Why I respect Wendy Williams so much
Well, how you doin’?! It seems funny talk show host Wendy Williams is taking BET and Centric by storm! In this week’s Clacking in Color, the awesome column spotlighting ethnic diversity in Hollywood, writer Jaylen Christie explains why he appreciates Williams so much.
When it comes to popular talk shows, most people probably think about Oprah. I suppose that shouldn’t be too surprising considering that she was practically the goddess of broadcast journalism. However, with Oprah’s highly successful show now defunct and her network still vying to be a top contender, it seems a new inquisitive vixen is on the rise, and you won’t believe who it is — Wendy Williams.
“How you doin’?”
I damn sure do.
Now, there’s something you wouldn’t have gotten on Oprah! Nevertheless, it’s nice to know that Williams has risen above all of that. After all, the private lives of people should be just that — private. Somehow, someway, Williams was able to take her budding celebrity status and land in a couple of films and television shows before settling on becoming a talk show host. As a college student, I remember giving her show a try when it first premiered and I recall it being a little shaky at first … but now it’s gained a loyal following. In addition to it running on BET, where it’s been for over a year now, it is now also running on Centric. Way to go, Wendy!
It’s nice to know that the woman — yes, she is a woman despite the rumors of her being a man — has some kind of drive. I was raised to be a hard worker. People that are lazy do absolutely nothing for me … so Abigail, if you’re reading this, please stop asking me to be your boyfriend. I digress.
Quite frankly, I admire Williams’ work ethic. Heck, she’s working just as hard as multitasking celebrity Steve Harvey, if not more so. It seems her hard work has paid off tremendously. Williams has garnered a bevy of racially diverse celebrity guests including Kevin Hart of BET’s new The Real Husbands of Hollywood, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Kenan Thompson, Kim Coles, Raven-Symone and my celebrity crush Vanessa Williams … who still refuses to return my phone calls.
When I was younger, I used to have dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist and actor. I recall wanting to be interviewed on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Those dreams are still alive. However since Rosie seems to be done with TV, I now have hopes of appearing on Wendy. Now, how awesome would that be?
“How you doin’?”
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