The Wendy Williams Showhas lined up its guest hosts for the month of March, including the 51-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban rapper.
The month kicks off with comedian Kym Whitley and actor Finesse Mitchell hosting from Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11.
Frequent guest hosts Fat Joe and Remy Ma will take the helm beginning Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18.
Main guest host Sherri Shepherd, who was recently announced to succeed Williams with her own syndicated talk show Sherri, will return to the purple chair beginning Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25.
Closing out the month will be TV personality Carson Kressley and actress Vivica A. Fox in their debut as guest hosts from Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1.
Shepherd, along with Michael Rapaport have been the lead guest hosts of the show with Williams out, but Rapaport is no longer on the schedule.
The Wendy Williams Show is slated to continue through the end of this season with rotating guest hosts, including Shepherd, as Williams has been sidelined with health issues for the entire season.
Krysta Rodriguez is readyin’ for a Bitchin’ holiday season…
The 37-year-old Latina actress/singer and Broadway star will star in VH1’s new holiday movie The Bitch Who Stole Christmas.
Launching on December 2, the film is described as “the draggiest Christmas movie ever made.”
It follows a workaholic big-city fashion journalist is sent to a Christmas-obsessed small town to dig up a story when she finds herself in the middle of cut-throat housewives, a high-stakes “Winter Ball” competition, and a sinister plot that could destroy Christmas.
Written by Connor Wright and Christina Friel and directed by Don Scardino, it stars RuPaul, Rodriguez, Andy Ridings, Michelle Visage, Ginger Minj, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Peppermint, Jan Sport, Jaymes Mansfield, Latrice Royale, Gottmik, Morgan McMichaels, Porkchop, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Chad Michaels, Heidi N Closet, Kelly Mantle, Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Mayhem Miller, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Rock M. Sakura, Kylie Sonique Love, Kim Petras, Charo and Anna Maria Horsford.
Produced by World of Wonder and MTV Entertainment Studios, it is exec produced by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Don Scardino, Nina L. Diaz, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt, Samantha Schles, Marcia Lansdown and Janee Dabney.
The 29-year-old Mexican American drag performer, actor, television personality and singer will make a guest appearance on Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Valentina, who finished in 7th place on Season 9 of the acclaimed reality series and 7th place on the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and fellow Miss Congeniality winners from past seasons Nina West and Heidi N Closet will appear in future episodes.
Cynthia Erivo, Nicole Byer, Loni Love, TS Madison and Jamal Sims are slated to join the RuPaul’s Drag Race judges panel this season alongside mainstays Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and, Mama Ru (RuPaul Charles).
In addition, RuPaul’sDrag Race superfans Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson will surprise queens later this season with interactive video master classes.
The 13 queens vying for the ultimate title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” this season include Denali (Chicago), Elliott with 2 Ts (Las Vegas), Gottmik (Los Angeles), Joey Jay (Phoenix), Kahmora Hall (Chicago), Kandy Muse (New York), LaLa Ri (Atlanta), Olivia Lux (New York), Rosé (New York), Symone (Los Angeles), Tamisha Iman (Atlanta), Tina Burner (New York), and Utica Queen (Minneapolis).
The Lead With Love: Project Angel FoodEmergency Telethon will air from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PT on KTLA 5in Los Angeles and stream live on the channel’s website and on the Project Angel Food page.
The goal is to raise $500,000 to support Project Angel Food’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, set up for increased needs due to the coronavirus. In the past two months, the organization has gone from serving 1,600 people a day, to serving 2,000 people a day.
Along with a mix of in-studio and virtual appearances, the telethon will include a live phone bank where callers can talk to celebrity guests, including Di Pace, Jonathan Adams, Joely Fisher, Rachel Lindsay, Peter Porte, Charlie Carver, Lawrence Zarian, Sasha Roiz and Lauren Tom.
Scheduled performers include Annie Lennox, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelly Clarkson, with Eric McCormack, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jessica Holmes hosting.
Other performers include Cee Lo Green, Deborah Cox and Billy Idol, and the event will include appearances by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Elton John, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sharon Stone, Marie Osmond, Zachary Levi, Pauley Perrette, Marianne Williamson, John Goodman, Valerie Bertinelli, Marlee Matlin, Olivia Newton-John, Kelly Osbourne, Margaret Cho, Charo, Danny Trejo, Matt Bomer,Cheryl Tiegs, Tyler Henry, Carson Kressley,Eileen Davidson, Chrissy Metz, Sandra Lee, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, Victoria Principal, Yvette Nicole Brown, Loni Love, Chaz Dean, Sasha Alexander, Ron Cey and Josh Flagg.
The event is being presented by City National Bank, and executive producer is Brad Bessey. Lisa Foxx will serve as announcer and auctioneer Gabriel Butu will be the money man.
Founded in 1989 during the AIDS crisis, Project Angel Food medically tailored meals to people with life-threatening illnesses, including those who are at high risk for COVID-19.
“This event will blend the best nostalgic elements from the Jerry Lewis Telethon with the modern virtual fundraisers of today,” Project Angel Food executive director Richard Ayoub said in a statement.
