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(audience cheering) Say hello to my cohost, the studio audience. How you doing? How you doing? I’m doing okay. Let’s get started. It’s time for… Hot Topic! Come on. (upbeat music)
(audience cheering) Thank you, thank you. Thank you. So welcome. Look, it’s a really good day for Zoe Kravitz. She is living her best life, and she’s young and still has so much more to go. All right, she’ gonna be playing Catwoman in the next Batman movie. (audience cheering)
Uh-huh. Now you know, this is Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz’s daughter. She looks just like her mother, gosh, and she’s beautiful. Isn’t she? Yes! I always felt as though Catwoman should be played by somebody exotical, you know what I mean? Like you just can’t beat, like they had Anne Hathaway do, and I don’t have anything against Anne Hathaway, it’s just that, (sighing)
(audience laughing) all right, back in 2015, Zoe said she couldn’t even get an audition for a small role in that Batman movie that they were conjuring up at the time, because she was told, “They’re not going urban.” Hm. Shady cameraman points right to the white woman. (audience laughing) I’m sorry, he didn’t mean that. But congratulations to Zoe, because now she’s got a starring role, and it opens in June of 2021. It’s just a good time for her.
(audience cheering) She seems like a really nice girl, you know? Really, a decent girl. Okay, this is what I got out of bed for today. Ooh! Cuba Gooding Junior. Oh! Can we talk? Yes. All right, things are getting worse. Now I don’t know him, but I have been doing Hot Topics for over 30 years of my career. Like, you give me a mic, and I just can’t help but, you know, forget the music, let’s talk about the celebrities. (audience laughing) Look. Okay, so Cuba is back in court today for an arraignment for forcibly touching charges allegedly by two other women. And now there are three new woman that have come forward
Whoa! Yeah, in the last few hours, of you know, the 24 hours.
Whoa! Yeah, yeah, three new ones saying sexual misconduct, they’re alleging, against him. They all have similar stories. The stories go back as far as 10 years. (audience groaning)
You say, but look, Catwoman, by the way, I love your wrap. (laughing) I love it, a girl after my own heart. I love it, I love it. But look, I’ve been around for a long time. And I’m surprised they only go back as far as 10 years. Anyway, two of the women are claiming that he grabbed their butts at a restaurant here in New York. The thing about the boob thing, the allegations that came out, we talked about him yesterday, I don’t necessarily believe that. I just think that Cuba has boxed himself in a corner where, you know, once you throw up allegations, everything is believable. But he was sitting there with his new girlfriend at the restaurant. Remember, we showed you the footage, and you’ve seen it on TV. There it is right there. He’s sitting with his girlfriend, this woman comes over, she’s a fan, she’s wants to shout him out, or whatever. He’s probably a touchy person, you know, I’m a touchy person. When I talk to ya, I touch you, I grab your shoulder, oh, and we can’t take a selfie, but, you know,
(audience laughing) I’m a touchy person. And I don’t believe that he grabbed this, thank you TMZ, by the way, for that video. I don’t believe that he grabbed the woman’s boob. But I have heard a lot of stories that go back way further than 10 years.
Ooh. Regarding Cuba Gooding Junior. And I’ve seen pictures of him, and perhaps if you read the tabloids like I do, we’ve seen pictures of him standing on top of the table. Norman? They’re looking behind you. There you go, yep, he’s got his shirt tied around his head like a turban.
(audience laughing) This is a grown man. He’s got children. The young one, Piper, is only 14 years old. How do you think she’s dealing with this? Then he’s got a 22-year-old and a 25-year-old. They divorced, his long-suffering wife, they separated, they were separated for five years, they were married for 20 years. I don’t know whether they’re actually divorced. Yeah, I don’t think there’s any like final divorce. Yeah, well… Point being is I think this man is going to jail. Ooh! At the very least, I think that he needs to be monitored, and I don’t believe that he will work again. Ooh! Well, people don’t want the trouble! You know, they’ve got to insure the actors and be sure they show up on time, the Me Too movement is in full effect, and he seems to not even care. This is a grown man, still doing the same reindeer games, allegedly, allegedly, at a time when women are standing up and saying, “We’re not gonna take it anymore.” (audience applauding) And it’s so odd, you know, for kids, all right, it’s so odd for the kids though, because you know, we have to explain to our kids, whether you have a boy or a girl, how you’re gonna navigate through this Me Too world. I mean, I don’t have a girl, but I do have a boy who missed the flight last night, of course. No! Oh please, he was supposed to be here yesterday with his nephew. My niece shows up on time, but she’s a good girl, Alex, you know, she’s a broadcaster in Miami. She’s right behind stage right now watching. Hey, Al. But she’s responsible, and whatnot, but when I’m talking to my son, I’m like, “You have to be careful “with these girls out here, ’cause they’re learning “to Me Too even if they’re lying.” (audience murmuring) ‘Cause all everybody is not telling the truth. Suzanne? I agree with you. Do you understand what I’m saying?
