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(audience applauds) How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay today. Let’s get started. It’s time for Hot Topics. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) (audience whoops) Mm, mm. Thank you for coming. I love you too. Thank you for goin’ outta your way. So tonight is Wednesday. Of course, Real Housewives of New Jersey. Lotta you don’t care anymore. (audience laughs) I feel an obligation in a weird kinda way. Teresa loses it. We’ve got a clip, okay? You’re gonna see the rest of it play out tonight. But remember a few weeks ago, Danielle pulled Margaret’s ponytail? Yes. But the ponytail didn’t move. (audience laughs) Okay? That’s a good one, Margaret. And then a drink was thrown on her, a margarita. And then last week, Danielle told Melissa that Teresa was the one who told her to pull it. So Melissa of course, the grand liar. (audience murmurs) No, I hate to say that because when she was spendin’ all that money, Season One. Teresa. Teresa’s the grand liar. No, I’m sorry. Teresa’s the grand liar. Look, she was just here. Damn. (audience laughs) I need to stop watching. Everybody looks alike to me. (audience laughs) Okay, so tonight, Melissa reveals the truth to all the ladies. It’s really disgusting ’cause Melissa gets caught out there. Teresa gets caught out there. (laughs) (audience laughs) I’m not watchin’ this. What else is coming on? I’m not watching. I can’t be involved. (laughs) Right. All right, you all just pay attention. Here you go. She’s saying Teresa told her to pull Margaret’s hair? I don’t believe it. (dramatic music) You would never do that. Is she lying? (dramatic music) I don’t even, I remember her saying somethin’ to me. I don’t know. (dramatic music) I was drinking and everything happened so fast. You (beep) love this girl so much that you’re gonna (beep) just let her hurt me? You have been goin’ bad for her since day one and look what the (beep) she just did to you. Wow. I mean I feel bad. I hope they don’t use this. (dramatic drums) They are gonna use it. (dramatic music) (clattering cups) Wow. What did she throw that for? She’s pissed at the producers. Oh (beep). (dramatic drums) Ooh. Okay. That’s what Teresa does. This kinda stuff I don’t wanna see is what I meant to say. You remember the first season, she was spending all of that money. She was really cute and adorable with the daughters and stuff. We believed that the money was legit. We thought it was crazy that she was paying stacks of cash for the furniture. A life to be envied she was living. And now, I’ve forgiven Teresa for whatever I’ve ever thought weird about her. She’s lost Joe. She’s got these four daughters. She’s out here just tryin’ to make it on her own. And I feel bad for her. I didn’t wanna see the part where she says, where’s that tape? We don’t have the “Get her” tape that just played? The “Get her” tape, wait, what part? “Attack her, get her.” Oh, oh, oh. No, it’s in the Bureau but we don’t have that part. She was whispering in Danielle’s ear like “Do it, do it, pull her hair.” Yeah, yeah. See, this is Teresa sayin’ “Do it, do it.” Exactly. I don’t wanna see this. ‘Cause to me, that is the old, crusty Teresa (audience laughs) that makes you say I don’t feel sorry for you at all. (audience applauds) Just saying. I was reading something about Joe Gorga though and his real estate thing. I don’t wanna talk about it. Me neither. ‘Cause Melissa was just here. Uh-huh. The Gorgas, they’re a good family. But apparently, Joe is bein’ accused of some faulty real estate mess. This came out like the day, oh, you saw it, sir? Okay. That came out like the day after she was here having lovely conversation on our cheap and cheerful show. (audience laughs) And then it was either that night on one of the ETs or something or the next morning, you and I saw. Oh wait, no, no. Don’t make Joe Gorga crooked. Come on now. Anyway, it’s the finale tonight, so if you can tolerate one more night, everybody, Real Housewives of Jersey tonight at eight, early enough on Bravo. (audience applauds) I know it’s not National Celery Day but I feel as though it should be or somethin’. (audience laughs) Ugh. I feel very Christian in this. (audience laughs) Thank you. It’s Ash Wednesday. Yep. (audience applauds) Today was not the day for go-go stylings. God is watching. I’m not Catholic so I don’t do the ash, but I don’t like to be left out of a movement so I have given up, I decided, I changed it from salami. That’s easy.
