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Julie Bowen's Pick for Sexiest Man Alive? Hint: He Makes Her Laugh!

Julie Bowen Picks Stephen Colbert as the Sexiest Man Alive

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.

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Modern Family's Cam and Mitchell: Are They Getting Married This Season?

Originally posted 10/16/2012 03:35PM

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Cameron Tucker, do you take Mitchell Pritchett ...

Now, just wait a minute. Sure, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell to Eric Stonestreet's Cam on ABC's Modern Family, may look like they are standing under a wedding canopy in this photo Ferguson posted to his WhoSay account, but the actor also included this caption: "It's not what it looks like. Or is it? Guess you'll have to wait to find out!"

What a tease.

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Modern Family's Julie Bowen on Angelina Jolie: 'She's Like a Unicorn' | Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen on Angelina Jolie: 'She's Like a Unicorn'

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?'"

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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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Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen Have a Joint Dance Party | Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen Have a Joint Dance Party

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

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Late Night Snuggle! Julie Bowen Gets Friendly with a Lion Cub | Julie Bowen

Late Night Snuggle! Julie Bowen Gets Friendly with a Lion Cub

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.

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Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen Bask in Emmy Love | Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

UpdatePosted 09/18/2011 11:15PM

Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen Bask in Emmy Love

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.

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Jennifer Aniston Is a Rare Beauty, Says Julie Bowen | Jennifer Aniston, Julie Bowen

Jennifer Aniston Is a Rare Beauty, Says Julie Bowen

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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