Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell wins Miss America pageant

...America.SLIDESHOW: See a gallery of photos from the eventThe pageant also marked the return of Miss America 1984 Vanessa Williams, who was back for the first time after resigning the crown following a nude photo scandal. Pageant executive chairman...

Miss America named tonight

...and the return of one of the most famous women ever to wear the crown - and to give it up.Actress and singer Vanessa Williams is returning to the pageant as head judge for the first time in more than three decades since she resigned the title...

Rick Fox files for divorce from Vanessa Williams

LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox has filed for divorce from singer-actress Vanessa Williams. The couple have been married for five years and have a 4-year-old daughter, Sasha, Fox's spokeswoman, Staci Wolfe...

Things to Do
'Soul Food' awarded five NAACP Image Awards

...Image Awards, including outstanding motion picture. Vanessa Williams was named outstanding actress, co-star Irma P...Hounsou, "Amistad." 3. MOTION PICTURE ACTRESS: Vanessa Williams, "Soul Food." 4. MOTION PICTURE SUPPORTING ACTOR...

Things to Do
Ricky Morris

...pm until the time of the service. Mr. Morris is survived by his son, Bradley S. Morris, 3 step-children, Vanessa Williams, Justin Tellez and Asja Carletello, his parents, Herbert and Joan Morris, brother, Keith Morris, 5 grandchildren...

DVD reviews

...releases in video and DVD: JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION: (20TH CENTURY FOX, $27.98): Cedric the Entertainer and Vanessa Williams take the kids on the road in this comedy about a couple on the verge of breakup who make one last show of marital...

Things to Do
Living briefs

...on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in a live broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert. Gary Sinise, Vanessa Williams, and Colin Powell (who replaces 14-year host Ossie Davis, an actor and World War II veteran who died in February...

Life & style
Q&A: Celebrity Pilates instructor Mary Winsor

...Madonna, Samuel L. Jackson, Minnie Driver and Vanessa Williams are a small sample of her client list. But her goal...stars. Melanie Griffith, Minnie Driver, Madonna, Vanessa Williams - did any of them do Pilates before? Winsor: It's...

Things to Do
Showtime's 'Soul Food' ends five-year run

...multigenerational saga of one Chicago family has been one of Showtime's most popular series, making stars out of Vanessa Williams (not the former Miss America), Nicole Ari Parker and others. Fans held "Soul Food" viewing parties and the...

The Final Four teams

...Brown. BEST-KNOWN CELEBRITIES: Dick Clark, Marty Glickman, Peter Falk, Al Davis, Bob Costas, Ted Koppel, Vanessa Williams, Steve Kroft, William Safire. FIGHT SONG QUOTE: "It matters not who put the shot in, what's important is...

College basketball