May 10, 2015 |
Vergara and ex vie over embryos Remember how deific Sofía Vergara , now engaged to Joe Manganiello , used to be (2013) with NYC bizguy Nick Loeb ? Employing surrogates, Loeb and Vergara created two embryos, which were frozen. Last August, Loeb sought the legal right to continue their gestation. On April 29, he wrote a New York Times op-ed making the same plea. On Thursday, both took to the talk shows. On NBC's Today , Loeb said he wants to father the two children.
April 17, 2015 |
IN WHAT could turn out to be a real "Modern Family," Nick Loeb , the ex-fiance of Sofia Vergara , is suing the Colombian bombshell to prevent her from destroying the fertilized eggs they created when they were a couple, TMZ.com reports. Loeb, it seems, still wants to have her baby. Is this going to be another Diane Sawyer interview? According to TMZ, Loeb claims that he and Sofia made a contract nearly two years ago in which they agreed to attempt to have children by means of in vitro fertilization.
December 13, 2013 |
Sofia Vergara likes to earn Sofia Vergara , 40, is one of the best-paid TV stars, having reportedly made $30 mil last year. And she's OK with it. "I'm not ashamed to say I love making money," the Modern Family star tells Glam Belleza Latina magazine. "I like business, and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. " The Colombian thesp said she'd been serious about money since she gave birth to her son, Manolo , when she was 19. "I had a child to support," she says.
November 7, 2012
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, 98, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died. The patriarch died of heart failure early Tuesday at a Sofia hospital where he had been for a month, the Holy Synod said in a statement. Orthodox Christianity is Bulgaria's dominant religion, followed by more than 80 percent of the country's 7.4 million people. Maxim was the church's leader for more than four decades, bridging the country's transition from communism and withstanding efforts to oust him by the new democratic government and rebel priests who saw him as a communist stooge.
October 24, 2012 |
ELLEN DeGENERES was hailed as a trailblazer Monday night as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, in Washington. The show will be broadcast Oct. 30 on PBS stations. When DeGeneres first heard that she was receiving the same honor that Bill Cosby , Tina Fey and Will Ferrell won in recent years, she joked, "It really makes me wonder . . . why didn't I get this sooner?" More than just 'Avatar' Deep-sea explorer James Cameron has come up from beneath the sea. The director of "Aliens," "Terminator 2," "Titanic" and "Avatar," has picked up movie rights to The Informationist , a novel by Taylor Stevens , whose main female character has been compared with Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
July 19, 2012 |
In "Modern Family," Sofia Vergara plays the va-va-va-voomy trophy wife of a wealthy, older family patriarch played by Ed O'Neill. In real life, the recently engaged Colombian actress is a major breadwinner in her own right. According to Forbes' list of TV's top female earners, Sofia is numera una, with an estimated $19 million take during the fiscal year ending in May. Granted, that's not all "Modern Family" money, but the funny sitcom launched Sofia in the States, making her a credible pitchwoman for Cover Girl, Pepsi, Burger King, Comcast and State Farm, among other business ventures — including a quartet of bad movies.
March 1, 2012
WHERE WOULD lovers of the world's strongest, darkest beers be without a thin, pale German teenager named Sophia Augusta Frederica? One of the great chapters of brewing history might not exist. There'd be no stouts named Old Rasputin or The Czar or Ivan the Terrible. On the upside, the tiresome debate over whether to call it "double" or "imperial" IPA would never have started. Indeed, no fewer than a third of BeerAdvocate.com's top 100 beers would be classified as something pedestrian (Estonian Extra Porter, maybe?
September 28, 2011 |
NEW YORK - At times, it's hard to tell the difference between Sofia Vergara and Gloria, the character she plays on ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family. " Both have gregarious personalities, an uproarious sense of humor, an enormous shot of sex appeal and daring fashion sense. Now other women can be more like Vergara - or Gloria - thanks to the Colombian star's new clothing line at Kmart. The line features the kind of outfits that have made Vergara so popular - figure-hugging dresses, tight pants, bright colors and short skirts.
August 28, 2011 |
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Giant statues of Soviet dictators Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin. Paintings of enthusiastic socialist laborers. A huge red star that graced Communist Party headquarters. As Europe marks the 20th anniversary of the Soviet collapse, this nation that's still shaking off its troubled communist legacy is opening a museum dedicated to the totalitarian past. A debate is raging on whether the museum romanticizes the Soviet era or teaches new generations about its horrors.
June 2, 2010 |
Detroit sends Dontrelle to Diamondbacks Lefthander Dontrelle Willis, once among the most promising young pitchers in baseball, has been traded to Arizona, pending a physical, MLB FanHouse reported. The Tigers designated Willis for assignment on Saturday and had 10 days to trade him or pass him through waivers. Willis was the NL rookie of the year in 2003, when he was 14-6 with a 3.31 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 1602/3 innings for Florida. He was 22-10 in 2005 but was sent to Detroit after the 2007 season.