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Wendy Williams on Natalie Cole’s past drug addiction and moving forward

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still_unforgettableWendy: Natalie, you’ve been a big sister in my head, and I’ve explained what that is, I went through a thing, and you were already over your thing with drugs in a lot of ways, and, I don’t know, we come from similar families regarding much is expected and there’s no room for mistakes especially being black in this country and trying to move ahead and do things. Your mother and your father put down such a thing for you and you messed it up with drugs.

Natalie: A couple of times.

Wendy: But you got it together.

Natalie: Yeah I think that it’s a path, unfortunately when you‘re in this business, everything that you do is magnified and you can’t be wrong, there’s so very little grace that being in this business gives you. You have to find you own way. You have to get tough. You have to get a tough skin but underneath you still have to have that spirit, of passion of love and being able to say to yourself ‘I’m still ok.’ I’m trying hard and I’m going to get there one of these days, but ‘I’m ok.’



Taped live in New York, The Wendy Williams Show combines the latest buzz and hot topics with a diverse mix of celebrities from the arenas of film, music, sports and television. Williams' bold personality and irreverent and witty commentary on life make for a groundbreaking talk format that entertains viewers and quenches their thirst for honest, enlightening and entertaining television. A successful radio personality and author, Williams' show delivers even more Wendy to her loyal fan base across the nation and introduces her to an even broader audience. Whether she is offering real advice during her "Ask Wendy" segments, providing her take on the latest headlines during the always surprising "Hot Topics," or getting up close and personal with headline makers, celebrities or everyday people, Williams' fresh approach and love of life and laughter shines through in every hour.
 

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