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’ ♪ Hi. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Thank you for watching our show. Say hello to my co-host, my studio audience. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay. It’s time for? Hot Topics. Come on. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) (Wendy clears throat) (audience cheers) Thank you, thank you. Today is National Love Your Pet Day. Aw. (audience applauds) I forgot until I got here. There they are standin’ outside the shower. They like to lay on the bathmat and watch me brush my teeth and get ready to come to you. Chitchat and Myway. I guess I’ll get ’em some shrimp and scallops or somethin’ later. (audience applauds) So there’s a show coming back to TV and I think it’s a perfect time. Making of the Band. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) I think it’s called Making the Band. Anyway, this is the show where Puffy had the girl or man go get him some cheesecake at like four o’clock in the morning. Epic. Epic. Anyway, this time around, the judges are gonna be Puffy’s three sons. I think this is terrific. Yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) The boys are old enough. They know the music. And their father, of course, will be right there. I’m sure Puffy’s probably gonna make appearances. Laurieann Gibson’s also gonna be one of the judges. But if you listen to the sons, yeah, there’s Laurieann, I love her. (audience murmurs) (audience applauds) Listen to Puffy’s three sons as they talk. They all sound just like him, in tone and voice depth and cadence. It’s odd too because even Al B. Sure’s son, who’s now Puffy’s son, has that inflection. Take a look. Know we had to be involved in the return of Makin’ the Band. I’ll shut down the studio. (R&B music) We not settlin’ for just anybody. You feel like you got what it takes to compete. ♪ Although we’ve come ♪ In today’s industry, y’all know how our pop’s done. You sold 500,000 records. That’s not hot. You can’t really make oatmeal and tea with that. Fish grease. Now that’s hot. Well, me personally, I’m lookin’ for a hungry artist. I want me a piece of cheesecake. Makin’ the Band is back. We fast, we back and we bad. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) It’s time. There were a few stars that came out of Making the Band when it came on the past. Puff has that magic touch. There are a whole lotta shows now that are tryin’ to make of some sorta singer, band, dancer, whatever, but you know what, this I’m interested in. So congratulations. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Making the Band. There’s no date or anything like that. They just say it’s gonna premier later this year. Yeah. (audience applauds) So the word on the curb is Tamar and her Nigerian boyfriend David have broken up. Oh. Well, I tried to call Tamar, get in touch with her. There was no call back. Still nothin’, it’s been like 48 hours but here we go. Tamar tweeted, “If they don’t want you, “there is no talking, no reasoning. “Let it go and let God bring the one “who will be all that you need to accept all of you.” Well, I guess, oh, and she deleted all of his pictures. Which this is really sad, you guys, ’cause I remember, it was just like two months ago when I showed you the picture of Tamar in Nigeria for the first time going over to meet David’s family. Yep, and she brought her son, see, this is where when you drag kids into stuff and they don’t need to be dragged in. Now Logan’s probably lookin’ around like where’s Mr. David. (audience laughs) Look, as recent as Valentine’s Day, David posted a Valentine’s gushing about Tamar. There they are. That’s Valentine’s Day. Oh. But you know how sometimes, you need that last fight to say this is over? (audience murmurs) That fight mighta happened the day after, I don’t know. I’m not exactly sure. I feel like David, first of all, Logan’s only six and (sighs) even though they had been together for like two years on the DL, right? Yep. On the DL. So that’s good, so Logan’s already met the man and everything, but then he goes to Nigeria and they put on this stuff and it seems reasonable. David is a millionaire in his own right. He graduated from Harvard Business School. He’s got his own money. He doesn’t need anything that Tamar has, except love and a relationship, companionship. Tamar is her own working woman. Although because she’s the youngest in the family, I’m not the youngest but you know how sometimes those youngest can be? (audience murmurs) Spoiled, argumentative, wanting everything their way, slammin’ doors, and doin’ stuff sometimes, Tamar, that a lotta people who aren’t the youngest just don’t understand. And she’s the youngest of six so she was spurled, not even spoiled. (audience laughs) She’s spurled. And then David, (audience applauds) hold on. And I’m just a regular girl who went to a regular school. I graduated from Northeastern. But you know the kinda brain skills it takes to get into Harvard and Yale and these Ivy League schools? And I’ve dated some of these guys and they’re not exactly socially connected, sometimes, sometimes. They’re book smart, they know how to make the money, they know how to open the door for you, but when it comes to social, maybe he’s just not able to, I mean everything looks good on paper, but when you’re actually trapped in a relationship with him, (audience laughs) there’s no amount of Harvard that sometimes, and then, according to The Jasmine Brand, Braxton Family Values might not be coming back. Oh. Well, they’re saying the ratings have declined. The sisters don’t like what the network is offering financially, allegedly, this is what’s being said. Tamar is all but out. She said it, like I don’t want any parts of this. The show has been on for a long time. It’s had a really good run. Is that show still on now? I mean is it on now? Not right now. They’re between seasons.
