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Wendy Williams visits ‘Drop Dead Diva’ set, preps for ‘Dancing With the Stars’

DANCING WITH THE STARS - WENDY WILLIAMS - Called a "breakthrough in daytime" by The New York Times, Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of her daily, syndicated program, "The Wendy Williams Show." Touted by People Magazine as one of the "best shows of 2009," the critically-acclaimed series now has the distinction of being "must-see TV." She joins TONY DOVOLANI, who is back for his eleventh season. A star-studded cast filled with celebrities across a variety of genres are set to compete each week on the dance floor in the spectacular two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/LOU ROCCO) WENDY WILLIAMS, TONY DOVOLANI

DANCING WITH THE STARS - WENDY WILLIAMS - Called a "breakthrough in daytime" by The New York Times, Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of her daily, syndicated program, "The Wendy Williams Show." Touted by People Magazine as one of the "best shows of 2009," the critically-acclaimed series now has the distinction of being "must-see TV." She joins TONY DOVOLANI, who is back for his eleventh season. A star-studded cast filled with celebrities across a variety of genres are set to compete each week on the dance floor in the spectacular two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/LOU ROCCO) WENDY WILLIAMS, TONY DOVOLANI

Wendy Williams flew into Atlanta from New York yesterday for a day trip. Why? She is playing the role of a judge for an upcoming episode of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” to air sometimes this summer for the series’ third season.

I caught up with her for a few minutes to talk mostly about “Dancing With the Stars.” She joined the cast this spring and will be dancing the chacha this Monday.

Stuck on set all day in Peachtree City, “we still haven’t gotten a chance to visit Mary Mac’s Tea Room,” she said. “I’m so mad, I want to spit! I Twittered when I took off in New York. I thought for sure someone who follows me could have sent me something.”

Overall, she said she’s feeling good six days before “Dancing With the Stars.” “I’m not scared to reveal myself in my costumes,” she said. “I don’t know what they’re cooking up.”

When I noted that Kendra Wilkinson said she’d like to wear as skimpy a costume as ABC Standards & Practices will allow, Williams said she won’t be demanding that.

“She’s 25 and tight,” Williams said. “I’m 46 and loose!”

“My goal is to shake what my mama and the doctor gave me!” she added.

Not that it’s been easy.

“My feet hurt!” she said. “I can’t even wear flats on my feet.”

She said when she was invited, she said yes despite her busy schedule. She is still shooting her daily syndicated talk show, though she’s on hiatus this week.

Williams said she has been prepping for a few weeks with Tony Dovolani and just got her song for her chacha (but can’t name it). “It’s off the hook!” she said. “The song applied more pressure on my shoulders than I ever have in my dancing career.”

“For a first-dance song,” she added, “if I don’t kill this song, the blogs will go crazy on me!”

Despite her crazy schedule, she still hopes to see her 10-year-old son as often as possible. (Her husband is her manager so he’s always around.)  “I begged God for a family and a career and I have been blessed with both. I won’t give up without a fight,” she said .” I’m still doing homework and making home-made lunch and home-made dinner. I don’t do any of it real well. I just want you to know, I am doing it… all!”

Now does she think she can win the mirror-ball trophy? She demurred.

“I feel like we’re all winners because we were all invited to what is a national treasure,” she said. “I was flattered. I feel like a winner already… I just don’t want to go home first!”

Here’s the video interview:

33 comments Add your comment

Wita

March 17th, 2011
8:02 am

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LiLi

March 17th, 2011
11:27 am

I Love Wendy and will be watching.

Build a bridge and get over it

March 17th, 2011
11:45 am

Wendy is my friend in my head!! Love you Wendy and thanks to DVR I can catch EVERY show…especially the 1 hour of HOT TOPICS!!

J-J

March 17th, 2011
11:46 am

I will be watching DWTS–but Wendy??????????????

Tee Tee

March 17th, 2011
12:00 pm

I luv WENDY!!!! Go gurl and good luck !

Ta

March 17th, 2011
12:04 pm

I love Wendy and the wau she approaches life!!!

Her

March 17th, 2011
12:04 pm

Wendy Williams has a captivating personality, that is great. I’ll be watching!

