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’ ♪ Well. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) Thank you for watching our show. Say hello to my co-host, my staffers. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) How you doin’? How you doin’? This is the best day ever, guys. Let’s get started. It’s time for Hot Topics. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) (audience chants Wendy’s name) (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Hey John, where’s Doug? All right, John, look, can you just, we’re stressed out. Hey Doug?
Yes. Come on, we’re stressed out. (audience laughs) Pass ’em around, pass ’em around, pass ’em around. Okay, here we go. (audience laughs) Go ahead, we’re stressed. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) (audience laughs) Okay, this is what’s goin’ on around here. Yeah. So I get the call yesterday afternoon and they were calling like doom and gloom, but in my mind, I was like this is the show I’ve been waiting to do for the last 11 years. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Like honestly. I love my co-hosts, and we have had some major snowstorms here in the Tri-state area, and the show puts everybody up at the hotel down the street so we can all get here in the morning and make it work. And we always wonder will the audience have any people, will the co-hosts be scared, and every snowstorm, Suzanne, everyone shows up. Always. Always. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So the idea that this coronavirus has got every, and they called me with this and I’m just like, well, I was fine yesterday, doin’ the show from over here. By the way, you all, I’m not comin’ over there either, okay? (audience laughs) But look, look, look. And we’ve got Ask Wendy. Yeah. Okay? (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Getting to know you, getting to know all the things about you. (audience laughs) And we’ve got eye candy. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Billy is here but he’s not here live because we taped his interview. A lotta times when you do a live show, I mean there he is. From Mike & Molly. (audience applauds) His interview was taped the other day. Stop coughin’, I heard that, Marco. (audience laughs) Okay? And what are you wearin’, a dress? (audience laughs) What are you wearin’? It’s a kurta, an Indian kurta, it’s the Holi Festival. Oh right, well, he’s Indian. (Marco laughs) Well, same thing. Opraha. (audience laughs) Anyhow. (audience laughs) Marco, you’re in charge of passing the microphone around the audience. Okay, absolutely. Is Sunshine here? Sunshine, hi. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) Sunshine was the one in our whole show family. I call him Sunshine because he never smiles. (audience laughs) Oh, look at those, he’s smiling, he’s smiling. Kind of. (audience applauds) Kind of. He’s very antisocial. I figured if we put him up at the top, he wouldn’t have to be on camera all the time like the rest of you show ponies. (audience laughs) We don’t have much goin’ on around here but we do have each other. These are the people who support me and this entire production every day. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And the ones who aren’t here, it’s only ’cause they’re in the control room pushin’ buttons or answerin’ the front phone, as to what’s going on. Well, look, I’ve been told this is gonna be goin’ on for a few weeks, you all. Oh. That’s right. So I’m doin’ the whole, yep. (audience laughs) Yep. (audience applauds) So Billy’s on tape but I tried to affect the same look just to fool ya. There woulda been flashin’ to the audience. That’s back when the audience before they were coughin’ as much, and now we’re all coughin’ so much. I can’t take it. Anyway, is everybody good? Yeah. Perfect. (audience applauds) Wait, now hold on. Oh-oh. Boof didn’t show up to work? (audience murmurs) (audience laughs) Oh, okay, he’s layin’ way in the cut, like I don’t even wanna be involved. (audience laughs) (Wendy laughs) (audience applauds) So Naomi Campbell is also caught up. (audience laughs) That’s what people do with ciggies. I’ll clean it up myself. Look, we’re all working together today. Anyway, she’s a germophobe, I mean a germophobe. Now I’ve always been a germophobe of sorts. I think within reason. But she wore a full Hazmat suit and gloves (audience laughs) to the airport the other day. Now she’s one of those people, she always wipes down everything and uses a blanket to cover her seat. This is her many moons ago. She put it up on her social media what she goes through to travel. So she’s not new to being, she must be freaking out with this coronavirus thing. (audience murmurs) See, if you saw somebody walkin’ around like that at the airport, clap if you’d be okay with it. (few audience applauds) Just a few people? (clears throat) And we’re in the middle of a virus, just a few people. I’m not sure I’m down with it. Part of me says, look, the stats are going up, but the other part of me says they might be creating mass hysteria. (audience murmurs) Including telling me no audience. (audience murmurs) I mean even I didn’t go there. I’m very comfortable with my family here though. You all, I gotta tell you somethin’. (audience cheers)
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(audience applauds) They’re so happy. I’ve never seen the staff happier. (audience laughs) And they’re fantastic. They do.
