Wendy Williams to Host 2014 Soul Train Awards

Wendy Williams attends Wendy Williams 50th birthday celebration at Out Hotel on July 17, 2014 in New York City. Rommel Demano/Getty Images North America
Wendy Williams attends Wendy Williams 50th birthday celebration at Out Hotel on July 17, 2014 in New York City.
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Wendy Williams made a huge, confetti-covered announcement as she celebrated the next milestone in her career.

After being inducted into the Smithsonian and releasing a new book, one might think that Wendy’s year couldn’t get any bigger. Those assumptions would be wrong!

The chat diva brought out Dionne Warwick and Tony Cornelius, the son of “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius, to share some amazing news with her audience members today: Wendy’s going to host this year’s Soul Train Awards!

Millions of people watch Wendy every day now, but it turns out that Don was a huge fan of Wendy’s before he died. “My father always though highly of you. He always thought you were aggressive; you could make it happen Now you’ve become this media personality,” Tony said, explaining Don’s deep admiration for Wendy. “I’m announcing today, on your show, the host of the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards is the one and only Wendy Williams.”

Of course Wendy accepted the gig with lots of flair, and she vowed to deliver just as much when she hosts the awards ceremony in a few weeks! “I am so excited to be such a big part of such a big musical night. I’m going to give you razzle dazzle and costume changes and jokes for days!” Wendy promised while thanking Dionne and Tony. “I will not let you guys down!”

See how Wendy keeps the party going when The 2014 Soul Train Awards air November 30 at 8 p.m. on Centric.

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SOURCE: Hello Beautiful
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