May 30, 2007
Which of these frosh series is most deserving of Emmy recognition? A. "Brothers & Sisters" B. "Ugly Betty" C. "30 Rock" D. "Heroes" E. "Dexter" F. "Friday Night Lights" Log on to TheEnvelope.com to vote.
January 10, 2007
1 "Ugly Betty" 2 "The Office" 3 "Entourage" 4 "Weeds" 5 "Desperate Housewives" The skinny: "Ugly Betty" has the pedigree that the Hollywood Foreign Press is known for rewarding. New, quirky, buzzworthy -- think "Ally McBeal." But don't count out resurgent "Desperate Housewives" or Emmy-winning "The Office." Log on to TheEnvelope.com for more of this week's Buzzmeter rankings.
October 21, 2007
Haven't caught "Wicked"? Entertained by the high-concept potential of "Ugly Betty" meets the crew from Oz? The yellow brick road winds through the Pantages and into prime time Nov. 1 when a plot twist brings Betty to the show (which, in real life, is conveniently playing just down the street from the "Betty" soundstages). It's not a front-row seat for the Glinda-Elphaba chronicles -- but the price is right.
August 23, 2008 |
"La Misma Luna" swept the honors at the 23rd annual Imagen Awards. The film about a Mexican mother and her son won awards for best film, actor, actress, supporting actor and director during a ceremony Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Established in 1985, the Imagen Awards honor contributions by and about Latinos in the entertainment industry in 18 categories. TV awards went to "Ugly Betty" for best prime-time program, "Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan" for reality show, "Mind of Mencia" star Carlos Mencia for actor, "Snowglobe" star Christina Milian for actress, "Heroes" costar Dania Ramirez for supporting actress and "Ugly Betty" costar Tony Plana for supporting actor.
December 15, 2006 |
Known for its predilection for noticing freshman shows, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. recognized only three new TV series in its Golden Globe nominations: "Heroes," "Ugly Betty" and "Big Love." In the past, the group of international journalists has nominated series such as "Party of Five," "24," "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" just months after they had premiered, putting NBC's superheroes, ABC's beautiful-on-the-inside heroine and HBO's endearing polygamists in good company.
May 7, 2008 |
Nearly 25 years after leaving Syracuse University, Vanessa Williams will get her bachelor of fine arts degree this weekend. The 45-year-old actress-singer, who stars in ABC's "Ugly Betty," will also deliver the convocation address Saturday to graduates of Syracuse's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Williams attended Syracuse's drama department as a musical theater major from 1981 to 1983. She earned the remaining credits for her degree through industry experience and performances on stage and screen.