Miss America Pageant Apologizes to Vanessa Williams

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Miss America pageant apologizes to Vanessa Williams on live TV

Williams, who returned as a judge for this year’s pageant, received a formal apology over her forced resignation as Miss America 32 years ago amid a nude photo scandal. Miss America CEO Sam Haskell told Williams: "Though none of us currently in the organization were involved then, on behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams. I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be."


Law & Order turns 25

Dick Wolf’s NBC ripped-from-the-headlines crime drama premiered on Sept. 13, 1990. And it's also the 25th anniversary of one of the best sound effects in TV history. "But it's not just a sound effect,” says Phil Edwards. "Whatever you call it, the 'doink doink,’ 'dum dum,' or 'chung chung' is a piece of music that its creator never expected to become legendary.” PLUS: Ranking all 17 L&O cast combinations.


Stephen Colbert wore a “Black Lives Matter” wristband on The Late Show

Audience member Patrick Waldo says he gave Colbert the wristband to wear before Friday’s taping.


David Lynch begs fans to stop leaking Twin Peaks details on Twitter

The Twitter account @TwinPeaksArchive had been tweeting out details from the Showtime reboot — until Friday. "Word has just reached me that David Lynch is not pleased with spoilers coming from the set,” the account tweeted. "To respect David and Mark, we will stop at once."


Taraji P. Henson expected Empire to end up on cable

At a cast Q&A, Henson said: "I’m like, my character beats one son with a broom and calls the other the F-bomb! … I figured, we’ll get this awesome piece of work in the can, Fox will choke and it will end up on cable.”


HBO dominates Creative Arts Emmys

Game of Thrones led all shows with eight victories. PLUS: Read the full list of winners.


Supernatural premiered 10 years ago today

A decade later, the CW fantasy horror TV series is still going strong, with Season 11 kicking off on Oct. 7.


James Corden does Carpool Karaoke with Stevie Wonder

Their performance was not for The Late Late Show, but for the Think It Up telethon.


Taylor Swift plays around with her Emmy

“I did not know this was a thing,” Swift wrote on Instagram, after receiving the award in Minnesota, where it was shipped overnight to her on tour. Swift and her backup performances played around the Emmy, even using it as a hat.


Jimmy Fallon scored his best Friday ratings in 18 months, thanks to Donald Trump

About 4.5 million tuned in for The Donald’s interview.


Fresh Off the Boat parodies Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting

Check out the ABC comedy's poster for Season 2.


Urban Cowboy adds True Blood’s Riley Smith

He’ll play a “bad boy” named Wes.


Ranking all 298 Key & Peele sketches

Neither Negrotown nor Substitute Teacher is No. 1.


Watch Mindy Kaling with The Mindy Burger

Jimmy Kimmel consumed Kaling’s Umami burger while The Mindy Project star wondered whether having a burger named after an actress is a good idea.