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(audience applauds) Come on, let’s go. (audience whoops) ♪ How you doin’? ♪ Thank you for watching. And say hello to my co-hosts, my studio audience. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Very nice. Lovely. How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay, let’s get started. It’s time for… Hot Topics. Yes, come on. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) Here we go again. All right. So down in Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore is talking mess about her co-star, NeNe. Oh. Now I must tell you, one of the great things about new life for me is that you know I’ve made some friends and they’re in my telephone. And I tried to call NeNe to find out what she had to say about this, but NeNe did not answer her phone. She was probably in hair, makeup (audience laughs) or a dressing room at a store. Right.
You know what I mean? So NeNe, you didn’t answer. Anyway, they’ve been feuding on and off for years. I can’t even think of the origin of the feud. I’m gonna give you my opinion. And then Neens, if you see this, then you can correct me, but you missed out on today’s show ’cause it’s Friday and I’m goin’ home. (audience laughs) All right. TMZ caught up with Kenya, who by the way, I don’t know whether she’s gotten her boobs done or what, I mean as you observe this, just I’m distracted first of all by her beauty. She’s a world-class beauty, for real. Yeah. Second of all, (audience applauds) and she’s very well spoken, very poised, but her breasts. (audience laughs) I mean she wins. Take a look. I don’t know why she’s so intimidated by me but I really just wish she would get herself together because I come in peace.
Sure. But she just always seems to find a way to be bothered. Do you feel like she’s a bully? Oh, she’s absolutely a bully. She’s bullied everyone on the show. What do you say to those women who try to give you advice about when you’re in your relationship? I don’t take any advice from NeNe. (laughs) Definitely not about wigs. Oh. Well, Kenya is blessed with naturally, luxurious stress and she put some pieces in and I think the hair looks beautiful. (audience applauds) I personally have no problem with Kenya. If Kenya were to call me, I could be as friendly with her, based on if I saw a demeanor in her that was sweet like NeNe, I could be as easily friends with, look, I’m not that invested. I’m invested in you, you. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) That’s it. And I’ve told you all this all along. Please, I’m on nobody’s payroll, okay? I go out when I want. I say what I want. I check in with people to get their proper answers. Here’s what I think the problem is. The problem is is that NeNe was the queen of the franchise. NeNe took some time off, as I can recall, from a season or somethin’ like that, we really didn’t see her a lot. And then Kenya has been a star on this show since she first got on this show. (audience murmurs) I mean they shoulda given her the peach after the first episode. And Kenya’s gunning for that money. Kenya wants that NeNe money. Now NeNe is the queen of the franchise in terms of who gets paid the most, who’s been there the longest. She’s the mother of the house. But I don’t know, NeNe. If you wanna leave a statement, text it later, I’ll talk about it on Monday, but good luck to you, NeNe, of course, and good luck to you, Kenya. And good luck to all of you all. (audience applauds) The new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres on November 3rd on Bravo. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) I’ll be there, definitely. (laughs) So it’s not hard to criticize Bethenny Frankel. Lotta people don’t like her. I used to not like her. Now I get it. But anyway, I’m not criticizing her for this particular thing. There was a video that went viral. She posted it actually, promoting her shapewear line. And well, her nine-year-old daughter, what’s her name? Bryn. Bryn. Bryn was standing behind her, massaging her boobs. Well take a look. This is the Skinnygirl shapewear. Comes with a nine-year-old squeezing your breasts. But these people are obsessed with these tanks. They’re amazing for layering. They’re so comfortable. And they do not come with, they come with a nine-year-old. A nine-year-old is going to be shipped to your house with the shapewear to squeeze your boobies when nobody else will. (Wendy laughs) Clap if you think that was all wrong. (many of the audience applaud) I don’t. I saw nothing wrong with it. It’s her daughter and her daughter is nine. And nine these days is different from nine in the 50s, you know what I’m saying? Girls are tryin’ on your makeup, they’re puttin’ their feet in your shoes, they wanna carry your Chanel bags. If it was a boy, it’d be a whole different story. If that was her son. But she doesn’t have a son. She has a daughter. And she’s a single mom. And you can imagine that when she’s not moguling, she’s spending a lotta time with Bryn. Suzanne? Yeah. Is there something wrong with that? Don’t agree with me just ’cause you’re standin’ there. Well no, because I think, I don’t know if she should’ve posted it. I think there’s nothing wrong with it. (audience applauds) Because I’ve been home and Pete will stick his head underneath my shirt, we’ll walk around like this, and we’re just joking, but I wouldn’t post that ’cause it might look a little weird. Are you wearing a bra at that time? Yes, yes. But he’ll put the shirt over him and then we try to go up the stairs together. I know, it sounds weird. And that’s why I wouldn’t post it. Now how old is Pete now? Seven. Is he the one that you sleep in the bed with? Well I’ve stopped sleeping with him, a year ago. Really?
