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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!"

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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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Grey's, Sopranos Nab Emmy Nods | Sandra Oh

UpdatePosted 09/11/2007 07:00PM

Grey's, Sopranos Score Emmy Nominations

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.

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Victoria Beckham to Guest Star on Ugly Betty | Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham to Guest Star on Ugly Betty

Originally posted 08/31/2007 09:10AM

Victoria Beckham is going to give American TV another shot.

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Exes Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox Hook Up for Ugly Betty | Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams

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Exes Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox Hook Up for Ugly Betty

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.

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Fox Files for Divorce from Vanessa Williams | Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams

Fox Files for Divorce from Vanessa Williams

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.

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Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox Split Up | Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams

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Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox Split Up

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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A Williams and Fox Baby

Originally posted 12/05/1997 12:00AM

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