Live from New York City, it’s the Wendy Williams Show. ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ Feel, feel, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel, feel it-it, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel it, feel it, feel it ♪ ♪ Let’s go, come on, you need it ♪ ♪ How you doin’ ♪ ♪ How-how-how-how you doin’ ♪ Now, here’s Wendy. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (audience whoops) ♪ How you doin’ ♪ Thank you for watching. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) My co-host, my studio audience. Love them. How you doin’? How you doin’? Oh, I’m ready. Let’s get started, it’s time for Hot Topics. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) Mhm, mhm, yep, yep, you, uh-huh. I love you, Wendy. I love you more. Thank you for being here. Okay, so a couple of, Suzanne? Yeah, what’s happening? What’s happening? (audience laughs) Okay, immediately, I am distracted. Look at the whole front row and you tell me what I see. An unbelievable green pouf. Yes. Yes. (laughs) Oh my God. (audience applauds) It’s unbelievable. All rise. Yes.
Yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Just so [Inaudible]. Underneath, she’s got on an outfit any girl could wear, but when you put on a pouf, doesn’t the world change? Yeah. That’s what I’m saying. Yeah. Thank you, thank you. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Now, look here. Okay, so you know Ray J missed the plane the other day. He didn’t miss it but it was snowing in New York so he had to postpone from yesterday. I promised you he’s here today and he’s in the building. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Okay, okay. On another note, Morris Day was supposed to be here today and we were supposed to chop it up on the couch about old times and all kinda stuff. Morris Day will be here later this month. He’s a little under the weather, so look, Mr. Day, gather yourself and come one, come all to my Halloween ball. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So last night, I did a whole bunch of stuff but one of the things that I did, ’cause it was Giving Tuesday and I was at Dylan’s Candy Bar, one of my favorite places. I get the Now and Laters, the gummy stuff and all that other stuff. But the bigger thing is is that I was there with Paige Davis. She hosts the Trading Spaces on the TV. And she and Rachel Weinstein, Rachel is the Vice President of Volunteers of America, and I’m involved with them and we’re all three involved in Operation Backpack. And we had the back and the pack and the kids and the thing. (audience laughs) It was just a wonderful time. Anyway, so I went to sleep and now I’m up and now I’m here with you. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Okay, mhm. (Wendy laughs) I did not see Empire last night, unfortunately. Oh. No, ’cause a long day. So the first thing you do, you get on the phone with your sister, your mom. You get on the phone with your people and before you know it, you’re tired. (audience laughs) But I have to say, off topic from Empire, Taraji is being very open about something that many of you probably didn’t know. I had no idea that, well, she went into detail. I’d heard this before but she went into detail about suffering from debilitating depression and anxiety. Oh. See, there’s that word again, anxiety. She said, to Self Magazine, that it started for her after Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012. She said that her son, Marcell, was around the same age as Trayvon. Trayvon died at 17. And she began to be anxious filled about worrying for her fame not being enough to protect her son. (audience murmurs) And I would imagine that’d be fame along with money and things like that. I appreciate her speakin’ out. But for me, ’cause Kev was like 16 at that time, and me and his dad went over the rules of when cops stop you, you take your hands out, you pull your hood off. All the kids, they do the same thing. A hood is cool. It’s not cool. Pull that off, take your hands outta your pocket, don’t talk tough, and the whole bit. I became aware of this at the time of seein’ his head crown, and the penis, like oh boy, it’s a boy. (audience laughs) Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. The world has it in for black men and black boys, okay. So I’m surprised it took her so long to really get up with this, but I appreciate her sharing. And she’s about to get married again. Did she already get married? No, she’s engaged, she’s been engaged for a while. Yeah, she’s about to get married again. But she’s got a whole ‘nother life. But still, the awareness of our sons. And it’s not just our sons, it’s a whole race thing. Anyway, let’s move along ’cause Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Now you know I love some Seinfeld. (audience murmurs) I dance like Elaine. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) When I was a single woman, before meeting my soon-to-be ex-husband, the sponge was my favorite birth control. (audience laughs) Oh yes. Oh, I would double up. You use the condom and I’ve got the sponge. And I literally, even before I saw the episode about is he sponge worthy, ’cause I would say that in my mind. Like is this sponge worthy? No. Because they’re a pain to get in. They don’t make them anymore but they were a pain to get in. Clap if you know what I’m talkin’ about with the sponge? (many audience applauds) Okay. (Wendy laughs) Norman, you don’t know anything about this. Never heard of it. (laughs) (audience laughs) Look here. To put the sponge in was easier than takin’ it out, because to take it out, there were two rubber straps on it, and you’d have to grab each strap to pull it out. And then depending on how full you got the night of usin’ it. Full? You might forget that the sponge was in there. It became a whole thing. So look, I love Elaine and I know her name is Julia Louis-Dreyfus but I’ll always call her Elaine. And then I love that show, New Adventures of Old Christine. That is one of my joints. Yes, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. (audience applauds) Just so funny. By the way, Princess, happy birthday. You and I are a-jiving together. Yes, you, yes, yes. (audience applauds) New Adventures of Old Christine, right? The entire cast. Not just Elaine, but everybody on the cast. Wanda Sykes and the whole bit. Just a good show. So anyway, something horrible is happening with Elaine now. (audience murmurs) Well, Elaine has a restraining order against a homeless woman. What? No, no, no. Who has allegedly been stalking and harassing her and her family. (audience murmurs) I know. (audience laughs) Well, according to The Blast, they’re alleging that a homeless woman has been showing up at Elaine’s house for months. Now you gotta imagine that Seinfeld money is long. (audience laughs) So she’s not livin’ in a house like me and you just live, if somebody can just walk up and knock. She’s got gates upon gates with that long Seinfeld money. (audience laughs) Anyway, the homeless woman threatened to throw a hand grenade (audience murmurs) into her home. (audience murmurs) And while the homeless woman is homeless, she still has access to the web because she’s cyber-stalking Elaine and her family. (audience murmurs) Allegedly, the homeless woman posted pornographic material online, falsely claiming that it was Elaine’s son. Oh. Yeah, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ son. I’m just stuck on Elaine. (audience laughs) Hey, girl, hey. (audience laughs) (laughs) So funny. Anyway, look, this is very, very bad. The allegations also go on to say that the woman posted cardboard signs like this all around, this is one of them, this is one of them, all around her neighborhood. Now you have to imagine with that long Seinfeld money, this is just no hood. There’s mansion, Suzanne, on top of mansion on top of mansion. I can imagine. But the homeless woman is still able to get in and post signs. And you’ve got to understand, like to me, the neighbors all understand it’s Elaine from Seinfeld, and by the way, we’ve as much money as her. And remember the show Veep. I wasn’t a Veep. I wasn’t a Veep. I don’t know when that came, were you a Veep? It was one of the best shows. It’s so funny. She’s really funny on it, on HBO. Oh, it’s on now? It just ended earlier this year. Oh, I missed out. Yeah, but you can still catch it on demand. I watch Seinfeld and old Christine every day. I’m already invested. Right. (laughs) From the ground up. Right. (laughs) So if I don’t watch Veep, I don’t feel bad. Right. I’m a supporter. (laughs) Right. What does she call her squad? (audience applauds) The Laineys. I would say– The Laineys. The Laineys. (laughs) Yep, I’m a Lainey. Are you a Lainey? I’m a Lainey? Elaine. Anyway, this is probably one of the big downsides of fame, is that you never know who’s watching you and what they’re capable of doing. And also a big downside of living in a home versus a high rise. I appreciate new life so much because the high rise thing, there’s one way in