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Wendy Williams is putting it all out there for her Lifetime biopic. The trailer Wendy Williams: The Movie, arrived on Thursday (Dec. 3) showcasing the New Jersey native’s rise from radio shock jock to daytime talk show host, plus her marriage troubles and drug addiction.
William's infamous fainting spell during a live Halloween show in 2017 is also featured in the teaser.
Ciera Payton stars as Williams, and Morocco Omari portrays her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, in the film, which is produced by Front Street for Lifetime and executive produced by Williams.
Darren Grant directed the film. The script was penned by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey.
Lifetime will air a documentary special titled, The Wendy Williams Story…What A Mess, directly after the biopic. Wendy Williams: The Movie airs on Lifetime on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. EST.
Watch the trailer below.
Casanova turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday (Dec. 2). The rapper, born Caswell Senior, is charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Prior to surrendering to authorities, Casanova recorded a video message professing his innocence. “As you already know, I’m fighting serious charges right now but I’m innocent, that’s one. Two, I’ve been fighting my whole life so I can do this.”
He was the last to be arrested out of 18 defendants accused in a massive gang bust. The 34-year-old recording artist suggested that his legal predicament was the result of being a rapper. “We are a target. Be careful out there. Watch who you associate with. Watch who people bring y’all around. I’ll see y’all soon, God willing.”
Casanova breaks his silence and says he’s innocent pic.twitter.com/lHYNpwZNTn
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 3, 2020
According to the federal indictment, the alleged members of the Untouchable Gorilla Nation gang are charged with several crimes including racketeering, murder, and narcotics offenses.
On Tuesday, the FBI's New York office announced that Casanova was wanted by the feds. Attorney, James Kousouros, denied that Casanova was attempting to evade authorities.
“From the moment I was contacted, my client's clear intention was to surrender himself, he never intended to evade the judicial process,” Kousouros said. “Over the last 48 hours I was in contact with the government arranging a peaceful surrender. He just wanted a peaceful surrender. Mr. Senior is fully confident that he'll be exonerated when all the facts are brought forth.”
Words are really hard to string together and make others love what you are saying, feeling and envisioning, yet Anthony "AZ" Cruz does the art with effortless ease. A master of symbolic asiatic prose, the member of the reunited 90s super group, The Firm, is riding high off the success of longtime brother in rhyme, Nas' new album cut "Full Circle." The lofty sounding melodic track allows AZ to float those fly phrases into the ether.
Since the release of that long-awaited regrouping along side of other members, Cormega and the very missed Foxy Brown, AZ's fans (new and old) have been asking the Brooklyn bars king when he will release his own music. Well, he has an answer for us all with his golden era sounding single, "Different."
To catch up on the God's music history, start with the Full Circle track on Nas' King's Disease album, then go to AZ's debut album, Doe Or Die.