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 you doin’? Now here’s Wendy! (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! ♪ How you doin’ ♪ Ooh-ooh! Thank you for watching. Say hello to my cohost, my studio audience. (audience cheers) How you doin’? How you doin’? Well my microphone has slipped down to my booty. (audience exclaims and laughs) It’s okay now, let’s get started. It’s time for Hot Topics. (audience cheers)
(rhythmic music) So. You know. You guys, I’ve been thinking about Kevin Hart, we haven’t talked about him much, but he’s speaking out for himself for the very first time. You know, he had that horrible car crash where his car careened off of the Mulholland boulevard, or whatever it’s called in LA, hi LA. And it careened down into an embankment, like a pit. He could be dead. He was with a male friend of his and a female friend of his. And the three of them, it was after midnight, it was horrible, you know the story. So last night he posted a really interesting video of him doing recovery. He’s learning how to do everything else, I guess, again. And some of it he’s doing in his palatial mansion, right there, gorgeous. But point it, health is better than wealth, and Kevin talked about how the accident has really changed him, made him a different person. Take a look. But after my accident, I see things differently. I see life from a whole new perspective, and my appreciation for life is through the roof. I’m thankful for my family, my friends. I’m thankful for the people that simple ride with me and have been with me, ’cause you stood by me. My fans. (audience applauds) On a side note, am I the only one checking out his package? (audience laughs) I mean, the gold suit is making everything pretty pronounced.
(audience laughs) Kevin, you know. I wish him well, I like Kevin Hart. His doctors are saying that he will be recovered, but it’ll take about a year. So he’s going through this and we’re with you, Kev, we’re with you. (audience applauds) So now. Happy birthday. I see you. Uh-huh, the king. (audience cheers) How you doin’? (laughs) All right, so here’s my thing. And I love “Will & Grace”. “Will & Grace”, to me, rings in my heart like “Seinfeld” and “Sex and the City” and “Friends”. Like, three comfort, and “Good Times”. Three comfortable shows. I can turn them on, I know the dialogue, they’re just there while I’m busy. But like, friends in the house without talking back at you. So the cast of “Will & Grace” are apparently at war. I don’t like to see this. I don’t wanna know that Elaine doesn’t get along with Jerry. And I don’t wanna know that Grace doesn’t get along with Karen. Well apparently this is what’s going on. (audience exclaims) Okay. It has become so bad, Megan Mullally is her real name. Remember when she used to have a talk show? (audience murmurs) (audience laughs) Okay, girl. And remember when she was the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter? Do you remember that? That was a good one. I had that night on baked potato filled with collard greens and sour cream and the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. And I eat my baked potato including the skin. Clap if you eat the skin. (audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) And I had a friend over, right? (audience exclaims) Excuse me. (audience laughs) So I had a friend over, I was entertaining. And I made two baked potatoes. So he didn’t, he doesn’t eat the skin. He only guts it out. I pulled his skin right on over. (audience laughs) After mine. Look, look. Heated it back up with the collard greens inside, put a little cheese in that, some I Can’t Believe It’s Not, and some sour cream, it was two meals in one. (audience applauds) So anyway, the feud between Megan Mullally and Debra Messing is apparently so bad that Megan took a leave of absence from “Will & Grace”. (audience exclaims)
Now see. Now you’re offending me. You’re offending my programming. I’m there for “Will & Grace”. I supported you guys from the first episode when the guy who plays Jack posed as straight in real life. (audience exclaims) Only to deceive us and come out as gay in real life once it was all done. I was like, honey, who’d you think you were fooling all along? (audience laughs)
Okay? Nobody acts that good. (audience laughs) Anywho, I love the show. Here’s my thing, Will and Grace, do you understand, as a super-fan, a super-fan, not just a fan, that I could do this show without both of you? All I need is Karen, Jack, and the maid. Now that’s a show. (audience laughs) You know what I’m saying? Norman, we talked about this. Yup. Right. What is the show without Jack? Just Jack is the best. And what is the show without Karen? Nothing. And the housekeeper. And the housekeeper, Rosario, who is not on it anymore. But–
I mean, I know. I mourn her loss. But okay, Jack and Karen. Right. Now I don’t know what’s going on, this summer, Debra and Megan unfollowed each other on Instagram, which is so childish.