Just Me

March 17th, 2011
12:07 pm

Hey Wendy…. how you dooooooin?

purpledaisee

March 17th, 2011
12:12 pm

I love Wendy!!!

Senina

March 17th, 2011
12:15 pm

Hey Wendy……Do you!!!

EB1986

March 17th, 2011
12:27 pm

Love Wendy- can’t wait to see her on the stand. Yikers. so fun

Debby22

March 17th, 2011
12:42 pm

@ Build a bridge and get over it. Wendy is my BFF too-in my head.

dmb

March 17th, 2011
12:48 pm

seriously, who cares.. she’s sucks.

urban reneck

March 17th, 2011
12:54 pm

she’s a man, baby!!!

Sarah

March 17th, 2011
12:56 pm

I LOVE!!!!! Drop Dead Diva! When will the episode be on? I need my DIVA fix!

cl

March 17th, 2011
12:59 pm

Mad because one of her twitter fans didn’t deliver her something from Mary Macs to the set in Peachtree City?
Oprah maybe but Wendy Williams?
Diva is right.

Daniella

March 17th, 2011
1:16 pm

The only thing I love more than Wendy Williams? Drop Dead Diva!!!! And together??? I think my fan girl head just exploded. LOVE!!!!

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Nikkicola

March 17th, 2011
1:38 pm

I love Wendy; She’s so real and cracks me up – She’s VERY entertaining!

Oh, and for you shallow jerks – She’s not a dude… you jackasses saying that must be a bit light-in-tha’-loafers. If you don’t dig her then… good for you; That’s your choice. It’s ignorant to talk poorly just because she’s not your cup of tea.

'trtainmntatitzbest

March 17th, 2011
1:43 pm

Did she really sound mad to you, that was a major plug for Mary Macs Tea Room. Can you folks ever look for a positive spin on anything. Here’s a woman who loves life and people, she probably did get the treat from them while on set. Wendy is a celebrity and so is Oprah.

cl

March 17th, 2011
3:07 pm

I’m stuck at work. I’m so mad I want to spit. Could one of my Twitter followers bring me a big steak from Ruth’s Chris?
There’s a major plug for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

sad

March 17th, 2011
3:53 pm

That was an AWESOME interview.. I loves loves loves Wendy… How you doinnnnn?

onlychild64

March 17th, 2011
5:55 pm

I love Wendy!!! She has been doing her thing for awhile now! I hate it when her show is in hiatus!!! She is so fab & entertaining. I thought DWTS was taped in LA, wasn’t aware it was taped in NYC!!!! Go WENDY!!! I will be cheering you on!!!!!

Connie

March 17th, 2011
6:05 pm

Practice is wherever it needs to be for the stars.The professional dancers go to them, wherever need be. DWTS does take place in LA.

bern

March 17th, 2011
9:02 pm

i can not see wendy dancing two left feet but i think it will be funny to watch

AML

March 17th, 2011
9:38 pm

What the world needs is more Wendy…..love ya… stay real and I look forward to
watching you rock what your mama and the doctor gave ya….be blessed!!!

lp

March 18th, 2011
1:07 pm

you losser’s Wendy is rich I repeat Rich so she must be doing something right.I dont care if she is an alien I loooove me some wendy alllll Right .

Michele B

March 18th, 2011
2:11 pm

Luv Wendy. I will be watching so I can vote for her. She is my friend in my head, too!!

bern

March 18th, 2011
8:48 pm

your suppose to vote for good dancing and good efforts which i am sure she will do if she does not fall

Deke

March 19th, 2011
12:40 pm

She looks like Thulsa Doom from the ‘Conan’ movies.

red ryder

March 21st, 2011
9:02 am

better be careful on those spins or she knock down her partner with those big store-bought knockers!!

t-bird

March 22nd, 2011
12:21 am

OMG, I just watched DWTS and (I love Wendy), but she was horrible. I’d say one step above Macy Gray. It was hard to watch. Wendy please get together, relax, and have fun or you may be one of the 1st to go.

bern

March 22nd, 2011
11:38 am

sorry your the first to leave horrible girlfriend