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Eric Stonestreet Reveals How Playing Gay on 'Modern Family' Changed His Life: WATCH

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If you knew nothing about Eric Stonestreet other than his performance as Modern Family’s flamboyant Cameron Tucker, you’d probably assume that the actor was, in fact a gay man. According to Stonestreet, a straight, married man, however, his experience with gay men growing up was rather limited. Stonestreet, a native of Kansas, had little to no interaction with anyone who identified as LGBT. Since joining the cast of Modern Family in 2009, though, Stonestreet feels as if his interactions with the gay community have grown exponentially and changed his life. 

“I’m more on the front lines of what it means to stand up for peoples’ equality and to try people that you don’t choose to be gay,” he explained in an interview with the Huffington Post. "I'm just more active in that community and I feel a little bit more responsible for people's words and actions," he said.

Check out the full interview AFTER THE JUMP...

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Are Cam and Mitch Getting a Divorce on 'Modern Family'? - VIDEO


Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and the rest of the Modern Family cast took part in a PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles on Saturday to dish on the behind-the-scenes of the hit ABC show, now in its sixth season. 

During a discussion on the impact of Cam and Mitch's wedding last year, actress Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy, jokingly let slip a potential storyline for the next season involving television's leading gay married couple:

ClaireWe have a very exciting opening to season 7. Cam and Mitch want to get a divorce and they find that gay divorce is not legal and have to spend the entire season fighting for the rights of gays to divorce. It's an emotional ending... 

Hear the whole scoop and find out which wacky singer has been "cast" as the divorce lawyer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Eric Stonestreet Mailed Jesse Tyler Ferguson a Colt Power Stroker Sex Toy: VIDEO

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On ABC's Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson play the neurotic-yet-devoted gay couple of Cam and Mitchell, respectively. Off-set the dynamic is still familial, but less like spouses and more like siblings, complete with obnoxious pranks.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Stonestreet talked about his latest prank on his co-star that involved an online sex toy store, the Colt Power Stroker, and a delivery gone awry.

You can watch Stonestreet tell the story, including how he ended up in clown makeup and how the sex toy may have accidentally ended up at Jim Parsons house, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Defends Modern Family's Mitch and Cam After Actor Calls Them the 'Gay Equivalent of Blackface'


Jesse Tyler Ferguson has come to the defense of Mitch and Cam after a fellow gay actor criticized the two Modern Family characters, claiming they were the "gay equivalent of blackface."

Tuc Watkins, best known for his roles on Desperate Housewives and One Life to Live, shared his displeasure with the on-screen couple in a Facebook post on Thursday:

WatkinsHmm. I think “Modern Family” is clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle at times. But, for the most part, I have a hard time laughing at the gay guys. In fact, I kinda cringe. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.” It doesn’t feel “modern” at all.

Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. So why are we fed such 80s stereotypes every week?

Here's JTF's response:

Sorry you feel that way Tuc. I know lots of guys who are just like Cam and lots of guys who are just like Mitch. We can't be expected to represent every gay person. We can only represent these two people. Also, Mitch is basically a version of I never know how to take it when people say that he is stereotypical. And in defense of Cam, I still can't figure out how a clown & football coach who also happens to be gay is a stereotype.When all is said and done, it's a family sitcom. I feel our writers do a fantastic job of servicing 11 characters each week in just 22 minutes. I am incredibly proud to play Mitch and I have a lot of pride in our show. As a closeted kid of the 80's I would have loved to have had a show like Modern Family to watch with my parents. It would have meant a lot to me to see who I secretly was reflected on television. TV has come a long way and it continues to forge new ground. I am thrilled with the work that you did on Desperate Housewives. It opened the door for shows like ours and hopefully we can hold that door open for many more shows to follow us. At the end of the day we can't please everyone..and we shouldn't try to. Kinda just like life, right? Take care. Jesse Tyler Ferguson.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet Crashed a Frat House, Took Selfies: VIDEO


Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet paid a visit to Stonestreet's alma mater Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and decided after their talk with students on campus to check out Stonestreet's old frat house.

Their timing couldn't have been more awkward. Turns out there had just been a party at the frat house and the Modern Family actors walked in on the aftermath, which included frat bros getting intimate with their ladies.

Ferguson tells Conan what happened when Mitch and Cam walked into the bedroom, AFTER THE JUMP...

Ferguson also talks about throwing out the first pitch at a Dodger's game recently ("gayest opening pitch") and making People magazine's "Best Dressed List".

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Ellen's Latest Scaring of Eric Stonestreet Is The Best Yet: VIDEO


Ellen's made a tradition out of scaring the crap out of Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet each time he stops by her show and this week's visit was no different. 

Not even the help of two hunky bodyguards could protect him from this latest scare - by far the best yet.

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