07:31 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 05/05/2013 09:05PM
It won't be an easy sweater to fill.
"There's only one person in this whole world like you," Fred Rogers liked to say on his long-running children's TV show. But now the difficult task begins of finding someone just like Mr. Rogers – or who can at least capture his essence – for an upcoming biopic.
A film about Rogers, who died in 2003 at age 74, is in the works at Treehouse Pictures based on a script by Alexis Jolly, a staff writer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Deadline.com reports.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 11:45AM
Allan Arbus, best known for his dozen appearances as the sarcastic psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the '70s series M*A*S*H, died Friday at his Los Angeles home, his daughter, photographer Amy Arbus, told The New York Times. He was 95.
In addition to numerous roles on TV and in movies, from Matlock and Curb Your Enthusiasm (in 2000) to Cinderella Liberty and Damien: Omen II, the New York City native, during his military service in the army, had been a photographer – as was, notably, his wife, Diane Arbus.
The two met when Allan was an employee in the advertising department of her parents' Fifth Avenue department store, then married in 1941 and formed a professional partnership.
Originally posted 01/04/2013 03:00PM
Hold the laugh track!
Modern Family is already a TV classic – but members of its cast are looking to the past and paying homage to iconic shows in a new photo. In this exclusive shot, the ensemble from ABC's Emmy-winning hit comedy takes on the personas (in full hair and makeup) of beloved characters from 60-plus years of classic sitcoms. For fuller-sized images, click through the carousel of photos above.
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Originally posted 12/16/2012 01:25PM
Sofia Vergara may be the break-out star of Modern Family, but now her younger sister is stepping into the spotlight.
Sandra Vergara – who is Sofia's biological cousin and adopted sister – just landed a role on an upcoming episode of CSI, TV Line reports. Sandra, 24, will play Latin pop star Silvana, who is about to make her debut in the U.S. when her sister Marta is killed. Silvana has to keep her cool and figure out who she can trust once the murderer comes after her.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart and Will Ferrell have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Originally posted 10/16/2012 03:35PM
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.
Originally posted 07/31/2012 07:00PM
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.
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 12/19/2011 05:55AM
Funnyman (and Emmy winner) Ty Burrell and his wife enjoyed a double date with Mad Men's Rich Sommer and his wife at L'Epicerie Market in Culver City, Calif. The couples were seated right by the kitchen, where they joked and laughed heartily over red wine and French food. And the group wasn't in a rush: Their meal lasted more than three hours, staying past the restaurant's 10 p.m. closing time as they finished off their dessert of crepes. – Carrie Bell
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