‘Ugly Betty’ is Back With 2 Hour Season Premiere October 16 on ABC.

The cast of Ugly Betty Photo: ABC

The cast of Ugly Betty Photo: ABC

ABC’s Ugly Betty is back for it’s fourth season with a 2 hour premiere. The series,  starring Emmy Winner America Ferrera, enters it’s new season on a new day and time. Also there will be a whole new look and a whole new job for the show’s heroine Betty Suarez. Ana Ortiz, who plays Betty’s sister Hilda, shared some details about Betty’s new look during her guest co-host spot ABC’s daytime talk show The View. “‘They are coming off [in season four]”, said Ortiz of Betty’s signature braces. “Even in the first episode – it’s a two-hour episode, it’s brilliant – she starts to make the transition. It’s really exciting.”  Betty will also begin her new job as associate editor and will have a new co-worker when she shares an office. Actress Smith Cho joins the cast as Betty’s office-mate. The new season of ‘Betty’ begins Friday, October 16 on ABC.

Check out a sneak peak at the season premiere of  Ugly Betty below:

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Actor, dancer and singer Patrick Swayze passes away at 57

Patrick Swayze's Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Patrick Swayze's Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The LA Music Examiner is reporting that actor Patrick Swayze lost his battle today from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in January 2008. Swayze is best known for his work in the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” and the 1990 film “Ghost” which earned his co star Whoopi Goldgerg an Oscar. Goldberg has mentioned on the  tv show The View this year that she owed Swayze her Oscar because when she wanted the role and several were against it. She said Swayze told the studio that he would not do the movie unless Goldberg was in the role. In 1991, he was named the Sexist Man Alive by People Magazine.

Swayze co-wrote and sang a hit song from the film, “She’s Like the Wind,” which reached No. 3 on the pop charts.

Swayze was born in Houston, where he performed at his mother’s ballet school. His mother, Patsy Swayze, choreographed dance sequences in the John Travolta film “Urban Cowboy” in (1980) and was a teacher to Debbie Allen and her sister Phylicia Rashad. Swayze was an all around entertainer as a actor, singer and dancer. Swayze is a former ballet and Broadway dancer, training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet Schools.

Swayze recent role was as the lead in an A&E TV series called The Beast. The show debuted in January of this year and was canceled in June due to Swayze’s health.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Niemi for 34 years who is also a dancer, two brothers, including actor Don Swayze; and a sister, Bambi Swayze. For more info on Swayze’s life and career at Examiner.com, visit: Swayze.

Here is the video to one of the best songs of the 80s. Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind”:

The View Season Opening Sneak Peek

the-view-logoThe View returns on Tuesday, September 8 with an all new look for the opening. Director, Mark Gentile, gives a look. The co-hosts, who recently won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Hosts, will accept their award on the air, having chosen to opt out of attending the awards show in which they have been nominated for numerous times and never won. The show is hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

Here is a sneak peek at the new opening: View Opening

The View airs weekdays on ABC. Online episodes of the show are available at ABC.com

Daytime Emmy Winners and Fashion Wrap Up

There really wasn’t a best and worst dressed for this year’s Daytime Emmys but the event was one to be remembered none the less. The show, hosted by Vanessa Williams and shown on the CW, has received mixed reviews, but the awards themselves were well deserved.  Here is a complete list of winners, along with some of the most notable fashions of the night.

General Hospital's Julie Marie Berman in a Versace Gown

General Hospital's Julie Marie Berman in a Versace Gown

“The Bold and the Beautiful”

Christian LeBlanc, “Young and the Restless”

Susan Haskell in a Giovanni Gown

One Life To Live's Susan Haskell in a Giovanni Gown

Susan Haskell, “One Life to Live”

Jeff Branson, “Guiding Light”
Vincent Irizarry, “All My Children”

Tamara Braun, “Days of Our Lives”

Darin Brooks, “Days of Our Lives”

Julie Berman, “General Hospital”

“One Life to Live”

“General Hospital”

