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. Yep. There they are, my co-hosts. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) My studio audience. How you doin’? How you doin’? Ooh. (audience laughs) I’m doin’ great. Let’s get started. It’s time for Hot Topics. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) It is a very, very sad time for me right now. I need to share something with you. I’m very emotional. Just ride with me on my emotions, okay? Judge Judy is coming to an end. Oh. You’ve seen the story. I tried to do it yesterday. We always run outta time during Hot Topics. After 25 seasons. Do you realize, that’s most the half of our lives? Yes. Do you understand this woman has raised us to understand I’m not here for my beauty, I’m here for my smarts. (audience murmurs) Beauty fades. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Smarts are forever. And I don’t know about you, I watch Judge Judy at least once a day. (audience murmurs) Sometimes it’s between the re-runs of the Wendy Show here in New York. Judy, I watch me before I watch you but look, (audience laughs) when we go into commercial at four o’clock, I switch over to you and then I come back to me. And then I switch over to Harvey and then I come back to you and then me. (audience laughs) Or sometimes, with the insomnia sometimes, she comes on at four o’clock in the, have you ever seen Judge Judy at four, yes, four o’clock in the morning. Then you can always check her out like 10 o’clock at night, only I’m watchin’ the 10 o’clock news, but I go, when they go into commercial, I switch to, and she’s been a guest on our show and she whispered sweet nothings in my ear that I will never share with you. I will never share, I will never share. She is the coolest woman. Can we show my favorite shot of Judy? Oh, the lingerie? Excuse me. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Do you understand, this woman is 77 years old. She’s been married to Jerry since forever. He’s also a judge. They’ve got children and grandchildren. She makes $50 million a year. (audience cheers) But she’s retiring, and you know what, at 77, my seat woulda been very warm at that point. (audience laughs) I don’t even know how you survive till 77, Jude, I guess you just, but you know when I knew you were really, really sassy, other than the bikini shot, when you started wearin’ the ponytails. (audience laughs) Judy. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) And when she came, she was sittin’ on the couch, Jerry was sittin’ right over there in the front row, and then he came afterwards and we took pictures with each other and I was fanning out ’cause it’s Judy, but Jerry and Judy were so gracious, and Jerry’s like “I work out to you on the treadmill “in the morning.” Aw. So good morning, Jerry. Good morning, Judy. Here’s the thing everybody though, she’s been fighting with CBS. Now see, I had no idea about this. At 77 years old, I’m not fightin’ with anyone. (audience laughs) Though I got it mapped out. I got a soft map in my head about where I wanna be at 77. It’s not gonna be on TV, it’s not gonna be fightin’ with a network, it’s not gonna be wearin’ eyelashes and definitely not leavin’ the house unless I want to. (audience laughs)
(audience cheers) (audience applauds) Anyway, (clears throats) apparently, what she was fightin’ with them about is that they own the show, they own all the rights. That’s the good news for people like me ’cause I just like to turn on regular TV and I know, CBS, you’d be a fool not to do re-runs of Judge Judy. And she got $50 million a year, clean cash. She doesn’t own the show but she owns more than anybody else in daytime. You know what I’m saying. I don’t feel sorry, Argentina. (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) But here’s what her deal was. Her recent deal was she was doin’ Judge Judy, the $50 million, somethin’ like that, but they would also help her produce her own shows, and she has Hot Bench, which we like those judges. She’s got Hot Bench. Although that’s always in re-runs. Has that show been canceled? I don’t think so.