Yes, absolutely. I’ve got two sons. They’ve got to be careful. Yeah, yeah. And yours are real young. Yeah, they’re young, but we talk to them about stuff starting now so that they know. Yeah. I mean, I feel weird even at the show, I mean, we’re on for 11 years. There are people that I like to hug good morning sometimes, if I catch the feeling, like John Anderson. Right? Yup. He’s a little fluff, that’s,
You’ve got to be careful, no, I’m kidding.
Right, no, you never know. He wouldn’t, he wouldn’t, but you never know. I don’t do it one-on-one, though. I always make sure Brendan’s around, somebody.
Yep, yep. I mean, it’s weird, you know, and like the guys will say, “Wendy, you have on a really pretty outfit.” I’m like, “Oh, thank you.” If I was a different kind of woman, you know what I mean. Mm-hm. Like you just can’t do anything anymore, and it’s horrible. What I did notice through all the Cuba, Kyuba, is it Cuba or Kyuba?
(audience laughing) It doesn’t even matter at this point. Look. I notice that his lawyer uses a lot of hairspray and has really good contouring. (audience laughing) When you see the lawyer in motion though, when he relaxes his face, it looks like he is beat all around here.
(audience laughing) Like, contour for days. Well this lawyer right here, he’s a little man, he says that the three claims of the new ladies are baseless. Well, okay now. We’ll be watching. (audience applauding) And they only had one job yesterday, and that’s to get on the plane to get up here from Miami. (audience laughing) And they missed the plane. And you know what? When they called me, I wasn’t even shocked. I said, “Then get on the next plane.” We’ve got to go get that star on the Walk of Fame on Thursday, you boys,
(audience cheering) no, I… No, no, “You boys are supposed to be flying out “to L.A. with me, we’re supposed to be having a good time “with family and stuff.” And then I was supposed to put Chit Chat and My Way in the pet hotel today.
(audience laughing) So my niece and I are scrambling around the house. Oh, this is the time they choose to hide and be all weird. And I opened up some pet food. I was gonna bring ’em, sit in my office, and then right after the show I was supposed to be bringing ’em to the pet hotel, ’cause I don’t have time for that tomorrow because I’m, (groaning) so you know
(audience laughing) what I did? I left them, I opened, instead of having food for two, I left food for one.
(audience moaning) And only a few licks of water. Yes. And I got here so late today, it’s unbelievable. Because I’m squirming around the house, I got the cat carrier open, we were all supposed to be going, and here they go. (audience laughing) And they’re good girls, but they were acting up! (audience laughing) Anyhow, look. If my son came home and said that he was about to marry a woman with nine children, (audience laughing) I would sedate him until I came back from seeing his family. Or her family. Like what the hell? Nine kids, and now you’re pregnant with your 10th? By my son?
(audience groaning) Okay, you are disinherited, number one. (audience laughing) These are the choices you make, dumbbell? Okay, now I love Keke Wyatt. She’s an R&B singer, she’s religious, she’s beautiful, she’s pregnant with her 10th child. (audience groaning) She (laughing) Keke, I’m sorry, I got to talk about you. That’s a very beautiful pictures, except when I realize that you’re pregnant with your 10th child. (audience laughing) Who’s gonna pay for that? All right, let me break this down for you, okay? Keke has three children with her first husband, Rahmat Morton, all right? Then they had an altercation on Christmas Day where she stabbed him with a knife. (audience laughing) You all had better stop. Okay, so you imagine, Christmas Day, the tree is up, the decorations are going, three children upstairs sleeping, they get in an altercation, she stabs him with a knife. So now Christmas is ruined for everyone. All right, then she’s still beautiful, still holds herself together, you know her from music, although I can’t think of one song. (audience laughing) She had that one song, it was a slow jam back in the day, I think I played it when I worked at WBLC, I don’t remember it either, girl. But I do remember her from “R&B Divas.” I used to host the reunions for them. And that’s why I got to know Keke, like a really nice girl. She’s not whorish, she’s not thoddish, she’s religious, she’s got a really cute personality, almost so cute it’s innocent. Like maybe she’s the girl who doesn’t believe in birth control, like if it’s God’s plan for us to get pregnant, then we’re gonna get pregnant. That’s where I’m coming from with her. Okay, so then she gets married again. Her second husband, Michael Jamar, he has a child from a previous relationship, but together they have five children. All right? So now we have, hold on, this is all too much for me. Hold on.
