Ricki Lake jumps off the couch and struts across the expansive set of her new talk show in a pair of killer black YSL Trib Toos.
"Divine taught me to walk in high heels," she says. "He said, 'Honey, I'm gonna show you how to walk in those things.' He wasn't very nice to me in the beginning, but that was the one thing he taught me."
That was when she burst onto the public scene at 18, chubby, a bit frumpy and perfect for the role of Tracy Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 "Hairspray," the original — and edgier — vehicle that later spawned the glossy stage and movie musicals.
Walking lessons from her costar, legendary drag queen Divine...