Only THREE more Ugly Bettys left this season and, oh kiddies, tonight is gonna be good. How good? Think Betty, a renaissance restaurant and a mechanical steed. Really, what’s not to love? Plus, all kinds of Betty news broke this week including tidbits on the season finale May 17. Popping in for the big show will be Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, Bound-babe Gina Gershon and Mexico’s own Ugly Betty Angélica Vale (star of the telenovela “La Fea Más Bella”). Two Bettys for the price of one? Awesome.
In equally awesome news, get ready for an all-singing, all-dancing episode sometime next season. Not since “Once More With Feeling” has the prospect of a musical made me this happy. At a panel discussion on the show at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Hollywood April 30, producers revealed that a sing-along was in the works. I’m already envisioning Wilhelmina’s number as something very “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” meets “Evita” crossed with “The Bitch is Back.”
In somewhat less awesome news, Salma Hayek probably won’t be returning as a guest star anytime soon. At the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences event, Eric Mabius (who will always be Tim to me) told TV Guide not to expect Salma’s real-life pregnancy to be written into a new storylines for Sophia.
“[Salma] has made it very clear that she’s not going to be returning. She likes to keep her private life very private.”
Bummer. But, we’ll always have our fond memories of that elevator scene. Apparently, America Ferrera has her own special memories of Salma in that arena. As she told E! during the same event, she took the role as Betty because of Salma’s flawless sales pitch, not to mention her flawless breasts. As Salma told her how “Ugly Betty” would be the “biggest hit since Mary Tyler Moore,” America admited to being distracted.
“I was staring at her boobs the whole time.”
You and me both, America. You and me both. Speaking of great boobs, have you seen America (No. 23) as one of People en Espanol’s “Los 50 Más Bellos 2007”? Damn, that girl is gorgeous. I believe a “Hubba!” and a “Bubba!” are in order here.