Click here for more information on the event and learn how to donate.
The 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress will serve as a celebrity guest judge on the seventh season of Logo TV’s hit reality television competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race.
RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for the series, which details RuPaul’s search for “America’s next drag superstar.”
Alba has previously served as a guest judge on Cupcake Wars and Project Runway.
In addition to Alba, this season’s celebrity guest judges include Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, John Waters, Kathy Griffin, Olivia Newton-John, Alyssa Milano, Kat Dennings, Jordin Sparks, Mel B, Tamar Braxton, Rebecca Romijn, Santino Rice, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Urie, Rachael Harris, Lucian Piane and Merle Ginsberg.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is also adding two new permanent judges to the mix. Carson Kressley (Queer Eye For The Straight Guy) and Ross Mathews (Chelsea Lately) will join returning judge Michelle Visage as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or “Sashay Away.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race is slated to premiere at 9:00 pm ET on March 2 on Logo TV.
The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor/musician and “culture vulture” will be reuniting with his Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast mates to celebrate the hit reality series’ big anniversary.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was a surprise hit when it premiered back in July 2003, adding the “make-better” to the pop culture conversation and sending Bravo on its reality television track.
Now the cable channel is celebrating the five-season series with Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later, an Andy Cohen-hosted gathering of the “Fab Five”: Rodriguez, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley.
Along with discussing the Emmy-winning show — whose title was shortened toQueer Eye after Season 3 — the men will highlight behind-the-scenes secrets and discuss how their lives have changed in the past decade.
Sabrina Bryan lives to (ballroom) dance another day…
The 27-year-old half-Mexican actress and former The Cheetah Girls star won the viewers’ choice vote to become the thirteenth contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
“I am so excited. I’m getting teary eyed just right now,” Bryan said on Good Morning America when the results of the vote were announced. “It was a fight…we all three really wanted it. I’m the lucky one with some amazing, incredible fans that have really stuck behind me.”
Bryan, who competed in the fifth season of ABC’s hit reality celebrity dancing competition, earned the most fan votes online to beat out fashion commentator Carson Kressley (Season 13) and fellow Disney Channel alum Kyle Massey (Season 11). All three had been campaigning to win the thirteenth spot.
Bryan will be paired with professional dancer Louis Van Amstel.
Hélio Castroneves will begin his quest for a second mirror ball trophy whenDancing with the Stars‘ first All-Star season premieres in just over a month… And, now he’s received his partner assignment.
ABC revealed the pro partners who’ll guide celebs including the 37-year-old Brazilian auto racer Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson and Bristol Palin in their second time on the dance.
Castroneves, the fifth season champion of the hit celebrity ballroom dancing competition, will perform with pro Chelsie Hightower. He’d previously performed with Julianne Hough, who won’t be participating in the show this season.
Here’s a look at the pairings:
Season 4 champ Apolo Anton Ohno & pro Karina Smirnoff
Kirstie Alley& her season 12 pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy Joey Fatone & his season 4 pro partner Kym Johnson
Season 8 champion Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Bristol Palin & her season 11 pro partner Mark Ballas
Season 3 champ Emmitt Smith & his pro partner Cheryl Burke Kelly Monaco & pro Val Chmerkovskiy Melissa Rycroft & her season 8 pro partner Tony Dovolani
Pamela Anderson& pro Tristan McManus
Season 2 champ Drew Lachey & pro Anna Trebunskaya Gilles Marini & pro Peta Murgatroyd
Meanwhile, theAll-Stars edition’s 13th contestant will be voted on by the public. Carson Kressley, Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey are all jockeying on ABC.com for viewer votes before the August 24 deadline, with the winner being revealed on Good Morning America August 27.
Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars will premiere on September 23.
Hélio Castroneves is racing back to the ballroom to prove he’s the best of the best…
The 37-year-old Brazilian auto racer and former Dancing with the Stars champion will be competing in the upcoming All-Star season on the ABC celebrity ballroom dancing competition series.
During its presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Friday, the network announced plans to bring back season five winner Castroneves and other former competitors, including previous finalists Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini and Bristol Palin.
Along with Castroneves, the full roster also includes previous winners Kelly Monaco, Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson — and a slew of runners-up. The only competitor not to actually make it to a finale is season ten competitor Pamela Anderson.
In addition, three previous contestants not chosen for the season are still eligible to participate, if they can garner enough public support. KyleMassey, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley are all up for inclusion in the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, Castroneves and his fellow competitors have not been assigned their professional partners. That announcement will come in August.
Check out the full cast list for Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, which premieres on September 24, below:
Kelly Monaco (season one winner) Drew Lachey (season two winner) Emmitt Smith (season three winner) Apolo Anton Ohno (season four winner) Hélio Castroneves (season five winner) Shawn Johnson (season eight winner) Bristol Palin (season eleven second runner-up) Kirstie Alley (season twelve runner-up) Gilles Marini (season eight runner-up) Melissa Rycroft (season eight second runner-up) Joey Fatone (season four runner-up) Pamela Anderson (season ten, eliminated week seven)