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“Modern Family”s Season Finale Date Has Finally Been Announced and Fans Are Processing Their Grief

Whether it’s Christmas morning or the perfect hair day, as the saying goes: all good things must come to an end. And yes, this phrase is true even for our favorite TV shows. After 11 seasons, the beloved ABC sitcom Modern Family is finally reaching its conclusion. The sitcom made a star (and a multi-millionaire) out of Sofia Vergara, resulting in her frequently* being named the “highest paid actress on television”. 

Not only that, but the television show earned an incredible five consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy series, tying with the record previously set by “Frasier” in the ‘90s. Although the series will be returning tonight from the holiday break to resume its final season, it is one of the last time viewers will see the show on their TV screens.

On Wednesday, ABC announced that the series’ final episode will air on April 8th. 

Although ABC had announced back in February of 2019 that the upcoming 11th season would be it’s last, the premiere date of the series’ finale was still up in the air. 

Naturally, the reveal of “Modern Family”’s farewell episode date has sparked some sadness among the cast.  “I will probably miss the people the most,” Sarah Hyland, who plays the peppy and boy-crazy Haley Dunphy, told People magazine. Our crew is amazing and, of course, I love our cast, they are very special people.” According to series’ co-creator, Steve Levitan, the show’s ending has been a long time coming, with the writers plotting the finale for the past year and a half.

As for the Latinx community, what they will ostensibly miss the most is Sofia Vergara’s hilarious and affectionate portrayal maternal Colombian bombshell, Gloria Delgado.

Although Vergara had appeared in small bits in movies and television shows, her turn as Gloria Delgado is what truly solidified her as a household name. Critics praised her performance for being “tonally perfect”, and she established herself as what The Hollywood Reporter called a “formidable comedy actress”. She was even nominated 4 times for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. As for the criticism that her character was feeding into harmful stereotypes as the “fiery Latina”, Vergara paid it no mind, saying, “I am Gloria, my mother is Gloria, my aunts are Gloria. [Gloria is] colorful, she’s honest, she’s out there, she cares about people. She’s loud, but I am loud. She’s crazy, but I am crazy.”

Vergara, for her part, is confident that Gloria’s story will end exactly how it’s supposed to. “Gloria has such a great life and such a beautiful family that I think anything that the writers have prepared for her, I’m going to be happy with,” Vergara recently told BuzzFeed. “I’m sure that it’s gonna be great, like all the seasons’ finales.”

And although ABC execs have previously expressed interest in continuing the series via a spin-off, the showrunners say there “no plans” on the books yet for such a project.

So that means that the final upcoming episodes will likely be the last time “Modern Family” fans get to see new installments of the adventures of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family. Description of how ABC is airing a “presenting a fan-curated tribute on March 11. ABC will kick off the night in prime time with the series’ very first episode, followed by favorite episodes that fans get to vote on next month.”

One thing’s for sure about “Modern Family” the success and staying-power of the unconventional family sitcom was proof that America loves to see their diversity reflected to them in their media. There is no one “right” way to be a family and “Modern Family” proved more accurately than any show before it that our commonalities are more plentiful than our differences. 

Although fans have known about “Modern Family”‘s final season for a while, that didn’t stop them from expressing their sadness on Twitter. 

“Modern Family” has been on the air for over ten years. It’s not surprising that fans are already grieving the show that has been part of their lives for so long. 

This fan is still in complete denial over the show’s impending conclusion:

Aww, the first stage of grief. We felt the same way when “Gossip Girl” ended.

This Latina had no words to describe her sadness over the final season:

Sometimes, the deepest emotions are best expressed in GIF form.

This person was getting deep in their feelings when watching the Christmas episode:

It was definitely around the Christmas episode that we started to finally recognize how much we were going to miss this show in our lives. 

And in the perfect fashion, this devastated fan laid all the blame at Cam’s feet. 

Hey, someone’s gotta be the bad guy!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

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Break out the tres leches! It’s gonna be a wedding of “epic proportions!” Cuban-style!

That’s right, the beloved 1991 film Father of the Bride is getting a remake. This time, the film will star 64-year-old actor Andy Garcia, the patriarch of a Cuban American family, struggling to see his daughter walk down the aisle.

Garcia will star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, a story that will follow a Cuban American family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B will produce the remake with Gaz Alazraki, director of Club de Cuervos, set to helm.

“I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story,” Garcia explained in a statement published by THR. “I commend Warner Brothers for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.” 

Garcia’s remake is the latest in the franchise, which first came out in 1950 and starred actor Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor.

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The first film inspired a sequel, also starring Tracey and Taylor, called Father’s Little Dividend. The film was remade forty-years later with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the 1991 version. Garcia’s upcoming take will focus on a similar storyline. According to THR, “the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with daughters’ nuptials. But the latest take will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.”

The 1991 cast of the film reunited in September for a Netflix special. 

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The feature filmed memorable moments from the Nancy Meyers film and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride II and showed “the Banks family’s” home in 2020. The reunion was produced to honor the World Central Kitchen amid the pandemic.

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

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That’s right, Oscar’s real name is actually Emilio.

When it comes to the Academy Awards, there’s nothing more iconic than the actual Oscar award. That’s right, it’s not Björk’s swan dress or Jennifer Lopez’s beloved pink gown, when people think of the Oscar Awards it’s always the rip-chested statue with broad shoulders and muscled legs. The art deco god that everyone in entertainment dreams of one-day holding: the Oscar award.

But, as familiar as he may be, it turns out we don’t know Oscar very well.

Emilio Fernandez, born in Coahuila, Mexico, became the face of the Academy Awards thanks to a close friend.

Fernandez grew up during the Mexican Revolution and according to PRI, later left high school to become an officer for the Huertista rebels. In 1925, he was captured and sentenced to 20 years in prison but managed to escape his sentence and fled to Los Angeles.

Soon enough he began working as an extra in Hollywood and picked up the nickname “El Indio” when he met Dolores Del Rio, the silent film actress and wife of MGM Art Director Cedric Gibbons. the nickname was terrible but Del Rio and Fernandez became friends and when her husband was given an opportunity to design the award statuette fate happened.

Del Rio suggested Fernandez as a model for the statue and her husband agreed.

Fernandez’s life became much greater than a statue though, he became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. He worked in numerous film productions in Mexico and in Hollywood starring in the 1944 film María Candelaria, the 1947 film Río Escondido and Vìctimas del Pecado made in 1951.

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