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“Ugly Betty” Actor Michael Brea Killed Mom With Samurai Sword

Sad, disturbing news in New York City last night: actor Michael Brea, 31, who had small roles on “Ugly Betty” and in “Step Up 3D,” was arrested after killing his mother with a samurai sword. Police said Brea hacked up and decapitated his 55-year-old mom, Yannick Brea, in the middle of the night while screaming Bible passages. Police had been called earlier in the evening to the apartment for a domestic disturbance, but they left soon after, according to The New York Post. Keep reading »

Bye-Bye, “Betty”

It’s such a shame that almost as soon as Betty Suarez ditched the braces, plucked her eyebrows and started wearing funky ensembles that were cool rather than weird, “Ugly Betty” is over. From episode one, I loved the show. Part of it was that, when the series began, I was an associate editor at Jane and appreciated that, while incredibly hyperbolic, the portrayal of Mode wasn’t that far off from what I witnessed on a daily basis. Sure, I never donned a poncho, but there were definitely moments when I, with my dreams of being a “serious” journalist, felt grossly out of step with the world around me. And having served as an editor-in-chief’s assistant for two years, I really liked how the show captured that intense bond between editors and assistants in a much more real way than, say, “The Devil Wears Prada.” As the show progressed, I loved how Betty started to come into her own, landing an assistant editor gig and breaking hearts along with way.

But I wasn’t exactly sure what to make of last night’s episode. (If you’re waiting to watch it, I would stop reading now.) Keep reading »

10 Reasons We’ll Seriously Miss “Ugly Betty”

Just when I thought the week couldn’t get any worse, ABC decided to cancel “Ugly Betty.” I had a bad feeling that might happen when the show was suddenly on at 10 p.m. on Friday nights, when no one cool (besides me) is home to watch it. The show will end in April due to the ailing ratings in the past two seasons. I bet the reason they lost viewers was that “Betty” moved times and days so much; I actually didn’t know it was still on during most of season three. Steve McPherson, the prez of ABC, and executive producer Silvio Horta issued the statement: “We are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion.” [CBC News]

The only satisfying conclusion for me would be if they said, “JK! We love ‘Betty!’” They have moved the show to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (EST), which is going to confuse even more viewers. But since there’s nothing that can be done at this point, let’s celebrate what it was with the top ten things we loved about “Ugly Betty.” Keep reading »

“Ugly Betty” Loses Her Balance …

… but really, she should have lost those shoes instead. [NYC, 11/23/09] Keep reading »

Poll: Will An “Ugly Betty” Makeover Ruin The Show?

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Quick Pic: “Ugly Betty” Inspires Ugly Diet Coke Bottle

Now “Ugly Betty” fans can sip soda from a pink leopard-print Diet Coke bottle designed by Patricia Field. They even come with stickers that you can put anywhere! For now, these bottles are only available in the U.K., but Patricia Field’s boutique and “Ugly Betty” are both based in New York City, so we know it’s only a matter of time before these tacky things come here. [Metro UK] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Ugly Betty Cast Hugs It Out

Do you think they’re making up after fighting over that awesome tiger murse? [New York City, 4/24/09] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Male Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, And French Men

  • Men represent 1 percent of breast cancer cases, and a new study found that male mammograms and sonograms can be useful in making diagnoses. About 450 men in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. [LiveScience]
  • “Ugly Betty” actor Mark Indelicato (he plays Betty’s nephew Justin) is working on a clothing line. He’s already started designing some dresses and also wants to do a line of jeans. You go, boy! [NY Mag]
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    Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Shows Her Ugly Side At “Ugly Betty”

  • Lindsay Lohan’s bratty attitude has knocked her run on “Ugly Betty” down to four episodes. [Perez Hilton]
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    Quick Pic: Becki Newton & Michael Urie Are Chummy In Real Life

    The besties from “Ugly Betty” make a mighty cute pair off-camera as well. We wonder if they’re just as hilariously evil too… [Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood Party, New York City, 10/21/08] Keep reading »

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