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Wendy Williams has no love for her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter.

On Tuesday, Williams appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and discussed why she didn’t like to film “The Wendy Williams Show” from home, prompting a jab directed at her ex.

“I don’t know how big your home is and how much space you have, but I live in an apartment, not my fault,” said Williams, 56, alluding to her divorce. “I live in an apartment and it was very personal to me for people to see my area, and people criticized and couldn’t understand my groove. Then we just stopped doing that because we were ramping up for new stuff, new season, new ‘Wendy.’”

She and Hunter put their New Jersey marital home up for sale in August 2019 as they continued to hash out their divorce. They finalized their divorce in January 2020, and then their house finally sold in August 2020, after numerous price drops and a year on the market.

Though she seemed a touch bitter about having to relocate to a New York City apartment, there is one perk: spying on the neighbors. Williams admitted she has full visibility of a man showering in an apartment building across the street.

“The shower is right there at the window, and I watch,” she confessed. “It’s a head-to-ankle [shower window]. I peep and I Tom.”

“The Wendy Williams Show” is set to return on Sept. 21.

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Ellen DeGeneres returns to TV, addresses toxic workplace allegations

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During her talk show’s season premiere on Monday, Ellen DeGeneres directly addresses the allegations of a toxic work environment that plagued her show over the summer.

In a clip of the episode posted on social media, DeGeneres, 62, wastes no time getting to the scandal during her monologue, admitting that she’s a “work in progress” but promising viewers that she is really is “that person that you see on TV.”

“As you may have heard this summer, there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should’ve happened,” she says. “I take that very seriously, and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people who were affected.”

The “Finding Dory” star recognizes how her celebrity has elevated her to a position of “power” and says she should’ve been more aware of what was going on behind the scenes.

“I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes with responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show,” she continues. “This is ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ I am Ellen DeGeneres.”

DeGeneres alludes to the firings of top producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman.

“We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace and what we want for the future,” she shares. “We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”

She also addresses her “be kind” reputation, advising her viewers not to choose the nickname as a reputation if they can avoid it. While she maintains that she really is “kind,” she also says she feels other emotions, too.

“The truth is I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things,” she says. “Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient, and I am working on all of that.

“I am a work in progress. I am especially working on the impatience thing, and it’s not going well because it’s not happening fast enough, I will tell you that,” she jokes.

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Ellen DeGeneresMichael Rozman/Warner Bros.

DeGeneres says that while she’s a “pretty good actress” — having played a “straight woman in movies” — she jokes she isn’t good enough to “fool” everyone every day for 17 years.

“This is me, and my intention is to always be the best person I can be,” she says. “If I ever let someone down, if I ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that. If that’s ever the case, I let myself down and I hurt myself as well.”

She ends her monologue on an optimistic note, saying she hopes her show can still serve as a one-hour distraction.

“My hope is that we can still be a place of happiness and joy,” she says. “I’m committed to making this the best season that we have ever had.”

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The most mouth-watering food porn moments in classic films

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Tide yourself over until your favorite restaurants fully reopen with these scrumptious on-screen eats — because if there were Emmys 2020 for food porn, these movies would sweep the “Yummy Awards.”

There are myriad examples of iconic food scenes now streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime: From Jack Nicholson’s hilariously circuitous toast order in the 1970 cult classic “Five Easy Pieces” to Dr. Lecter’s revolting culinary lobotomy in 2001’s “Hannibal.”

Despite making for movie magic, the dishes depicted don’t always look edible, and as is the case in “Hannibal,” many aren’t — not for civilized humans, anyways. Meanwhile, some on-screen noshes merely serve as background props or devices to drive the plot and develop character rather than induce salivation.

Still, some cinematic cuisine scenes are so mouthwatering, they make viewers want to stick a fork in your TV screen.

As a service to hungry cinephiles with adventurous palates, we’ve corralled 14 food porno-graphic flicks that are a feast for the eyes.

1. “Chef” (2014)

Scarlett Johansson seductively slurps Pasta Aglio e Olio in “Chef.”Fairview Entertainment

“Chef” split audiences, with some cult devotees deeming it a heartfelt love letter to indie cuisine crafters — and others deriding it as a half-baked “nom-com” with extra cheese. However, once they get past Sofía Vergara’s character operating a food truck, viewers agree that the food porn is orgasmic. Even a scene as simple as a grilled cheese sizzling on the griddle elicits tsunamis of saliva. The naturalistic dishes are a testament to “Chef” director, producer and actor Jon Favreau working with bona fide “Top Chef” cooks to prep for the role. And, in an added dollop of realism, Oliver Platt plays a fictionalized version of his brother and real-life food critic Adam Platt. Scarlett Johansson sultrily slurping spaghetti doesn’t hurt, either.


