Superstore actress America Ferrera will be honored with the NAB Television Chairman’s Award at the NAB Show Television Luncheon. The event will be held April 24 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The award honors individuals who’ve made significant breakthroughs in television.
Carving her acting teeth with the indie drama Real Women Have Curves, Ferrera continued her cinematic success with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and How to Train Your Dragon. Ferrera received a Golden Globe, Emmy, ALMA, Imagen, and Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the hit ABC comedy Ugly Betty.
“America Ferrera is an esteemed and versatile actress who not only entertains, but brings attention to a variety of important national and global issues, says NAB Executive Vice president of Television Marcellus Alexander. “She is the embodiment of what this award represents.”
Ferrera recently executive produced the dramedy Gente-fied, a digital series which spotlights the gentrification of Boyle Heights, California. We spoke to Ferrera about the project, and check out the video below to hear the actress/producer shed a bit more light on Gente-fied.
Airing tonight on CBS, PARTNERS takes a page from the lives of WILL & GRACE creators MAX MUTCHNICK and DAVID KOHAN as it centers on the friendship between a gay man and a straight man who share a history and a business. Former NUMBERS star DAVID KRUMHOLTZ (KOHAN/straight) and UGLY BETTY’s MICHAEL URIE (MUTCHNICK/waaaaaaay gay) are joined by their on-screen partners played by SOPHIA BUSH (ONE TREE HILL) and BRANDON ROUTH (SUPERMAN RETURNS).
Probably best known for her role on the popular nighttime soap ONE TREE HILL, SOPHIA BUSH isn’t the first person to come to mind when thinking of sitcoms and broad physical comedy. But, at the Television Critics Association press conference to introduce the new show, BUSH admitted comedy is where her heart has been since she started acting. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Making its official debut tonight on CBS, PARTNERS is the latest comedy brainchild of WILL & GRACE creators MAX MUTCHNICK and DAVID KOHAN. Taking a page from their own lives and relationship, the story centers on the friendship between a gay man and a straight man who share a history and a business. Former NUMBERS star DAVID KRUMHOLTZ (KOHAN/straight) and UGLY BETTY’s MICHAEL URIE (MUTCHNICK/gaaaaaaaaaaay) are joined by their on-screen partners played by SOPHIA BUSH (ONE TREE HILL) and BRANDON ROUTH (SUPERMAN RETURNS).
At the Television Critics Association press conference to introduce the new show, KRUMHOLTZ talked about playing a character based on a real person. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Something spilled on the floor made the cop’s shoes sticky after entering a disturbance call apartment. At first only a red paint bomb exploding could have splattered designs on walls, floor, ceiling.
Moving though rooms cops faced a (reportedly) combative man they tasered and cuffed. Following blood streams, they found something that resembled a freshly butchered human torso.
The tasered man was Michael L. Brea, and the headless corpse was his mother, 55-year-old Yannick Brea.
Apartment residents said they heard a woman scream (along with running sounds), while another said a man was yelling bible passages.
Brea was reportedly the Coca-Cola: Full Throttle energy drink actor and worked in movies and TV, including roles on ABC‘s Ugly Betty.
Apparently Brea was other things too. He reportedly owned a Brooklyn Subway Restaurant and offered free meals, telling BelFim.com last year that “I remember growing up and my mother was always feeding people who were less fortunate. My parents raised me to always share and to give charity in the name of God!”
PIX 11 News says that Brea used a samurai sword to (allegedly) decapitate his mother.
We are less than a month away from the beginning of the new television season. While we can’t wait for our favorite television shows to return and look forward to previewing the new shows, we will sorely miss the shows that ended last season, includingLost, Ugly Betty, Heroes,24 and the original Law & Order, which never got the proper farewell it deserved.
Will you miss watching Jack Bauer(Keifer Sutherland) trying to save the country from terrorists on 24? What about the losties on Losttrying to get off the island as they battle the smoke monster? Do you think the new Law & Order show, Law & Order: Los Angelescan measure up to the original series?
Tell us which shows you will miss the most and which ones you are looking forward to seeing this season! We want to hear from you!