Sherri Shepherd is ‘not mad’ at Wendy Williams

Duran Duran reuniting with Andy Taylor… Biography: Bobby Brown… Dolly Parton is starring in a musical… Elon Musk update… and Sherri Shepherd is ‘not mad’ at Wendy Williams

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The inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are voted on by more than 1000 artists, historians and music industry professionals. And the fans have a say-so, as well. In fact, Duran Duran won the fan vote by a landslide. On Nov. 5, Duran Duran will be inducted alongside Eminem, Lionel Richie, the Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, Pat Benatar and Dolly Parton. Rolling Stone asked Simon LeBon if original guitarist Andy Taylor would be there for the ceremony and Simon said, “I’ve already had a definite yes from Andy. He’s definitely up for it.” Simon said he’s pretty sure the guy who took over for Andy — Warren Cuccurullo — will want to do it, too. Simon said, “We’ve always maintained a decent relationship with these guys. We didn’t have so-called ‘acrimonious splits.’ It was gentlemanly and it was understood. And pretty much mutual.” Andy let the band in 1986, but returned in 2000 for a six year run. Warren initially joined Duran Duran in 1986 as a session and touring member before officially joining the band in 1989. He left in 2001.

Bobby Brown new documentary “Biography: Bobby Brown” will air on May 30 and 31 on A&E. Reflecting back, Bobby believes he was a sex addict and talks about his relationships with Madonna and Janet Jackson. WHO KNEW??? In one scene, Bobby says, “Did I sleep with Madonna? We didn’t do any sleeping…I don’t even know how it happened. I don’t believe she knows how it happened.” Bobby also admits to having a big crush on Janet. He says, “What was it about Janet? Everything. Her little smile, her dance moves, her little laugh. We loved each other’s company. We didn’t have that long of a relationship.” Bobby puts the blame on Janet’s dad, Joe Jackson, who wouldn’t allow Janet to date someone like him.

Taco Bell is proud to present “Mexican Pizza: The Musical” featuring Mexican Pizza super fans Dolly Parton and Doja Cat! It will premiere exclusively on TikTok on May 26 at 7pm CT. According to Taco Bell, this will be “a star-studded production made for Mexican Pizza fans, by Mexican Pizza fans!” Dolly and Doja Cat will join other Taco Bell fans for a musical reenactment of the “harrowing” story of an unlikely group who join forces to bring the Mexican Pizza back to the Taco Bell menu. By the way, Mexican Pizza officially returns to the Taco Bell menu on May 19, but Rewards members get early access starting May 17.

On Mother’s Day — of all days — Elon Musk got into a Twitter fight with a Russian official who didn’t like that Elon donated the use of his Starlink satellite to the Ukrainian military. The official also referred to Ukraine’s marines as a “Nazi” force. Elon responded, “The word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t mean what he seems to think it does.” He then added, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.” Basically, Elon says if he dies, blame the Russians. Elon’s mom didn’t think this was funny one bit…especially on Mother’s Day! She tweeted, “That’s not funny.” Elon responded, “Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive.”

Wendy Williams went IG Live with Fat Joe and said she is “absolutely” coming back to do The Wendy Williams Show.” But several inside sources told Page Six that is “logistically impossible.” First, the production company has already signed a deal with Sherri Shepherd to take over Wendy’s time slots across the country. Second, Wendy is uninsurable. The source said, “She hasn’t been able to consistently work…She didn’t have the mental and physical capacity to host her show.” But that means nothing to Wendy, who also told Fat Joe she will not be watching “Sherri” when it debuts this fall. Sherri was asked about it and said, “I understand. I’m not mad at Wendy. She’s going through a lot. I would say that everybody should be praying for Wendy right now.”

 

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