There’s something about goofy family sitcoms that really tickles us. We’ve been thinking about Modern Family of late (with the show’s sixth season premiering tonight), and at the same time getting nostalgic about our childhood favorite, Full House. If we were children now, would we hold the extended Pritchett clan in the same esteem as we once did the Tanner household? Would we religiously DVR episodes and watch them over and over again until the dialogue became so familiar we could recite it in our sleep? Most importantly, which of the two shows would win in a fight? Read more…
Sofia Vergara is crushing it for the third year in the row as the top-earning actress on television. Make it rain! Forbes estimates she is raking in nearly $37 MILLION dollars this year; all that money comes from her insane payout per episode for Modern Family, endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Head and Shoulders, AT&T, K-mart, and her own talent and marketing firm, Latin World Entertainment. In short, this lady knows how to get it done. Read more…
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.”
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!
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.
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!
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:
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!