and there’s one way out, and there are cameras everywhere and there’s a doorman, a concierge. There are people watchin’. And if you tell the high rise see this picture, don’t even allow ’em on the sidewalk, (audience murmurs) then that’s how it’s gonna be. I grew up in a home with a two-car garage in Ocean Township and stuff like that. During my bachelorette times, I’ve always lived in apartments. But I wasn’t Wendy 11 years on a talk show Wendy. It’s a little different now. And now, I just don’t understand why everybody doesn’t live in a high rise. (audience laughs) Honestly. The worst part about it though, I do have to say, is when they do the sweeping view of New York, before they go into the news. It’s weird seein’ my home. (audience murmurs) No, I see it. It’s part of the landscape. And I see it, factual. And I’m like oh my gosh, girls, get away from the window. (audience laughs) They’re looking at us. (laughs) But Elaine, look, I wish you well with this homeless woman. There’s no point in suing or anything like that. She’s got nothing for you. Mental illness is a real big deal and homelessness is a real big deal in this country. The Blast, thank you so much for the information. And by the way, according to The Blast, the woman has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Julia. Now how far is 100 yards? Is that from here to the back row, Suzanne? No, no, no. It’s a football field. A little league, like a– No, like a full on NFL football field. Well, that’s safe, unless she has a bow and arrow or a gun. Exactly. I don’t think it’s far enough. Well, a hand grenade can certainly hand and grenade. Yes, if you’ve a strong, yeah, arm. It’s not enough. No. Good luck, Elaine. All right. All right. (audience applauds) Now look, I have somethin’ to show you and I want you to pay attention (laughs) to what I’m telling you. Don’t move a muscle, okay? All right. This is not for dramatic effect. This is because I want you to be in on this. Tokyo Toni. (audience murmurs) Yep. (laughs) Look. My friend Blac Chyna’s mom is furious with the Zeus network. Oh. Now you know the Zeus network is the network that runs Blac Chyna’s show and Tokyo Toni’s show, Tokyo Toni is Looking for Love. Well, and then Blac Chyna is tryin’ to date, okay. So Tokyo Toni went on social media claiming that Zeus has not paid her yet. Oh. Now hold on. Clap if you’ve ever been employed by somebody where the pay checks are late or not as consistent as they should– (some audience applauds) Me too, me too. But I don’t think that this is how you handle it. And while she’s talking, notice the spit strings. (audience laughs) And everything. Take a look. I’ve bust my ass for Zeus. For two shows. I did my own hair, makeup and clothes. I work. I had no PR, no type of advertisement. And I can’t get my check. By all means, subscribe to Zeus to Blac Chyna’s channel. Thank you. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) (audience murmurs) I mean honestly, I’m at a loss for words. I don’t really know what to say because as you can see, Tokyo Toni, and co-host at home, half of my studio audience, we’ve all worked, including me, worked for people where the money is not on time or when you get the money, you have to rush to the bank before the other employees ’cause, yep, yep. (audience laughs) Yep, yep, yep. Rush to cash that check before the money’s no longer in the account from the employers. I don’t know what to say, Tokyo Toni, except, at first, I thought this is not the way to get your check, on one hand. On the other hand, now that it’s on Hot Topics, Zeus, you’d better do right by this woman. You’d better do right. (audience applauds) Right. They’re gonna pay her. They need to pay her. Yeah, immediately. And she looked very much in pain. (audience laughs) (laughs) Very much. (laughs) Very much. (audience murmurs) So when I got in last night, I put myself in a candy coma ’cause I was, the candy at the, the backpacks but also the candy and stuff. I stopped at Serendipity. Ah. Have you ever had their carbonara pasta? No. But that sounds delicious.
Honey. Me and my manager, Bernie, first of all, he had the carbonara pasta, I had the chicken wings. Yum. So I had a few of the chicken wings but he couldn’t finish his carbonara pasta, and this is how I am. So I see what side that he’s eating on and I said, “Look, can we get some, “are you gonna eat the rest of that?” He said, “No.” (laughs) (Norman laughs) I took his and the rest of mine and went home. (audience laughs) Now he had some shrimp on top of his pasta. I said, “You gonna eat all the shrimp?” (Norman laughs) He said, “No.” So I took them home. I cut them up for Chitchat and Myway. And I’m eatin’ the candy and the pasta and I’m havin’ a good, old time. And then I get a text from you regarding Hot Topics for today. And there was something I wanted to text you back but I got tired and fell asleep with pasta. (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) Me and the cats, we just fell asleep. But here’s what I wanted to talk to you about. Billy Dee Williams. (audience murmurs) Billy Dee. I had no idea that he’s gender non-binary. Oh. (laughs) Yes Marco, Yes Marco. Your man, okay? (audience laughs) Your man is down with, I guess, whatever. I don’t know what that means. All I’m sayin’ is that Billy Dee is now 82, sorry Daddy. I know my father’s looking at this saying dammit man. Look, yeah, yeah. (laughs) (audience laughs) Shady, shady cameraman. (laughs) (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Sir. Sir, I don’t know what’s going on with your generation, but Billy Dee is part of your generation. Welcome to the show, by the way, sir. (audience laughs) Yes, cameraman got that shot. Now look, Billy Dee Williams, the legend, “Lady Sings The Blues”, “Mahogany”, Colt 45. He says that, here’s a quote. He did an interview with Esquire Magazine and he says “I see myself as female as well as masculine.” Oh. (audience murmurs) We don’t have anymore quotes? I knew I shoulda come with that. (laughs) Right. I had the story already in my mind and all you all gave me was that? Well, also, Billy Dee, I mean Billy Dee is gender non-binary, which means, I don’t actually know what Billy Dee’s pronoun is, if it’s he or she. He refers to himself– As both feminine and masculine. Masculine. And he embraces both, equally. Correct. (audience applauds) All right. Sometimes it takes you a while to find yourself. 82 years later, he’s talking about this. Well, good for him. That’s why I appreciate, I don’t like the “Old Town Road” song but I appreciate Lil Nas X. Lil Nas X, yeah. ‘Cause he’s young, he’s found himself. So now he’s got the rest of his life to enjoy himself. I don’t know whether Billy Dee is enjoying himself now as gender– Non-binary. Non-binary, yeah. But at least he’s a spokesperson for his people. Right. All right. (audience applauds) It’s a lot. The Christmas tree gets lit tonight at Rockefeller Center here in New York. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And I’m just warning you that if you’re not gonna be a part of it, stay away from that part of town. Uh-huh. (audience laughs) Until January 17th ’cause that’s when they knock it down and take it back to the woods. (audience laughs) Anyway, I guess the lighting will be on TV. It’ll be a great thing and it’s a nice time. I mean the greatest city in the world. The biggest tree. 50,000 lights. It’s really spectacular. (audience applauds) I did not get a chance to see The Real Housewives of OC last night because I told you what I was doing. But apparently, my girl Vicki Gunvalsen did a real stupid thing. Oh. And everybody is coming for her. Now Vicki, this was a real old lady move, girl. (audience laughs) All right. Vicki’s 57, my age group. So the ladies went to a drag show while they’re on vacation, right? We all know what a drag show is. When I hear a drag show, I’m ready to have fun. I’m grabbin’ my panty shorts and my pouf. I want my hair to be all kinda this and this. You know what I’m sayin’? It’s like we are going for a show and fun. But not corny, old Vicki. Here she is at the drag show. Take a look. ♪ You make me wanna go loco, oh-oh ♪ I don’t understand it. Boys dressed like girls and girls dressed like boys. I don’t get it. Sorry drags. ♪ You make me wanna go loco ♪ (audience laughs) So everybody’s hating on Vicki for that because Vicki, you know what, Vicki, I’m not hating on you but I’m looking at you squinty-eyed and old. (audience murmurs) You knew where you were going. Don’t try to act like a drag show is not fun. And you know what that is and how dare you make fun of a really talented community. (audience applauds) Yeah. I don’t like you today but I’ll be back liking you tomorrow, Vicki, but don’t be so stupid, okay? (audience laughs) In the meantime everybody, we have waited and he is here. Ray J next. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So grab a snack and come on back. (dance music) (audience whoops) ♪ Feel, feel, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel, feel it-it ♪ ♪ Woo ♪