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5 Highest-Paid TV Actresses

Sofia Vergara, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting top the list

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the 15 highest-paid TV actresses, and two sitcom stars sit atop it. The magazine looked at earnings—from their actual roles plus endorsement deals and other business ventures—from June 2014 to June 2015, and two actresses tied for No. 1:... More »

Game of Thrones Captures 24 Emmy Noms

What rape controversy?

(Newser) - Game of Thrones declared victory, at least in the race for Emmy nominations, receiving a whopping 24 as they were announced today. The drama wasn't hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It's a... More »

Modern Family Star: Ex Abused Me for Years

Sarah Hyland gets restraining order against Matthew Prokop

(Newser) - Modern Family star Sarah Hyland says her ex-boyfriend abused her for the last four years of their five-year relationship and after they broke up, and now she's gotten a temporary restraining order against Matthew Prokop. In court documents obtained by TMZ , Hyland, 23, says Prokop, 24—who himself once... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Modern Family Star Groped by Fan During Photo Op

29-year-old man charged with indecent assault of Sarah Hyland

(Newser) - Australian police have charged a man with indecently assaulting Modern Family star Sarah Hyland in Sydney yesterday. The cast of the ABC series arrived in the city this week to shoot an Australian episode, and the 23-year-old was attending a social function for cast members at a Sydney hotel last... More »

Lots of Surprises at the Emmy Awards

We watched the Emmy Awards so you didn't have to

(Newser) - After giving tonight's Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris some really excellent award show advice , Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage to present the first award: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series went to Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, who gave perhaps the best acceptance speech... More »

Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations

Snags 7 nominations, including best picture, best director

(Newser) - Lincoln was the big winner when Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning; the Steven Spielberg biopic received seven nominations including best motion picture drama, best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. The other best picture nominees were Argo, Django Unchained, Life of ... More »

Modern Family Star's Mom: I Found Her in Bed With Man

Ariel Winter's mother fighting abuse allegations

(Newser) - There's more to the Ariel Winter abuse story than meets the eye—at least according to Chris Workman, the mother of the 14-year-old Modern Family star. Workman claimed in a police filing from last month that she found Winter in bed with an 18-year-old in September, Celebuzz reports. The... More »

Modern Family Star: Mom Abused Me

Ariel Winter's mother denies allegations

(Newser) - Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, has been granted a restraining order against her mom after alleging abuse. Ariel's court papers allege some very disturbing behavior by her mom, Chris Workman: "ongoing physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing) and emotional abuse (vile name-calling, personal... More »

Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'

(Newser) - And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four... More »

Modern Family Stars Hold Out for More Money

They want their current contracts declared null and void

(Newser) - Modern Family has itself a contract fight: Five stars of the hit comedy on ABC have banded together and are suing to void their contracts. The suit filed by Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, and Ty Burrell argues that their contracts with 20th Century Fox Television... More »

Sofia Vergara Engaged

Actress on 'Modern Family' to wed Nick Loeb

(Newser) - Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has much more to celebrate today than her 40th birthday: She got engaged to Florida businessman Nick Loeb in Mexico this weekend, reports Wonderwall . It will be the second marriage for the actress. Hubby-to-be Loeb is known to have political aspirations in his home state,... More »

Modern Family Kid Draws Wrath Over F-Bomb

Anti-profanity group wants episode pulled

(Newser) - Turns out there's something called the "No Cussing Club," and its membership doesn't want you to see tonight's episode of Modern Family, in which a toddler appears to swear. The group has asked ABC to pull the episode of the sitcom because of a storyline... More »

Favorite TV Show of the Rich Is ...

Modern Family, by a lot

(Newser) - The Vulture blog of New York magazine finds that ABC's Modern Family is the favorite of well-to-do TV fans. It not only has the highest median income ($83,000) of viewers in the 18-49 range, it boasts by far the highest number of viewers who pull in at least... More »

Modern Family, Mad Men Grab Top Emmys

Julianna Margulies, Kyle Chandler, Kate Winslet, Daily Show all score

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards theme: Mad Men and Modern Family dominated. The ABC series about hilariously quirky family relationships swept honors for Best Comedy (for the second year), Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a comedy series (for Ty Burell and Julie Bowen), Best Writing, and Best Direction. Mad Men grabbed... More »

Sofia Vergara: I Was Told to Lose Weight

'Modern Family' sex symbol talks about the early days of her career

(Newser) - Sofia Vergara is what one might call a “hottie,” but before the Modern Family star was well-known, she was regarded more as a "fattie." “They would send me the dresses” to wear to awards shows, usually in size zero, “and it was impossible. I... More »

King's Speech, Fighter Come Out Swinging in SAG Nods

It gets four noms, as does 'The King's Speech'

(Newser) - Echoing the Golden Globe nominations, The Fighter and The King's Speech led the pack of Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees with four noms each, including best film ensemble, a sort of SAG equivalent of the Oscars' best picture category. They're joined by ensemble nominees Black Swan, The Kids Are All ... More »

127 Hours, Black Swan, Glee Among AFI's Faves

Honors will be doled out Jan. 14

(Newser) - The American Film Institute bestowed its annual honors on the 10 best US movies and TV programs of the year. The best films include Black Swan , Inception , 127 Hours , The Social Network , and Toy Story 3 . Top TV programs include The Big C , Boardwalk Empire , Glee , Mad Men , and Modern ... More »

Meet First Guy in Line for the iPad

Greg Packer, Stephen Colbert, ABC all excited for tomorrow's launch

(Newser) - Meet Greg Packer: He’s the first person in line for an iPad at New York City’s Fifth Avenue store, and he’s been waiting since Tuesday. But he’s not necessarily a big Mac fan…just a big fan of being first in line for things, from book... More »

AFI's Best Movies, TV of 2009

From The Hangover to The Messenger , AFI jury chooses its faves

(Newser) - Two men—one Serious, one Single—made it into the American Film Institute ’s 10th annual selections for Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of the Year. The top 10 films:
  • Coraline
  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Messenger
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
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