TV host Wendy Williams (pictured in 2014) accused Beyoncé, Jay Z and designer Rachel Roy for pulling a publicity stunt to sell Beyoncé’s new album. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

TV host Wendy Williams (pictured in 2014) accused Beyoncé, Jay Z and designer Rachel Roy for pulling a publicity stunt to sell Beyoncé’s new album. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Wendy Williams has a few words for Beyoncé, Jay Z and Rachel Roy

Wendy Williams has inserted herself into the Beyoncé and Rachel Roy debacle — and frankly, we agree.

On Monday, the TV show host called out the designer for being in cahoots with Queen Bey and her husband, Jay Z, Us Weekly reports.

“Rachel Roy, first of all, you’re not this fighting girl unless you’re on Jay Z and Beyoncé’s payroll, and they paid you to mix it up to add, I guess, sales for Lemonade,” Williams, 51, said.

She was referring to Roy’s reaction to Beyoncé’s song “Sorry” from the new album “Lemonade.” The song describes an affair, mentioning a mistress named “Becky” who has “good hair.” Over the weekend, Roy alluded that she’s “Becky” in an Instagram post that has been deleted.

Amid the chaos, celebrity chef Rachael Ray got caught in the crossfire. Bey’s fans mixed up Roy and Ray, and left rude remarks on the Food Network star’s social-media accounts.

“Like, leave this white lady alone!” Williams said on Monday, adding, “Rachael is no dumbbell. She used the moment to put out a delicious recipe for lemonade. So stupid. So stupid.”

Williams also slammed Beyoncé about the timing of “Lemonade’s” release, too soon after Prince’s death: “I wish Beyoncé had held off on the album after Prince. Until this whole weekend kind of blew over,” she said.

Williams also threw in the ongoing sexual assault allegations Bill Cosby faces into the mix, saying: “Bill Cosby, don’t get beside yourself because long after Prince is gone, and Beyoncé and Jay Z are still together, we are going to circle back around and still deal with you.”


PRISON LIFE EXPOSED

San Francisco-based filmmaker Noel Schwerin examines the question “What happens when a U.S. Supreme Court order and an anti-violence program challenge deeply entrenched prison culture?” in her documentary “In An Ideal World.”

Screening at 5 p.m. today in a chat-and simulcast (coinciding with a public television premiere on the show “America Reframed”), the movie follows three men in California’s Soledad prison: John Piccirillo, a white separatist murderer; Sam Lewis, a black ex-gang member and Ben Curry, the white warden. Challenged by the court to integrate, the men struggle to move beyond stark realities of the U.S. prison system. To watch the film, visit www.facebook.com/IDEALWORLDFILM today. It also can be seen, in May, online. Visit http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/arf-s4-e413-ideal-world/ to watch.

QUICK TAKES

Billy Paul, the singer known for the soul hit “Me and Mrs. Jones,” died Sunday at his home in New Jersey; he was 80.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Oakland A Joey Wendle is 26. … Actor Channing Tatum is 36. … Actress Jordana Brewster is 36. … Actor-comedian Kevin James is 51. … Actor Jet Li is 53. … Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 58. … Singer Gary Wright is 73. … Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 83.

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