Wendy Williams Celebrates Her 54th Birthday!
80’s Pop Diva Taylor Dayne Performs Live!
#MYGIRL! Television and Radio Icon, Wendy Williams, turns 54 years-old today! You may know Williams as the blunt and bold Daytime Talk Show host, but I know her as my role model. I’ve been following her career since I was first introduced to her in high school and have been an avid watcher of her show for the last nine years. Lucky for myself and fans alike: Williams is slated to run until at least 2020! Per usual, she publicly celebrated her birthday on her show with her parents, cohosts (audience), and a special guest, 80s music icon, Taylor Dayne, by her side. Wendy tearfully gave her opening monologue before she started her daily round of dishing hot topic Celebrity gossip:
“These are tears of happiness. Because, you know when you turn 54 a lot of the time you don’t have people around you, or the people who got you to that age. You look for the things that make you happy. It’s not about gifts after a certain age. My husband and I still hold hands: We love each other very much. I turned a messy radio career into…this mess [her show]. How do I feel? I feel very, very happy. Like, mmhmm, wow. Sweet.”
Williams continued her show with potential gossip of Mogul, Beyonce, being pregnant with a fourth child, her usual segment giving advice in Ask Wendy, and a weekend hotel giveaway.
Joining in Williams’ birthday festivities: Elle Magazine interviewed her regarding her always being snubbed from the Daytime Emmy Awards. Williams doesn’t care that the Academy isn’t recognizing her for talent (probably because she’s a glorified gossip). She’s not here for trophies and critics: She’s here for the people. Williams tells:
“Who's a better talk show host? Don't have one! Don't have one! Will probably never get one. But it's okay. You know why? Because I've got the power of the people. I do the show from a place of good. With a kind heart. And nobody to pay my bills. I can't get slick. I need this job. I didn't grow up rich. I like it here on TV. With finery. I'm saying what I think. What I think, a lot of people think. They're just too afraid to say it. This show is exactly what I would be watching if I wasn't doing it. There's nothing out there forced."
Finally, to melt our gay hearts: Dayne performs Tell It To My Heart in celebration of Williams’ birthday and the 30th anniversary of the song. Literally, this is my favorite 80s song so I am in hog heaven right now. Dayne brings the absolute best energy into the room the moment she steps in. I will say her voice sounded a bit strained, but – she could sing the most of us under the table any day of the week. You’ve got to relive nostalgia check out Dayne’s performance below:
Make sure you say a Happy Birthday to THE Wendy THE Williams!