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’ ♪ (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) What a menace. Thank you for watching our show. Say hello to every one of my co-hosts, my studio audience. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay. Let’s get started. It’s time for what? Hot Topics. Come on. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) For me, I’m just happy to make it to my perch ’cause when those doors open and they’re screamin’ and I know you’re watchin’ and I’m all awkward and just Wendy, I’m like please don’t fall down. (audience laughs) Please don’t pass out. The excitement of doing this show is ridiculous. Anyway. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) It really is. And what’s also ridiculous is the hologram thing. (audience murmurs) So, no, I’ve already talked to you about Whitney Houston’s family wanting to do that hologram. In the meantime, everybody’s dead. So who’s getting this money? Pat Houston, who’s married to her brother, Gary? What are you all doing? Can you just let it rest? And at least with Tupac, that was a one-off. It’s was a one and done. They never took it on tour ’cause they saw that people were like eh. (audience murmurs) Michael Jackson, it was a thought. Yeah, a thought. But they never did it. I feel like maybe at an awards show or something. I don’t recall it. Right. (audience laughs) I hate the hologram thing. Anyway, there are new images of Whitney Houston’s hologram, they’ve been released, and now they asked me, in our meeting, all right, everyone was throwing everything. Eggs, bacon, orange juice. My office is a mess. But look, I don’t know who this is. Uh-uh. This is not Whitney Houston. (audience murmurs) Right? Uh-uh. (audience murmurs) But from a front shot, I see Whitney. Uh-huh. Norman doesn’t. No. Clap if you see Whitney in this one. (many audience applauds) Yeah. (Norman laughs) Anyway, it’s a tour featuring a band, dancers and backup singers, including her brother, Gary. And no doubt, Pat at the till collectin’ the money. (audience murmurs) Clap if you’d go see this. (audience laughs) Next case. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) (Wendy laughs) The bigger story is LeBron James’s son, Bron Jr. had a piece of orange peel thrown at him while he was playin’ basketball. Poor boy. You know what, he’s only 15 years old. He’s a really good player. I don’t follow ball playing down that low ’cause there’s nothin’ to look at. You know what I mean. (audience laughs) No, I like to wait until they’re good and ripe. Yeah. Then you know. (audience applauds) But here’s young LeBron, he’s only 15 years old. The game was stopped, security was called. They removed the person who threw it. That was an orange peel. Norman made a joke in our morning meeting, which nobody laughed at, but then we laughed in our fingers. At least it wasn’t a banana. A banana peel, ’cause then he’d slip on it, like Tom & Jerry cartoons. All right, nobody’s laughing now. (laughs) (audience laughs) Anyway, but my thought is unfortunately, and big LeBron was there, and you could say well, why didn’t Dad go in and punch somebody in the nose or punch a parent in the nose or throw the kid down the thing. ‘Cause big LeBron doesn’t need that kinda trouble. Little LeBron’s gonna have to learn how to guard his grill and knuckle up out here. And also, when you go to… (audience applauds) When you go to these children games, a lot of these kids these days, they don’t go with their parents. They take the Uber, they have a little allowance, and I don’t really feel as though it’s a parent’s place to get involved in somethin’ like this. Unfortunately, unfortunately, young LeBron is gonna have to deal with this probably for the rest of his life. (audience murmurs) And it’s very, very unfortunate. Now I don’t know whether he’s good enough to get in the NBA, I don’t follow sports on that level, but some of my Hot Topics people were saying he’s good enough to get in the NBA. Well, afterwards, when they got home, big LeBron posted “Only push forward “and continue to be the great kid, young man, “person you are.” Well, no, I don’t even feel as though this is a public conversation. Father and son stick together. Keep it all off social media. Big LeBron, I’m sorry this happened to you. Young LeBron, you’re adorable. Good luck with your career. And to the young fan who threw that orange peel, good for you for apologizing last night but I’d still punch you in your face. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And the killer part is we don’t even know the kid who did its name, so you think you got attention but you didn’t get attention. I don’t have your picture, I don’t know your name. I don’t know your religion. Okay, I’m trying to distract. Suzanne? Yeah, what’s happening? Bottom row. Bottom row. At the end in all white. In all white. I saw him. Yep.
