'Modern' goodbye

'Modern Family' cast reacts to their series finale on social media

It's the end of a "Modern" era: On April 8, "Modern Family" aired its emotional series finale.

The stars of the beloved and award-winning ABC sitcom took to social media that night and the next morning to reflect, offer gratitude and share love with one another and their fans after 11 seasons.

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"Just like that, it's over," Jesse Tyler Ferguson wrote alongside a photo of himself taking a selfie as the cast said goodbye. "11 years of my life spent with these beautiful souls. you all have played such a huge part in the forming of my being. I will never forget. I'm definitely gonna miss this. To the fans, Thank you for standing with us through it all. We owe it all to you." He also told his co-stars in another post, "wish I could hug you all tonight after the show. I love this family so so much. ❤️."

Sofia Vergara posted the same pic as Jesse and captioned it, "I will love my american family forever❤️❤️❤️❤️."

Jesse's TV husband, Eric Stonestreet, shared an image of the cast hugging at the bottom of the Dunphy family's stairs. "To my TV family. In 11 years there has been so much we have all been through individually and uniquely together. @brothersosborne is right. We ain't getting out of this love alive. ❤️ you all," he wrote.

"Thank you to my fake family. I love you," Julie Bowen wrote on Instagram alongside a snapshot of herself talking to her old castmates on Zoom.

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Sarah Hyland took to Instagram to tell fans, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. To put it in Bachelor terms, I've had an incredible journey with this show," she captioned a slideshow of photos including some of her and her younger co-stars as kids and now as adults. "Our cast and crew were always phenomenal and we very quickly grew to be a real life #modernfamily I will miss these people tremendously but am so grateful I was lucky enough to work with them." She also shared a fun snapshot of herself talking to her old co-stars on Zoom.

Ariel Winter shared a loving goodbye to fans along with a slideshow of photos on Instagram, calling herself "so lucky." She also posted a fun shot on her Instagram Stories of herself chatting online with the other all-grown-up kids from "Modern Family."

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Nolan Gould shared an absolutely crushing photo of himself crying as he embraces his colleagues. "11 years of laughs, tears, and love. Can't believe it's over. So much love for the best damn cast and crew in Hollywood who've made me who I am today. I wouldn't be the same without you. What a journey it's been. Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and helped get me here. Thank you to my family and friends," he captioned the heartbreaking snapshot. "I hope that our finale brought laughter and hope in these crazy times. I hope that you laughed, cried, and were able to escape for a bit. Remember that there's nothing more important than the love we share for our fellow humans. You'll always be part of our family. Thank you."

Rico Rodriguez posted a shot of Sofia taking a selfie of the cast. "When I was 9 years old, I started work on a pilot called 'My American Family.' As an actor, you go through a long process for a job. Class after class, audition after audition, just hoping to get that right opportunity in front of the right casting director so you can show them your skills. Filming the pilot, then all of season one of what we now know as 'Modern Family,' I knew we were working on something special," he wrote in part.

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When I was 9 years old, I started work on a pilot called "My American Family". As an actor, you go through a long process for a job. Class after class, audition after audition, just hoping to get that right opportunity in front of the right casting director so you can show them your skills. Filming the pilot, then all of season one of what we now know as "Modern Family", I knew we were working on something special. I could feel it. Coming to work every day with my cast and crew never actually felt like work, it felt more like hanging out with my extended family. 11 years later and here we are airing our final episodes tonight. Words cannot even begin to describe the life changing experience I have had on this show. I have, quite literally, grown up right before everyone's eyes. Starting @abcmodernfam, Manny was someone who was very opposite to myself, but overtime our personalities have rubbed off on each other. Our fan base here and around the world is something I appreciate so much. A big reason why I loved working on this show, was the family atmosphere on and off the camera. We are showcasing something that will forever be relatable, family. When fans come up to me and say "can I hug you? I feel like you're my son, or nephew, or cousin." It makes me laugh, because that's what our show's true message has always been. Family. No matter what type of day you have, you can turn on the tv on Wednesday nights and get a laugh or two from your tv family. Thank you Chris Lloyd & @stevelevitan for creating Manny. Thank you @jeffgreenbergcd for believing I was the best choice. Thank you Jeff Morton for always keeping the ship sailing. Thank you to all of our writers for writing the funny, emotional & relatable moments, week after week. Thank you to ABC and 20th Century for this opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you to my Team Rodriguez for always believing in me. Thank you to my parents, my siblings, & all of my family & friends for always being by my side throughout my acting journey. But especially thank you to our fans, who have continued to watch our show for the past 11 seasons. I hope you all tune in tonight at 8/7c on ABC & celebrate with us one final time. ❤

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"I could feel it. Coming to work every day with my cast and crew never actually felt like work, it felt more like hanging out with my extended family," Rico added. "11 years later and here we are airing our final episodes tonight. Words cannot even begin to describe the life changing experience I have had on this show. I have, quite literally, grown up right before everyone's eyes."

