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Mark Indelicato Weeps Over Final 'Ugly' Scenes

April 2nd, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Mark Indelicato
Actor Mark Indelicato had to be comforted by cast mates on the New York set of Ugly Betty after breaking down as he filmed his final scenes on the show.

The star, who was just 11 years old when he landed the role of Justin Suarez on the comedy, was left devastated earlier this year when ABC TV executives announced they were axing the series. And taking to the set for the last time on Wednesday was an emotional experience for Indelicato.

In a post on his blog, he wrote, "Today is my last day ever as Justin Suarez. Only have been on set for an hour and already crying. Standing...

'Ugly Betty' Stars Struggle With Final Scenes

March 30th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Ugly Betty
Actors Mark Indelicato and Michael Urie are struggling to bid farewell to Ugly Betty as they film their final scenes for the hit show.

The pair was left stunned when ABC executives announced in January that the sitcom's current fourth season will be its last. And as they both step on set for the last time this week, the stars admit they're still coming to terms with the sad news.

Indelicato writes on his personal page, "Can't believe that tomorrow is the second to last day of shooting. This rain is saying something about the end of UB (Ugly Betty). Just realized that I don't...

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

March 15th, 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

March 10th, 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

March 9th, 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...

Ashanti Signs Reality TV Deal

February 17th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Ashanti Signs Reality TV Deal
R&B star Ashanti has teamed up with the producers of Ugly Betty and The Office to create a new reality TV contest. The singer/actress has just signed a deal with the brains behind Reveille Productions to produce and host her own version of American Idol.

Details of the show are being kept tightly under wraps, but Ashanti's manager mother Tina Douglas tells WENN, "It's an unscripted television show that is definitely music related. We'll be revealing more in the coming weeks. She has her own record label, called Written Entertainment, and the show is going to revolve around her label... ...

Michael Urie Was Hoping For More 'Betty'

February 3rd, 2010 8:52am EST
Michael Urie Was Hoping For More
Michael Urie was heartbroken when Ugly Betty was axed - because he was "secretly hoping" the show would continue for another year. Urie wasn't surprised when TV bosses announced plans to scrap the sitcom, confirming last month that the current fourth season will be the last.

However, the actor admits he had been hoping for more episodes, after Ugly Betty's time slot was moved by network bosses in recent months.

He says, "(I was) not shocked, but still saddened. (I) secretly hoped we had one more move in us, back to one of our former time slots. Everyone is sad, but still enjoying ea...

Vanessa Williams 'Devastated' By 'Ugly Betty' Cancellation

February 2nd, 2010 3:02pm EST
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams is angry at TV bosses for axing her hit comedy Ugly Betty, insisting the cast is "devastated" by the news. The U.S. version of the series turned Emmy winner America Ferrera into a household name after it debuted in 2006.

However, ABC executives announced last month the series' current fourth season will be its last. And Williams is outraged programming bosses have scrapped the show just a year after uprooting the cast and crew from Los Angeles to film in New York.

She also blames them for failing to give the show a regular time slot for fans to follow.


'Ugly Betty' Canceled

January 27th, 2010 5:48pm EST
Ugly Betty
ABC's hit TV show "Ugly Betty" has been canceled. The cult comedy, which had become a global hit, debuted in 2006 and turned Emmy Award-winner America Ferrera into a household name.

But there won't be a fifth season of the show - the program's current fourth season will be its last. "Ugly Betty" will wrap up in April.

In a joint statement, executive producer Silvia Horta and ABC TV executive Steve McPherson announced, "We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfyi...

Liza Minnelli To Join 'Ugly Betty'

January 22nd, 2010 11:15am EST
Liza Minnelli To Join
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli is heading to New York for a new show - she will reportedly will join the cast of the Big Apple's most fashionable comedy Ugly Betty for the next season.

The Cabaret star will play an "outrageous drama teacher" in the hit series, which focuses on the daily life of a lowly assistant at a top fashion magazine. Minnelli will appear as Betty's camp nephew Justin's high-school teacher in several episodes, and will start shooting later this month, according to

A source tells the website, "There were massive rumors last year, then again in earl...

Michael Urie: 'I'm Not Gay Or Straight'

January 14th, 2010 9:52am EST
Michael Urie:
Ugly Betty star Michael Urie has opened up about his sexuality, insisting he's never felt comfortable labeling himself "gay" because he's enjoyed relationships with women in the past. The actor, who plays fashion assistant Marc on the hit sitcom, is currently in a long-term relationship with a man but he refuses to categorize his sexual orientation.

He tells The Advocate magazine, "I've never said I was straight, and I'm not saying I'm gay now. I never lie, and I've never shied away from the topic... I am not a hypocrite - certainly not now. I've been in a relationship for a while now, ...

America Ferrera Pays Tribute To Late Teacher

December 11th, 2009 1:46pm EST
America Ferrera Pays Tribute To Late Teacher
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera fought back tears at the New York Women in Film and Television luncheon on Wednesday as she paid tribute to the late school teacher who inspired her acting dreams.

