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I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Terrell Owens is attempting to rebrand himself. First, he sat down with Iyanla on OWN,
married that random, White woman and then showed up on “Celebrity Apprentice.” And while he is trying, a lot of people are still hung up on what the hell happened to his career, his friendships, and in Wendy Williams’ case, his money.
And even though she mispronounced his first name and substituted Williams for Owens, Wendy, still wanted to know what exactly does Terrell Owens do for money now that he’s no longer in the NFL, doesn’t have his own show anymore and is no longer on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
The whole topic of money led Wendy to ask Owens if he felt like Kita Williams and Monique Jackson, his former publicists shafted him in any way.
Here’s what he said:
“They did do some things that were uncharacteristic for myself. Growing up, and as I’ve matured, sometimes you have to listen to your intuition and you have to listen to your parents. My mom, she felt a certain way towards them and I just didn’t take notice to it. Again, I have to be my own man at some time. I really thought that they were my friends but obviously, otherwise.”
You can watch the full segment in the video below.
Well, Kita didn’t take too kindly to that and in a recent interview with C. Nikky, Kita spoke out about Terrell’s loose, and in her opinion, lying lips.
“We have had the most amount of good, bad, highs and lows with Terrell Owens, or as Wendy called him on the show Terr-ell Williams. But what I will say is this–because I don’t throw shade, I don’t throw mud. I definitely believe in being a woman of integrity.–But Terrell is completely out of order when he talks about Monique and I doing him wrong.
Ultimately, that show was about him and it included us. Monique and I sold the show. We never took a percentage of his money. We never dealt with his money, the 13 years that we’ve known him, so we’ve never stolen his money from him. And I just want him to be clear about it.
One of the things about Monique and I is that– I will say is true– we always pushed him. And if you notice on “Celebrity Apprentice,” he’s trying to change his brand and that’s what the show did for him. So all of these opportunities Terrell Owens, excuse me Terrell Williams, that you’re getting is a result of you doing “The T.O. Show,” which is what Monique and I did for you. So, you’re welcome.
As far as clarity is concerned, Monique and I have never done anything to defame his character and I won’t do it now. But if he continues to say things, it can mess with my money. I work with other celebrities, who’ve done more than catch footballs, and it’s unfortunate because if they hear him say things that make them think that our characteristics are a bit shaky, it’s messing with my professional lifeline and my brand. If he continues to do that, I will sue.
At the end of the day, Terrell Owens didn’t make me. This chick here has an MBA, before you boo. And I will continue to move forward. So love, light and many lessons and blessings. And I wish him well and I just want him to do the same for us. You don’t have to like me or love but at least respect the fact that we’re no longer going to be on this journey together. So, ‘How You Doin’.”
Then C. Nikky, asked Kita if either she or Monique had reached out to Terrell…and that’s when she really started spilling the tea.
I wish we could really tell you why he’s upset. If you saw a little bit of “Celebrity Apprentice” they eliminated him because he didn’t raise any money. You know? And the hard part about that is, you have to look at that from the perspective of you’ve been in this business with multimillionaires, athletes, celebrities. You’ve hob knobbed with so many and you couldn’t get a couple of checks beyond $2,500? So it says a lot in terms of the seeds you’ve planted in the past and the bridges you’ve burned. It has nothing to do with Monique and Kita. It has everything to do with Terrell Owens, the man. So from his baby mama drama, to his problems on the field with his quarterbacks and his teams, we’re not the issue.
So we’ve definitely tried to reach out to him. In fact, the “Iyanla Fix My Life”… What he does not know is that we set that up for him, blindly. Because we felt like he needed it. We felt like he needed to see himself and fix it! But ultimately, there’s been a lot of things that we’ve continued to pass on to him anonymously, that has money attached because I’m not a hater.
I just saw him at the Golden Globes party…He couldn’t take it because I was there just like he was there, not because of his name but because of mine. He’s uncomfortable when he sees us because he knows there’s unfinished business. Terrell is not good with confrontation. Monique and I will speak the truth. And when he’s ready to sit down to talk, I’m ready. Because the lies that he is telling right now, are really getting on my nerves.
