11:46 AM EDT 07/14/2015
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!"
Originally posted 03/14/2008 10:15AM
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.
Originally posted 07/19/2007 09:00AM
Grey's Anatomy is in the race for top TV drama at the 59th annual Emmy Awards, with four of its stars (T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson and Katherine Heigl) scoring supporting acting nods, it was announced Thursday morning.
Originally posted 08/05/2007 02:35PM
Their last partnership may have ended in divorce, but Rick Fox and Vanessa Williams are making another go at it – at least onscreen. Fox, 38, will join the cast of ABC's Ugly Betty in its second season, a source confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Originally posted 08/10/2004 04:00PM
NBA star Rick Fox – who's been estranged from wife Vanessa Williams for more than 18 months – is now filing for divorce from the singer-actress, his spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
Originally posted 06/30/2004 02:00PM
Vanessa Williams and her husband, L.A. Laker forward Rick Fox, may have appeared to have been a happy couple, but according to a source close to Williams, the two have actually been quietly estranged for the last 18 months, PEOPLE reports in its upcoming issue.
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