(audience laughing) (audience applauding) Three and six. Okay, so that’s nine kids. Nine kids on a fledgling career. Who’s paying for these kids? Like what about when they need braces? And what about when they need tutor? I don’t know about what you pay your tutor, by the time Kev graduated, we were paying a tutor $100 an hour, okay, and he would stay there until he got it right. So sometimes he might be at the tutor for like three hours. Okay? And then have to double back around the next night and do tutor, but that’s what you do. And then the tutor’s long, and the Ubers, and then you have to send them an Uber. So that’s even more money. Look, then Michael left, Michael, this one right here where they have six kids together. All right? Although it said five in the prompter. Why does it say six here? He had a kid– That’s right.
Yeah. That’s not hers. Right.
All right. Well, she claims the kid. She claims the kid? But it’s not biologically, it’s her stepchild. All right, that’s not my child then. (audience laughing) Okay, nobody’s got time for that. All right, so then he left her, check this out, when she was pregnant with the last one. (audience groaning) But last year she got remarried to a man named Zachariah Darring. Now Zachariah and Keke are pregnant with their 10th, with her 10th child. And this is where it comes, like all right, is Zachariah a billionaire? You know, ’cause that’s the only way I could see. And even that, money doesn’t raise children. Love raises children. You can’t possibly have enough love in your heart for some other man’s nine kids, (audience laughing)
Zachariah. And then we looked at what he does for a living, and we combed the internet, couldn’t find a thing. We don’t know whether he’s a bus driver, a brick layer, I don’t know what he does. Alls I’m saying is, “Keke, girl, good luck with that.” (audience applauding) Oh, oh. And congratulations. Okay. And by the way, she’s like 37, 38 years old, so she still has room to have more. Oh. (Wendy and audience laughing) Gwyneth Paltrow, everybody, her goop website is under fire again. Oh. I just think that people just love to hate Gwyneth Paltrow. And I don’t know the woman. All I know is that I’m consistent, that I always say, “I think she’s a natural beauty.” She’s a beautiful girl. Like one of those scrub my face and leave the house. Anyway, but I don’t know her. Anyway, so goop, that’s her website, just posted a blog telling readers how to achieve their “leanest livable weight.” I think the word “lean” is where people got upset. ‘Cause when people think of lean, they think skinny, like you know, all your meat pressed to your bones, like she has, like she has. You know?
(audience laughing) There are a few of us who need to carry a little extra weight. A few people around here Me Tooed me by telling me that my butt is growing. (audience murmuring) Whoa, that’s awful! I know! So the guys, so the guys,
(audience applauding) they’re like, “Wendy, uh.” Why thank you. I have stairs in my new apartment, so I’m up and down the stairs constantly. And when I walk ’em, I walk ’em like I’m doing lunges. And I think it’s really working ’cause I’m starting to get a little pop-out.
(audience shrieking) A little something. (laughing)
(audience applauding) Now, I can’t name the coworkers, otherwise they might be like, “Are you Me Tooing?” They’re like, “I didn’t know you’d take it like that!” When they say it, I’m like, “Well thank you.” You know?