The actress was one of four honorees at the annual Muse Awards, which celebrates prominent film and TV personalities, and she dedicated her accolade to her fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez. Ferrera admitted she will always be thankful to the teacher for giving her a chance to shine on the stage during a school production of the classic Oliver Twist tale after being snubbed for a role in a Sh...

Shakira To Guest Star On 'Wizards'

December 8th, 2009 3:24pm EST
Shakira To Guest Star On
Shakira has conjured up a role on hit kids show Wizards Of Waverly Place - in a role poking fun at herself.

The Whenever, Wherever hit-maker has appeared on the small screen before, starring in Colombian soap opera El Oasis in the 1990s, and she recently played herself on an episode of Ugly Betty.

And Shakira was delighted to be approached to appear on the hit Disney show - despite the mysterious nature of the part.

She tells Access Hollywood, "Shakira doesn't really exist. It's a complicated thing, very creative. I'm actually making fun of myself. I think it's the first time an...

It's A Boy For Ashley Jensen

November 12th, 2009 8:41am EST
Actress Ashley Jensen is a new mom after welcoming her first child - a baby boy.

The former Ugly Betty star and her actor husband Terence Beesley welcomed son Francis Jonathan Beesley on October 20th, reports

The couple, who married in 2007, decided to keep the baby's sex a surprise until the delivery.

Jensen explains, "We thought there are so few surprises left in the world. We wanted to be surprised, so we don't have the room painted pink or blue."

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Slideshow: Meet The Cast of FOX's Critically Acclaimed 'Glee'

November 4th, 2009 10:00am EST
The Cast of Glee
Have you met the cast of Glee yet? This diverse group of oddballs is not only fun and entertaining but completely contagious. The shows rabid base of viewers has also taken to downloading their songs. Recently their rendition of 'Don't Stop Believin' went gold with over 500,000 downloads for that song alone and now an album "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is available as well.

Take a minute to meet the cast and tune into FOX Wednesdays 8/7c.

Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri:

Jessalyn Gilsig had the distinction of simultaneously starring in two of television’s most acclaimed drama series: Golde...

Victoria Beckham To Guest Star On 'Gossip Girl'

October 19th, 2009 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is set to join the cast of hit drama Gossip Girl - playing herself. The former Spice Girl thrilled viewers with a cameo role in Ugly Betty in 2007 and now she's landed another prime time job.

Beckham was approached by actress Blake Lively to appear in the show - and producers quickly snapped her up, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.

A source tells the publication, "Blake and co-star Leighton Meester are fans of Victoria's designs, and have both worn her dresses. Blake attended the unveiling of Victoria's new collection in New York last month, alongside th...

Top 5 to Watch Oct. 11-17: 'Ugly Betty,' 'Law & Order' & More

October 12th, 2009 9:26am EDT
Ugly Betty
During the week of Oct. 11, 2009, the Top 5 includes one chef's culinary dreams coming true, the announcement of a biological father and a spoof that everyone must watch!

Hell's Kitchen - Tuesday, Oct. 13 (Fox)

Chef Gordon Ramsay will announce the winner of "Hell's Kitchen" season six. The competition is down to Ariel, Kevin and Dave, but one of those chefs will be cut during the first hour of the two-hour finale. On the second episode the chefs will be asked to create their own restaurant, and hopefully the right person will emerge victorious at the end.

I think all of the chefs ...

Shakira To Appear In 'Ugly Betty'

October 1st, 2009 8:33am EDT
Colombian pop sensation Shakira is heading to the small screen - she has landed a cameo role in TV hit Ugly Betty.

The "Hips Don't Lie" hitmaker will play herself in an episode of the show, set on a photoshoot in the Bahamas.

"Ugly Betty" creator Silvio Horta tells, "We've mentioned her several times over the course of the series and have always wanted to work with her. She's an enormous Latina icon, as is Betty, and we thought it was a perfect fit."

See more photos of Shakira here!

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

(This news article provided by World Entertai...

Q&A With Michael Ausiello: TV Fan, Media Journalist, and Neo-Celebrity (But Don't Try To Tell Him That!)

September 30th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello, "Entertainment Weekly's" TV writer, is the "outbreak monkey" of his field. There is a new virus that is affecting the field of media journalism, and that plague is celebrity. The new neo-celebrity status of these journalists has a patient zero - the person we see as the beginning of it all - and that is Ausiello himself.

The line between celebrity and non-celebrity has blurred in the past 15 years thanks to a change in how we interpret and apply entertainment and media into our daily lives. This change has created a domino effect that has also hit the field of journ...

New TV On DVD, Sept. 22

September 22nd, 2009 8:00am EDT
The Mentalist
A celebrated psychic-turned-detective with a powerful gift for observation investigates crimes for the California Bureau of Investigation in The Mentalist. Season 1 is now available. Also on DVD: 30 Rock season 3, Brotherhood season 3, Castle season 1, Ghost Whisperer season 4, Law and Order: SVU season 10, Taxi season 4, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2, Ugly Betty season 1.

'Ugly Betty' Crew On Ana Ortiz Breast Watch

September 21st, 2009 10:00pm EDT
Ugly Betty, Ana Ortiz Breasts
New mom Ana Ortiz relies on the crew of her hit TV show Ugly Betty to remind her when it's time to pump her breast milk - they keep a watchful eye on her expanding bosom during filming.

