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Update: Struck by Lightning is taking an unusual release strategy. It's actually available on iTunes and demand (VOD) right now and will be in limited release in theaters on Jan. 11!
July 15, 2011 - Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") and Dermot Mulroney (Abduction) are joining "Glee" star Chris Colfer's Struck by Lightning. Colfer wrote the dark comedy about a a teen who is killed by a bolt of lightning. The story is told in flashbacks about how he blackmailed his classmates into participating in his literary magazine. Filming began this week.
It's not clear what Janney's role will be, however, if she plays Colfer's mother it will be another great mom role for Janney. She's played (step)mom to Ellen Page in Juno, Amanda Bynes in Hairspray, Wes Bentley in American Beauty, »
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Sarah Hyland broke into acting at 5 and played such roles as Brooke Shields’ daughter, Maddie Healy, in the short-lived NBC drama “Lipstick Jungle.” But she’s old enough now to wear lipstick and does so in stunning fashion in Glamoholic magazine. The 22-year-old actress, who now plays Haley Dunphy on the award-winning ABC sitcom “Modern Family,” glams up in tribute to Hollywood sex sirens. In one shot with her hair up she captures the spirit of Audrey Hepburn. In other shots she channels a young Claudia Cardinale or Jean Shrimpton. [...] »
The 'Modern Family' star gets grown up and glam for the cover of 'Glamoholic' magazine--what do you think of the look? Sound off below! Sarah Hyland, 22, looks so gorgeous on the magazine's newest cover with her hair teased into a sexy tousled style and her eyes accented in bronze tones. Sarah, who has just finished filming the upcoming comedy Struck by Lightning alongside 'Glee's' Chris Colfer and Rebel Wilson, opted for a dramatic cat's eye like her style icon Audrey Hepburn as she posed in a series of designer dresses. She plays a cheerleader in the film, also written by Colfer, about a high-schooler who blackmails the popular kids into writing for his fledgling literary magazine. The pretty brunette, who underwent a kidney transplant earlier this year, said that while the character was not worlds away from Haley, she did find ways to differentiate her. 'It was an »
- Hollywood Life Staff
Sarah Hyland says working with Rebel Wilson and Chris Colfer was an 'amazing experience'. The 'Modern Family' star has just finished shooting new comedy movie 'Struck by Lightning' alongside the 'Bridesmaid' actress and 'Glee' actor and she admits it was hard work as she wanted to laugh all the time because they're so funny. She said: 'It was an amazing experience - Rebel is one of the funniest human beings I have ever met. Out of all the amazing comedic actors I have worked with over my career, Rebel was the hardest person to work with purely because you couldn't keep a straight face.' 'And then there's Chris Colfer, who is not only an amazing person but one of »
Ambition is not something that comes after success strikes but, rather, is what helps a performer get there in the first place. Case in point, Chris Colfer, who became a household name when Fox’s Glee first premiered in 2009, had already been busy working on writing Struck By Lightning way before Kurt Hummel came into his life. It’s a case of full circle that the story he worked on years ago is finally coming to theaters with Colfer not only the screenwriter but also in the lead role.
In the coming of age film directed by Brian Donnelly (Saved!), Colfer plays teenaged Carson Phillips, who has a less than idyllic life with an absent father (Dermot Mulroney), a mother (Allison Janney) who likes to spend her days drinking and popping pills, and a thankless job running the »
What the hell is a tweet? Filmed on location at the Tribeca Film Center, writer/actor Chris Colfer and actress Polly Bergen strategize the marketing campaign behind the upcoming release of Struck By Lightning. Struck By Lightning tells the story of high school senior Carson Phillips (Colfer), obviously meant for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. On his path to greatness, destiny intervenes when he is suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. In the moments before his death, Carson recounts his last year of high school - including the disappointments and the triumphs - as he worked toward his goal of getting into Northwestern and becoming the editor of The New Yorker. Penned by Colfer himself and directed by Brian Dannelly, Struck by Lightning also stars Allison Janney, Rebel Wilson, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Angela Kinsey, and Sarah Hyland. Struck by Lightning »
Fans of Modern Family can now get their nails decked out in colors inspired by the hit show's beloved characters -- Nicole by Opi is launching 14 new nail lacquers inspired by the award-winning comedy.
The nail line features shades ranging from more nude colors befitting for Julie Bowen's no-nonsense Claire, to a sparkly violet shade meant to represent Gloria's (played by Sofia Vergara) bombshell look.
Standouts from the line include "Haley Good Lookin'" -- a glitter-infused bright pink shade reflective of Sarah Hyland's bubbly Haley character, and "She's Lily Something" -- a baby pink shade with stars appropriate for Mitchell and Cameron's adorable daughter Lily (played by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons).
"Modern Family is not only one of the funniest shows on television, it features a great ensemble cast of rich characters that inspired a range of shades, from pastel hues like sea foam green and periwinkle to brighter »
Glee star Chris Colfer is getting the Mean Girls treatment from Modern Family's Sarah Hyland. Fortunately, it's not real. It's all part of Struck By Lightning, the young stars' new teen angst flick about a high school outsider named Carson (Colfer) who blackmails fellow students into contributing to his literary journal. And only we have an exclusive clip from the film to show you just how nasty things become. The scene features Carson and his pal Malerie (Aussie funnylady Rebel Wilson) having the plug unceremoniously pulled on their Writers Club homecoming float by Claire (Hyland), the school's pretty head cheerleader. Carson is one very unhappy camper. We »
In theaters January 11th, and on VOD December 19th, Struck by Lightning follows the life and death of a high school senior who seemingly had it all. Written by and starring Glee's Chris Colfer, along with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, and Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson, we have ten new photos from this upcoming comedy. We're even throwing in a couple of Dirty Steve himself, Dermot Mulroney!