Uh-huh, yeah, right. I was gonna give up salami for lent. 30 days, right, 30, where are the Catholics? (audience murmurs) 40 day, all right, I can do 40 days with no salami, but I said no, that might be too easy. So instead, I’m gonna combine giving up salami, which I had for breakfast this morning. (audience laughs) Dripped the little piece of salami juice right here on my dress. It dripped right in there. ‘Cause it’s all oily and stuff. I just like to roll it up. Forget the sandwich part. Heat it in a little bit in the microwave so that pot of juice is sittin’ in the middle. (audience murmurs)
(audience laughs) But I ate what I did for breakfast and I threw the rest away. There were only like two more slices. And then that’s it for salami for 40 days. And I’m also giving up beef. Oh. Just for, yeah. I can do that. (audience laughs) I don’t eat a lotta beef so it shouldn’t be too hard. I’m not gonna give up candy. Please. (audience laughs) That’s a food group. Oh no, no, no. And I was thinkin’ about cheese but I was like no, ’cause cheese makes everything better. No, no, cheese must stay. Suzanne, I know you’re Jewish but you also have a Catholic streak in you. Yep. At least four times a week. Yes. We don’t give up anything. Nah-huh. (audience laughs) You know what, there are a lotta bad Catholics around here at Wendy. Uh-huh, a lot. I have not seen one ash. Nope, me neither. Not one. Nope. Couple of people said they’re goin’ ’cause the church doesn’t close until seven. Exactly. In the suburbs sometimes nine o’clock. They say they’re goin’ later on. We’ll check tomorrow to see if there’s anything. No, ’cause you have to [Inaudible]. Oh, and then they take a shower, right? Yeah. If you still have the ash then you’re funky. Uh-huh. (laughs) Ew. (audience laughs) (some audience applauds) Are you gonna give up anything? Now you’re Baptist? I’m Baptist, yep. Okay, me too.
Born and raised, right. But still, so what? Be a part of the movement. All right, what are you giving up? How ’bout I give up alcohol I guess for, that’s a big commitment. 40 days? Yeah, for 40 days. Okay. (audience applauds) Are you serious? Yes. I can’t believe I’m saying this on TV. (laughs) You have your chance to change your mind before Hot Topics is over. Okay. (laughs) It’s a big commitment. All right, well, I’m gonna move along but pay attention to what I’m talkin’ about. Okay. At the same time, think maybe you wanna swap out that. Right, right. (laughs) ‘Cause if you saw the debate last night, that’d make you wanna be on. Right. (laugh) Right. Because they all were, apparently. Yeah. How horrible? So the Whitney Houston hologram, everybody, kicked off its tour last night. (audience murmurs) In England. And the reviews are, well, one person said “Didn’t we almost have it all? “Yes, darling, but not tonight.” Oh. Another person said, “It’s not right and it’s definitely not okay.” (audience laughs) People found it creepy and just totally blowing their minds with the creeptivity of the whole thing. It wasn’t two hours, like we were originally led to believe, thank goodness. It was one hour. So you go in there for one hour, you take a look at something maybe you’ve never seen in your life. Whitney, or the hologram, was mostly backstage. Not in back of the stage but way back there, while the background dancers did most of the thing. And the Whitney hologram was basically just shuffling her feet. But Whitney wasn’t a dancer to begin with. I do mind the hologram. I don’t mind going just to spy on it. Like I told you, stay there for 10 minutes, just to see the creeptivity of it all. To me, that does look like Whitney. (audience murmurs) It looks nothin’ like her? (audience murmurs) Well, for a hologram. (audience murmurs) Well, her cousin, Dionne Warwick said that she’s angry about it and so is Clive Davis. They want it shut down. In the meantime, her brother, Gary, who’s married to Pat Houston, the commandeer of the dance. Anyway, Gary was supposed to be listed as? A background singer. Or was it Michael? No, it was Gary. Okay, Gary.
