Late last year, Emmy-nominated “Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiancé Justin Mikita launched Tie the Knot, a charity line of specialty bow ties with proceeds going to the fight for marriage equality.
The couple’s second collection went up for sale Tuesday morning on the Tie Bar Web site, which features bow ties bearing the name of Manhattan locations like The SoHo and The High Line.
When Ann Romney revealed that “Modern Family” is her favorite TV show, the comedy’s co-creator Steve Levitan fired back, offering her a role as the officiant of Cam and Mitch’s wedding … when gay marriage is legalized.
Comedian and daytime talk show hostEllen DeGeneres jokingly added her voice to the entertainment-meets-politics debate Thursday. DeGeneres tweeted that she’d like to guest star on “Modern Family” in the unlikely-to-ever-happen scene as Mrs. Romney’s character’s roommate.
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If ya need any more reasons to be convinced that Alec Baldwin is one of the coolest guys out there, here’s another: He not only supports gay marriage, but he’s made a video about it.
In the vid, the 30 Rock stars talks about a certain out gay Modern Family star…
“Lately, I’ve been getting emails, texts and yes, tweets about a video Jesse Tyler Ferguson that’s made the rounds of the internet,” Baldwin says. “On it, Jesse said he and I are getting married in New York next year.”
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As the gay marriage debate continues to rage in the United States, two gay dads played by Jesse Tyler Fergusonand Eric Stonestreet on ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family could be doing a lot to change hearts and minds.
Greg in Hollywood has an interview with “Modern Family” creator Steven Levitan that talks about this subject. Here are some of the interview highlights:
“I think once people watch the show, those are two characters who are very, very hard not to like and I think that has probably diffused any of the negative energy that people were feeling”.
“We haven’t had much pushback on it,” Levitan said. “There’s always a fringe element that before the show came out, you know, ‘let’s boycott ABC,” and it was probably like 20 guys in a cellar someplace.
Said Levitan: “We have an episode that will air in January in which Jay is with a bunch of his buddies and he runs into Cameron and he introduces him as a friend of my son and Mitchell takes great offense at that. And through dealing with that issue, I think they come to a better understanding. It’s a very funny episode that’s really about something.”
Ferguson is an openly gay actor who previously played a straight character on the CBS comedy The Class while Stonestreet is straight and among his many roles was a recurring part on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.