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32 years after being crowned the first African-American Miss America, Vanessa Williams will be returning to the pageant as the head judge for the 95th annual competition.

“It’s a new day there,” Williams said in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. “There’s a lot of people that do feel that I should return … And they are inviting me back as an example of, ‘This is what can happen to you in your life,'” she told Roberts. “And there might be some more surprises. So we’ll see.”

Williams’ return to the stage comes decades after the beauty was forced to resign from her coveted position. In July 1984, it was revealed that “Penthouse Magazine” was going to publish nude photos that Williams had taken two years earlier.

“It was two drastically different images. … That was the issue. It was Miss America who’s really kind of untouched in that reality. And then there was this woman in a picture,” Williams told Robin. “This was exactly the polar opposite of purity … and I was a normal kid in the middle.”

The organization gave Williams 72 hours to resign or the title would be taken away from her. So, she gave up the crown. But Williams wasn’t done being in the spotlight.

Just four years after her resignation, the star stepped back into the limelight and released her debut album, The Right Stuff. The album went on to be nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.

The 2016 Miss America Competition will broadcast live on Sunday, September 13 from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on ABC at 9 p.m.

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Reports: Chante Moore Accused Of Financing New Album With Stolen Money



Looks like Chante Moore has got some explaining to do!

The “Chante’s Got A Man” singer is being looped in a messy fraud and racketeering case that essentially led to two men claiming they were defrauded out of $3.6 million.

According to reports, the former “R&B Divas: LA” star knowingly accepted money that was fraudulently obtained by a criminal enterprise and using it to produce her latest album and artificially inflate her sales.

The two men are have filed a lawsuit and claim the defendants used some of their money to buy Moore plane tickets for her musical tour, lavish her with gifts, fund the production of and marketing campaign for her seventh album, “The Rise of the Phoenix,” and even to “pay off her significant personal debt.”

They also claim their money was used to open a hair bar in Georgia, and buy a house.

The plaintiffs say Moore knew the money was obtained illegally and the investments made into her career “were designed in whole or in part to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, and the control of the proceeds” of the alleged illegal activity.

It gets even messier though. The two men also claim the money was used to “artificially enhance” her album sales through iTunes purchases. Since they believe their money was used to “directly used to finance the launching of Moore’s latest resurgence effort with her new album, including all advertising and marketing efforts put forth therewith,” they believe they are entitled to any profits from the record.

If you’re wondering what Moore has to say about the situation, she is denying the allegations and wants the case thrown out.

Back in July we caught up with Moore who gushed about her new album and not feeling pressure to stay relevant in the changing music climate.

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