The actress and her musician husband Noah Lebenzon welcomed little Paloma in June and her daughter has been accompanying Ortiz to work.

The star admits she is constantly taking breaks from shooting the show to nurse the tot - and she has her colleagues to thank for avoiding any embarrassing situations on camera.

She tells, "The team will be like, 'Uh, Ana, do you need a break?' And I'll b...

Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

September 21st, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?



The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...

The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...

Heidi Klum's Sexy Butt, Back & Breasts (Pictures & Video)

September 16th, 2009 2:02pm EDT
Heidi Klum sexy Page Six pictures
Heidi Klum shows off her body and talks about getting dissed by Karl Lagerfeld, skinny trends, Project Runway and more in the new Page Six Magazine. Check out photos, video and quotes below...

Earlier this year, fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld said some scathing words about beloved German supermodel Heidi Klum. "I don't know her. Claudia [Schiffer] doesn't know her. She was never in Paris. We don't know her." And in regards to Heidi's husband Seal, "I am no dermatologist, but I wouldn't want his skin. Mine looks better than his. He is covered in craters."

Until now Heidi had yet to publ...

Are TV Remakes A Good Idea?

September 10th, 2009 4:27pm EDT
Looking at the CW's Tuesday line up, it's almost like getting a blast from the past: "90210" and "Melrose Place" on again? Is it the 90s? No, they're just two examples of the new television remakes blasting onto the screen, and they're not alone. "Eastwick," based on the "Witches of Eastwick" movie, premieres on September 23 on ABC, and "V" (premiering Nov. 3) is a remake of a canceled science fiction series. Now ABC has the rights to adapt "St. Elmo's Fire" from the popular film, and NBC is bringing back their detective drama from the 70s "The Rockford Files."

This is hardly a new thin...

10 Returning Shows We Can't Wait To See This Fall

September 9th, 2009 10:12am EDT
Returning Fall 2009 shows
The fall season is finally upon us, and that means television is worth watching again. The summer has a few hot shows, but it is really just a waiting station for our favorites to return in September. Soon the Tivo will be completely full, every night will be a new adventure, and all our answers from last season's cliff hangers will (hopefully) be answered. Take a look at 10 TV shows we can't wait to see this coming season!

Gossip Girl (returns September 14)

Season two had a few shaky moments, including the illicit teacher-student affair with Dan and Chuck's flirtation with the under...

'The View, 'Bold And The Beautiful' Win At Daytime Emmy Awards

August 31st, 2009 8:36am EDT
The View
Ellen DeGeneres has lost her crown as the Queen of daytime TV - the hosts of The View ended her four-year run as Best Talkshow Host at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

The beloved funnywoman had held on to the prize since 2005, but faltered at the ceremony on Sunday when she came up against "The View's" feisty foursome Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters.

But it wasn't all bad for DeGeneres - her daily chatshow pulled back by picking up four awards during the night.

Fellow chatshow hosts Rachael Ray and Tyra Banks also walked away with prizes, winning Best ...

Demi Moore Lands Role On 'The Beautiful Life'

August 31st, 2009 8:34am EDT
Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher has recruited his number one beauty for his TV series The Beautiful Life - his wife Demi Moore.

The actress has been providing her expertise behind the scenes of the upcoming drama, which her husband Kutcher created and is currently producing. And now she's being lined up for a role in front of the camera, in a rare small screen venture for the star.

Moore, 46, is set to play an ex-model obsessed with plastic surgery, according to Britain's Mail on Sunday.

A source tells the newspaper, "Demi has turned down a lot of TV shows over the years, including Ugly Betty. B...

LeAnn Rimes Must Be Happy: Eddie Cibrian Has Filed For Divorce

August 26th, 2009 4:01pm EDT
Eddie Cibrian
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Cibrian is divorcing his wife of nearly eight years. Court records show the 36-year-old actor, who has appeared on TV shows such as "Ugly Betty" and "The Starter Wife," filed for divorce on Monday. The court papers were filed in Los Angeles.

Cibrian and his wife, Brandi, were married in 2001. They have two sons, ages 6 and 2.

The divorce petition cites "irreconcilable differences."

Tabloid reports have linked Cibrian with Leann Rimes, his co-star in the TV movie "Northern Lights."

The filing doesn't indicate whether Brandi Cibrian has an attorney, and a ...

Amusing Photo Of The Day: America Ferrera Wearing A Hot Dog Suit

August 26th, 2009 11:02am EDT
America Ferrera in a hotdog suit
We're not exactly sure what's going on in this photo, but we're impressed that America Ferrera has no qualms about acting in a hot dog suit in lower Manhattan for a scene on Ugly Betty. See more ridiculous photos after the jump...

A Los Angeles native and the youngest of six siblings born to Honduran parents, America was raised by her mother in Woodland Hills, CA.

America recently admitted she's afraid to go shopping. She said, "I don't like to shop. I don't like being in stores... I've never enjoyed shopping since I was young. It's just not something that I like to do."

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