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America (the Beautiful) Turns 25!
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.


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Ana Ortiz Gets Ready for the Birth of Her Daughter
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."


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"Ugly Betty" is a Huge Hit in China
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/11/2009 - 16:45

While we anxiously wait to learn the fate of Ugly Betty here in the United States, audiences can’t get enough of the Mandarin-language version of the show, Variety reports.


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Recession Forces America Ferrera to Sell One of Her Two Homes
By Monica Herrera | 02/04/2009 - 10:55

Even TV stars are having money problems. América Ferrera owns two homes—one on the West Coast and one on the East—but the actress recently put her Hollywood Hills pad on the market for $1.5 million after Ugly Betty moved its set to New York City.

“She’s sad about it, but she doesn’t want to pay for two places,” says a source to Life & Style.


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ABC Benches "Ugly Betty"
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/26/2009 - 17:44

Uh-oh. Things are not looking pretty for Ugly Betty. EW reports ABC is benching Betty beginning March 26 and replacing it with episodes of Samantha Who? and the new Megan Mullally-Cheryl Hines comedy In the Motherhood. The network says, "Ugly Betty will return to Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m.


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EXCLUSIVE: Ana Ortiz - "Yes, I Am Preggers!"
By Monica Herrera | 01/13/2009 - 15:38

Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz has confirmed exclusively to Latina.com that she and husband Noah Lebenzon have a bundle of joy on the way.

"Yes, I am preggers. My family, friends and everyone at work knows
what's up, and I have gotten nuthin' but love and support," says the actress. "What a crazy
chapter of life this will be."


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Ana Ortiz Is Pregnant!
By Monica Herrera | 01/08/2009 - 16:10

Congrats are in order for Ana Ortiz! The Ugly Betty star is expecting her first baby with husband Noah Lebenzon, a chatty friend of the couple tells People. "They are thrilled and ecstatic. They can't wait to be parents," says the source, who also reveals that Ana is scheduled to give birth in July.


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Lauren Velez 's Top Secret Role on "Ugly Betty" Keeps Us Guessing
By Monica Herrera | 01/05/2009 - 16:00

Just before Christmas, it was announced that Lauren Velez, the boricua actress most known for her role on Showtime's Dexter, will join Ugly Betty as a guest star for multiple episodes in 2009. So far, all we know is that Velez will play Elena, a nurse who "enters the lives of the Saurez family"; the folks at ABC are keeping all other details under strict wraps because her role is directly tied to a major turn of events on the hit show--i.e., someone dies!


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America Ferrera and Tina Fey to Duke It Out At SAG Awards...Not Really.
By Monica Herrera | 12/18/2008 - 14:01

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning, and we'd like to say felicidades to America Ferrera, who will vie for Oustanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. The Ugly Betty star won the award in 2007 but lost to 30 Rock's Tina Fey this year, so expect a showdown between these TV divas when the awards air on January 25! Or maybe not, since neither of them is particularly diva-like, and everyone and their dog is obsessed with Tina this year...but here's hoping anyway.


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UPDATE: Things Get Ugly Between Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrera
By smundhra | 10/23/2008 - 10:08

The catfights at Mode magazine seem to have nothing on the real-life feud between Ugly Betty star América Ferrera, and guest star Lindsay Lohan. The New York Post reports that Lindsay's six-episode contract was cut down to four, at the insistence of América.

One production source said, "It was a mess. Lindsay would show up every day with an entourage of people. She smoked 24/7, and after she left, they had to repaint her dressing room it was such a mess."


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