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Miss Ferrera won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Betty Suarez on ABC’s “Ugly Betty.”

The couple met at the University of Southern California when Mr. Williams cast her in his student film.

They were engaged last year.

Former ESPN commentator faces trial on stalking charge

Former ESPN commentator Jay Mariotti must stand trial on charges he stalked, injured and assaulted his ex-girlfriend, a judge ruled Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham found sufficient evidence for Mr. Mariotti to stand trial on one felony count each of stalking, corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a domestic court order.

Prosecutors say Mr. Mariotti confronted the woman at a restaurant Sept. 30, the same day he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery count stemming from an August incident with her.

In that plea, he was sentenced to 36 months of probation, community service and a domestic violence course.

Mr. Mariotti, a former Chicago Sun-Times columnist, also is accused of grabbing his former girlfriend outside a Venice restaurant April 15. He allegedly pulled out a chunk of her hair and took her cellphone from her while shouting at her.

Mr. Mariotti’s attorney, Shawn Holley, called the allegations meritless.

“We look forward to trial when we will have the opportunity to present a strong and vigorous defense,” Mr. Holley said in a statement.

‘Eastbound & Down’ bound for S.C. shoot

The HBO comedy “Eastbound & Down” will be taped in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Associated Press reports.

The sometimes raunchy series about a ballplayer past his prime received permits from the City Council on Tuesday to film there next week. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that the council was told filming would take place in locations including BB&T Coastal Field, the boardwalk and the beach.

The series, starring Danny McBride, is about a former major leaguer named Kenny Powers who is struggling to get back into professional baseball. During season three, Powers will pitch for a minor league team in Myrtle Beach.

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