(audience laughing) Oh, the times in which we live. Anyway, diet experts are pissed at Gwyneth. They’re saying that she’s glorifying skinniness and encouraging eating disorders. I don’t think she’s glorifying skinniness. It’s just that, (sighing) she’s a woman that people don’t like, you know, she grew up with royalty, her father on the sitcom, or the soap opera, her mom was an actress, and you know, Gwyneth has a very elitist attitude. The stuff on her website is mostly very expensive, like a tissue box for $1 thousand, you know, stuff like that. Yeah, yeah, yeah, she’s got her nose way up in the air and doesn’t realize that the rest of us like to use coupons. And you know what I mean. (audience applauding) I mean, or at least find a deal. Like, I’m the first one, if somebody says, “How you doing?” and I’m in the department store, I always say, “Well how you doing? “Can I use your 20% off?” (audience laughing) Oh, oh yes I do. And they do it. All you have to do is smile and ask charmingly, and then I say, “Okay, here’s how you get to the show. “And when you get here, I’m gonna acknowledge you.” Right. I don’t cut the coupons. I’m busy doing other stuff. But I definitely am looking for a deal. And I find that if she just said, “Everyone needs to find their ideal weight,” and then stick with that, I think the word “ideal” as opposed to saying “lean,” you know? But I believe everyone needs to find their ideal weight and stick with that. And the only reason why that should change, even after you give birth, do your best to get to your ideal weight. It’ll make you feel better about yourself. It’ll make you feel better about being a mom or whatever it is that you do in your life, whether it’s working or whatever. An ideal weight doesn’t mean skinny. It just means the weight that you feel the best. And Gwyneth, you know, you’re way out of touch with us. And so I chuckle every time I read about you. (audience applauding) (Wendy laughing) My niece, she was telling a story about my mother, that would be her grandmother, when the wind blows, you know, and when you wear wigs and stuff, what happens. And my mother just puts her wig on. She doesn’t, you know, she just puts it on. Like, I fasten mine down, like, I can sleep in it, I can go on a rollercoaster, it’s not going anywhere any time soon. My niece was telling about how when my mother, (laughing) when my mother was on the deck at their condo in Miami and the wind blew so hard, it blew my mother’s wig off. (audience laughing) (audience applauding) Oh my gosh. So Kathy’s here, you know, Kathy Griffin. (audience applauding) And the thing about Kathy is that we have not heard anything from Kathy since she held the bloody Trump head, you know, and so she’s giving us an exclusive conversation today. So I want you to listen very closely, because Kathy Griffin is next! (audience cheering) So grab a snack and come on down. (upbeat music) Please welcome back to our show, she hasn’t been here for ever. We haven’t heard her talk about anything for ever. Kathy Griffin. (upbeat music)
(audience cheering) Hi guys! Wendy! Self promotion, why not? Cute. (audience whooping) Mwah, mwah, I’m so glad to see you. I’m so glad you came. Of course, hi! Hi, everybody! It’s been a long time. I know! Wait, don’t cross and get comfortable.
Oh, okay. Yeah, okay.
Shoe cams still exist. So here we go. Yeah, really cute. By who? These are Fendis. Fendis? These are Fendis, and I cannot go jogging in them. No, well– But they’re for you. Thank you.
Of course. And your slacks? Carolina Herrera. Okay, and your self promotion is fabulous. Do you love it? I have a movie out,
(audience applauding) and there’s no like advertising money, no studio or anything. If I have to wear a sandwich board, I want people to see this movie. You can get it on Apple, Amazon, and as of October 8th, it’s in 40 countries outside the U.S., and December 2nd it will be on Prime Video in 62 countries outside the U.S. (audience applauding) Tell the story! So last week on this show, Kathy, we did a throwback of a celebrity. We have this game that we play for a prize.
Oh. I couldn’t even guess that. How many nose jobs have you had? Two. That was two noses ago. And I found out that as you get older, your nose grows and your ears grow, and I think my nose is back to that again. No it’s not, no it’s not.
But I can’t have it gutted anymore, I’m afraid it will like cave in or something, so– What would you tell that girl? How old were you there? That was my eighth grade picture. And I’m working, you know, the five head. And I’m sure I had tried to give myself a blowout, ’cause obviously my hair is extremely curly. So that was my attempt at a blowout. And I was a Catholic schoolgirl gone bad. Like I was getting in trouble by the nuns all the time, and they would write on my report card, “She has potential, but she’s boy crazy.” (audience laughing) Which I still am. Weren’t we all? Yes, thank you! So the hair, looks great. Thank you.
(audience applauding) And it must be easy to do. I love it, because you know, the first third of the film is a documentary, that honestly it was just filmed on phones. ‘Cause nobody would take a meeting with me or do anything. And the second two thirds of the film are a comedy concert film. And I made a special, and nobody, you know, would even look at a 30-second reel of it. They wouldn’t even take meetings with you? Nothing, nobody. But you know Kris. Who? Kardashian, Jenner. Oh (laughing) Couldn’t she get you on E! or something? I don’t know if she would get me a gig, I don’t know. Maybe, I’m happy to do an eye pencil line, if anyone, Kris, if you’re watching.
