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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wouldn't Say 'No' To A Joe Manganiello Cameo On 'Modern Family'

July 29th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
If a relationship with Modern Family star Sofia Vergara helps Joe Manganiello get a part on the show, Jesse Tyler Ferguson's all for it.

Ferguson, who stars on the ABC sitcom as Mitchell Pritchett, talked exclusively with E! News's Marc Malkin at Emmy Awards Performers Peer Group Celebration. The actor knew quickly the two could form an inseparable pair. "I will say that they're extremely comfortable around one another and that's a sign of them just having a really nice time," he said.

What about getting Joe to strip off his shirt for a cameo in Jesse's hot tub, a la James Marsden (abov...
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The Morning Roundup: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Weds, Kate Middleton In Labor, Superman & Batman Movie Coming

July 22nd, 2013 10:14am EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married over the weekend. The actor wed his longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday in front of a lot of celebrity guests, including some of his co-stars. (story)

Kanye West could find himself in serious trouble if the Los Angeles district attorney's office decides to charge him with felony robbery instead of misdemeanor battery over an altercation at LAX on Friday. The rapper got into a scuffle with a photographer, wrestled him to the ground and attempted to take his camera. The paparazzo ended up in the hospital and Kanye ...
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Marries Partner Justin Mikita In New York

July 21st, 2013 5:36pm EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York on Saturday.

Ferguson's on-screen partner Eric Stonestreet was in attendance, along with co-stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell. Jerry O'Connell and wife Rebecca Romijn and Star Trek Into Darkness star Zachary Quinto were also on hand for the ceremony, along with So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy.

Ferguson appeared as a guest judge on the show in May.

Ferguson and Mikita have been dating for two years, and the actor popped the question last year during...
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Celebrities Tweet Their Reaction To End Of Boy Scouts Gay Ban

May 24th, 2013 5:32pm EDT
George Takei
Openly gay actors George Takei and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have saluted Boy Scouts of America for changing the organization's rules to allow openly gay youths to be members.

Star Trek icon Takei previously pushed for the youth group to change the restrictive policy, and was delighted when it was announced on Thursday the ban would be reversed.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Takei writes, "The Nat'l (National) Council of Boy Scouts just voted to lift the ban on gay scouts. A great step forward," while Modern Family actor Ferguson also praised the decision.

Nevertheless, American Pie a...
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2013 Tony Awards Nominations Included 'Kinky Boots,' Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper & More (Watch)

April 30th, 2013 8:11pm EDT
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On Tuesday, the 2013 Tony Award Nominations were announced by Broadway veteran and Bunheads star Sutton Foster and Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. While some surprising names were left off of the nominees' list like Bette Midler for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and Alan Cumming for MacBeth, theatre fans will be happy to see Tom Hanks, Tony Shalhoub, and Cicely Tyson as a part of this year's Tony crop.

The major battle is going to occur between Best New Musical nominees Kinky Boots with music by Cyndi Lauper and Matlida the Musical which comes straight from the West ...
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Tony Award Nominees: Tom Hanks Is A 'Lucky Guy' While 'Kinky Boots' Gets 13 Nods

April 30th, 2013 12:53pm EDT
Sutter Foster & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Several big Hollywood stars performed on Broadway this year but many weren't recognized during the 2013 Tony Award nominations announcement - Scarlett Johansson, Katie Holmes, Bette Midler, Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin were snubbed. Those who did receive top nominations included Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Tom Sturridge and Cyndi Lauper.

Early this morning, Tony award winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson made the announcements from The New York Public Library for Performing Arts.

Oscar winner Hanks is in the running for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Rol...
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'Modern Family' Stars Get Stuck In Elevator, Joke About Cute Firefighters & Passing Wind

March 4th, 2013 8:47am EST
Modern Family stuck in elevator
On Friday, three members of the "Modern Family" cast were trapped in an elevator for an hour with a dozen other people on the third floor of a hotel in Kansas City, Kansas.

The TV stars were in town for the Kids Night Out 2013 fundraiser at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kanas City.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson made light of the situation, taking photos and video of himself and co-stars Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet.