They’re doin’ a great job. I was worried how they might react. And everybody still, after we finish, the jobs will still get done. This will all be cleaned up. I’ll pick up my cigarettes. Yeah, oh yeah. (audience laughs) Jasmine on wig over there’ll come fight with me on (audience laughs) push it back. Show her. Yep, there’s Jasmine. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And her Birkin bag, which is a whole ‘nother topic. (audience laughs) Swing down at the bag. Jasmine got the Birkin bag. Yeah. She got the, oh, okay. (audience applauds)
(audience laughs) So far so good, Jasmine? So far so good. Okay. (audience laughs) Merrell on makeup. Yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And Willie Sinclair, captain of wardrobe. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Chanel next to Willie. Chanel assists Willie. And then (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) their intern in their wardrobe department. Yes. Oh. (audience laughs) So back to corona. All right, so Howie Mandel’s panicked also, so he’s wearing that full thing. He had to go to The Voice the other day and he had on the same thing. Oh. No. And I’m just like, and then Heidi Klum was sent home sick. (audience murmurs) I don’t know what she has but she was sent home sick. Then the annual South by Southwest Festival. (audience murmurs) All right, not just was it canceled. Canceled with no refund. Oh. For anyone. And they laid off a third of their employees. (audience murmurs) Well, this is what you all get for buyin’ tickets and not readin’ that fine print. Because this show has been goin’ on for, this festival, for 34 years. This is the first year it’s been canceled, South by Southwest. I’ve never been but I know about it. It’s legendary. But down at the bottom when you buy your tickets, it always says whether you get sick, whether there’s no flyin’, whether it’s an act of God, whatever it is, you’re not gettin’ your money back. So hmm, take that. And they didn’t even postpone it to another time, like some of the other festivals. They’ve canceled it. And of course, laying off a third of the employees means that the upper echelons, the rest of them that are still there probably’ll get big bonuses, you know what I’m sayin’? Let’s be suspicious and divide the money with just us. (audience murmurs) You known what I’m saying, Norntman. (audience murmurs) (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) I’m here. There’s Patrick.
Yeah. All right, show Patrick. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (audience laughs) Patrick has a full family, including, as he says to me, more kids than he needs. (audience laughs) But he wants more. Patrick has worked here since day one of our Six Week Sneak Peek. Patrick is one of the people who has been actually to my living space at home. Patrick, you’ve been to Jersey. (audience murmurs) Yeah, yeah. Well, no, well. (audience laughs) Just like the real audience. (laughs) They are. All suspicious. (audience laughs) No, but you know how we always give away stuff, whether it’s curling irons. I could put that in my bag and take it home and stuff. But sometimes we give away big stuff, like those real good smoker grills. (audience murmurs) And Patrick and his department will drive ’em over in the Wendy van. Oh. Well, we have… (audience laughs) A piece of confetti just fell. Fabulous. (Suzanne laughs) That’s some of our dearly departed people. Oh. Yeah. Oh. Ben, Antoine. Some of the people who used to work here. Oh, that’s them sayin’ how you doin’. How you doin’? How you doin’? Anyway, Patrick, mhm. Who else? There’s Tristan, sitting next to Joelle. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Joelle is a Senior Producer, been here since day one. Tristan is in charge of my IT department. (audience applauds) I see over his shoulder near Patrick, there’s John Jr. That would be John Anderson’s son from the Anderson dynasty. (audience applauds) I still don’t know that black man’s name with the love, Brendan, help me. Turn around, what’s his name again? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. (audience applauds) Yeah, but is he new like he works here now or like he’s filling in for somebody? Fills in, he fills in. He fills in? All right, well, this is your day. You’re on TV. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Anyway, so here’s Joe Giudice weighin’ in on the coronavirus. He’s in Italy and as you know, the whole country of Italy is on lockdown, which is crazy to me. By the way, do you know that here in New York today, they’re supposed to have a nationwide council meeting with the top heads of state and what not about corona? I saw it this morning on the news. The meeting has been canceled. Oh. So if the corona officials are canceling meetings, what are we still doin’? (audience laughs) What are we doin’? Here’s what Joe says. By the way, he looks good while he’s sayin’ it. Go ahead. I can’t believe that there’s literally nobody out in these streets. Look at this. Ghost town. Literally nobody out because of this stupid coronavirus. It’s like ridiculous. People are so scared. Unbelievable. (audience murmurs)
