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Sofia Vergara To Pay $80K in Unwanted Frozen Embryos Battle with Ex

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’s Sofia Vergara and her ex fiancé Nicholas Loeb are still embattled over the state of two fertilized and viable embryos the two created while together but recently a judge ordered the Colombian beauty to pay Loeb close to $80,000 in his legal fees and costs.

That amount is a 35 percent reduction of the amount Loeb sought. The judge reduced it after finding the legal fees records Loeb produced to the court don’t match the request.

As fans may recall, before Vergara and Loeb broke up in 2014, the two discussed plans of having a baby together using in-vitro fertilization and a third-party surrogate.

In 2013, they visited the ART Reproductive Center to undergo the IVF process and entered into a signed agreement that stated, among other things, that one person could not use the cryopreserved material to create a child without the explicit written consent of the other.

However, since the breakup, Loeb sued for full custody rights over their two pre-embryos that are in cryogenic storage at ART’s facilities today.

Vergara pointed out that would violate their agreement because she didn’t want them.

Loeb eventually withdrew his claim but outstanding elements of the case remain.

Vergara has a 27-year old son, Manolo, from her pervious relationship with Joe Gonzalez and has been married to actor Joe Manganiello since 2015.

2017 Emmy Red Carpet Trends: Black, Silver, Color and Feathers!


The 69th Prime Time Emmy Awards went down yesterday at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Several of our fave celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog before and whose red carpet style we’ve admired showed out again.

Several were nominated like Padma Lakshmi‘s show Top Chef, Anna Chlumsky for her role in Veep, Thandie Newton for Westworld, Regina King for American Crime, Heidi Klum for Project Runway, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara  for Modern Family.

Other Bump watch alums and pasta features Jessica Biel, Neve Campbell, Jane Krakowski, Felicity Huffman and Keri Russell also looked stunning on the carpet .

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman (in Calvin Klein by Appointment) for their short series Little Big Lies and to Kidman for a top actress win in her category.

Here are the trends we spotted:

All Black everything on Jane Krakowski, Neve Campbell, Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano, and Julie Bowen in Alberta Ferretti.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Armani Prive, Gabrielle Union in Zuhair Murad and Emmy Rossum in Zac Posen.

Shimmering and Blush on Thandie Newton  in Jason Wu, Anna Chlumsky and Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture.

Silver Belles: Zuri Hall in Raisa & Vanessa, Susan Kelechi Watson in Christina Ottaviano, Madeline Brewer, Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel, Regina King in Galia Lahav.

Colorful on Viola Davis in Zac Posen,  Heidi Klum,  Issa Rae  in Vera Wang, and  Padma Lakshmi in Zac Posen.

Stand outs that go bold with texture: Priyanaka Chopra in Balmain, Zoe Kravitz in Dior and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Sofia Vergara’s Embryos are Suing her; Ex’s New Ploy at Getting Control of Them


Actress Sofia Vergara is involved in a lawsuit with her own fertilized frozen embryos and the implications could have far-reaching effect on many other families in the future.

While the Modern Family star was still engaged to ex Nick Loeb, Vergara had her embryos frozen to preserve her chances of conceiving with Loeb after they got married. The couple broke up and Vergara sought to have the embryos destroyed but given that they contain part of Loeb’s DNA and were created from that union and consent, Loeb is getting creative in his attempts to keep the embryos.

Get this: for purposes of the lawsuit, the embryos have names, Emma and Isabella, as listed in Louisiana court documents that the New York Post obtained.

In a new lawsuit, a trustee is named as the plaintiff and the case alleges that the embryos will be deprived of their inheritance from Vergara by not being born.

Given that the state of Louisiana is considered “pro-life” and therefore fertilized eggs are seen as a “juridicial person”, there is a good chance that the embryos may win their suit and be transferred to Loeb so they can be born.

It is presumed, he will find a surrogate to carry the embryos to term. Currently, the embryos are located in California.

As we learned from the other famous celebrity case involving Sherri Shepherd, we know that a judge could hold a celebrity financially responsible for a child conceived during a relationship but born after the relationship ended.

However, in that case, the embryos had already been implanted and were on their way to being born when the split occurred.

In the UK, in 2003, a judge there determined that embryos could not be born without the full consent of both parents.

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Sofia Vergara and ex spar over fate of fertilized embryos in storage

Sofia Vergara may have the two fertilized embryos she froze while with her businessman ex-fiance, Nick Loeb, frozen for perpetuity.
Recently, Loeb slapped the Modern Family actress with a lawsuit preventing her from destroying the embryos court documents say they created using in vitro fertilization in November 2013. 
“I have always strongly believed that life begins at conception and that every embryo is life on the journey towards birth,” the Onion Crunch CEO said in a statement on his lawyer Mark J. Heller‘s website Monday morning. “I created these two female embryos with the purpose of taking them to term and not destruction, because I have always dreamed of being a father.”
Loeb said he would be willing to raise the child and absolve Vergara of any parental responsibilities. 
“I have previously offered to waive any parental or financial responsibilities or obligations on the part of my ex, and to even give her the opportunity to be involved with the child in the future, should she change her mind,” the statement further explained. “I take the responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously…Regardless of how life comes to be created, this should have no determination on the rights of either wanting to be or the requirements of having to be a parent.”
Bioethicsists say a court would not permit the embryos to be destroyed unless both parties agreed. Apparently when the two stored them, they also signed an agreement that a child would not be borne from them unless both parties agree, Radar Online  notes 
Although Loeb is claiming religious reasons for not wanting the embryos destroyed, California courts would more likely regard them as property and treat the matter as a property law one. 
Unless the two agree to have a surrogate carry them given Vergara is already 42, there is a chance they’ll stay in storage forever…unless they stop paying storage fees in which case the clinic banking them would be free to destroy them. 
What a mess! Weigh in below! 
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Father’s Day: Top 50 TV Dads of All Time

The Internet Movie Database lists Bill Cosby from the 80s hit The Cosby Show as the top TV dad. Here are the others on its list.  The TV Dads from Modern Family, The Middle, and a few other more recent ones are missing. Who else should be there? Comment below.

