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Wendy Williams dishes with a full plate

Wendy Williams dishes with a full plate

Before Wendy Williams became a fixture on daytime television with her syndicated gossipy talker she was airing out celebrities on the radio. She's made plenty of enemies, but "telling it like it is" has proved good for business. The sixth season of her talk show opened with its highest ratings and is renewed through 2017 (it appears on channels 11 and 13 in Los Angeles). When she's not dishing on Lindsay Lohan, the Kardashians or the "Housewives," Williams, 50, keeps her plate full with myriad projects — books, stand-up comedy, producing — outside her guilty-pleasure talker.

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