New series: 666 Park Avenue



 ABC has officially ordered 666 Park Avenue to a series for the 2012 – 2013 season. 

The series will star Terry O’Quinn (Lost),
Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Mercedes Masohn, Robert
Buckley, Helena Mattsson and Erik Palladino in the show.

The series is about The Drake, an apartment building on Manhattan’s
Upper East Side that is owned by Gavin Doran (O’Quinn) and his wife
Olivia (Williams) and whose residents who are unaware that they’re under
the effects of dark supernatural forces. All the residents think that
their dreams are coming true but find out they’re making what feels like
a deal with the Devil.

International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards event honoring Brian Edwards

With Brian Edwards and his Satellite Award from the Internationals Press Academy

What a terrific event.  Brian Edwards was honored for his work in client relations at the International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards event last night.

Some of the famous folk attending included Vanessa Williams, Cindy Crawford, Pam Tillis, Nita Whitaker and Sasha Cohen.

The award presentation included video greetings from Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Ali Landry and many others.

I had a great time catching up with Vanessa, especially about Broadway theater – comparing notes of what we’ve seen so far, friends being nominated for awards, and what we still want to make sure we see. Once you’ve lived in the theater, it’s in your blood. There’s just no losing that passion.

Vanessa also sang an impromptu a cappella version of “Happy Days Are Here Again” in honor of Brian that was amazing.  What a voice.  She sounded great.

Check out the pics below:

Posing with Vanessa on the red carpet

Cindy Crawford, Brian Edwards and Chris Williams on the red carpet
From L to R: Sasha Cohen, Nita Whitaker, Pick Pasqualone, Cindy Crawford, Brian Edwards,
Vanessa Williams, Cory Churko, Pam Tillis and Tiffany Fallon
Brian and I on the red carpet

Enjoying a glass of wine during the event

Michael, Vanessa and I discussing Broadway theater before the award ceremony

The Candi & Randy Show: Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

Listen to internet radio with CandiXRandy on Blog Talk Radio.

Catch Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen for a full hour on The Candi & Randy Show as they talk about their new book “You Have No Idea.” Both women are charming and direct. Great guests, great chat, great show!

YOU HAVE NO IDEA is the highly anticipated first book from award winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen.

Vanessa and Helen discuss it all: from becoming the first black Miss America in 1983 and the controversy that followed, to her debut and success on Broadway, and her resurgence in recent years on network television in Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. Vanessa has proven she has serious staying power, and as readers will learn, that survivor mentality and resilience is inherited from her mother, Helen.

No stone is left unturned. Filled with personal family photos and mementos, YOU HAVE NO IDEA is an empowering celebration of the love between a mother and daughter and the lives, thus far, of two women who have consistently defied the odds to achieve success—no matter how uncertain their paths might have been.

I really encourage everyone to read the new book. It’s sure to entertain and touch you.  The book is available today – April 17th – everywhere!  

Check it out on Amazon.  I got mine!

Book: YOU HAVE NO IDEA by Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams

Make sure you catch Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen on NIGHTLINE tonight as they talk about their new book “You Have No Idea.”

YOU HAVE NO IDEA is the highly anticipated first book from award winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen.

Vanessa and Helen discuss it all: from becoming the first black Miss America in 1983 and the controversy that followed, to her debut and success on Broadway, and her resurgence in recent years on network television in Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. Vanessa has proven she has serious staying power, and as readers will learn, that survivor mentality and resilience is inherited from her mother, Helen.

No stone is left unturned. Filled with personal family photos and mementos, YOU HAVE NO IDEA is an empowering celebration of the love between a mother and daughter and the lives, thus far, of two women who have consistently defied the odds to achieve success—no matter how uncertain their paths might have been.

As readers of The Randy Report know, Vanessa and I went to college together and we’ve been good friends ever since. With all the fantastic success she’s experienced in every medium you can imagine, she has remained the same down to earth, comfortable friend to me and all of us who know her. She’s really wonderful, and so is her mother Helen, who I met during the first year Vanessa and I were at Syracuse University. Helen loves to tell it like it is.  Both are great fun.

I really encourage everyone to read the new book. It’s sure to entertain and touch you.  The book is available today – April 17th – everywhere!  

Check it out on Amazon.  I got mine!

Vanessa Williams lands new TV pilot: 666 Park Avenue

Vanessa Williams is moving off of Wisteria Lane and into 666 Park Avenue for ABC.

The complete pilot report: ABC’s got Mandy Moore, Natalie Portman and Reba McEntire

The Desperate Housewives star, 48, has joined the supernatural pilot about a young couple who agree to manage a historic apartment building in New York City. However, they soon begin to experience dangerous supernatural occurrences that risk the lives of everyone in the building.

Williams will play the beautiful and sophisticated, but cold, wife of the building’s owner (Lost’s Terry O’Quinn). If the pilot goes to series, it would be Williams’ third show at ABC, following Housewives, which wraps in May, and Ugly Betty.
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