WENDY WILLIAMS WISHES EX THE BEST: Wendy Williams is doing her best to move on. Speaking to SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway on his show, Sway in the Morning, she said: “I want a divorce and I want to be friends with Kevin. And not because we have a son, but because that was real love. I still love him, just not in that way. You’re either in or you’re out with me.” She then threw shade on Kevin Hunter, who allegedly had a child with his long-term mistress: “I still love him and I wish him the best in his new life with his new family.” As for her own love life, she said that she is “back in the streets” and looking for love.
JUDGE GROUNDS HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Harvey Weinstein is not allowed to fly to Europe to work on a stage production of Cinema Paradiso, per Justice James Burke‘s ruling, Page Six reports. Weinstein is scheduled to go on trial for rape September 9th.
NICOLAS CAGE EXPLAINS WHY HE DOESN’T GO OUT: Nicolas Cage is spending more nights at home after a video of him singing Prince‘s “Purple Rain” at karaoke hit the tabloids earlier this year. “You go to a karaoke bar with a male friend in the neighborhood, the bar says ‘no videotaping’ and suddenly, there’s two different videos of you doing karaoke,” he said in an interview with the New York Times Magazine. “Who did that? Who exposed the videotape? Who sold it?”
RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST MIKE FLEISS DROPPED: The restraining order against Mike Fleiss has been dropped because neither The Bachelor creator nor his accuser, estranged wife Laura Fleiss, showed. They are currently in the midst of settling their divorce, and dropping her restraining order was reportedly part of the terms.
NO HOST FOR THE EMMYS: The Emmys will be host-free this year, following the model the Oscars set this year. Fox CEO Charlie Collier confirmed the news during the TV Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “We're so proud to host the Emmys, but no one will say that is Fox's Emmys,” Collier said. “We're happy to have it this year, we're passing it off to another network partner next year, so our job is to assess how to elevate the program in the year we're lucky enough to broadcast it, and what's interesting to me is how many amazing shows we're saying goodbye to—Game of Thrones, our own Empire, Veep, Big Bang Theory…” The 2019 Emmys will air live on Fox Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
SARA RAMIRIEZ TO LEAVE MADAM SECRETARY: Grey’s Anatomy vet Sara Ramirez joined Madam Secretary in season 4, but will not be a regular in the show’s sixth and final season. The final season jumps forward into the future with Téa Leoni's Elizabeth McCord as President, not Secretary of State.
DAKOTA JOHNSON MISSES HER TOOTH GAP TOO: Dakota Johnson is just as upset as fans are about her tooth gap. And no, she insists she did not have a cosmetic procedure to fix the gap. On Jimmy Fallon‘s Late Night, she explained, “I was having a lot of neck problems recently, so my orthodontist decided that it would be a good idea to take it off and see if my jaw expanded. It helped me, and my gap closed by itself, and I’m really sad about it too.”