Was the background singer. But he wasn’t there. And Pat is, I’ll say it again, I think that this is just a total money grab and this is so creepy and weird. Opening act was Rob Green. Do you know who Rob Green is? No. Neither do I, I don’t know. (audience laughs) I don’t know. Whitney had a live opening act. It wasn’t a hologram. That’s him, Rob Green. And probably, you all, probably was schemin’ Pat’s artist. Schemin’ Pat, tryin’ to… (laughs) A more money grab. No, I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s her artist or not. Nor do I. Right. (laughs) The Whitney hologram tour continues tomorrow night in Liverpool. Oh. (audience applauds) Did you hear about that Hot Pockets heiress? Uh-huh. (audience murmurs) I mean isn’t that a hoot? Now we talked about this story when it first came out but it was so long ago, you all might not have been payin’ attention to the whole college scandal. Maybe you were distracted with Bill Cosby or the now dearly departed Harvey Weinstein, who’s over at the Riker’s Island. Good morning, inmates. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) People got mad at me yesterday ’cause Suzanne, ’cause I asked you to please stop havin’ people clap. I know. But you realize what you did, right? Yeah, well– Wagmeister was here. This was a very monumental thing. And people who watch through the TV, they always hear my microphone is on. Joni does her job real well. But when you all clap as co-hosts, you miss out on the conversation that I’m having. So there are more people watching than you all in here. So technically speaking, this matters more, I guess, in passing a story. But for you all to be adequate co-hosts, I need you to hear what’s going on in here. So when she encourages clapping and then you all just start clapping, me and Wagmeister are still talking and she’s talking about something monumental for which I didn’t want anybody to miss a beat. So that’s why I was saying please– I know, and people were all mad. They thought you yelled at me but you were just– Yeah, well, pick a finger, okay? (laughs) Exactly. (audience laughs) Pick one.
(laughs) Exactly. I wasn’t yellin’ at anybody. I was trying to make sure that my co-hosts got the adequate information. So that they’re well informed, Norman. (laughs) Right. (audience applauds) So about this Hot Pockets heiress. Okay, so her father and her uncle discovered Hot Pockets. Who doesn’t like a Hot Pocket? Well, I don’t eat ’em anymore but especially if you have kids, that was like a food group. Then they came out with Lean Pockets when we thought we had to lose some weight. (audience laughs) And the Lean Pockets with the turkey inside. Anyway, the heiress was sentenced to five months in prison yesterday for her role in the college cheating scandal thing. Now to me, five months is not long enough, I’m sorry. This girl has grown up privileged all of her life. And sometimes, people like this need to be taught a more stiff lesson about how you just can’t run over the law while the rest of us pay. We’d be under the jail. Instead, she gets five months in jail. She’ll probably go to one of those Camp Cupcake jails. She’s 49 years old. Her name is Michelle. She was also ordered to pay a mere $100,000. Excuse me, no, she paid a mere $100,000, ’cause to me, this is not enough for goin’ to jail. You would think that she woulda paid millions and that’s why she’d be in trouble. But pay is pay. Our kids have to apply properly. She paid $100,000 for her daughters’ ACTs to be doctored. (audience murmurs) Now I don’t know what kinda daughter you have, but the SATs are way harder than the ACTs. (audience laughs) A lotta kids choose these days. I didn’t know what a ACT was when I did it. That’s all I took. In the Midwest, in Chicago, that’s all we took was the ACT. Well, that’s the easier test. I learned that when Kev was applyin’ to colleges. Right. He did okay on the SATs but he was applyin’ to schools who accepted ACT test scores, and he let me know that it’s a lot easier to take. Even his tutor, tutorin’ him for it, was like it’s a lot easier to take. So I don’t know what kinda dumbbell (audience laughs) daughter you have. So she paid $100,000 to get the ACTs doctored. And then another $200,000 to have one of her daughters named beach volleyball recruit to USC. Oh. The girl probably has never volleyed or balled in her life. (audience laughs) So all the mom at 49 has to do, right, go to jail for five months. She’s paying a $250,000 fine. And I guess she’ll be on probation. Look, dummy, you had the world at your feet. You’re the queen of all Hot Pockets. Well, you know what, I hope you learn your lesson from this. This was definitely not worth it. No. (laughs) Dummy. (audience applauds) It wasn’t worth it. She starts serving her sentence on April 7th. Look at this, she’s got a whole month to pack up her diamonds. (audience laughs) Khloe’s got that friend, Malika, you know, one of those twins? (audience murmurs) Okay, this is her. I know, she looks really pretty pregnant. I don’t know who her baby’s father is. I don’t really follow her like that. OT Genasis. Who? A rapper, OT Genasis. (sings) “You need to cut it.” Oh.