Between seasons? Or maybe we’ve already seen the series finale, we don’t know. Okay. (audience laughs) Well, I love the family. I’m just fillin’ you all in. (audience applauds) Mhm. So Kylie Jenner is being mommy-shamed again. Oh. This time because she posted her adorable two-year-old daughter, Stormi, wearing large hoops, with her name in ’em. Remember we all had them back in the ’90s and ’80s? (audience murmurs) Okay? (audience laughs) One of you all sent me a pair. I still actually do have ’em. (audience laughs) All right, well, here’s the deal. Instagram followers were slamming Kylie saying “All fun and games till she rips her earlobes out. “This is the problem of kids having kids.” Well, there are a lotta problems with kids having kids, but I don’t believe that this right here is one of ’em. First of all, (audience applauds) (Wendy clears throat) my opinion is, and I don’t know this for fact, that Kylie probably put these earrings in her ears for a staged photo thing, shoot, to put on her Instagram, immediately took the earrings out. Do we have the footage of her askin’ for the earrings back? Yeah. Well, I guessed it and you know I did before I even knew that there was footage. Right. And the little girl says no and smushes her face up at her mom. No mom’s lettin’ their kid sleep like that. We don’t even sleep like that as adults. Are you serious? You take off your earrings before you take, well, when you wear hoops. I sleep in my earrings. But you take off your earrings before you take off your makeup when you come in with big earrings. Oh, good job, camera. Zoomed right in on her, yep. Got her. (audience applauds) Here’s Kylie and Stormi talkin’ about the earrings. Go ahead. Can I take those earrings off please? No. (audience laughs) Okay? (audience laughs) Look at her lookin’ at herself and all that stuff. Okay. So the whole world now is talking about Pop Smoke (audience murmurs) being murdered yesterday. I didn’t find out about this until after I got off the show because it was like five o’clock in the morning LA time, which is eight o’clock in the morning here, but by the time I guess the police reported it and everything was sorted out, we’re already on here, laughin’ and yuckin’ about everything else. And I had no idea that he was murdered until after I got off. Well, he was only 20 years old, from Brooklyn here in New York. His mixtape debuted at number seven on the Billboard and that’s what he was celebrating that particular night. “Welcome to the Party” is a popular song. Then there’s a song that he, why am I always involved in something? There’s a song that he had out that people really liked. It was called “Like Me”. And in the song, there was no time to get the clearances and stuff like that. I’ll just tell you what it said basically. He says “I’m gonna call you every day at 12 o’clock, “How you doin’ like Wendy.” Oh. Uh-huh. (audience applauds) And the big talk is that the robbery was reported and hours before the robbery, the posting of all his trappings on Instagram. Gifts and look, his address. We blurred it out, as well everyone should’ve. He should’ve or his people should’ve or something like that, blurred out the address where he was staying. And then he was in the car and his friend had a big stack of, look at that stack of dough. Look at that stack of dough over there. And he’s only 20. And cops now think it was a targeted hit. The surveillance video is showing four masked men leaving Post’s mansion with nothing. They didn’t steal anything. They just left. Masked men. They’re still on the loose. Post has, I mean, I’m sorry. Pop. Pop has passed away. And this is just sad all around. And I guess the cautionary tale here is bon vivant, live and let live, within reasonable, you know I love to say that to you. Bon vivant, live and let live. But also, watch what you post. (audience murmurs) (audience applauds) The home incidentally was co-owned