2. “Ratatouille” (2007)

Remy makes the titular dish of “Ratatouille”Walt Disney Pictures

Food in animated films generally amounts to pixelated blobs. However, Pixar’s “Ratatouille” changed the game with sumptuous CG cuisine that looks ripped straight from French fine dining institutions — because it was. Thomas Keller, the legendary restaurateur behind the French Laundry and Per Se, had a big hand in making the foodie flick’s animated dishes come to life. Even “Ratatouille’s” culinarily-inclined rodent protagonist is modeled after the famous chef. “The way Remy slices the ingredients, the way each is considered and handled as if it matters as much as the dish as a whole — that’s Keller,” according to Zak Pelaccio, the former saucier at the French Laundry. The result is a porn-ucopia of authentic-looking French fare — including the film’s vegetable namesake, with juices that practically squirt off the TV screen.


3. “Matilda” (1996)

The chocolate cake scene in "Matilda."
The chocolate cake scene in “Matilda.”TriStar Pictures

The chocolate cake in 1996’s “Matilda” really shouldn’t make our mouths water. It’s completely inappropriate: made with the literal “sweat and blood” of a sniveling old lunch lady, served by a masochistic principal in front of an auditorium’s worth of pitying children. But against all odds, watching poor Bruce Bogtrotter (Jimmy Karz) stuff his face with that moist monstrosity using his grubby little hands was inexplicably appetizing. Bruce laps up every last crumb, holding the plate over his head like a trophy as his classmates go wild. It’s a victory for Bruce, but more so for disgustingly huge chocolate cake, in any form.


4. “Big Night” (1996)

Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci ogle Timpano in “Big Night”Rysher Entertainment

Like “Chef,” Stanley Tucci’s “Big Night” highlights the eternal struggle between art and commerce using food as its muse. However, this Italian-American foodie film better blends its ingredients, both film and food-wise. The third act even allows viewers to vicariously enjoy a lavish multi-course dinner, the highlight being Timpano — a crackling pasta carapace that’s tiered with noodles, eggs, mozzarella and more like a salacious lasagna on steroids.


5. “GoodFellas” (1990)

Paul Sorvino slices garlic in “Goodfellas”Warner Bros.

Mafia flicks and munchies go together like marinara and meatballs. Arguably the most revered gastronomic gangster scene is the prison dinner in Martin Scorsese’s “GoodFellas,” after mob rat Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) gets booked for extortion. Through various bribes and hoosegow hacks, the wise guys are able to turn an austere cell into a La Catedral-esque banquet hall. Fresh lobster gets trucked in, Paulie (Paul Sorvino) shaves off garlic slices with a razor and Johnny Dio (Frank Pellegrino) pan-roasts ribeyes in a jailhouse jamboree for the ages — even if Vinny (Charles Scorsese) does “put too many onions in the sauce.”


6. “Call Me By Your Name” (2017)

The "Call Me by Your Name" peach scene.
The “Call Me by Your Name” peach scene.Sony Pictures Classics

In the movie’s most infamous scene, Timothée Chalamet’s young Elio pleasures himself with a peach — after removing the rough pit, of course — and his older paramour Oliver (Armie Hammer) teasingly tries to sample the forbidden fruit’s new, um, topping. Elio tries to stop him, leading to a tender embrace as Elio sobs and implores, “I don’t want you to go.” The scene is more of a heartbreaking moment than a sexual tour de force between two doomed lovers who will inevitably be torn apart. But the peach brings anticipatory heat for the viewer, who is initially left to wonder, “Is Oliver really going to taste it?” Food porn sure doesn’t get any juicier — or more intimate — than that.


7. “Pulp Fiction” (1994)

“Pulp Fiction’s” immortal Big Kahuna Burger sceneMiramax Films

Few scenes have etched themselves into culinary lore like Samuel L. Jackson’s hamburger gambit in Quentin Tarantino’s opus. For the uninitiated, this mouthwatering scene involves two-hitmen, played by Jackson and John Travolta, shaking down a ring of fast food-loving criminals. To get them to cough up the money, Jackson eats their lunch for them, all while giving an impromptu food review. An intimidation audit might not sound like a recipe for a great food scene, but Jackson’s performance made us crave Big Kahuna Burger nonetheless. Alas, the Hawaiian-themed fast-food chain doesn’t exist in real life.


8. “Like Water For Chocolate” (1992)

Tita prepares a libido-boosting speedball of doves in rose petal sauceMiramax Films

You could hold a college symposium on the sex metaphors expressed in this Mexican “coming” of age flick’s food — they’re more abundant than in “Caligula.” The climax comes when the sexually-repressed Tita (Lumi Cavazos) cooks squabs in some ravishing rose petal sauce, making her sisters Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi) and Gertrudis (Claudette Maillé ) fall head-over-heels in “dove.”


9. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally."
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in “When Harry Met Sally.”©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett

It’s not so much that the Katz’ pastrami sandwich at the heart of one of cinema’s most iconic scenes is particularly alluring. If we’re being honest, it looks a little dry. It could maybe use some mustard. But the “When Harry Met Sally” moment is nevertheless pornographic, thanks to Sally’s titillating quest to make a deli full of onlookers want what she was having. The Meg Ryan performance’s enduring legacy has inspired decades of fans to have a go at it themselves, says owner Jake Dell. “It happens at least once a week, if not more, and more likely at 3 in the morning than 3 in the afternoon,” Dell told The Post in 2019. “It’s from men, women, people young and old. We’ve seen everyone do it.”


