10 Celebrity Beauty Queens (You’ll Never Guess Who Got Their Start in Pageants!)

What do Honey Boo Boo and Diane Sawyer have in common? An interest in foreign policy? A passion for eating “Sketti?” Nope. It’s beauty pageants!

That’s right. The seasoned journalist was a tiara-toting beauty queen in her younger years. While it’s not likely that Sawyer spent her childhood swigging Go-Go juice like Boo Boo, she did earn the title of America’s Junior Miss in 1963.

But Junior Miss Sawyer is not alone.

In honor of the Miss America Pageant, which airs tonight, we’ve rounded up the surprising stars that used to work the pageant circuit before they were famous.

Sure, you probably know about Vanessa Williams, but a major male heartthrob? An Oscar-winning actress? Yep, at one point these big-time celebs were all about the pageantry glitz.

And can you guess which beauty queen lost her crown after a nude picture scandal emerged (long before beauty queens taking off their clothes became the norm)?

Find out which stars got their start as beauty queens here.

Watch Kelly Ripa learn how to be a beauty queen in the video below.

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‘Tyler Perry’s Temptation’: Kim Kardashian Consults a Marriage Counselor (PHOTOS)

In Temptation, Tyler Perry teams up with Hollywood’s hottest gossip magnet, Kim Kardashian, to explore a subject tailor-made for melodrama: the challenges of holy matrimony.

Officially titled Tyler Perry’s Temptation: The Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, the film focuses on a couples therapist (Jurnee Smollett) whose professional and personal lives become increasingly complicated after she gets involved with one of her clients.

Celebuzz, meanwhile, has teamed up with Lionsgate to premiere the official one-sheet for the film, which is set for release March 29, 2013.

Click here to check out the film’s final poster as well as a handful of other images from the film.

Kardashian and Smollett are joined by a cast that includes Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Lance Gross and Robbie Jones among many others.

Although he wrote and directed the film, Perry himself does not appear on screen, suggesting that the auteur’s latest is more serious fare, a la Good Deeds or For Colored Girls.

Watch the trailer below for Tyler Perry’s Temptation, which opens March 29, 2013. And then let us know in the comments below: how eager are you to see Kim K. in a dramatic role on the silver screen?

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KIm Kardashian Teams With Tyler Perry for the Marriage Counselor Melodrama ‘Temptation’ (PHOTOS)

In Temptation, Tyler Perry teams up with Hollywood’s hottest gossip magnet, Kim Kardashian, to explore a subject tailor-made for melodrama: the challenges of holy matrimony.

Officially titled Tyler Perry’s Temptation, the film focuses on a couples therapist (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) whose professional and personal lives become increasingly complicated after she gets involved with one of her clients.

Celebuzz, meanwhile, has teamed up with Lionsgate to premiere the official one-sheet for the film, which is set for release March 29, 2013.

Click here to check out the film’s final poster as well as a handful of other images from the film.

Kardashian and Smollett are joined by a cast that includes Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Lance Gross and Robbie Jones among many others.

Although he wrote and directed the film, Perry himself does not appear on screen, suggesting that the auteur’s latest is more serious fare, a la Good Deeds or For Colored Girls.

Watch the trailer below for Tyler Perry’s Temptation, which opens March 29, 2013. And then let us know in the comments below: how eager are you to see Kim K. in a dramatic role on the silver screen?

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Kim Kardashian’s Trailer for Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Released (VIDEO)

Kim Kardashian is about to add another title to her ever-growing list of accomplishments: movie star.

The 32-year-old co-stars in Tyler Perry’s latest film, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, which is slated to hit theaters in 2013.

The famous Kardashian sister shared the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film on her blog, as well as the movie poster. She wrote:

I’m so excited to reveal the trailer for the new Tyler Perry movie I am in called ‘Temptation,’ which debuted on Yahoo! Movies today! This has been an incredible experience for me and I’m so excited for the movie to come out on March 29, 2013

The film, which also stars Brandy Norwood and Vanessa Williams, centers around a marriage counselor’s drama-filled personal and professional life.

Kardashian announced that she signed up for the role in Oct. 2011 when the script was originally titled The Marriage Counselor, which was based on Perry’s famous play.

In the film, Kardashian will play Ava, a co-worker who gives the main character a new lease on life with a larger-than-life makeover.