(audience laughing) But I will say, I actually talk about her in the film, because while all the crazy Trump stuff was happening, I was living next door to Kim and Kanye, and the very, I actually tell a story in the movie about the very night that the picture went live, I was having dinner with Kris Jenner, and she came over, and she was super,
The picture of the head of Trump.
Yes, and she was actually super sweet and comforting, and so I talk about it in the movie.
Kathy, that was two years ago.
Two and a half years ago. Why are people–
Oh no, so today, I’m here, I have breaking news, so today, just last night, I don’t know if some of you guys have seen this, it’s actually too graphic to show, the New York Times wouldn’t even show it. Oh, they can go on your social media though and see it, you still have it up?
Yeah, because, what happened, I did put it put, because I think it’s important. The fact that this photo that I took, which was not illegal, covered by the first amendment, you can be offended by it, it’s okay, it was a mask with ketchup, but you know. And I was under a full federal investigation by two federal agencies.
And blocked from flying. I was on the no-fly list.
How did you get here? Did you walk?
(audience laughing) No, I was actually exonerated. And like when Trump goes, “I was exonerated,” no no, I have a letter from the government actually saying I was exonerated, ’cause they were investigating me and considering. And this is a historic story in our country, considering charging me with a crime of conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. (audience gasping)
In the meantime, on your social media, the video that we can’t show, but I’ve seen it, is the President with a gun, Yeah, there’s a video out–
killing people and– And he’s doing it in a church, like Dylann Roof, which is really bad news. And they made a video of Trump doing a mass shooting inside a church. And the last two people he murders are me and Hilary Clinton.
(audience groaning) And so the reason I talk about it is, you know, this thing will get all ginned up again. So like the same groups that came after me two and a half years ago, they’re gonna be reinvigorated. And frankly, we don’t know how people take that video. So it’s really, really violent, and people’s heads get blown off, and you know, Stephanie Grisham, the White House press columns director was trying to distance herself, but they played it at Doral, one of his golf clubs– It’s a fake video, but they’re trying to make fun of it. Kathy, how do people receive you in the streets? ‘Cause for me, I’d be like “Hey, Kathy!” Yeah, all kinds of ways. I mean, it depends. Things have gotten better now. I will say this video today is not gonna help, and so I already have been in contact with the FBI again, and so, people are a little bit of everything. But like I have been confronted on the streets many times– Has your house been vandalized? Your mansion, excuse me.
(Kathy laughing) She lives very–
My mansion that I paid for cash.
(audience applauding) That’s right. That’s right, you heard me. Cash! Cash. That’s right. Do people tomato your house?
Save your money, ladies, save your money, ’cause you never know when you’re gonna need it. Look, do they tomato your house? No, but when I go outside, it’s really odd, because you know, I don’t know who’s one of them, like who’s, you know, and people thought that I was in ISIS. Okay, you guys, like they weren’t just mad that I held up a mask with ketchup on it. They then manipulated the photo, and it went global, and I cover that in the movie. Like I didn’t know it was in Arabic papers, it was in papers in Russia, China, and saying, “Kathy Griffin, jihad asset.” Oh! So people will come up to me on the street and think I’m in ISIS, and these are obviously like the hardcore Trumpers. And it’s very bizarre. You know, I’m gonna be 59 in a couple of weeks, and once again this video comes out today, and I’m like, “Would you really want this to happen “to your mom or your aunt, or” you know, and since the photo two and a half years ago, I’m still like– So you don’t feel like the tide is turning? I don’t know. I mean, I still don’t have a gig. I don’t have–
So you paid for your whole On Demand special by yourself, the lights, camera, the action–
I paid for the film myself, and we even filmed the documentary portion On your iPhone? On an iPhone, yes.
My boyfriend– You guys are still together? Yeah, we’re still together, eight years. Okay, nice.
Yes, yes. (audience applauding) And he’s here now.
He’s here now. He’s in the building, he’s in the building. That’s right, he’s in the building. Still 19 years younger, oh.
(audience laughing) And so yeah, it’s kind of a lot, you know what I mean, because I worry about his safety even, and– Has this caused turmoil at one particular point? I don’t mean to be nosy, but I am. No, it’s okay. It has with our families. Like his family is super, like they don’t, they’re very vocal online about how they feel about me, and that’s hard for him to deal with. And none of my family members talk to me. Not one Griffin has contacted me. Like my cousins–
Oh now hold on now. Are you serious? No. (laughing)
So how has that affected your relationship with him? Oh I think it’s made us closer, because you know, when you go through something like this that’s so immense, like when the United States government and the President and the Attorney General come after you, and they put you on the no-fly list, and then I was on the Interpol list when I could finally travel overseas, since I couldn’t make a living here. And I’m still, you know, I have no network that will touch me, no screening service.