(audience exclaims) Yeah, yeah, they did that. Then followed, Megan posted, “One of the best feelings “is finally losing your attachment to someone “who isn’t good for you”. (audience exclaims) How high school are we? Debra Messing looks great though, right? (audience applauds)
Yeah, yeah, all that hair. I think that somebody from upper management should’ve stepped in, only that doesn’t really work with grown, adult people. That usually works with the kids on shows and stuff like that. I don’t know. So this is me stepping in, saying, you all, you better get this together, all right? ‘Cause as a super-fan, I am very disappointed to know. I don’t like that Samantha doesn’t like Carrie. I don’t even like that from “Sex and the City”. What are you wearing, a bed sheet? (audience laughs) No, it’s fabulous, no, look, look. Look, you look terrific. Look, look, you got the hair. Yes! (Wendy and audience cheer) Yes, yes. (laughs) How you doin’? But do you understand? I buy in to my shows so much, that I don’t wanna know that Suzanne and I don’t get along behind the scenes.
Exactly. Or Samantha doesn’t get along with Carrie. Or Will doesn’t get along with Grace, who doesn’t get along with Karen. I don’t wanna know that, keep that to yourselves and let us live in our fantasy world. This is what TV is for, we fantasize. (audience applauds) Anywho, “Will & Grace”, everyone, for your watching entertainment, airs Thursday night at 9:30 on NBC, let’s watch. (audience applauds) He double-stuck this down, ’cause I was like, okay, all show I’m gonna be pulling this off, they’re supposed to be off the shoulder. I’m fidgeting with my clothes, I’m trying to talk, I’m thinking about stuff I have to do later. By the way, right? (laughs) So I got so tired after the potatoes and the collard greens and the sour cream and the I Can’t Believe, right? So I’m alone and it’s just me and the cats. All right, we had a guest, but, just saying. And so look, so I put everything on the counter ’cause when you don’t have pets, you’re used to putting stuff on the counter and then that’s it, right? I put everything on the counter and I’m like, I’m going to bed, I was all lethargic. I come back downstairs, like a half hour later, ’cause I forgot to bring water. I like to sleep with water right there on my night table in case I start coughing or something, or choking in the middle of the night. (audience laughs) I went down for the water, and Chit Chat and My Way are throwing down, all the way down. On the little scraps that I left on the plate. I look at them, I say, what are you girls doing? Aw! Aw. Look, look, so they are throwing down on the collard greens and baked potato and the butter. And before you cat people tell me, oh, cats aren’t supposed to eat this, cats aren’t supposed, my cats eat everything, including Jolly Ranchers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Leave me alone. (audience applauds) And by the way, I leave the TV on, one of the TVs for them to watch, so hi girls, hi, I’ll be home.