It’s been a busy year for Kanye West’s girlfriend.

From romantic trips to Europe with her beau to filming her latest spinoff Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, she hasn’t been off her fashion forward A-game one bit.

Celebuzz celebrated all of Kardashian’s fashion highs and best looks in the gallery above and the video below.

What do you think was Kardashian’s best look this past year? Weigh in below.

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Snooki, Katie Couric, Bethenny Frankel and More Celebrities Live Tweet Hurricane Sandy Battering the East Coast

The superstorm Sandy slammed the Northeast of the Unites States late on Monday, triggering massive blackouts and causing flash flooding from New Jersey to New York City.

Gusting winds as high as 80 mph caused destruction and 13-foot surges through the streets of Lower Manhattan.

“You have to stay wherever you are,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pleaded late Monday.

Up to 10 people were said to have died in Sandy’s destructive path, while more than 4 million people have been plunged into chaos without power — including a number of celebrities, such as Jersey Shore star Snooki.

Celebuzz has compiled a round-up of star Tweets about the mammoth storm dubbed “Frankenstorm.”

@tylerperry: Hurricane Sandy passing through the Bahamas. Thank God that all storms pass!

@rickygervais: This “Sandy” who’s on TV all the time and is blowing the entire east coast, I assume she’s a Kardashian right?

@MarthaStewart: the dogs do not want to go outside -the cats have not moved from their beds all day-the horses,donkeys,chickens are all inside-are you?

@RealMichelleT (Michelle Trachtenberg): You know NYC is under hurricane crisis when there’s not a single cab on the road. #Frankenstorm

@MelissaJoanHart: Moving the family to the basement. Too many giant trees falling. Stay safe everyone. God Bless

@sethmeyers21: Every time I go outside to see how bad #Sandy is I see someone confidently walking a tiny dog.

@RuPaul: Upon arriving in NYC, #Sandy has requested that we now refer to her as Saundra

@chrissyteigen: the worst of the storm is about to come, nyc. if only you had listened to lindsay lohan and emitted only positive energy. next time.

@joshgroban: Sending my thoughts to all in the path of #sandy…looks pretty bad.

@katharinemcphee: “@AngeliqueMabida: @katharinemcphee why are you scared?” Because it sounds like my windows are gonna blow in. #HurricaneSandy

@Bethenny (Bethenny Frankel): Wow. The Hudson River is now on the streets of TriBeCa.

@ryanlochte: Due to Hurricane #Sandy the @90210 episode is postponed until November 5th. Hope everyone is safe up north!

@DebraMessing: And red wine… All I need are s’mores and a book and I’m set for #sandy

@katiecouric: This crane collapse is scary on West 57th! #sandy

@joshduhamel: Praying #Sandy doesn’t do too much damage & everyone stays safe.

@ChelseaClinton: Grateful my Mom is away from #Sandy and in Algeria working toward peace in #Mali.

@Fergie: Hello #Sandy. Please be nice.

@JaredLeto: To everyone in the path of #sandy , please be safe.

@itsgabrielleu (Gabrielle Union): To all in #Sandy ‘s path…pls be safe, stay out of harms way & make sure to check on friends, fam, neighbors. Better to be SAFE than sorry!

@Jon_Favreau: Stay safe, East coast. #sandy

@RobLowe: Flying home from east coast and #Sandy . Wish I could bring all in harms way with me. #StaySafe

@llcoolj: My prayers have been offered for all those affected by hurricane Sandy. Stay safe.

@leannrimes: Sending prayers out to everyone in the eye of Hurricane Sandy.

@mindykaling: 9 months from now hopefully we will have some cool Hurricane Sandy babies!

@aaronpaul_8: Sending everyone lots of love who are in the path of hurricane Sandy. May she disappear as soon as possible.

@SpikeLee: WAKE UP.People Please Be Safe From The Wrath Of Hurricane Sandy.Mother Nature Don’t Play And This Isn’t A Joke.Serious Business.SEEK SHELTER

@VWOfficial (Vanessa Williams): Still have power in NY, thank God! Hurricane Sandy gave me 2 days off from @666ParkAve_ABC . Cooking short ribs recipe on learned on @thechew

@Joan_Rivers: Thinking of everyone in NY and on the east coast. Stay safe! I’m stuck in LA and unable to appear live on @QVC . This truly NEVER happens…

@snooki: Ahhhhh our power went out!

