Wendy Willams to headline at Philly Pride
by: Steve McCann,
May 8, 2012
Wendy Williams, the Queen of all Media
Philadelphia, PA - Wendy Williams, the Queen of All Media, will be headlining Philly's Pride Parade and Festical on June 10, 2012. She will be chatting with the audience and filling us in on all the behind-the-scene happenings and gossip, plus she will answer audiance questions sent in before hand.
Wendy Williams has always been a big ally to the community but has only recently been hitting the pride circuit. She kicked off New York Gay Pride last year to an excited crowd.
"Stay true to exactly who you are. Now, don't get me wrong, the only caveat is: everybody isn't ready for who you are. Make them come around to who you are," she said with a strong voice. "But, if who you are is catty and nasty, now that needs changing."
Modeling her style after shock-jock Howard Stern—even dubbing herself "The Queen of All Media" in homage to Stern's title "King of All Media" - Williams proved unafraid to weigh in on the lives of her listeners, who numbered around 12 million. For those who called in, Wendy offered up advice and tough love.
But it wasn't just with her fans that Williams exercised honesty. Her guests, too—some of them celebrity heavy-weights—were never coddled. In 2003, Willliams and Whitney Houston went at it on-air as the show's host asked the singer about her drug history. Williams later patched things up with Houston, but made no apologies for her interview style. "My bark is worse than my bite...by being tall and outgoing, people mistake that for being overpowering, overbearing, loud and being a bully," Williams later told The New York Times.