09:20 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 11/29/2007 01:30PM
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera and High School Musical hunk Zac Efron were among the winners at the ninth Family Television Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills.
Ferrera, 23, who has accumulated Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Betty Suarez on the ABC series, won best actress while the show best comedy.
Efron, 20, won the best actor award for the Disney Channel original, which earned best movie musical honors.
ABC's quirky Pushing Daisies snagged the best new series award while NBC's Heroes won best drama.
– Gerri Miller
Originally posted 10/31/2007 10:30AM
America Ferrera hasn’t seen her father since he left the family when she was young and the Ugly Betty star says it took a long time to come to terms with his departure.
"It wasn’t easy, but as a kid you find ways to make sense of it." Ferrera, 23, told British Marie Claire for its December issue. "I remember just bits and pieces of that time in my life, but I do remember being so incredibly matter-of-fact."
Originally posted 08/11/2007 08:20PM
How is Emmy-nominated Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera biding her time before the Emmy Awards on Sept. 16? By house hunting with her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams.
Originally posted 06/15/2007 06:00AM
Hopefully there's a moving van in the vicinity! Kristin Cavallari, boxes up her kitchen utensils as she moves from her house in Los Angeles.
Originally posted 09/28/2006 09:30AM
NEW SHOWWatch It: Ugly Betty (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) A bizarrely, blissfully successful hybrid of comedy, drama and soap, Ugly Betty is based on a Colombian telenovela and executive-produced by Mexican actress Salma Hayek. I assume those two factors have something to do with the show's sensibility, a campy cheerfulness that's unlike anything in primetime. The basic story, though, will remind viewers of The Devil Wears Prada. Frump princess Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) lands a job as assistant to Daniel Meade, the new playboy editor of Manhattan fashion bible Mode. She's been positioned outside his office precisely because she's so unattractive that Mr. Meade (Eric Mabius) will stay focused. This is cruel. But Betty is smart, smarter than her boss, and guides him past the tiger pits being dug in the fashion jungle by a rival editor. Meanwhile, there are bigger, preposterous mysteries – Mode's previous editor, presumed dead, seems to be alive – and a parade of ridiculous fashionistas: a corporation full of wicked stepsisters to Betty's Cinderella. The show is a fairy tale that doesn't need the payoff of a glass slipper.
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