January 19, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - An anti-profanity crusader asked ABC on Tuesday to pull this week's Modern Family episode, in which a toddler appears to use a bleeped curse word. "Our main goal is to stop this from happening," said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. "If we don't, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don't want to have a 2-year-old saying the 'F-bomb' on TV. " "We hope they know better," said Hatch. He was asking his club's membership, which he said totaled 35,000 in the United States and about three dozen other countries, to complain to ABC. ABC had yet to respond, he said Tuesday.
August 14, 2015 |
Ariel Winter opens up Like most girls, Ariel Winter , 17, used to wish she'd grow up to have big breasts. Then the unthinkable happened, and the Modern Family star had an alarming growth spurt when she was 15. "They kept growing and growing and growing, and it didn't seem like they were going to stop," she tells Glamour mag. "I was 15 years old with [size] F" breasts, says the 5-foot-1 actress. "How do you navigate that?" The media stopped writing about her as a performer and fixated on her physique, says Winter.
December 26, 2015 |
Kadir LaLena pushed his finger against the glass of the small tank in his mother's living room. Michelangelo, his pet turtle, was hiding. Gina LaLena guided the boy's hand. He'll come out, she said. He'll think it's food. Five years ago, Kadir came to LaLena as another foster child who required a bed for the weekend. She was divorced before age 25, was unable to conceive a child, and felt adrift. Hers was 5-year-old Kadir's 16th long-term home. He is autistic. He suffers from ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and other developmental delays.
August 27, 2014 |
STOP ME if you've heard this one before: Jim Parsons, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jessica Lange, Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, "Modern Family," "Breaking Bad" and "The Amazing Race" all went home with Emmys last night. What? You thought NBC was going to waste an original episode of anything on a Monday night in late August? Early - because NBC didn't want to compete with the MTV VMAs and doesn't like to interfere with Sunday night football - and often more like a rerun than a live show, the 66th annual Emmy Awards was nevertheless a fine night out for host Seth Meyers.
January 26, 2015 |
Steven Piacquadio likes to tell the story of how he had prepared a perfect argument - logical, balanced, full of wisdom - to convince Chris Schwam, then his life partner, now his husband, why they should move with their two children from the Collingswood home they had painstakingly renovated to a sprawling, early-20th-century dwelling just six blocks away. "I had rehearsed and rehearsed it, and the day came when I finally got Chris into the house," said Piacquadio, 52, a Realtor with Main Street Realty in Collingswood.
September 12, 2016
One of the best things that could happen to TV this fall would be for JJ DiMeo to become just another sitcom character. The oldest child on ABC's Speechless , which premieres Sept. 21 between The Goldbergs and Modern Family (and is previewing early on ABC.com ), JJ is, like many TV teens, good-looking and a bit of a smart-ass. Like his mother, Maya (Minnie Driver), he challenges authority. Including hers. And like Micah Fowler ( Labor Day ), the actor who plays him, JJ has cerebral palsy.
July 16, 2016 |
After a decade or so of doing bit parts in films and TV (often as a murderer in crime dramas), Eric Stonestreet landed a dream gig in 2009, when he was cast as Cameron Tucker, husband of Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Mitchell on ABC's smash-hit sitcom Modern Family . The 44-year-old Kansas City, Kan., native - who likes to describe himself as openly straight - has Modern Family to thank for his two Emmy Awards and a role as Duke, the Newfoundland dog,...
September 20, 2015 |
Ah, the familiar! We yearn for it. And no one consistently gives us more of the same than network TV. Monday sees the premiere of two new shows - NBC's propulsive thriller Blindspot and the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces - that mine, skillfully, the material that has fueled prime time for years. Venus . . . with tattoos Blindspot , which premieres at 10 p.m. Monday on NBC, opens with an arresting scene shown in so many NBC ads in the last three months that the episode feels like a rerun.
August 27, 2014 |
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC. Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie," FX. Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS. ...
August 30, 2010 |
Winners announced at yesterday's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC. Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC. Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime....