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.”

SOURCE

3 Comments

  1. 😆 :dance1: i loooooooove wendy she is so real cant wait till she gets raggety ass beyawnce and her house of pure shit on the show which will prolly be never since her and her mom dont like real questions lolol…. git em wendy lol

  2. Wendy is hilarious. I saw that show with Omarosa. She definitely came out blazing and for once, Wendy was speechless.

Comments are closed.