Talk show host Wendy Williams has become an influential voice on daytime television. When Williams greets her colorful co-hosts with "How You Doin'?" every morning, fans know that they are going to get some sassy Hot Topics, fun interviews and wild "Ask Wendy" segments.
This year, The Wendy Williams Show kicked off its ninth season and reached the milestone 1,500th show. To celebrate this occasion and prepare for Season 10, Enstarz is counting down some of the show's memorable moments from this year.
#10: Wendy At The Empire State Building (Air date: Sept. 19, 2017)
Williams kicked off season nine in style by lighting up the Empire State Building. Only a handful of media mavericks can say that they lit up the iconic New York City attraction. The Emmy-nominated talk show host flipped the switch at the Empire State Building on Sept. 18 at night, and the historic monument was lit in purple and pink.
#9: A Lego Surprise (Air date: Nov. 29, 2017)
During the latter half of her show, Williams mingles with her co-hosts. She also surprises fans when they least expect it. The Toy Bank, a non-profit organization that specializes in donating toys to kids in need, received a significant donation that will help out all of their participants: $200,000!
#8: Remy Ma Spills The Tea (Air date: March 3, 2017)
"My grandmother told me never to speak ill of the dead." Remy Ma stated on her March 3 interview on The Wendy Williams Show with longtime friend Fat Joe. The shady quote was directed to Nicki Minaj. Their appearance was one of Williams's most viewed conversations on YouTube with over 2.7 million views.
#7: Ivana Trump's First Appearance (Air date: Oct. 13, 2017)
Ivana Trump made her Wendy Williams Show debut on Oct. 13. The businesswoman spilled the tea regarding how she wrote her latest book, Raising Trump, without President Trump's permission. Trump also shared stories about how she raised the President's first three children and her alleged feud with the First Lady.
#6: Keeping Up With Jerry O'Connell (Airdate: Oct. 31, 2017)
Actor Jerry O'Connell always bring the show to a whole new level of excellence. He brought tons of frenetic energy to this year's Halloween show when he dressed up as all three pregnant Kardashians. Williams also tried to ask O'Connell his opinion about losing the Live with Kelly gig to Ryan Seacrest, but O'Connell dodged the question perfectly.
#5: The Nick Cannon Hour (Airdate: April 27, 2017)
Media personality Nick Cannon became the very first celebrity guest to co-host the entire show with Williams. The Wild n' Out host shared his opinions on Hot Topics and honestly answered questions regarding his superstar ex and mother of his children: Mariah Carey.
#4: An Exclusive Conversation With Lamar Odom (Airdate: June 28, 2017)
Williams's exclusive sit-down interview with former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom racked up over 2.4 million views. The former Reality TV star opened up to Wendy regarding his history with the Kardashian clan, overcoming addiction, and how he rebuilt his life.
#3: 50-Year-Old Virgin (Airdate: Sept. 22, 2017)
"I'm a 50-year-old virgin, and I am proud of it. I grew up in a very strict household, and I always wanted to wait until I was married until I had sex. I get all the time that I am crazy to wait until I am married to have sex. How do I get the haters off my back?" said Evette, an audience who asked Wendy during the Season nine premiere week. For the first time in nine seasons, this particular Ask Wendy left Williams speechless.
#2: Explaining The Fall (Air date: Nov. 1, 2017)
"People were commenting online that I was having a stroke or a heart attack, I had neither." The Emmy-nominated talk show host fainted on live television during her Halloween show. Williams's honest and personal explanation about the moment that had the internet buzzing as she explained what happened after the taping.
#1: A Sit Down With Diddy (Airdate: June 29, 2017)
It was the interview 20 years in the making as Sean "Diddy" Combs sat down on Williams' signature purple coach. The nearly 20-minute interview between the two titans featured numerous topics such as fallen colleagues, their healthy lifestyles, and Combs's film: Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story. Both moguls brought their A-games and their conversation was one of the best daytime television interviews this year.