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Has Salma Hayek Found the New ‘Ugly Betty’?

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 and Jose…

/ November 2, 2010

‘Ugly Betty’ Star Becki Newton Expecting First Child

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, back…

Celebuzz / July 4, 2010

America Ferrera Is Engaged

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 couch!

Celebuzz / June 17, 2010

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

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 woes, Lady

Celebuzz / April 15, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: Ugly Betty Season 4 Cast Photos

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.

Celebuzz / October 8, 2009

PHOTO GALLERY: America Ferrera’s Wet & Wild Waterslide

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!

Betsy Waldman / October 6, 2009

PHOTO GALLERY: Ugly Betty on a Rickshaw

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 anger the show&#8217…

Betsy Waldman / August 28, 2009

PHOTO GALLERY: America Ferrera—Hot Dog!

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 call…

Celebuzz / August 25, 2009

Paula Abdul Won’t Be Getting ‘Ugly’

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 between Abdul and…

Celebuzz / August 17, 2009

Paula Abdul: It’s Getting ‘Ugly’

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.
Other TV…

Betsy Waldman / August 12, 2009

Ana Ortiz Gives Birth to a Daughter

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 elated and completely…

Celebuzz / June 29, 2009

Nikki Blonsky: Brawling Her Way onto ‘Ugly Betty’

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 1…

Betsy Waldman / November 6, 2008

Handicapping an Emmy Award Winning Weekend

This weekend marks the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, and this year’s festivities are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
In an Emmy first, there will be six hostsTom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and Ryan Seacrest (of course).
Lauren Conrad is also “designing” one of the trophy girl’s gowns. Poor thing
Things to look…

Celebuzz / September 20, 2008

America Ferrera Slams ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘The Hills’

In the October issue of Seventeen, America Ferrara, 24, speaks out against the backstabbing debutantes bitch-slapping their way across small screens these days.
According to Us, the Ugly Betty actress feels that ”shows like Gossip Girl kind of condition us to be mean.”
She adds, ”Like, if you’re watching The Hills or 90210, all the backstabbing shape…

Betsy Waldman / September 12, 2008

Things Get ‘Ugly’ in Central Park

America Ferrara, Vanessa Williams and the rest of the Ugly Betty crew got some sunlight and fresh air yesterday, as the sitcom’s production hit Central Park in New York for a day of filming.
Joining the show’s regular cast were two of the show’s guest stars this season: Lindsay Lohan, who’s portraying Betty’s high-school

Betsy Waldman / September 10, 2008

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Returns

When the first The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie premiered, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn were the high-profile television stars of the four main castmembers.
Bledel enjoyed a seven-year run on Gilmore Girls, as the show’s lead Rory Gilmore. Tamblyn was the Joan referred to in her critically-acclaimed, but short-lived Joan of Arcadia series.

Celebuzz / July 29, 2008

How To Live Like… Christopher Gorham

Christopher Gorham must hold the secret to getting the ladies. He plays the geeky (and adorable) accountant on Ugly Betty. As the love interest of Betty herself, Henry Grubstick melts the heart of every girl watching.
He’s just as successful in real-life too, with a loving marriage (to his UCLA sweetheart, Anel Lopez-Gorham, btw), and…

Celebuzz / July 19, 2008

Lindsay Dodges Balls on ‘Ugly Betty’…Not That Kind

So, the much anticipated season finale of Ugly Betty is on tonight.
Here’s a sneak peek at Lindsay Lohan guest-starring in the episode in a role she’s done before and quite well, a high school bully.
Tonight, La Lohan’s character is introduced to the series as a blast from Betty’s academic past. She is set…

lisatee / May 22, 2008