Modern Family

  1. Entertainment

    More Celebrities Reading Meaner Tweets Are Hurtful and Hilarious

    If there's one thing we like more than saying mean things about people more successful than us -- and we're not saying there is, because that is, like, a top five pastime around these parts -- it's watching celebrities debase themselves by reading mean things that other people have said about them on Twitter. Of course, it's not really celebrities debasing themselves, because the joke is really "Look how impotent the best attack you can muster on this person is! It is a joke that they will repeat themselves on national television, because who cares what you think @some_asshole_on_twitter?" Still and all, we do get a kick out of watching folks like Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston reading people's ill-conceived Internet slams on them in entertaining and only occasionally threatening fashion.

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    The TV Critics Association Awards Nominees Are In: How’d They Do?

    Pretty well, actually. In an awards show that gives out so few awards (11, including career achievement), you have to stand out as a show to earn enough nominations to make people notice. Sensational new comedy Modern Family leads with five nominations across the four categories for which it even could have been nominated (two of the five comedy acting nominations went to the show). The show deserves these accolades, but that isn't necessarily the most exciting bit of news to come out of the nomination announcement. And neither is the troubling fact that Treme saw not a single nomination.

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