Is it just us, or has Wendy Williams suddenly taken over the whole planet? The best-selling author and daytime chitchatter — now in her second year as host of The Wendy Williams Show — is all set to compete on the new season of Dancing With the Stars. She's also juggling a recurring role as gossip queen and star of Access Llanview Phyllis Rose on the ABC sudser One Life to Live. (Look for her on March 28 dishing dirt on the scandalous Buchanan clan.)
That's not all. Starting April 11, Williams — armed with a lie detector — will host the new GSN relationship/game show Love Triangle, where she'll help straighten out folks involved in two romances at once. After that, she'll play a judge on the season premiere of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. When it comes to multitasking, James Franco has nothing on this gal! How does she make it all happen?
"I guess it helps that my inspiration and all-time favorite superhero is Wonder Woman," says Williams, who — did we forget to mention? — is also a wife and a mom to a 10-year-old. "My greatest challenge these days, besides losing 15 pounds on DWTS, is making sure my son, Kev, continues to be a decent human being and a good citizen."
Still, some alone time wouldn't hurt. "Sometimes I just need to be in a room by myself and breathe," Williams says. "It's all about balance. I have worked over two decades for this very moment. And I am not going to blow it."