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20 Years Later, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Disney's Pocahontas

Disney's Pocahontas Has Been Painting with All the Colors of the Wind for 20 Years

Originally posted 06/23/2015 01:55PM

Whether you were one of the kids clamoring to see the next Disney animated epic or one of the adults chaperoning those kids to the theater, you may be surprised to know that Disney's Pocahontas was released 20 years ago this week. Time really flies when you're busy growing up and stuff.

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Ugly Betty

PHOTOS: Ugly Betty Cast Reunites

Originally posted 04/20/2015 07:25PM

Ugly Betty's back – well, at least for one beautiful night.

The cast of the hit show about the Suarez family and the whacky staff of Mode magazine reunited Saturday to celebrate the series finale's fifth anniversary as well as star America Ferrera's 31st birthday.

Vanessa Williams, who played scheming diva Wilhelmina Slater, posted a Twitter photo from the party with Ferrera and cast members Judith Light, Mark Indelicato, Tony Plana and costume designer Patricia Field.

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Vanessa Williams Is Engaged – See Her Blinding Ring! | Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams Is Engaged to Jim Skrip

Originally posted 09/26/2014 02:15PM

Now this is the way to celebrate a birthday!

Vanessa Williams announced on a taping of The Queen Latifah Show that she's set to wed Jim Skrip of Buffalo, New York.

"Vanessa, I have been trying to have a conversation with you ladies and gents, but I am blinded by the light coming from that bling ring on your finger," Latifah says, joking with the actress.

"Oh sorry darling, Williams said, "I got engaged. I have had a lot of good things happen ... I turned 50 when we were in rehearsal on Broadway, I just got engaged a couple of weeks ago. It has been a lot of blessings."

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Vanessa Williams on Her Sexual Abuse: It Made Me More Promiscuous

Vanessa Williams Says Her Molestation Made Her More 'Sexually Promiscuous'

Originally posted 07/16/2014 07:30PM

Vanessa Williams is sharing more details about the molestation she suffered at age 10 – and the impact it had on her growing up.

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Kim Kardashian Gets Dramatic in Trailer for New Tyler Perry Movie (Video)

Originally posted 12/21/2012 12:40PM

She's doing what she does best: standing – pretty in pink – in skin-tight dress in the first few seconds of the new trailer for Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

Playing a character named Ava, Kim Kardashian, 32, is taking a stab at a dramatic role in the upcoming movie, alongside stars like Vanessa Williams and one-time frenemy – and sister of ex-boyfriend Ray J – Brandy Norwood.

According to IMDB, the film, due March 29, is about a marriage counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett) whose life changes once she begins a romance with one of her clients. (And smoldering glances aside, no specific word yet what Kim's role in the film entails.)

Still, judging by the brief clip, the movie is full of steamy, melodramatic scenes with a hot cast that also includes Lance Gross and up-and-comer Eric West.

This won't be Kardashian's first time on the silver screen. She made her film debut in 2008's Disaster Movie, and returned to the big screen in 2009's Deep in the Valley.

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Vanessa Williams's DWTS Favorite Isn't Ex-Husband Rick Fox

Dancing With the Stars

Vanessa Williams's DWTS Favorite Isn't Ex-Husband Rick Fox

Originally posted 10/18/2010 12:00PM

According to his ex-wife, Rick Fox has a lot going for him on Dancing with the Stars.

"He's an athlete," says Vanessa Williams, who was married to the former NBA star from 1999 to 2004. "He's a competitor, for sure."

But that doesn't mean she's rooting for him to win. Williams, who describes herself as a "huge fan" of DWTS, says frontrunner Jennifer Grey has the best chance of taking home the crown.

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Which Hollywood A-Listers Could Pull Off Disney Villains?

Which Hollywood A-Listers Could Pull Off Disney Villains?

Originally posted 03/31/2010 10:00AM

Glenn Close was sheer evil perfection as the live-action version of Cruella De Vil in the 1996 remake of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians. And while that creepy character sought to clothe herself in cuddly lap dogs, Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent takes it up a notch, cursing a baby to death by spinning wheel and turning into a dragon! She's so ominous, in fact, she may be the first Disney villain to get her own feature.

The Maleficent movie would, according to The Hollywood Reporter re-tell the 1959 fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil." Already rumored to be a front-runner for the delightfully devilish role: Angelina Jolie.

But wouldn't the equally gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones be able to bring to life her evil elegance? Her background is in theater and dancing after all. Another casting contender: Kim Cattrall, who has proven time after time she is equally bewitching and b----y!

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Vanessa Williams: I Am 'World's Coolest Mom' | Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams: I Am 'World's Coolest Mom'

Originally posted 04/10/2008 04:40PM

Vanessa Williams may star in her own hit sitcom, but becoming the "world's coolest mom"? Now that took a little help from Miley Cyrus.

The Ugly Betty star said she's going to play Hannah Montana's publicist in a version of the Disney Channel show – and her daughter is very excited – during Lincoln Center's Annual Spring Gala Wednesday night.

"My 7-year-old, [Sasha Gabrielle], is into [Miley's] music," Williams told PEOPLE after the event, adding that the deal is so new, she "hasn't even signed yet."

As for the role – playing Cyrus's pushy publicist – "[She] thought it was the coolest thing in the world," said the 45-year-old actress, "and that I'm an awesome mom!"

Good Deeds

FIRST LOOK: Vanessa Williams Stars in New Cancer PSA

Originally posted 03/14/2008 10:15AM

Ugly Betty's Vanessa Williams is hitting the Web Friday in a new public service announcement – and PEOPLE has your first look at the 60-second clip, in which she appears with designer and colon cancer survivor Carmen Marc Valvo. The PSA is aimed at educating people about the importance of getting screened. "Colon cancer isn't glamorous, but we have to be vigilant about getting people comfortable with talking about it," says Williams, working on the campaign with the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis. "My good friend Carmen is living proof that colorectal cancer is treatable. As a first step, we want to encourage people to talk to their doctors about getting screened." For more info, go to nccra.org.

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Vanessa Williams: Vanessa Hudgens 'Will Be Fine' | Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Williams

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Vanessa Williams: Vanessa Hudgens 'Will Be Fine'

Originally posted 09/17/2007 01:00PM

Posing for nude photos may have cost Vanessa Williams her Miss America crown in 1984, but the Ugly Betty star says Vanessa Hudgens will survive her own racy photos scandal.

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