Aw! Yeah, yeah, they watch, they pay attention. And they also like the Lester Holt. Uh-huh, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes. Mommy, can you get with him? No, girls, he’s married. So? No, girls, we don’t do that. (audience laughs) Anyway, Emma Thompson, do you know who that is? Yes. She’s a really cool woman and she’s got a really, really, like, our kinda attitude about life. Just a really cool woman. I don’t know her, but I’ve read a lot of articles about her. Well she tried to stop a waiter from being fired. So Emma was out with her celebrity friends and they were at some fancy hotel in London. And you could tell by the front, it’s fancy and it’s hotel-ish. Anyway, yeah, there you go. When you see all those flags, that’s when you know. (audience exclaims) I only know one place that has all those flags outside here in New York and that’s the Norma Kamali store, she’s got four, and she changes them for the season. Anyway, hi Norma. (audience laughs) So the waiter asked for a selfie. And Emma politely declined. And then somehow upper management found out and the waiter was suspended and it got to be a bigger deal than it was supposed to be. A reporter called Emma for a comment about this guy being suspended and she was horrified about what had happened. So Emma turned around, ’cause she’s a cool woman, she called the restaurant herself, and she said please give him back his job. Well no word yet on whether they would give him back his job or not. I can’t believe that something like a stupid selfie got to be a big hubbub. If you’re not gonna take a selfie with somebody then you politely decline, but low tones. You know, like, no thank you. And then you change waiters, by the way. Okay? (audience laughs) And you know why, and you know why. Same waiter’s gonna hock a loogie. (audience exclaims and laughs) In the middle of your baked potato and collard greens. Stir it up, you won’t even know the difference. (audience laughs) But that’s how I think. That’s how I think. You and I aren’t like that, allegedly. (audience laughs) But we know people who would do that, right? Exactly. I think it was really cool that she called the restaurant and said please give him back his job. No word on whether he got his job back. I mean, he was suspended, but other people were saying he was fired. In my Hot Topics meeting, they were saying he should’ve gotten a strict warning. In my meeting in my head, I say, why does everybody even know about this? What are we talking about here? If you don’t wanna take a selfie, then you just say, no thank you, and then either you stop ordering stuff, or you change your waiter. And you don’t get, ’cause you know. Now the waiter’s all mad, she won’t take a selfie. And then in our Hot Topics morning meeting, everyone but me, including you, Norman. Uh-huh.
Said, he should’ve gone outside to take a picture with her afterwards. But he’s a senior staffer, he’s been working there for years. Like the maid from the Beverly Hills Hotel that I was talking to about yesterday if you watched with. What’s her name, with the dress, Lady Gaga. I don’t know, I’m distracted right now. ‘Cause I know LisaRaye is here. Uh-huh. (audience cheers) This girl, this LisaRaye, right? She never disappoints with the shade of it all. Pick a finger and she’ll show you which one to take. (audience laughs) Norman, do you take pictures with celebrities? Ha. Wait, wait, no, no, no, no. I mean, here. Here? There’s a policy, I thought. I mean, it’s been 11 years, but I seem to remember there’s some sort of policy where nobody bothers anybody when they come here. It’s supposed to be a safe space for celebrities. No selfies, it’s not like a written policy, but it’s just kind of spoken here, unspoken. But I made an exception one time. (audience exclaims)
(Norman laughs) See, what had happened was. (audience laughs) I like, snuck upstairs for Queen Kenya Moore. And I took a selfie with her.
(Wendy laughs) She’s coming here, by the way. Right. She’ll be here any moment. Not today, but you know. Right.
Yeah. I love her so much. And did anybody see you from the staff, do this?
No, it was really secret. I was like, look to the right–
You looked around? Look to the left, and like, hey girl! (audience laughs) Oh my gosh, there it is. (Norman and audience laugh) Right. And it’s on my Instagram.
She looks pleasant about it. Pleasant, so sweet. Now when she comes back, will you do the same thing? Yeah! (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Who would you rather though, Mariah Carey or Kenya Moore? Mariah Carey, darling.
(audience exclaims) (Norman and Wendy laugh)
(audience applauds) This is a safe space, they call it? It’s a safe space.
(audience laughs) Okay. There’s a school in Wisconsin that’s trying to help students have less stressful lunches. Now, as a parent, I have to say, and also as a grown woman who went through hell growing up, we are coddling these kids way too much. These kids are supposed to lead the country, they can’t even lead themselves. (audience applauds) You know what I’m saying? We give them trophies for swinging a bat, they miss the ball every time. (audience laughs)
Why are we rewarding that? When you’re stupid, you’re stupid, call it what it is. (audience laughs) Stupid. (audience applauds) So there’s this school in Wisconsin, okay, first of all, the school is kindergarten through 12th grade, which I find horrific. If I’m in 12th grade, what do I wanna see a little kindergartner walking around my halls for? All right, so you need to chop up the schools. Like K through six and then middle school or junior high, what they call it, is the seven through eight, and then high school is nine through 12. Also, this school has assigned each student to a lunchroom seat. So that no kid ends up alone. (audience exclaims) Well this is what it’s come to. To me, the lunchroom is the first place that you have your first battles. (laughs) (audience laughs)
Right? The black kids sit over there. (audience laughs) The gay kids have their corner. The cool girls, cheerleaders, sit over there. Then you have the in between people. Like, for me, I wasn’t at the black people table ’cause the black people called me white girl. So they over there.
