Wendy Williams' Life Story on TV This Weekend
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, host Wendy Williams appears at the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Lifetime's “Where is Wendy Williams?” documentary will air this weekend as scheduled after a New York court rejected an attempt to block the broadcast. The order signed Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 by a New York appellate judge says blocking the documentary from airing as planned on Saturday and Sunday would be an “impermissible prior restraint on speech that violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Wendy Williams' Life Story on TV This Weekend

February 23rd, 2024

A show about Wendy Williams' life will be on TV this weekend. A judge said it is okay to show it. The show is called "Where is Wendy Williams?" and it has videos of her and talks with people. Wendy Williams had her own TV show before, but she stopped because she was not feeling well. She has a problem with her brain that makes it hard to talk and remember. Some people in her family do not know where she is. They cannot call her, but she can call them. Wendy also has a problem with her thyroid, which she talked about in 2018. She went to a place that helps with thinking problems. Her son said her thinking problems might be from drinking alcohol. The show will tell us more about Wendy's life.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What is the name of the show about Wendy Williams on TV?
. What kind of problem does Wendy Williams have that makes talking and remembering hard?
. Did Wendy Williams talk about her thyroid problem on her own TV show before?

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🌐 Cultural context

The article is from the United States where Wendy Williams is a famous TV personality. She hosted a popular talk show before her health issues. The show discussed is a biographical TV program.

🧠 Further reading

Some people are very famous because many other people know them. They can be famous for having a lot of money, playing sports, being in movies or music, or because they work in the government. They can also be famous because they know another famous person. When people like someone famous, that person has a good name. A long time ago, people could also be very famous. There were famous sports people in Greece a very, very long time ago. These sports people got songs about them and got free food. In Rome, people liked some actors and fighters a lot. And a very famous man, Julius Caesar, was on a coin while he was still alive. A man named Thomas Becket became very famous after he died many years ago. He was in pictures and stories everywhere soon after. Sometimes, when people get very famous very fast, it can be a big deal for a little while.

Television documentary
TV documentaries are shows that tell us true stories. We can watch them on TV. Some are a series with many episodes. Some are just one show, called films. They can be about history, wars, famous people, sports, animals, and more. A long time ago, making TV documentaries was harder than it is now. These shows started to get famous in the 1940s. They came from old movies that told true stories. Some TV documentaries can make people talk a lot, because they are about important things. TV documentaries have been around for a very long time. Before TV, people made movies about real things that happened. A man named Bolesław Matuszewski said these movies were a new way to learn about history. Making documentaries is something that people all over the world like to do.

Mental disorder
Some people have a mental disorder. This means they may think, feel, or act in ways that make them very upset or make life hard. For example, someone might be very sad all the time or hear things that are not there. Doctors do not always know why this happens. They look at many things to learn more about it. A person's brain, their life, and where they live can all be important. To find out if someone has a mental disorder, a doctor or nurse will talk to them, ask questions, and may use special tests. They think about the person's culture and life too. People with a mental disorder can go to a hospital or clinic to get help. They can talk to someone, take medicine, make changes in their life, or get support from friends or groups. Sometimes, a person might need to stay in a hospital to get better. Lots of people all over the world have mental disorders. They can have different types like feeling very sad, having trouble thinking clearly, or feeling too high or too low. It's important to help these people feel better.