Silver screen legend Elizabeth Taylor is once again the talk of Tinsletown, what with her rumored engagement (which she denies), and the recent revelation by soap superstar Tony Geary (with whom Taylor briefly appeared on General Hospital for Luke and Laura's legendary wedding storyline in the 80's) that the two had been lovers. I caught up with Geary at the recent ABC/SOAPnet Broadway Cares event and got the skinny on why he chose to reveal his romance with Taylor to talk queen Wendy Williams after all these years.
Daytime Confidential: On Wendy Williams, you revealed recently your romance with Elizabeth Taylor. How did you manage to keep your affair with her under wraps for so long, especially being in the entertainment industry?
TG: Well nobody's asked in 20 years so it wasn't that hard. I'll always cherish her, and I'll always be fond of her. I don't like any of that tabloid mess. Unless you have telepathy, my life's pretty much closed. Wendy has a way of... [Trails off]
Popular urban blog DimeWars.com has posted a clip of Wendy Williams discussing those Victoria Rowell to The Real Housewives of Atlanta rumors. From the looks of the clip (after the jump) , Ms. Williams would we be down for seeing the soap opera diva mixing it up with the housewives! Williams did try to diss Rowell's Emmy Awards Obama dress though. Don't hate Wendy, don't hate! READ MORE
Several online sources are reporting that Fox O&O stations (owned and operated) have picked up The Wendy Williams Show through the 2011-2012 season. The show is currently distributed through Debmar-Mercury. Williams' New York-based show began airing nationally in July after getting good ratings over a six-week period in the summer of 2008. READ MORE
I got a chance to speak with talk show host Wendy Williams outside the Creative Arts Emmys held on Aug. 29. Williams was at the ceremony to present nine of the evening's awards. When I asked Williams if her self-titled talker would be delving into the tragic death of famed disc jockey DJ AM, Williams said the news would probably be dated by the time her show was able to address it, due to their taping schedule. She did offer her feelings on the matter to Daytime Confidential.
"I'm just sick about it," says Williams. "What happened with DJ AM is truly a cautionary tale of Hollywood. He had been obese and struggled with drugs in the past. Then he had gastric bypass surgery and got himself clean, but if you don't deal with the issues that made you overeat or do drugs in the first place, they they can come back to haunt you. I'm sure the plane crash he survived helped trigger some of those deep seated issues." READ MORE