“The Tyra Banks Show”

“Rachael Ray”

Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, “The View”

Bold & The Beautiful's Ashley Jones wearing a $79 gown from H&M

Bold & The Beautiful's Ashley Jones wearing a $79 gown from H&M

“Cash Cab”

Meredith Vieira, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”

“Good Morning America”

For a full list of winners of the creative emmys, click here: Emmy Winners

To View More Full Emmy Fashions: Emmy Fashions

Susan Lucci announced as one of the presenters for the Daytime Emmy Awards

51052111VB034_emmynomPresenters for the “36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” have been announced. The ceremony will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 on the CW network. Vanessa Williams is the host. There will be a one hour Red Carpet Pre-show right before the ceremony, hosted by Lara Spenser and Kevin Fraiser.

The presenters include: Kristin Alderson (“One Life to Live”), Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital”), Tyra Banks (“The Tyra Banks Show”), Brandon Buddy (“One Life to Live”), Patrick Duffy (“The Bold and the Beautiful”),Melissa Claire Egan (“All My Children”), Colin Eggelsfield (“Melrose Place”), Jennie Garth (“90210”) and Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”).

Other presenters include Van Hansis (“As the World Turns”), Elizabeth Hendrickson (“The Young and the Restless”), Bindi Irwin (“Bindi the Jungle Girl”), Jay Kenneth Johnson (“Days of Our Lives”), Katherine Kelly Lang (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lori Loughlin (“Melrose Place”),Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Gilles Marini (“Dancing with the Stars”), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven”) and Chris Massey (“Zoey 101”).

And finally there is Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”), Dr. Phil McGraw (“Dr. Phil”), Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless”), Ronn Moss (“The Bold & the Beautiful”), Robert Newman (“Guiding Light”), Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”), James Scott (“Days of Our Lives”), Jake Silbermann (“As The World Turns”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Dr. Travis Stork (“The Doctors”), Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”), Betty White, Montel Williams and Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light”).

Daytime Drama Ratings Week of August 3-7, 2009

Source: SON
Ratings for the week August 3-7, 2009

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,703,000 (-235,000/-350,000)
2. B&B 3,367,000 (-104,000/-214,000)
3. DAYS 2,531,000 (-273,000/+51,000)
4. OLTL 2,476,000 (-98,000/-44,000)
5. GH 2,442,000 (-158,000/-226,000)
6. AMC 2,410,000 (-14,000/-55,000)
7. ATWT 2,226,000 (-58,000/-401,000)
8. GL 1,995,000 (-8,000/-308,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/11 (-.2/-.3)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.1/-.2)
3. AMC 1.9/6 (+.1/same)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/-.2)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/same)
6. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.1)
7. ATWT 1.6/5 (-.1/-.3)
8. GL 1.5/5 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,089,000 (-12,000/+24,000)
2. GH 767,000 (-50,000/-37,000)
3. OLTL 753,000 (-12,000/-37,000)
4. B&B 749,000 (-22,000/+13,000)
5. AMC 735,000 (-6,000/-16,000)
6. DAYS 649,000 (-75,000/-9,000)
7. ATWT 532,000 (-36,000/-106,000)
8. GL 436,000 (-51,000/-154,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6/11 (-.1/same)
2. GH 1.2/7 (same/same)
3. OLTL 1.1/8 (-.1/-.1)
3. AMC 1.1/7 (same/same)
3. B&B 1.1/7 (-.1/same)
6. DAYS 1.0/6 (-.1/same)
7. ATWT 0.8/5 (-.1/-.2)
8. GL 0.7/4 (same/-.2)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. GH 59,000 (+18,000/+29,000)
2. OLTL 56,000 (-7,000/+5,000)
3. DAYS 55,000 (-16,000/+10,000)
4. Y&R 37,000 (-9,000/+5,000)
5. B&B 26,000 (same/+10,000)
6. AMC 25,000 (-5,000/-26,000)
7. ATWT 17,000 (-4,000/same)
8. GL 13,000 (+1,000/-7,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 1.0/11 (-.1/+.1)
2. OLTL 0.9/8 (same/+.1)
2. AMC 0.9/7 (same/+.2)
4. GH 0.8/7 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/6 (-.1/+.1)
6. B&B 0.6/7 (-.1/same)
7. ATWT 0.4/5 (-.1/-.1)
7. GL 0.4/4 (same/same)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,028,000 (-154,000/-202,000)
2. B&B 658,000 (-52,000/-150,000)
3. DAYS 479,000 (-85,000/-9,000)
4. AMC 444,000 (+25,000/-67,000)
5. ATWT 398,000 (-15,000/-140,000)
6. OLTL 395,000 (-20,000/-68,000)
7. GL 382,000 (+12,000/-80,000)
8. GH 349,000 (-89,000/-149,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 1.9/2,462,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,373,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,407,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,322,000
Friday: 1.9/2,487,000

