• 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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    Sofia Vergara highest paid television star, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler close behind

    Sofia Vergara is the highest paid television actress for the third consecutive year. This, according to Forbes, who just released its annual lists of the highest paid television actors and actresses. What’s more compelling, however, is that Vergara is not just the highest paid female in television, but the highest paid television star overall. The Modern Family star banked $37 million from June 2013 to June 2014 while television’s highest

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    Was Sofia Vergara’s Emmys bit sexist? (Video)

    Last night’s airing of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers not only brought out nearly every television star in the country but also created some drama—mainly in the form of Modern Family star (and highest paid television actor) Sofia Vergara. In an attempt at humor, Vergara accompanied Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum during his boring and, we assume, mandatory speech. Vergara literally

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    Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin will return to ABC, Modern Family renewed obviously

    An obvious piece of news in the melee of series pickups, cancellations and renewals: ABC’s Modern Family will return for a sixth season this fall. The critically-acclaimed comedy has been the centerpiece of ABC’s comedy lineup. It’s won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the past four years as well as multiple awards for its actors. It began the cash cow that is syndication last September on the

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    Woody Allen, John Turturro star in ‘Fading Gigilo,’ opening this weekend (Video)

    It’s rare to see Woody Allen starring in a film not his own. But John Turturro convinced Allen to star in Turturro’s upcoming Fading Gigolo, including fellow cast members Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Sofia Vergara and Liev Schreiber. Written and directed by Tuturro, Woody Allen should feel comfortable and at home playing a neurotic, blundering older man, with a younger love interest. His character is a struggling rare-books dealer who

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    First trailer for Smurfs 2 with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria is here (Video)

    You wouldn’t guess it from watching the mostly shlocky trailer below, but Smurfs 2 — in theaters July 31, 2013 — is cast full of well-respected comedy types: Fred Armisen is the voice of Brainy, Jonathan Winters voices Papa Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy. As for the live action players: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) round out the cast. Oh, and Katy

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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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    Aubrey Plaza, Sofia Vergara lead ALMA nominations in comedy

    Nominees for the ALMA Awards – honoring Latino talent in television, film, and music — have just been announced, and comedy fan favorite Aubrey Plaza has snagged two nods— one for her role in this summer’s Safety Not Guaranteed in the category of Favorite Movie Actress (Comedy/Musical) and one for her role as April in Parks and Recreation in the category of Favorite TV Actress (Comedy). Plaza is of Puerto

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    Watch 13 clips from Saturday Night Live with host Sofia Vergara and tell us what you liked best

    This past weekend, Saturday Night Live came back really strong, with the help of host Sofia Vergara, of Modern Family fame. So, we thought we’d just post these 13 clips from the show and ask the Laughspin readers which sketches they liked best and why. So, check them out and sound off in the comments section!

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    Things get physical between Sofia Vergara and Jason Sudeikis in SNL promo (Video)

    This weekend, Saturday Night Live returns with a new episode, hosted by Modern Family star Sofia Vergara. And so, what would the week be if we didn’t share SNL’s promo, featuring Vergara and Jason Sudeikis. Things get very physical, very fast between the pair. Somehow, however, we think Sudeikis’ real-life lady friend Olivia Wilde won’t mind. UPDATE: April 5 — Hey, look: here’s another promo, just released by NBC!

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    Kevin Hart will guest star on “Modern Family”

    Fresh off the massive success of his stand-up concert film, Laugh At My Pain, Kevin Hart is set to appear in one of the most popular comedy series on television. Hart has signed on to guest star on the multiple-Emmy- winning Modern Family on ABC, Entertainment Weekly reports. The veteran comedian will play Andre, a physician and neighbor of the Dunphy family. And here’s a fun side note: Hart will

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    Video: Behind the scenes in Wyoming as “Modern Family” shoots its season three premiere

    As if this Wednesday’s one-hour season three premiere of ABC’s Modern Family wasn’t already highly anticipated, the show went out and snagged itself five Emmys last night, including the award for best comedy series, beating out The Office, Glee, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation. No doubt, the few mainstream television viewers who weren’t already planning on tuning in to the progressive comedy, now have plans to

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    ‘Modern Family’ is the most beloved comedy for social media users

    It’s no secret that old school TV folks are having a hell of a time taming the beast that is social media. And with everyone and their mother watching and talking about shows online, of course, it’s definitely important to consider how to reach those online audiences. And some shows do better than others. According to Amplicate, which collates public opinions expressed through social media accounts, Modern Family is the

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