Social gal

Carmen Electra, 50, makes a big social media move

Carmen Electra is going social for her fans. 

The still-stunning '90s sex symbol has joined OnlyFans, the subscription-based social media site known primarily for its racy content.

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"It was like a no-brainer" to join the site, she told People magazine. "I just felt like, 'Yeah, I need to do this.' I, for once, have this opportunity to be my own boss and have my own creative vision to share with my fans without someone standing over me, telling me, 'Don't do this, don't do that. Cover up this.'"

The former "Singled Out" host plans to post fun, harmless content to the site, but she won't shy away from "more sexy, classy pictures and videos." OnlyFans, she says, allows her to be "a little bit more intimate" with her fans than other social media sites. 

"People are going to do what they want to do anyway with your photos, you might as well be in control of them and follow what you feel like doing inside," she said, noting that she won't censor herself if she doesn't want to.

Just last month, Carmen sent the Internet ablaze after sharing a a sultry snap in a tangerine two-bikini on her 50th birthday. Fans immediately commented with awe, calling Carmen a "queen," "beauty" and "tangerine dream." 

Concert situation

Halsey stops concert to scold fans: 'Act like people!'

Halsey stopped a Florida concert in mid-song to scold fans for their behavior.

Video shows that Halsey was about 30 minutes into her set, singing "You Should Be Sad," when she told her band to stop. The crowd initially screamed but was soon confused about the abrupt, unexplained stoppage. 

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After a moment without explanation, Halsey looked out into the crowd at iThink Financial Ampitheater in West Palm Beach and launched into a bit of a tirade.

"I didn't think I was going to have to do that until a couple days into the tour, dammit," she said, without giving context to her rant. 

She then implied that something was happening in the crowd that she didn't care for. 

"While I have you I just want to make a statement … make a reminder, you know.  I know we've been locked inside for a long time and forgot how to act like f****** people," she said in the video obtained by TMZ. "But, everybody is here because they love the same thing you do so treat them with compassion, community."

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She added, "All of us are here because we love the same thing, hate the same thing. Because your girlfriend dragged you here, that's fine too. You love your girlfriend. I love your girlfriend. Let's talk about that later in the set. Let's try that one more time."

Halsey then began the song from the beginning. 

Mouth mayhem

Selma Blair used to bite celebrities — one even punched her for it!

In her new memoir, Selma Blair really sinks her teeth into her past. 

The actress revealed she used to bite celebrities because she was nervous. In fact, the "Cruel Intentions" actress recounted a mouthy meeting with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane at a Las Vegas nightclub in 2004. 

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"I was starstruck," she wrote in Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up. "What do I do in public situations where I admire someone, but feel as if I don't bring anything to the party? I bit him on the hand. 'Whoa!' he yelled. 'That really hurt.' It wasn't a disaster; I didn't break skin. But I soon hated myself."

A similar situation happened two years later when Selma introduced herself to Sienna Miller at a Los Angeles hotel.

"I couldn't begrudge her for any part she was winning over me," she wrote. "So, I grabbed her arm and bit it, playfully, as if it were an apple. Even as I held her forearm in my mouth I was aghast at myself. I thought, What have I gotten myself into? Or her? This is horrible behavior."

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Sienna took the moment in stride, screaming, "Opa." However confused, the actress-model had to confirm that it happened, telling Selma, "You bit me, didn't you? You really did."

Still, the "Live By Night" star didn't "shame" Selma over the incident 

"For this, in my book, she will forever be the belle of the ball," Selma wrote. 

Selma's chompers also got her into trouble with Kate Moss, who didn't exactly like being bitten. Selma said the two women were pleasantly hanging out in a hotel suite in London and even took Polaroids together. It was then that Selma decided to revert to her old ways, and she bit the supermodel's finger.  

