ELLEN DEGENERES is arguably the GOLD STANDARD of daytime talk show hosts right now . . . but yesterday, WENDY WILLIAMS pulled a real baller move to up her game.
Wendy was hosting a live broadcast of her show . . . and since it was Halloween, she was dressed as the Statue of Liberty.
Toward the end of the show, she started introducing a costume contest, but she FAINTED dead away.
The show went to a commercial break. But when it was over, she was back to finish the show. She said, quote, "That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume, and I did pass out. But, you know what, I'm a champ, and I'm back."
(Here's video of her fainting, and coming back. The look on her face before she goes down is actually kind of scary . . . the way she just knows something bad is about to happen.)