(audience laughs) So I’m over here with my friend Liz and Diane. Liz, hi Liz. And Diane Vannote. And Diane Sinit. And we would sit and we would have our food and it was a nice place. But the point being is that you pick your own tables. And if by chance, your kid is so much of an outsider, then they need to learn how to integrate with everyone else. (audience applauds)
Find friends. Or, or, sit at the table by yourself and review your math ’cause you got a quiz right after lunch. Suzanne?
Yeah. How’d you sit? I sat with my best friends, Dawn, Monique, Billy, Gina, Tracy, Kim. Were you popular? Were you a cheerleader? I was not a cheerleader, no. But I’m saying, were you– Yes, I played soccer, I ran track, we all sat together. There was a group of us.
And they were athletes also? Yup, we were all, yup.
Oh, see? The athletes sit together.
Exactly, mm-hmm. Norman, who’d you sit with, the rainbow show? The Rainbow Tribe, yup. (audience laughs)
What? No, I–
I guessed it? Yeah, they would call us the Rainbow Tribe because it was like black and white, I had a Filipino friend, a Puerto Rican friend, it was like. Oh. Yeah, we integrated. But were the rainbow-ish? (laughs) Some of them, yup. Some of them.
Eventually? Uh-huh. See?
Right, you find your people. So you didn’t sit at the black table? (audience laughs) I would have liked to, but all my friends were all over. How you doin’? How you doin’? (laughs) (audience applauds) I’m just saying, I feel like kids are being too coddled too much and we don’t let them tough it out. Because they’re leading the world after we’re gone and what kinda leaders are we gonna have? You know what I’m saying? (audience applauds) On another note, I did shed a tear when I found out that John Witherspoon passed away. Aw. I mean, I didn’t know him, know him, but he’d been on my radio show, bang, bang. He’d been here on the TV show. We didn’t hear that he was sick. He died suddenly. He was the Pops on the Wayans’ show. So many good movies. (audience applauds) He was in “Boomerang”. Okay, I’ll take it, just ’cause I like to show this. But I don’t wanna mess up my makeup, so I’ll stick with the. Look. He was in “Friday”s and “Boomerang”. He was only 77 years old, and we never saw him sickly. He was with it and just like, that guy. So shout out to his wife and his two sons and the rest of his family and friends. (audience applauds) Rest in peace, John Witherspoon. Bang, bang! We got more great show for you, everybody. (audience cheers) Up next. A real life Hot Topic, the girl who gives it up, LisaRaye McCoy is here. So grab a snack and come on back. (upbeat music)
(audience cheers) Ooh-ooh! (upbeat music)
(audience cheers) Welcome back. Our first guest is known for a lot, including her role in “Single Ladies” and “The Players Club”, where she played Diamond. She’s also a reality star who’s always a Hot Topic. In the last, I would say, five weeks, we’ve talked about her at least eight times, randomly. So we had to have her here on the show to talk. Please welcome LisaRaye McCoy. (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) Oh, wow. I want some. I want some. What’s up? Beautiful, as usual.
(audience cheers) Have a seat. All right, miss. Get into it, right? Okay. First, Shoe Cam. Oh, Shoe Cam?
Model your feet. (audience cheers)
There you go, uh-huh. Beautiful. That’s a really good pedicure too. Oh, thank you. Oh my gosh.
My white. All right, but you’re not wearing all white, which this is one of the first. Yes, this is true, because I have on my own collection. And you brought me some, please? Not yet because they’re out in February. Okay, but they do a lot of stretching? Absolutely.
And holding? For women that have the curves. Or junk in the trunk. (audience cheers)
Let me see, let me see. If you don’t mind, turn around. (audience cheers)
Okay, it’s good. This is my signature jean.
