Thursday, October 6, 2022

Wendy Williams Spreads Anti-Drug Message with New Life-size Billboard

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*In an effort to continue her fight against drug abuse, Wendy Williams has launched a life-size billboard in Times Square that will run for three months with the goal of sparking awareness and saving lives.

According to Page Six, the billboard features a split video of a promotion for the “Wendy Show” and Williams’ Hunter Foundation, which launched a campaign called Be Here that serves to combat drug and substance abuse. The new billboard includes a message encouraging people to donate to the foundation to help fight addiction.

Peep the clip below.

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The daytime talk-show host previously told Page Six that she aims to “bring light” to the fact that addiction “doesn’t have to be your demise.”

“I lost a little over 10 years of my life regarding substance abuse, but I’m now going into Season 10 [of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’]. I’m married, I have a great career and a flourishing business … it’s not that you fall down, it’s how you rise. And if you rise, then you reach back.

“This is a reach back.”

In related news, Williams, who recently concluded a 10-city tour to celebrate the 10th season of “The Wendy Williams Show,” shared with the nytimes.com that she has trust issues when it comes to travel: she never leaves her passport in a hotel safe because she’s afraid of theft and hasn’t checked a bag in 30 years because of the TSA.

“You know, you read so many bad stories about how they take stuff. I don’t need anyone taking my shoes, or a pair of jeans or my hair, or anything like that. And my husband and I have been from Berlin to Paris, we’ve been across the world and for a week at a time, and never checked anything. Efficiency! I was a girl scout!”

And while the New Jersey native loves home, she says it’s “not my place to recharge.

“The food is great there but no, that’s not my place. I need to get on a plane and you know, stretch out and get there within four hours. Any place within four hours is my place. Because I have 40-inch legs, and they need to un-crumple before I get arthritis.”

Read the full NY Times conversation here.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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