I went through several different emotions watching this interview. First, I was sympathetic to her animation. People affecting your business with what you perceive as lies, will have anybody ready to defend themselves. But while Kita said she doesn’t throw shade, there were a few times in there where she did just that. Clients who do more than catch footballs. Terrell Williams. Anyone can see that’s shade.
And just when I was starting to think she was taking the petty route, Kita brought up that point about she and Monique setting Terrell up on “Iyanla Fix My Life,” and my eyes bulged. Nothing will upset you more than going out of your way to help somebody and they turn around and attempt to drag your name through the mud.
So, while Kita’s response was definitely not shade free, I believe her. And the crunkness was warranted. Like she said, Terrell’s own track record shows he’s not exactly good at maintaining relationships…personally and professionally. The fact that Monique and Kita are continuing to look out for him when they don’t have to and are still willing to sit down and have a conversation with him, seems to speak volumes about their true intentions.
You can watch her full interview with C. Nikky in the video below.
Is Lil Wayne Your Man Or Nah? Christina Milian Opens Up About The Relationship On The Wendy Williams Show
In promotion for her new show “Christina Milian: Turned Up” Christina stopped by The Wendy Williams Show. And since Wendy never bites her tongue she asked a few questions we’ve all been dying to know the answer to…like umm “Is Lil Wayne your man or what?” Check out Christina’s response to this and other questions in the excerpts below.
On her relationship with The Dream these days.
You know what, her father and I have definitely–we’re in a really great place. He and I have grown to this really great place, this partnership as far as parenting now. And he trusts me. At the end of the day, I’m Violet’s mom and I want the best for her. And he understands, he knows for me, I know the ins and outs, the ups and down of being in the spotlight.
He’s got a beautiful wife and we all get along.
Her family not liking him initially
When we first got married, honestly, it was hard. At first, I think it was because I went on this whirlwind romance. I just left and just enjoyed— I had the time of my life. And honestly, I think my family wasn’t ready for it. We were very codependent on each other and all of a sudden this guy comes along…They were like he’s just another artist. Here goes Tina.
Her relationship with Lil Wayne…is he her boyfriend?
We doing this? He’s my man crush everything. How about that? Is that an answer?
Do you sleep with him at night?
Oooo We’re in the studio late at night. We’re at a skate park..how about that?
So you and Lil Wayne are sometimes together…It’s not a full boyfriend but a sometimes thing.
Balks Well, I mean, girl, don’t put that out like that. We have great chemistry and we have a really great involvement in each other’s lives. And I did want to protect that as well, like my daughter. I think sometimes that if you just give it all out to the world…
You’re on reality tv.
I know but it’s sexy to have a sense of mystique. We want a second season huh?
And then she talked about Karrueche and Chris being back together–and the fact that they’ve always been together. Figures.
Take a look at Christina Milian’s full interview with Wendy Williams and let us know what you think about her very coy response to the Lil Wayne questions.
Despite the terrible reviews received by Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Wendy Williams is still very much interested in producing made-for-TV movies—at least that’s what she recently told the LA Times. The radio-personality-turned-TV-host also discussed her own personal biopic, deciding to do stand-up comedy and the influence her show has had on others. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On “The Wendy Show” opening doors for other daytime talk shows:
“I do believe in a way that our show has opened doors for others to be more forthright on TV. I don’t say ‘my show’ because my whole staff is producing the girl they see in front of them. They aren’t trying to change me, they are just producing me with a little more taste than maybe I bring to the table. The landscape of daytime has changed. I’m not so sure people go to daytime TV for kumbaya moments anymore. I fit into that wheelhouse of people, who are very busy all day long doing stuff and want an hour to escape.
I’m doing the kind of show I’d watch as a 50-year-old woman. I don’t have time to keep up with Lindsay Lohan and all of them, can I just turn on TV and have someone break it down as to why I should care or not?”
On her biopic that was never released:
“My autobiography [2003’s “Wendy’s Got the Heat”] was the first book I wrote. My husband and I made the decision that we were going to turn it into a movie. Robin Givens played me. We funded it ourselves, which I would never wish on my worst enemy.
