has communicated with Wells Fargo bank and states that Wendy is “of unsound mind” to govern the large amounts of money in the bank’s custody.
Wendy hasn’t been able to access her accounts for two weeks.
Wendy’s attorneys have filed a petition asking a judge to force the bank to recognize her as the legal and capable owner of the account.
According to court documents, in April of 2018, she entered into an Asset Advisor Agreement with Wells Fargo under the belief that the bank would provide brokerage cash services and execute securities trades on her behalf. However, off the report of a former financial adviser named Lori Schiller, the bank was told that Wendy was “of unsound mind” and was unable to manage her accounts herself.
Wendy’s team alleges that Lori Schiller was fired and despite that, the bank is still communicating with her about Wendy’s business matters.
To be updated.
Source: Deadline, Yahoo!