Wendy Williams Criticizes Vivica A. Fox For Joining Hollywood Divas

April 18, 2015  |  

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TV maven Wendy Williams has absolutely no cut cards. She’s known for her shade and ability to call people out and act like she did nothing wrong. However, her latest bit of shading throwing has us wondering if she’s right.

Yesterday afternoon, Wendy discussed why she didn’t approve of Ms. Vivica Fox joining the reality series, Hollywood Divas.

Wendy stated,

Vivica Fox, I love you, but I hate this idea. You are above this. For goodness sake, you were in Pulp Fiction! What are you doing joining the cast of Hollywood Divas?
Now, there’s nothing wrong with Hollywood Divas and shows like that….but they are for a certain echelon of people. When I think of Vivica A. Fox, I’m not comparing her to Golden Brooks, from Girlfriends.
Golden Brooks was on Girlfriends; respectable career, but where has she been? She’s not supposed to be in the same room, on the same cast as Vivica A. Fox. That’s all I’m saying.

It would be like if Mary J. Blige joined the cast of ‘R&B Divas’….Yeah, she was on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’, but that’s the higher tier of reality TV. But what I’m trying to do is show more respect for her to be a real diva of Hollywood…

Vivica for God’s sake, you were just signed for Independence Day part 2. Vivica you can do better, this is a low move for your career.

Now personally, I 100% agree with Wendy. Vivica is like the beloved crazy Aunty that you used to watch in all your favorite movies. She’s been in literally all of the classics, no Viv no. Lawd! She was on the Fresh Prince.

What do you guys think? Is that a good luck for her?

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  • Blink

    I guess Wendy forgot that same echelon of people she’s talking about are the majority of her guests….Lol. If we rationalize what she’s saying, then the Vivica’s, Mary J. Blige’s of the worlds shouldn’t be going on her show. Vivica shouldn’t listen to others and do what is best for her business ventures. She could’ve used Hollywood Divas as a vehicle for her other successful ventures such as her hair business

  • louise_1

    Wendy needs to shut up and go find some decent clothing. Its downright disgraceful for her to be on national television with her a$$ all hanging out. Such an embarrassment

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  • GymJunkie43

    Wendy Williams needs to watch the episode of Oprah’s next chapter with the A list black actresses, so she can understand the struggle. Yes a black actress may get a big role like Independence day, Scandal or Bad Boys II but only every 5-7 years because there aren’t enough roles for black women. Who can live off $1M for 7 years when you have to pay LA cost of living, agents, PR and whoever else?! Either give black actresses work or keep quiet on how they get money.

  • Shaw Sway

    I guess Wendy Williams point is that a reality show can taint Vivica Fox forever. The issue probably for Vivica and so many other actors is that acting opportunities have dried up. Vivica probably would love to be working on a television series or acting in the movies so she’s taking the only option available to be in front of a camera.

  • Nehes Ba’a Rayay

    Look at this ‘Hostess Cupcake'(Black on the outside, white on the inside).

  • Yolanda Harris

    The fact that Vivica acted out of character on Celebrity Apprentice when she and Kenya Moore had issues is probably why she was cast on Hollywood Divas. Personally, I also think she is above that show, but she’s got bills like everyone else…just like Wendy had bills when she did Dancing With the “Stars”.

  • Truth B Told

    Well…..Not everybody on R&B Diva’s are irrelevant….Chrisette Michelle is relevant…..So Miss Wendy got some of her Facts wrong….

  • MsApollonia26

    I think Vivica joined to spice up the Show,duh that’s what these reality shows are for. I want to see Vivica go at it with Elise Neal,they are the same age,that look great! I will be watching!

  • EloiseM

    I just needed to be sure of the show. This show is Todd Tuckers and Carlos King venture. It was a very good show with only one crazy (non-violent) female on it. I felt it was atleast a somewhat classy show. I was thrilled to see what happened to entertainers like Golden, Candice, Lisa Wu. I was never a fan of that little loud bad teeth one, so I’m happy for Vivica. She will help to continue to bring this show up to decent viewing audiences. Just KEEP KANDI BURRUSS OFF OF IT. Sorry, Todd but The wife is NOT watchable material, not even on RHOA. By the way, Vivica is going to be in her previous role in some fast and furious movie which was a hit. So she is not starving. I wish she and Nene could be on the same show.

  • Cora Talton

    i do not like mr williams i wish he would shut up and keep it moving back under the rock he/she came from.ugggggh i hate this person.idiot.