He looks fabulous. Yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Rise, rise. Rise, yeah. Yes. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Whoa. Okay? Whoa, yes, yes. Yeah, yes. Where you from? New York. You’re from New York? Yeah. Originally Los Angeles but. Los Angeles. Oh, a whole mic and everything. That’s not my mic, that’s a stunt mic. Okay, good, ’cause I got… Okay, look, look, have you been here before? No, first time. Are you having fun so far? I’m having a blast. A blast. Do you know what’s going to happen today? Why, what’s gonna happen? ‘Cause you never know. You always say you never know but behind the scenes, so I’m like you know. Well, let me tell you what happened behind the scenes today. Marco, take his mic. I need to talk. (audience laughs)
(Suzanne laughs) Suzanne, you know where I’m goin’ with this. I know, I know where you’re goin’, mhm. And you look great. Honey. Yes.
Yes. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Okay. So this morning, normally, I get to the studio like eight o’clock, 8:30. I skid through the door, everybody’s pissed but nobody says anything ’cause I am just late for no reason. I know I only live up the street but I’m late for no reason. But we still get out here live at 10. No matter what. Right, so this morning, I got here at 6:30 for a little breakfast procedure. Ooh. Oh, I was done. Roll the tape. Look-a-here. My doctor is here. Yes honey. (audience murmurs) Look, look, look. She’s sharpenin’ my jaw. This is this morning, you guys. Oh yes. This morning. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) She’s sharpenin’ my jawline. She’s givin’ me a little cheekbone from the back. Look, my doctor is in the building right now and I’ve been dealing with her for more years than this show was invented, okay? Yeah, because if you see somethin’, do somethin’. Don’t just assume that your skin don’t crack. And everybody’s doin’ something. Am I correct, Suzanne? Yep, mhm. And everybody’s interested in doing something. Every staff member. Men, woman. Oh yeah. The gay, the straight. I saw a man that I thought would never be interested. I’m not gonna say it but I was shocked. No. People are lining up. Lining up. And I gotta tell you something, my doctor, Marion, is the bee’s knees and I do. And I know you look at the TV, you’re like okay, what the hell’s Wendy doin’, she talks about the tummy tuck. That’s not Marion, that’s years ago. Neck down, I’m done. Reduction? I’ll get it when I’m ready, but right now, I still like them. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) But I’d never gotten a facelift and you know what, if you start staving off stuff at a early time, you won’t need a facelift. I got a good, old Marion like once every three months, and I say look, I’ve been starin’ in the magnifying thing, and then she stares right back. She’s smart, she’s stylish. She’s very, very easy on the eyes. And believe me you, I have no more reason to go to Jersey. And like I said on yesterday’s show, I live in New York now. You would think everybody’s here. Oh no they aren’t. I got a little gem in Jersey. Believe me you. (audience applauds) And I don’t mind sharing with you. I don’t mind sharing with you. Or my staff. (audience laughs) She’s not cheap, by the way. (audience laughs) Well, neither was your Gucci bag so why don’t you just lay off the bags and the boots and stuff and spend on yourself? You understand what I’m sayin’? (audience applauds) She gave me some good, old sharpened jawline and some glow, and my crew, all the guys behind the camera, everybody’s sittin’ there like ooh, ah, ooh. They were turning around like girls. I was like look, beauty is pain. And then you go in and you get on your dress and get out here and do the show. Literally, this was only four hours ago. I feel like I’m 35. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So she’s here, and she’s gonna show you what she did for me. She bought a few of her model people that she’s gonna be pokin’ them and doin’ stuff. But mhm. (audience laughs) Speakin’ of faketry. (Norman laughs) Oh you know Kim is not natural. Right. If I tell you I’m not natural, (Norman laughs) gimme a break. But you have to do it tastefully, like me and Kim, allegedly. (audience laughs) Anyway, so Kim has a new documentary about prison reform and this is a really good thing. It’s called Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project. Here’s a sneak peek, take a look, but listen close. There is a mass incarceration problem in the United States. (powerful music) I started to get letters hearing the circumstances of their lives. Beginning at the age of