Oh, no, no. This is my signature jean, this is diamond jean. Okay. Yeah, yeah. Okay. (laughs) Okay, so you just got crowned queen. We’ve talked about you so much in the past few weeks. I’ve heard, I’ve seen a little bit, and you all over the place. (audience laughs) I don’t know how you keep popping up in the middle of stories. I’m hot. (audience cheers)
(Wendy laughs) Okay, so one of the stories we talked about is so now, you went from First Lady of the Turks and the Caicos, and now you’re the Queen of Ghana? Queen Mother of Ghana. (audience applauds) And that’s really big for what I’m doing now, using my platform for the better me, for creating peace and awareness for education over there. I wanna do a small school over there. So I’m doing a lot of educating and stuff now. Good for you. (audience applauds) And then we talked about you regarding Michael Misick, the divorce, and Nicole Murphy, and Rocsi, and just all got really blurry. And then we had Nicole on the show. All right, the first thing is, you and Michael were married for how long? Long enough. (audience laughs) Couple years. And then you filed for divorce or he did? I did. What was the last straw? Neither one of us was 100%. I will say that, I cannot point the finger at him. When you’re coming out of a divorce and you have to reflect on who you are, I was doing this to him, and it was like, well wait a minute, what did you do and what part did you have in the marriage? So I’ve went through that. But the last straw was just a lot of shenanigans. That’s not honest and not being one on one. Did you walk in on him in bed with her? Nobody.
Rocsi? Nobody.
Okay. I’ve never walked in, that would be a different story and I probably wouldn’t be here. (audience laughs) What role did she play? Because her name was mixed up in the hubbub. I don’t know what role she really played in his life. I just know that I’ve seen her a couple of times in places that she shouldn’t have been. Okay. Got you. Now you tell me about Duane Martin, who’s married to Tisha Campbell. About to be divorced.
Who’s good friends with. From Tisha. Her soon-to-be ex. I heard about that, I didn’t know what to believe. Unfortunate, they’ve been married for so long and– He’s still good friends with Will Smith though, correct? I don’t know that either. I just know he’s not my friend anymore. (audience exclaims) Okay. How close were you guys? Very close, he was my costar in “All of Us”. Yes. He was my brother, I called him my brother. And for me, at the time, he was my example. Being a married couple, I wanted to be around them because I wanted them to show me how to be a new wife. Oh, and this is when you were with Michael at the time. And so then Michael got closer to him than you. That’s what I said.
That’s what we talked about on Hot Topics, explain that. Well, when you introduce your friend to your husband, I did that for business, for association, for relationship. And when it went sour, and I had a sidebar with Duane and said, hey, what are you doing and why are you doing it? And I don’t want you–
He became better friends with your husband than you were?
Yeah, he started being in places that he shouldn’t have been, as my friend.
Where? Just along with the shenanigans. In your living room when you come from work and you’re like, Duane, what are you doing here? I didn’t call you, Michael, why are you entertaining him? I made it very clear that we were not friends anymore and that he was not welcome in my home anymore. And then I would come home and my butler called and said, well– Your who? (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Speak on it, go ahead, LisaRaye. So my butler called and said Mr. Martin is in the guest house and he’s coming to the big house. And I thought that that was disrespectful to even be in the guest house, because I had told him I didn’t want him in my home.
I’m that kinda friend too, and I’ve explained this to people. When you’re my friend, you’re my friend. If LisaRaye McCoy and I are friends and I introduce you to Tracy, Tracy better not be calling you behind my back. I’m selfish like that. We get together the three of us, or not at all. I like that, I like that. And that happened too. But let me be clear. I never said that Duane broke my marriage up. I said that he was a friend of mine, and that he shouldn’t have been in places that was in with my now ex-husband. He shouldn’t have been there.