  • Lele215

    As far as I know, Wendy Williams is not paying not one bill for Vivica Fox. Until that changes, I’m not sure why it’s any of her business.

  • mmmdot

    No, I don’t really think this is a good look for Vivica, but I’m still going to need Wendell to shut the fxck up forever. She really has no room to talk about someone scraping the bottom of the barrel for money. She does it ALLL the time i.e. the Aaliyah movie. So Wendell’s big azz needs to have several seats in a very hard chair.

  • ibdw

    I agree. I think that show is for the newer, up and coming actresses.. to get their careers together or back on track. I don’t think it is a good look for Vivica with her experience. But, if she likes it .. I love it.

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    Wendy’s right. Viv can do better…i really want to see her back on top

  • Denise

    Girl Bye. Wendy is always trying to lay someone. But the min someone calls her a big tall man with size 13 feet she get all mad about . Chris Brown said shut up Wendell and get your life. Vivica was in Sharknado and will be in the next one and Celebrity Apprentice so she will be Ok trust me.

  • Samuel

    She obviously needs the money, but Wendy is spot on— she’ll have to stoop to a new level in order to stay on the show. Good Luck!

  • OutstandingWorldCitizen

    Vivica was not in Pulp Fiction. She was in Kill Bill 1 & 2. That said, Vivica needs this right now. She’s had very few roles outside of Sharknado2 which is still work.

  • Taylor

    Wendy is right, but she should keep her opinions to herself. It’s not cool that she is insulting the cast of Hollywood Divas while complimenting Vivica. You don’t see people telling Wendy that she is tacky for hawking wigs and Home Shopping Network grandma clothes on TV, now do you?

  • GG

    Was Vivica in Pulp Fiction? I thought she was in Kill Bill.

  • strikeapose

    C’mon you guys are being unfairly harsh towards Wendy!!! No need for the personal attacks!!!! Wendy is paid big dollars to express an opinion…. It’s just her opinion…..take it or leave it, but to get upset over someone’s opinion is a waste of energy!!! OAN…..I love reality television so I watched the first season of Hollywood Divas but let’s face it, the show was kinda boring, many scenes were staged because these women just didn’t have a lot going on!! But with that being said, I watched all the episodes because I absolutely love all the women…..especially Golden Brooks. I found her more entertaining than the other women. I kinda agree with Wendy, I think this show is beneath the talented Ms Vivica A Fox!!!! If you recall, the show’s initial premise was to show the struggle of the black actress in Hollywood. Well, Vivica doesn’t fit that mold. She’s not a struggling actress; just like Wendy said, Vivica has several big projects already lined up!!!! When was the last time we saw Countess Vaughn or Golden Brooks on the big screen or on the small screen? This show is for actresses such as them. Plus, I don’t wanna see Vivica fighting with these women, I think it will show us a side of her that is unflattering and it might cause her to lose fans!!! Are we not all growing weary of seeing black women fight on reality tv? Its getting old!!! Is it possible that by adding Vivica, we will get some positive interaction between black women? nope, because it’s not good for ratings!!!!

  • ThaREALDook

    Da fuq does it matter how SHE get her check smh

  • deliliajean

    I hear what Wendy is saying but she is looking at things in one way. Vivica knows her business better than anyone else. Black actresses are not getting many job offers these days and Vivica is doing what she wants to do to keep busy and get paid while doing it. Wendy, get a life.

  • jasmine04

    I agree with her to an extent. Its like Julia Roberts going on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Wendy is essentially giving her a compliment saying that she is talented and has a resume that makes her worth more than a reality show tailor made for B listers.

  • uniquefashionista

    I know its very difficult for black actors / actresses to get work in Hollywood. Maybe she feels as long as she is doing something, she will stay relevant. Not sure if she is in need of money, but if she is in Independence Day 2, she will be fine. All I know is, a lot of these reality shows puts a target on these ladies. Her reputation won’t be the same.

  • Dom

    At least Vivica Fox was born a real woman.

  • Lee Welling

    I thought she was in Kill Bill! Not Pulp Fiction. Either way, I’m not a fan of hers, though I liked her in Celeb Apprentice.

  • 2nd degree

    Money is money, and unless Wendy is going to cut a check….goodbye!
    Vivica only understands what bills she needs to pay!
    She is fortunate to still be used; especially since she is over doing the plastic surgeries!

