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Vanessa Williams Finally Gets Miss America Apology

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell crowned winner after Tom Brady question

(Newser) - Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell grabbed the crown at last night's Miss America competition, but it was Vanessa Williams who stole most of the spotlight, reports the Washington Post . The singer and actress first rose to fame as the first African-American Miss America in 1983, but was forced out when... More »

Vanessa Williams: I Was Molested as a Child

Actress bares abuse in new memoir

(Newser) - In a new memoir, Vanessa Williams reveals that she was molested at just 10 years old by the daughter of a family friend. She relates the story in a People interview picked up by the Huffington Post and Radar . Williams saw 18-year-old Susan as the "epitome of cool,"... More »

Emmys' Fashion Winners, Losers

Drew Barrymore 'luminous,' Tina Fey dowdy on the red carpet

(Newser) - The Emmy winners and losers weren’t just singled out onstage—sartorial successes and failures stalked the red carpet as well. Elizabeth Snead offers a wrap-up in the Los Angeles Times. The Winners:
  • Drew Barrymore: “Luminous in Monique Lhuillier’s blush-hued tulle strapless gown.”
  • Heidi Klum: Flaunted her
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Starlets Strut Their Stuff at Emmys

Fashion cops see red carpet as rainbow of sexy, fabulous frocks

(Newser) - Dresses for last night's Emmy Awards tended toward retro, pastel, and strapless—a smart move in the steamy LA weather. Katherine Heigl, Kate Walsh, and Jennifer Morrison were in the retro crowd, and Heigl also hopped on another of the night's bandwagons: bright red lips. “Red is a really... More »

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