In other words, your property, ’cause you’re not being specific. Yeah, well, I don’t really need to be because he– Yes, it’s Wendy, come on! (LisaRaye laughs)
(audience applauds) Well I’ll say this. When you tell a person that you’re no longer my friend, if I see you, you don’t have to ever speak to me again, if you were on fire, I wouldn’t spit on you. (audience exclaims)
If I said these things to you, that means I no longer give a damn about you. Okay, this is what we said on Hot Topics, another day when your name was brought up. (laughs) Wait, wait, wait, well let me say this. I know that he cannot break up my marriage, no one can do that, because you’re only responsible, you and your husband.
Correct, correct. So I wanna clear that up, I’m not that foolish to think that at all. (audience applauds) But there’s a code of conduct that you must have when you’re in a relationship, and he broke that, he broke the friendship to me, he disappointed me.
What we said on Hot Topics was, and correct me if I’m wrong, that Duane was introducing Michael to women. (audience exclaims) (laughs) Oh. I will say that he was with him. Definitely, I know that, he was with him, a lot of times. Michael doesn’t have problem finding relationships. He was a playboy when I met him. So he doesn’t need anybody to coach him in. Was he with Nicole Murphy? Was who with Nicole Murphy? Michael.
Yes. (audience exclaims)
Yes. Well she was here and she denied that. I know she did, she did a play on words with that. She said, I did not break up LisaRaye’s marriage. I wouldn’t give her that much credit to say that she broke up anything.
(audience exclaims) And then you were on TMZ, and you gave it to her straight. Yeah. I gave it to her straight ’cause my thing is this, when you’re a woman and you’re grown, let’s handle it like a woman. Let’s talk face to face, let’s get it out. (audience applauds) But here’s the thing. I sat with her a couple of months ago, longer than a couple of months ago, about six months ago, and I said–
This was after the alleged affair? Before, before.
Okay, okay. And I said, let’s talk about it, ’cause I waited a very long time for you and I to get like this right here, face to face. (audience exclaims)
(LisaRaye laughs) No, she’s talking about Nicole, not me. (LisaRaye and audience laughs) Relax. And we had a good conversation, because she said to me, you know what? We’re two older women that look good that it’s in the business, I hate this. And I do too, because I hate when we can’t bridge the gap between women. (audience applauds)
We should not be in that position.
Right. I will say this, I’m not a saint, I got some skeletons in my closet as well. I’ll bet.
They may come out– Diamond.
They may fall out, but right now, they’re in. (audience laughs) But my thing is this, when you have skeletons, you have to be able to say to me, let’s game peep game, truth peeps truth. What’s up, tell me, what’s going on? And she sat in my face and lied. So when she got here and said that I lied, it was like, whoa, wait a minute. You should’ve plead the fifth. Because pleading the fifth would’ve been like. Now you outwardly saying that I’m lying, that’s a lie. So that’s why, for me, it’s like, hold on now, you know we had a conversation about this, come talk to me. And here’s the thing. Don’t make me do it with the receipts, don’t make me do it. (audience exclaims)
Do it! Because. (laughs)
Do it! (audience applauds)
Do it. Because here’s the thing, I don’t ever talk about nothing I don’t know, just know that about me. Did you find a condom in the bed? Like, what, what receipts? I got proof, you know? What kinda proof? The kind that I don’t need to ask nobody else about. (audience exclaims) A secret camera or something? Oh, hold on now. (audience exclaims) I’ll tell you this. The only reason why this is coming up again, ’cause I’m almost like, why am I talking about this again? I’ve been divorced for almost 10 years, what is this? But I’ve done some soul-searching within myself, some reflection– Your hair, by the way, looks beautiful.
Some cleaning up. Thank you. (audience applauds)
Head to toe, yeah. And I’m cleaning up my own mess. So when I actually tweeted with the Nicole Murphy and Antoine Fuqua thing, I did not know it was gonna go viral. I just made a comment because you see a friend that is messing over another friend, and you doing the same, same thing and the shenanigans, I was just like, girl, for real, not again. And it just blew up. (audience laughs) And so when it blew up, they took it everywhere and so they put it in the headlines, I said that she messed around with my husband. Well the thing was, once they asked me, I told them the truth. We saw it on TMZ. I did too. Yup, you talked like a champ. So now look–
(laughs) I am. So look, look, are you dating Noel Jones, Grace Jones’ brother, the pastor?
