You know, last week when I posted the story about Oprah Winfrey writing a letter to Wendy Williams to clear up the rumor that she and Gayle King weren’t the best of friends anymore, I thought to myself, Oprah watches Wendy?? Well. Seems like there might have been a damn good reason I felt that way. Gayle King called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to pretty much say Wendy is a lie and the truth ain’t in her.
Last week Tom Joyner discussed the story on air with co-host Sybil Wilkes and comedian J. Anthony Brown. And who was listening? None other than Gayle herself.
While the “TJMS” crew was joking about the situation and, unbeknownst to them, repeating falsehoods, King told them she “almost fell off my treadmill listening to you all this morning. J. Anthony Brown has been drinking a big ol’ glass of haterade!”
Lemme pause here to say that Gayle saying “haterade” is hilarious. Read the rest of what she had to say and what Oprah told her, when you continue…
“The letter that I heard Wendy read – I didn’t see it – I know Oprah never wrote a letter to Wendy. I said [to Winfrey] ‘I’m getting all these messages that you wrote a letter to Wendy,’ and she goes, ‘Gayle, you, more than anybody, knows that that’s not true,’ number one. Number two, when Wendy was saying, ‘You know, I think it’s gonna put a dent in their friendship?’ When this opportunity was presented to me – and make no mistake; it is an opportunity – the first people I talked to were Oprah, my son and my daughter. And I said, ‘I don’t know; I don’t know. They approached me, but I don’t even know if I should entertain it,’ … [Winfrey} said, ‘Are you kidding? This is so what you do, the news is what you love … you would be crazy to pass it up!’”
After lovingly lashing Joyner and Brown – and praising Wilkes for dismissing the rift rumors outright – the newly-minted co-host of “CBS Early Morning” admonished them: “You can’t believe everything you hear and read!”
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