Ugly Betty

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LiLo a Lesbian? 'No.' Bisexual? 'Maybe. Yeah.'

Actress dishes on Sam, career; doesn't 'want to classify myself'

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan appears to be growing up, discussing her wild-child image, her career, relationship, and family drama over a Shirley Temple with Harper’s Bazaar. The actress, who called her old life “not OK,” said she is happy and working toward new goals. She alluded to rumored girlfriend... More »

Betty's Ugly Charms Wear Thin

Star Ferrera's rumored off-set cattiness isn't helping, either

(Newser) - When she lost the poncho, she lost the charm: America Ferrera’s Ugly Betty character “seems to be losing her very Betty-ness,” lament the Fug Girls in New York. “Ferrera and her scrappy, brace-faced alter ego” once brought “surprising heart” to ABC’s show, but “... More »

Feud Cuts LiLo's Betty Stand Short

Mean-girl antics between Lohan, star Ferrara trim 6-episode arc to 4

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan’s stand on ABC’s Ugly Betty has been reduced from six episodes to four, and a breakdown in relations with star America Ferrera is the cause, the New York Post reports. Insiders said Lohan—signed to play a high-school rival—wouldn’t emerge from her (trashed) dressing... More »

Lohan Throng Turns Betty Filming Ugly

Paparazzi swarm TV show set

(Newser) - Paparazzi pandemonium over Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson turned the New York City set of Ugly Betty into a “scary” and "intense” work environment, the actor who plays Justin tells the news arm of ABC, which airs the dramedy. "When Lindsay's on the set, it's mayhem,... More »

Traveling Pants Fits Its Audience

Film is better than average at depicting female friendships

(Newser) - The continuing story of four friends who share a tight bond and comfortable jeans, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is nothing “revolutionary,” critics agree. But it has something to offer for “tweens and teens,” they note. The film is “the equivalent of being patted... More »

Ugly Betty Moving to Big Apple

Series moves to take advantage of new tax credit

(Newser) - Ugly Betty, long set in New York, will now be shot there too, ABC News reports. The series is moving production to the Big Apple because of the financial incentives of a new state film tax credit. The expanded tax, announced last month by Gov. David Paterson, raises the percentage... More »

LiLo Seals Ugly Deal

Lohan to guest-star in hit ABC series' season finale, 5 episodes next season

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan wants to be ugly: To revive her floundering career, the 21-year-old actress will play America Ferrera's high-school buddy on the May 22 season finale of Ugly Betty, People reports. "Lindsay was on time and actually arrived to set early,” a source said. “She did a... More »

Web Preempts Boob Tube

Millions of viewers stream shows on demand

(Newser) - If you watch “The Office” or “Ugly Betty” online, you’re among millions of consumers who have forsaken the boob tube. Nielsen recently found that 25% of Internet users had watched TV online in the last three months. “It has become a mainstream behavior in an extraordinarily... More »

'Sopranos' Rules Emmy Nods

After complaints that awards were in a rut, newcomers dot the nomination list

(Newser) - "The Sopranos" went out on an underwhelming note but still managed to dominate the Emmy nominations announced today, collecting 15 nods, including best drama and best leading actor and actress for James Gandolfini and Edie Falco. Half of this year's nominees will join the party for the first time,... More »

Kevin Reilly Quits NBC

Entertainment prez leaves struggling network; Zucker recruits Reveille head

(Newser) - Kevin Reilly is bolting from his gig as NBC's entertainment president, reports Variety, after network capo Jeff Zucker recruited Reveille head Ben Silverman for a position over him. Reilly—who produced several hits including Heroes and Deal or No Deal—will take his multi-million dollar severance package and most likely... More »

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