  • Deborah

    WW needs to mind her own business and worry about why no one is coming on her show any more. Leave VF alone. She is up there telling people what they should do. WW should not have posed naked she should not have should the pictures with her wide back looking a mess in a bikini. It seems she WW will do anything for a dollar

  • fran attaway

    um-um(clearing throat)—i’m sorry. who died and made wendy williams the expert advisor? i thought i liked her, but–hmmm—not so much any more.

  • dallasdawg2010

    It’s a shame that Wendy Williams doesn’t know how to shut up. I don’t remember anyone criticizing her after the operation he had for gender reassignment.

  • Jerry O’Brien

    I totally with Wendy as far as assessing Vivica’s status as an accomplished actor. Look at the projects she’s has been in and the one’s that she’s slated for, but Wendy should keep
    those feelings to herself, or relay them to Ms.Fox in a more personal, private way. I like Wendy an awful lot and am a big fan, but I don’t think she’s up to “career advice”. Maybe Ms. Fox wants to try everything? You guys know what I mean, high brow stuff, low brow stuff, arty, historical, comical you know? Everything. If it turns out to be a real load, I’m sure
    she’ll book.

  • Mary Ann Banal

    PREDICTION: In ten years Miss Wendy Will Be doing Dancing with the stars {She may already have done any one of these} Celebrity Big Brother,Get me out of here i am a celebrity,lets not forget Stars on ice and last but not least Diving with the stars!

    • uniquefashionista

      Yeah, she has already done Dancing With The Stars. She struggled with it and didn’t do so well.

  • Debanne111

    Vivica is not above anything. She can’t act and very ghetto.

  • Hattie Weathers

    It’s what she does and that is to entertain-she is a true Diva and can do what she please so Wendy stay in your lane because you have done your thing outside of your show without asking for consent !!

  • ohdearme

    By making Vivica a target Wendy trashes the audience that watches the show? Tacky Wendell, very TACKY!

  • Yvonne Watkins

    Golden Brooks with her ‘I went to Sarah Lawrence’ holier than thou attitude will have to fall back with an actress with Vivica’s level of success. Time to eat humble pie. Vivica has big screen success; the others, not so much.

    • Jerry O’Brien

      You nailed it Yvonne!! I don’t understand any negativity coming for Vivica from this,
      she had, has got, and will have a career, big time still. She’s a smart talented cookie, and I am sure she’s got a refusal in her contract the assures her if this project is a real “pantload”, all you’ll see is the back of her mink as she gets into her limo. I mean c’mon!

    • Denise Lopes

      Don’t hate, are you comparing going to school to what an actress does? shame on you. By the way I went to Sarah Lawrence, are you jealous? By the way Vivica may be a good actress but she is too ghetto for me especially when talking

      • Yvonne Watkins

        What I was referring to was Golden’s ‘I went to Sarah Lawrence so I’m
        better than you’ attitude. Much the same as you’ve displayed in your
        comment with the implication that I’d (or anyone for that matter) be jealous because of it. Dear, it’s nothing to be jealous of.

        Overweening pride in self is something God hates so if I’m a ‘hater’ it is in that sense. So, nope. Sorry to disappoint you. I’m not impressed. However, you have a nice life!

    • Guest

      Vivica has changed through the years and she is not at that same level of success that she once enjoyed. She is so talented but I think the plastic surgery is what really messed her career up. Now she is probably taking the best offers as I don’t imagine she’s getting a lot of offers or we would be seeing more her. I can’t think of one actor on a reality show that is also enjoying a successful career in scripted programming. The plastic surgery was Vivica’s career killer just like it killed the career’s of Meg Ryan and Jennifer Grey of “Dirty Dancing.”

  • No ma’am

    “She’s been in literally all of the classics.” I disagree, I can name a good amount of “our” classics that Vivica wasn’t in. Now, Nia Long SHE has literally starred in all of the classics. Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Love Jones, Soul Food (yes I realize Viv was in this too), Best Man, you name it she’s in it.

  • Kiara

    People have his notion that people join these shows because they don;t have anything going for them, Vivica is killing that stereotype. She may inspire some of the has been to get it together I think she will be great for the show.

  • Music

    I get what Wendy is saying, but I don’t totally agree. I think she’s meaning that shows like Hollywood Divas are for celebrities who have been out of the spotlight for a bit, and need a vehicle to get back into the swing of things. Vivica is still relevant, and getting jobs, but in my opinion, any job that is allowing you to do what you love, I say to for it. Being prideful because you think you’re above a certain show will land you in the poor house.

