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The Oscars Replacement Host Should Be ... (Someone NOT on Twitter?)

12/9/2018 10:52 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's the game everyone in Hollywood is playing ... "Who's the next Oscars host??" ... but after Kevin Hart's sudden departure, it's getting harder and harder to play.

We got "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star Dorothy Wang leaving Delilah Saturday night, and asked who was her pick to step into Hart's shoes. She actually had one in mind but was sorely disappointed seconds after dropping the name.

As we reported, Nick Cannon put several other comedians on blast -- including Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler -- for having tweeted a homophobic slur years ago. It's pretty clear that that news did NOT get to Dorothy.

Nick's point was, there should be equal outrage over them using the word "f*****" as there was for Kevin.

So, who's left? We asked "Modern Family" star, Ariel Winter as she left Madeo. One of her friends went the really oldie, but really goodie route. Meanwhile, Ariel had bigger concerns. Watch the video ... she narrowly avoided a serious wreck.

The Oscars ... distracting actors since 1929!

'Modern Family' Character Gets Killed Off ... (SPOILER ALERT!!!)

10/24/2018 8:42 PM PDT
Breaking News

"Modern Family" fans wondering who the "significant" character was to be killed off this season finally had their question answered Wednesday night.

SPOILER AHEAD!!!

The ABC sitcom's co-creator Christopher Lloyd revealed one of the series' familiar faces would kick the bucket before the end of season 10. Many speculated it would be Ed O'Neill's Jay Pritchett or Stella, the Pritchett family pooch. 

Turns out ... it was neither.

The character to kick the bucket was DeDe Pritchett -- played by Shelley Long -- who was Jay's ex-wife and Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell Pritchett's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) mom.

To say DeDe was a "significant" character through the show's 10 seasons is a stretch -- she only appeared in a handful of episodes -- but it was a loss none the less.

As for how DeDe dies ... it was rather anticlimactic ... in her sleep during a trip to Greenland.

'Modern Family' Creator No Spousal Support in Divorce, But ... She Gets $4 MIL a Year!!!

10/12/2018 5:06 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Steve Levitan's bitter divorce has come to an end, and his ex-wife is walking away with a huge amount of money ... but so is he.

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Krista Levitan will get at least $4 MILLION a year in income from various projects -- including "Modern Family" -- but as long as that cash keeps flowing in ... he won't have to pay any spousal support.

But, that's not all -- Krista and Steve are also splitting several bank accounts worth tens of millions of dollars ... along with going 50/50 on various properties and cars.

Specifically, the docs say the 2 are to split the profits from the sale of their Santa Monica home ... which is worth about $40 million.

We broke the story ... Krista filed for divorce from Steve in 2016 after 23 years of marriage, and it appeared there was no prenup.

Things later took a nasty turn when Krista made claims of assault against Steve and tried to get a restraining order. A judge shot it down, but the divorce battle raged on.

It's all over now, though ... and both Steve and Krista have a lot of cash to remember each other by.

'Modern Family' Star They're Gonna Kill Off Luke!!! That's My Fear, Anyway

10/12/2018 9:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nolan Gould is looking over his shoulder on the set of "Modern Family" ... because he's got a sneaking suspicion his character, Luke, could be going six feet under!

We got Nolan at Matsuhisa in Bev Hills ... and he spills the beans on the significant character producers are killing off. Get ready for a plot twist, and keep in mind -- they've already shot the scene. 

Check out the clip ... Nolan explains why he can't stop thinking about the grim reaper's upcoming trip to his TV show's set. Just in case, he's already thought about how to send off Luke in a blaze of glory. 

Modern Family Killing Off 'Significant' Character ... Who Will It Be???

9/13/2018 3:54 PM PDT

The grim reaper has an upcoming trip to "Modern Family" ... 'cause the TV show is reportedly killing off an important character. 

"Modern Family" is returning for its 10th season later this month, but apparently someone is going six feet under. Co-creator Christopher Lloyd tells Entertainment Weekly the new season will deal with a family death. 

Lloyd is predictably mum about the outgoing character's ID -- start making your list of potential targets -- but he says the person plays a "significant" role and their death will be a moving event with lasting repercussions. 

The suspense is already driving us nuts!!!

In light of the news, we gotta ask ... who do you think is getting the ax? And maybe more importantly, would they be heartless enough to off one of the kids???

Season 10 premieres on Sept. 26 on ABC.

Julie Bowen Estranged Husband Says ... I Want Your 'Modern Family' Dough

3/13/2018 11:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Julie Bowen's estranged husband wants her to pay up in their divorce case.

Scott Phillips filed legal docs and said he wants her to pay spousal support. That could be a hefty payout for Scott if he gets it -- Julie is reportedly making $500k per episode on "Modern Family" for seasons 9 and 10.

In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Scott said he also wants joint physical and legal custody of their 3 kids. But the biggy here is spousal support.

The "Modern Family" star is raking in tons of dough off the show, and there's also endorsement deals, including from Neutrogena. Forbes estimated she made about $10 million in 2016, alone.

TMZ broke the story ... Julie called it quits with her husband of 13 years when she filed for divorce back in February. As we reported ... their relationship had been on the rocks for some time.

CVS to Sarah Hyland Check with Us for Pharmacy Hours ... BEFORE Trashing Us!

12/20/2017 2:01 PM PST
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Sarah Hyland put CVS on blast for leaving her hanging on crucial meds she needed, but the pharmacy is firing back, saying the mix-up was her own damn fault.

Sarah tore into CVS earlier this week after she said a Studio City location never notified her to pick up her medication before closing time ... as she claims they promised they would.

She also called them out for allegedly posting the wrong hours on the Internet. Based on her post, it appears she pulled the hours from a maps app.

And therein lies the problem, as they say. We're told CVS learned Sarah did use a 3rd party search engine to find those hours -- but did NOT check the actual CVS website. That site displays the correct pharmacy closing time ... 9 PM.

Still, CVS apologized to Sarah -- a rep for the company tells us someone from their Cali pharmacy management team contacted her to resolve her issue.

'Modern Family's' Rico Rodriguez Mourns Death of Father

3/19/2017 5:49 PM PDT
Breaking News

"Modern Family" star Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on the show, publicly announced the death of his father who died last week. 

The 18-year-old posted a photo of him and his dad, Roy Rodriguez, Sunday with a heartfelt caption that read in part ... "This has been the toughest week of my life. My Dad was the most kind hearted, loving, hard working, determined, and funny man I have ever known."

He added ... "I'm gonna miss your hugs. I'm gonna miss your advice. I'm gonna miss your smile, and I'm gonna miss your laugh. I know you're looking down at us right now giving us the green light to move forward. I miss you Daddy. I'll love you forever - Your youngest."

Roy passed away suddenly last Sunday ... he was 52. He is survived by his wife Diane, and his 4 children. 

RIP

Peyton Manning Touches Down on 'Modern Family' Set ... Ready for My Cameo!

11/9/2016 2:32 PM PST

Nailed it! 

Peyton Manning arrived to the L.A. set of "Modern Family" Wednesday -- where he'll be acting next to another guy who bragged about scoring 4 TDs in 1 game (#PolkHighFootballRules). 

Manning is playing a sports tutor on the show -- and will be working with the toddler son of Jay (Ed O'Neil) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara). 

The ex-QB is only slated to appear in 1 episode -- but if it goes well, you never know what could happen next. Plus, he's got a ton of free time these days ...  

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

9/21/2016 2:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Steve 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
Exclusive Details

Eric 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
EXCLUSIVE

The 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.

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