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Has Salma Hayek Found the New ‘Ugly Betty’?

| November 2, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Salma Hayek hit TV gold when she adapted Betty La Fea, a Mexican telenovela, for American audiences and now the actress-cum-producer is hoping to make a hit again with a new telenovela.
Salma and her producing partner Jose Tamez have sold an American adaptation of the Argentinean telenovela Los Roldan to ABC.
Salma… More »

‘Ugly Betty’ Star Becki Newton Expecting First Child

Celebuzz | July 4, 2010 - 11:00 am

Good news, Ugly Betty fans: Amanda Tanen is pregnant! Well, the actress who plays her, Becki Newton is pregnant.
Becki and her husband of five years, Chris Diamantopoulos, announced earlier today that they are expecting their first child. The only problem? This is going to force the premiere of Becki’s newest series, Love Bites,… More »

America Ferrera Is Engaged

Celebuzz | June 17, 2010 - 3:48 pm

Ugly Betty is heading to the altar.
A rep for America Ferrera has confirmed that the former Ugly Betty star is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams. The two first met while attending the University of Southern California, when Williams cast her in his student movie. Score another victory for the casting… More »

BUZZINGS: Steven Seagal Wanted to See Jenny McCarthy Naked, So He’s at Least Kind of Normal

Celebuzz | April 15, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Jenny McCarthy claims that Steven Seagal ordered her to strip at an audition, because apparently he’s never heard of newsstands, video stores or the Internet. (PopEater)
Feeling violated on Tax Day? Take heart, a lot of celebrities can sympathize with you. From atop their mountainous piles of money. (Wonderwall)
Speaking of cash… More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Ugly Betty Season 4 Cast Photos

Celebuzz | October 8, 2009 - 2:05 pm

Brace yourselves, people; cast photos for Season Four of Ugly Betty have been released, showing America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Michael Urie and the rest in all their fine, colorful glory.
What, not hot-dog outfits?
Click through the photo gallery and delight in the wonder of it all. … More »

PHOTO GALLERY: America Ferrera’s Wet & Wild Waterslide

Betsy Waldman | October 6, 2009 - 2:20 pm

America Ferrera filmed some scenes for Ugly Betty at The Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas this afternoon. 
America and co-star Becki Newton raced down some water slides and looked cute as can be. Check ‘em out here! … More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Ugly Betty on a Rickshaw

Betsy Waldman | August 28, 2009 - 6:00 am

America Ferrera is doing some rick-rolling, y’all!
The Ugly Betty actress was spotted in New York on Wednesday, laboring away on a bicycle attached to a rickshaw.
This comes just a day after she was seen wearing a hot-dog costume while filming an episode for the show.
Did Ferrera do something to… More »

PHOTO GALLERY: America Ferrera—Hot Dog!

Celebuzz | August 25, 2009 - 6:45 pm

No, the slumping economy hasn’t forced Ugly Betty star America Ferrera to take a second job as an Oscar Meyer pitchwoman; the 25-year-old actress was merely wearing a hot-dog outfit in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday to film an episode of her hit series.
No word on why, exactly, the plot of this particular episode… More »

Paula Abdul Won’t Be Getting ‘Ugly’

Celebuzz | August 17, 2009 - 1:15 pm

This just isn’t Paula Abdul’s day.
First her potential coworker, So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy, launched a dis-fest against the former American Idol judge.
And now, as it turns out, contrary to earlier reports, Paula won’t be guest-starring on Ugly Betty.
The Los Angeles Times reports that negotiations… More »

Paula Abdul: It’s Getting ‘Ugly’

Betsy Waldman | August 12, 2009 - 9:15 am

Yet another offer has been thrown to American Idol ex-judge Paula Abdul.
Abdul is reportedly in talks to make a guest appearance on Ugly Betty!
EW dishes that her exact role is being kept secret, but it looks like she’ll be playing a new temp at Mode who bonds with Becki Newton’s Amanda. More »

Ana Ortiz Gives Birth to a Daughter

Celebuzz | June 29, 2009 - 9:00 am

Ugly Betty actress Ana Ortiz gave birth to a daughter, Paloma Louise Lebenzon, on Saturday afternoon, People magazine reports.
This is the first child for Ortiz, 38, and her husband, musician Noah Lebenzon.
Paloma—who weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz.—arrived at 4:25 p.m. on Saturday in New York City.
“[Ortiz]  is… More »

Nikki Blonsky: Brawling Her Way onto ‘Ugly Betty’

Betsy Waldman | November 6, 2008 - 9:49 am

E! reports that Nikki Blonsky, Tracey Turnblad to all you Hairspray fans, filmed a guest shot on ABC’s Ugly Betty on Tuesday. She will play an assistant at Elle who befriends Betty, but might have evil on the brain.
It’s good to know that Blonsky (who is scheduled to appear in court on December… More »

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