High school senior Carson Phillips was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.
Demonstrating that life is what happens while you're busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school »
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced, continuing the awards season we’re currently in the midst of, and further recognising a handful of films that are already buzzing ahead of the Oscars.
Les Misérables, Lincoln, Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook all have prominent positions in the SAG announcement, along with an interesting appearance from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the ensemble category, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The awards celebrate not just the year’s best performances on the big screen, but also those on television, and some of the biggest and best TV shows have deservedly earned their places in the nominations below.
Modern Family, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Office continue to dominate the comedy categories. And joining them in the drama nominations are naturally Breaking Bad, Homeland, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom.
- Kenji Lloyd
Nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2012 in five film and eight primetime television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
SAG-aftra Executive Vice President Ned Vaughn introduced Busy Philipps (TBS' Cougar Town and The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Social Media Ambassador) and Taye Diggs (Private Practice) who announced the nominees for this year's Actors. SAG Awards Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson and Committee Member Woody Schultz announced the stunt ensemble nominees.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (Et)/5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »
The Screen Actor Guild has announced the nominees for its 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2012 as well as the SAG Awards nods for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles.
We'll see the results of the winners of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (Et)/5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper / Pat - .Silver Linings Playbook. (The Weinstein Company)
Like many things that you can count on around the holidays, The Trevor Project's Trevor Live is a staple in Los Angeles. Sunday night, the West Coast event honored singer Katy Perry with the Hero Award and gave Audi the 2020 Award. With the event directed again by Adam Shankman and emceed by 'The Voice Of God' (a.k.a. Amy Poehler), the show was also DJ'd by Samantha Ronson and featured singing performances by Betty Buckley, Naya Rivera, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Andrew Rannells, Laura Benanti, Darren Criss, Barrett Foa, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison and many, many more.
AfterElton was on the press line for the event and hailed down many of the celebrity performers and celebrities to talk about The Trevor Project.
Ken Campbell and Abbe Land
Sarah Hyland has revealed that she is trying to take care of her Modern Family co-star Ariel Winter. Winter, who plays Hyland's on-screen sister Alex Dunphy, has recently been at the centre of a court case after allegations that she was the subject of physical and emotional abuse. She has been removed from her mother's custody and is currently staying with her sister Shanelle Gray, who has temporary guardianship until a trial later this month. Hyland has now told E! Online that she (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Sunday night was filled with hope, support and laughter at “Trevor Live,” an evening of musical performances, inspiring speeches and the presentation of the Trevor Hero Award to honoree Katy Perry. Among the Hollywood stars in attendance were Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, Glee’s Kevin McHale and American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez, who showed their support for The Trevor Project on at the Hollywood Palladium with Parks and Rec star Amy Poehler as the evening’s host. Photos: Katy Perry: Pop's Candy-Colored Princess Gets Serious Inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1998 short film Trevor, The Trevor Project has become the
- Stephanie Chan
Ariel Winter's 'Modern Family' co-stars are worried about her. The 14-year-old actress has been removed from her mother Chrisoula Workman's care and is under the temporary guardianship of her older sister and Sarah Hyland, who plays Ariel's on screen sibling, revealed she checks in with the star while the show is on a break in order to make sure she is coping. She told E! News: 'Ariel is like a little sister to me. I love her to death and try to talk to her every week at least [or] I try to text her because we haven't been working right now. I just want the best for her. 'I'm just trying to watch out for her.' During a recent »
Ariel Winter may be going through some major family drama right now, but it's good to know she has her Modern Family peeps to lean on. Sarah Hyland, who plays the 14-year-old's older sister on the hit series, says they really are like, well, family. "Ariel is like a little sister to me," Hyland, 22, told me at yesterday's Trevor Live benefit for the Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for Lgbt youth. "I love her to death and try to talk to her every week at least [or] I try to text her because we haven't been working right now. I just want the best for her." A judge granted Ariel's real life older sister Shanelle Gray temporary guardianship of the young actress late last »
The young actresses both rocked sky-high ballerina buns at The Trevor Project's 'Trevor Live' event on December 2 in Hollywood, California. Who do You think wins this battle of the ballerina bun? Sound off Sarah Hyland, 22, and Christa B. Allen, 21, both turned to this trendy ballerina bun style for an easy polished updo. Christa and Sarah both look super pretty wearing this hot trend: plus, they definitely add on a few inches in height with these high-rising piles! To keep your bun from flattening, spray it liberally with a finishing spray like Bumble and bumble. Holding Spray. This spray will help keep your style's shape and volume. HollywoodLifers, who do You think wore the ballerina bun best? Vote below! -- Kristine Hope Kowalski More Beauty News: Emily VanCamp’s Pretty Coral Lips: Snag The Look Katy Perry’s Voluminous Curls: Get The Look For Under $5 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Stars Go Glam »
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, when your favorite Lgbt authors talk about the best gay book they read in 2012. Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? was a popular one, because it's really freaking good.
Here are some of the other women who attended the event.
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
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Sarah Hyland, the resident hottie on hilarious sitcom “Modern Family,” would rather be a role model than a sex symbol, but does a pretty good job at the latter in new photos for Complex magazine. It’s not that she has anything against sex, or being a sex symbol. She just realizes if you try to hard at it, you’ll only bring yourself down. “Sex has become so publicized,” the 22-year-old actress tells the magazine. “If you’re sexy to begin with, being a sex symbol comes with that. [...] »
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