How to Help the Gulf -- Daily Beast
She had with her a wheelbarrow of fifty wigs that she culled from her extensive collection of hair-do's ... So we looked up Wendy Williams from a year ago, when she was 45, and found interesting stuff.
Wendy's Wheelbarrow of Hair
Matter of Trust, which is gathering hair to sop up oil in the Gulf Coast, got a wheelbarrow full of help Monday when Wendy Williams donated some of her many, many wigs to the cause
Retrieved by Pat Darnell
In the following retrievals about Ms Wendy Williams for instance, her management aspires that she has a chance at daytime Talk Show, since she is so unique -- that is, she is not an OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, Clone.
For now lets all get buzz cuts and send our dread lochs to Matter of Trust oil spill clean up effort...
Arts & Leisure Preview: Wendy Williams, Wilco, ‘Humpday’ and More - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com
Wendy Williams, the radio and television host, in her wig room.
Wisdom, insights and random observations from this weekend’s Arts and Leisure section.
“Ones that might be thinning a bit because they’re older, I wear those if I’m outside washing my car in the driveway. Then you have a gym wig — a gym wig and a Target wig are the same thing — and the ones I wear to the mall on the weekend with my family.”Wendy Williams explains which of her wigs goes best with which occasion, as she prepares for her new television talk show
She’s Ready for Millions of Her Closest Friends
Broadcast live in New York and syndicated nationally, “The Wendy Williams Show” is a chance for Ms. Williams, who will turn 45 this month, [July 1, 2009] to expand her reach and her brand — without, she hopes, sacrificing her persona.
“People that I’ve talked to regarding the TV show, they’re asking: Who are your guests going to be? Am I nervous to go out there? What do you think America’s going to say?” Ms. Williams said in a recent interview in the pink-and-purple offices above her pink-and-purple television studio.
“I’m not overconfident. It’s just that I’m not caught up in that. What will be, will be. The die is cast. I can’t be anybody but me.”
“I like to say that Wendy has a brashness, a sassiness to her, that she’s loud in a very good way, in look and point of view,” said Lonnie Burstein, the executive vice president of programming at Debmar-Mercury, the production company behind the TV show.
(It also counts Ms. Williams and her husband and manager, Kevin Hunter, as executive producers.) “Whether she’s talking or you’re looking at her, you have to notice her.”
Reviewing the show when it was shown during a six-week trial run last summer, Alessandra Stanley wrote in The New York Times, “She has a bawdy and arch side, but she can be startlingly mean-spirited.” Oprah, Ellen, even Tyra Ms. Williams is not, though it’s also no secret that she aspires to one-name status
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“She is willing to let it all hang out,” said Rob Dauber, an executive producer of the show and a veteran of the Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O’Donnell shows. On the first of last summer’s episodes Ms. Williams pulled a Post-it note from underneath the lip of her wig. On another, congratulating a cameraman on the birth of a daughter, she said, “Kenny, you don’t mind if I say your sperm was frozen?” (“Uh, no,” Kenny replied.)
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Ms. Williams’s distinctive voice may be her strength, wrote Steve Sternberg, the executive vice president for audience analysis at the media-buying group Magna Global Entertainment, in an e-mail message. Ratings for syndicated talk shows, including Ms. Winfrey’s, have fallen in the last several years, so there is some room in the daytime market, he wrote. “Ordinarily clones do not work, but original, strong personalities can break through (see Ricki Lake, Rosie, Dr. Phil).” And of the 14 syndicated daytime talk shows now on television, 10 have an audience whose median age is 50 or above, he wrote, so someone who skews younger could be appealing.