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"And because she laughed, I did it again," Selma wrote. "The second time, she did not laugh and exclaimed, 'That really f–king hurt!'" Taking matters into her own hands, Kate then punched Selma in the back, grabbed the "Legally Blonde" star's thumb "and crunched right into it."

"This was the first time I had any inkling of how much I might hurt people when I bit them," Selma confessed. "Immediately, I transformed into a shamed nursery school kid. 'Oh my gosh,' I whispered, 'I am so sorry.'"

Dog drama

Cybill Shepherd desperate to help daughter find dognapped pup

Cybill Shepherd is reaching out to her Instagram followers in hopes of finding her daughter's dog who was taken by a dog sitter in Los Angeles.

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The actress' daughter, Clementine Ford, recently left town to head to a wedding, but hired a sitter from the popular "Rover" app to watch her dog, Winnie. Clementine says she attempted to check on the dog several times while she was away, but the dogsitter stopped responding. When she got home, both Winnie and the sitter were gone without a trace. 

The dog, is a golden mix with a stub tail and floppy ear. 

On Monday and Tuesday, Cybill began reposting Clementine's pictures and messages, one that says she just wants the dog back with "no questions" asked. Cybil and her daughter also posted a picture of the woman they suspect of taking the pooch.

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"Please help us. This woman was meant to be boarding our dog. Instead she threw her collar in the trash and disappeared. Please spread far and wide," Clementine wrote alongside her accusation.

Sarah Paulson, who is close with Clementine, is also using her social media to bring awareness to the stolen pup. 

"Help. Spread the word. This woman stole my friend's dog. Share far and wide. I'm begging you," Sarah wrote.

Digital dating

Andy Cohen admits he's on 'a lot' of dating apps

When it comes to dating, it's all just a game for Andy Cohen.

The handsome Bravo scion is revealing that he's on "a lot of dating sites," but it's more about looking at the menu, rather than ordering from it. 

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In a chat with Page Six, Andy said he's doesn't really use dating apps with an expectation of finding love.

"I really use them more as video games," he said. "I use them more as I'm home killing time. Like, 'This is fun to look at.' It's more fun than playing Scrabble online, let me say that."

While he likes to browse, Andy probably hasn't had as much time to hang out on the apps since the recent arrival of his daughter, Lucy

"The baby's great, so cute. She looks just like Ben, which is exciting," he said, referencing his 3-year-old son. "I'm not getting a ton of sleep, as you can probably see. I have help, of course, but that doesn't mean anything. My son wakes me up earlier and earlier every day, so it's chaotic."

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Andy, of course, has to sometimes deal with childlike behavior in his day job as producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise, as the women don't always play nice or play the rules.

"That's the challenge of producing the show in 2022," he told us. "Listen, every woman on those shows is cast because they're outspoken and dramatic and they're fun to watch and you see what happens. That's the ride we're all on."

Court matter

Gordon Ramsay wins $4.5M from ex associate after judge rules accuser 'fabricated evidence'

Gordon Ramsay won $4.5 million in court after a judge ruled in his favor against a former business partner.

The judge in the case deemed Rowen Seibel, who opened a now-shuttered restaurant with the chef in Los Angeles in 2012, "not a credible witness," Page Six reported, citing court documents.

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Rowen sued the "Hell's Kitchen" star in 2014 after their The Fat Cow restaurant closed. In his lawsuit, Rowen said Gordon "deliberately mishandled a trademark problem" for the restaurant. He also said Gordon "formed a new company with new partners and then secretly negotiated a deal with his Los Angeles landlord" to create a new restaurant in The Fat Cow's space.

He sued for $10.8 million.

At the time, the famed chef said Rowen orchestrated a "fraudulent scheme to freeload upon the renown and acumen of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay." He also called his former business partner "inept," "incompetent and dishonest."

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On May 16, Page Six reported Judge Melissa Crane sided with the "Next Level Chef" host and ordered that Rowen pay $1.6 million as well as 50 to 70 percent of Ramsay's attorneys' fees, which totaled $5 million. The total payout comes to approximately $4.5 million. In disregarding Rowen's testimony, the judge ruled that he "fabricated evidence" and stated, "If a witness will lie to the court, it is possible he would lie about everything."

The court also believed that Rowen took kickbacks from suppliers.

A spokesman for Gordon said, "The judge believed Seibel was 'not credible,' that it 'appeared he fabricated evidence,' that he received 'kickbacks' and siphoned money and was 'incompetent in managing' the restaurant. Mr. Ramsay was earnest in his efforts to sever all business dealings as these problems with Seibel were discovered, and we're pleased but in no way surprised by the ruling."

