publication date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Music

clue: This former member of Destiny's Child starred in Chicago on Broadway, not in Brokeback Mountain.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

Not "The" Michelle Williams: After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart.

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Michael Williams

When he starred in Henry V with his wife Judi Dench, neither he nor the character he played were the actress who won an Emmy Award for Fosse/Verdon. Go »

Chuck D

This Queens native declared himself public enemy #1 in the 1980s for bringing the noise and calling 911 a joke. Go »

Michael C. Williams

He played himself in a surprise hit horror movie, which was not Shutter Island. Go »

Lizzo

This big grrrl wants to tell the small world that she loves you, and that kind of truth doesn't hurt. Go »

Kevin Abstract

He named his group after the street he grew up on in Corpus Christi, and his first solo album after a cable channel and a year nine prior to the one in which he was born. Go »

Pat Benatar

She had an invincible run of hits about being shot on a battlefield and being fired up to break hearts. Go »