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(audience applauds) Thank you for watching. Say hello to my co-host, my studio audience. Thanks. Mhm. How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay, let’s get started. It’s time for… Hot Topics. Let’s go. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) (audience cheers) Hello. Right, Suzanne? Amazing. Look, I even– I don’t know what that is but that is amazing– I didn’t know what it was. It looked horrible on the hanger. It’s gorgeous. Thank you. You’re welcome. Wow.
I don’t know what this is but I like it. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) We got the whole order mixed up, okay, which means the entire staff is ready for a nap. (audience laughs) Okay? We got lunch for breakfast, so that means that we were all eating barbecued chicken, brisket. Mac and cheese. Mac and cheese, collared greens, cabbage. What the hell? I got the -itis, right now. (audience laughs) Oh my gosh, Suzanne, right? I had two pieces of cornbread with that butter, slabs of it. Yeah, that was the sweet butter. Yes, it was amazing. You didn’t eat any chicken or any of– Oh, I had the brisket. And the mac and cheese.
That’s what I’m sayin’. It was unbelievable. Don’t you want a nap? Yes, I want a nap. You got a couch. You have two couches in your office. Exactly. I was laying on one about 10 minutes ago. Believe me you. (audience laughs) Let’s get this show done so we can all go home and take a nap. Yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) So there’s a big story that is apparently dividing the country. Why we don’t care, all right, I don’t. (audience laughs) It’s not even our country. It’s Kate Middleton and Prince William. Oh. Okay. So apparently, they were doin’ some sorta press and Kate, or well, Meghan rather, wait, no, Kate, that’s Kate. Right, the boring one. So Kate appeared to shrug him off on the BBC for The Berry Royal Christmas. Is that a shrug off? Do it again. I thought it was a shrug off too. (audience murmurs) Yes, yes. Normally, when somebody touches you, you either lean into it or touch them back or something. But that was, clap if you think that was a shrug off. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Okay. They’re boring to me. But he’s gonna be the next king and Prince Harry and Meghan, they’re always holding hands, and apparently, there’s no particular law with the Royals. You are allowed to show public display of affection. It’s just if you wanna show it or not. But to me, all these couples are pushed together, except for Meghan and Harry. He swooned her and she spurned him. And then he came back, he kept comin’ back. So to me, this is the only genuine Royal couple that falls in love like the rest of us do, not being put together, you know what I mean? (audience applauds) I like them but the way Kate shrugged William, it’s like when Melania.
Melania. Shrugged Donald. President Trump, yeah. Okay, we saw that. Okay, look, look, okay. Okay, she swatted that hand thick and hard. Get away from me. (audience laughs) Mhm, mhm. (audience applauds) Look, and just to make it extra saucy, Willie doesn’t know this who gets my outfits, but look, I ripped a hole in my fishnet, just to make it real dirty. Yeah. Just to make it real disgusting. Yes. Right? (audience laughs) Disgusting. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) By any means necessary. (Suzanne laughs) (audience laughs) I didn’t ask for this life but I’m gonna ride it till the wheels fall off. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) That’s alls I’m saying. Hi boys. So (laughs), oh my gosh, and then I had the Open Pit Barbecue Sauce and my favorite hot sauce, and I turned the heat up in my office to like 90. It was so warm. Oh my God, right, and you were in there right before the show. (laughs) Right. (laughs) And I lay in there with a turban and a robe. (audience laughs) Like I’m really home. Not even realize I have to come out here and bust down. Right. (laughs) Anyway, so Cuba Gooding Jr., okay, I’ve known about this man since forever but no one would ever listen, and then, I only liked him from the “Friday’s” movie, and then after that, I knew a little bit more about him and what I found out about him is what’s being alleged these days. These girls coming out of the closet with all the touching and the disgusting behavior. He was that guy even back in the 90s when I was yappin’ on the radio, but nobody believed, skirt alert. Oh. (audience murmurs) (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) All right, fine. Apparently, the lawyer’s back from maternity, well, she’s sittin’ up there in the booth. Who’s doin’ that talk? Alison. Alison? Uh-huh. Oh right, the fill-in lawyer with the red hair. Yeah. Uh-huh, red, red. Ah, give it back. Uh-huh. (audience laughs) Uh-huh. (Suzanne laughs) Anyhoo. So right, once upon a time, there was a girl named Wendy and she always heard stories about this actor named Cuba Gooding Jr., but I only knew him from “Friday’s” until he went on and he did, said the money– He was in “Friday.” I mean not “Friday.” “Boyz In The Hood.” “Boyz In the Hood.” Right. Sorry. Another one of my favorite– And “Jerry Maguire.” Right, and “Jerry Maguire”, but by the time he got to “Jerry Maguire”, see, that was that Tom Cruise fame. And so all of a sudden, he became somebody that nobody who was listenin’ to me really cared about, so I just stopped tellin’ the stories but I would be getting the information behind the scenes, and the information was always like he’d be the guy to rip a shirt off in the middle of the bar and toss it over his head and grab women by the, that, right there. That, right there. That’s Cuba since I knew back in the early 90s, but I stopped talkin’ about it ’cause you all didn’t care so all right, fine. Anyway, fast forward to today. Last week, seven more women came out accusing him. Oh. Yes, dear. Seven more women came out accusing him. He’s up to 22. Oh. Okay. Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein is free and braggin’. (audience murmurs) I am so lost with all these cases. I just say lock them all up. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Days later, Cuba, okay, now this is after the seven women came out last week. Here’s how stupid he is, right, and his girlfriend, Claudine, who, by the way, to me, is along for the ride. Claudine used to be married to Robert De Niro’s son. Oh. Exactly. Well, now, look, I guess the child support alimony wasn’t good enough so she had to get back out here in these streets. (audience laughs) And that’s who she landed on. So Claudine De Niro somebody or another is out with her boyfriend, Cuba, days after seven more women came out to implicate him. In other words, 22 in total. And according, oh, they were in Miami, by the way, and according to our friends at Page Six, you know what, you’re gonna stop messin’ with me, Boof. Oh wait, no, that’s not you, that’s booth. Never mind, take that camera off him. (audience laughs) I get so confused. He danced behind the DJ booth. Oh. With his girl. And then got on the mic yellin’ “Show me the money.” Oh. Yes. Yes. In the club. (audience murmurs) Oh, he’s dumb. Put him away please. Yeah. Put him away. (audience applauds) I’m gonna tell Suzanne what you just said. (laughs) What? No, nothing. In the commercial break. I’ll tell you during commercial and then you guys can fight it out on the side of the stage. Okay. It’s worth a fight.
We will. Yes, you did say something and I saw exactly what you said. (Norman laughs) Hi boys. (audience laughs) Anyway, okay, so now, here’s another controversy going on. I don’t even understand why there’s a controversy. The Jonas Brothers are being slammed because they were part of the tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the greatest bands ever in life. They bridged the gap between race and color and all that other, religion. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Really. So the EW&F, right, they were at the Kennedy Center Honors. It aired on Sunday night. I didn’t see this. Did you see it? Clap if you saw it. (few audience applauds) Oh, how civilized. (audience laughs) While the rest of us are watching fightin’ reality TV, you’re watchin’ that. Earth, Wind & Fire, first of all, they’re the first black group ever to receive this honor. (audience applauds) Yeah. And John Legend performed “Can’t Hide Love”, you know that song. Even if you don’t know the title, you know that song. (audience applauds) And then Ne-Yo performed “Shining Star”. Right? (audience applauds) All right, Boof, make yourself useful during commercial. Can we have an EW&F set? (audience laughs) His head was down like he was sleepy. You got the -itis, right? Yeah, I do. (laughs) Yeah. And then, so here come The Jonas Brothers. They closed out the night with “Boogie Wonderland”. Wow. And people were mad because they were like why isn’t a black group performing, why are The Jonas Brothers performing. Everything is not black and white, but things are black and white in this world, but I’m just saying, The Jonas Brothers are one of the biggest boy bands right now. Earth, Wind & Fire are legendary, something that The Jonas Brothers haven’t even kissed. But it’s an honor for those boys to be able to hit the notes and stuff like that. And people were sayin’ they weren’t hittin’ the right notes. They didn’t even know the words. You don’t have to know all the words. That’s what they got the prompter for, attention Wendy staff. There’s a particular song. (audience laughs) No, no, now look-a-here, we’re about to have our Christmas party, where everyone is lit. And we’re doin’ karaoke, by the way. Not everybody, you don’t have to do it. It gets boring after a while. All you wanna hear is DJ music. But there’s a song that I wanna perform and only Boof knows because yeah, no, you printed the words for me, but you know I know most of the words. I practice every day. We play it behind the scenes here at the show. And I’m gonna sprawl across the bar. Look, look, look, and so Jason Baptista, who’s our party planner for every party, Suzanne, he goes to me, “All right, Wendy, I’m gonna have a stick mic for you.” I’m like, “No, I’m not gonna stand up.” I said, “You get me a mic with a string “and I’m gonna lay down with somethin’ like this.” Uh-huh, all covered up but slunk back. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yes. Right?