Monday: 1.7/2,264,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,170,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,281,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,217,000
Friday: 1.6/2,197,000

Monday: 2.5/3,411,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,289,000
Wednesday: 2.5/3,464,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,198,000
Friday: 2.4/3,472,000

Monday: 1.7/2,406,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,687,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,592,000
Thursday: 1,8/2,688,000
Friday: 1.6/2,280,000

Monday: 1.8/2,481,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,309,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,554,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,341,000
Friday: 2.0/2,525,000

Monday: 1.5/2,022,000
Tuesday: 1.5/2,006,000
Wednesday: 1.5/1,972,000
Thursday: 1.5/2,026,000
Friday: 1.4/1,947,000

Monday: 1.9/2,609,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,325,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,711,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,362,000
Friday: 1.8/2,374,000

Monday: 3.4/4,619,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,585,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,968,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,713,000
Friday: 3.2/4,630,000


For the SEASON September 22, 2008 through August 9, 2009

1. Y&R 3.7
2. B&B 2.6
3. DAYS 2.2
4. GH 2.1
5. AMC 2.0
5. OLTL 2.0
7. ATWT 1.9
8. GL 1.6

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.8
2. GH 1.5
3. DAYS 1.4
4. B&B 1.2
4. AMC 1.2
4. OLTL 1.2
7. ATWT 1.0
8. GL 0.8

Barbara Walters To Receive Lifetime Acheivment Emmy

Photo: ABC

Photo: ABC

Barbara Walters has been selected to receive the lifetime achievement award Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The award ceremony will part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony.

The academy noted Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award.

“Barbara’s career is a remarkable one, with few in broadcast journalism coming close to matching it,” NATAS president Frank Radice said.

Walters first came to prominence during her 15-year run on NBC’s “Today” show. She later became the first female co-anchor for a network newscast when she joined ABC in 1976. In her long career for ABC, she served as anchor for  “20/20” and as host and executive producer of her popular “Barbara Waters Specials” which often air on Oscar night. Walters is now exec producer and co-host of ABC’s “The View.”

She’s well known for her interviewing style and interviews such noted pop culture newsmakers in all fields, including entertainment and politics including  Michael Jackson, Bette Davis, Richard Nixon, Lawrence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Fidel Castro. The award will be presented Sept. 21 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York.

Dancing With The Stars Maksim Chmerkovsky To Appear On The View

The View welcomes, Dancing With The Stars, Maksim Chmerkovsky, Benjamin Bratt, Joan Rivers, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood on the program next week. Maks will be one of the contestants on the ABC summer show, Superstars premiering on Tuesday, June 23rd.

ABC offers The View and General Hospital Online

ABC Daytime is now offering same day episodes of The View and General Hospital online. ABC.com

Ann Coulter On The View

What was the true purpose of Ann Coulter’s most recent appearance on The View? In addition to selling books, was it to boost ratings? She is clearly not a fan of theirs and vice versa, so wh even have her on? Both sides had an agenda and the only ones who “lost” her were the viewers who had to sit through the interview.