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Vanessa Williams heads to Wisteria Lane

Vanessa williams And to think Marc Cherry didn't have anything up his sleeve, he's spicing things up on Wisteria Lane by bringing in the queen of mean, Wilhelmina Slater.

A rep for ABC confirms that Vanessa Williams has joined the cast of "Desperate Housewives" as a series regular when it returns for its seventh season.

According to TV Guide Magazine Williams' character -- who I'm sure will be fierce, fabulous and wickedly evil -- will be linked to Paul Young (Mark Moses), who in the final scenes of the finale moved into Mike's and Susan's house.

Cherry told TV Guide, "I'm a big fan of Vanessa's work and I’m so excited that she’ll be moving into the neighborhood next season to cause trouble in all the ladies' lives." 

My DVR thanks you in advance, Cherry & Co. -- this is the perfect way to make up for ... well, you already know.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy


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I am SO happy about this. Vanessa is such a talented actress, who is bound to bring an even more fabulous presence to the show. :-) And after they put a stop to Ugly Betty, she has been so busy - just shows how unstoppable this woman is.

Love the idea of Vanessa Williams - though they'll have to work hard to not make her Wilhelmina version 2.0

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i think i just had a mini heart attack

My guess,DHW had too many complaints about diversity

I am so pleased i loved ugly betty and i love desperate housewives :) vanessa being in both is a massive bonus !!.. shes amazing! i'm glad shes been given another opportunity to shine :D .XX


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