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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...
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Lisa Kudrow And Vanessa Williams Dig Deep With 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

February 1st, 2011 11:16am EST
Vanessa Williams
NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? follows some of the most iconic and beloved celebrities as they trace their family roots to wherever it may lead them. Each week, viewers are taken on an often emotional and surprising search to discover ancestral stories of tragedy, heroism, heartbreak and triumph.

Starpulse had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with executive producer Lisa Kudrow and actress Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives") about their experiences on the acclaimed show.

Vanessa, what were you hoping to find out about your family by doing the show?

Vanessa Willi...
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Eva Longoria Wears Kinky Boots In Paris

September 20th, 2010 11:08am EDT
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria and her husband Tony Parker held hands after leaving the NRJ radio studios in Paris today. Eva looked sexy in thigh-high black boots, a black shift dress and sunglasses.

"Desperate Housewives" returns for the new season on Sunday, Sept. 26, with Vanessa Williams joining the cast. Vanessa will join the Wisteria Lane crowd as the wife of a baseball star.

Fellow castmate Marcia Cross kept a brave face during her husband's cancer battle earlier this year for the sake of her kids and refused to tell the twins their father was fighting for his life. Tom Mahoney has since received ...
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ABC Announces Official 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast

August 31st, 2010 8:42am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Jennifer Grey is set to make use of her Dirty Dancing training with a stint in the upcoming season of hit TV show Dancing With The Stars.

The 50 year old made her name as Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the 1987 classic, opposite Patrick Swayze, and she's preparing to don her dance shoes once again. She'll show off her fancy footwork along with David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, R&B singer Brandy, veteran actress Florence Henderson, Jersey Shore star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Vanessa Williams' ex-husband Rick Fox.

Other stars preparing to hit the dance floor for the 10th series incl...
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Top Celebrity/Athlete Couples

October 21st, 2009 9:30am EDT
Celebrity /Athlete Couples
What goes together better than peanut butter and jelly? Celebrities and athletes of course. Here's our list of the top celebrity/athlete couples that have seen canoodling on red carpets and football fields.

Victoria and David Beckham - She's best known as Posh Spice form the girl group, Spice Girls, and he's the best soccer player in the world. They should have named their first child Soccer Spice.

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom - Among reports that the duo's recent marriage is a hoax, Khloe and Lamar claim to be going strong. The Los Angel...
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2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Mega Diary

September 21st, 2009 9:55am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Ah, the Emmys. The one Awards show on TV that has a nonchalant attitude toward its honorees and the medium it seeks to honor. A ceremony that seeks to put on a funny show, not blow smoke up the behinds of the many winners mostly seem like they'd rather not be there.

Sure, the last couple years were awful, but this year we have the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, and with the possibility that this may be Emmy's final year on broadcast television, they're certain to pull out all the stops and ratchet up the funny.

And with that stellar introduction, here is the 2009 Primet...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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Vanessa Williams Channels Her Disco Fever In A Glittery Pantsuit

June 4th, 2009 9:59am EDT
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams was promoting her new album "The Real Thing" in New York City yesterday wearing a psychedelic glittery pantsuit. She also got in the 80s spirit by sporting a single purple feather-like earring and a wide silver and blue belt.

What do you think of Vanessa's look? Let us know in the comments!

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

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Who Will & Who Should Win An Emmy

September 18th, 2008 9:22am EDT
30 Rock
Ah, the Emmys, the most entertaining awards show and often the most frustrating. Why is it so frustrating? Because the voters get it wrong. They get the winners wrong more often than casual sports bettors. In fact, they get it so wrong that predicting the winners is often a fool's errand since it's impossible to determine what will strike the Academy's fancy as the reasons for their choices are as mystifying as the results.

Luckily, Starpulse.com has one such fool. So it's time for a round of everybody's favorite game: Who Will Win and Who Should Win?

Best Comedy Series Nomine...
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Emmy Nominations Reaction: Who Was Snubbed, Who Shouldn't Be A Nominee

July 18th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
With the writer's strike a distant memory and an exciting new fall season dead ahead, we're finally ready to celebrate TV again. And what better way than with a lavish awards show?

Yes, the Emmy nominations were revealed at dawn in Los Angeles Thursday morning in a delightful little ceremony that saw Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth squeeze about two-dozen jokes in between their reading off the teleprompter.

There were surprises leading to gasps from the press, and plenty of nominations they all saw coming. Newcomer "Mad Men" led the drama category with 16 nominations w...
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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 2

July 15th, 2008 10:42am EDT
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Enough drama, time to laugh! The Emmy nominations are upon us, two days away in fact, so it's time to round out our suggestions to The Academy's blue ribbon panel. In the final installment, the focus turns to comedy and the actors who make us laugh every week.

This category is far more loaded than the drama section with far fewer obvious mistakes on the ballot and a ton of strong performances from the men and the women (rather than watching the ladies struggle with substandard material from their mostly male counterparts. Yes, I will clamor for more female writers and directors every...
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'Melrose Place': Where Are They Now?

February 25th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Melrose Place
Sixteen years ago we were first introduced to Melrose Place, an innocent (at least it started that way) spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 that took place in a West Hollywood apartment complex. I know as an 8-year-old boy I was excited to see what the lives of 20-something people would be like. I assumed lots of swimming and talking about art. I was wrong, so very very wrong. Seeing as the show ended its run almost 10 years ago we should look back and see just where those over-sexed and off-kilter roommates have gone. Now I can relate to what the show was about!