(audience laughs) All the whores are in the house. (audience laughs) I can’t get a lap dance. All right, well, sorry about that, Joe. The only thing that I’ve done differently, ’cause I was asked this morning in our meeting “Well, what have you really done differently?” And other than imposing exile to this chair while I work, which is a dream come true. The whole show I’ll be booty in the chair. So fabulous. Other than that, I got the sterilizer on my washing, you know how washing machines say cold, warm, hot, bulk, whatever, I wash all my clothes in the sterilizer, which is an hour and 47 minutes. Yeah, yeah, I’ve been doing that. The water is really hot and for an hour and 47 minutes, get to washin’. Yep. (audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) The unfortunate thing is I like to think of myself as that housewife type of girl, but a lotta those clothes have shrunken. Oh. Yeah, yeah. (laughs) I mean okay. (audience laughs) ‘Cause you put ’em in the sterilizer, then you put ’em in the dryer, and then I’m like wait a minute, what happened to my T-shirt? (laughs) (audience laughs) But yeah, and no more dry clean, no more of that action, mm-mm. And I wash like every other day or get somebody to, every other, I get help, but mhm, the sterilizer. All right, so that Nicki Minaj thing. Here’s the thing. (audience murmurs) We’re still gonna talk but there’s a bigger picture than Nicki and her husband as a sex offender and her brother in jail for offending. The bigger picture is what do we do about our kids? So I called a friend of mine and his name is Bill Stanton, and what I like about Bill is that he’s from New York, he talks that talk. He’s a crime expert. And this is the kinda expert you wanna talk to to find out, it’s not so much about Nicki, it’s about how do you keep your kids protected. Because I remember, I’m not gonna say exactly where, but I remember we had a fabulous realtor and we bought a house. This was back in old life, right? I got the little goober and he’s like this, runnin’ around, wantin’ to go trick or treatin’ and stuff. It was the realtor who came to me. She said, “Wendy, here’s a map.” I said, “Thanks. “I can figure out how to get around, it’s not a big town.” So she said, “No, no, no, no, “all the red dots are showin’ you the sex offenders.” (audience murmurs) Honey child, that map was lit up. Lit. And I was like, “You know what, I didn’t even ask for this “but thank you.” So that’s just a little heads up tip from parent to parent, or if you’re concerned as a grandparent or an aunt and uncle or you’re neighbors or whatever, if you wanna know where the sex offenders live, all you gotta do is get that map in your town. If they don’t have it, you need to start protesting. You go right there to City Hall. It just so happens that my realtor was on the ball ’cause she’s a mom too. And those red dots were lit up. I mean they were over there, they were over there, they were round the corner. I said, okay, so now we know where not to trick or treat. Now we know what houses that my kid won’t be playin’ at. ‘Cause just ’cause you register, doesn’t mean that you’re not a parent yourself, you know what I mean? And unfortunately, their children have to suffer because we don’t want our children going over there because dad or mom or grandpa is a sex offender. So that’s just a little tip from me to you. Bill will be out here later. (audience applauds) (Wendy clears throat) Brandi Glanville is talkin’ about famous hook-ups. Oh. No, at first, I didn’t wanna do this story but then they ran down the names and what it was all about. (audience laughs) Plus it’s a really good picture. (audience murmurs) I love red and leopard. It’s really loose. You know what I mean? (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) Willie has to work with my tacky tastes. (audience laughs) But somehow, we always agree to something. He hates my jewelry. Oh. Oh, he hates it, oh my, oh, he hates it.
