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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