Vanessa Williams is Joining The Good Wife

vanessa williams joining the good wifeVanessa Williams is joining The Good Wife. The former Ugly Betty star will reportedly have a recurring role when the hit CBS drama returns for its seventh season on October 4.

Vanessa will play a character named Courtney Boalt, described as an extremely successful, self-made businesswoman who shows an interest in backing Peter Florick’s campaign for United States president.
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Vanessa Williams Lands ‘Fantasy Life’ Pilot

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Former ‘Ugly Betty’ star Vanessa Williams has been tapped to star alongside Kevin Connolly in the new Fox pilot ‘Fantasy Life,’ which is based on the memoirs of ESPN fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.

Vanessa, whose last starring role was on ABC’s ‘666 Park Avenue,’ will reportedly take on the role of Terry, the “bold and pragmatic SVP of Programming” at a major sports network and a woman not to be crossed.
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Vanessa Williams Is Moving To Wisteria Lane This Fall

Here is some great news for all you “Desperate Housewives” fans, singer/actress Vanessa Williams has officially signed on to join the cast this fall. This is definitely a gansta move by ABC to breathe life into the ailing drama and reminds me so much of when the network brought on Diahann Carroll to do the same for Dynasty back in the late 80s.

Vanessa is expected to become a series regular and according to the show’s creator Marc Cherry, “She’ll be moving into the neighborhood to cause trouble in all the ladies’ lives.” Vanessa’s character will make her debut during this season’s third episode.

Vanessa Williams New Album+Promo Shots

Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams is back with a new album. The “Ugly Betty” star will release her first solo album in over four years on June 2nd. “The Real Thing” will be Vanessa’s 13th album (her first for Concord Records) and features two original Babyface written & produced tracks; “Breathless” and “Just Friends”. Vanessa recently shot a video for “Just Friends”, which you can view here. Promo shots from the singer/actress have also been released and those you can view on the next page.
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Vanessa Williams Gets A Gold Star

… and not just any gold star. After 20 plus years in the business Vanessa Williams, America’s first Black Miss America, has finally gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.It was 1984 when Vanessa had her crown taken away because of nude photos she posed for while in college, but oh how time and success have changed things.Check out Vanessa below as she comes full circle and proves that you just can’t keep a good woman down.
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Vanessa Williams: Back On Top

Vanessa L. Williams is on a breakneck schedule as she races back and forth between her children in New York and the shooting of her ABC series “Ugly Betty” which tapes in Los Angeles.

She’s happy that the network is accommodating her responsibilities as a single mother to a brood of four by allowing her to work only three days a week on the Hollywood version of the wildly popular Colombian show, in which she’s playing a manipulative magazine editor.

But she’s anything but thrilled that she’s been thrust into the position of being a bicoastal mom.

“I live in New York,” she says. “My kids are in school in New York. And I was under the impression the series would shoot in New York. I don’t go out for shows that shoot in Los Angeles. But that’s the way things have turned out. You just make the best of what you have. I love the show. We’re all getting along great and, well, I commute home each week.”
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Malinda Williams to Co-Host New Talk Show

Are you guys ready for another ‘The View’ style talk show? Well, Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network hopes you are and is ready to unveil ‘Exhale,’ a weekly chat fest starring actress Malinda Williams, former Essence editor Angele Burt-Murray, ‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae, stand-up comedienne Erin Jackson and journalist Rene Syler.

‘Exhale’ will have an eight episode run starting June 27th and will feature guests like A.J. Johnson, Lance Gross and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Aspire is carried by Time Warner and Comcast, so if you have either of these cable providers, do support ‘Exhale.’

Malinda Williams Wins Big

“Soul Food” actress Malinda Williams is today celebrating her Best Actress win at the American Black Film Festival, courtesy of her role in the controversial Russ Parr film “The Undershepherd.”

Malinda plays the role of Cassandra, a woman being abused by her power hungry husband, who also happens to be a pastor (Isaiah Washington).

The film also co-stars Elise Neal, Lamman Rucker and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Check out a clip of the film below, and congrats to Malinda.

I’m so happy to see Isaiah working again. He is a brilliant actor and was one of the few good brothas in Hollywood who hadn’t completely sold his soul.