• Jesse Tyler Ferguson vs. Tuc Watkins! Former ‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Calls ‘Modern Family’s Cam And Mitch ‘Gay Equivalent Of Blackface’; Ferguson Responds

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson has fired back at Tuc Watkins after the One Life To Live star criticized Ferguson’s gay Modern Family character, Mitchell. Watkins,  who came out last year, wrote on Facebook that Mitchell is “the gay equivalent of blackface.” Ferguson, of course, plays one half of a gay couple on the Emmy-winning ABC sitcom. His character has been with Eric Stonestreet’s Cameron since the start of the series, and

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    Elizabeth Peña, Modern Family actress and trailblazing performer, dies at 55

    Elizabeth Peña, trailblazing comedy actress whose career spanned four decades, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Recently seen on Modern Family, where she played Sofia Vergara’s character’s mother Pilar, Peña also starred on crime drama Matador (which airs on the newly launched network El Rey), and turned in a memorable performance as Mirage in 2004’s animated comedy action hit The Incredibles. No cause of death has

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    ‘Modern Family’ paying for all New York weddings today, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet make announcement (Video)

    Modern Family is ready to help New York City couples start their own family. NBC announced on Good Morning America that the Emmy Award-winning sitcom, which was recently renewed for a sixth season, will cover the cost of all marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies today at the New York City Clerk’s office (141 Worth Street, New York, NY). The generous gesture is in part to celebrate the on-screen engagement of

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    Amidst negotiations, Modern Family cast sues for higher salaries

    Yesterday, we reported that the adult cast of Modern Family were negotiating their new contracts, asking to be paid $200,000 an episode. Now, it seems, the situation has gotten worse. The cast is suing 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the show, one of the highest-rated sitcoms today. Instead of arriving today for the show’s first table read of season four, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric

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    Modern Family cast wants $200,000 an episode

    The first table read for the heavily Emmy-nominated Modern Family’s fourth season is scheduled for tomorrow, but the stars may not show up. The six adult actors of the ABC sitcom have yet to secure contracts with producer 20th Century Fox. Sources say that representatives for ensemble members Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Sofia Vergara, who are negotiating together, are asking for around $200,000 an

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