But every now and then, I still go in there and cuddle with him. Wait, you and Brendan are back in the bed together? Yes, yes. Brendan and I are back in the bed together. It’s very weird. It’s very weird. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Uh-huh. It was very weird at first. Uh-huh. And now, it’s gettin’ better. Do the boys sleep in their own room? Yes. They’re in their own room in their own beds. Yes.
Are they okay with that? Yes, they’re fine. Sometimes, Pete gets up in the middle of the night and comes into our room. But we’ve eased ourself back into it and we’re okay. Is this a king-sized bed? No, it’s queen. So we still are on our separate sides. Yeah, yeah, it’s progress. (laughs) I know. The more you learn. (audience applauds) Wow. I do agree though, and I say this a lot. Lotta times, people don’t do wrong things. It’s just that they’re things that are not supposed to be posted or shared in public or somethin’ like that. I found that to be adorable and I would love to have some of that shapewear. Not for the shape and the wear, but aren’t you always looking for the classic shell to put under something, you know what I mean, if you can’t get that top button but you still wanna wear the dress or the blouse? So you need the shell to put under. Anyway. (audience laughs) So onto Mariah Carey. Mariah says she’s sick and tired of being perfect for everyone. Now she’s on the cover of the new Vanity, excuse me, Variety Magazine, and it’s the Power of Women issue, and she opened up to Variety about how she’s expressing herself only for her now. She’s done with tryin’ to please you. Take a look. You have to learn, whether it’s being an artist, whether it’s being a woman, I am allowed to have my feelings and express them. Oftentimes, we’re taught not to be very expressive about our feelings as women because it’s a turn off. And you know what, I don’t really care. I’m sick of trying to have to be perfect for people ’cause you can never live up to their expectations, ever. (audience applauds) Really good. I think you get that feeling of strength after you’ve been around for a moment, whether it’s how many years you’ve done your job or how many years you’ve lived. I think most of us probably have that feeling right now, no matter what you do. I remember when this show first got started, there were so many rules about what daytime TV and a talk show host is supposed to be, and I tried to fit in the confine of the rules, buttonin’ up and tryin’ to sit correctly, even though I would fire up Slim Jims and pull notes from my hair. (audience laughs) But that’s natural me. And even when I take the mic back, I think when the show first started, if you grabbed my mic, I would just let you do it. Now, I’m just like no. The lady’s phone rang up there yesterday. “Get out. “Get out.” (audience laughs) I can’t. It’s not about being perfect, it’s just about being yourself. That way, you don’t have to remember how to act. Just act like yourself. And so now we’ve been on long enough and she’s been around long enough, I like her and what she said. And also, I like her speaking voice. I hate when girls talk with that stupid high voice. Ugh. The radio, there were no rules for being perfect. Well there actually were rules but I had a microphone and there was a lock on the door. So I’d go in there and do what I want. Lock the door and then just get suspended without pay. I’d take that ill. You know what I mean? (audience applauds) Anyway, perfection. Every day, you all with the wigs. Every day with my costumes. You know what, I’m just Wendy. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Get out! (audience laughs) The blogs tried to make such a big deal about that, like I was flippin’ on one of my co-hosts when in actuality, if you watch the whole thing, I said “Get out” ’cause that’s just me, and then I came back, I said, “Look, kindly, “can you please turn your phone off “and can you please not have your phones on “when you come here, the tickets are free. “Thank you, thank you.” But they made a big, I couldn’t believe that was a big thing on the blogs. “Wendy said get out.” I tell everyone to get out. How often have you seen me “Get out.” (audience laughs) Okay, so Liam Hemsworth. Now he’s the one that was married to Miley Cyrus. He found out about they’re not gonna be married anymore, based on her posting it on social media. And he’s like what? Oh, oh, okay now. I mean that’s so stupid. Anyway, so Miley has been split up with him. She’s been dating all around the place. They were together for two months, or