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.
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By Anabell Romero | 08/26/2009 - 15:00
Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem will be be among those honored for their achievements at the 2009 ALMA awards iin Los Angeles on September 17th.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/18/2009 - 18:45
Want to know where you can catch all of your favorite Latin TV stars on the tube this fall? Vivo Por TiVo's got you covered! I’ve compiled a list of the 25 shows you cannot miss, starring all of your favorite Latin TV stars, including returning vets like América Ferrera, Eva Longoria Parker and Cote de Pablo.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2009 - 15:17
Move over Ugly Betty and make room for Betty Suarez! Looks like the ABC television honchos weren't kidding when they told fans that America Ferrera's titular character was going to be debuting a new look this season.
The shift makes sense with the show's plot line as Betty has just been promoted to a job as Features Editor at Mode magazine. No longer a lowly assistant, she has to step up her style game in order to accurately reflect her new found status on the staff.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2009 - 10:52
As fans of Ugly Betty know, last season ended with Betty (América Ferrera) receiving a promotion to features editor, meaning that Mode Editor-in-Chief Daniel Meade is now without an assistant. Enter Jamie-Lynn Sigler!
By Mariela Rosario | 07/01/2009 - 09:49
We all know that Ugly Betty has never had any trouble attracting the boys, but now she better watch out because porn mogul Michael Lucas is set to guest-star on the hit ABC show next season.
Lucas won the walk-on role through a charity auction held by the Stonewall Community Foundation. "I paid $18,000 for the opportunity, and this is a chance for adult stars to step out of their box," said Lucas. "My appearance will also show American audiences that there is no reason a porn star can’t appear on national television."
By Lee Hernandez | 05/19/2009 - 17:30
Remember the days when Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) was Betty’s greatest adversary? Well they’re long gone now, and Betty’s most lethal antagonist/new enemy is the alphabet network that airs the show, ABC. Following the network’s foolish (and some might say, rash) decision in March to bench Ugly Betty—one of their most popular and beloved comedies—to make room for new episodes of Samanta Who?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2009 - 18:00
Fox Searchlight has given the green light to a new comedy about two very different families coming together to plan a wedding in just a few short weeks.
The movie is set to star Forrest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia as the fathers of the groom and bride respectively. America Ferrera will play Mencia's daughter in the as-yet-unnamed family film. It's being described as a film about the clash-of-cultures between two clans who's fathers must learn to set aside their differences for the sake of their children.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2009 - 17:15
America Ferrera has signed on to star and executive produce a new film from Maya pictures entitled The Dry Land. Ferrera is set to star alongside Ryan O’Nan, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter and Melissa Leo of Frozen River fame, who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award last year. The film will tell the story of a young GI who has just returned from the war in Iraq and finds it more difficult than he imagined to readjust.