Popular TV Host, Wendy Williams has been honoured with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The entertainer received the 2,677th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, October 17.
Wendy appreciated her family, fans and her “loyal, hard-working staff” at “The Wendy Williams Show.” in her speech.
Her words, “If I don’t laugh, I’ll cry, so I’ll keep it light and laughter-y,”
“Jack and Elvis and Mitch and people have said throughout the day … I’m successful because I’ve done things my way. No, not exactly. It’s because I’m a good listener to advice, and if I don’t like the advice, then I do things my way.
“I did not know I would be a talk-show host, but I liked the chit-chat — I’ve always liked the chit-chat,” she said. “When they told me, ‘It’s going to be a live talk show,’ I was frightened — frightened. Doing it by myself, I had no problem with because most of my career I’ve been by myself. Even in a room full of a thousand people, I always feel like the person who doesn’t belong.”
“My son is here with me … he’s only 19, he’s only known me as Mom with the microphone, and then Mom in the headlines, and Mom saying out-of-order stuff,”
“So, this star means everything. Because now he’s got something to look at and say, ‘My mom did it.’”
Congratz to her.
Wendy Joan Williams (born July 18, 1964) is an American television and radio presenter, businesswoman, writer, actress, fashion designer, and media personality. She has hosted the nationally syndicated television talk show The Wendy Williams Show since 2008.
Prior to television, Williams was a radio DJ and host and quickly became known in New York as a “shock jockette”. She gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities and was the subject of the 2006 VH1 reality TV series The Wendy Williams Experience which broadcast events surrounding her radio show. She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.
She has written a New York Times best-selling autobiography and six other books, and has created product lines including a fashion line, a jewelry collection and a wig line. On her 50th birthday, the council of Asbury Park, New Jersey renamed the street on which she grew up Wendy Williams Way.
Williams was born on July 18, 1964 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She is the second of three children born to Shirley and Thomas Williams. At age 5, she moved with her family to the Wayside section of Ocean Township, New Jersey. Williams graduated from Ocean Township High School, and from 1982 to 1986 she attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in communications and was a DJ for the college radio station, WRBB.
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