10:25 pm - 11/21/2012

Wendy Williams at long last, reveals the origins over her catchphrase "How You Doin"!!!

Wendy Williams sat down with BET.com's Clay Cane to dish on her biopic, the time Halle Berry tapped her breast, and her love for the gays, along with the source of her signature catchphrase.

"First of all, you have to say it like a drag queen," Williams told Cane. According to Williams, the catchphrase came about from her stint on a Philadelphia radio morning show, when a cohost would affect the voice of a gay character named Shantay. None of the other hosts wanted to engage with Shantay, so Williams stepped up with a sassy, "Hey. Shantay, how you doin'?"

"So now it's become my official catchphrase of the show," said Williams, "because what I found through the years, since the beginning of 'How you doin', is that it makes everybody laugh and smile, and it breaks up the room."

Williams also talks about the now-shelved biopic she and her husband began.

pikapika217 22nd-Nov-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
While I love this Wendy, there are times I miss the more ruthless Radio Wendy. Anyone else remember her VH1 show? She won me forever when she said 'paula abdul is looking like a hooker.....and I'm loving it!'. I miss the soundboard (especialy the horn after the phrase)& remember when she tried to ask Brooke Hogan when she lost her virginity XD
isntdaveone 22nd-Nov-2012 05:47 am (UTC)
mi_nion 22nd-Nov-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
I do. I also recall her radio days in Philly & Nyc. Back then any gay or thought to be gay celeb was called How you doin? or HUD

Gotta admire her skill in spinning that into a catch phrase.
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