five. I was molested by my mom’s husband. My mother murdered my father. (gun shot) I went into this knowing nothing and then my heart completely opened up. There are so many men and women in prison doin’ life without parole that should not be doing life at all. Everybody who’s been locked up over 20 years, could you stand up. People deserve a second chance. (audience murmurs) (audience applauds) Yeah. I applaud Kim for this. The mass incarceration is something that we’ve all known about for a long time. She might be one of the first people of this particular, the younger people’s generation, who’ve brought this up into our eyes, and she seems as though she’s goin’ at it aggressively and smart. She’s studying for her legal license but she’s also teamed up with legit law firms like Van. Van Jones. Van Jones. The problem is that everybody is not innocent and so I hope that she’s really combing through the good versus the bad. And then when the prisoners get out, I don’t know how deep Kim goes into this ’cause it’s one thing to get somebody outta prison, it’s a whole ‘nother thing for them to not do somethin’ to be back in prison by the next week. (audience murmurs) The ones that you get out, they’ve gotta have family support and maybe if they were studying for a degree, maybe be able to go right into construction or have, they gotta have a leg up, a place to live. You can’t get somebody outta prison and they go into a homeless shelter and they have no job. Otherwise, they’re gonna be right out there robbin’ and stealin’, like that man. (audience applauds) Like that man here in New York. Now it wasn’t the mass incarceration but it was the Rockefeller drug lord out in Long Island. 41 years old, they let him outta prison. Everybody in New York, you know the story. They let him outta prison. He robbed seven Chase Banks, right, with a note saying “Give me the money with no dye,” the pack that explodes. And he got away with money. And even when they let him out, he told the let out people as they were undoin’ him, “I can’t believe they let me out.” Oh. Well, that should be the first tip off. One week later, the man, Suzanne, do you know this story? I am unfamiliar.
He’s back in prison. I don’t know this one. Well, please, you don’t watch the news. He robbed seven before they caught up with him. That’s horrible. And look, look, the chump change he was gettin’, it was like $1,000 here, 15, you know it, ma’am, you know what I’m talking about. That’s my girl right there in the second row with the beautiful, yeah, you know what I’m talking about. You have to be careful. You let people out of prison but they have got to have something to do with themselves. But Kim Kardashian West, I’m gonna watch this. Good for you, Kim. It’s called The Justice Project and it airs on April 5th on Oxygen. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) I was asked in the Hot Topics does my jaw feel numb. No. No. I was eatin’ breakfast potatoes and eggs. (audience laughs) I’m able to form a circle around a straw. (audience laughs) And sip. I feel fine. That’s why they call it a lunchtime procedure. You go during lunch and you (belches) go back to work. (audience laughs) And nobody knows that you’ve gotten somethin’ done. You don’t see bloody marks or anything. And she was stickin’ me good and long. I had anesthesia, which is the numb part, but she doesn’t rub it on your face like a lotta corny doctors, they just rub it on your face and they let it sit there for like an hour before you feel numb. You don’t have time for that. My doctor, when she comes out, look, she sticks that anesthesia all in your face. Within 30 seconds, you’re like oh, I can’t feel my face, am I still here? (audience laughs) Okay. Anyhoo. (audience laughs) I know my parents are watching, spazing out like oh my gosh. ‘Cause my parents know that I do things. My mother applauds me. My father looks like wow, you still look like the same you. Old life never knew anything. Isn’t that a peach? No, because she’s, oh, old life, please, I got dimmers at the old house, dimmers. I’d sleep with my back over here. If somebody was even there. (audience laughs) You know what I’m sayin’? Go to sleep like this. (audience laughs) It’d be a night where I’d go to sleep with my wig on, see what I’m sayin’? (audience laughs) ‘Cause some of the things leave a little swelling. This that I got didn’t leave, but you know what I’m sayin’. I’d play it off like this. Old life is learnin’ about this as I’m talkin’ to you. It’s been years I’ve been doin’ this. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Pick a finger. (Wendy laughs) (audience laughs) (Wendy laughs) Okay, so three people that I really like just had babies. That I like, I said. Oh yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) That was a setup over there in the control room. You set me up for that one. (audience laughs) All right, so DJ Khalid and his wife are now parents to their second baby boy. Aw. (audience applauds) This time, they chose not to do a livestream on the Snapchat like they did with the first child. Now the problem is, and I love me some DJ Khalid, but the first son got so much attention, to me, too much attention. Like can you please stop? (audience laughs) But now, the second son’s gonna be jealous once he gets old enough to realize hey, how come my big brother got all the attention, Dad? Anyway, but congratulations, Khalid, and congratulations to your wife. (audience applauds) Then, Christina Milian and her boyfriend welcomed their first child. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Baby boy’s name is Isaiah. Good for you, Christina. And then, our girl Ashley Graham and her husband, Justin, (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) had a baby boy. So all three people had baby boys. Congratulations to you all. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) In the meantime, when you have kids, there’s always somethin’ that you’re criticizing yourself about. No parent is a perfect parent, I don’t know about you, you know what I’m sayin’? You go to sleep every night thinkin’ damn, what did I do? (audience laughs) Mike Tyson wants to know why his kids don’t date black people. Oh. Well, now, no, this is very interesting. He went on Joe Budden’s pod– T.I.
Oh, excuse me. T.I.’s podcast. He went on T.I.’s podcast and here’s what Mike had to say. Listen very closely. You know what bothers me too, I gotta say. Come on, man, let’s hear it. Why my kids don’t like black kids. My kids don’t date black kids. Why’s that? I look at my daughter and I see that she’s attracted to white guys and I say to myself I didn’t set a good example as a black man then. I don’t think that’s it. But that’s just my mind goes, like my mind goes they musta seen me sometimes when I was vulnerable and said hey, I don’t wanna be with no one like that. (audience murmurs) Oh. And this is where, he’s not the only parent who says oh, whatever it is. But in this particular case, I don’t think, Mike, this is about you bein’ a bad dad. I think this is about you dropping out, getting into boxing as a very, very, very young man, being dragged up in the streets of Brownsville and you not knowing any other way. You got with Gus. He’s white. He was like your boxing mentor. If you know a little bit about Mike Tyson, you know what I mean? And then, Mike, you didn’t really have anything to show your kids after that because you quickly became a wealthy international superstar. So you moved to the biggest houses on the planet in neighborhoods where there’re very little or no black kids. You sent your kids to private schools ’cause now they’re Tysons, they don’t know anything but being a Tyson. A father who’s famous and a wealthy father. And you didn’t grow up with the know-how to bring them back and show them. It’s not like you’re a frat man. If you were an Alpha or a Que or somethin’ like that, you would have other examples of black kids ’cause then all the kids play together. If you married a woman who was a Lynx or something like that, but you didn’t know anything about that. You were raised an animal, basically. I don’t mean that in a bad way, Mike, I just mean that in a, this is not your fault. I like that he talked about it. It’s probably too late for his kids now but love is love, but maybe by him talking about that, it’s an example to all of us. I know I grew up around all white people, okay? But my parents at least had the background and the know-how. I had plenty of black friends. They weren’t in Ocean Township but they were in Neptune and Asbury and Long Branch. They were in Montclair, they were in New York. And my parents went outta their way to drive us to these places where they were also friends with the parents of the kids. So even though I grew up in a white town, I had a very salt and pepper young life, but you don’t know that unless your parents know it and go outta their way to make sure that you have it. So shout out to the Tyson kids and shout out to Mike. And guess what? We’ve got more great show for you everybody. Yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Up next, our actress friend Tia Carrere is here. So grab a snack and come on back. (dance music) (audience cheers)
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