If you were a man, this would already have been forgotten about. Please!
Like Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle have already been forgiven by the gay community for their homophobic rants. And they’re getting $40 million deals. And so I just want to say, I always still want to talk about pay equality, because– It’s real. I know every woman fights it, but in the standup comedy world it’s really not that much better than when I started. So one thing I did during this last couple of years is, besides make the movie, is I actually bought back my own library, ’cause it’s really all about licensing and ownership. So I paid a lot of money to buy back all six seasons of “My Life on the D-List,” all 23 of my specials, the two seasons of my talk show, and here’s the best part. It’s worth nothing. Nobody wants to buy it. But I’m hoping someday if I kick the bucket or something, somebody’s gonna be like, “Hey, I want to show those specials. “They were funny,” or whatever. So I own ’em now. You got to come get ’em, and you got to pay me what you would pay a man.
(audience applauding) What you would pay a man, that’s what I want. All right, so Jenny McCarthy, as we talked about on Hot Topics, is out with Ryan Seacrest. She quit “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Ooh. Yeah, and I know you used to do it with Anderson, but now he does it with Andy. Yes. By the way, what’s your relationship with Anderson? Did he turn his back on you, or did he–
Yeah. (audience groaning)
Sorry, he did, I mean, you guys all saw it, so I can’t lie about it. Wow. And it hurt. How do you get along with Andy? I say in the movie… Cohen? I don’t get along with Andy Cohen. What celebrities do you– Well, not Andy Cohen, I mean, he was terrible to me. He fired me from Bravo, and he was a horrible boss the whole time I was there, and you know, he gave himself a talk show, and he still runs the network. He’s the only person in the history of television to give himself a nightly talk show which magically get picked up (laughing) every season. (audience laughing)
So would you, if Ryan Seacrest called you and said, “Come host on New Year’s Eve,” would you do it? I love that you think ABC would come anywhere near me. I mean, I wanted it, here was my thing that I pitched for the last two years, and nobody was smart enough to bite. I wanted to do New Year’s Eve Live with Kathy Griffin and Stormy Daniels.
(audience gasping) Thank you, that’s a show. That is a, that’s right.
(audience applauding) That is different, it’s thinking outside the box, if you know what I’m saying ladies, I’ve still got it. (audience laughing)
And I think it would just be fun, and so, I don’t know, but right now, I’m still too scary to all the, it’s just funny, like everyone’s so afraid of the Trump tweet, you know?
Like if you go to Craig’s for dinner, do you have to wait a long time for a table, or they tell you, “We’re full?” How do people in Hollywood treat you? Not well. I don’t go to Craig’s anymore. I don’t go out that much anymore. I went to one Emmy party, and hardly anybody talked to me. But the night before, I got to be part of this really amazing show at the Greek Theater, like 7 thousand seats capacity, and Jane Fonda performed, and Lily Tomlin, and Sia, and it was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. And that was just a whole different scenario. And people were really great, and obviously the LGBT community is being marginalized, as is people of color under this administration. So I’m just here to make you guys laugh and hope we all get through this. And you know, got to laugh no matter what, so– It is nice to talk with you.
(audience applauding) I love talking with you, always! Kathy Griffin, everybody, give it up for her. Check out her new film. It’s called “Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story” anywhere you can buy or rent movies. We’ll be right back. (upbeat music)
(audience whooping) (audience applauding) Welcome back.
(audience whooping) It’s time for Ask Wendy. Everybody have a seat except for you. Come on over.
Okay, hi. How you doing?
How you doing? What’s your name, where you from? My name’s Michael. I live in New York. Okay, what do you do? I do window displays for Bloomingdale’s. Fabulous.
Yes. That’s like Rhoda used to do that back on the “Rhoda” show.
That’s correct. All right, well how can I help you? All right, so I was recently referred to as a cat daddy, because I have two beautiful cats who I take very good care of. We do the treats, and toys get delivered every month, and if the guy doesn’t like the cat, the cats don’t like the guy, then that’s that. (audience murmuring)
Yeah. Well I mean… And I’m wondering if my cats are keeping me single. (audience laughing) Well I don’t understand. It’s not that they’re allergic to them, it’s just that they don’t want cats around? Sometimes that’s the case, yeah. Sometimes people don’t like the allergies, and the cats move around a lot and jump around and wake you up.
