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Everybody and their mama has an opinion about whether or not Porsha Williams should be let go from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast following her physical reunion show altercation with co-star Kenya Moore. However, if Wendy Williams were running things over at Bravo, both Kenya and Porsha would be fired…along with Phaedra and Cynthia!
“If I were the queen of Bravo, Porsha, you would be fired,” Wendy said during yesterday’s airing of her show. “I feel like Porsha needs to go and that needs to be a lesson to all the ‘Housewives’ franchises everywhere—from the O.C. to New York to New Jersey. If you just fire one for the purpose of fighting, then no one else will ever fight on the shows.”
“And I don’t know if she’s been fired yet, but while you’re doing the firing, make sure you fire Phaedra, fire Cynthia and you know what, I’ll be honest, fire Kenya.”
Clearly, if it were up to Wendy, there’d barely be any housewives left. Good thing Andy Cohen isn’t taking cues from her. But while she didn’t offer an exact explanation regarding why she wants Cynthia and Phaedra gone, she says she’s sick of Kenya’s lies.
“I’m gonna tell you why. As much as I love Kenya and I do adore Kenya—I’m not even talking about the fight yesterday—fire Kenya on account of anything she says you can’t believe. I would like to see some evidence of some sort of African prince,” Wendy explained. “There’s no evidence of any boyfriend. I think that she’s delusional and a liar… Just go! Bye, boo.”
As for Porsha, Wendy says that as a 30-something woman, she should know how to control her anger.
“If you are a grown person, then you know how to control your temper, so you would never cave in to Kenya because Kenya is trying to get you fired off the show.”
Check out Wendy discussing the altercation below. If you were the queen of Bravo, which RHOA cast members would you fire?
“My Parents Were Very Embarrassed”: Wendy Williams Says Mom And Dad Weren’t Fans Of Her “Sloppy” Days On Radio
Whether you are a fan of Wendy Williams or not, it can’t be denied that she has catapulted herself and her name into a household name with her talk show. But in the process of building up that name, Williams made herself and her name quite infamous while doing radio in New York City. She quarreled with celebrities, questioned the sexuality of a few, and made quite a few enemies, but she told UPTOWN Magazine that all of that helped her to be where and who she is now.
“I regret nothing in my radio career, nothing. I had to be that person back then to be the person I am today. The person who was on the radio then was authentically me. We all have our sloppy, greasy side. My original Wendy listeners, here in New York, they grew up with me. They come up to me all the time and say, ‘Oh, I have been listening to you since I was 12.’ I feel proud. I am glad that I have been able to evolve.
Who I am right now is exactly who I was on radio. The difference is, now I am 49 years old. There are certain things that I had beaten to death. I had to move on. These other little girls in radio can now imitate me. I am not going to sit in that purple chair and act like I am MediaTakeOut.com! I invented MediaTakeOut.com. I was doing that long before it existed.”
But Williams does admit that as she was going head-to-head with Whitney Houston and others on the radio, her behavior on-air was not something her parents were too fond of.
“My parents were very embarrassed by the way I conducted myself on the radio and I know that. They would fake happy, meanwhile their friends would say, ‘That Wendy is something else.’ But I was getting popularity from being that ‘something else.’ But I don’t think that was what my parents had in mind when they thought of my career. My older sister is an attorney and my younger brother is a schoolteacher. No, I wasn’t out there doing full splits in Playboy magazine, but it is still not what my parents would have wanted me to gravitate to.”
Despite all that, Williams told the magazine that she has come full circle, and despite those famous folks who won’t touch her stage because of past comments, she’s happy.
“If I had a problem with you in the past, chances are I have moved on. I have a good life. My parents have seen me go from a loser to a winner. Most people don’t have the luxury of their parents seeing them come full circle. I feel sexy and I feel very accomplished. I have my family. I am grateful.”
Check out Wendy’s full interview and photo shoot with UPTOWN on their site and share your thoughts.
Hold Me In Contempt, is her fourth novel out of a total of seven books. All of them span across fiction and nonfiction. The latest tells the story of Kimberly Kind, a successful lawyer who could see her life torn asunder by an accident… and a huge secret. Add a hot man with a past “from the wrong side of the tracks” — and a few steamy nights — and it sounds like you’ve got all the makings of a page-turning beach read.
