“We ended up at a Passover dinner… it was very meaningful and they talked all about freeing the slaves and everything, and my kids were into it,” the actress – who calls herself a “low Protestant” – said during a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “But then when they brought out the 10 plagues of Egypt finger puppets, it’s hard.”
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“I’m sure Simon Cowell has a target on my back,” Levitan said. Jokes aside, news of the blow against reality TV came with some satisfaction. Levitan posted on Twitter: “It’s extremely gratifying that a scripted comedy finally beat an overhyped karaoke contest. Thank you, #Modern Family fans!” As if to crystallize “Modern Family’s” pop cultural impact, Apple even featured the series in its iPhone 4S presentation this month.
“That’s what happens in Hollywood,” Levitan said. “It’s just weird when you’ve got the show people want to imitate. How many times did people try to re-create ‘Friends’?” It’s not like we’re the holy grail. Something else will come along eventually. We were just lucky to have created the right show at the right time.”
As family men themselves, Levitan and Lloyd thought creating a show that reflected the lives they were now living might translate to success. “There’s something to be said about writing what you know,” Levitan said. “We were both living this life — raising kids, dealing with very contemporary issues specific to these times.”
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Former K-Stater and Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet is visiting his old stomping grounds. Stonestreet, who had a week off from filming his Emmy award winning show, spent time talking to K-State students about pursuing their dreams.
He says “I don’t mean to look all Hollywood, this is as Hollywood as I get.” Though he is now a big name in Hollywood, he is not letting fame get to his head, and says the “Little Apple” is where it all began for him .
“This is where I figured out what I wanted to do with my life, pursue my dream of acting. I met my best friends here that are still my best friends and people that I talk to all the time and I had a great time here. There is no place I look that I had awful memories.”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”, said on ‘The Talk’ (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). “I could never wear like really fashionable things … I couldn’t even pick a color or a designer.” Vergara was advised to lose weight.
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People Magazine has a fun “5 Facts About Me” feature about Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson in its current issue.
His celebrity crush: “Glee’s Darren Criss. I got to meet him the other day. He’s the nicest guy, so sweet, so talented. It was wonderful.”
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The cast of “Modern Family” walked through the backstage corridors of the Shrine with the breezy, loose-limbed cheer of an ensemble that truly enjoys one another’s company.
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TV veteran Craig T. Nelson admits passing on the role of Jay, played by Ed O’Neill, in ABC’s hit show Modern Family.
“I’m old enough to say it, I guess. That was it. I really wanted to do Modern Family and I really liked the script and I liked the people. I just said, ‘You know what? I’ve been doing this too long.’ We’re in the middle of a cutback here, ladies and gentlemen, in Hollywood and salaries have gone way, way down. I just felt disrespected to tell you the truth.”
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Sarah Hyland may play the typical independent, eye-rolling teen onModern Family, but the 19-year-old couldn’t be more different from her text-addict character, Haley Dunphy.
And don’t expect to see her on the cover of the tabloids any time soon. She’s managed to be one of the most grounded young stars in Hollywood. “I don’t go out. I literally stay grounded!” she says.
Hyland talked to Parade.com about her hit show. Plus, the one acting gig she can’t seem live down. Read the interview here.