It’s always on. But it’s on every day. The same episodes though. Yeah. I don’t know, I don’t think it’s been canceled. Well, no, ’cause you’re busy scurryin’. Uh-huh, right, here in New York. It comes on at nine o’clock in the morning, yeah. Right, right. I watch Rosanna and Lori, tryin’ to learn about the news in my office. Go into Merrell’s office, he’s got on Hot Bench. (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) So we watch the Hot Bench. And she also was working on another drama called Her Honor. Now this is the one. Based on her life. (audience murmurs) Mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm. And some other stuff. But CBS apparently was just not payin’ attention to the other thing. Even though it’s in her contract, they weren’t honoring it. So now, Judy wants to take over her whole thing and her new show is gonna be called Judy Justice, which is probably gonna be Judge Judy except she’s finagling the words, probably for legal reasons. (audience laughs) But it’s gonna be on cable or Netflix. (audience murmurs) I don’t know, unless somebody’s over visiting, I don’t know how to get there. (audience laughs) So Judge Judy, I am mourning your loss. I will watch you in re-runs. I treasure and I honor you and Jerry and good luck. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So Ray J and Princess Love, everyone. (audience murmurs) No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no. They’ve got a very special marriage. They’ve got two children under two. One is only six months. Like three months, yeah. Three months. That’s even worse. (laughs) Right. ‘Cause they’re fightin’ like this in front of all of us? Okay, they’ve got like a three-month-old and a almost two-year-old. Together. They’re tryin’ to save their marriage and they’re doin’ it in a public way. They split last year after Ray J left her pregnant in the car service. Pregnant, with a baby in her arms, and he decides to get outta the car in the middle of the street. Left her stranded, okay? And so she went back to the hotel. Now they’re having a very private conversation for all of us to hear because this is, (audience laughs) listen, listen, listen, no, no. ‘Cause Princess Love says this is the only way that he will speak to her in such an honest way is if they get on TV. Oh. Do you understand what this TV does to some people? Oh. (audience murmurs) (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Yeah, they’re still alive. (audience laughs) No, no, this is our second run with these. Oh. Mhm, oh yes. Real. Mhm, beautiful. (audience laughs) Well, we have a flower refrigerator here. We’re not that fancy but we’re fancy enough. We have a flower refrigerator where we put the flowers in the refrigerator and then you open up that thing that looks like nose candy but you pour it in a flower. (audience murmurs) (Wendy laughs) (audience laughs)
(audience murmurs) Now you’re gonna stop laughin’ at me, sir. (audience laughs) ‘Cause only this crowd understands what you’re wearin’. Did you get on the subway like that? (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Happy birthday. Thank you for celebrating with us. Yes. Mhm. (audience applauds) (Wendy clears throat) Anyway, apparently, these two can’t talk in the regular house. They have to have a camera in front of them. So they want you to watch. Take a look. You don’t feel the need to have a serious conversation with me about what happened? (dramatic drums) You abandoned me. I abandoned you? You abandoned me. (dramatic music) All you care about is yourself because the rest of the stay, I don’t respect you. You’re not listenin’ to what I gotta say. Talk, talk. I didn’t block my one-year-old baby. I exposed you. But you don’t give a (beep). You keep talkin’ in circles. Then let me talk. (dramatic drums) I don’t understand why you cryin’. (audience murmurs) I don’t understand what’s goin’ on. (audience laughs) Two kids under two and you’re fightin’ in front of everybody on Zeus. (audience murmurs) Well, another place I don’t know how to go. Right. (laughs) Unless somebody’s over. They know how to push my buttons and plug it all. Right. (laughs) Clap if you’re watching. (audience applauds) Very nice. Okay. This is a rough crowd. They like to see the demise of relationships. (audience laughs) How dare you, how dare you, how dare you? (audience laughs) I thought you were more sophisticated than that, Byron Allen. Byron Allen over there in the pink. (audience laughs) Sometimes when I catch the insomnia, I wake up and his show is on with those comedians. (audience laughs) Anyway, look, it’s called The Conversation: Ray J and Princess Love. So I guess you’ll be watching. Norman is already planning his snack. (laughs) Yeah. (audience laughs) Yes. March 15th on the Zeus network. They’ve got everybody. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Blac Chyna, Tokyo Toni, Ray J, Princess Love. Joseline.
Joseline. Wait, now hold on now, they’ve got some good programming. Yeah, it’s good.
I’m running outta fingers to count.