by Teddi Mellencamp. How is a Housewife involved with everything? (audience laughs) She was the co-owner of the home. He was renting it out there. He’s busy, he’s from Brooklyn but he’s busy. He’s a rock star at 20 years old. Then a lotta celebrities went on Instagram and gave their well wishes to him, in the crossroads, and this is just a sad story. I’m so tired of talking about death here on Hot Topics and thoughts and prayers to his family, his friends, the cops for catching the bad guys and the whole bit. (audience applauds) I can’t. All right, to bring it up a bit, I got some fantastic news yesterday. Ooh. (some audience applauds) I’m minding my own business. Next thing you know, I get information regarding the Guns N’ Roses concert. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) No, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no. This is very important, this is very important. The first one that I called ’cause he’s supposed to be part of my posse going out there is Brendan. But the first one that identified themselves here as soon as I said, “Look, I hear Guns N’ Roses are comin’ in July, “I wanna go.” These people didn’t know that I like Guns N’ Roses but I like all kinda music. It was Rambo over there on the camera. Yeah. (audience applauds) Rambo. So my plans, as you know, we were gonna fill a Sprinter full of food. It was gonna be my dirty dozen, including you, Brendan, Suzanne. Like a dirty dozen in the middle of July. We’re gonna wear panty shorts. (audience laughs) What? You’d better dress the part. Oh my God, I don’t have panty shorts. Well, make some. Okay. All right.
All right. Look, and we girls, ’cause there’s gonna be six girls and six guys. And look, we’re the dirty dozen. I’m gettin’ a Sprinter, I’m gettin’ a box seat, and I’m feelin’ like we’re set. And we’re all so excited about it, A cheese platter. A little meat platter.
And a T-shirt too. (audience laughs) Brendan’ll get a T-shirt. Look, I’m gonna cut my T-shirt all the way down to the bone.
Oh. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) I’m gonna tie it all the way up. Me too.
Yes. Yes. Guns N’ Roses came out in the ’80s. At that particular point, I’d already graduated from high school but I was a freshman in college and still loved all kinda music. So look, the call that I got, did Brendan tell you, Rambo? He said there was good news. It’s very good news. Duff, who plays bass, and his wife, Susan, watch the Wendy Show. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And they happened to be watching on the day that I said, “Oh, you know what I wanna do in July, “I wanna go to Guns N’,” next thing you know, so I’m gettin’ this phone call. And then they’re like look, we want you to be our special guest there. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Oh no, no, no, oh, no, no, no, oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no. It goes even deeper, it goes even deeper. ‘Cause now I’m all of a sudden feeling like I’m separating from the dirty dozen ’cause now I’m with the in crowd. You’d better not dis us. Look, this is a recent picture. Look at Susan. So immediately, ’cause I was eatin’ a sandwich, I put that sandwich down. (audience laughs) I’m like oh no, no. Okay. All right, so Duff’ll be on stage playin’ the bass with everybody else. Right, there’ll be singin’, we’ll be rockin’ out. She wants me to sit next to her in the wives and girlfriends’ row. Yep.
Oh. Yep. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Right? I gotta diet down and roll ’em up to a thong. Yes. (audience laughs) Uh-huh. Tie up that shirt and get in there and rock out. And the rest of you all, no, I did look out, (audience laughs) no, no, look, we’re still gonna have that box. We’re still goin’ together in the Sprinter. It’s just that when we get there, there’s gonna be some, I gotta sit with the wives and girlfriends. Yeah, okay. In the front row. Okay.