Snooki, Katie Couric, Bethenny Frankel and More Celebrities Live Tweet Hurricane Sandy Battering the East Coast

The superstorm Sandy slammed the Northeast of the Unites States late on Monday, triggering massive blackouts and causing flash flooding from New Jersey to New York City.

Gusting winds as high as 80 mph caused destruction and 13-foot surges through the streets of Lower Manhattan.

“You have to stay wherever you are,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pleaded late Monday.

Up to 10 people were said to have died in Sandy’s destructive path, while more than 4 million people have been plunged into chaos without power — including a number of celebrities, such as Jersey Shore star Snooki.

Celebuzz has compiled a round-up of star Tweets about the mammoth storm dubbed “Frankenstorm.”

@tylerperry: Hurricane Sandy passing through the Bahamas. Thank God that all storms pass!

@rickygervais: This “Sandy” who’s on TV all the time and is blowing the entire east coast, I assume she’s a Kardashian right?

@MarthaStewart: the dogs do not want to go outside -the cats have not moved from their beds all day-the horses,donkeys,chickens are all inside-are you?

@RealMichelleT (Michelle Trachtenberg): You know NYC is under hurricane crisis when there’s not a single cab on the road. #Frankenstorm

@MelissaJoanHart: Moving the family to the basement. Too many giant trees falling. Stay safe everyone. God Bless

@sethmeyers21: Every time I go outside to see how bad #Sandy is I see someone confidently walking a tiny dog.

@RuPaul: Upon arriving in NYC, #Sandy has requested that we now refer to her as Saundra

@chrissyteigen: the worst of the storm is about to come, nyc. if only you had listened to lindsay lohan and emitted only positive energy. next time.

@joshgroban: Sending my thoughts to all in the path of #sandy…looks pretty bad.

@katharinemcphee: “@AngeliqueMabida: @katharinemcphee why are you scared?” Because it sounds like my windows are gonna blow in. #HurricaneSandy

@Bethenny (Bethenny Frankel): Wow. The Hudson River is now on the streets of TriBeCa.

@ryanlochte: Due to Hurricane #Sandy the @90210 episode is postponed until November 5th. Hope everyone is safe up north!

@DebraMessing: And red wine… All I need are s’mores and a book and I’m set for #sandy

@katiecouric: This crane collapse is scary on West 57th! #sandy

@joshduhamel: Praying #Sandy doesn’t do too much damage & everyone stays safe.

@ChelseaClinton: Grateful my Mom is away from #Sandy and in Algeria working toward peace in #Mali.

@Fergie: Hello #Sandy. Please be nice.

@JaredLeto: To everyone in the path of #sandy , please be safe.

@itsgabrielleu (Gabrielle Union): To all in #Sandy ‘s path…pls be safe, stay out of harms way & make sure to check on friends, fam, neighbors. Better to be SAFE than sorry!

@Jon_Favreau: Stay safe, East coast. #sandy

@RobLowe: Flying home from east coast and #Sandy . Wish I could bring all in harms way with me. #StaySafe

@llcoolj: My prayers have been offered for all those affected by hurricane Sandy. Stay safe.

@leannrimes: Sending prayers out to everyone in the eye of Hurricane Sandy.

@mindykaling: 9 months from now hopefully we will have some cool Hurricane Sandy babies!

@aaronpaul_8: Sending everyone lots of love who are in the path of hurricane Sandy. May she disappear as soon as possible.

@SpikeLee: WAKE UP.People Please Be Safe From The Wrath Of Hurricane Sandy.Mother Nature Don’t Play And This Isn’t A Joke.Serious Business.SEEK SHELTER

@VWOfficial (Vanessa Williams): Still have power in NY, thank God! Hurricane Sandy gave me 2 days off from @666ParkAve_ABC . Cooking short ribs recipe on learned on @thechew

@Joan_Rivers: Thinking of everyone in NY and on the east coast. Stay safe! I’m stuck in LA and unable to appear live on @QVC . This truly NEVER happens…

@snooki: Ahhhhh our power went out!

Vanessa Williams Praises Stars Speaking Out About Body Image Issues: ‘It Makes Us Human’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Body image has been a hot topic in Hollywood in recent weeks.

