Vanessa Williams molested as a child

Posted: April 07, 2012

Vanessa Williams was molested by a woman when she was 10 years old, the Desperate Housewives star reveals in You Have No Idea, a memoir she cowrote with her mother, Helen. "She told me to lie down on the rug," Williams, 49, writes about the perpetrator, an 18-year-old family friend.

"I was confused. Are we going to play a game? As I tried to make sense of it, pulled down the bloomers of my cotton baby-doll pajamas. 'What are you doing?' I asked. 'Don't worry,' ."

In a passage excerpted by People, Williams says the incident drove a wedge between her and her parents. "I became ... more rebellious. I began to pull away from my parents," she writes.

Kanye West & Kim K.?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are lovers hot 'n' heavy, says Us Weekly. (Perhaps even engaged or already married?)

It seems logical, even inevitable that two people so caught up in passionate self-promotion and self-love would fall for each other!

Kanye, who talks of Kim-love in his tune "Theraflu," took Kim out on an epic, dinner, theater, and live music date Wednesday - and had lunch with her the very next day, Us says.

Kim on Friday told Today's Ann Curry the two Ks are friends, then added an odd postscript: "You never know what the future holds or where my life will take me."

Today in EntBiz news

Sorry, folks: Tickets sold out in nanoseconds for all three of Beyoncé's shows, May 25 to 27, at the new Revel Casino in Atlantic City.

Nicole Kidman is in talks to play the exquisite Philly princess-turned-Hollywood-siren-turned- Monacan-princess, Grace Kelly, in a biopic by Olivier Dahan, who directed Marion Cotillard in the inspired à dith Piaf picture La Vie en Rose, Variety reports.

The keeper of the culture, James Lipton, will chat up the cast of Glee on Monday's edition of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio.

This article contains information from Inquirer wire services and websites. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.

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