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Wendy Williams to return March 19, Jerry O'Connell to guest host

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

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Wendy Williams is taking a full three-week hiatus after all.

Despite insisting that she would be back in two weeks, “The Wendy Williams Show” host is taking another week off as she adjusts to a change in medication she takes to treat Graves’ disease.

The host announced on Tuesday that she would be back on her show, which films live out of New York, on March 19. In the meantime, Us Weekly reported, Jerry O’Connell will guest host the show next week. 

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It is the first time in the show’s history that a guest host will fill in for Williams.

“Jerry has been such a good friend to me and to the show,” Williams said in a statement to Us Weekly.“We’re happy to welcome him as a guest host while I’m out getting much-needed rest.”

Related: Wendy Williams announces 3-week hiatus due to Graves’ disease

“I’m excited to help out and fill in,” O’Connell said in a statement. “We all know nobody can fill the purple chair like Wendy, but I am honored to sit with her co-hosts and to bring the many fans all the Hot Topics they love. Like Wendy tells us, ‘I am am going to Say It Like I Mean It.’”

Williams, 53, also announced her return date and O’Connell’s guest-hosting stint on Twitter.

“Hey @MrJerryOC thanks for being my guest host while I'm out getting some much needed rest,” the tweet read. “See you all Monday, March 19th! XOX, Wendy.”

On Feb. 21, Williams announced she would take some time away from her talk show.

“Wendy is a true champion and has never missed a day of work. But her health and well-being must be put before all else,” a show representative told People Feb. 21. “Wendy has been openly dealing with her Graves’ disease for many years, in addition to hyperthyroidism. Yesterday, Wendy’s doctor prescribed a necessary three weeks of rest to get her levels and medication in sync.”

At the time, repeat episodes were planned to air during Williams’ three weeks off.

Related: What is Graves’ disease? Wendy Williams opens up about her condition

Williams has been vocal about her struggle with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. When she announced her hiatus on her show, she encouraged women to look after their health.

“What I want to say to women, more than men, is stop putting everyone first, because if we’re not good, they’re not good,” Williams said.

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'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy, reveal his name

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 5:33 AM

"Fixer Upper" Stars Announce Gender of Baby Number Five

The latest addition to Chip and Joanna Gaines' family has arrived.

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The "Fixer Upper" stars took to social media Saturday to announce the birth of their fifth child, sharing a photo of the baby boy and revealing his name.

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"Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love," Joanna wrote Saturday night on Instagram. "He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early – which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful."

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Earlier in the day, Chip tweeted: "And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!" He added the hashtag "#blessedBeyondBelief."

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According to Country Living, the couple have two other sons, Drake and Duke, and two daughters, Ella and Emmie.

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‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines fined $40,000 over EPA violations

Published: Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

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The stars of HGTV’s popular home improvement show “Fixer Upper,” Chip and Joanna Gaines, have settled with the Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of lead paint removal at more than 30 properties the couple worked on.

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The Gaines and their remodeling company, Magnolia Homes, based in Waco, Texas, agreed to pay a $40,000 fine after EPA officials saw violations of the Renovation, Remodeling and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) on the show.

The RRP was enacted to insure homeowners and remodelers are not exposed to dangerous levels of lead from lead-based paint often used in homes built before 1978, when the paint was banned. The regulation requires contractors who are remodeling older houses to take precautions to reduce the risk of exposure.

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“Video footage of Magnolia’s renovations of older homes appearing in several seasons of “Fixer Upper” reviewed by EPA did not depict the lead-safe work practices normally required by the RRP Rule,” the agency said in a statement on its website.  

The Gaines took immediate action to comply with the RRP rule and agreed to pay a fine over the violations, EPA officials said. The couple also agreed to spend $160,000 to help remove lead from older homes with children in Waco neighborhoods.

Real estate pros Chip Gaines (R) and Joanna Gaines attend AOL Build Presents: "Fixer Upper" at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2015 in New York City.(Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Children younger than 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely impact mental and physical development, and even cause death in the worst cases, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The most common sources of lead poisoning in children are lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings, but contaminated air, water and soil can also cause dangerous exposure.

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For adults, the most common exposure occurs in those who work with batteries, auto repair workers and home renovators.

 

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‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines reveal gender of new baby

Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 8:52 PM

"Fixer Upper" Stars Announce Gender of Baby Number Five

Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines finally know the sex of their unborn child.

It’s a boy!

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Chip made the announcement in a video he shared on Twitter Wednesday.

“We’re just about to have another little baby, because Uncle Chip lost his mind,” Chip tells a youngster in the footage. “Now, listen to this. This is important: I can’t think of a ‘D’ name. So, can you help me think of a ‘D’ name?”

Related: Chip and Joanna Gaines: 10 things to know

Chip then tells his young companion that Joanna is pregnant with a little boy.

“Is that a secret? I don’t know. That might not even be allowed on Twitter,” the HGTV star claimed. “You better keep that to yourself, dude. But listen to me: It’s a little boy, and I need a ‘D’ name. And so far, all I can come up with is Dragon. [Joanna was] like, ‘You are not calling that baby Dragon!’ Can you help me?”

Earlier this week, Joanna showed off her biggest baby bump to date in a few pics on Instagram alongside her husband and their pal Tim Tebow.

“What an amazing (sic) weekend with the @timtebowfoundation Thank you for giving hope and love to so many #ttfgolf2018,” Gaines wrote alongside the gallery of images from the weekend.

In January, the Gaineses surprised fans when they announced they were expecting baby number five with an adorable post to social media.

“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines,” Chip Gaines wrote alongside the sweet photo of the couple in coordinating grey sweatshirts and matching bumps.

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Actress Brigitte Nielsen delivers 5th child, a daughter, at age 54

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Actress Brigitte Nielsen attends the taping of a TV show on May 9, 2015 in Bottrop, Germany. 
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Actress Brigitte Nielsen attends the taping of a TV show on May 9, 2015 in Bottrop, Germany. (Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

Actress Brigitte Nielsen has a new baby, delivering her fifth child, a daughter, on Friday in Los Angeles, according to People magazine.

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Nielsen, 54, announced her pregnancy last month with husband Mattia Dessi. 

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“We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter into our lives,” the couple told People. “It’s been a long road, and so worth it. We’ve never been more in love.”

People reported the couple named the new baby, who weighed in at 5 lbs. 9 oz., Frida.

The star of “Red Sonja” and “Beverly Hills Cop II” has been married four times before and has four sons, the oldest 34.

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