By Gerri Miller | 03/11/2010 - 11:42
Her four-season run as Ugly Betty is winding down, but América Ferrera's film career is heating up. Fresh off Sundance Film Festival accolades for The Dry Land, a drama she produced and appears in as the wife of a war-scarred veteran, Ferrera, 25, has two movies opening this month, the romantic comedy Our Family Wedding on March 12 and the animated How to Train Your Dragon on March 26.
By Kathryn Papanek | 03/05/2010 - 16:14
Part of the fun of the Academy Awards is trying to guess what celebrities will wear on the red carpet—from the gowns to the gems. Can't wait until Sunday to get your fill of celeb style? We asked jeweler-to-the-stars Neil Lane—who has provided red carpet jewelry for everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Salma Hayek—to show us the pieces he would choose if he was dressing these Latina stars on Oscar night. Here are his picks...
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2010 - 10:24
America Ferrera sat down with her best friend Amber Tamblyn for a refreshingly honest interview running now in Bust magazine, and boy did she open up. She dished with Tamblyn about everything from wearing "white face" for a Hollywood audition, to acting in her boyfriend's new film and how she feels about the end of Ugly Betty ("I love the show, but I so hope that at the end of that run, I'll have more to show for it than box sets"). It's a really great conversation between two women who obviously love and respect each other dearly.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/19/2009 - 18:00
Just when America Ferrera's Ugly Betty is starting to look beautiful, ratings for her once popular show are becoming hideous. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ABC comedy's two-hour Season 4 premiere Friday night drew a disappointing 5.1 million viewers, and scored an even more disappointing 1.4 preliminary rating among adults 18–49 (a key demographic that advertisers watch).
By Lee Hernandez | 10/06/2009 - 18:40
If you were planning on sitting in front of the tube this Friday—popcorn in hand—to watch the season four premiere of ABC’s Ugly Betty—you might want to make other plans. The Hollywood Reporter says ABC “has decided to push the premiere of the dramedy from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16,” in order to air same-week reruns of some of their new shows in its place. Instead, the two-hour premiere of Betty is now scheduled to air at 8 p.m.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/15/2009 - 08:00
América Ferrera went from the token curvy girl to the boss on the set of Ugly Betty. Some have even cast her as a diva. But this strong, determined woman has a bright career ahead of her—hit TV show or not. What could be wrong with that? Writer Eric Parker speaks to Ferrera about her early school days, the challenges of working with her boyfriend, her "feud" with Lindsay Lohan, and her attraction to playing strong Latinas on screen.
HER EARLY SCHOOL DAYS: