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by (@katespencer)

Emmys Exclusive: Sarah Hyland Says Vampire Academy Movie “Stays True To The Book”

Congrats, Vampire Academy fandom! Sarah Hyland is in love with you. We caught up with the Modern Family star at the Emmys, where she praised the uber-talented and committed fans of her upcoming film Vampire Academy, one of the next big YA book-to-movie adaptations. “They’re so amazing and supportive and the best fans,” she said. “And very, very talented with their fan art.”

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Ariel Winter’s Mother, Brother Deny Modern Family Star’s Abuse Allegations

Ariel Winter's mother and brother denied the Modern Family star's allegations of abuse

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and her older sister, Shanelle Gray

We’re still shuddering over the news from yesterday that 14-year-old Modern Family cutie Ariel Winter was removed from her mother’s home and placed under her older sister’s guardianship. Court papers revealed allegations that Chris (a.k.a. Crystal) Workman subjected Winter to “ongoing physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing) and emotional abuse (vile name-calling, personal insults about minor and minor’s weight, attempts to ‘sexualize’ minor, deprivation of food, etc.) for an extended period of time.”

Last night, Workman came forward to deny the allegations. “It’s all untrue, it’s all untrue,” she told People. “I have my doctor’s letter that my daughter’s never been abused. … I have stylists’ letters that she’s never been abused.” OK, those are kind of weird sources, but we guess a stylist would see the actress up close on a regular basis?

Not helping Workman’s case is the fact that Ariel’s sister, actress Shanelle Gray, was also removed from her mother’s home after similar allegations came to light 20 years ago. But the girls’ brother says the claims were false on both occasions. “The allegations made 20 years ago are not true and the ones today are not true,” Jimmy Workman told Us Weekly. “This is a mother who does everything for her kids. Chris misses Ariel and wants her to come home.”

We hope this all gets settled soon, because this sweet kid seems like she’s got a good head on her shoulders, despite all the turmoil her home life appears to be. And look how adorbs she and her sister are together in the photo above!

[Photo: Instagram]

by (@hallekiefer)

In The Worst News: Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter Removed From Home Over Abuse Allegations

Ariel Winter Removed From Home Over Abuse Allegations

Aaaaand now we’re crying. If you’re like us and love the Modern Family cast like they were your own absurd, amazing in-laws, you’ll be even more horrified than most to learn that Ariel Winter, a.k.a. sardonic middle child Alex Dunphy, has allegedly been removed from her home due to allegations of parental abuse. TMZ reports that Winters, currently 14, was removed by a judge after a guardianship hearing in October revealed allegations of physical and emotional abuse on the part of Ariel’s mother Crystal Workman. Actually, even if you haven’t seen Modern Family, we’re betting everyone will be equally saddened by this story. Everyone in the world.

As if that wasn’t bad enough (and it definitely was), Ariel’s older sister Shanelle Gray was removed from her mother’s house two years ago after similar allegations of abuse were reported to the Department of Children and Family Services. Crystal Workman was allegedly ordered to stay 100 yards from Ariel, who is currently living with sister Shanelle. A hearing has been set up for November 20, after which Ariel will hopefully be able to settle in to a home life that’s more like her sitcom, and less like the emotional version of American Horror Story.

by (@missmuttoo)

Is Julie Bowen Trying To Cash In On Modern Family Cast-Mate, Sofia Vergara’s Style?

Julie Bowen At L.A's 2012 Promise Gala In Zuhair Murad

It’s pretty hard to forget what Sofia Vergara wore to the Emmy’s this year. Her electrifying teal Zuhair Murad fishtail gown has been stamped into our memories, also because she tweeted a photograph of her very flattering derriere after the gown split — it was that tight. But other than that, Sofia’s pretty much the blueprint of what to do to be the sexiest you could ever be. Apart from the many Dolce and Gabbana corset dresses, she prefers, sexy Murad designs are also perfect for showing off her curves. Anyone who laid eyes on her at the Emmy’s realized that. Someone who gets to lay eyes on her a lot, and had to stand next to her on the Emmy’s red carpet (pity any women who have to do that), is her co-star, Julie Bowen. Now Julie’s no slouch in the style department, but she gets it wrong sometimes. This is mainly due to the fact that she’s pretty experimental with her fashion and is not afraid to try something new, which we love about her. But it looks like she woke up this week and thought, “Today, I’m just going to be hot.” So she picked her outfit accordingly for the Promise 2012 Gala in L.A. And what did she pick? A teal Zuhair Murad dress. It looks like it came from the same collection Vergara’s gown came from. Someone trying to cash in on the sexy? We think so. Julie paired her embellished, semi-sheer Vergara Murad dress with teal heels, which we’re going to steal. She won’t mind!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Sofia Vergara Tweets Booty Photo After Emmys Wardrobe Malfunction. Though…Wouldn’t You?

Sofia Vergara's Emmy Wardrobe Malfunction

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara had already made America’s collective eyes bulge out of its head like a cartoon wolf yesterday, hitting the Emmys red carpet in an amazing, skin-tight, amazingly skin-tight sequined teal Zuhair Murad gown. So why not tweet a photo of her bare behind for good measure? Go big or go home, we always say…about posting pictures of your own butt! “Yes!!!! This happend 20 min before we won!!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!!” Vergara tweeted after last night’s show, along with a photo of her dress’s extremely necessary zipper down for the count. Sofia then went on to post a host of afterparty pictures. See, if we did that, it would be a sign we getting drunk to forget how we posted a photo of our horrible, horrible buns to Instagram. For Sofia, however…it feels like a victory lap. It really, really does.

Now, we’re not saying that self-flashing photos are reserved for the famous and toned. Personally we feel everyone should feel free to plaster their butt all over the social media of their chosing. But we wouldn’t be keeping it real if we didn’t take a moment to acknowledge that Sofia has clearly been putting in the gym hours necessary to have a pantsless photo she can truly be proud of. Don’t believe us? Just click the jump and see:

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by (@missmuttoo)

Viral Video Of The Week: Modern Family‘s Lily Takes On Adele

We interrupt this programming to show you something that may be considered a little unusual around these parts, but nonetheless hilarious. We’re huge Modern Family fans and we know there are plenty of you out there, fanatical just like us. Best show, ever right? And we adore Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet)  and their little adopted baby girl, Lily — played by the super cute Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. She’s only 5 years old and already she’s an absolute rock star! We watched this video that went totally viral yesterday, of the tyke singing Adele, of all singers! We know, we know, “Someone Like You” is like the most amazingly popular song ever, yada yada yada, and everyone wants to sing it, and everyone has sung it in a drunken karaoke haze. But this is different!

It’s Aubrey, or Lily (if you like to stay in character), happily belted into a car seat, taking on the song like a complete diva. And you know what … she ain’t half bad at all. Adele would be proud! Forget that, Cameron would be proud, if a little miffed that his status as the performer of the house has been revoked. We’re guessing one of her parents uploaded it? The message under the video reads, “Aubrey is crazy into Adele right now which I love. It’s so cute hearing her belt her songs in the car. This is where she likes to sing the most. At first she didn’t know if she wanted to learn this song because she thought it was too slow, but now it’s one of her favorites.” Watch the video, you guys! Good job on the lyrics as well, Aubrey!

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Sofia Vergara Turns 40! Celebrate With Her 40 Hottest Looks

Sofia Vergara is blowing these days, appearing as the face of CoverGirl and Diet Pepsi. She has also continued to delight the world playing the hilarious and sexy Gloria Pritchett on ABC’s hit show Modern Family. A two-time Emmy winner, Modern Family has truly become the TV’s ruling comedy with Sofia reigning as its Queen. Adding humor and a kick of muy caliente Spanish flavor into every project she works on, this Colombian beauty has taken hold of Hollywood and keeps us begging for more — just hopefully no more smoking instances like her one on the cover of Vanity Fair Spain. You worried us Sofia, but you’re still a winner in our minds! We just wish we had gotten on the Vergara train earlier when she was making headlines in Central and South America for her acting and modeling career. But hey, we can at least try to make up for lost time, right?

In celebration of Sofia’s 40th birthday today, we have compiled 40 of her very hottest looks. Trust us: you will not be disappointed. This girl has a remarkable ability to make anything look pretty damn sexy with her killer curves and mile wide smile. Enjoy but look with caution: you may develop a girl crush.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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by (@hallekiefer)

Sarah Hyland Talks To Seventeen About Family, Dating And, Oh Right, Her Secret Kidney Transplant

Most of us know Sarah Hyland as Modern Family‘s perpetually annoyed, ever-so-slightly dim Hayley Dunphy. In real life, however, Sarah is much more than an eye-rolling brat with a heart of gold; she’s the optimistic survivor of an (until recently) secret kidney transplant. “You know that family is always going to be there for you – no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney!” Hyland tells the new issue of Seventeen. The actress received the transplant on April 13 after a grappling with a lifelong case of kidney dysplasia. Added Sarah, “But it’s also the families that you create outside of your family. And you really find out what kind of people you’re friends with.” We totally agree with you, girl, but also … score in the dad department! If it had been Phil Dunphy, he’d probably have accidentally dropped his kidneys down the trash compactor. Or traded them in for a llama.

Hyland scored yet another win (besides the awesome dad and organ compatibility), this time in the boyfriend department. “He helps me with my medication and takes me to doctor appointments and all the stuff that I need to do to take care of myself,” Sarah says of actor Matt Prokop, who guest starred as a potential love interest for Hayley on last week’s episode. “Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me.” Awww! It’s like the end of every episode of Modern Family up in here, just with more invasive surgery.

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@missmuttoo)

Julie Bowen Ushers In Sarah Hyland’s Hangover On Her 21st Birthday

We’re talking about Sarah Hyland’s second 21st birthday, let’s be clear. The Modern Family actress’ birthday is on November 24 and, as she told Us Weekly, “[This year, I was] like, ‘let’s not celebrate my birthday on Thanksgiving, ’cause Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Let’s eat Thanksgiving food and sleep in [on that day].’ Now, I’m actually celebrating my birthday the right way.”

The “right way” was at Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night where Julie Bowen — Sarah’s castmate and TV mom — ensured that the celebrations went down the “right way” as well. She sent the freshly turned 21-year-old a bottle of Peligroso Tequila. Sarah suggested that the bottle is intact adding, “Even if I’m not planning on drinking for the night and my friends are going out, I don’t have to worry and be like, ‘Well, I can’t go there.’ ” Right, what are the bets that the bottle’s already finished? Happy second 21st birthday, Sarah!

[Photo: Getty Images]