We shot around Manhattan and told the story of a girl from Jersey, me, with a pretty big radio career and a lot of potholes. Being married, having a child, going through infidelity and miscarriage, heartache and drug abuse.
A month after the movie wrapped in 2007 the phone rings and it was Debmar-Mercury. They had been streaming my radio show and were looking for the next big thing in daytime. Less than a year later I was on TV doing a six-week sneak peek in four cities.”
On wanting to produce more made-for-TV films:
“I would love to be able to produce more made-for-TV movies. There’s no discounting the big screen. But me and my husband [Kevin Hunter, her manager and business partner] have developed some great relationships with various networks since having this talk show.”
On taking a stab at stand-up comedy:
“I was turning 50, and I was asked what’s on my bucket list. I thought, ‘Well, I’ve always been told I’m funny; I want to do standup.’ In New York there’s a million different clubs. I figured somebody would arrange something small.
There would be a light bulb swinging from a string, a bunch of seedy drunks in the room and I’d be one of several to get up and tell a few jokes. Didn’t happen that way. The Venetian called and they wanted me in this series they were doing called Lipshtick, which were women comedians. Susie Essman, Loni Love, Joy Behar, Lisa Lampanelli — these are real comedians.”
Read Wendy’s full interview here.
“He Has His Ratchet Side”: K. Michelle Talks To Wendy Williams About How She And Idris Elba Connected
After finally revealing on the Breakfast Club that her album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart (out now) was influenced by an alleged eight-month relationship with Idris Elba, K. Michelle visited The Wendy Williams Show this morning to talk further about how the two ended up bonding, why she says they went their separate ways, and how she realized she was a side-chick for him. She also had some interesting things to say about being overjoyed to have left “Love and Hip Hop” behind, and about her ex, Memphitz, and his defamation suit against her. Here are the deets:
On Moving Away From “LHH”:
“I just thank God I’m not there. I escaped! I’m never going to downplay what it did for my career. I won’t take from that. I hated going to work every day feeling like I had to fight.”
On Memphitz, Claims That She Lied About Being Abused, And His Defamation Lawsuit:
“I don’t sing about him no more [laughs]. For me, I think that was one of the most hurtful things to take a stand on and say, you know what, I’m going to talk about the abuse that I went through. For me, beating your behind, or whatever you want to call it, comes in a lot of different forms. And to me, if I was drug and smothered with a towel and drug across the ground and I’m screaming for help, ‘Please don’t kill me,’ I think that was a little bit of abuse. It has been really difficult to see that every city I go to for promo, I go to a shelter and I go talk to women. The same women that you’re fighting for can become the same women that are poking at you and calling you a liar. And that makes women not want to come out and talk about it.
He’s suing me. I never said his name. He doesn’t have a job, so I’m the job. I’m very confident from what’s been going on that I will be vindicated in this, and I will finally get my life back.”
On Not Feeling Idris At First And Moving On After He Had His Son:
It was like an 8 month situation. I never thought that I would like him either. I thought his jeans were too tight. I told him! And I thought his accent was kind of funny. No offense to the UK, it was just different for me…We just clicked. People aren’t always what they seem. He’s not a bad person at all. He has his ratchet side and he cleans up nicely but he’s very down to earth. He’s very fun.
There was a situation. He has a child and I’m not going to get in the way of that…you’re not going to get me. You’re not going to call me the homewrecker or call me any of that. So me, I desire a lot of attention and time, and when there’s a newborn you have to give your time and attention to that child.
When I met him, I did find out that he had a woman pregnant. But I did not know the extent of that situation. I kind of looked up and I kind of was like the sidechick. I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘Girl, you done paid all this money for this work [laughs]. You can’t be the sidechick!’ But through it all he has remained a gentleman.”
Check out her full chat with Wendy and let us know what you think below…
Today marks the release of Mary J Blige’s thirteenth album. It’s called London Sessions. So she appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” today to discuss the process of making it. The title comes from the fact that she traveled to London by herself to record this album with producers and engineers she had never worked with before, in an unfamiliar environment. Mary told Wendy that she felt like she needed to do something different as an artist in order to shake herself up a bit.
