Last night, TV One offered what is arguably its most entertaining hour of television ever and one of the best reunion episodes in reality TV history. Though R&B Divas: LA had already proven itself to be a step ahead of the original franchise in just a scant amount of episodes, the star of last night’s telecast isn’t even a part of the show. Yes, slow handclap to reunion host Wendy Williams, who harkened back to her days as the fiery personality behind the infamous and highly missed radio show, “The Wendy Williams Experience.” Wendy pulled back the veil she uses to schmooze the suburban moms who make up a sizable portion of her daytime audience and kept it good and funky with Kelly Price, Lil’ Mo, Chanté Moore, Claudette Ortiz, and Miche’le.
There was one cast member notably missing: The one who quit En Vogue, Lucy Pearl, and En Vogue again. Yeah, she quit the reunion show, too. Dawn Robinson couldn’t be bothered to attend the taping, using Twitter instead to articulate her frustrations. If I wasn’t already a big fan of Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron, I became one last night. No matter, though, because the show was fantastic with or without Dawn’s whisper. Catch that shade, sis, and y’all, get into this recap of the best thing ever (no hyperbole).--Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick)