Today on "The Wendy Williams Show," the brassy host (and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant) got an exclusive TV interview with Aretha Franklin -- the first since her reported health issues. (There was some speculation she had cancer, but that doesn't seem to be true.)
But first this: in part 2 of the interview airing Thursday, Miss Aretha gets in a little dig at Halle Berry. Franklin had openly stated that she wanted Berry to play her in her biopic. Berry declined. Wendy asks her about that:
WW: You thought that halle berry would be great playing you, and Halle said something to the effect of ‘I can’t sing and therefore can’t do Ms. Franklin justice’.
AF: I knew she couldn’t sing, I never expected her to - and she was my first choice, but not my only choice.
WW: Do you still want Halle to play that role?
AF: I would like the person who is going to play me to be more confident.
Ouch! Don't mess with the Queen! Look at the video of that here. (Ree Ree doesn't even bat an eye as she makes her cut.)