Wendy Williams Producing Star Jones Movie
Daytime host teams up with de Passe Jones Entertainment behind the camera
Daytime talk show queen Wendy Williams is expanding into scripted ventures. “The Wendy Williams Show” host has teamed up with television, music and film producers Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones to create television and motion pictures under the Wendy Williams Presents banner. The first project lined up is the television adaptation of Star Jones’ “Satan Sisters," a novel about a panel of talk show divas.
"de Passe Jones Entertainment has a proven track record of success as it pertains to television movies and mini-series," Williams said in a release. "This partnership makes great sense to Wendy Williams Productions and our entry into the world of filmed entertainment. The credentials of Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones speak for themselves. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with de Passe Jones Entertainment and adding to their stellar and lengthy string of highly successful films."
Williams is hoping to expand her brand with projects targeted to her multi-cultural talk show audience. Her first effort will be Star Jones film adaptation, according to Atlanta Blackstar.
When Jones visited “The Wendy Williams Show” in February, the ladies dished Jones' infamous exit from and return to “The View,” as well as Jones' novel being made into a movie. In the clip above, the ladies discuss the characters in "Satan Sisters," which Jones insists is pure fiction. Jones reveals whom she'd like to see cast in the VH1 TV movie.
At the time, Susan de Passe was already set to bring the film to VH1 and Jones made it clear she’d love to see the TV movie transition to a series. Now, it seems, Williams has joined the effort as producer.
"Wendy's popularity and brand is evidenced by her success in daytime television," said de Passe. “We are looking forward to expanding her brand and audience in all areas of filmed and scripted entertainment.”
"The Wendy Williams Show" airs weekdays in syndication and at midnight on BET.
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The local women's group, a non-profit organization that helps plus-size women and girls cope with peer pressures, -- told Detroit TV station WXYZ they invited Star to speak at their "Health, Beauty and Self-Esteem Expo" during the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit. They say Jones demanded first class airfare, a suite at a five-star hotel and $30,000 to show up. Full and Fabulous says they bought Star the plane tickets to Detroit, which she used to party it up over Super Bowl weekend and plug her book. The only thing is -- she never showed up at the Expo!