From Katie Couric confessing her eating disorder struggles, to Lady Gaga revealing her battle with bulimia and anorexia — and Christina Aguilera embracing her full-bodied curves — many celebrities are stepping into the spotlight with their weight woes.

And it’s not just fans who are applauding their courageous candor.

666 Park Avenue star Vanessa Williams has nothing but praise for her fellow female entertainers.

“I think revealing your own likes, dislikes and insecurities helps because it makes us human,” the actress told Celebuzz in an exclusive interview. “For people that view celebrities in a separate way, they can also see a commonality between us.”

Does Williams struggle with her own waistline?

“It takes work to stay in shape,” the Emmy-nominated actress, 49, admitted. “There are some shortcuts, but they’re not long-lasting shortcuts.”

But Williams, who spent must of her career as a chart-topping singer, has found one hobby helps her keep off the pounds.

“Dancing is a big part of my life, [and] I think it helps,” she said.

“I always love to stay physically fit. So body image is something that, you’re constantly in front of the mirror, and viewing yourself, but it’s also part of the artistry. So when you can use your body as part of the art, it’s dual purpose: you want to stay in shape, but you also want to be in good shape to be able to be a good artist.”

And dance is a passion she shares with her daughters — Jillian, Gabriella, and Melanie. “Luckily, all my daughters have been great dancers, really physically fit and that’s part of their being,” Williams explained.

“It’s not just, let me diet to look good in clothes. It’s I want to look the best that I can because this is my art.”

But Williams — who’s seen much success on TV shows such as Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty — finds self image more daunting when you’re on screen.

“The unfortunate thing about being on camera…[is] you’re always viewing yourself,” she said.

“I think you’re much more brutal in terms of film and television when you see yourself blown up to huge proportions and you have everybody commenting on the way you look.”

While acknowledging it’s a “tough business,” Williams knows it’s just a downside of the job description. “We chose to be in the business,” she said. “We chose to be in front of the camera and that’s just part of what we do.”

What do you think of Williams’ opinion on Hollywood body image? Sound off in comments.

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Vanessa Williams on ’666 Park Avenue’: ‘It’s a World Where Unfortunate Things Happen a Lot’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

From Ugly Betty‘s supermodel diva Wilhemina Slater to Desperate Housewives‘ no-nonsense party girl Renee Perry, Vanessa Williams has shown her comedic range through many small-screen roles.

But now the Emmy-nominated actress is demonstrating her flair for the dramatic in ABC’s chilling new supernatural series, 666 Park Avenue. “It’s nice to be in a completely different genre,” Williams told Celebuzz after unveiling her likeness on the front of a new Gray Line Ride of Fame double-decker bus in Manhattan. “I love comedy, but this is a completely different twist.”

Williams stars as the ever-striking Olivia Doran, who rules over an ominous 1920s-era Park Avenue residence, The Drake, with husband Gavin Doran (played by Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn). “Everyone that comes to The Drake has an ambition,” Williams explained.

But chasing those dreams comes at a price — and that’s where the Dorans come in.

When idealistic working-class couple Henry Martin (Dave Annable) and Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) move to Manhattan, they sign on as co-managers of The Drake.

“Of course, being in New York, everybody has a dream here,” Williams explained of the show. “The dream is to come and have a fabulous apartment, but also to fulfill your desires. Henry works for the city, and he has aspirations in government. Jane, right now, has aspirations to be an architect.”

The almighty, if devilish, Dorans can make their wishes come true — but under the shadowy, supernatural forces of the building, the newcomers must make sacrifices along the way. “So there are certainly ways to help that vision [transpire],” Williams said, “but [the Dorans] have to help facilitate that.”

For Williams, the character of Olivia is not completely far-fetched. “She is similar to Wilhemina Slater because they both come from the same hood — they’re both Upper East Side chicks, very wealthy and used to a life of privilege,” the singer-actress said. There is one drastic divergence, however, between the two fictional New Yorkers. “Olivia’s dark,” Williams revealed, “and she lives in a world where unfortunate things happen a lot. The Drake [is] something that’s quite unusual.”

But between the lights-camera-action calls, the cast and crew strike a low-key vibe on set — which Williams credits, in part, to costar O’Quinn.

“Terry is phenomenal,” she gushed. “He is one of the most laid-back, confident, self-assured guys to be around. And he’s also an incredible musician. He has his flip flops on and his guitar handy at all times, and he’s bringing a little bit of the Hawaii from Lost to our New York set.”

Does Williams lend her Grammy-nominated vocals to the on-set jam sessions? “In between set-ups, he’s always got his guitar and he’ll start singing,” Williams explained. “I’ll sit next to him, we’ll start doing harmonies. It’s a really relaxed set.”

Will you tune in to the new thrilling ABC series? Weigh in below.

Vanessa Williams on ’666 Park Avenue’: ‘It’s a World Where Unfortunate Things Happen a Lot’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

From Ugly Betty‘s supermodel diva Wilhemina Slater to Desperate Housewives‘ no-nonsense party girl Renee Perry, Vanessa Williams has shown her comedic range through many small-screen roles.

But now the Emmy-nominated actress is demonstrating her flair for the dramatic in ABC’s chilling new supernatural series, 666 Park Avenue. “It’s nice to be in a completely different genre,” Williams told Celebuzz after unveiling her likeness on the front of a new Gray Line Ride of Fame double-decker bus in Manhattan. “I love comedy, but this is a completely different twist.”

Williams stars as the ever-striking Olivia Doran, who rules over an ominous 1920s-era Park Avenue residence, The Drake, with husband Gavin Doran (played by Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn). “Everyone that comes to The Drake has an ambition,” Williams explained.

But chasing those dreams comes at a price — and that’s where the Dorans come in.

When idealistic working-class couple Henry Martin (Dave Annable) and Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) move to Manhattan, they sign on as co-managers of The Drake.

“Of course, being in New York, everybody has a dream here,” Williams explained of the show. “The dream is to come and have a fabulous apartment, but also to fulfill your desires. Henry works for the city, and he has aspirations in government. Jane, right now, has aspirations to be an architect.”

The almighty, if devilish, Dorans can make their wishes come true — but under the shadowy, supernatural forces of the building, the newcomers must make sacrifices along the way. “So there are certainly ways to help that vision [transpire],” Williams said, “but [the Dorans] have to help facilitate that.”

For Williams, the character of Olivia is not completely far-fetched. “She is similar to Wilhemina Slater because they both come from the same hood — they’re both Upper East Side chicks, very wealthy and used to a life of privilege,” the singer-actress said. There is one drastic divergence, however, between the two fictional New Yorkers. “Olivia’s dark,” Williams revealed, “and she lives in a world where unfortunate things happen a lot. The Drake [is] something that’s quite unusual.”

But between the lights-camera-action calls, the cast and crew strike a low-key vibe on set — which Williams credits, in part, to costar O’Quinn.

“Terry is phenomenal,” she gushed. “He is one of the most laid-back, confident, self-assured guys to be around. And he’s also an incredible musician. He has his flip flops on and his guitar handy at all times, and he’s bringing a little bit of the Hawaii from Lost to our New York set.”

Does Williams lend her Grammy-nominated vocals to the on-set jam sessions? “In between set-ups, he’s always got his guitar and he’ll start singing,” Williams explained. “I’ll sit next to him, we’ll start doing harmonies. It’s a really relaxed set.”

Will you tune in to the new thrilling ABC series? Weigh in below.

Vanessa Williams on ’666 Park Avenue’: ‘It’s a World Where Unfortunate Things Happen a Lot’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

From Ugly Betty‘s supermodel diva Wilhemina Slater to Desperate Housewives‘ no-nonsense party girl Renee Perry, Vanessa Williams has shown her comedic range through many small-screen roles.

But now the Emmy-nominated actress is demonstrating her flair for the dramatic in ABC’s chilling new supernatural series, 666 Park Avenue. “It’s nice to be in a completely different genre,” Williams told Celebuzz after unveiling her likeness on the front of a new Gray Line Ride of Fame double-decker bus in Manhattan. “I love comedy, but this is a completely different twist.”

Williams stars as the ever-striking Olivia Doran, who rules over an ominous 1920s-era Park Avenue residence, The Drake, with husband Gavin Doran (played by Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn). “Everyone that comes to The Drake has an ambition,” Williams explained.

But chasing those dreams comes at a price — and that’s where the Dorans come in.

When idealistic working-class couple Henry Martin (Dave Annable) and Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) move to Manhattan, they sign on as co-managers of The Drake.

