“The Wendy Williams Show” Launches Nationwide 17-City Summer Tour In South FloridaBy Lisa Cilli

MIAMI (CBS4) – South Florida fans of “The Wendy Williams Show” should head to the Pembroke Lakes Mall Thursday afternoon as the popular daytime talk show host kicks off a nationwide 17-city summer tour right here in South Florida.

The “Say It Like You Mean It Summer Tour” will launch August 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the Center Court at the Pembroke Lakes Mall, located at 11401 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines.

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Williams will meet with fans and new friends at the free event.

“The Wendy Williams Show” airs locally on WBFS/TV33 weekdays at 3 PM.

Williams rode into town Wednesday on a specially designed and decorated bus which was parked overnight at the WFOR/WBFS Studios in Doral.

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Click here for an exclusive look inside of the bus.

Click here for photo gallery of Wendy Williams at CBS4/TV33 studio.

Fans of “The Wendy Williams Show” will recognize some signature items traveling with Williams, including her beloved Wonder Woman mug and Shakeetha the wig head.

“I am ecstatic about the ‘Say It Like You Mean It Summer Tour,’” said Williams. “There is no better way to make new friends than to visit them during the summer, and invite them to come and have some fun with us in their city.”

The “Say It Like You Mean It Summer Tour” takes its name from a line in the theme song from Williams’ popular show, and it encapsulates her sense of authenticity and the honesty that she brings to the show and to her guests. “The Wendy Williams Show” begins its third season in national syndication on September 12, 2011.

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For more information on both “The Wendy Williams Show” and the “Say It Like You Mean It Summer Tour” please visit www.wendyshow.com.