By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2009 - 15:17
Move over Ugly Betty and make room for Betty Suarez! Looks like the ABC television honchos weren't kidding when they told fans that America Ferrera's titular character was going to be debuting a new look this season.
The shift makes sense with the show's plot line as Betty has just been promoted to a job as Features Editor at Mode magazine. No longer a lowly assistant, she has to step up her style game in order to accurately reflect her new found status on the staff.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2009 - 10:52
As fans of Ugly Betty know, last season ended with Betty (América Ferrera) receiving a promotion to features editor, meaning that Mode Editor-in-Chief Daniel Meade is now without an assistant. Enter Jamie-Lynn Sigler!
By Mariela Rosario | 07/01/2009 - 09:49
We all know that Ugly Betty has never had any trouble attracting the boys, but now she better watch out because porn mogul Michael Lucas is set to guest-star on the hit ABC show next season.
Lucas won the walk-on role through a charity auction held by the Stonewall Community Foundation. "I paid $18,000 for the opportunity, and this is a chance for adult stars to step out of their box," said Lucas. "My appearance will also show American audiences that there is no reason a porn star can’t appear on national television."
By Lee Hernandez | 05/19/2009 - 17:30
Remember the days when Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) was Betty’s greatest adversary? Well they’re long gone now, and Betty’s most lethal antagonist/new enemy is the alphabet network that airs the show, ABC. Following the network’s foolish (and some might say, rash) decision in March to bench Ugly Betty—one of their most popular and beloved comedies—to make room for new episodes of Samanta Who?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2009 - 18:00
Fox Searchlight has given the green light to a new comedy about two very different families coming together to plan a wedding in just a few short weeks.
The movie is set to star Forrest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia as the fathers of the groom and bride respectively. America Ferrera will play Mencia's daughter in the as-yet-unnamed family film. It's being described as a film about the clash-of-cultures between two clans who's fathers must learn to set aside their differences for the sake of their children.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2009 - 17:15
America Ferrera has signed on to star and executive produce a new film from Maya pictures entitled The Dry Land. Ferrera is set to star alongside Ryan O’Nan, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter and Melissa Leo of Frozen River fame, who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award last year. The film will tell the story of a young GI who has just returned from the war in Iraq and finds it more difficult than he imagined to readjust.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/24/2009 - 16:00
Those fans of Ugly Betty who were worried that the show might not return for a fourth season can officially relax. EW reports that ABC has picked up the show for the 2009-2010 TV season. But first, new episodes of the current season are returning to Thursday nights on April 30.
By Ivana Cepeda | 04/20/2009 - 16:00
America Fererra celebrated her 25th Birthday at New York hot spot Kiss and Fly this past Saturday surrounded by friends and her Ugly Betty family.
The theme of her star studded bash, was “America the Beautiful” complete with a cake designed like a quarter (Get it? She’s a quarter of a century?) with her face on it.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/30/2009 - 16:00
Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz and guitarist husband Noah Lebenzon are counting down the days until the birth of their first baby, a girl! The actress, who is due at the end of July, told People Saturday at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City that she feels "phenomenal."