The Kansas City Fire department eventually made their way to the 40th floor to rescue everyone, who remained upbeat while tweeting about their experiences and shouting, "Get ...
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hires Wedding Planner For 2013 Nuptials

November 18th, 2012 6:09pm EST
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiance Justin Mitka are planning to wed next year once they find their dream location for the nuptials.

Ferguson proposed to his lawyer boyfriend earlier this year and reveals he has booked a wedding planner for the big day.

The actor tells E! News, "I did go get a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine but it's really a lot of over-the-top stuff, a lot of bridesmaids' gifts. Neither one of us ever dreamed of getting married. Maybe in the back of our heads we did, but we don't have a book of our dream wedding... It's a lot of learning as we go."
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'Modern Family's' Jesse Tyler Ferguson To Tie The Knot

September 19th, 2012 3:03pm EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has asked his longtime partner to marry him.

The gay actor proposed to his boyfriend of two years, Justin Mikita, and he said yes.

The couple announced the happy news in a joint video posted on marriage equality website TietheKnot.com, with Ferguson saying, "It's true, I popped the big Q (question)."

The 27-year-old lawyer then gushed: "I said yes!"
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'Modern Family' Cast Negotiates New Contracts For More Money

July 28th, 2012 9:22am EDT
Modern Family
"Modern Family" castmembers Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell reached a deal on Friday to end a legal dispute over their contracts.

On Tuesday, the actors filed suit against 20th Century Fox TV executives in a bid to have their prior contracts declared null and void, allowing them to renegotiate fresh agreements with increased salaries.

The cast claimed their longterm deals were in violation of California labor laws, which state that personal service contracts can last no longer than seven years.

Executive producer Christopher Lloyd told t...
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Production Halted On Set Of 'Modern Family' Over Contract Disputes

July 24th, 2012 11:25pm EDT
Modern Family
Recent contract disputes have postponed production of hit ABC sitcom Modern Family after stars Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen Ty Burrell Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet all filed suit against producers disputing the terms of their current contracts.

The stars claim that their deals with 20th Century Fox TV are invalid as they violate California labor laws. State regulations say that personal service contracts can't last more than seven years.

Vergara & company filed suits in Los Angeles on Tuesday asking a judge to declare their current contracts void, which would allow them to rene...
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Julianne Moore Challenges The Boy Scouts To Modernize Discriminatory Policies

May 11th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Actress and humanitarian Julianne Moore has called on Boy Scouts officials in Ohio to reinstate a local mother who was ousted as a team leader because she's gay.

The Kids Are All Right star has thrown her support behind Jennifer Tyrrell, who was removed from her role as the head of her son's Cub Scout troop because of her sexual orientation last month.

Tyrrell subsequently launched an online petition calling for change in the organization's discriminatory policies to better embrace gay youths and community leaders and it soon boasted more than 300,000 signatures.

The cause also caught...
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Katy Perry, Simon Cowell & Donald Trump Named 'Most Fascinating People'

November 30th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry, Simon Cowell and Donald Trump are among the Most Fascinating People of 2011, according to revered newscaster and TV personality Barbara Walters.

The trio features on her annual list of the top 10 most intriguing public figures.

The members of the Kardashian family, baseball ace Derek Jeter, "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the sister of Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, have also made Walters' 2011 list.

The number-one person of note will be unveiled during the TV special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating Pe...
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Gay Celebrities Who Are Out And Proud!

June 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Times really have changed in the media in terms of being proud and loud about sexuality. From the controversial episode of Ellen where she shouted out that she was gay, to the countless series today with gay characters as the stars. In honor of Gay Pride Month, we took a look at a few celebrities who are out and proud.

Cute couple, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi weren’t shy about their love when they exchanged vows three years ago. Ellen told People magazine on that day, "What can I say? I'm the luckiest girl in the world," says DeGeneres. "She's officially off the market. No one e...
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Lady Gaga Wants Role On 'Modern Family'

April 6th, 2011 3:45pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Pop star Lady Gaga has appealed to producers behind hit TV show Modern Family to find her a guest role on the series.

The singer is a big fan of the program, but Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson fears it will prove too difficult to write the larger-than-life star into the script.

Speaking on talk show Live with Regis and Kelly on Wednesday, Ferguson says, "She (Gaga) reached out and she wanted to do something with the show but it's like, how do you incorporate Lady Gaga into Modern Family?"

