Modern Family

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After 11 Years, Modern Family Is About to Say Goodbye

Wednesday's finale will be preceded by a documentary about the ABC show

(Newser) - Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the “mockumentary” style made popular by The Office. Lloyd liked the resulting Modern Family script, but didn't... More »

Modern Family's 'Stella' Dies Days After Show Wraps

RIP to the French bulldog whose real name was Beatrice

(Newser) - Modern Family recently finished taping its final episodes—and within days of the ABC sitcom wrapping for good, one of its most beloved stars was dead. Beatrice, the French bulldog who played Jay's pooch Stella, died unexpectedly about a week ago, sources tell the Blast . "Rest In Peace... More »

Modern Family Reveals Which Character Dies

It was an 'effective, moving episode'

(Newser) - Modern Family, as advertised , killed off a character in Wednesday night's show—and anybody who wants to avoid spoilers should stop reading here. Viewers who worried that patriarch Jay Pritchett would kick the bucket were relieved: It was his ex-wife, DeDe, played by Shelley Long, who died, Deadline reports.... More »

Modern Family Is Killing a 'Significant' Character

But the show isn't saying who just yet

(Newser) - Jay? Phil? Claire? Maybe Gloria? The co-creator of Modern Family tells Entertainment Weekly that a "significant character" will die in the upcoming 10th season of the ABC sitcom. But that's about the only hint Christopher Lloyd is giving. "We do deal with a death ... and on television,... More »

Sarah Hyland: Stop Bullying Me Over My Weight

'Modern Family' star speaks out on health problems

(Newser) - Sarah Hyland is tired of being called out for being "too skinny," she wrote in a series of tweets Wednesday. She says her weight has been "HEAVILY discussed" in comments on her Instagram photos, with people bullying her and saying things like "your head is bigger... More »

Modern Family Teen Has Some Words for Dress Haters

Ariel Winter stood out from the rest of the cast, doesn't know why people care

(Newser) - Modern Family star Ariel Winter has words for those who criticized the gold minidress she wore to an event for the show Wednesday night, People reports. Photos from the screening of the season eight finale showed that Winter's outfit stood out among the clothes worn by the other cast... More »

Modern Family First Show With Transgender Kid Actor

Jackson Millarker, 8, guest-stars Wednesday

(Newser) - On Wednesday night, Modern Family will become the first television show to feature a transgender child actor. Eight-year-old Jackson Millarker stars in the episode as Tom, a transgender friend of Lily, the daughter of Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), NewNowNext reports. As Variety points out, transgender actors... More »

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 »

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