Aqib Talib accused of starting fight before fatal shooting as new video surfaces

Aqib Talib in fight before fatal shooting, new video shows


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Aqib Talib was right in the middle of a fight at the youth football game in Texas in which a coach was fatally shot, new video shows, with his brother Yaqub turning himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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Wendy Williams Went AWOL for Final Season of Show, Refused to Believe it Was Canceled: Report

It’s been a long few years for Wendy Williams. Between health complications, battling addiction, and dealing with marital struggles, it’s definitely the cherry on top of a really rotten ice cream cone that The Wendy Williams Show was also canceled after 13 seasons. However, despite her not showing up for its final season, former and current staffers say she didn’t want to believe the show was officially ending, even going as far as asking to return to her purple chair during a different time slot.

According to a report by The Hollywood ReporterSeason 13 of the daytime talk show was supposed to air Sept. 20, 2021, though was pushed back several weeks due to Williams’ health complications. She openly suffers from Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid, and lymphedema, which causes swelling in the arms and feet.

When the show finally began its run in October, a slew of guest hosts were set to fill in until Williams could return. According to her former manager, Bernie Young, the star cut off all communication with him as well as Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of the show’s production company, Debmar-Mercury, around Thanksgiving, prompting the station to make a decision.

“At a certain point, you can’t really play what-if,” Frank Cicha, executive vice president of programming for the Fox TV stations, told THR. “You do have to have an answer.”

In February 2022, Debmar-Mercury announced The Wendy Williams Show would end with Season 13 and Sherri Shepherd would permanently fill the slot starting in the fall. When Williams finally reached out to the company following the announcement, they told her they hadn’t heard from her and had to make a decision.

“We should have made [a decision] in November, but we pushed it to January or February, and by then, it was like, ‘Make a decision or lose the time period,’” Bernstein said. “[Williams] said, ‘Well, what’s going to air at 10 o’clock?’ I told her, ‘Sherri’s going to air at 10 o’clock.’”

When Williams asked if she can go on at 11 o’clock, Bernstein told her, “We’d love to work with you, and there are lots of ways and lots of buyers, but you need to come back, and we need to know that you’re OK. You can’t just call after nine months and say, ‘I’m ready.’”

The duo asked for a doctor’s note clearing Williams to come back, although she never provided one. And after four months of having the same conversation, each time reportedly as if it was Williams’ first, Marcus said he got a call from her the day before the final show aired, in which she asked, “Wait a minute, what do you mean it’s canceled? What are you talking about?”

The former host’s manager William Selby told THR that he thinks Williams didn’t believe the show was actually canceled until that point.

“No matter how many people could have told her — you could have told her, I could have told her — she’s thinking, ‘I’ll be ready in a week and I’m coming to shoot,’” he said. “So, it kind of happened all of a sudden for her, even though it was unraveling before her eyes.”

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