Desperate For Drama? ‘Housewives’ Is Back… And Vanessa Williams Is The New Housewife On The Block!

- By Bossip Staff

Vanessa Williams has spent her whole life causing a stir. Why should now be any different?

She’s made history as Miss America, earned Grammy, Tony and Emmy award nominations for her achievements in sound, on stage and on the screen but it’s far from curtains for this fire-starter.

With her role as the formidable Wilhelmina Slater on ABC’s hit series “Ugly Betty” put to bed with the final season of the show, Vanessa’s got a brand new role that’s sure to make waves.

At 47 this mother of four knows plenty about managing a household, but joining the cast of “Desperate Housewives” is a whole other ballgame.

Williams, who plays new Wisteria Lane resident Renee Perry, is rumored to be a woman on her cougar prowl. Her character has a rocky marriage to a Major League baseball player— sound familiar? We can’t wait to see what happens next.

Go behind the scenes of their recent photo shoot to get you ready for the upcoming season:

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The new season of “Desperate Housewives” premieres Sunday at 9|8c on ABC.

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  • aqueenwaits


    Vanessa is soooooo naturally beautiful! I hope she makes it rain on them …..Best of luck, V!

  • Monie

    I can’t wait.

  • Devon

    She looks good for her age women in their forties look to be in their thirties these days.

    • NewestObserver

      Uh let’s not be fooled since she is just another one of those celebs who has had plastic surgery, no doubt, LOL

  • Mock Rock Star

    That’s my t.v. mother!!! Vanessa is hopefully about to come and take over that show!!!

  • Gael Masengi

    the fact is v. rocks from ‘ugly betty’ to ‘desperate house wives’ her success is far from over.

  • B!tchPleeeeeeeese

    Vanessa Williams looks like a white woman with a really good tan.


    Stay away from my baby mama JEW

  • XXX

    @Robert shut the fvck up and go get laid!!! what the hell are you talking? Its too early for that you lame sensitive pathetic moron. Can’t stand black guys anymore my god let it go ughh.

  • XXX

    @Robert shut the fvck up and go get laid!!! what the hell are you talking about? Its too early for that you lame sensitive pathetic moron. Can’t stand black guys anymore my god let it go ughh.

  • laladupree82

    Well I am a light complexion women and I dont see anything wrong with V on the show! Good for her!

  • Lucifer

    Vanessa look like a white woman anyway. So of course she would be the main female to play in that show. Gabriel Sidibe would be the gorilla in the mist who could never land a show like that or crispy kenyetta.



      Before you start hatin on Vanessa get your facts straight. Alfre Woodard was on the show before Vanessa Williams. Now, go google her

  • Jordan

    Vanessa look like a white woman colored with a tan.

    • Sepia830

      What’s your point? Can she help that she was born with light skin and blue eyes? Both her parents are/were black so she is black–period. Ninjas….

    • van

      It is obvious to anyone with common sense that her parents are not “all black”. Mixed black people have gone by all black for years because it is easier to adjust and be accepted in society.

  • Daniel

    If you burnt and crispy you not welcomed in Hollywood, Real Real real talk.

    • Sepia830

      Burnt and crispy? Would that be your complexion?

  • XXX

    How many SN’s do you idiots have? Robert/Ray don’t mistaken me for your trashy mom and choke on a dyck.

  • S.a.s.s.y 24

    vanessa is black what are you talking about

  • c-dog

    I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL 9! Best season EVER!

  • Sepia830

    More ignorance.



    Im a light skinned black women as well. Robert STFU! PUHLEEZEE!!! It sounds to me as though you have an issue with black women period!! Im glad that Vanessa is on the show just as I was for Alfre Woodard. So, Sit yo azz down somewhere


    some of these comments are so funny im rofl

  • Choc

    I hope they don’t give her a messed up story like Alfre Woodard’s. I still think the writer of this show has issues with people of color.

  • peaches

    i cannot wait my guilty pleasure …. y r black people always nagging cant we all be friends … luv V..

  • Allie

    I’m excited i started strong with the show last season and kind of checked out, so I’m definitely looking forward to vanessa’s character and I think she will add a lot to the show, and I think she will also boost ratings, so I’m SOOOO excited between desperate housewives and the new show with boris kodjoe

  • tintin

    can’t wait to see the show tonight. she’ll be a nice fit.

  • LMAO


  • realdwn2erth

    Typo: I meant to say: I hate, public tv, nowadays!!!

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