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Originally posted 11/05/2012 02:15PM
What turns Julie Bowen on? Perhaps not surprisingly, it's a guy who can make her laugh.
Asked at a charity event on Saturday whom she would pick as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive this year, the two-time Emmy-winning Modern Family actress didn't hesitate.
"Stephen Colbert!" she replied. "Other than my husband, it's Stephen Colbert. My hall pass. He's just so funny."
PEOPLE's choice for the title will be revealed Nov. 14. Be one of the first to find out.
Originally posted 10/16/2012 03:35PM
Originally posted 09/18/2012 09:45AM
Even celebrities get star-struck.
Modern Family's Julie Bowen confesses in the October issue of Health that despite winning an Emmy and being on a hit show, she still gets frazzled around certain stars.
"If I see Angelina Jolie, I have to look away ... She's like a unicorn," she says. "It's like, 'There's Angelina Jolie. We're not going to seriously stand here and pretend it's not like seeing a yeti, right?'"
Originally posted 07/31/2012 07:00PM
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.
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.)
Originally posted 05/23/2012 05:55AM
Modern Family costars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen were attached at the hip on Sunday.
Fresh off of their Billboard Music Awards hosting duties, the two actors got the party started at Lily Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, where they were joined by a group of about 20 and danced for almost two hours.
"Ty and his wife Holly seemed like they were really enjoying their time together," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "The group especially liked when the deejay put on a bunch of old-school beats. They had an area to themselves where they sipped on cocktails and hung out a little past midnight."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 10/12/2011 04:00PM
She came to chat with Jay Leno, but left with cat hair on her dress.
Emmy winner Julie Bowen got up close and personal with an 8-week-old lion cub on Leno's couch Tuesday. The Modern Family star cuddled the adorable baby big cat as animal expert Dave Salmoni explained that the cubs will one day grow to be about 500 lbs.
Originally posted 09/18/2011 08:50PM
Now they have his and hers Emmys.
The Primetime Emmy Awards kept things modern Sunday night, awarding the first two trophies of the telecast, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, to Modern Family stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell for their outstanding supporting roles on the ABC comedy as husband and wife Claire and Phil Dunphy.
"I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy now," Bowen joked as she accepted her award.
Burrell paid homage to his late father in his acceptance speech – also with a sense of humor.
Originally posted 04/26/2011 09:15AM
Jennifer Aniston's appeal is near universal. People want to work with her, protect her, be her or date her. For women, it's fundamental, says Modern Family's Julie Bowen – Aniston sets the mark for how they'd like to look.
"She's one of our own," Bowen tells PEOPLE of her costar in the upcoming movie Horrible Bosses. "She's incredibly beautiful in the way that you think you could be if you got drunk enough and looked in the mirror just at the right angle."
Bowen, 41, says she didn't even have to film any scenes with Anison, 42, before being sucked in.
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