Oh they’re all smiling now. But just wait until one of them gets a script that’s only two pages long and a note for makeup that reads: “Corpse-y, but not like, ghoulish.”
Modern Family is rumored to be ending after its tenth or possibly eleventh season. Show creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd said at the beginning of this year that they’d like the show to leave on a huge ratings-grabbing high note, like a birth, a death, or a wedding. I was hoping the show would end with Haley Dunphy reuniting with her older, denim-slinging dirtbag boyfriend Kenny and getting married in matching jean outfits. But it looks like they’re going with a death, and it’s going to happen sooner than at the end of the series.
Julie Bowen who plays Phil’s wife Claire on Modern Family is about to make her own family a bit more modern by separating from her husband of 13 years. According to Us Weekly Scott Phillips, Julie’s “estranged” husband, is a real estate investor. It’s like what Phil, who is a real estate agent on the show, might do for a job if the characters on the show were as filthy rich as the actors who play them.
Your aunt Patty’s favorite show, Modern Family, is celebrating its 200th episode and contemplating the end of the road as it limps its way through its 9th season. And The Hollywood Reporter says that season 10 will probably be the last. That’s sad news for the ridiculously well paid cast. How will Ariel Winter afford the modesty pixels she has to carry with her at all times?
TV Guide Canada published a quote they say came out of Ed O’Neill’s mouth about how he feels his Modern Family TV wife Sofia Vergara should’ve won the Emmy instead of Jane Lynch for Glee. The quote went a little something like this: “I love Jane, honestly I do. I’m dying to star in one of Christopher Guest’s movies alongside her, but I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part. [Sue Sylvester] is just a one-note character.”
When it got back to Jane Lynch’s ears (or eyes), she responded with a simple: “Let it go, that’s what we’re doing.” But it turns out, it didn’t come out of Ed O’Neill’s mouth like that. Either somebody was drunk (most likely) or a Sue Sylvester-hating force transcribed the interview, because TV Guide Canada issued a retraction and published the real quote:
“I’m one of Jane Lynch’s biggest fans. I love Jane Lynch. She is a genius. But at the same time I said ‘Sophia could win’ because … and I’ve only seen Glee a couple of … I’ve only seen Glee once. But I thought Jane’s role is rather one-dimensional. It’s kind of strident. It’s always kind of the same. I’ve seen her be much better. So I thought ‘Sofia’s funnier,’ and I think she is in these two comparative roles. Anyway, Jane won. But I was hoping that Sophia would.”
And Ed tried to clear it up some more by saying these words to EW:
“Last week I spoke to a group of journalists and one quoted me supposedly saying of Jane Lynch, ‘I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part.’ I never said those words and transcripts of the press conference attest to that fact. Of course I root for my dear friends Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen (and all of my colleagues on our show) at Emmy time, but I absolutely never said, nor do I believe that Jane — whom I think is an enormous talent — was undeserving of the award. I reached out to her yesterday to ensure she knew I’d been misquoted but I wanted to clear this up publicly as well.”
But Ed still said Jane’s character was one-dimensional and that she’s done better work… Okay, okay, I’ll drop the ladle and stop stirring the pot filled with this non-story. We can go all go back to sitting on the couch with our hand in our safe place.
Ed O’Neill just doesn’t understand why the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress landed in Jane Lynch’s hand instead of between Sofia Vergara’s Colombian mountains. In an interview with TV Guide, Al Bundy softly caressed Jane Lynch’s hair right before he slapped her in the face by calling her portrayal of Glee’s villainess with a heart of red polyester “one note.” Ed thinks his Modern Family trophy wife deserved that shit instead:
“I love Jane, honestly I do. I’m dying to star in one of Christopher Guest’s movies alongside her, but I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part. [Sue Sylvester] is just a one-note character.
Sofia is just so, so funny. I don’t think people realize how hilarious she is. She’s so sharp with her wit, it’s amazing.”
ED, this is not how you do it! You don’t fire shots at Jane MONTHS later in an interview with a magazine. No. When Jane was on the Emmy stage with the award in her hand, that was the time to snatch the mic right out from under her mouth and put the “Immma let you…” shush on her before going on about how Sofia Vergara had the greatest one-note performance of all-time! Have we not learned anything from the Gospel According to Gay Fish?
I didn’t get to watch “The Kiss” episode of Modern Family last night, because I had to watch She’s Got The Look, America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, Top Chef: Just Desserts and Ma’s Roadhouse instead. Before you ask yourself how my brain cells can function after eating all of that crap-covered crap, ask yourself if I had any brain cells to begin with. Good point, I know.
So after months of Modern Family fans complaining about Cam and Mitch staying away from each other’s lips all last season, the two finally shared a small kiss at the end of last night’s episode. Queerty says that the kiss came after we find out that Mitch isn’t really comfortable with PDA, because his father didn’t show him any affection as a kid. When Cam and Mitch did kiss at a PDA intervention staged by Gloria, the moment was so short and kind of easy to miss. That was probably the producers way of saying “two dudes kissing isn’t a big deal” or “PDA doesn’t always mean sticking your tongue down each other’s throat.” Or maybe that’s all ABC would allow. Who knows!
The one thing that did bother me about the clips that I watched was when Cam says that gays don’t high-five. SINCE WHEN?! I’ll have the writers know that I high-five myself after sex whenever the condom comes out clean. No poop noodles today. Thankyouveryfuckingmuch!
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