It’s good. Wow. I’ve got to get my act together. (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) Now look-a-here, Drake. (audience murmurs) I look at a fluke as being something that just happened. ‘Cause I said to some of the younger people around here. I like to surround myself by people my own age, people older but people younger. I like an array of people to be my constituency to ask particular questions. So I was asking the young ones around here “What do you think a fluke is?” ’cause I know what I grew up on a fluke bein’. And they said, “Oh, a bad thing. “It’s a bad thing.” I said, “Is this already out here in the streets “and I’m missin’ out on a movement? “I don’t know the word.” (audience laughs) They said, “No, people don’t say it but that’s what it means “based on what Drake did.” I said, “Well, to me, “from the middle school,” not the old school, not yet, (audience laughs) “a fluke is a happenstance. “It could be good or it could be bad.” Like oh my gosh, I was having the worst day ever. All of a sudden, by a fluke, the most delicious sandwich entered into the office. (audience laughs) And my day was great. Or I went out with this guy, thought it was really gonna work out, but the fluke, he was terrible. (clears throat) A fluke, you have to do context clues. Remember that, context clues? (Norman laughs) Did you grow up on a context clue, Nortman? Yeah. Yeah. Sound it out. Right.
And then a context clue. Comprehension and all that, right. (laughs) Of course, of course, of course, of course, we’re civilized. (Norman laughs) Drake fans are calling him garbage for calling his baby’s mom a fluke. Oh. Okay, no, no, no. Drake has a new song that’s called “When to Say When”. Okay, in there, one of the lines is “Baby mama fluke, but I love her for who she is.” So fans, they dug all in his booty. (audience laughs) Like who are you calling your baby’s mother, like babies are a gift from God. Like who are you? But you know what, she was a fluke. That was a one-night stand. He rolled up in that. (audience laughs) Probably wasn’t wrapped up. And that’s a fluke. So Drake haters, don’t hate on him. He’s using the word correctly. This was not a relationship. (audience applauds) Look here, Blac Chyna, you hear exactly what I’m sayin’. Yes, over there at the end. Mhm. Look here, Blac Chyna. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Look, look. (laughs) Look. She was a fluke. It might seem harsh and it might seem horrible, but they have a son. They have a son who’s two years old and kids are not a mistake, ’cause if you ran up in her and didn’t use a condom or her booty was just so phat and you were so tossed that you couldn’t control– (audience gasps) And we’re a loose crowd here. I’m very disappointed that we had to use the W’s but you see the rest, okay? You can see naive Drake seein’ her after midnight when nothin’ good goes down. Suzanne? (audience laughs) Uh-huh. A good one and done. Uh-huh, that’s it. That’s a fluke. Yep, yep. Forgettin’ about the condoms. Yeah. And she was ripe. And she was– Uh-huh. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) It’s all I’m sayin’. (audience laughs) (audience murmurs) She looks a lot older here though. She looks like 45 or somethin’. Yes, definitely. There.
Definitely. But not in that booty picture. No. Yeah.
No. Yeah, she just needs to stay backwards for the, well, no, no. (audience laughs) Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. She’s a neck-down. (audience laughs) Or as Brendan would say, no, ’cause we learn from the best, (audience laughs) butter face. (audience laughs) You know who our teacher is. Yes. Mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm. Anyway, fans are defending Sophie and saying she’s there to protect Adonis’s identity. Now I have got to say, she’s been a really good baby’s mom. She hasn’t put the boy up on the Gram or done anything crazy with him. She stays really quiet. But you know what, that’s because you know he is peeling. He is peelin’ to this fluke. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Yeah, Corey’s comin’. I mean he’s here, he’s here. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Mhm, mhm, mhm. You want your kids to be famous. Well, let me tell you something, this old Corey Feldman, he’s been singin’ the same tune as long as I’ve known him and when he comes out here, he’s gonna teach you about you wanna be famous. Mhm. Uh-huh. And the stats are a lot bigger than… (audience laughs) Well, the rest of it’s kitchen table talk, but the point I’m making is you listen to Corey because this is how you get done in this greasy showbiz business. This is a greasy ass business. Oops. (audience murmurs) I’m sorry. It is. (audience applauds) No, no, no, sorry. And entertainers, you always get the raw contract in the beginning. I’ve been behind a mic for almost 35 years and let me tell you, I’ve been done raw. It’s a thing. But you just wanna hold on and survive until you can go back and get them, see? And then you survive and then you’re grown and then you’re like mm. But, I’m gonna tell you something. (audience applauds) Megan Thee Trainor’s another one goin’ through it, see. She’s 25 now but she was only 20 when she signed her first, I mean Megan… (audience laughs) It’s okay, Wendy, you’re okay. (audience applauds) It’s okay. (Norman laughs) But you’re here, sir, so you see what I have to deal with. I do see it, I see it. I’m out here, I’m sweating. I’m tryin’ to remember stuff. I’m hosting, I’m producing. It’s a lot to remember. A lot to remember.
