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'Modern Family' Creator Blistering Email to Ex ... Dear Krista Schmuck

9/21/2016 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921-steve-levitan-getty-tmz-fa-01Steve Levitan's estranged wife is just out for a petty cash grab in their divorce ... at least that's how the "Modern Family" creator put it in a very candid email to her. 

Levitan set the tone right off the bat, starting the email with ... "Krista Schmuck." We should point out ... that's her maiden name, but there's a chance he was going for a double entendre.

In the email -- which was filed in their divorce case -- Steve warns Krista she's going to have to blow millions on her lawyers just to get a dime out of him. He also calls her out for having loose lips -- and says he wishes she handled the split more like Ben Affleck and Jen Garner ... or Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

Y'know, more conscious uncoupling-ish.

Eric Stonestreet Selling L.A. Starter Home For $1 Million

9/16/2016 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0916_eric_stonestreet_House_launchEric Stonestreet's getting rid of his L.A. starter home now that he's reportedly making $10 million a year on "Modern Family," and the sale is sure to put more money in his well-lined pockets.

The 2 bedroom, 2 bath Studio City home is up for grabs for $1.099 million. Not bad, considering Eric bought the pad for $735,000 in 2008, before he got the "Modern Family" gig.

There's a galley kitchen, a large living space with exposed beams and a large outdoor patio, but the place could use some updates.

Eric listed the property with Tina Smith. We're told he's been renting it out for a while, which could explain the decor and the need for a new paint job. 

Steven Levitan Divorce 'Modern Family' Creator Makes Millions ... Every Month!

3/18/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

031716-steve-krista-levitan-getty-tmzThe creator of "Modern Family" makes a fortune. Would you believe $2.4 million? How about $2.4 million a month? 

Steve Levitan's wealth is being displayed for all to see in his divorce case thanks to wife, Krista. She's trying to get her cut of their riches and filed the docs to prove he's rolling in dough.

Krista says Levitan's take home is $2,436,543 a month before taxes, and he puts a little more than a million away every month for what seems to be a super impressive savings account.

The papers lay out the family's monthly expenses, including ...

-- $11,849 on clothes ... but only $100 on laundry and cleaning
-- $9,592 on education and another $7,705 on childcare (weirdly, the couple has 3 kids, all adults)
-- $1,901 on beauty and grooming 
-- $1,299 on fitness and health
-- $1,333 on pet care

We're told the couple -- married for 23 years -- does not have a prenup, so the soon-to-be former Mrs. Levitan should do quite well.

'Modern Family' Creator Mysterious Divorce

1/12/2016 2:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0111-steven-levitan-getty-01"Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan 's wife has filed for divorce ... his rep says Steve's wife filed "by mistake" and it's being dismissed -- but it looks like the divorce is full steam ahead.

There's a huge amount of money on the line ... in addition to "Modern Family," Steve created "Just Shoot Me!" and also wrote for "Fraiser," "Wings," and "The Larry Sanders Show."

Krista Levitan cites irreconcilable differences in her legal docs, asking to end her 23 year marriage.

The divorce petition, filed by celeb divorce lawyer Stephen Kolodny, says the couple separated on New Year's Eve.  

Steve's rep told us, "The filing was made in error and is being withdrawn."  But we found out Krista just filed proof with the court that she has officially served Steve.

It appears there is no prenup ... their estimated worth is reportedly around $50 mil.  

They have 3 kids but they're all adults, so there's no issue of child support or custody. Krista is, however, asking for spousal support.

Sofia Vergara One Smokin' Hot Bride-To-Be

11/21/2015 2:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1121-sofia-vergara-instagramSofia Vergara is letting everyone take one last glance at at how she looks like without a wedding ring on ... and as expected, it's incredible. 

The actress and her hubby-to-be Joe Manginello touched down in Florida on Friday and are set to officially tie the knot some time this weekend. She posted the pic Saturday from The Breakers resort, and if her wedding dress looks anything like what she posed in, her guests are in for a treat.


Ariel Winter My Dog's My Plus One At Sofia's Wedding

11/21/2015 7:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1121-ariel-winter-dog-splashAriel Winter is done with men, at least for now, because she's bringing her very cute dog to Sofia Vergara's wedding.

