Wendy Williams reveals

new addiction struggles

Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles.

The 54-year-old talk show host tearfully revealed the information Tuesday to the audience at "The Wendy Williams Show" in New York. She said the only other people who knew about where she was living up until her announcement Tuesday were her husband and son.

Williams said she works out after her show and then is driven by her "24-hour sober coach" to a home where she lives "with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family."

She said she has been addicted to cocaine in the past and never sought treatment.

 

Actor Tom Hanks makes

woman's birthday special

Tom Hanks surprised a New Mexico woman celebrating her birthday at an Albuquerque restaurant when he treated her to a special performance of "Happy Birthday."

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports the Oscar winner surprised Samantha Aragon over the weekend while she was feasting with friends at a steakhouse. Aragon said it was probably the best 12 seconds of her life.

She said she noticed people taking sneaky selfies with Hanks and kept dropping hints that she would like the actor to sing to her.

Hanks is in Albuquerque filming a sci-fi drama called "Bios."

 

Coroner: TV actor died

of heart disease, alcohol

"The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday.

Investigators listed "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death on Feb. 4 at his home in Los Angeles. "Hypertrophic" means the heart muscle has become abnormally thick, making blood-pumping difficult.

Heavy alcohol use along with a congenital artery problem contributed to St. John's death, the report said.