See, I do believe in people first, you know what I mean? Even though I do have cats and I treat them well as well. Although I don’t buy the toys. If you throw a bottle cap down on the ground, No, you’re right.
they have fun all day. I stopped that toy thing. But I will tell you, you know, I don’t know your cats, and I don’t know your household, and I don’t know the demeanor of the men that you’re bringing home. But I do say, “My love life and people first.” Correct. Okay?
All right. And so you’ll have to figure this one out. I’m sorry.
(Michael laughing) I don’t have a concrete
(audience applauding) answer for you.
I appreciate it. Thank you.
You’re very welcome. Thank you. Oh gosh, from head to toe. How you doing?
How you doing, Wendy? What’s your name?
My name is Donna from New Jersey, and I’m a new grandmother. Okay, congratulations. Thank you so much. So my daughter has her first child, right, and I’m a mother of four. But every time she needs advice, she never takes it from me. So I’ll say to her, “Why don’t you take my advice? “I’ve raised four kids.” She says, “No, I have to ask my lactose consultant,” or, “my chocolate milk panel,” or, “the doctor from the job.” So my question is, do I continue to offer it, or just leave her alone? Continue to offer it. You know, you can’t force advice down kids’ throats. I don’t know what the lactose consultant is. Me neither.
(audience laughing) But between the doctor, and what are the chocolate milk panel, her friends? That’s a group of Black women that breastfeed. Chocolate milk,
(audience laughing) it’s called chocolate milk.
(audience applauding) You know, no matter how youthful and vibrant we are, children will always look at us as being decrepit. I know, right? You know what I’m saying?
Yes. So just continue giving her advice, and then wait for her to one day come to you when she’s really in a pickle.
Okay. ‘Cause they always return home. Yes.
Okay? Can I say hi to my granddaughter? No, you just did. Bye.
(audience laughing) Okay, up next everybody, Wale and Jeremih are performing their new single, “On Chill.” Don’t go far. (audience cheering)
(upbeat music) ♪ How you doing? ♪ Our next guests have a number one song on the Urban Radio charts, here to perform their hit, “On Chill.” Give it up for Wale and Jeremih. (audience applauding) Hey, hey. ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once? ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once? Yeah ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ I’m gettin’ mine like fine wine measured in time ♪ ♪ Many other brothers loved you but this pleasure is mine ♪ ♪ It’s no pressure for us to say that I love you for now ♪ ♪ So (audio cuts out) that ♪ ♪ I just want us be comfortable now, ♪ ♪ Who you lovin’, who you wanna pull up with? ♪ ♪ Who don’t care who you dated ♪ ♪ Long as you care and you trustin’ ♪ ♪ I’m tryna hear all your problems so I can lighten the load ♪ ♪ No, you not fighting alone ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m protectin’ you from ’em, so chill ♪ ♪ Life hard and ex-lovers is like scars ♪ ♪ It stop hurtin’ but never forgettin’ what it was ♪ ♪ I was a youngin, my biggest enemy was the club ♪ ♪ With voicemails on third rings messing me up ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once? ♪ ♪ Say what now, let’s go ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight, let’s go ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once, yeah ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too, let’s go ♪ ♪ They switch up on you, I’m gonna stay the same, yeah ♪ ♪ I pull up on you then put it in with patience ♪ ♪ I’m good, well we got it without no expectations ♪ ♪ What good is a title when shawty been that wave, yeah ♪ ♪ Let me illustrate you, let my tongue repaint you ♪ ♪ It’s already waxed, have you had a brainstorm? ♪ ♪ Everywhere I take you, just know that my face good ♪ ♪ Modify your energy so your bank and your skin glow ♪ ♪ Maxfield, let it fly, I be up in there a lot ♪ ♪ Just to show I don’t care, gon’ wear it to that ♪ (audio cuts out) ♪ We don’t share our whereabouts or the gossip the hood love ♪ ♪ Just supreme confidence, ♪ ♪ if we good that’s good enough, whoa, yeah ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once? ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once, yeah ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ How ’bout that, oh ♪ ♪ I’m tired of makin’ up and fallin’ out ♪ ♪ Wanna be the one you callin’ up ♪ ♪ To pick your body up when you down and out, let’s chill ♪ ♪ How ’bout that, oh ♪ ♪ I’m tired of makin’ up and fallin’ out ♪ ♪ Wanna be the one to call you up ♪ ♪ To pick your body up when you down and out, let’s chill ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once? ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ We’ve been on a tragedy for months ♪ ♪ Why can’t you agree with me for once, yeah ♪ ♪ Maybe we can be on chill tonight ♪ ♪ Maybe I can give you chills too ♪ ♪ Oh, yeah, yeah ♪ “Wow, That’s Crazy” in stores now. You already know what it is. D.C., Virginia, I’ve got you.