Thomas Calabro (Dr. ...
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Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Returns With 11th Album, 'Playlist,' In Stores September 18

July 29th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Babyface
(New York, NY) 10-time Grammy award-winning megastar Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, an icon figure of live performance, songwriting, and production whose work on his own music and others' has resulted in more than 100 million career sales, has completed his 11th album, Playlist, which will arrive in stores September 18th as the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, it was announced today by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman Island Def Jam Music Group and David Massey, President, Mercury Records.

Playlist will be Babyface's first album devoted (mostly) to cover versions of...
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Black Celebrities Raise Awareness By Getting Public HIV Tests

June 22nd, 2007 11:37am EDT
Vanessa Williams
In preparation for the 10th anniversary of "National HIV Testing Day," black celebrities and their allies are joining forces Monday, June 25, with Screen Actors Guild, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Artists for a New South Africa and the Black AIDS Institute to raise awareness of the urgent need to stop the spread of HIV in Black communities by getting HIV screenings in front of the cameras.

The group will announce the "1 in a Million" campaign, a call-to-action for 1 million black Americans to get screened for HIV by December 1, 2008 (World is the leading c...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jason Biggs
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...
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You'll Keep That Lovin' Feeling With 18 New Pop Number 1's Compilations; Win Them All!

April 11th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Number 1
Great pop songs are ones you not only remember forever but remind you of the feelings you had when they shot up the charts. On three decade by decade--the '60s through the '80s--Hip-O/UMe Pop Number 1's albums in the new and ongoing UMe Number 1's series, those #1 songs and the feelings they recall are back. Love Songs Number 1's, also released April 3, 2007, brings together the ultimate love songs that topped the charts. All titles will be released in a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) w...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 18

March 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Queen Latifah
Happy Birthday to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine (1979), comedian Dane Cook (1972), singer/actress Queen Latifah (1970), Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell (1966), singer/actress/infomercial host Vanessa Williams (1963), "Flashdance" singer Irene Cara (1959), "The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson (1959), jazz musician Bill Frisell (1951), "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" actor Brad Dourif (1950), soul singer Wilson Pickett (1941), country singer Charley Pride (1938), novelist John Updike (1932), author/actor George Plimpton (1927; d. 2003), "Mission: Impossible" star Peter Grave...
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Salma Hayek To Guest Star on 'Ugly Betty'

October 16th, 2006 2:35pm EDT
Salma Hayek
Executive producer Salma Hayek will go in front of the cameras for a multi-episode story arc on Ugly Betty. The role marks Hayek's first appearance in a network television series. Her first guest starring appearance will be in the episode "Trust, Lust, and Must," airing Thursday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. She'll appear in three more episodes throughout the month of November.

Hayek will play Sofia Reyes, a newcomer to the Mode scene who will leave a lasting impression on Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius) and Betty Suarez (America Ferrera).

Ugly Betty stars America Ferrera as Bet...
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NAACP Points Out Lack of Diversity on TV

June 15th, 2006 1:33pm EDT
Dennis Haysbert stars in drama The Unit
According to the NAACP, with the cancellation of the Bernie Mac Show, for the first time in recent history, there is not a comedy with an African-American lead character left on the big four networks. When it comes to returning sitcoms and the announced new comedies, African Americans are missing in action.

While the genre is not as popular as it once was, there is not a shortage of sitcoms on the schedule. Out of the nearly 20 sitcoms on network television this fall, it is unconscionable that there is not an African American lead among them.

When you take into account the recent...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yogi Berra
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 18

March 18th, 2006 3:01am EST
Queen Latifah
Happy Birthday to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine (1979), comedian Dane Cook (1972), singer/actress Queen Latifah (1970), Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell (1966), singer/actress/infomercial host Vanessa Williams (1963), "Flashdance" singer Irene Cara (1959), "The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson (1959), jazz musician Bill Frisell (1951), "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" actor Brad Dourif (1950), soul singer Wilson Pickett (1941), country singer Charley Pride (1938), novelist John Updike (1932), author/actor George Plimpton (1927; d. 2003), "Mission: Impossible" star Peter Grave...
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Newly Recorded CD Celebrates Landmark Anniversary Of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

December 6th, 2005 11:39am EST
A Charlie Brown Christmas
"A Charlie Brown Christmas," an enduring holiday tradition enjoyed by television audiences around the world, this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. To mark the landmark event, Peak Records will release 40 Years - A Charlie Brown Christmas, a collection of newly recorded versions of holiday favorites and Vince Guaraldi-penned Peanuts classics, such as the instantly recognizable "Linus and Lucy."

The CD, which showcases the talents of Gerald Albright, Toni Braxton, Norman Brown, Chaka Khan, Dave Koz, Brian McKnight, Eric Marienthal, and The Rippingtons, is in stores now. Vanessa Will...
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Vanessa L. Williams To Star in UPN Mid-Season Show

December 2nd, 2005 11:16am EST
Vanessa Williams
UPN just released information about its two mid-season series, “South Beach” and “Get This Party Started.” The steamy, new primetime drama “South Beach” is being executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez. It centers on best friends Matt and Vincent who abandon their world as they know it and head to the alluring paradise of sandy beaches, beautiful people and hot spots in glamorous South Beach.

Matt's preoccupation with his old girlfriend, fashion model Arielle, has him diving head first into her thrilling new life, even though she has moved on, and Vincent, willing to do anything to get...
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