All right? Maybe you’ll come check in on us. I will.
Okay, good. ‘Cause that’s where the rest of the food’s gonna be. Exactly. I can’t sit in the front row and eat. Exactly. Not with somebody next to, no. Wow. I can’t even eat in front of her. I don’t even wanna–
No. I might have to get a rib removed or something. (audience laughs)
(Suzanne laughs) I don’t know. That’s gonna be a good time though. (audience applauds) It’s gonna be good. It’s gonna be good. It’s gonna be so good. (laughs) (audience laughs) So Al Pacino’s ex-girlfriend says that they broke up because of their 39-year age difference. (audience murmurs) I’ve been tryin’ to get to this story for the last two days but all of a sudden, Doug holds up the sign that says 30 seconds so I have no more time on Hot Topics. So she’s 40 years old. That’s old enough. But he’s (whispers) 79. Oh. She’s an actress. Nobody that we’ve ever, I’ve never heard of her. But they’ve been dating for two years. And so when you met him, girl, and you were 38 and he was 77, (audience laughs) why didn’t you realize that at that time? (audience laughs) I had a date with a 65-year-old man. That’s only a 10-year age difference and I was like nope, I’m not ready for this. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) I’m not ready for that. No. And he had a lotta money and the whole bit, real smart and Ivy League trained, but I was like mm-mm, okay, after this dinner, I gotta rock him to sleep gently. (audience laughs) No pops, this is not, no, this is not my groove. I’m still doin’ ow. (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) The purpose of meeting somebody is to grow old together. If you meet somebody, they’re already old, then what kinda growth is that? (laughs) (audience laughs) Look, look. (audience applauds) Her name is Meital, like the toy company. Yes. Okay. (laughs) (audience laughs) That’s a good name though, in a weird way, but it’s a good name. So Meital says that she tried to deny his age because he’s such a legend. Now she actually said this. But it was just too hard to be with a man so old. Then she had the nerve to get in there and say, “And he was cheap.” Oh. He would only buy her flowers. That’s it. He would only buy her flowers. I guess she’s mad she didn’t get a Rolls Royce and diamonds and stuff like that. But you wanna know what, you’re petty. (audience murmurs) (audience applauds) And you know what, Meital, you’re only 40 years old. You’re still old enough to learn from the error of your ways. If I were you, I would not repeat to the next man about this article ’cause now it’s all out there. The next man, I don’t even know if you’re dateable ’cause you’re petty. But here’s the thing, Meital, even though he only gave you flowers, which is kinda cheap. Like there’s nothing like being with a generous man, except if you’re a girl at 40 years old, buy your own Gucci bag, you know what I mean? (audience applauds) Or whatever. But I must say, even though he only gave you flowers, he also gave you a lifestyle for two years. You know you were laid up there in that mansion. You were going on five-star vacations, meeting A-list people, driving in the best cars, flying private. There’s certain things that, Meital, you did benefit from. Just because you didn’t leave with a collection of handbags and finery, doesn’t mean that you didn’t benefit from this relationship. And I don’t even blame Al Pacino for this ’cause this is what old men like. (audience laughs) If you don’t read the headlines, you need to pick up a paper. Right. (audience applauds) A tear or five escaped yesterday when I was watching the NASCAR driver, Ryan Newman, was released from the hospital. Aw. After that fiery, look at him with his daughters. Aw. (audience applauds) Yeah. He’s walkin’ better than some people that I know. (audience laughs) And there he is with his daughters. Aw. The horrific crash was on Monday in his final lap at the Daytona 500. The finish line was right there in front of him. So Ryan, it’s nice to see you’re up and about. (audience applauds) It really is. Congratulations, you made it. Keep clapping a little louder. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah. Hot Topics is done. We got more great show for you everybody. Up next from “Dolemite”, Da’Vine Joy Randolph is here. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So grab a snack and come on back. (dance music) (audience cheers)
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