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Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV: A User’s Guide

7/28/2014 2:00pm EDT
Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV:
As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m drawn to shows about my city, taking comfort in the familiar sights and settings; yet I often find myself asking, “Did the writers of some of these shows ever step foot in Manhattan?”

I can shake off the inconsistencies, but I sometimes wonder about all the people saving their babysitting and paper route money hoping to someday move to the Big Apple hoping to mirror the glamorous life seen on the small screen.

Hence, a guide to separating fact from fiction:

‘Smash’ only lasted two seasons, but it was long enough to get your hopes up that moving here wo...

Fashion Fails: Kate Mara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Idina Manzel, More

6/15/2014 3:05pm EDT
Kate Mara
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Kate Mara's dress is so rigid she looks like a Barbie doll posing in it. We've seen these shaped "bell" dresses before, and they look anything but comfortable. It doesn't help that it has all of that messy glitter all over it like she was a fake Christmas tree. Check out another look at Mara's fail and the rest from this past week below:

Prankster Crawls Under America Ferrera's Gown At The Cannes Film Festival

5/18/2014 8:07am EDT
Prankster Crawls Under America Ferrera's Gown At The Cannes Film
America Ferrera had a moment she'll never forget while walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday - she became the victim of Ukranian TV reporter/prankster Vitalii Sediuk. Seduiak stunned the "How to Train Your Dragon 2" actress by crawling under her white, Georges Hobeika gown.

Ferrera reportedly told a friend following the event, via Vulture: "I don't even know what happened. I feel something behind me, and there's this guy under my dress, and then two guys drag him away! Of all of the things I prepared myself for, that was not one of them."

The former "Ugly Betty" s...

Red Carpet Prankster Gets To Close For Comfort With America Ferrera At Cannes

5/17/2014 8:12am EDT
Red Carpet Prankster Gets To Close For Comfort With America Ferr
America Ferrera had an awkward moment on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.

The former "Ugly Betty" star was promoting her new film How to Train Your Dragon 2 when a man revealed to be a Ukrainian journalist got a little too close for comfort.

Vitalii Sediuk attempted to get up under Ferrera's dress on the red carpet before security dragged him out. Sediuk has been identified as the the same man who made it on stage at the 2013 Grammys to take Adele's award. He's also attempted to kiss Will Smith.

'End Of Watch' L.A. Premiere Pics: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, 50 Cent & More!

9/18/2012 11:00am EDT
Anna Kendrick
The "End Of Watch" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday was a star-studded event. Anna Kendrick looked lovely in a black and cream-colored gown, while Jake Gyllenhaal opted for a blue suit sans tie.

America Ferrera wore a bright turquoise gown, while Jennie Garth sizzled in a little black leather dress. Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff popped in a bright blue frock, and "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello was handsome in a black suit.

The film centers on two young police officers (Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) who are targeted by a drug cartel after confiscating a small cache of money and fi...

America Ferrera Applauds Obama's New Immigration Order

8/23/2012 8:57pm EDT
America Ferrera
Actress America Ferrera has heaped praise on President Barack Obama's deferred action plan for immigrants, insisting the policy will change lives for the better.

Earlier this month, Obama issued an executive order which would allow the children of unauthorized citizens to remain in America without fear of deportation, obtain work legally and apply for a driver's licence.

The politician's efforts have been applauded by Ugly Betty star Ferrera, who met with dozens of young illegal aliens as research for a recent role on TV drama The Good Wife.

She tells, "I was elated when I heard ...

Jennifer Connelly Named As Save The Children Ambassador

5/9/2012 10:20am EDT
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly has followed in the footsteps of Hugh Laurie and America Ferrera by signing up as an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children.

The A Beautiful Mind actress, a mother of three, is using her star power to raise awareness of the organization which helps youngsters in need around the world.

Connelly says, "I'm honored to be an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children, working to ensure all children receive an equal start in life. An investment in our children is an investment in our future."

"As a mom, I welcome this opportunity to help other moms around the world achieve ...

America Ferrera Asks For Charity Donations To Mark Birthday

4/19/2012 2:26pm EDT
America Ferrera
Actress America Ferrera has urged fans to forgo sending her gifts to mark her birthday and donate to charity instead.

The Ugly Betty star turned 28 on Wednesday and she's eager to raise as much money as possible for Peace First, an organization which helps teach youngsters pacifist skills.

Ferrera has set up an online donation page for her family, friends and fans to donate in lieu of gifts, and explains her reasons for backing the cause.

She writes, "I chose Peace First because it's an amazing organization that I've been working with since I was a college freshman. I have seen first ...

Selena Gomez Tops Lovely Latinas List

9/8/2011 8:47am EDT
Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez has topped a new list of lovely Latinas.

The singer/actress joins Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Shakira and Jessica Alba in Latina magazine's new 15 Latinas We Love special and graces the cover with the other fiery stunners on the countdown.

Rosie Perez, America Ferrara, Daisy Fuentes and "Cowboys & Aliens" star Ana de la Reguera also make the 2011 list.

Olivia Wilde Filming Documentary In Kenyan Slums

9/6/2011 8:51am EDT
Olivia Wilde
Actress Olivia Wilde is shooting a documentary about women living and working in Kenya's most impoverished areas.

The Tron: Legacy star has interviewed female entrepreneurs and toured the Kibera School for Girls in the run-down slums of Nairobi for TV documentary Half the Sky, which she is shooting with writer Nicholas D. Kristof.

The actress also met with women working at the Jamii Bora organization, which seeks to eliminate poverty through micro financing, and admits she was inspired by the visit.

In a post on her page, she writes, "Spent the day in Kibera slum in Nairob...

America Ferrera Weds In A Secret Ceremony

6/28/2011 3:31pm EDT
America Ferrera
Actress America Ferrera wed her longtime boyfriend in a secret ceremony on Monday night.

The Ugly Betty star and Ryan Piers Williams exchanged vows before close friends and family, her representative confirms to

The couple became engaged last June.

This "plunge taking" might help her with her next project, America is returning to TV to romance Alan Cumming's character on hit legal drama The Good Wife.

America Ferrera To Film Prostitution Documentary In India

5/25/2011 10:36am EDT
America Ferrera
Former Ugly Betty star America Ferrera has ventured to India to film a documentary about prostitution in the country's impoverished areas.

The actress visited the red-light district in Calcutta to shoot upcoming U.S. TV documentary Half the Sky, based on Nicholas D. Kristof's book of the same name.

Ferrera visited a local school and met with officials at the New Light charity, who work to provide education and protection for women and children at high risk.

Kristof, who accompanied Ferrera, says, "America (met) with a terrific 10-year-old girl who has studied English with the help of ...

America Ferrera To Guest Star On 'The Good Wife'

2/8/2011 2:25pm EST
America Ferrera
Actress America Ferrera is returning to TV to romance Alan Cumming's character on hit legal drama The Good Wife.

The Ugly Betty star will step into the courtroom and be introduced to the show's audience as "a potential love interest" for political campaign manager Eli Gold, played by gay Scottish actor Cumming.

A source tells Ferrera will appear as an economics student who plays "a central role in the political race for State's Attorney" in at least three upcoming episodes.

Ferrera's first cameo will be broadcast in the U.S. later this month.

Comedy drama Ugly Betty came ...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

1/1/2011 7:00pm EST
Megan Fox
June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married MC Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera became engage...

Salma Hayek To Launch New 'Ugly Betty'

11/2/2010 11:45pm EDT
Salma Hayek
"Ugly Betty" actress/producer Salma Hayek is re-teaming with the TV bosses behind the hit comedy, to adapt yet another Hispanic melodrama for the U.S.

Hayek struck success when she brought the global telenovela phenomenon of Betty La Fea stateside, and now the actress and her business partner Jose Tamez are hoping for similar success after selling an adaptation of Argentinian series Los Roldan to America's ABC network through their production company, Ventanarosa.

The show chronicles the exploits of a man hired to run the company of the woman whose life he saves. The show has already been...

Check Out 'How To Train Your Dragon' Now On Blu-ray & DVD

10/20/2010 7:00am EDT
How To Train Your Dragon
The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois' adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book "How To Train Your Dragon."

Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide voices for the DreamWorks Animation production.