it’s been since two months. She dated the woman, then she dated a man, and now she’s currently calling Cody Simpson her boyfriend. Well you figure if she was with Liam and then the woman and then two men, so that’s four people, no wonder why she’s in the hospital with strep throat. (audience gasps) Oh. (audience laughs) Hey. (audience applauds) Look. (laughs) You let enough strange germs slip down your throat and you’re bound to get somethin’. That’s the part, I wish we didn’t know that part, you know what I mean, ’cause it really does, I’ve never had the strep or the throat. (audience laughs) But I wish that we didn’t know that she was in the hospital with a strep throat. First of all, I didn’t even know that was a hospitalization situation. I just figure you take a couple of lozenges and a little antibiotics and it’s gone. Oh, she has tonsillitis. That’s even worse. Oh my God, that’s even worse. (laughs) I don’t wanna know that she has tonsillitis because all it makes me feel like is (audience laughs) all right, maybe she needs to slow down on her lovers or somethin’. All that runnin’ around. Anyway, according to Us Weekly, Liam’s friends are now concerned for him because he only spends a lot of time with his brother, who lives in Australia. The brother is married. Oh, those are two good, now which one is Liam in this picture? Liam’s on the, Liam is here and that’s Chris. I can’t see you. Oh, okay, hang on. White shirt or green shirt? Even you don’t know. Hoodie is Liam. They’re two really good-lookin’– Hoodie’s Liam and Chris is the white shirt. Yeah. They’re both really cute but I’d rather Chris. Yes. Yeah. (audience applauds) He’s in my class for the line-up for the star of Walk of Fame, him, Chris, yeah. I mean he’s not gonna be there. We all get our own dates, you know what I mean? So Liam is spending a lot of time in Australia with his brother, Chris, and he’s now open to dating but he wanted to re-bond with his brother. I don’t see anything wrong with that. He’s over here acting. Even though they probably talk on the phone every day or something, but he’s over here acting. He was involved with Miley and that. Chris now has a family of his own, has a girlfriend and stuff. I don’t find anything wrong with a little time with your family after a bad relationship. (audience applauds) My family is back and forth from Miami up here all the time. My niece, my nephew and my son will be here on Monday, as a matter of fact. Yeah. And then we’re all goin’ out to LA on Thursday for the Walk of Fame star. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah. To me, that doesn’t mean that you’re lame because you don’t go out and date right after you have a bad relationship. I mean you can juggle both. You can juggle both. I have both. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) What kinda girl do you think Liam should date? Now see, for me, I think that he should date, see, I don’t want him to date another actress. We went back and forth on our Hot Topics. I don’t want him to date another actress. I don’t want him to date anybody in the film industry at all. I want him to date, what am I gonna say? Me. (audience laughs) No. You know what I like. I think everybody should date a doctor. So yeah, I do. (audience applauds) I want him to date a world-renowned doctor or the head of the Mayo Clinic or a PhD at the forefront of stuff at Harvard or something like that. And that would be, I don’t wanna get back at Miley, but Liam, if you really wanna get her, date a woman who’s real cerebral, you know what I mean? Yeah, yeah. (audience applauds) Not like a young Hollywood starlet or a singer or somethin’ like that. I think that would be a good look. Like an Amal Clooney type person. Yes. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Top that, tonsillitis. Uh-huh. (audience laughs) Get well though, Miley. We need you. Mhm. (audience applauds) T.I. is regretting signing Iggy Azalea to his label. Now she always comes for me. I really don’t care. I’m still gonna be me. Look, but I stick up for her in this particular thing. T.I. was doing an interview with The Root. T.I. says he’s looking for a female rapper to undo the blunder of Iggy. Now hold on now, that “Fancy” song had everybody boppin’, and also, Devil, what was it? “Black Widow”. “Black Widow”. Everyone knew that. And then that’s it, but everyone (laughs)… (audience laughs) He says that she tarnished his legacy. T.I., all due respect, you’re the one who did time for nefarious ways. Come on, T.I. She’s not my favorite person but you gotta give it