In addition to recording and enjoying London’s parks, Mary made a point to reach out to Amy Winehouse’s father while she was there. Mary has said before that she was greatly inspired by Winehouse’s music and identified with her struggle with drugs and alcohol. Mary told Wendy that she’d felt like just as she was coming out of that hell, Winehouse was walking into it.
Mary said that she always admired the fact that Amy was open and honest about her struggle, particularly with her song “Rehab.” Which led Wendy to ask Mary how she managed to get clean without the aid of rehab.
Here’s what she had to say.
I’m real with myself. I’m hard. I do the hard stuff first. I pray and I really look at what I need to do to take responsibly. And that’s the hard part when you look at what you’re doing wrong. And that’s why I think people need or want to go see a doctor to get to the part where they say, ‘It’s me. I’m responsible for this.’ I’m not afraid to say that. Because you’ll end up stuck and in denial if you don’t do that.
Mary J also revealed that she had to stop socially drinking because it didn’t work. She realized that she was overdoing it.
And then they quickly transitioned to her marriage and since she couldn’t remember, Wendy asked her how she got married.
In my house. The goal– I didn’t want a bunch of fake…I wanted love there. I wore a white gown, a Vera Wang. It was sleek.
Then Wendy asked about her upcoming anniversary and if she makes a big deal of it.
I’m just happy that my man is still with me and he’s had the courage to stay with me. I’m grateful for that.
Wendy also asked her to clarify the no friends of the opposite sex comment.
There was more said than that. That thing was taken totally out of context. He’s had friends before he’s known me. And I know all of his female friends. They’re like his sisters so we’re all family. But any of these new chicks and all of this new stuff…(makes a swatting /”get out of here” motion.) And if they are new, we’ll all make friends. We’ll all be friends.
Now, that she’s clarified her comments, do you agree with her?
She also addressed her father being stabbed by his ex girlfriend and then she and Wendy played a game, giving out advice to the audience members. You can watch Mary’s full segment in the video below.
Wendy Williams is catching a lot of heat for the Aaliyah biopic, and too many more controversial comments quips and tea spills to count. But no matter how much heat comes for the Wendy Williams camp we all love to hate Wendy Williams and here’s why.
She’s A New York Institution
Fans who’ve only seen the Wendy Williams show are late to the game. Wendy’s been a gossip and controversy staple since her Hot 97 days in the early 90s. New York wouldn’t be the same without her.
Wendy Was Right: “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” Rakes In 3.2 Million Viewers And Is A Big Hit Despite Being Terrible
I’m pretty sure that the people behind “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” had no intention to make the biopic good. They just wanted to put out trailer after trailer, picture after picture and entice die-hard Aaliyah fans to give it a try, and they knew everyone would be talking about it. Hell, they didn’t even have rights to Aaliyah’s music, so that should have been a huge red flag. But controversy definitely brings big ratings, and I guess Wendy Williams was right:
“E’rybody got an opinion. Well, I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched.”
According to Shadow and Act, the Lifetime original movie pulled in 3.2 million viewers during its world premiere on Saturday. It was 2014’s second-highest rated TV movie, coming in after Lifetime’s other big hit, “Flowers in the Attic.” According to S&A, “Aaliyah” was #1 in Google Trends and was a top trender on Twitter on Saturday night. And let’s not forget that the documentary Lifetime aired after the biopic, “Beyond the Headlines: Aaliyah,” also did really good, bringing in 2.7 million viewers.
So in the effort to damn the movie to hell through verbal lashing, everyone on Twitter ended up giving Lifetime and Wendy Williams what they wanted–a hit.
UPDATE: “Whether You Loved Or Hate, You Watched”: Wendy Williams Defends Aaliyah Biopic As Timbaland Continues To Trash It
UPDATE: Despite all the backlash, Wendy Williams is feeling good about the Aaliyah biopic, mostly because so many people watched it at the end of the day, even if they watched to rag on it:
“I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend. E’rybody got an opinion. Well I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far. Not just Lifetime. But all of cable! And I must say, ‘Flowers in the Attic’ is number one, and then us, so thank you. We all have opinions, but I must say, if you still want to see the Aaliyah movie, it comes on tonight at eight o’ clock on Lifetime. And by the way, you Alexandra Shipp, did a terrific job as Aaliyah.”
