April 19, 2014

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America Ferrera weds longtime beau in New York

HollywoodNews.com: Former ‘Ugly Betty’ star America Ferrera is a married woman after she wed Ryan Piers Williams at Vanessa Williams’ Chappequa, New York home.
While the wedding was kept quiet, the guest list included some major Hollywood stars, states UsMagazine.com. Her ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ costar Blake Lively was reportedly there (apparently without Leonardo DiCaprio).
Rebecca Romijn and husband Jerry O’Connell, Mark Indelicato and Judith Light were also reportedly there. Light allegedly officiated the ceremony.
The two got engaged in June 2010.
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‘Ugly Betty’s’ America Ferrera is engaged

HollywoodNews.com: Everyone was sad to see their favorite “Ugly Betty” show come to a close, but that doesn’t mean America Ferrera’s personal life hasn’t taken a turn for good.
The actress is officially engaged to longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams, reports People. The couple first met when Williams cast Ferrera in his student film at the University of Southern California.
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America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama in Dallas Film Fest winner

BY SEAN O’CONNELL
Ryan Piers Williams’ “The Dry Land,” a Sundance Film Festival favorite, took home the top prize at the Dallas International Film Festival Friday evening, earning a $25,000 cash prize for the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature. In addition, Lucy Walker’s “Waste Land” received a $25,000 cash prize for the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary Feature.
“Dry Land” stars America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama were on hand during the fest. Their film follows a U.S. soldier as he returns home from Iraq to Texas and tries to assimilate back into society.
The Documentary competition jury also gave a Special Jury Prize to Michael Pertnoy’s and Michael Kleiman’s “The Last Survivor” and a Special Mention for Editing (for Claire Didier’s work on the film) to Mark Landsman’s “Thunder Soul.”
DALLAS Star Award recipient John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) made the presentation of the Target Filmmaker Awards during an evening that also included the presentations of the DALLAS Star Awards to Academy Award nominated director Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile”) and cinematographer Wally Pfister (“The Dark Knight”), as well as the Texas Avery Animation Award to Pete Docter (Pixar’s “Up”).
Hancock’s award was presented by “Prison Break” producer Garry Brown, Darabont received his award from longtime Dallas area film critic Philip Wuntsch, and Pfister’s DALLAS Star Award has handed to him by longtime friend and Dallas Film Society Chairman Michael Cain. Docter was introduced by REEL FX Entertainment’s Animation Director Bryan Engram.
Matt Harlock’s and Paul Thomas’ AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY was the recipient of MPS Studios’ Texas Filmmaker Award and $20,000 in cash, goods and services. Robert Byington’s HARMONY AND ME received a Special Jury Prize. The presentation was made by MPS Studios’ Meredith Stephens with Bill Hicks’ niece Rachel Hicks on hand to accept the award.
Amy Grappell’s QUADRANGLE won the award for Best Short. Special Jury Prizes went to David Call’s B.U.S.T., Chris Teague’s MONKEYWRENCH and Kelly Sears’ VOICE ON THE LINE. Daniel Elliot’s JADE received a Special Mention for Acting for Aisling Loftus’ performance in the film. The award for Best Student Short went to Beth Spitalny’s PROCESSION. Shorts jurors Jon Korn and Kaz Radwanski presented the awards. Reel FX ENTERTAINMENT XXChief Operating Officer Kyle Clark presented the award for Best Animated Short to Cordell Barker’s RUNAWAY.
Will Cannon’s BROTHERHOOD won the Audience Award for Best Narrative, while Mark Landsman’s THUNDER SOUL won for Best Documentary and T.G. [...]