‘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

LaToya Jackson to guest-host on The View

the-view-logo(From Herald Wire Services): The View host,  Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who recently gave birth to her third child, will have some heavy-hitters filling in for her during her maternity leave. LaToya Jackson will be on the show Sept. 16 and 18 and Meghan McCain will guest co-host on Sept. 9 and 10. Controversial D-List Host Kathy Griffin, will co-host the show in September as well.  Victoria Beckham  has been named to co-host as well.

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.