However, Ferguson reveals an upcoming episode of the show will pay tribute to the Born ...
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Alec Baldwin Comes Out For Same-Sex Marriage (Video)

October 21st, 2010 11:46am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has shot a humorous new video urging officials in New York to make gay marriage legal so he can wed Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Openly-gay actor Ferguson recorded his own internet promo this summer, in which he confessed to a crush on the 30 Rock star and bemoaned the law which forbids him from marrying his idol. Baldwin has now stepped in front of the camera to record his response to Ferguson's plea, joking that the only reason he is unable to exchange vows with the actor is because of the ban on same-sex marriages.

He says, "As a result of this video, a vast...
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson: 'I Think A Lot Of People Sensed That I Was Gay'

October 11th, 2010 12:05pm EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has spoken out about his terrifying experience as the victim of childhood bullying, insisting he "lived every day in fear."

The openly gay actor was tormented by classmates over his sexuality - and the teasing was so bad, he was eventually forced to switch to a new school. But Ferguson is proud of how far he has come - his hit TV show was honored at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Respect Awards on Friday for positive images of diversity and promoting tolerance.

Speaking at the Los Angeles event, he told EOnline.com, "I think bull...
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Ed O'Neill On 'Modern Family': 'Who Needs A Gay Kiss, I Want To See A BJ'

September 21st, 2010 12:01pm EDT
Ed O
It looked like nothing would ever make Ed O’Neill more famous than Married… with Children. Al Bundy is a TV legend. But now there’s this little show called Modern Family that’s taking the nation by storm. It’s won Emmys and it’s a huge hit, so maybe one day people will remember him as Jay Pritchett instead.

In case you missed out on the first season, Jay is married to Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and taking care of her son Manny (Rico Rodriguez). His son Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) lives with his partner Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and their adopted daughter. His daughter Claire (Julie Bowen)...
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Sofia Vergara Wanted Her Breasts Reduced As A Teen

September 13th, 2010 11:56pm EDT
Sofia Vergara
Voluptuous actress Sofia Vergara was desperate to undergo breast reduction surgery as a teen, because she thought her famous curves made her look like a "stripper."

The lovely Latina star of TV show "Modern Family" started busting out at the age of 13, and she begged her mum to let her go under the knife because she was so self-conscious.

Vergara tells Self magazine, "I wanted surgery. I told my mom, 'As soon as I'm older, please take these boobs away.' She said, 'Sofia, shut up. When you're 18, it will be different.' I was like, 'Why would I want these huge t**s? I'm a 34 DD. It's hard t...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fights For Gay Marriage In New York

August 17th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is fighting for gay rights in New York - the actor has filmed an internet promo calling for same-sex marriage to be made legal in his adopted home state.

The openly gay actor, who moved to the Big Apple in the 1990s to attend drama school, is backing the Fight Back New York campaign, a drive to remove from office all the state senators who voted against marriage equality.

In the web film, Ferguson admits to a crush on actor Alec Baldwin, but states that even if his idol returned his feelings they would be unable to wed because 38 politicians voted...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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Q&A With 'Modern Familys' Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson

March 10th, 2010 2:04pm EST
Modern Family: Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguso
The cast of ABC’s hit new comedy Modern Family earned another place in television history last week, presenting a panel at the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest 2010. Every year, The Paley Center honors several TV shows with a night of screenings and panel discussions, giving fans a chance to meet the stars of their favorite shows.

On Modern Family’s night, we got to speak with two of the three families on the show on the red carpet before they entered L.A.’s Saban Theater. First, Ty Burrell was kind enough to walk the red carpet backwards, so folks at the end of the line could get some i...
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Must See (Or At Least Must TiVo) New Comedies This Fall Season

August 25th, 2008 9:01am EDT
Kath & Kim
With the new fall season just around the corner (where did the summer go?), there are a slew of new comedies on the horizon that network marketing execs want you to believe are the most revolutionary things since the invention of color television.

Due to the recent writers' strike, a good chunk of these programs got pushed through to series without networks even seeing a pilot episode. So how can viewers weed through them to find the deep belly laughs amid piles of mere canned chuckles? That's where we come in. Here we break it down night by night and highlight what is worth a try ...
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