That’s another rumor, that’s old.
Well we talked about that on Hot Topics.
That was so old. That was years ago.
Well that’s why I invited you here. And I told you years ago that that was never true then and it ain’t true now. Well you might’ve doubled back by. No, I don’t do that either. (Wendy and LisaRaye laugh) But here’s the thing, he’s very handsome. He is a great preacher. Before I found my church home, which is One Church LA, pastor Toure Roberts and Sarah Jakes, TD Jakes’ daughter, I’m there, and I teach there. So I found my home, I’m a Christian, I’ve been baptized now. So I’m trying to change my life for the better. (audience applauds) And y’all keep trying to pull me back in. ‘Cause you’re always in the headlines, we got a job to do. But no, I’m not dating him. He’s helped me tremendously with The Bible. He’s a good friend of mine.
What’s up with your love life?
Not a thing. (audience and LisaRaye laugh)
Really? So you’re totally eligible? Look, like you. Oh, no, no, no, no, I’m getting a divorce, but I am– I’ve gotten mine and so holler at me when you get yours.
I am very claimed. You are claimed already? I’m very claimed. (audience cheers)
Oh, yes. Who? That is so good, Wendy. That is so good. I’m glad you came.
Thank you. Give it up, everybody, for LisaRaye McCoy. For more information about her new jeans line, go to Great time, we’ll be right back. (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) I love you. Ooh-ooh. (Wendy laughs)
Ooh-ooh! Okay, this, by the way, is Celeste Barber, she’s really funny, she got famous doing parodies of celebrities like Cardi B and people like that. Just take a took. (sultry rhythmic music) (country music)
(audience laughs) (sultry rhythmic music) (country music)
(audience laughs) No. (laughs) Celeste has over six million followers. What do you, is that what you do? Yeah, it’s, yeah.
You make money from that? No, no, not from that. Instagram doesn’t pay, no, no, no, no. I make money from touring shows and writing shows.
You’re a comedian? Yes, I’m a comedian, yeah. Can you please talk about my shoes, ’cause they really hurt. Shoe Cam please. There you go. Look, you’re nice and tall. Yeah, and now I’m hoping, can I take them off? Because I thought if we did the– Make yourself at home! Okay, okay.
Fine. (Celeste yells in relief)
Jeez. (audience laughs and applauds) Okay, all right, all righty! I saw this video of you doing Britney Spears. Yes, yeah. There’s Brit. Laying on the beach.
That’s not me. That’s Britney in case you guys are wondering. (audience laughs) Hello. (audience laughs)
Oh God, oh God. (laughs) Yeah. Are celebrities good sports when they finally meet you?
Yeah, really good sports. It’s kind of annoying, ’cause I was like, oh, I reckon you’re gonna hate it. And then I meet them, I’m like, ah, damn it, you’re excellent and nice, damn, yeah. Well you have to go harder then. I will, I will, I will.
I guess. How’d you get the start? Well, I always done acting and comedy in Australia. I’m Australian, for those of you going, what is she saying? Australian.
(audience laughs) And then I just started doing these parodies and all of a sudden people were like, oh my God! And there’s one that I did of Kim Kardashian half-naked on a dirt hill, obviously. There it is. (audience laughs) Oh my God.
Yeah. Oh, that’s me at Tom Fords’ show! That’s me at, yeah! (audience applauds) Yeah, next to, yeah, now you all care. Now everyone cares, yeah. So you’re a big deal? I’m a massive deal, you guys. And you’re gonna be on Showtime with a special, look!
I’ve got a special, everything. Tell about it. Yeah, I just finished touring, like a world tour of my standup show.
Okay, is it gonna be standup or is it gonna be the parodies as well? Oh, no, no, it’s standup, it’s standup. And it’s funny, it’s jokes, obviously ’cause that’s what we do.
In flats or naked feet. No, I’ve got sneakers. Perfect. Yeah, it’s fun.