A winner with audiences and critics alike, the action-adventure soars onto DVD and Blu-ray with even more fun, excitement and, of course, more Dragons!

Giving fans more of what they loved, Dre...

'How To Train Your Dragon' Sequel In The Works

10/11/2010 10:07pm EDT
How to Train Your Dragon
Hit animated children's film "How to Train Your Dragon" is roaring back to the big screen - movie executives are planning a 3-D sequel for 2013.

The DreamWorks picture, which featured characters voiced by Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, fired up the worldwide box office when it was released earlier this year, banking almost $500 million globally.

And studio bosses are hoping to take another swing at the box office takings when the second installment of the Viking tale hits cinemas in three years' time.

Selena Gomez: Ready To Be The Next Jennifer Lopez

9/9/2010 7:34pm EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez, star of the Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place" talks to Latina about building her career, finding love, and what's on her to-do list.

Selena tells Latina that she carefully considers each career move: "I'm not just going to slap my name on something… I want to be really passionate about everything I do, so it's all about timing."

The 18-year-old superstar is releasing her second album this month and already has a clothing line but says she isn't in a hurry to grow up: "I'm 18, but I feel like I'm still 15. I feel very young at heart, and I still want to jump up and ...

Civil War: America Ferrera Vs. America Olivo

8/1/2010 4:00pm EDT
America Battle
Two famous Americas turned up at the New York International Latino Film Festival "Dry Land" premiere earlier this week.

Playboy pinup and "Bitch Slap" star America Olivo wore a gray skirt with a sheer black top, while former "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera opted for a tight purple dress.

Olivo has also appeared in the Fox TV series "House" as well as the film "Friday the 13th." Ferrera is currently enjoying her time off following the cancellation of her ABC series.

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America Ferrera's Purple Dress & Black Belt: Hot Or Not?

7/31/2010 7:32pm EDT
America Ferrera
America Ferrera showed off her good child bearing hips at the New York International Latino Film Festival on Tuesday. The former "Ugly Betty" star was all curves in a tight purple dress at the premiere of her film "Dry Land."

The newly engaged star recently visited U.S. troops serving in the Middle East as part of a morale-boosting charity trip. She signed autographs and posed for pictures with the service men and women in conjunction with The United Service Organizations (USO).

Ferrera admits the experience was made more poignant because of her role in "Dry Land" in which she plays the w...

America Ferrera Visits Troops In Iraq

6/18/2010 3:00pm EDT
America Ferrera
Newly-engaged America Ferrera has visited U.S. troops serving in the Middle East as part of a morale-boosting charity trip. The former Ugly Betty actress and her fiancé Ryan Piers William jetted out to Iraq earlier this month to spend time with soldiers stationed there.

The star signed autographs and posed for pictures with the service men and women in conjunction with The United Service Organizations (USO) before flying straight to Scotland this week for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. And Ferrera admits the experience was made more poignant because of her role in new movie Th...

America Ferrera Got Engaged (Video)

6/17/2010 10:39pm EDT
America Ferrera
Actress America Ferrera is celebrating after longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams asked her to be his wife.

The "Ugly Betty" star first met her beau while she was studying at the University of Southern California and the writer/producer cast her in a student film.

Ferrera sparked speculation she was engaged earlier this week when she sported a diamond on her ring finger at the Edinburgh Film Festival screening of "The Illusionist" in Scotland - and now her representative has confirmed the happy news to

It tops a special summer for the actress, who will be honored on Indepen...

A Rather Thin America Ferrera Looks Hot

6/17/2010 9:37am EDT
America Ferrera
America Ferrera attended the premiere of "The Illusionist" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival yesterday, and it looks like she's dropped a few pounds.

She wore a tulip-skirted black assymetrical dress by Alicia & Olivia. We think she looks fantastic. What do you think?

America's show "Ugly Betty" celebrated its final fourth season in April. Co-star Ana Ortiz said she and America are "open" to the idea of making an "Ugly Betty" film, and Vanessa Williams is eager to join the pair's campaign.

See more photos of America here!

