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Jennifer Hudson Hits The Stage at Boys & Girls Harbor Salute To Achievement Benefit!

Jennifer Hudson sings her heart out while on stage at the Boys & Girls Harbor 2015 Salute to Achievement Benefit held at The Plaza on Wednesday (May 6) in New York City.

The 33-year-old entertainer performed “Angel,” “Hallelujah,” and improvised duets with the students of The Harbor at the event honoring CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, David R. Weinreb.

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Vanessa Williams was also in attendance to sing her Academy Award-winning song “Colors of the Wind” and surprised the crowd by inviting David to join her for a jazzy duet of “On A Clear Day.”

Boys & Girls Harbor is dedicated to providing all of its 1,000 students, starting as young as 18 months old through high school, comprehensive academic training while simultaneously nurturing each child’s creativity – based in East Harlem.

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Vanessa Williams Is Engaged to Boyfriend Jim Skrip - See Her Engagement Ring!

Vanessa Williams just made a big announcement during a taping of The Queen Latifah Show – she’s engaged to marry boyfriend Jim Skrip!

“I got engaged. I have had a lot of good things happen … I turned 50 when we were in rehearsal on Broadway, I just got engaged a couple of weeks ago. It has been a lot of blessings,” the 50-year-old actress said when Queen Latifah commented on the huge rock on her finger.

The show is set to air this Tuesday, but in the meantime, you can check out the clip of her announcing the news below.

Congrats to the happy couple!


Vanessa Williams Is Engaged to Boyfriend Jim Skrip

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Vanessa Williams Opens Up About Molestation at Age 10 By 18-Year-Old Woman

Vanessa Williams has opened up about her molestation at age 10 by an 18-year-old woman during a summer vacation to California on an episode of Oprah’s Master Class on OWN.

“One night she came into the room where my friend and I were sleeping. She told me to lie down on the floor. And she took my bottoms off and she said, ‘Be quiet,’ and she went down on me,” the 51-year-old actress said on the show. “And at 10 years old, I had no idea what it was, but I knew it felt good, and I knew I shouldn’t be saying anything, and I didn’t tell anyone.”

“It awakens your sexuality at an age where it shouldn’t be awakened,” Vanessa added. “Had that not happened in my life and had I had an opportunity to have a normal courtship with a boyfriend at 16 or whatever… there wouldn’t have been that shame that was always haunting me. It made me more sexually promiscuous and more sexually curious at a younger age than I should have been.”

Vanessa Williams Opens Up About Being Molested

Michelle Obama & Vanessa Williams: 'Trip To Bountiful' Screening!

Michelle Obama is pure class while speaking during a screening of The Trip To Bountiful held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Monday (February 24) in Washington, D.C.

The 50-year-old First Lady was joined at the screening by the film’s stars Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, and Cicely Tyson.

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The Trip to Bountiful centers on “Carrie Watts (Tyson), an active, highly motivated widow living in a cramped apartment in Houston in the Spring of 1953, with her son (Leon Addison Brown) and daughter-in-law (Williams), who wants to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful.”

Mark your calendars, The Trip to Bountiful, which is an adaptation of the Broadway revival of Horton Foote‘s play, will air on March 8 on Lifetime. We can’t wait!

Over the weekend, Vanessa showed off her body in a bikini while hitting the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Katie Couric & Vanessa Williams: Carmen Marc Valvo Show at NYFW

Katie Couric goes blue for the Carmen Marc Valvo fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 held at The Salon at Lincoln Center on Friday (February 7) in New York City.

The 57-year-old television talk show host was joined at the show by Vanessa Williams, 50. Both ladies got the chance to sit in the front row at the presentation.

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“At Carmen Marc Valvo! #fashionweek” Katie tweeted during the show. “These are some very tall ladies wearing beautiful gowns by Carmen Marc Valvo! #fashionweek”

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Tom Cruise: Generous & Passionate, Raves J.J. Abrams!

Tom Cruise steps out after grabbing a business lunch at Toscana on Tuesday (April 23) in Brentwood, Calif.

Over the weekend, the 50-year-old actor’s new flick Oblivion raked in $38.2 million to top the box office.

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Last week, Tom was all smiles while posing backstage with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams at the Broadway play The Trip to Bountiful at The Stephen Sondheim Theater in New York City.

Tom is the hardest-working, most focused, generous, passionate-about-the-form collaborator I could imagine,” J.J. Abrams recently shared about their collaboration on the 2006 film Mission Impossible III. “I was a first-time feature director, and before we started shooting Tom said, ‘I’m your actor; you’re the director.’ There was not a day on that movie when Tom was not supportive, encouraging, collaborative, excited. He never mandated anything. He never insisted on things going a certain way.”

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Dave Annable & Rachael Taylor: '666 Park Avenue' Premiere!

Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor share a laugh as they attend the series premiere party for their show 666 Park Avenue held at Crosby Street Hotel on Monday (September 24) in New York City.

Dave, 33, and Rachel, 28, were joined by their co-stars Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn, Robert Buckley, Mercedes Masohn, Helena Mattsson, Samantha Logan, and Erik Palladino.

“Off to NYC premiere of @666ParkAve_ABC! So excited to hang with the whole posse tonight!,” Dave wrote on his Twitter account. “Serious guys, this show rocks #666parkave.”

666 Park Avenue premieres this Sunday (September 30) at 10/9c on ABC!

FYI: Helena is wearing a Catherine Deane dress.

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