Ariel and the samoyed pooch flew out of LAX Friday for Florida, where Sofia and Joe Manganiello will be tying the knot this weekend.

The "Modern Family" star is currently dating Laurent Gaudette ... but looks like he might've taken a back seat to the dog.

Unclear if the dog ordered the steak or the fish.

Sarah Hyland Straight Poop on My BF ... We've Got a New Addition!

10/24/2015 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1020-Boo-brown-puppy-Wylders-Holistic-Pet-Center-RescueSarah Hyland and her BF are taking it to the next level -- 'cause nothing says you're serious like committing to grabbing piles of dog crap together. 

Sarah and Dominic Sherwood -- who've been together less than a year -- adopted a lab/shepherd mix puppy from Wylder's Holistic Pet Center in Studio City, CA last weekend ... according to the shop's owner.

The couple was looking for a tiny companion for the "Modern Family" star’s 5-year-old dog ... which she had before Dominic came on the scene. So, this is their first "child" together.

We're told they named her Boo, and immediately took her on a bitchin’ shopping spree, dropping more than a grand on fancy bowls, decorated collars, and yes ... Halloween costumes. 

Welcome to the good life, Boo.


Ariel Winter Kylie Who?

10/12/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012-ariel-winter-pretty-TWITTER-01Ariel Winter took her boyfriend out to a wedding this weekend, and her fashion sense was on full display.

17-year-old Ariel sported a very low cut lavender bandage dress, while her adult BF (he's 18) went simple suit and tie.

The "Modern Family" star's 18th birthday is just a few months away. 

Kylie Jenner and Bella Thorne might have some really neat ideas for Ariel on how to celebrate the big day when it's finally time -- on January 28, 2016.

If you're counting.

Julie Bowen Hell Yeah, I Talk Birds & Bees ... With 'Mod Fam' Kids

9/30/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Believe it ... TV parents can absolutely teach real-life parents a thing or two -- which Julie Bowen proved by dropping serious relationship knowledge. 

The "Modern Family" hot mom was bolting out of BOA Steakhouse on Sunset and we asked if she has, y'know ... "the talk" with her TV kids. After all, 2 of 'em are at that age -- Nolan Gould is 16, and Ariel Winter is 17.

Sarah Hyland is 24, but what 20-something couldn't use some sex advice, right?

Julie's answer is funny, simple, and awesome. In a nutshell ... keep it clean, kids.

Ariel Winter I'm Finally Free!

5/15/2015 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0515-ariel-winter-TMZ-01Ariel Winter's long battle to be free from her mother is finally over -- she's been emancipated. 

The 17-year-old "Modern Family" star has been estranged from her mother, Chrystal Workman since 2012 ... and was removed from the home after allegations of abuse.

Winter was overjoyed at the news, writing, "I am now officially emancipated!!! I'm really lucky I have an amazing support system and lovely people in my life who have given me the support and guidance to have been given this wonderful opportunity."

Winter also thanked her sister, Shanelle Gray ... with whom she's been living. Ariel remained close with her father throughout the ordeal ... and earlier this month posted a photo with him before heading off to her prom.


Julie Bowen Best Actress In a Supporting Nepal Role

5/8/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0507-julie-bowen-lemonaid-splashJulie Bowen knows the old saying -- when life hands you a deadly earthquake ... make lemonade -- to raise money for the victims of that deadly earthquake.

The "Modern Family" star and her kids joined the Nepal relief effort on Thursday with double barrels of lemon"aid" -- hawking the refreshments to hikers in L.A.'s Fryman Canyon. Even when her kids bailed for a few hours ... Julie held down the fort, solo.

It's like watching an episode of her show play out in real life, just without Sofia Vergara. Which sucks ... but it's for charity, so man up.

Eric Stonestreet Feels Like a Woman At Gay Bar

2/4/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet's got moves you've never seen ... and he unleashed them all while blowing the roof off a West Hollywood gay bar.

Stonestreet -- who refers to himself as "openly straight" -- channeled his inner Cameron Tucker last weekend at Flaming Saddles. And man ... Eric was feeling like a woman while singing and dancing to Shania Twain. It's pretty awesome.

Watch Eric bring it as he gets down with the rest of the bar. Can you feel it?

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