Wendy Williams reveals how covering celebrities has gotten 'easier' over the years

Wendy Williams isn't afraid to tackle the topics that everyone else finds uncomfortable -- she never has been.

As the host of long-running talk show, "The Wendy Williams Show," the recognizable television personality has made countless headlines of her own with her colorful and no-holds-barred takes on pop culture's biggest Hot Topics.

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"That's my job -- to make people feel comfortable with things that aren't so comfortable," she explained exclusively to AOL Entertainment at a recent event with Allergan, Ironwood and the American Gastroenterological Association aimed at reducing the stigma around IBS.

As the so-called Pope of Pop Culture, Williams has made a career out of providing commentary on hot-button celebrity stories and saying what everyone else is thinking.

We recently caught up with Wendy Williams to talk about her ever-evolving career, the changing celebrity landscape and why she feels compelled to speak out on certain topics.

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Wendy Williams and her husband Kevin Hunter held The Hunter Foundation's third-annual "Dinner With the Hunters" at Bowlmore Times Square in New York City.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Wendy Williams attends the 50th anniversary celebration of Wilhelmina with co-host Patti Hansen on November 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for Wilhelmina Models)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: TV personality Wendy Williams poses in the VIP Lounge during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Wendy Williams poses for a photo on the observation deck after taking part in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building to celebrate the ninth season of 'The Wendy Williams Show' on September 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 29: TV personality Wendy Williams attends Wendy Digital Event at Atlanta Tech Village Rooftop on August 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Wendy Williams visits at SiriusXM Studios on July 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: American televison host Wendy Williams visits SiriusXM Studios on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Wendy Williams gets immortalized with her handprints on the wall of fame at Planet Hollywood during a celebration for her Hunter Foundation Charity that helps fund programs for families and youth communities in need of help and guidance at Planet Hollywood Times Square on July 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Actress Wendy Williams leaves the 'AOL Build' taping at the AOL Studios on April 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Talk show host Wendy Williams attends Build Series to discuss her daytime talk show at Build Studio on April 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: TV personality Wendy Williams attends Resident Magazine celebration at Lovage on April 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Television personality Wendy Williams enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on February 06, 2017 in New York City (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Television Host Wendy Williams speaks at the Vital Signs of Bowel Health Event at Apella on April 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Allergan)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Wendy Williams hosts the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Television personality and host Wendy Williams attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 446 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Seth Meyers gets interviewed by Wendy Williams on November 9, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: TV Personality Wendy Williams visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studio on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Wendy Williams attends the 33rd Annual Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Wendy Williams visits at SiriusXM Studio on July 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 9: Wendy Williams attends Pat Cleveland 'Walking with the Muses' hosted by Andre Leon Talley, Zac Posen, Anna Cleveland, Sean MacPherson, David Kuhn and Rachelle Hruska at The Jane Hotel on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Wendy Williams speaks on stage during the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Skylight at Moynihan Station on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 373 -- Pictured: (l-r) Wendy Williams during an interview with host Seth Meyers on May 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: (L-R) Andre Leon Talley, Wendy Williams, and Marc Jacobs attend as Marc Jacobs & Benedikt Taschen celebrate NAOMI at The Diamond Horseshoe on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs International, LLC)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Wendy Williams and Chief Operating Officer at Maggy London Inc. Jonathan Lefkowitz in attendance at Maggy Loves Moms Luncheon on April 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 11: Wendy Williams visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 11, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Wendy Williams attends the Keds Centennial Celebration at Center548 on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: Talk Show host Wendy Williams attends #HealthyHeartSelfie Challenge at Initiative New York Headquarters on February 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: TV Personality Wendy Williams attends AOL BUILD Series at AOL Studios In New York on January 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)
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How do you think the celebrity landscape has changed over the years that you've been covering it? Are celebrities less willing to make mistakes these days?

It hasn't changed for me, because there's more access! They're putting out more crazy moments, and even if it's not the top three that we love, it's the other three on the top 10 that we'll talk about. It's become easier and easier as a pop culture ... what do they call me at Hot Topics? As a Pop Culture Pope! They call me the Pope of Pop Culture. So, as the Pope of Pop Culture, I must say that with the internet and everyone just talking all the time, you've made my job much easier to get the information. Now, to filter out the BS, that's what the bureau is for. You filter it out, and I'm going to sleep. Talk to you in the morning. [Laughs]

How do you see your career continuing to evolve in the future?

Through things like this! I love doing the talk show, but I definitely want to continue producing outside projects. My HSN line is doing really well. I would love to be in company of people like Allergan -- things I approve of personally -- not that I lie about, because a lot of people lie.

How did you get involved with Allergan's Toilet Talk campaign? Why did you feel the urge to speak out on this?

Poop is a really big subject in my house and in my life. It really is. When Allergan came along, I thought it was perfect. I go every day, though I recall minor bouts of constipation here and there in my life. Also, [there's] diarrhea, which we all get here and there. But, for the most part -- 95 percent of the time -- I go twice a day [without a problem].

What would you say to people that would be embarrassed to talk about something like IBS?

Start with a doctor -- a doctor you already have in your fray. Loved ones don't necessarily understand. But, for instance, before this project had come along, I had ironically asked my doctor what the difference was between sinkers and floaters.

[Laughs]

Oh, you laugh!

I guess that's the natural reaction to what you said, though.

Yep. We had a regular conversation about it, and it wasn't a big deal.

Is it important for you to talk about more serious or uncomfortable topics like this in addition to what you're known to talk about, which are things having more to do with pop culture?

Yeah, that's my job -- to make people feel comfortable with things that aren't so comfortable.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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