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    In our 'Ugly Betty' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

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    UB News: Ugly Betty Stars in New Thriller Towards Darkness

    Friday, November 24 2006

    Ugly Betty's America Ferrera (Betty Suarez) has just completed post production on her new thriller Towards Darkness ( Hacia la oscuridad ). The film takes place in Columbia and deals with 90 minutes in the life of a kidnapped hostage. It depicts the frustrations of his family, the negotiations of a special ops team, and the anxious struggle against time of the man in charge of delivering the ransom. It's told in flash backs which highlight the... » Read More

    Casting Call: Ugly Betty

    Friday, November 17 2006

    There is a brand new casting call out for UB. It looks like we'll be seeing some fresh faces. I wonder whose bachelorette party this is for...

    Female: 50s. hard-ass, burly, Immigration Case worker, tough exterior.

    Female: 20s, size 10 or bigger, friendly, gushy, editorial assistant, dresses and looks like
    Betty.

    Female: 30-40s, gruff, defensive, copy editor...

    Male: 30s,... » Read More

    Ugly Betty Takes on the World

    Thursday, November 16 2006

    We all know that Ugly Betty is a show about the contradictions between a superficial world, namely that of high fashion, and a more real world, exemplified by Betty and her family. Yet, cleverly built into every episode of the show, is an array of references that blur the lines between two other worlds: fact and fiction.

    The show takes place within the world of Mode , a high-class fashion magazine devoted to unattainable... » Read More

    The World Gets Uglier

    Wednesday, November 08 2006

    Ugly Betty has become one of the most successful new shows of the season. This is due, in no small way, to its appeal to an eclectic array of cultural backgrounds. Silvio Horta, the show's creator, has been pleasantly surprised. Quickly, Horta realized that the show has 'tapped into a void' in the viewing public with characters that resonate. The show has already inspired a whole array of blogs and message boards to pop up which Horta and the... » Read More

    Ugly Betty: Fashion Takes Over

    Thursday, November 02 2006

    This season, we are seeing a new crop of fashion themed shows hitting the airwaves with a devilish stride. In the past few years, we've seen America's Next Top Model spread over multiple seasons in both its male and female variations. We've also had fellow reality-tv shows The Hill (MTV) and Unwrapping Macy's (WEtv) to say nothing of the addictive Fashion Television itself.

    While the world of high fashion has been a favorite... » Read More

    Ugly Betty Welcomes a Special Guest Star

    Tuesday, October 24 2006

    Fans of Ugly Betty are in for a treat in the month of November. All month, series executive producer and creator Salma Hayek will be appearing in the guest role of Sofia Reyes. This isn't her first appearance on the show. We've had fleeting glimpses of her in early episodes as the maid on the telenovela Betty's father Ignacio watches. While this was a sly homage to Hayek's own acting origins, her new role will bring more of the verve and... » Read More

    Ugly Betty Picked Up for a Full Season

    Monday, October 16 2006

    ABC has just announced that it will be picking up Ugly Betty for a full season. That means the show will be expanded, from the initial thirteen episodes already shot, to a full season's worth. This is another piece of great news for the show's creators and arrives with phenomenal ratings success. The show can already claim the distinction of being the most successful new show of the season. Stephen McPherson, the president of ABC ,... » Read More

    Excellent Ratings for Show's Premier

    Wednesday, October 04 2006

    Ugly Betty has premiered with both critical and popular success. The show was originally to air on Friday nights but was moved to Thursday because of favorable feedback from advanced screenings. Success has been largely by word of mouth rather than the usual reliance on advertising. The debut was watched by 16.1 million viewers, making it the most successful new show of this season thus far. This has been the largest viewing share that an ABC... » Read More

    Ugly Betty Premieres on ABC Thursday at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, September 28 2006

    On the 28th of September, Ugly Betty will air on ABC, ushering in the new season with a set of out of the ordinary faces. The show has been a long time in coming and, according to previews, has been well worth the wait. Ugly Betty follows the burgeoning career of working class heroine Betty Suarez (America Ferrera), an awkward and less than conventionally attractive secretary who happens to be very good at what she does. She works at an... » Read More

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