‘Aunt Viv’ Checks Wendy Willaims

Former “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actress Janet Hubert (Aunt Vivian) is taking talk show host Wendy Williams to task for what Hubert calls her “bullying of celebrities.”

In an open letter to Williams, Hubert chastises the chat queen for “crucifying” singer Whitney Houston while she was alive, shedding crocodile tears for the pop icon only once she had passed away.

Hubert also came to the defense of singer Janet Jackson, who Williams attacked on her show Monday, saying the dance diva should not be considered for X Factor because she could not sing without auto-tune.

Read Janet’s entire open letter below and don’t forget to co-sign her comments below if you agree.

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.
I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?
The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women who can’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson). You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.
I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert

Wendy Williams Checks Chris Brown

Wendy Williams Chris Brown vs. Wendy Williams – On Friday’s episode (9/11/09) of The Wendy Williams Show, host Wendy Williams responds to today’s “tweet” from R&B star and former Rihanna flame Chris Brown (whose Twitter name is Mechanical Dummy). According to Williams, Brown told followers that when he arrived at JFK, that, “one of the guyz looked like wendy williams or was it the other way around….lol.” Not willing to let that one slide without a response, Williams, who was taping her talk show when the Brown tweet went ‘round the world, used her television platform to set the record straight. Commenting on the tweet, she said…”in other words, he’s calling me a man. Well you know, at least if I was a man then I would spend my time bullying other men, perhaps, and not..women.”

Update: Click here to watch the clip.

Source: Christine DeJoy

Salt n’ Pepa Fill In For Wendy Williams

80’s rap pioneers Salt n’ Pepa are once again making news. The duo, who recently rapped up their stint on the VH-1 reality series The Salt n’ Pepa Show, are now moving on to radio. In an effort to fill the afternoon gap left by Wendy Williams when she left her show for television, New York’s 107.5 WBLS have called on the pair to hold down the stations 2pm-7pm time slot. The gig is temporary however, lasting only for the week.

Click here to listen to the ladies live online.

Wendy Williams Talks Life

On shaping her look for television …
“I know now that my right side is my best side, that I look terrible in red and that I need a regular dose of Botox. Without it, my eyes sort of bug out on television — not a good look.”

On how she has been home scoping out her talk show competition …
“I watch them as a fan. My primary job, up until this point, was radio. Four days a week, I worked from 2 to 6 p.m. My mornings were at home with a cup of Sanka looking at Rachael Ray. What is she cooking today? Listening to Dr. Phil. Look at his wife, Robin, …I wonder how their sex is like. You ever wonder that? You don’t watch people and think about how their sex is? I mean Joy and Regis [Philbin]…it has been over for years. But Joy is still a sexual creature. She’s getting it from some place. So, do I watch the shows? Yes. I’m going to fit in between Tyra, Rachel, Oprah, Jerry and Steve. Everybody forgets about Steve Wilco!”

On how her height helped her meet Oprah …
“Once, but she doesn’t remember. She was speaking to a group of women, like a women’s symposium, and I was working at the station that sponsored it. When it was over, I already had a strategy about how I was going to meet her. I was going to work the heels to make me 6-foot-5. I think autographs are so corny. Nobody likes to sign a blank piece of white paper. So guess what I had her sign? I was all prepared. [I had] the cover of Vogue, where she is sprawled back all skinny-minnie and proud to sign it. I was taller than all those other bitches, and nobody else got an autograph. Maybe she does remember it. Maybe it haunts her in her dreams. ‘There was this giant woman chasing me.'”

On wanting to talk to First Lady Michelle Obama …
“I’d love to talk to Michelle and just kick around what it’s like to be 45 these days. We have families, we’re smart, we’re sassy, we’re sexy.”

On how the recession and high unemployment should work to her advantage …
”This is such a great time for talk, especially with the economy still being so bad. Talk is cheap. Talk is free! This is such a great opportunity for all of us who have talk shows. There are now people home during daytime who normally would never have been home to catch any of the daytime talk shows. I’m very sorry that those people are out of work or working less hours, but it does mean there are now millions of eyes out there able to catch me and everyone else doing talk shows.”

On what she wants to ask Jennifer Aniston …
“Jennifer Aniston made a temporary maxi pad. She was on a photo shoot and she didn’t feel like taking a break or asking anybody. And she opens her legs a little too wide. I swear to God, it’s there. Me and Aniston, we’re gonna talk about that pad when I meet her. And eventually, hopefully, I will meet her, and she’ll come on the show…I’ll tell her that if you have to go panty-less, then you shouldn’t make the pad. You’ll stuff it, you know, but not the whole thing…you know there is a way of doing this.”

On her headline-grabbing live dust-up with Omarosa last summer …
“I think Omarosa came on wanting to have her moment by attacking me, and that is not what I do on my TV show. I really wanted to have a friendly chat.”

On never being scared to chat with pop diva Whitney Houston, with whom she had an infamous run-in …
“Are you kidding? I’ve been dying to do a girlfriend talk with Whitney when she was in her right mind. We would have a blast talking about fools and hair — synthetic or real.”

On what type of talk show she’s aiming to show the world …
“People will quickly understand this is not ‘Jerry Springer’ or ‘Maury’ or the ‘Larry King’ show. I’m discussing the hot topics in the news and, of course, celebrity interviews. I hope when people come to town, whether it’s George Clooney or George Lopez, that they would not just stop at ‘[David] Letterman’ or ‘Regis and Kelly,’ but also stop by ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’

On comparisons to other popular TV talk show hostesses …
“Look, really none of that is on my radar. Don’t get me wrong, I’m honored to be in the company of those people — Oprah, Tyra, Ellen and the rest — but I’m thinking something else.”

On her husband’s messy sexual harassment scandal …
“It was difficult, and I was a good sport. There was a time I was on that side not doing the interviewing, but being a victim. It was hard to see the horrible lies. However, for us, it made our relationship that more tighter. He’s an executive producer on the show, so we were busy during that time and stayed focused on the prize, which is our 11-year marriage, my 23-year career and how we are going to make it bigger and better than ever, and our 8-year-old son. I don’t think I could do this if he weren’t in the trenches with me. We live hard and laugh often.”

On celebrity endorsement deals …
“I like Gwen Stefani’s LAMB line, and believe it or not, I also like the House of Dereon, though I know Tina Knowles gets flack. I see a lot of successful women on daytime, like Tyra Banks and Kelly Ripa, and all of their endorsements. Rachael Ray has Dunkin’ Donuts. When I see them, it makes me want to get it, too. I want it all.”

On why she wants to make her own line of wigs and shoes …
“Wigs and shoes are two things I’m passionate about, and I would love to oversee a wig line and women’s shoes sizes up to 13. It’s personal, because I have thin hair, so I wear wigs for necessity. I wear a big shoe size, and I like a slender stilt, which are difficult to find in our size.”

On what her son thinks is cool …
“He wants me to interview Fred, the character from YouTube. He’ll tell me, ‘Tyra had Fred on. Tyra’s cool.’ And all I can say is, ‘Well, maybe someday I’ll be cool, too.’ “

On embracing her gay following …
“I am not a gay woman, and I don’t do anything intentionally to attract a gay audience or a heterosexual audience for that matter. But if I might state the obvious, gay men love it when I become 6-foot-5,” she says as she pulls a five-inch red heel out of her black leather Hermes bag. “And they love the cinched waist and exaggerated figure.”

On why now she is ready to be a celebrity figure …
“Celebrity is wasted on young people. It needs to be on middle-age people. Once you’ve done a few things, fallen down, made your own mistakes, had too many martinis, been in the gutter too many times — hello.”


Wendy Williams vs. Omarosa Stallworth


Here is the video everyone has been talking about and some things you just have to see to believe. Honestly, how sad these two Black women had to tear each other down so viciously on live television. Both of these sistas are old enough to know how the game is played and should have known better. Rather than attack each other’s weaves they could have really put a positive spin on Black women like Omarosa, Wendy and even Michelle Obama who are often called Angry Black Women for simply speaking the truth about their lives and their experiences.
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The “Wendy Williams Show” Is About To Go Live

Wendy Williams Show Urban radio shock jock Wendy Williams is ready for her close-up. The most hated woman on radio is bringing her special blend of celebrity news and gossip to a television station near you- and sooner than you may think. The “Wendy Williams Show” will make it’s debut this coming Monday on Fox stations all across the country. The hour long morning talk show, executive produced by Wendy herself, will first have a six week trial run and if it can withstand it’s competition (The Today Show, Regis & Kelly), will be picked up for the fall season. I personally think Wendy has this in the bag. Wendy will have the hip urban female audience that will tune in from their homes, jobs and college dorms and Today and Regis & Kelly will keep their audience of suburban housewives who have never even heard of Wendy Williams. And though I personally have never been a fan of Wendy and what she does on the radio, I will be tuning in from time to time to see what celebrity guests will be brave enough to do her show. Hopefully Wendy will even throw in a few musical performances, ala the Tyra Banks Show.
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