“Of course, being in New York, everybody has a dream here,” Williams explained of the show. “The dream is to come and have a fabulous apartment, but also to fulfill your desires. Henry works for the city, and he has aspirations in government. Jane, right now, has aspirations to be an architect.”

The almighty, if devilish, Dorans can make their wishes come true — but under the shadowy, supernatural forces of the building, the newcomers must make sacrifices along the way. “So there are certainly ways to help that vision [transpire],” Williams said, “but [the Dorans] have to help facilitate that.”

For Williams, the character of Olivia is not completely far-fetched. “She is similar to Wilhemina Slater because they both come from the same hood — they’re both Upper East Side chicks, very wealthy and used to a life of privilege,” the singer-actress said. There is one drastic divergence, however, between the two fictional New Yorkers. “Olivia’s dark,” Williams revealed, “and she lives in a world where unfortunate things happen a lot. The Drake [is] something that’s quite unusual.”

But between the lights-camera-action calls, the cast and crew strike a low-key vibe on set — which Williams credits, in part, to costar O’Quinn.

“Terry is phenomenal,” she gushed. “He is one of the most laid-back, confident, self-assured guys to be around. And he’s also an incredible musician. He has his flip flops on and his guitar handy at all times, and he’s bringing a little bit of the Hawaii from Lost to our New York set.”

Does Williams lend her Grammy-nominated vocals to the on-set jam sessions? “In between set-ups, he’s always got his guitar and he’ll start singing,” Williams explained. “I’ll sit next to him, we’ll start doing harmonies. It’s a really relaxed set.”

Will you tune in to the new thrilling ABC series? Weigh in below.

Vanessa Williams on ’666 Park Avenue’: ‘It’s a World Where Unfortunate Things Happen a Lot’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

From Ugly Betty‘s supermodel diva Wilhemina Slater to Desperate Housewives‘ no-nonsense party girl Renee Perry, Vanessa Williams has shown her comedic range through many small-screen roles.

But now the Emmy-nominated actress is demonstrating her flair for the dramatic in ABC’s chilling new supernatural series, 666 Park Avenue. “It’s nice to be in a completely different genre,” Williams told Celebuzz after unveiling her likeness on the front of a new Gray Line Ride of Fame double-decker bus in Manhattan. “I love comedy, but this is a completely different twist.”

Williams stars as the ever-striking Olivia Doran, who rules over an ominous 1920s-era Park Avenue residence, The Drake, with husband Gavin Doran (played by Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn). “Everyone that comes to The Drake has an ambition,” Williams explained.

But chasing those dreams comes at a price — and that’s where the Dorans come in.

When idealistic working-class couple Henry Martin (Dave Annable) and Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) move to Manhattan, they sign on as co-managers of The Drake.

“Of course, being in New York, everybody has a dream here,” Williams explained of the show. “The dream is to come and have a fabulous apartment, but also to fulfill your desires. Henry works for the city, and he has aspirations in government. Jane, right now, has aspirations to be an architect.”

The almighty, if devilish, Dorans can make their wishes come true — but under the shadowy, supernatural forces of the building, the newcomers must make sacrifices along the way. “So there are certainly ways to help that vision [transpire],” Williams said, “but [the Dorans] have to help facilitate that.”

For Williams, the character of Olivia is not completely far-fetched. “She is similar to Wilhemina Slater because they both come from the same hood — they’re both Upper East Side chicks, very wealthy and used to a life of privilege,” the singer-actress said. There is one drastic divergence, however, between the two fictional New Yorkers. “Olivia’s dark,” Williams revealed, “and she lives in a world where unfortunate things happen a lot. The Drake [is] something that’s quite unusual.”

But between the lights-camera-action calls, the cast and crew strike a low-key vibe on set — which Williams credits, in part, to costar O’Quinn.

“Terry is phenomenal,” she gushed. “He is one of the most laid-back, confident, self-assured guys to be around. And he’s also an incredible musician. He has his flip flops on and his guitar handy at all times, and he’s bringing a little bit of the Hawaii from Lost to our New York set.”

Does Williams lend her Grammy-nominated vocals to the on-set jam sessions? “In between set-ups, he’s always got his guitar and he’ll start singing,” Williams explained. “I’ll sit next to him, we’ll start doing harmonies. It’s a really relaxed set.”

Will you tune in to the new thrilling ABC series? Weigh in below.