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.
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....
September 24, 2013 |
Partial list of winners at last night's 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime. Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, "30 Rock," NBC. Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter," Showtime.
September 24, 2010
ABC's Emmy-winning "Modern Family" and CBS' "Criminal Minds" both came back strong Wednesday night, attracting 12.6 million and 14 million viewers, respectively, according to the preliminary Nielsens. In the 18-49 demographic advertisers pay to reach, "Family" drew the most of any single show, though CBS won the overall evening. CBS had 12 million reasons to be happy with its new legal drama, "The Defenders," whose audience between 10 and 11 averaged more than twice the 4.9 million ABC drew for its own new lawyer show, "The Whole Truth.
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.