or


[12/21/06 - 02:21 PM]
2007 Will Be the Year to Be Ugly!
"Be Ugly '07" campaign to kick off with an original song by Jason Mraz that will be released through iTunes.

[via press release from ABC]

2007 WILL BE THE YEAR TO BE UGLY!

ABC Announces �Be Ugly �07� In Support of the Hit Series �Ugly Betty�

Pro-Social Campaign Asks Americans to Resolve to Be Real, Be Smart, Be Passionate, Be True To Yourself, Be Ugly Like �Ugly Betty� in 2007

ABC Teams Up With Girls Inc. to Communicate Empowerment Message in Kick-Off Event with CosmoGIRL! Magazine Featuring America Ferrera on the Cover

Original Theme Song �The Beauty In Ugly� Composed by Singing Sensation Jason Mraz Introduces Campaign and Will Be Released Through iTunes

ABC.com Launches www.BeUgly07.com

Original Special �The Beauty of Ugly Betty� from People Magazine and People En Espa�ol Available in English and Spanish as part of �Be Ugly �07�

�Ugly Betty,� the Golden Globe nominated and most watched new comedy of the fall season, proves ugly is the new beautiful. On Sunday, Dec. 31 ABC will launch �Be Ugly �07,� a pro-social campaign that asks America to resolve to be real, be smart, be passionate, be true to yourself and be ugly, just like �Ugly Betty� in 2007. �Be Ugly �07� will turn the word �ugly� upside down and challenge conventional perceptions and stereotypes of real beauty. Promoting self esteem and empowerment, the effort kicks off with cross-network support, an original song, stunts, appearances, interstitials, a dedicated web site (www.BeUgly07.com), and an event designed to create awareness for the movement.

�Be Ugly �07� starts on-air during �Dick Clark�s New Year�s Rockin� Eve,� and hundreds of Betty look-alikes will be in Times Square and Walt Disney World handing out �Ugly Betty� masks to help people see the world through Betty�s eyes, where ugly is beautiful. Also on Dec. 31, ABC Family will feature a marathon from 9:00 a.m. � 7:00 p.m. ET. January 1 look-alikes will distribute masks at the Rose Bowl Parade, with a SOAPnet marathon airing from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET.

ABC is teaming up with Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls, to be smart, strong and bold, on �Be Ugly �07.� At an event in New York on January 8, a special appearance will be made by February�s CosmoGIRL! cover girl and star of �Ugly Betty,� America Ferrera (issue on newsstands Jan. 2). Unveiled at the event will be a t-shirt designed for the campaign to raise money for Girls Inc., and available for purchase at www.BeUgly07.com.

Multi-platinum Atlantic Records singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has composed an original song specifically for the campaign. �The Beauty In Ugly,� will be used in a variety of mediums including the television campaign and a music video in support of �Be Ugly �07,� and will also be recorded in Spanish. Jason�s song can be heard in its entirety at www.BeUgly07.com, and will be released for download in January through the iTunes Store with a portion of the proceeds going to Girls Inc.

www.BeUgly07.com will act as campaign headquarters for the movement and provide a mission statement, exclusive content, a calendar of events, downloadable items such as wallpaper, posters and much more. In addition, there will be opportunities for fans to participate online in �Be Ugly �07,� and viewers can catch up on all of the episodes to-date beginning Dec. 25 on ABC.com.

Co-produced by People Magazine and People En Espa�ol, and created by ABC, an original half-hour special �The Beauty of Ugly Betty� will made available to ABC affiliates and The Walt Disney Companies� wholly owned cable channels in English and Spanish. The special will feature interviews with the cast and editors of the magazine, who take a look at how �Ugly Betty� has become a phenomenon and how the show has redefined �ugly.�

In addition, affiliates will be offered a �Be Ugly �07� kit that will provide materials (masks, ponchos, etc.) for local markets to use at events to create additional awareness in their communities, and a �Be Ugly �07� radio promotion will launch later in first quarter.

ABOUT UGLY BETTY

�Ugly Betty� (Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Rebecca Romijn as the �Masked Woman� Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater, Michael Urie as Marc and Kevin Sussman as Walter.

Based on �Yo Soy Betty La Fea,� the groundbreaking Colombian telenovela that became an international phenomenon, �Ugly Betty� is from Touchstone Television. Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Salma Hayek is executive producer, along with Silvio Horta (�Urban Legends�),

Ben Silverman, (�The Office�), Jose Tamez (�The Maldonado Miracle�), and James Hayman (�Joan of Arcadia�).

ABOUT GIRLS INC.

Girls Incorporated� is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2005, Girls Inc. reached nearly 800,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications.

ABOUT JASON MRAZ

Atlantic Records recording artist Jason Mraz has planted his troubadour roots firmly into the sands and soils of the San Diego music scene. Mraz recently released the digital only album �Selections for Friends,� featuring live renditions of new songs and classic rarities, which is currently available at www.jasonmraz.com. �Selections for Friends� features performances from Jason�s most recent album, the acclaimed, �MR. A-Z,� which was released in July 2005 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200.

ABOUT COSMOGIRL!

CosmoGIRL! is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) and one of the world�s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with a total of 19 U.S. titles and nearly 200 international editions. Hearst reaches more adults than any other publisher of monthly magazines (73.4 million according to MRI, fall 2005). The company also publishes 19 magazines in the United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited.





  [december 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· MALDONADO MIRACLE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





[06/15/21 - 08:05 AM]
discovery+ Greenlights New Home Series with Actress Marsai Martin Who Will Deliver Surprise Bedroom Renovations for Teens
Martin will serve as executive producer of the eight-episode series and will lead the design team that creates stunning bedroom overhauls for exceptional, peer-nominated youth who make a positive impact in their communities.

[06/15/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Gunpowder Milkshake" - Karen Gillan & Lena Headey - Official Trailer - Netflix
When an assassin veers off mission to rescue a child, she triggers a war with a powerful crime syndicate - and reunites a gun-wielding sisterhood.

[06/15/21 - 08:00 AM]
Video: "Central Park," Apple TV+'s Award-Winning Musical Comedy Series, Debuts Second Season Trailer Ahead of Series Return on Friday, June 25, 2021
The first three episodes of the second season will debut globally Friday, June 25 on Apple TV+, with the remaining five episodes premiering on a weekly basis every Friday.

[06/15/21 - 06:19 AM]
Video: Peacock Releases All-New Trailer for "Dr. Death" - Premieres Thursday, July 15
All eight episodes of the limited drama series will drop on Thursday, July 15 on Peacock.

[06/15/21 - 06:07 AM]
July 2021 Premieres Celebrate Beloved Legends of TV, Movies, Fashion and Live Entertainment in All New Original Stories
Highlights coming to Reelz next month include six new episodes of "Autopsy: The Last Hours of..."

[06/15/21 - 06:02 AM]
Video: "Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans" - Guillermo del Toro - Official Trailer - Netflix
Heroes from "Trollhunters," "3Below" and "Wizards" join forces to fight a shadowy enemy threatening to take over their worlds - and reset Earth itself.

[06/15/21 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Beastars" Season 2 Date Reveal - Netflix Anime
Accepting his predatory instincts, Legoshi vows to become stronger for Hal's sake. Meanwhile, the herbivore killer is still on the loose.

[06/15/21 - 06:00 AM]
Video: "The Tomorrow War" - Final Trailer - Prime Video
Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski and J.K. Simmons star in the film, due on July 2.

[06/15/21 - 06:00 AM]
Wendy's Expands Partnership with Adult Swim on Hit Series "Rick and Morty"
Signature elements of this season's promotion include two new show-themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy's locations across the country, free Wendy's in-app delivery and a restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles with a custom fan drive-thru experience.

[06/15/21 - 03:52 AM]
Joy Delima, Minne Koole, Chris Peters, Abbey Hoes, Charlie Chan Dagelet and Benja Bruijning Starring in Dutch Original Series "Dirty Lines"
Main characters in the Netflix series are Joy Delima, Minne Koole, Chris Peters, Charlie Chan Dagelet, Abbey Hoes and Benja Bruijning.

[06/14/21 - 12:38 PM]
Four Frugal Families Cash in on TLC's New Penny-Pinching Series "So Freakin Cheap"
Meet the four unique families that share one extraordinary ability to turn everything into a deal.

[06/14/21 - 12:03 PM]
TBS Commemorates and Honors Juneteenth with Movie Marathon Celebrating Black Storytellers
To commemorate and honor Juneteenth, TBS will kick off the weekend with the premiere of "Friday Night Vibes" on Friday, June 18 at 7:30/6:30c.

[06/14/21 - 12:02 PM]
Lauren Alaina Joins Hallmark Family in Fall Harvest Film "Roadhouse Romance"
Tyler Hynes also stars in the film, the first movie of the 2021 "Fall Harvest" programming event.

[06/14/21 - 11:31 AM]
Bravo's "Below Deck Sailing Yacht" Joins "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" for a Virtual Two-Part Reunion Beginning Monday, June 21 at 9PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen catches up with the Parsifal III crew including Captain Glenn Shephard, Natasha De Bourg, Daisy Kelliher, Colin MacRae, Gary King, Dani Soares, Alli Dore, Sydney Zaruba and Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux.

[06/14/21 - 11:18 AM]
Pushing the Boundaries of What's Possible in Adult Animation
Netflix details its upcoming animated projects "The House," "Inside Job" and "Human Resources."