Yes. Push my boobs together. Yes, yes, yes. Uh-huh. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yeah. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Yeah, and even though the song has been out since the 80s, I’m gonna need prompter assist. So where we going with this? The Jonas Brothers did a great job, I’m sure. The thing about Earth, Wind & Fire, here’s where I get stuck on stupid, right. “Do you remember “the 24th day of September” or is it “21st night of September” or the 26th, and so no, you all already reminded me, for those of you who are like me, you didn’t know, ’cause nobody in our Hot Topics meeting knew either, it’s the “21st night of September”. Whenever I’m out in public and I’m singing that song, I always go like this (audience laughs) when the date comes up ’cause I’m like. Right. (laughs) “The 21st night of September.” Anyway, Jonas Brothers, I’m sorry people are, you know what, Jason Derulo and his anaconda are here. (audience cheers)
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(audience applauds) Okay. And I wanna ask him about The Jonas Brothers, is he offended that they performed the “Boogie Wonderland”. No, I have to keep asking him questions, otherwise, my eyes’ll slip. (audience laughs) All the way down. Nope, not gonna do that, no, no, mm-mm. Anyway, so there’s this horrible report out and I immediately, this is what I like about new life ’cause I can just ring somebody up on the phone, my friend, NeNe, right? So I’m sittin’ in the office and I’m with my Hot Topics producers before the show and they had a report for this Hot Topics that I’m doin’ right now that NeNe may be getting fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta. (audience murmurs) And I said “What?” Now I haven’t talked to her in a moment so I have no idea what’s goin’ on. Well, Bravo, minutes before you guys came in the office, you found this out, right? Yep.
This is like breaking news. Uh-huh. Okay, Bravo is reportedly considering replacing the aging cast members. (audience gasps) To attract a younger audience. And they say that NeNe is anxiously awaiting her fate. So I called her up on the speaker phone, landline, put her on the speaker. “Neens, everyone can hear you, what’s goin’ on?” As usual, she was doing what? (laughs) Shopping. No, she was in hair and makeup. You didn’t hear her. No, I thought she was out shop, oh, never mind. No, she was in hair and makeup, right. So she says, okay, we quoted her. She’s “not anxiously awaitin’ anything”. (audience laughs) She says they can phase her out “anytime they want” and she “would not lose sleep, child.” Oh. She added the child at the end. (audience applauds) And then she goes on to say “The Housewives are like soap operas. “People come and go but the fans love the original stars.” Yes. The way you love Victor Newman. Uh-huh, and Luke and Laura, right? (laughs) And then I was like “Okay, girl, bye. “Where are you?” She says “I’m in your city. “Call me later, bitch.” (audience laughs) “Okay, bye.” (laughs) So funny. Norman says that he could watch her until she’s 90. But that’s when you grow with people and when you see people, just like a thing. I like Eva Pigford but I hate her storyline. I don’t even like her on the show. Like bye. And she’s a younger cast member. And then NeNe goes “Well, if they’re gonna start “phasing out aging Housewives, “they’re gonna have to phase Cynthia before me”, ’cause Cynthia’s older than her, see. Oh. NeNe will give you a good read in 32 seconds flat and you won’t even realize you’ve been read. (audience laughs) Disgusting. I love it. All right, so anyway, ow, and my leg is startin’ to fall asleep. Why does this happen? I don’t know. Brisket, the -itis. Ugh. So Kevin Hart’s havin’ a really good time right now. (audience applauds) He is. I don’t whether I put one in or not but I’m gonna put another. I’ll have a double. He’s now 40 years old and he’s opening up and telling people about his upcoming docu-series. It’s called Don’t F**k This Up. Well, for me, I almost forget about all the crap Kevin Hart has done, that you don’t even wanna be reminded of, otherwise you go back into mm, Kevin Hart, mm, what’s really good? But he’s bringing it up himself, so you forget about his homophobia and you forget about him cheating on his pregnant wife. I mean just take a look. Kevin was forced to come clean about cheating on his wife, who was pregnant, by the way. (Kevin laughs)
(upbeat music) You publicly humiliated me. I just kept saying “How the (bleep) did you let that happen?” And everything stops and you survive. When you’re truly (bleep) up. Shut up, bitch. The public perception is that he didn’t wanna apologize, therefore he is homophobic. Do you regret, do you wish you had done something different? Okay, let’s just stop it right here, because before people who judge and go Kevin Hart’s a (bleep), he’s an (bleep), I want you to understand that there’s a lot that you don’t know. (audience murmurs) To me, this is the worst idea for him to be rehashing all this. You’re in so many family movies right now. You got “Jumanji” goin’ on. You beat death careening off a cliff, which is still a sketchy situation in my eyes, but what was really good that night? But okay, but all right, it’s a six-part, not a one-part. This is a six-part docu-series. It’s gonna be released on Netflix on December 27th. The best part about that is that we’ll still be on vacation for the 28th. So I won’t be back here to talk about it ’cause I feel oily even talkin’ about this. Kev, come on now. (sighs) Okay. That’s it for Hot Topics. Oh. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) We’ve got more great show for you everybody. Up next, Jason Derulo is here. And he’s a snack so come on back. (dance music) (audience whoops) ♪ Feel, feel, feel it ♪ ♪ Feel, feel it-it ♪ ♪ Woo ♪