Yeah. Oh, okay, oh, I know that. (audience laughs) Okay. Anyway, so they’re pregnant and she’s being mommy-shamed because she’s planning her mommy makeover before she gives birth. Malika posted a picture with her plastic surgeon saying, “I’m fully booked for my post pregnancy makeover. “I can’t wait.” And Instagram people are calling her spoiled and shallow. Gee, jealous much? (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Jealous much? Let me tell you somethin’, and she can go to the gym and she can go hiking and do all that other stuff, but if you have the money and you have the bravery and you’re not going into debt, your kids are still taken care of and there’s a roof over her head, why wouldn’t she? Look, I had two five-month miscarriages. By the time I got into that six-month with young Kev and I knew I was in the clear, the cerclage, sewed up my, there I am. Oh. Look, no, no, no. No, this was like a week before I delivered. I weighed 297 pounds and honey, at my sixth month of birth, I had the surgeon on the phone from bedrest. I’m like I want this, that, the, yes. You outta your mind? Nobody has time to gym down after this catastrophe. (audience applauds) Yeah. My promise was that I was gonna get it done and then promise myself never to have it untuck again. Like I swam this morning. I like to swim. I don’t do a whole lot of exercise but I do stuff. I push back from the table and I try to watch my stuff. I don’t wanna waste the money but yep. That’s 297 pounds. I only lost four pounds when I gave birth to him. (audience applauds) And I’m lookin’ like what the hell. I had all my stuff all. I had the full makeover line. (audience laughs) Mhm. Okay, so over in Staten Island, (laughs) the Mob Wife, Drita D’Avanzo, well, she got some really great news and I mean really great news, ’cause remember back in December, we told you that Drita and her husband were arrested when the cops were observing them from afar, had the search warrants all ready, ran up to the front door, boom, boom, boom. They opened the door like we’re not lettin’ you in, you don’t have a search warrant. They were like oh yes, yes, here’s the search warrant and we’ve been following you. They went in that house. Their 12-year-old daughter was there. They found weed, guns, scale, with some stuff on it. (audience murmurs) Of the white persuasion. Ziploc bags like ready to zip and lock and make business. Well, (laughs) the news that Drita found out is that all the charges against her and her husband were dropped. Now how does that happen? (audience applauds) I mean I’m happy. I’m happy. But how do they observe you from afar because your nosy neighbors called ’cause the nosy neighbors called the FBI sayin’, this is bigger than the Staten Island police, okay, we are seein’ all kinds of activity goin’ on at this house all the time. They’ve got a child living in there and you all need to come over here. So instead of them going right to the house and knocking, they observed them for like a month or so, right, from across the street in unmarked cars. I guess down low, with a periscope. (laughs) But he’s still facing federal charges. So now he’s probably still on probation. I’m not exactly sure. I mean we’ve only known him for being a criminal. And she likes that type. But Drita is free. Look Drita, I don’t know, and how’s your 12-year-old daughter, can you imagine the Feds coming in there screamin’ and yellin’, scales tippin’ over, weed fallin’ out everywhere? (audience laughs) Guns, bullets. The hell? (audience laughs) All right, everyone, look, it’s National Celery Day. We’ve got more great show for you. (audience applauds) Up next, Finesse Mitchell is on the couch for the first time so grab a snack and come on back. (dance music) (audience cheers)
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