[BLANK_AUDIO] We have some big news to share. We have a very special announcement. You know Essence for our great celebrity interviews in the magazine and here on Essence Live. And now, drum roll please guys. [SOUND] Woo! We have a brand new podcast, and it's called Yes, Girl. [LAUGH] And it posted by these three lovely ladies. Now Corey, tell us how Yes, Girl came about. Well we love podcasts, Yolanda and I love podcasts, and so we would always talk about podcasts. And one day we were like, we need to have a podcast. So then we just start getting together, thinking of ideas. Charlie is the idea queen. So she was like, okay, we need to have a [UNKNOWN] and we need to do this and we need to do that. So, we partnered up with digital media, Time inc. We found the spare time, which is between two and three am for us. [LAUGH] Okay. Yeah. [LAUGH] And we started planning this out and the responses we've gotten from the celebrities who want to be on our Podcast has been absolutely amazing. I'm so excited, I love love love you guys just talking in this conversation. So I know its gonna be good. Yolanda, what do you think sets this podcast apart from every, every other ones. I think for us is that, people already come for Essense like, its like beloved His face. So, people come and like, you know, lot of celebrities come, they let their guard off, we're just hanging out and we're just finding out more about you that we may not find out about you in very official interviews, it's just us having a really good conversation and they open of more than I've seen anywhere I can't wait, and let me [UNKNOWN] I love that some of the celebs have come like makeup free, no make up, just with their Uggs and a coffee, ready to [CROSSTALK] I love that, and as our resident's relationships guru, I know we gonna hear some love stories, so our people Kind of opening up with you about their love lives? Yes, and girl we are digging in. Yes. Because black women, we have some really unique love stories to tell. And honestly, we still don't have a lot of places outside of Essence that are really telling them. And we have celebrity love stories, and really digging in on those little nuggets But also just real couples, what's it like to be a Christian couple in 2017 or what's it like to meet your man traveling overseas? Those nuggets and we're gonna grab them. Yes, I love that. Now I follow all you all on Instasnap and instagram So I saw a few but can you guys tease some of the celebrities that we can expect to see on the podcast? Yeah. Yeah. Okay, who's your faves so far? [LAUGH] [UNKNOWN] Megan Good, Devon Franklin for sure. Niecy Nash was one of my favorites. Yes. As was Bill Bellamy. Yes, girl. I know that's a throwback but Bill Bellamy is- Hilarious. Funny as As the kids say, AF. [LAUGH] Yes, [UNKNOWN] He had us in tears, it was a moment. Yeah, I have two, [UNKNOWN] who's the break out of insecure. Her story of just how she's a DMV girl like us. Hey, DMV. Yes, DMV county. Why do we->> Pretty girl reality. Yeah. Of course we do. [LAUGH] She came and talked but then also Kim Kimball, celebrity hairstylist. When she brought blessed oil for our edges. Pray for our edges. It was a beautiful prayer. [CROSSTALK] I believe it, now but do we have a clip that we wanna share from one of the interviews. So here is Niki Nash talking about how she realized that she wanted to be a comedian. Check it out. When I was five years old, I saw the most gorgeous black woman I had ever seen in my little five years of living. And she had on a long red dress and her eyelashes looked like butterflies. I said, Grandmamma, who is that? She said, baby, that's Lola Falana. And I felt like in that moment My destiny will stand on the canvas of my imagination. Boom. I looked at my grandmother and said that's exactly what I want to be. I want to be black, fabulous, and on TV. And I stopped answering to my name. And if you didn't call me Lola, then you wasn't talking to me. That's how I felt about it. [BLANK_AUDIO]
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It’s happened to every A-list star. Nicole Kidman’s dress straps broke at the Oscars, Lenny Kravitz ripped the crotch of his pants while he was performing on stage, and for Niecy Nash, she had a malfunction while she was on her way to the premiere of the 2014 film Selma.
“I was going to the premiere for Selma, and when the girls zipped me into my dress, the whole thing burst and fell apart,” Nash told PEOPLE about her worst getting-ready experience. “I just fell face forward on the bed and cried. They calmly got me in something else, but I was a wreck.”
But when it comes to awkward red carpet experiences, that wasn’t as bad as the last time she found herself completely starstruck. “At an awards show, Billy Dee Williams came up to hug me, and I accidentally said, ‘I would have my tubes untied to give you a baby,’” she recalls of meeting the singer. “He just said, ‘You’re a very funny lady.’ It just slipped out.”
Fortunately it’s been smoother sailing right now as the actress, 47, promotes TNT’s new nail-salon-set (yes, you read that right) dramedy Claws, but revealed that a wedding vows renewal might be in her future. “I think at some point I’m going to renew my wedding vows because I always see that in my dreams. The good thing is that I still like my husband [Jay Tucker]. It would be bad if I didn’t like him that much, but he’s still my boyfriend.”
Reported by Julie Jordan