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Jennie Garth Gets a Massage Before Taking Kids to a Kelly Clarkson Concert | Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth Gets a Massage Before Taking Kids to a Kelly Clarkson Concert

Originally posted 08/02/2012 06:00AM

Jennie Garth made sure Monday night was relaxing for herself and for her three kids.

The actress and daughters Luca, Lola and Fiona came through 104.3 My FM's My Big Night Out 2 VIP lounge, at the Hollywood Bowl, where she was treated to a paraffin massage from a Burke Williams masseuse.

"Jennie told her kids to take photos with her," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She looked amazing and appeared to have shed some pounds. She seemed like she was in a great mood."

Following her pampering session, the newly single star rewarded her little ones for their patience by taking them to watch Kelly Clarkson in concert later that night.

The pop star performed a slew of hits, including, "My Life Would Suck Without You," "Since U Been Gone" and "Stronger," along with a cover of Fun.'s "We Are Young."

Just a couple of days earlier, the Bowl brought out Jerry O'Connell and Eric Stonestreet, who came to watch a performance of The Producers. The musical stars O'Connell's wife Rebecca Romijn, and Stonestreet's on-screen Modern Family beau, Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

"Jerry and Eric both looked beaming and happy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Mel Brooks took the stage at the end."
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Modern Family Cast Returns to Work

Originally posted 07/31/2012 07:00PM

Julie Bowen on WhoSay

It's a Modern Family reunion!

After a law suit over "illegal contracts" was resolved – the cast of ABC's hit comedy are back on set.

"First day back of Season Four on Modern Family! Fantastic in every way including Ty's homage to Freddy Mercury," Julie Bowen posted on her WhoSay account with a photo of her costar Ty Burrell sporting some serious facial hair.

Burrell and Bowen have good reason to be in cheerful about their return to work: They – along with Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O'Neill – reportedly received raises and will be making as much as $175,000 per person per episode, with bonuses, along with a cut of back-end profits.

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Modern Family Cast Settles Contract Dispute

UpdatePosted 07/30/2012 09:55AM

Modern Family Cast Settles Contract Dispute

Originally posted 07/30/2012 08:55AM

After a serious standoff with the show's production company, the Modern Family cast can get back to doing what it does best – being funny.

Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara will all receive big raises for the upcoming fourth season, according to the Hollywood Reporter – as much as $175,000 per person per episode, with bonuses, along with a cut of back-end profits – after agreeing new contract terms with producer 20th Century Fox Television.

That's well above their current salaries of about $65,000 per episode.

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Modern Family Cast Sues Over 'Illegal Contracts'

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Modern Family Cast Sues Over 'Illegal Contracts'

Originally posted 07/25/2012 09:15AM

On TV, they play one big (mostly) happy family.

But the cast of Modern Family is facing some serious off-screen drama after six of the show's lead actors filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court to void their contracts, according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O'Neill, who was originally negotiating separately, say their 20th Century Fox Television contracts break California's "7-Year Rule," which prohibits personal services contracts that span longer than seven years. (Their current contracts oblige them to the Emmy-winning ABC series from 2009 to 2016.)

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Sends His Puppy to Boot Camp

UpdatePosted 05/01/2012 02:15PM

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Sends His Puppy to Boot Camp

Originally posted 04/30/2012 04:45PM

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and boyfriend Justin Mikita have all the trappings of modern love: they travel together, share a home and have a dog. Is a real baby next?

"They say a dog is a starter baby," Ferguson told PEOPLE at the New Yorker party on the rooftop of Washington, D.C.'s W Hotel. "We obviously both want kids, but we're happy with the three of us for a while."

Besides, the puppy – a Morkie named Leaf, who turns 1 in July – is proving to be quite enough to handle.

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PHOTO: Cher and Chaz Bono Step Out Together | Chaz Bono, Cher

UpdatePosted 04/22/2012 05:15PM

Cher Surprises Chaz Bono at the GLAAD Awards

Originally posted 04/22/2012 03:00PM

Chaz Bono was in good company at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.

His mom Cher showed up to support her son at the event in Los Angeles.

"So much fun at Glaad awards!" the singer Tweeted. "I really surprised Chaz! HE was adorable,Said wow mom i was so surprised i forgot what i was going 2say!"

Bono, who was the first transgender contestant on Dancing with the Stars, was honored for his OWN documentary, Becoming Chaz, and with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given by GLAAD to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender entertainer for promoting equality.

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Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet React to Prop 8 Ruling

Originally posted 02/07/2012 05:00PM

Could there be an (on-screen) wedding in their future?

Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who play partners Mitchell and Cameron on the Emmy-winning ABC comedy, posted a photo of themselves on their WhoSay pages, asking, "How could you not want to see us tie the knot?" just as it appeared they may be closer to legally being able to do so.

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state, was unconstitutional.

Ferguson also Tweeted: "Historic! #Prop8 is unconstitutional. @AFER & I won’t stop until ALL Americans are #free2marry."

On the show, their characters also have a daughter together, Lily, but are not officially married.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Shouts Out to His Dog from Globes Red Carpet

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks to His Dog from Golden Globes Red Carpet

Originally posted 01/16/2012 04:15PM

It's a familiar motif of the awards season speech: The winner steps up to the podium and tells the kids at home that they should be asleep, not watching TV.

That was just the plan for Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who told Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet that he had a message for one of his little ones – Morkie pup, Leaf.

"You be good, Leaf, and go to bed," Ferguson said. "That's what I'm going to say when I win. Oh wait – I wasn't nominated."

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Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson: My Job Is 'Extraordinary' | Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Loves the Security of His Modern Family Gig

Originally posted 11/18/2011 04:30PM

It's been a big year for Jesse Tyler Ferguson: his hit show Modern Family continues to sweep award shows, he's found love, and he was just named OUT100's "Artist of the Year."

Of the honor, Ferguson joked to OUT100: "Jane Lynch must have said, 'I don't want it this year, stop showering me with praise, please give it to someone else.' And I was, like, fourth on the Someone Else list."

Ferguson, 36, may be modest, but he also realizes how lucky he is to be part of such a popular and admired series.

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Meet Jesse Tyler Ferguson's New Man | Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011

Meet Jesse Tyler Ferguson's New Man

Originally posted 01/30/2011 06:45PM

At Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Modern Family fans will have their eyes on breakout star Jesse Tyler Ferguson – and his hot date, lawyer Justin Mikita. (Once they stop gawking at Sofia Vergara, of course!)

The new couple have been hitting the awards show circuit – and the town – together as of late, and releasing a steady stream of smitten photos via Twitter.

The actor, 35, brought Mikita, 25, to an Elle Women in TV event Thursday night and then to Entertainment Weekly's bash at the Chateau Marmont Saturday night, where they hung out together outside for 15 minutes before joining the party.

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