Vanessa Williams Video Interview On Her Book 'You Have No Idea,' Nude Playboy Photo Scandal, 'Ugly Betty'
For three decades, Vanessa Williams, 49, has entertained audiences as both a recording artist and actress. Whether belting out such ballads as “Save the Best For Last,” and “Colors of The Wind,” starring on Broadway in Kiss of The Spider Woman, or making life miserable for her employees as Wilhemina Slater on Ugly Betty, Williams has earned a reputation as a multi-faceted performer.
RuPaul, 52, surprised fans and contestants alike on this week's RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race by refraining to send any of the four remaining queens — Chad Michaels and Shannel, who make up the group "Shad," and Raven and Jujubee of "Rujubee" — home.
Last night's episode of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race featured "real girls" Kelly Osbourne, Kady Z and Jillian Hervey (the daughter of Vanessa Williams) singing RuPaul covers at the episode's finale with the contestants that were respectively paired up with them.
In 1983, Vanessa Williams became the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America, but the personal and historical milestone was quickly tarnished when Penthouse magazine revealed that it had bought and planned to publish nude photos of the aspiring actress and singer.
Donna Summer, long held as the "Queen of Disco," has died of cancer at the age of 63, according to CBS News. "We are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy," Summer's family said In a statement Thursday.
When one door closes, another opens, and for Vanessa Williams, it looks like she'll be moving into Wisteria Lane this summer. Williams, whose last show Ugly Betty was recently canceled, will be bringing the drama to the set of Desperate Housewives in the fall season.