Sneakers are the best. Celeste.
Thanks. Congratulations.
Thanks. Thanks, Wendy.
Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you, thank you. “Challenge Accepted”, it airs Friday night at nine o’clock on Showtime. We’ll be right back. (upbeat music)
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(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Okay. It’s time for Ask Wendy. Everybody have a seat except for you, come along. Oh hey, hi hair. Hi Wendy. How you doin’? I’m doin’ well, how you doin’? What’s your name, where you from? My name is Keisha from Charlotte, North Carolina. And what do you do? I’m corporate America, finances. Okay, how can I help you, Keisha? How can you help me, Wendy? Oh, God, I don’t know. (audience laughs) I met this really great guy– Here we go.
Couple years ago. He was intimidated by my success. He was intimidated, yes.
By my success, he married someone else. Now he’s unhappy in his marriage. And he wants me back. So once his divorce is finalized, should I take him back? (audience exclaims) Not a take back, but you could certainly date and see whether he’s experienced growth. Thank you, Wendy. Just experienced growth.
Thank you, Wendy.
But don’t take him back as a boyfriend.
Okay. You have lots of boyfriends. You now how it is out here in these streets. Yes, yes, Wendy, yes, I’m 47 so, yes. Date.
Date? See if there’s growth. And if there is, then proceed. But let the divorce be finalized. So don’t date him? No, because he was intimidated by you, really? You’re busting moves in corporate America and he’s being scared?
Yes, yes. Yes.
Get out of here with that. You’re right, you’re right, thank you, Wendy. You’re welcome, Keisha. (audience cheers) Okay, come on, uh-uh. How you doin’? Good, how are you doin’, my name is Selena and I have a boyfriend, we’ve been together for one year. The only issue is that he still keeps in touch with one of his exes. Well that’s a huge issue. Yes, how do I tell him to stop without me coming off as being jealous? Okay, you’ve been with him for a year? One year. How long was he with her? Well actually, they’ve been, I think for a year. I’m not too sure, but I’m pretty sure it’s a year.
Do they have children together?
No. Do you have children with him?
No. Do you live with him?
No. All right, so after the show, you’re gonna see him face to face and say, look, me and Wendy talked, okay? (audience laughs) And I didn’t know how to talk to you about this, but this hurts me to the core, and if it continues, we cannot continue. Okay. Do you understand what I’m saying? Yes. To me, that’s unfair to you. And it’s also blocking him to get a chance to be with you, ’cause he still got tethers to this other girl. It’s not her fault, it’s his fault. Okay. Okay?
Thank you. Very welcome, Selena.
(audience applauds) Oh, we have time. Oh, yes, I love a good, juicy Ask Wendy. Come on, now. Hi, Wendy, my name is Brianna, how you doin’? Hi, Brianna. So I’ve been dating this guy for about three months. I really like him, he’s cool. But we’re not official, so– How old are you?
I’m 27. And where you from?
I’m from South Jersey. Okay. Yup, so he invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Okay.
Should I go? Yes! Three is the magic number. You like him enough to meet his family and sit at the dinner table? Yeah. (audience exclaims and laughs) Yes, I do, I do. Do you have a family of your own? Yes. So then you’ll go for your house for dessert or appetizers, like, how is this gonna work? We can go to my house for dinner and his house for dessert.
It doesn’t matter, either way. You like him enough to co-mingle Thanksgiving. And I always say three is the magic number. Okay. Are you falling in love? I don’t know, I do really like him though. I just didn’t know if it was too soon to– No, three, three months, yes. Enjoy your holidays, no fighting, no pregnancies, and no marriage, you’re only 27. The three month mark is such a wonderful time in a relationship, congratulations to you. Thank you.
We’ll be right back. Yes! (audience cheers)
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I have all the tickets. We got the Halloween thing going on. I got a costume. Wayne Brady is going to be here, he’s got a costume too. Our annual costume contest is going on. I love you for watching today. And I’ll see you next time on Wendy, buh-bye. (audience cheers)
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