Yes, it is. And it’s all loud. (audience laughs) I mean you don’t see it through the TV but you through the TV judge me ’cause I say Megan Thee Trainor. I meant Megan Thee Stallion. Okay, okay. (audience applauds) Anyway, she’s battling her record label. Look, over the weekend, she claimed that she went to them to renegotiate her contract, because from the bust out of “Hot Girl Summer” and that was the first song I knew of her doing. I didn’t know anything before that. But that was everybody’s summer jam. Hell, I think it might be a winter jam. (audience laughs) But she’s made quite the name for herself. But she signed one of those dumb contracts. She got a $10,000 signing bonus. No, not shesh. That’s nothing. (audience murmurs) For what she’s achieved for the record label, okay? And then the split, according to sources, first of all, the label said no, we’re not renegotiating anything with you. That’s right. And they said not only that, we’re not even going to release your music. Nothing. (audience murmurs) So this girl is sitting here being an international superstar with that $10,000 signing bonus, been, gone. It was a 60/40 split. They get 60% of what she makes and she gets 40%. But her part of the 40%, she had to pay hair, makeup, wardrobe. Jesus. Plane tickets for everybody. The room service. Oh, you wanna stay at The Ritz? Not at the Motel 6? Well, you know what. And when you’re a superstar and you’re young, you go along. Even when you’re old sometimes if it’s all new to you, you go along with that, and you don’t realize until you get your first check from the label and it’s only $5. And you’re like well, hold on now, now hold on now. (audience laughs) And then they pull out a spreadsheet that says no, you had to pay for this, this, that. That new Dior dress you wanted? Yeah, you paid for that and this. All those car service, I mean you were in LA for five days and you used a car service, had it waiting for you 24 hours. You also had security, three of them staying at your house. You had to have a house big enough for them, you paid for the house. You paid for the security, you paid for the car service. This is so disgusting. Between this story I’m telling you right now and when Corey Feldman comes out here, you’d better rethink your plan about this business. (audience applauds) I’m just sayin’. I’m just saying. It’s disgusting. Oh, by the way, she is in school. She’s studying medical? Health administration. Health administration. (audience murmurs) Yeah, well, so she has something to fall back on. Doesn’t make as much money but at least that’s a good pension and a steady little job. Not to say she’s gonna be a health administrator. But here’s what she had to say. Take a look. All I did was ask to renegotiate my contract. Then it became a big, old thing. When I signed, I didn’t really know what was in my contract. I was young, I was like 20. Soon as I said I wanna renegotiate my contract, everything went left. So now they’re tellin’ the bitch that she can’t drop no music. Wasn’t tryin’ to leave the label, wasn’t tryin’ to not give nobody money that they feel like they entitled to. I just want a renegotiation (beep). I just wanna drop my music, man. Free me, tell ’em. Somebody tell ’em. Free Megan Thee Stallion. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) My thought about her makin’ the statement and doin’ all this is that this was really brave and I do feel like she’s gonna come out on top. But you gotta pay close attention to this story because she’s not talkin’, just flappin’ her jaws. This is real. Yesterday, she filed a lawsuit against her record label. (audience murmurs) The judge granted her request, allowing her music to drop on Friday. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Now from what I understand, it’s not a full album, it’s only a couple of songs. I hope the songs are as good as “Hot Girl Summer” ’cause now, the pressure’s on even more. In order to show ’em, Megan, you gotta show ’em through your talent. And you know what, and get that degree and stay in school. (audience applauds) I like her. I like her. In the meantime, everybody, look, I gotta skedaddle. Well, just from here. (audience laughs) They gotta pull out the couch and set it all up because Corey Feldman is here. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So grab a snack and come on back. (dance music) (audience cheers)
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