A source close to the chef said, "It's been an emotional and stressful eight years, but Gordon feels vindicated by the judge's decision and can finally put this all behind him."

Fan behavior

Justin Bieber chides fans for screaming during moment of silence for Buffalo victims

Justin Bieber lambasted several of his fans for screaming during an in-concert moment of silence dedicated to the victims of the weekend's horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. 

The concert was also in Buffalo.

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Shortly after taking the stage on May 14, the "Sorry" singer addressed the crowd.

"As we know, there's been tragedy in the city, but what we're going to do tonight is we're going to honor those people," he said before encouraging the sold out arena to observe a moment of silence.

While the vast majority of fans went mum, several people screamed and hollered. Afterward, Justin posted the video and questioned the fans.

"To the people who couldn't stay silent to honor the lives that were so tragically lost, I urge you to ask yourself why," he captioned the video.

Just hours before the concert, an 18-year-old man opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store located in a predominantly Black neighborhood. Ten people were killed and more were injured.

Clearly affected by the racially-motivated murders, Justin posted that he was "praying for Buffalo" and included the city in a pre-show prayer, saying he wanted to "bring joy" to the city for a few hours. 

In an all capitalized message, he also wrote, "RACISM WILL NOT PREVAIL GOD DOES. WE STAND WITH YOU BUFFALO AND STAND AGAINST THIS RACIST ACT OF TERROR."

On the DL

Kylie Jenner's super glam driver's license picture has social media buzzing

The "V" in DMV stands for "va-va-voom!"

Kylie Jenner sent social media into a frenzy over the weekend after posting a new driver's license photo, which shows her looking incredibly glamorous, especially by DMV standards. 

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In the image, the reality TV star looks fully ready — her hair is perfectly styled, her makeup is on point and the lips fully plumped. This is a far cry from your typical driver's license photo. 

Even Kylie's signature looks flawless. 

After sharing the snap, pal Anastasia Karanikolaou called it "hot." Kardashian-family superfan Johnny Cyrus wrote, "I wish my ID was this perfect."

Other fans used a host of words for the DL picture, including "iconic," "glam" and "stunning."

"Why can't all my id photos look like this," one verified follower commented. Another follower joked, "If only my driver's license looking this good… I'd be offering to show it wherever I go."

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Just hours after posting the image, Kylie, 24, and daughter Stormi headed to Las Vegas to support Travis Scott at the Billboard Music Awards. It was Travis's first televised performance since the Astroworld tragedy last November.

Kylie, by the way, flew private to Las Vegas for the evening, so the glammed up ID wasn't needed. 

grad gift

Miranda Kerr, husband pay off student debt for entire graduating class at arts school

Miranda Kerr and her billionaire husband, Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, paid off the entire student debt for recent graduates at an art school in Los Angeles, reports indicate.

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The Los Angeles Times reported that Charles Hirschhorn, the president of the Otis College of Art and Design, announced the news at the Class of 2022's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 15. Evan, who once took summer classes at the college, and his model wife were on hand when graduates learned the superstar couple were taking care of the tab.

"We have one more gift for the class of 2022. We know that for most of you, and your families, the shared burden of student debt is a heavy price that you paid for an exceptional Otis college education," President Hirschhorn said. "We understand that this debt can compromise your future and limit your creative ambitions. We do not want to see this happen. We want to empower your imagination, your creativity, and innovation. As Evan mentioned in his remarks, you have the support of the entire Otis community – as well as Miranda and Evan."

He continued, "So we are pleased to announce today, that Evan and Miranda, through their Spiegel family fund, have made the largest single gift in the history of Otis college. Their gift will enable you to repay your student loans."

The donation — which is worth about $10 million — is reportedly the largest in the college's history.

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As expected, students erupted in cheers upon hearing the news, and many of them cried. 

Evan is reportedly worth $13.8 billion, and Miranda's net worth is estimated to be about $60 million.

After students learned the news, the Hollywood couple praised Otis in a statement, calling it "an extraordinary institution that encourages young creatives to find their artistic voices and thrive in a variety of industries and careers."

"It is a privilege for our family to give back and support the Class of 2022, and we hope this gift will empower graduates to pursue their passions, contribute to the world, and inspire humanity for years to come," the statement said.