In an interview on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Monday, comedienne Wanda Sykes reveals to Ellen that she was diagnosed with breast cancer — news that prompted the star to undergo a double mastectomy.
Have you heard about the controversy brewing over NBC’s Black History Month menu? The already embattled network came under fire again on Thursday after The Roots’ Questlove — now a drummer in the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon band — TwitPic’d this image of the dishes being served in NBC’s NYC Studios cafeteria in celebration of Black History Month.
Some Tweeters — including comedienne Wanda Sykes — are particularly disturbed because the menu, selected by NBC’s African-American executive chef, seems to feature cuisine stereotypically-affiliated with people of color.
The comedienne and talk show host — who welcomed twins with her partner eight months ago — sustained the injury during production on her FOX late night program, The Wanda Sykes Show, last Thursday, Sykes tells The Insider’s Niecey Nash.
The funnywoman battled through the pain and carried on with the recording. It is not known how Sykes broke her foot.