How you doin’? More like, what you thinking? Some of you lazy television show slobs working from home have been literally and figuratively phoning it in for weeks now, and it shows. That’s according to the effortlessly chic and stunning natural beauty Wendy Williams who had something to say about the lack of glamour on our screens right now. Glass houses, throw stones, etc….
In a recent interview with CNN, Wendy shared some thoughtful pearls of wisdom about how she’s managing to cope as a remote entertainer (more like, remotely entertaining) since the entire world of comedy and performance and production is apparently resting on her shoulders. Wendy admits that she had misgivings about bringing the world into her humble abode:
At first, Williams was reluctant to film the show at home, she says, because she considers her home space sacred. Plus, she wasn’t digging the look of seeing other TV personalities in their homes. “Looking disgusting,” she laughs. “I’m just saying.”
Wendy goes one step further by insinuating that she’s better than all of the homely bridge trolls from TV land because she’s got a background in radio, which she feels, prepared her for putting on an at-home talk show during quarantine:
“If it wasn’t for radio, I could not do this quarantine thing from home properly,” she explained. “I’ve so enjoyed this 11, going on 12, years of doing the talk show with the studio and hundreds of people and clapping and the immediate response. I’ve so enjoyed that, but it is much easier for me as a host to be here at home, with no audience, because it’s always been about description. You know, I’ve been a radio host longer than I’ve been a TV host, so yes, right. Thank God for radio.”
Oh, Wendy. “Hundreds of people…clapping” That’s a stretch. She should just change her name to Cleopatra at this point because she is officially Queen of Denial. People love watching the Wendy Williams Show because it’s like watching a pile of burning tires. It’s amusing trash, with a little bit of self-indulgence. Nobody’s walking away with a renewed sense of vitality and reason. AND you’re not picking up Peabody awards for making fun of cleft palates and LGBTQ people. A few months without the sound of Wendy’s voice? Ya, I think we’d survive.
Nobody knows exactly who Wendy was referencing. One of my guesses would be fellow glamour-puss, Ryan Seacrest. Or maybe Whoopi Goldberg, although Whoopi’s kaftan-and-clogs look is the sartorial standard to which all talk show hosts should aspire.
But then again, are Ryan and Whoopi giving us quality entertainment/gourmet cooking tips like roasting up a Slim Jim with a lighter? I think not.
What will today bring?
Wendy Williams roasting a Slim Jim with a lighter and snapping into it on live television.
Excellent. Another reason to keep on living. pic.twitter.com/rfou9LaStB
— Rich Juzwiak (@RichJuz) April 8, 2020