Yes. And then Joanie hates it too ’cause she’s tryin’ to mic me. (audience laughs) And I got necklaces clinkin’ on the mic. (Wendy jangles jewelry) I don’t care. I don’t care. Yep. And I hate the sneakers but I have to wear them on account, but you’ve adjusted very well, mhm. (audience applauds) Now Jasmine sitting next to Jasmine is one of my producers. Yes. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Mhm. And we’ve been through thick and thin since day one. Uh-huh. And thank you for my God T-shirt. You got it, girl. I did, yes. She gives me nail polish. She’s one of those Instagram girls who goes on, let me see your nails. Let me see your nails today. They’re not done? No, they’re not. You cut them off? Oh, I got them short. I’m tryin’ to be classy and professional. (audience laughs)
(audience murmurs) (audience applauds) We don’t care about classy around here. (audience laughs) Yeah. A good switch-up is good. She’s an influencer. What’s your influence site? So it’s Jasalina on Instagram and Polish Angels, where I do the nails for the seniors. Oh. (audience applauds) Yeah, yeah. No, but you can pass it over to Dan Fitzpatrick. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) How you doin’, Wendy? Well, Dan is one of my day one-ers from 2008 and we’re still a rocky boat here. Dan was a single man at that time. Didn’t have a girlfriend. Single as the day was long. And no children. (audience laughs) And now Dan is the father of three. Three, yep. Been married for a few years. (audience applauds) Got locked down. Yeah. Locked down now, Wendy. And still here, no matter what. That’s right, you’re not gettin’ rid of me. (laughs) (audience laughs) (Wendy laughs) All right, pass it on to John Anderson. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Good morning, Wendy. How you doin’, John? All right, how are you? I mean what is there to say. John is in charge of everything out here, with the crew.
I try. And makin’ sure my chair is steady. I try.
And the table. Pass it to Jason. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Hi Wendy. I can never figure out what Jason does but you do a lot. (audience laughs) When the clock needs to be changed up too high. I got that done for you on Monday, of course. Yeah, thank you. Right before you walked in. Yeah, or somebody spills a green tea on my floor. Whatever you need help with, I’m here to help out. What is your actual title? (audience applauds) Thanks. What’s your title though? Director of Operations. There you go, that’s him. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Okay. Wait a minute, they’re cutting me off about Brandi. I wanted to tell you. Okay, so she messed around with David Schwimmer. Oh. Okay.
What? Ben Stiller. No. Gary Butler. Gerard Butler. And Matt Le Blanc. Oh. What she said, she was specific about Matt Le Blanc turning her off, like they had a really good date. They got back to his house and she was open to havin’ the sex. (audience laughs) But he had an ice cream cone and he was lickin’ the ice cream cone and let his dog lick off of it. Oh. And then went back to lickin’. So she was turned off and left. I don’t know about you, I woulda left too. Yeah.
Right. (audience applauds) Anyway, and so now Hot Topics is over but the show is still, excuse me, excuse me, you all, you know how this show works. (laughs) (audience laughs) We’ve got more great show for you. Up next (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) live in the studio, and hopefully not coughin’, Bill Stanton is here. He’s the crime expert with the Inside Scoop on Nicki Minaj. So grab a snack and a tissue and come on back. (audience cheers)
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