“Ritz Harper was the subject of three different novels by me,” Williams told MadameNoire via email. “Those books had lots of elements drawn from my life, including a heroine who was connected to the world of radio. This is the first time I’m writing about something that’s brand new, that I have no connection to – except that it takes place in New York.”
In addition to her television show, her line of wigs, the controversies that she manages to stir up, and being a wife and mother, you wonder when she has time to write a book. But Williams says it’s something that she enjoys, so certainly, she’s making the time.
“I like to write about subjects that are close to me and have meaning in my life,” she said. “But I also like to write things that I would love to read about. And I LOVE a juicy romance novel. I love Nora Ephron and Jackie Collins and writers who can bring two people together through all odds. So I wanted to write something using my full imagination.”
By the looks of it, Williams won’t be slowing her many business activities anytime soon. She’s got plenty more ideas to tap into.
“I love writing and really wanted to tell this story using the full extent of my imagination… which is very fertile,” she told us.
When a female audience member told daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams that she needed to get a “do over” from her 1989 prom because her dress was wrong, and that’s why she wants her son to take her to his upcoming prom, the audience, howling at this point, couldn’t believe it.
Nor could Wendy.
Apparently Benita Gray‘s son had promised to take his mom to the prom. Thing is, he was 5-years-old then and didn’t have a girlfriend.
Both of those things have changed now. But mom still wants him to keep his promise saying, “I love my Joey love bug.”
Wendy, called the woman “ridiculous,” and in her typical no-nonsense manner, couldn’t ask the lady to sit the hell down fast enough.
Read more about this mother and son relationship at EurWeb.com
Wendy Williams Tells NeNe Not To Let DWTS Producers Paint Her As The “Angry Black Woman” On The Show
If you’ve been keeping up with Dancing With The Stars, I’m sure you know that last week, the dancing couples were flipped around. NeNe Leakes usually dances with pro Tony Dovolani as her partner, but was matched with Derek Hough just for the week. When Leakes reunited with Dovolani, there was some tension, even a little bit of jealousy in the air, and after too many awkward moments and comments, NeNe walked out of practice, claiming that Dovolani had a bad attitude she wasn’t trying to deal with.
“I’m dead a** serious, you have a damn attitude, and that s**t ain’t gon’ work…I don’t deserve an attitude. Here’s your mic, and goodbye.”
Well, you know Wendy Williams was watching this, and on her show on Tuesday, she told NeNe to be careful, because producers seem to be trying to make her out to be the ‘angry black woman’ on the show. Williams claims they did the same thing to her, even though she was only on the show for a minute, and was the second contestant voted off.
According to Rumor Fix, when Wendy was on the show, she told her audience that producers wanted her to say and do certain things she wasn’t comfortable with. She would tell them:
“Wait, this is not how I’m feeling today. I would not say that, I would tell the cameras, so I would say what I wanted to say. They were writing my script to be angry black woman.”
She said that at one point, she was so pissed that she wanted to talk to Dovolani, who was also her partner during her time on the show, in private, without microphones on to let him know how she felt about the producers’ requests.
“Tony, let me ask you something. Why are they scripting my supposed natural comments to the camera? And why is all my scripting coming off like I’m supposed to be ‘angry black woman’….that’s not me.”
Williams says they are doing exactly what they did to her to Leakes, and they even dressed the RHOA star in the same exact dress for promo photos as they did Williams. In the end, Williams warned Leakes, saying, “Nene, don’t let them do it to you!”
Watch NeNe’s little skirmish with her partner, Tony Dovolani, below and share your thoughts on it, as well as on Wendy’s comments. Are they making NeNe out to be a so-called ‘angry black woman’ on the show?
This week it seems if you weren’t flat out throwing bows like Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore you were throwing shade. The queen of talking stuff, Wendy Williams, had some not so nice things to say about “Basketball Wives” cast member Evelyn Lozada and her newborn son and when the former reality TV star got word of it she let the talk show host have it.
Was Wendy Williams wrong to call Evelyn’s baby a “cash register” or was she just being typical Wendy Williams? We’re talking about that plus Nene’s criminal past in this episode of Did Y’all See? Check it out above and weigh in in the comments section.
