Actress Wendy Williams join’s the Broadway cast of ‘Chicago’ at Ambassador Theatre on July 1, 2013 in New York City
*TVGN, the CBS and Lionsgate co-owned cable network formerly known as TV Guide Network, today announced a new reality show that follows talk show host Wendy Williams preparing to play prison matron Mama Morton in the Broadway production of “Chicago.”
“Wendy Williams Project” (working title) will give “an inspiring look behind the curtain at her personal life during the most challenging period in her career,” said TVGN in a statement.
The cameras will also trail Wendy to her daily talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” which has been picked up through the 2016-2017 season and is taping at the same time as her Broadway rehearsals.
“Wendy Williams Project” is set to premiere this fall.
*Jamie Foxx’s one-time TV lover Garcelle Beauvais got really personal about her leading men during an appearance on talk show “Hollywood Girls Night.”
Revealing that all her leading men get aroused during sex scenes, Beauvais – who played Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on ‘The Jamie Foxx Show” over a decade ago – admits that Jamie Foxx was the one exception.
The actress said outright that he was not aroused during their romantic scenes.
“He couldn’t get up,” she said. “Well he got up, but he couldn’t get up.”
Giggling with show hosts Alison Sweeney and Ali Landry, the actress added, “He is going to kill me!”
Beauvais also admitted she has no problems when her leading men get turned on during intimate scenes, explaining, “You’re human, so you’re gonna get aroused.”
“Hollywood Girls Night,” where hosts Alison and Ali drink and dish with their guests, airs on the TV Guide Network this Sunday at 9 p.m.
*A slew of Michael Jackson programming is set to air on June 25, the one-year anniversary of his death.
ABC News is set to air a new two-hour “20/20″ special chronicling the ongoing investigation into Jackson’s death, as well as how his children are adjusting without their father. It will also include interviews with Jackson’s personal makeup artist and his stylists, as well as what the network is billing a “new tour” of Neverland Ranch.
MTV’s June 25 slate includes a “Michael Jackson’s Top 10 Video Countdown” and the one-hour special “Michael Jackson’s Influence on Music,” which chronicles artists that have been inspired by the artist’s songs, choreography and style. A two-hour block of Jackson videos will air on June 26.
Sister net VH1, meanwhile, is running five-hour 1992 telepic “The Jacksons: An American Dream.”
Airing throughout the day and evening of June 25 on E! Entertainment Television are the hour-longs “E! True Hollywood Story: Michael Jackson,” “E! Investigates: The Last Days of Michael Jackson” and the special “Michael Jackson.”
The TV Guide Network will air its recently-acquired documentary “Michael Jackson: Gone Too Soon,” from Shine Intl. The network is supplementing that two-hour movie with the specials “Michael Jackson’s Entourage: Where Are They Now” and “Michael Jackson: His Family Dynasty,” as well as a special edition of “Hollywood 411.”
Fuse is running two new specials, “Michael Jackson: The Inside Story” and “Michael Jackson: A Tribute,” on June 25.
*TV Guide Network has announced it will premiere a new Michael Jackson documentary, “Gone Too Soon,” on June 25 at 9 p.m. to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.
The two-hour special, which will also air on the same day in more than 50 countries, comes from author and filmmaker Ian Halperin, who wrote the 2009 New York Times best-selling book “Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson.”
Culled from more than 300 hours of footage shot before and after Jackson’s death, “Gone Too Soon” will focus on the end of Jackson’s life, as recounted by those who were closest to him, including the singer’s personal manager, chef, spiritual advisor, hairstylist and bodyguard.
The film also includes exclusive audio and video of Jackson himself.