(audience applauding) Thank you.
Thank you. Nice to see you, mwah. How you doing? All right, so now, congratulations, Wale, on your new album. So how’d you hook up with Jeremih? I mean that’s, oh, we’re not on any more? I got one there. I know the flights, flight 768, you know, so this is our third big record. It’s our third record and our third big record. Yeah.
(audience applauding) Thank you both for stopping by. I believe I’m gonna see you both later on. For sure. If you know what I’m saying. And I think they do. Wale’s album is called, “Wow, That’s Crazy.” It’s available wherever music is sold. We’ll be right back. (upbeat music)
(audience cheering) (audience whooping)
Yes, yes. It’s hard to find sometimes. Hi. Okay, you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And our audience eye candy is a, everybody have a seat. Except for you and your beautiful pink shoes. Thank you. Our audience eye candy is a breast cancer survivor. This is Karen, and she’s from Connecticut. How you doing? How you doing, Wendy? So take us through your journey. In 2004, three months after I was married, I found a lump. So I went to the doctor– Where were you when you found the lump? I was in the shower. Yeah. And it was breast cancer. So my husband and I were shocked. But he’s always been my rock through everything. And so in 2008, I can tell you, I beat cancer. Good for you, Karen, good for you, Karen!
(audience cheering) And a miracle baby, goodbye cancer, but, it came back. It came back. And this time I decided I was gonna go public the second time. I launched a website, Pretty Wellness, where I’m inspiring survivors to live happy and healthy lives, and now I’m a two-time breast cancer survivor, and it’s been 15 years! Good for you, Karen!
(audience cheering) And here’s your Diva fan. And by the way, I love your whole outfit, but the shoes particularly, because they have a nice, comfortable heel, and they’re pointy, not round. They’re awesome, I love them, I love them. And they’re so pretty, and they fit, and they’re comfortable. Thank you for spending time with us. Congratulations on surviving.
I love being here. (audience applauding)
We’ve got a $300 gift card for you.
You do, I love it, I love it, I love it.
You can spend this anywhere you want,
Thank you! Including more good shoes.
Oh my gosh. We’ll be right back. Yes, Karen. (upbeat music)
(audience whooping) Welcome back. We’re playing Hollywood Star Trivia. Let’s meet our player. What’s your name, where you from? I’m Ada from La Bronx. How you doing, Wendy?
How you doing, what do you do?
(audience cheering) I’m in the International Guard and also work for the Postal Service. Very nice. Well, I guess you need a break. I do.
Thanks for spending it here with us, you having a good time? Yes, I am.
Perfect. They told me you worked also a bar or something, too? No, not a bar. All right, the music was loud in the background. I thought they said, is that a hickey? No. (laughing) Just asking.
It’s not a hickey. All right, I’m gonna ask you a question about a celebrity. You notice how her hair though is pulled over, like she’s trying to pull a fast one on us. A star on the Walk of Fame, okay. Who is the first rapper to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Is it Diddy, I mean Puffy, damn, I never call him Diddy, Puffy, LL Cool J, or Queen Latifah? Go. I think it’s only right that a lady did it first, so Queen Latifah? Absolutely.
(bell ringing) Here you go.
(audience applauding) Queen Latifah got her star in Music in TV and Movies back in 2006. But for you, you’re going home with a gift card for dinner for Fogo de Chao. Enjoy, good food.
Thank you! We’ll be right back.
(audience applauding) Yay, thanks, Wendy! (upbeat music)
(audience whooping) I love Michael Rapaport, and he’s gonna be here tomorrow. I’ve got you covered with the juicy Hot Topics. I love you for watching today, and I’ll see you next time on “Wendy,” bye.
(audience applauding) (upbeat music)
(audience whooping) ♪ How you doing? ♪ How you doing? Nice. (chord ringing)