This week we learned about iconic ’90s hip hop artist Mase’s and his double life. His church congregation was not too happy to find out their pastor still records bars in the studio while he preaches on Sunday. Speaking of hidden lives, we found out about Columbus Short and Nene Leakes criminal pasts. Much to our surprise, Kobe Bryant shocked the nation with his thoughts about Trayvon Martin’s death in an excerpt he wrote in The New Yorker. Tamar Braxton and Porsha Williams has several bones to pick with Kenya Moore. You will be surprised to hear what happened to Moore after the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion taping. Actress and comedienne, Mo’Nique shared an uplifting story about her marriage and how it helped her lose weight. To top the week off, Alicia Keys got a makeover and Evelyn Lozada shut Wendy Williams down when the gossip queen called her son a “cash register.” Get into all this news, below!
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh, it’s a new daaay! And Alicia Keys has a new haircut. Alicia Keys posted a pic on Instagram with a simple “Hi….;-)” showing off a new haircut. A. Keys still has a bit of a short pixie, but she updated it with shaved sides and a tail that makes us say we most definitely approve.
Honey, when NeNe says she can’t believe her life… we have to agree. This woman has done just a little bit of everything. From the stripper pole, to a housewife, to reality tv star, actress and now a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars.” The trajectory of her life is something out of a movie. But before all of the success she’s experiencing today, NeNe Leakes was Linnethia Johnson and she found herself in quite a bit of trouble.
Many celebrities make a trip to the plastic surgeon to have work done at some point in their career. However, sometimes these celebs get a little too carried away trying to enhance one part of their body, like “the girls.”
Naya Rivera currently stars on the hit show “Glee” and is engaged to rapper Big Sean but last week she made headlines for a totally different reason. Pictures surfaced of the “Glee” star with her breasts remarkably bigger than they were before. However, Rivera has denied getting a boob job even though it appears she’s gone up at least two cup sizes.
After the social media-based tongue lashing Evelyn Lozada gave Wendy Williams yesterday for referring to her newborn son as a cash register, and reading the different responses from our readers, it’s clear, Wendy is a polarizing figure. Folks either love her or hate her, but in celebrity land, there are quite a few people who can’t seem to stand her. Comments she has made on her talk show, and in the past on her radio show, have put her out there for criticism from many people, and now that social media is big, many of these celebrities have spoken against the talk show host and former shock jock online. Here are a “few” examples:
Who could forget this interview? After years of speaking on Wendy and her drug use on her radio show, one day, back in 2003, Williams finally had the opportunity of a lifetime to chat with the Houston. However, it didn’t go well–for Wendy. The legendary singer went all the way in during the interview, calling Williams out about her comments about her and her family (she was still married to Bobby Brown at the time), and at one point told her, “If this were back in the day in Newark, I’d meet you outside” and “‘Im sure when you look in the mirror you have some reservations about your look, too … I’ve seen you! I KNOW how you look!”
“#DontComeForMe”: Evelyn Hits Back At Wendy Williams’ “Cash Register” Comment About Her Son With Scathing Response
Don’t come for Evelyn Lozada unless she sends for you.
We told you earlier this morning how Wendy Williams made a less than tasteful comment while congratulating Lozada on giving birth to her second child, a son by the name of Carl Crawford, Jr. with her fiance, Carl Crawford.
“I also want to congratulate Evelyn Lozada. Evelyn gave birth to a cash register–I mean, a baby boy, with her her fiance, the $142 million dollar, Carl Crawford. I didn’t mean to make that cash register joke, but you see why it’s easy to be said.”
She went on and on, and basically, Williams was saying that Lozada should focus on being a housewife, ditch the Basketball Wives cast, open a Dulce shoe store in LA (and ditch the one in Miami) and be the “queen of the castle.”
But just as quick as she said it, Evelyn Lozada heard about it and posted a scathing response to her statements on Facebook:
Those hormones are still probably all over the place, so Williams messed with the wrong one. But don’t expect the talk show host to acknowledge Lozada’s statements, because that means she would have to face the fact that she says some not so nice things about people on her show, would have to apologize, and then she might have to have second thoughts about her “Hot Topics” segment. So yeah, that’s not happening.
What do you think about Lozada’s response?