10. “The Lunchbox” (2013)

Ila (Nimrat Kaur) preps Paneer Kofta Masala (cheese ball curry)Sony Pictures Classics

When it comes to food porn, this Indian film is the culinary Kama Sutra. The basic premise is a young woman (Nimrat Kaur) sending homemade lunches to her working husband via Mumbai’s Harvard-acclaimed “dabbawallah system where bike couriers deliver food to customers in metal tiffins. However, through miscommunication, her sumptuous scratch-made meals inadvertently end up at the house of an elderly widower (Irrfan Yaseen Khan). Suffice to say, her delicious food prompts the heartsick retiree to try and track down the source of such scrumptiousness. With alluring Indian classics such as Bharwan Karela (stuffed bitter gourd) and Paneer Kofta Masala (cheese ball curry), how can we blame him?


11. “Eat Drink Man Woman” (1994)

Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) prepares a medley of mouthwatering Chinese classicsThe Samuel Goldwyn Company

The title for Ang Lee’s Taiwanese coming-of-age flick is based on the saying “man’s primary desires are to eatdrink, and have sex” from the Chinese classic “Book Of Rites.” So it’s no surprise that food and sex are intertwined like spicy beef noodles in this family comedy. EDMW’s eats are less aphrodisiacs than adhesives the aging patriarch (Sihung Lung) uses to keep his family together amidst his headstrong daughters’ pursuing life and love. With daddy whipping up everything from braised pork belly to Peking Duck, it’s a wonder they leave the house at all.


12. “Parasite” (2019)

The Ram-Dom scene from “Parasite”Neon

What does the South Korean elite crave? Some pretty delicious dishes, like Ram-Don — local slang for jjapaguri — a stonerific speedball of two instant noodle packs in one bowl. In Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning movie, the rudimentary dish comes with several slices of high-end Wagyu beef, symbolizing the clash of rich and poor in the film. Best of all, you can make this dish easily at home by viewing the plethora of YouTube cooking tutorials. (Also food-related: Joon-Ho’s film sparked sales of a cult-favorite potato chip from Spain.)

 


13. “9 1/2 Weeks” (1986)

It’s the infamous soft-core scene that put the “mmmmmm” into S&M. The domineering Mickey Rourke empties the fridge to hand-feed Kim Basinger everything from syrup-dripping maraschino cherries to, well, cough syrup in director Adrian Lyne’s erotic drama based on Elizabeth McNeil’s cult classic kink memoir.


14. “Babette’s Feast” (1987)

The titular Babette serves what The Post once declared “arguably the most famous meal ever committed to celluloid.”

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee (the late Stéphane Audran, who earned a BAFTA nod for her haunting performance) from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor’s old maid daughters in this winner of the Oscar for what used to be known as the “Best Foreign Language” film.

A long-time cook (for a couple of old maids and a church congregation) wins the lottery — and spends the money preparing a delicious dinner for them all to share. In the end, the film’s official plot synopsis says it all: “More than just a feast, the meal is an outpouring of Babette’s appreciation, an act of self-sacrifice. Babette tells no one that she is spending her entire winnings on the meal.”

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The 2020 Emmys offered a teachable moment for Zendaya fans, who were apparently confused by the meaning of “upset.”

The 24-year-old’s surprise victory for her portrayal of Rue Bennett in HBO’s “Euphoria” over acting vets Jennifer Aniston, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh left groupies shocked — over the New York Post’s tweet announcing Zendaya’s Lead Actress in a Drama Series win.

“Biggest upset: Zendaya wins Emmys 2020 over Jennifer Aniston, Laura Linney,” read The Post’s tweet, accompanied by a screengrab of a tickled Zendaya, the youngest woman to win the trophy in Emmy’s history, clutching her award.

Fans were quick to come to Zendaya’s defense.

“No ones upset,” wrote one fan, garnering more than 1,000 “likes” on the platform. “Hate to see a powerful woman winning an award she deserves, I see,” commented another less-than-impressed fan.

Some were quick to point out that in the context of a competition, like a sports game or award’s show, “upset” is used to mean a surprise victory, especially for an underdog like Zendaya who was up against industry heavyweights.

“There is no hope for humanity if this many people don’t know what ‘an upset’ means,” said one Tweeter while another lamented, “well damn they should’ve used another word in the dictionary.”

Hundreds of amateur linguists went at it with Zendaya stans over the word’s multiple meanings, and whether The Post was underestimating the former Disney princess’ performance in the HBO drama. Other internet warriors staked claim in the replies of the original tweet to fight for their “Ozark” queen, Linney — among them:

“Zendaya did a great job but Laura Linney deserved that award. She was outstanding.”

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