Unless you were living under a rock the entire weekend, I’m sure you know good and well that in terms of quality, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic was panned by just about everybody. I personally watched it up until they introduced the Timbaland and Missy characters and I started feeling like I was watching the biggest joke I’d seen since Norbit. But I did see that Timbaland was trashing the film to hell using memes on Instagram, even though he didn’t watch it. He spoke in detail about why he was against the biopic while talking to Ebro in the Morning today and said that even though he didn’t watch the movie, he knew that it shouldn’t have been made and was going by what fans were telling him.
“I don’t know whose fault it is…I’m going by the fans. One of my close friends sent me the picture I first posted and I was like, man, pictures can say a lot. I felt like every picture said everything I probably would say in an interview.
I felt like, let me make it known that I really hear ya’ll fans. I’m very upset about it. Fans kept sending me great pictures and posts…I got 100 every hour. If I could have posted every picture I got, it would have been crazy.”
The producer said that he was bothered by the idea that the first time Aaliyah’s story was brought to life for fans, it was on Lifetime and was done in such a poor manner.
“That’s what made me go off the way I did. It was the first initial time and it was like, wow! This is how ya’ll gone really do it? Ya’ll really gone put this out? I always thought it was a rumor. I thought it was a joke, but evidently it wasn’t. Then I started to realize, wait a minute, this is really, real. As a businessman I’m like, I’m really the one that’s kind of dumb because I really shouldn’t have paid it any attention or gave it attention…the more attention we give this thing, the better it is for them. Support Baby Girl and don’t watch Lifetime. Make a real statement.”
Timbaland said that he hasn’t been in contact with Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, or Hankerson’s son Jomo, but the family, including himself and Missy, were all in agreement that they wouldn’t entertain a biopic until they were sure it was going to be done right and they were all ready.
“I haven’t reached out to Jomo or Barry. I know for the first time, everybody was all in agreeance on everything when it came to baby girl and this bio. It wasn’t done right. This is something that people want to hear from, hear from me anyway, and hear from Missy. If you can’t get Missy, I speak on the behalf of all of us when I say that I think it was done wrong.”
Throughout the interview, Ebro Darden kept asking Timbaland if he blamed Wendy Williams for the poor quality of the movie. He says that he doesn’t but acknowledges that everyone involved with the project clearly doesn’t care about how important Aaliyah is to her fans and music in general–it’s all about the money:
“They care absolutely not. And everybody keeps telling me, stop blaming Lifetime, blame Wendy. I didn’t follow the story so I gotta believe the fans. I don’t want to just diss this lady like that. I want to know the full details before I really, really go in. Only thing I know that I can go in on is that you’re showing a mockery on TV. That’s what really bothered me. Out of everybody who has passed away, Aaliyah has a special anointing in the air that people will not let die. When you talk about Aaliyah, everybody wakes up and it’s amazing to me. I think that kind of brought me to tears. To see my music and what I put into all these years, last this long and have that effect on people. The way people support her even after death, I don’t even think they rave over Michael Jackson the way they rave over Aaliyah, and I think that’s amazing.”
It was definitely an interesting interview. But with all the backlash that the film received over the weekend, I was feeling a little bad for Alexandra Shipp, who played Aaliyah. People were pretty harsh on the 23-year-old. But she did foresee the negativity, telling TIME:
After it was released that Zendaya was cast in the role, I remember reading all the backlash. It was kind of ridiculous. I was like, “This girl is a great actress. She’s going to do a great job, and it’s a great production.” Once I got offered it, I wondered if that was going to happen to me. But then I read the script and talked with the producers and talked about how they wanted to make this movie great. I had to put all that stuff aside. I deleted Twitter off my phone. I deleted Instagram. And I just did my job.
So yesterday, despite the uproar online, Shipp took to Twitter to retweet the positivity and thank her fans.
“Thank you to everyone who tuned in to #AaliyahMovie last night. Means sooo much! Much love!”
