Thursday, May 12, 2022

Wendy Williams Demanding $100 Million Podcast Deal

Last week daytime talk show host Wendy Williams announced she would be returning to TV soon, despite whispers that she is uninsurable [click here if you missed that]. 

Now insiders are claiming Wendy has her eyes on a big bucks podcast deal...

From The Sun
Multiple sources revealed to The Sun that Wendy, 57, has had podcast offers on the table for months, but one source suggested that iHeart Radio and Spotify are being eyed as potential new homes for her namesake talk show brand.
As one source close to Wendy explained: "She sees Joe Rogan has a $100million podcast deal, and now she wants that kind of money."
After taking a leave of absence from her eponymous daytime talk show, Wendy is a hard sell, the insider claimed.
"The people at iHeart don't like controversy, so the best place for her is Spotify. They like the wild cards, but even at Spotify they don't give you the money unless you prove yourself first, and Wendy wants money upfront."
The other issue, the source added, is industry insiders just don't know if she can "be trusted to deliver a daily show or weekly show."