After losing the People’s Choice Award for the Daytime Talk Show of 2019 to Ellen DeGeneres, TV host Wendy Williams was as gracious as ever. During a segment on her show the next morning, Monday, November 11, Wendy brought up the previous night’s awards. As she recapped the win to an audience member, she paid tribute to her friend and peer as she offered a sincere congratulations. Just kidding. You know Wendy, and you know she had some serious shade to throw.
“Did you watch the awards last night?” Wendy, 55, started to ask a fan, before interrupting herself to add, “Congratulations, Ellen, you won again.” Punctuating it with a hefty dose of sarcasm and an eye roll, the star gave the camera some side-eye. “Anyway, uh, uh,” she continued. “She’s the people’s choice. … Alright.” The audience laughed, but we’re pretty sure Wendy was dead serious.
She didn’t let being stiffed stop her from putting on a great show, however, and soon enough she was back to the rest of her segment. Of course, it was hardly news to the star’s audience that she’s the queen of call-outs. Over the years, she’s had pointed side-eye to share with plenty of stars, including Duchess Meghan (née Markle). In October, she slammed the member of the royal family for seemingly throwing herself a pity party in the wake of media criticism and speculation.
“Yes, you did. You knew exactly what you were doing,” Wendy said in response to a clip where Meghan claimed she didn’t realize what she was signing up for when she married Prince Harry. “And I applaud her plot-ation on the royal situation. But please, don’t try to garner sympathy from us. You knew what you were doing. … Meghan Markle, nobody feels sorry for you. You knew what you were signing up for, girl!”
In the past, the TV show host has even called out her own audience members. When a fan’s phone went off during a taping of her show, she didn’t hesitate to address the moment on camera. “Is somebody’s phone on?” she demanded on her October 8 show. “Get out! Get out! Turn that phone off now, sir. Ma’am. Whoever you are.” Though she walked it back a few moments later and admitted she’d been “overdramatic,” she still didn’t apologize. “Tickets are free,” she said, “but when you come here, you must turn your phones off.”
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