Check out Timbaland’s interview with Ebro in the Morning below:
If we could crown a queen of shade, the award would undoubtedly go to Wendy Williams. Known for her boisterous personality and style, Wendy Williams has served shade to any and everyone. She holds absolutely no cut cards and is loved just as much as she’s hated for it. Her latest shade catcher is the gorgeous new mommy Kelly Rowland. In an exclusive interview with Marc Lamont Hill of Huffington Post, Williams shares her thoughts on Kelly Rowland naming her son, Titan.
Wendy: Well I hope that the boy can live up to that because I’ll tell you what, a “titan” is not short. and he’s not scrawny. “Titan” to me is, even if he’s short, he’s wide and cut, and you gotta play the game of life like a titan. You can’t be a loser. So I hope that he can live up to it.
Marc Lamont Hill: He ain’t gonna be no loser with them parents. Well, that parent.
Wendy: She hasn’t worked in a while though. Nobody’s buying her music. She was a judge on the judges’ shows and she’s not on them [now] and mind you, I love Kelly Rowland but I’m just calling it the way it’s factual. Her husband is her manager, but is her career on the go up or on the come down?
So Titan then is going to have to make his own [money.] He’s going to have to be smart in school and make his own bones and hopefully he’ll be able to live up to the name. Again, I love Kelly Rowland, but I have to call it the way I see it.
In addition to her shady comments about Kelly, the TV host also talked about her image.
I had to be that person. People ask me do I have any regrets…no, none. I had to be that person so that you all would pay attention so that I could get a talk show. I didn’t know I was headed towards a talk show and the person that I was [then] is still the same person I am [today]. Now, I only have one hour to say my piece, in radio you have 4 hours to dig a deep hole for yourself honey and then you pull those listeners up and they are fanning the fire!
But I have no regrets also, you have to remember, when most people met me through the radio, I was a 22 year old girl. Now I’m a 50 year old wife, woman, mother, community member and what not and no, [The Wendy] Show is not a heavy duty “kumbaya show,” but I’m not a heavy duty “kumbaya girl.” Our show is light and fun and if you squint, there might be something that you might learn.
Wendy also talks about the Lifetime Aaliyah movie, Lil Kim, The Soul Train Awards and more in the interview.
Most of us know the story of how Sherri Shepherd met her soon-to-be ex husband, Lamar Sally. In case you don’t, the two were introduced at a matchmaking party hosted by her longtime friend Niecy Nash.
So now that their marriage is not only over but fizzling, with pomp and circumstance, in front of our very eyes, many are wondering how could Niecy hook her friend up with such a snake. Because Lamar Sally is showing his whole entire behind these days.
Anyway, since Wendy Williams is the woman who asks the tough, very personal questions, she didn’t hesitate to speak about that with Niecy Nash. And her response was quite interesting. See what she had to say.
Wendy: Do you feel guilty about setting Sherri Shepherd up with that man?
Niecy: You know what, I’m going to tell you what. I don’t feel guilty. Here’s the thing. I had a matchmaker party, at my house. But based on where Sherri was in her life, she would have found any version of that man because she was at a place to draw a specific kind of energy unto her.
Wendy: A negative energy.
Niecy: That doesn’t have anything to do with me. I can invite you to the party but I can’t tell you which man to pick.
Wendy: Is your husband friends with that man?
Niecy: They were friendly?
Wendy: So you’ve chosen sides and you and your husband have chosen Team Shepherd.
I think setting up friends is a horrible idea, only because– unless you’re either black or white like I am and you know exactly who you choose if they break up.
Niecy: Well let me just tell you, it wasn’t a hard decision. It wasn’t like we had to set down. It was no fingernail biting. You know what I mean? Sherri is my ride or die, til the day I die. I’m Team Sherri all the way.
That part about the energy associated with Lamar Sally (Sal) is so interesting, right? Niecy didn’t say Lamar shocked them all with his behavior. She said, the place that Sherri was in, she was bound to attract that type of man. And she certainly didn’t correct Wendy when she assumed his energy was “negative.”
It makes me wonder if Niecy had an inkling that Sal was shady from jump but held her tongue because he was what her friend wanted. You know you can’t tell a woman in love nothing…
What do you think?
You can watch the full interview with Wendy and Niecy, which is pretty cute, in the video below.