Wendy Williams Memorabilia Is What Your Children Will See On Their School Field Trips
Let me first say that I really, truly like Wendy Williams. She's over-the-top, her show delivers pop culture news in a very entertaining way, and I love the phrase "How you doin'?" — complete with the appropriate hand gesture, of course. But! Did I expect her stuff would end up in, like, the Smithsonian? No, no I didn't, which is interesting because that is exactly what is happening. The Wendy Williams Show memorabilia will be in The Smithsonian in Washington, DC, specifically in the National Museum of American History.
On the show's Feb.7 episode, Williams welcomed Smithsonian curator Dwight Blocker Bowers to officially donate her items including the outfit she wore on her first episode, a pink bedazzled microphone, one of her signature wigs, and a script from the show's 500th episode. Williams said of the honor, "I feel like it’s an out-of-body experience. Going down in history. I can’t believe it." We can't either, Wendy, but go you!
The museum is looking to expand it's collection of daytime television artifacts and Williams is the first talk show host to donate — news that she finds out during the segment on her show. Currently, the museum contains a number of props from popular prime-time shows and movies including the puffy shirt from Seinfeld and Dorothy's ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Watch below for Williams' emotional reaction to having her items selected for the museum and to find out what exactly a "diva fan" is.