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Producers and costume designers are always thrown a curveball any time their leading ladies announce they are expecting — but the real challenge is camouflaging those baby bumps.
For Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz, wardrobe and some strategic camera work has been the key to hiding her bundle of joy. "I have been carrying bowls of popcorn around, Easter baskets and all kinds of things," Oritz told TVGuide.com at Ugly Betty's Paley Center panel. "For me, it's easy as pie. For everyone else, they have to maneuver!"
But while some expectant mothers are all but unnoticeable on-camera, others are just plain obvious. Check out our list of some of the best and worst attempts of hiding real-life pregnancies on TV.
Betty has been getting all the men these days, but now her sister Hilda is getting a shot at love — with the Karate Kid.
"Archie and Hilda are heating up," says guest star Ralph Macchio, whose character, councilman Archie Rodriguez, had an undeniable chemistry with Ana Ortiz's character earlier this season. "The entire Suarez house is doing everything they can to set Hilda and Archie up, but she's ...
Ugly Betty has a new pregnancy on their hands, but unlike Christina's baby bump, this one isn't scripted.
Ana Ortiz, who plays Betty's sister Hilda on hit show, is pregnant with her first child ...
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Betty may have two suitors beating down her door but the older Suarez sis cant seem catch a breakIn Ugly Bettys season finale we last saw Ana Ortizs Hilda with her new man Tony lip-locked on the playground but Ortiz revealed a future with the sexy gym coach come Season 3 may not pan out Eddie Cibrian [Tony] has been on for the first four episodes says Ortiz But you know Hilda cant ever find love so theres going to be something tragic as always Though Hildas love life may be in the toilet Ortiz assures viewers there are good things to come for her full-of-life character Shes opening her salon so shes got her little business And I think they might even bring her over to MODE for a little bit Fingers crossed Hilda and her unique taste signs on as a stylist Gina DiNunnoWatch Videos From the Ugly Betty Premiere149 Ugly Bettys Becki Newton on Her New Choice to Play Her Dad149 Is Betty Finally Moving Out149 Eric Mabius
Batman Gotham Knight courtesy Warner Home Video
The latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, doesn't open until July 18, but an animated DVD out 10 days earlier should satisfy any Caped Crusader cravings. Batman Gotham Knight helps set the stage for Christopher Nolan's feature film, with a series of six interlocking animé tales. The voice cast of this visually stunning interpretation of the DC Comics legend includes Kevin Conroy, who played the title character in Batman: The Animated Series and later in Justice League, ER's Parminder Nagra, Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz and ex-CSI star Gary Dourdan. Ortiz plays Detective Anna Ramirez,a part she was also up for in The Dark Knight. She lost out to Monique Curnen but got a unique second chance for the animated version. "I audition for so many things, it all just sort of rolls off your back," she says. "But I was glad that I got to play her one way or the other. And I get to put my own spin on it." She worked closely with Dourdan, who plays Ramirez's partner, Detective Crispus Allen. "T...
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While the rest of Ugly Betty cast makes the move to New York City for Season 3, Ana Ortiz will be making a pit stop in Charleston, S.C. There, the increasingly in-demand actress will film a plum guest-star gig on Army Wives. On Lifetime's sizzling summer series, Ortiz will play Sandi, a litigious waitress who gets mixed up with Roxy (Sally Pressman) and Trevor (Drew Fuller). Speaking of Betty's cross-country move, I'll answer a burning question on the mind of many readers in this Tuesday's Mega Minute vodcast. Matt Mitovich
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Somewhere Ana Ortiz is thanking God and/or doing cartwheels. Why?'Cause the underrated Ugly Betty costar will be getting a new love interest later this season, and he's going to look a lot like Eddie Cibrian. Actually, he is Eddie Cibrian!Multiple unnamed moles (all of 'em Ugly) confirm to me exclusively that Dimples Cibrian aka ABC's go-to guest star of late (see also: Dirty Sexy Money, Samantha Who?) has been cast as Justin's phys-ed teacher slash eventual boyfriend to Ortiz's Hilda. He'll appear in three episodes this season and could return in the fall. Please join me in congratulating Ana!
Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, and Venessa Williams by Alexandra Wyman/ WireImage.com
Could Season 3 bring a musical episode of Ugly Betty? It's inevitable, say the cast of the ABC show. On Wednesday night at the Alzheimer's Association's 16th-annual "A Night at Sardi's" fund-raiser, almost the entire Ugly Betty ensamble along with stars from Heroes, Boston Legal and even Brothers & Sisters' Steven Weber in a glittering snakeskin suit performed selections from the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie. Betty's Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Becky Newton, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams, David Blue and Chris Gorham proved that they can belt out a tune like the best of Broadway, which is no surprise as most of them hail from New York and are, as Ortiz puts it, "theater geeks." For Ortiz, joining the charity show after being asked by her on-screen dad was a no-brainer. "Tony Plana's mother is afflicted with Alzheimer's, so when he asked us to do this we jumped at the chance to honor her. It's for a great cause. It's a wonderful thing." But that doesn't mean the ac...
Question: While the fall season hasn't left me much to be excited about (with the notable exceptions of Friday Night Lights, Pushing Daisies and, yes, I'll admit it, Gossip Girl), after watching the Nov. 1 episode of Ugly Betty, I can't help feeling even more depressed about the current state of TV. Don't misunderstand — all last year, I was a huge Ugly Betty fan. I thought all the awards and accolades the show picked up were well deserved and I eagerly looked forward to this season. But with the exception of Ana Ortiz's wonderful performance as the grieving Hilda, the only thing that I can remember from the season premiere was the incessant and obnoxious Victoria's Secret product placements that permeated the episode. Pink VS shopping bags all over the office? Give me a break. But since no one (critics or fans) even mentioned this calamity, I assumed it was a one-off and let the whole thing slide… until another episode became another giant advertisement, this time for Wicked. What is ...
OK, first off, how freakin hilarious was The Bachelor Monday night? Holy human desperation, I loved it! And Hillary from my hometown made the first cut. Represent, Philly ho!Now that we have that out of the way, lets talk last weeks Emmys. Yes, the in-the-round stage was a hot circular mess and why so many statues went to TV-movies, Ill never know. Its not like any of the good Sci Fi Originals get nominated. Hello, Mansquito? So robbed. But Seacrest didnt totally suck, the opening Family Guy number was inspired and some of the winners were deserving.So if youre like me and think you suffered a stroke that made the word Gandolfini sound like Spader, or ya cant get your head around anyone from Torque ever winning anything, you might want to grab the champs on DVD. Turns out that the slights are, in fact, slight.Ugly Betty Much like Bettys Guadalajara poncho, you could spot America Ferreras Outstandin...