    Chrisette did RnB Divas, got what she needed from the show, and left. It’s a good move if played right.

    • EloiseM

      It’s a very good move for the show also. It will really help Todd build his empire apart from his greedy wife(Kandi Burruss).

  • Jennifer

    Wendy, Vivica was not in Pulp Fiction. She was in Kill Bill. Two different Quentin Tarantino films.

  • knj1022

    I thought Vivica was in Kill Bill, not Pulp Fiction. I could be wrong.

    • bigbootyjudy

      OK I said the same thing!!!

      • IntLogMan

        Your username remind me of buffie

    • DLB

      You are right, it was Kill Bill 1 & 2.

  • Mocha

    Translation – Wendy is saying that its okay for Vivica to do reality TV targeted with white audience in mind, but with a black audience as the major target Wendy is saying Vivica is taking a step down in her career??

    Wendy can have a city full of seats, the purpose of doing shows like Hollywood Divas or R&B Divas is for the entertainer to reengage there fan base or expose themselves to audiences that may not be as familiar with there work/art all while using show as a platform to market there current project(s).

    I see nothing wrong with Vivica joining the show to take advantage an opportunity to market her wig line or skill as a producer and also showing audiences her more personal sides and telling her own story. Wendy needs spend time worrying less about Vivica’s career decisions and pay closer attention to her serial cheating mess of a husband or giving proper attention to her son who hates her guts. Keep in mind a boy must really have some good reasons not to like his own mother when boys are tradionally wired to love there mothers & treat them like Goddesses.

    • 2nd degree

      Son??? What are you talking about? She has no son!

      • uniquefashionista

        She does have a son. She talks about him all the time on the show. I forgot her husband’s name, but her son is a Jr.

        • 2nd degree

          Thanks, but I’ve looked all around…Nope!

          “Do you ever miss being a mother?” Oprah asks Fox in the above video.

          “Of course,” she says. “That’s the biggest regret of my life, that I didn’t have a child.”

          Oprah appears surprised by hearing this. “I didn’t expect that answer,” she tells Fox.

          Google it…

          • strikeapose

            2nd degree, I think you are confused…….Vivica Fox doesn’t have a son….but Wendy Williams does!!! Uniquefashionista was referring to Wendy’s need to focus on her son and serial cheating husband!!!

            • 2nd degree

              Yes my mistake thank you!

          • Mocha

            Before you attempt to discredit my original post at least research the subject matter correctly. I was referring to Wendy having a son not Vivica. Meaning Wendy Williams is worry about Vivica Fox’s personal decisions and not taking care of her own….meaning her cheating husband and teenage son who does not like his own mother (Wendy Williams).. Reading is fundanmental

          • uniquefashionista

            Found it… Wendy Williams son’s name is Kevin Jr. after her husband Kevin. She talks about him all the time. There was an episode where he was actually on the set.

        • They all look alike? Is that what you’re trying to say? Viv has never had a kid.

    • DLB

      You know what Mocha you are right. Wendy doesn’t like Black people or being Black period. I’ve listened to some things she said in the past & anytime it relates to Blacks, she has a way of thinking we are the worst things on earth. During one of her shows, she talked so badly about Little Wayne, i.e. how ugly he was, who would want babies with him, how many babies does he have, etc. & then started talking about Jude Law who also has many babies (five-3 in marriage & 2 baby mamas), but that was okay because he was beautiful, & everything else that is considered beautiful, etc. Little Wayne was married at one time with one of his child’s mother. Her husband loves the trannies. I’m surprised Wendy isn’t married to a white man, the way she gushes over them.

    • pragmatic maxim

      Was all that venom even called for?

  • etta

    vivica is a great actress one of the best , now that i said that she will do well on the show it will show someone that is a real diva .

    • Shaneorrick

      “Great actress one of the best”

      Noooooo. Good actress who made Personal decisions that Damaged her professionally

  • cryssi

    She really needs to go back under the knife so they can wire her mouth shut.

    Vivica has not been getting any good roles ever since she jacked up her naturally beautiful face. I’m sure she still has bills to pay. So Wendy if you’re not offering her any income, hush.

    • Manic

      “Her?” Lol….

      • cryssi

        Wait….now I’m confused, what did I say? Lol

    • Lele

      Really I don’t know why women in Hollywood get these horrible cosmetic surgeries. I know they’re trying to compete but all it does is mess up ur career. U can’t act if you can barely more ur face.

      • cryssi

        Or stuck with a permanent Cheshire Cat grin