Ana Ortiz by Karen Neal/ABC
Her sister may be Ugly, but Ana Ortiz was glowing last night while attending the Ugly Betty DVD launch party at the Skybar of the Los Angeles Mondrian with new husband, Noah Lebenzon. Ortiz, who plays Betty's newly engaged sister Hilda, was left devastated by her betrothed's passing in the season finale of the hit ABC series. "All that sort of huge emotion of me being married and that commitment and whole new chapter in my life Hildas going through the same thing, only on the yang side of it," offered Ortiz, who said her character will work through her grief in accelerated "TV time" and will soon begin dating again. Since Hilda is also a single mother, Ortiz said she loves the practice she gets at parenting from the show. Does that mean kids are on the horizon for the actress? 'Most definitely," she says. "We both want to have kids. I dont want to get pregnant this year. I want to be married for a year, so possibly next season I will." Reporting by Bekah Wri...
America Ferrera in Ugly Betty by Dean Hendler/ABC
On Saturday, the Imagen Awards, which honors work by and about Hispanics, doffed its sombrero to Ugly Betty. The ABC hit went in with 11 nominations and won best prime-time TV show, best TV actress (for America Ferrera, who was also awarded the Imagen Foundation's Creative Achievement Award), and won the best-supporting-actress for Ana Ortiz's work as Hilda. On the feature side, Pan's Labyrinth came out on top, scoring the prize for best picture and best actress (Ivana Baquero). Dalia Hernandez and Gerardo Taracena (from Mel Gibson's Apocalypto) won best supporting actress and actor on the big screen.Monday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.
Ana Ortiz tied the knot with musician Noah Lebenzon on Saturday in Puerto Rico, with Ugly Betty cast mates America Ferrera, Ashley Jensen and Mark Indelicato in attendance.... Also per People, Desperate Housewives' Dougray Scott wed Claire Forlani on Friday in Italy.... Former New Kid Joey McIntyre and wife Barrett are expecting their first newborn in November.
Ana Ortiz, Ugly Betty
In less capable hands, Ugly Betty's sister Hilda could have been a bad caricature: the pretty, talkative girl from Queens with too much makeup and a son conceived on her prom night. But thanks to the show's writers and actress Ana Ortiz, she's also a warmhearted woman the audience can root for as she tries to make something of her life. Ortiz's own life is changing pretty drastically this summer, too: She's marrying musician Noah Lebenzon in Puerto Rico on June 9. (See the TV Guide News Report for a related story.) In between wrapping the show and planning her big day, Ortiz dished to TVGuide.com about Betty's dramatic season finale and what her first year as a Suarez has been like.
TVGuide.com: Thanks for calling. I hear you're a little bit busy these days!An
America Ferrera and Eric Mabius, Ugly Betty
Are Betty and Henry ever going to get together? Have faith! "It all comes to a head by the finale [May 17]," says Christopher Gorham, who plays Henry. "By the end, there will be some resolution between Henry and [girlfriend] Charlie and a new complication with the love triangle. Henry really steps up for Betty — and pays the price. The thing is," he adds, "Henry and Betty needed to break up. By taking herself out of the picture, Betty made him realize how great she is. They are going to move toward being together."
Hope this isn't rude, but we really want to know: Is Betty still a virgin?"Uh… no," says the show's executive producer Silvio Horta. The only guy she's ever been with is Walter, a fact alluded to in the episode called "The Lyin', the Watch and the Wardrobe."
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Ana Ortiz by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz arrived at Escada's gala store opening in Beverly Hills last night, honoring the desiger by wearing a very low-cut, shimmering silver dress from the label. Flipping her extra-long ponytail, she spoke enthusiastically to TV Guide about her upcoming wedding. Ortiz, who plays Betty's sister Hilda on the ABC dramedy, tells TV Guide that plans for her June marriage to musician Noah Lebenzon are going extremely well. Since the lovebirds are tying the knot in Puerto Rico, the theme of the wedding is "tropical." Of the location, she said, "We're kicking off our life together in paradise." Ortiz added that "the vows are going to be traditional and I'm wearing a traditional dress." However, she didn't stick with every tradition: When Ortiz's father wanted to roast a pig in accordance with Puerto Rican custom, her mother screamed, "We are not doing that!" and the idea was promptly nixed. Reporting by Paula Paige
Pamela Anderson and ex-husband Tommy Lee were spied this week sharing a steamy liplock, says Us.... Ugly Betty's big sis, Ana Ortiz, will marry musician Noah Lebenzon in June, in her native Puerto Rico.... Also per People, Mandy Moore and David Silver Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have split after two months of dating, says People.... CSI franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker and his wife Jennifer on Monday welcomed a baby boy named CSI: Noah.
Today is not only the start of February but of February sweeps. You know what that means: a repeat-free zone for at least the next four weeks. (Then comes Mar. 1, and you know what that means: Unless you're 24, Lost or Jericho, which will be all-new to the end of their respective seasons, it's a mixed bag of new and old episodes, plus the chaos of rejiggered schedules to make room for mid-season tryouts. But we'll cross that bridge later.)For now, before we start the sweeps march, I want to reflect on Wednesday's highlights. (I'll catch up with Bones later, with a preview of next week's episode next Wednesday. That's a promise to that show's loyal and vocal fan base.)Is there any show that lifts and breaks the heart more regularly and memorably than Friday Night Lights? The quiet poignancy of Tim Riggins reuniting with his estranged dad (Brett Cullen playing his second memorable Texan of the season, after his guest shot as a laid-back mogul wooing and loosening up Vanessa Williams o...