2.Ben Cartwright -Bonanza (1959 TV Series), Lorne Greene

3.John Walton -The Waltons (1971 TV Series), Andrew Duggan

4.Charles Ingalls-Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series), Michael Landon

5.Danny Williams-Make Room for Daddy (1953 TV Series), Danny Thomas

6.Jim Anderson-Father Knows Best (1954 TV Series), Robert Young

7.Steve Douglas-My Three Sons (1960 TV Series), Fred MacMurray

8.Sheriff Andy Taylor-The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series), Andy Griffith

9.Howard Cunningham-Happy Days (1974 TV Series), Tom Bosley

10.Ray Barone-Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series), Ray Romano

11.Eric Camden-7th Heaven (1996 TV Series), Stephen Collins

12.Steven Keaton-Family Ties (1982 TV Series), Michael Gross

13.Dan Conner-Roseanne (1988 TV Series), John Goodman

14.Mike Brady-The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series), Robert Reed

15.Tom Corbett-The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), Glenn Ford

16.Dr. Alex Stone-The Donna Reed Show (1958 TV Series), Carl Betz

17.Forrest Bedford-I’ll Fly Away (1991 TV Series), Sam Waterston

18.George Lopez-George Lopez (2002 TV Series), George Lopez

19.Herman Munster-The Munsters (1964 TV Series), Fred Gwynne

20.Tim Taylor-Home Improvement (1991 TV Series), Tim Allen

21.Ozzie Nelson-The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952 TV Series), Ozzie Nelson

22.Rob Petrie-The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series), Dick Van Dyke

23.Tony Micelli-Who’s the Boss? (1984 TV Series), Tony Danza

24.Archie Bunker-All in the Family (1971 TV Series), Carroll O’Connor

25.Sandy Cohen-The O.C. (2003 TV Series), Peter Gallagher

26.Doug Lawrence-Family (1976 TV Series), James Broderick

27.Michael Kyle-My Wife and Kids (2001 TV Series), Damon Wayans

28.Ward Cleaver-Leave It to Beaver (1957 TV Series), Hugh Beaumont

29.Jack Bristow-Alias (2001 TV Series), Victor Garber

30.Chester A. Riley-The Life of Riley (1949 TV Series), Jackie Gleason

31.Det. Andy Sipowicz-NYPD Blue (1993 TV Series), Dennis Franz

32.Lucas McCain-The Rifleman (1958 TV Series), Chuck Connors

33.Tom Bradford-Eight Is Enough (1977 TV Series), Dick Van Patten

34.Philip Banks-The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series), James Avery

35.Homer Simpson-The Simpsons (1989 TV Series), Dan Castellaneta

36.Rick Sammler-Once and Again (1999 TV Series), Billy Campbell

37.Dr. Jason Seaver-Growing Pains (1985 TV Series), Alan Thicke

38.Prof. John Robinson-Lost in Space (1965 TV Series), Guy Williams

39.Martin Lane-Roseanne (1988 TV Series), William Schallert

40.Will Girardi-Joan of Arcadia (2003 TV Series), Joe Mantegna

41.Jim Walsh-Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990 TV Series), James Eckhouse

42.Fred Sanford-Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series), Redd Foxx

43.Dr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Brown

44.George Jefferson-The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series), Sherman Hemsley

45.Joseph ‘Rocky’ Rockford #2-The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series), Robert Donley

46.Michael Steadman-thirtysomething (1987 TV Series), Ken Olin

47.Bernie Mac-The Bernie Mac Show (2001 TV Series), Bernie Mac

48.Paul Hennessy-8 Simple Rules (2002 TV Series), John Ritter

49.Graham Chase-My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series), Tom Irwin

50.Captain Benjamin Sisko-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series), Avery Brooks

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Sofia Vergara said she froze her eggs for future baby (VIDEO)

Last week, singer and The Game actress Brandy Norwood told Queen Latifah she planned to freeze her eggs for a baby in the future.
And on this anniversary today of the tragic Boston bombings, we are reminded that it was last year around this time that Modern Family  actress described the process of freezing her eggs in an interview on Good Morning America.
Vergara, who is currently 41 and dating a guy who is three years younger than she is and who never had a child said last year she wanted to preserve the opportunity to bear him a child. 
“I just wanted to plan ahead,” Vergara told ABC News of the possibility of more children. 
“I have my son, Manolo,” she said of her 21-year old son from a previous marriage who was studying in Boston at the time of the incident. “It’s not an emergency for me to have another kid, but for Nicky, he’s never had a baby.”
She admitted to consulting a fertility specialist. 
“Nothing happens that naturally anymore,” she said of her options for having more kids at her age. “I wanted to take advantage of science. Why not?”
She added, “I wanted to make sure I already froze my eggs. I wanted to take advantage of science,” adding, “I took them out already. They’re in the refrigerators. Hopefully, they’ll be fresh by the time I use them.”
Watch the clip:

ABC US News | ABC Business News

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