up. That “Fancy” and “Black Widow” were good songs. She didn’t tarnish your legacy. She helped keep you out here. (audience applauds) And fair is fair. Iggy will twist my words and watch, she’ll be reading me for filth by the 10 o’clock news. (audience laughs) I really don’t care. Anyway, she did clap back at T.I. though about this, saying “Imagine thinking I was the biggest blunder. “Tip, sweetie. “We have a whole list for you.” Oh. Well, that was a good one. (audience laughs) That was a good one. (audience applauds) Yeah, that’s a good one. (laughs) Anyway, enough about that. I wanted to talk to you about the fight between Elton John and Tina Turner. (audience murmurs) Now look, look, look, who fights Tina Turner? (audience laughs) That “What’s Love Got To Do” movie was on two weekends ago and I always stop on that movie and I watch. Remember, it was pouring outside and she ran from the hotel and she got to that hotel front desk across the, it was like the Motel 6 or something not befitting of a Tina Turner. She had on the white suit and no shoes. Oh no, she had on heels and she ran in ’em real good. Anyway, she didn’t have luggage, a handbag or anything. She reached in her pocket. She said, “All I have is 50 cents “and my name,” or somethin’ like that. And the man trusted her at the front desk and gave her the room and she went in there, cryin’ her eyes out. She was all beat up and it was just a mess. Anyway, Elton John says that working with her was a nightmare. (audience murmurs) Oh well, well. Elton John’s got a new memoir. It’s called “Me: Elton”. I love the cover. Tina and Elton planned to do a tour together back in 1996, but they couldn’t get along in rehearsal. Elton says in his book that Tina told him not to wear Versace clothes anymore because they made him look fat. (laughs) (audience laughs) She also told him that she hates the way he styles his hair. (audience murmurs) And didn’t like the color of his piano. Oh. Well now look, then when Tina criticized him playing “Proud Mary” on the piano, he told her “Take her song and shove it up.” (audience gasps) Look, look, look. (laughs) Look, look. Then he broke down into tears and canceled the tour. (audience laughs) And Elton says there’s an unspoken rule that musicians don’t treat other musicians badly. Well where’d that rule come from? (audience laughs) I don’t picture Tina being that way, but maybe, I don’t know. She retired 10 years ago and she now lives like a queen. She lives in this chateau in Zurich, Switzerland. Wow. Would you look at this joint? And you can’t see the water but the water’s right there, and I think she’s still married to that man. Bach somebody. Bach, yeah.
Roger Bach or somethin’. Yeah. And she seems like the type of person that if you wanted to give her an honorary award, a big award, I don’t care whether it’s an Oscar or music award but she’d be like thank you but no thank you. That is the life. When you put it down so hard doing something that you love and then you can just tell ’em keep your awards, I don’t need another thing to be dusted. (audience laughs) Keep your attitude. I have enough money, Bach has money. We are good. And she’s like 75 years old now. Well eventually, they made up over dinner at his home. And the book is called “Me”. Now my book, now I got a stack. I’m not even finished with the Demi Moore book. I gotta get finished with that. Then there was a Wendy Watcher who came here, just randomly sitting in the audience. It turns out that her character in the Demi Moore movie is the Asian hustler. I mean not Demi, the Jennifer Lopez movie, is the Asian girl. What’s her name? Constance Wu. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But she was a Wendy Watcher last week, right? So after the whole show was over, she pulls the book out from under her thing and she gave it to me. It’s thin like a pamphlet so I can get through it real good but she said “I’m Constance Wu’s character in the movie” and I couldn’t talk to her or anything ’cause the show was over and the music’s loud and people are shakin’. Anyway, but I gotta get through that. But I gotta get to this “Me” book. This “Me: Elton”. Okay, it comes out on Tuesday, October 15th. I can’t wait. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah, uh-huh. And we’ve got more great show for you everybody. Up next, we’ve got the Legal, ow. We’ve got the Legal Scoop on the paparazzi suing Jennifer Lopez and a whole bunch more. So grab a snack and come on back. Come on back. Ow, ow. (audience cheers)
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