Hollywood's Curvy Cuties

4/21/2010 4:10pm EDT
Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks was named Esquire Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive and we couldn’t agree more. The Mad Men star and vibrant red head isn’t afraid to flaunt her figure even if she isn’t a size 0 as she spices up this month’s cover of Esquire. Men love curves and Christina is the epitome of curvy, so Starpulse wasn’t surprised when she landed the title of “Sexiest Woman Alive.”

Sorry to let you down gentlemen, but Christina is a married women. So in honor of Miss Hendricks and her curvaceous figure and oozing sex appeal, we chose a few other ladies whose curves we love. Va-va-voom!
More C...

Vanessa Williams Wants An 'Ugly' Movie

4/19/2010 1:30pm EDT
Vanessa L. Williams
Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams has joined her former co-stars America Ferrera and Ana Ortiz on a crusade to bring the cancelled TV series to the big screen.

Williams gave her final performance as fashion boss Wilhelmina Slater in the April 14th series finale, and bid farewell to her cast mates of four years.

She says, "We did not want to leave. Our last week, none of us wanted to leave the table. None of us wanted to finish the words we were saying."

Ortiz recently admitted she and America Ferrera are "open" to the idea of making an Ugly Betty film, and Williams is eager to join ...

'How To Train Your Dragon' Is Number One

3/29/2010 8:30am EDT
How To Train Your Dragon
Gerard Butler's animated adventure "How To Train Your Dragon" has fought its way to the top of the box office chart with opening weekend takings of $43.3 million.

The DreamWorks movie, which also features the voices of Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, tells the tale of a Viking boy who tames a fire-breathing dragon.

The 3-D film ended "Alice in Wonderland's" three-week run at number one; Tim Burton's Disney fantasy slips to second place with $17.3 million, taking its total gross in the U.S. to $293.1 million.

John Cusack's 1980s comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine" enters the chart at three af...

Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, And Jay Baruchel Premiere 'How To Train Your Dragon' (Video)

3/22/2010 10:51am EDT
Gerard Butler shifted from "Bounty Hunter" to "How to Train Your Dragon" in a handful of days, continuing his breakneck pace of filmmaking that has rarely paused since "300."

Butler says the new animated film teaches a valuable lesson of patience and tolerance. He voices the father to the main character, who is played by Jay Baruchel.

Jays is excited to be in a children's film, recalling the ones he saw as a child still stick with him to this day - and the chance to star in a feature that could resonate with today's children was one of the reasons he became an actor.

America Ferrera voic...

'Ugly Betty' Cast Celebrates Mark Indelicato's Sweet 16

3/15/2010 9:50am EDT
Mark Indelicato
The "Ugly Betty" cast turned out in force to give actor Mark Indelicato the "best night" of his life at his Sweet 16 party in New York on Sunday.

The star, who plays Justin Suarez in the hit show, was joined by cast mates including America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz and Tony Plana at the bash at the city's Red Bull studio.

Indelicato enjoyed bowling games and ate ice-cream, while the cast presented him with a special cardboard cut-out of Mode magazine - the fictional publication featured in the series.

During the night Ferrera, who plays the title role, made a toast to Indelicato, telling the...

America Ferrera Isn't Ugly, Betty

3/10/2010 5:00pm EST
America Ferrera
America Ferrera looked quite glamorous at the "Our Family Wedding" premiere in New York City last night in a black and silver cocktail dress with Louboutin stiletto heels.

The film centers on an interracial marriage (Ferrera and Lance Goss) and the mayhem that ensues between the two families. When the couple returns from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers (Carlos Mencia and Forest Whitaker) - two highly competitive over-the-top egos - can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day.

America was recently featured in our "Un...

Underappreciated TV Stars

3/9/2010 10:00am EST
Glenn Close - Damages
They’re talented. They’re loveable. They’re hard-working TV thespians. Yet they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Here are 10 (seven, with three Honorable Mentions) out of the many TV stars that are often underappreciated.

Glenn Close – Alright, Close gets tons of credit for her work, including a string of film roles and awards galore, but she still earns a nod here. With Oscar nominations for The Big Chill, The Natural and Fatal Attraction, Close shines just as bright on the small screen. She currently stars as the lead character Patty Hewes, the ruthless litigator on the FX drama...