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Why 'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara won't wear a backless gown

May 01, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Sofia Vergara is featured in Cosmopolitan's June issue.
Sofia Vergara is featured in Cosmopolitan's June issue. (Cosmopolitan )

Sofia Vergara is Cosmo's June cover girl, and inside she talks about her success on "Modern Family," setting a date with her fiance, Nick Loeb, her thoughts about whether she'll have another child and, on a fashion note, why she won't wear backless gowns: her bra size is 32F, she says, and she needs more support than would be possible with a backless dress. (I don't remember the last time a celebrity talked about her bra size.) The issue is to be on newsstands May 7. [Cosmopolitan]

"Downton Abbey" plans to launch its own consumer brand in 2013, the show's executive producer told CNBC. "We'll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. From fashion, apparel and homeware and furniture to wallpapers, beauty products and stationery," Gareth Neame said. Details to come. [CNBC]

You won't catch Michelle Duggar of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" in a bikini. And no Speedo for her husband, Jim Bob. Instead on a recent marriage retreat to Puerto Rico, to be broadcast on the next episode of the show, the ultra-modest couple snorkeled in street clothes. On purpose. "It's not our thinking that it is OK to be naked some places and not other places," Michelle Duggar told People. [People]

It turns out that even the beautiful Ireland Baldwin -- daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger -- has to put up with haters commenting on her being "fat" or "ugly." The 17-year-old, who just launched a modeling career, took to Tumblr to ask for more respectful behavior  -- and to be accepted for who she is, not who her parents are. [People]

Another royal wedding is on tap. Runway model Kendra Spears, 24, and Prince Rahim Aga Khan, 41, have announced their engagement. [Us Weekly]

Bloomingdale's has installed denim "fit stations" to help customers get the best fit in jeans. [WWD] (subscription required)

In the aftermath of last week's tragic collapse of a building that housed a garment factory in Bagladesh, where fatal factory fires and other workplace hazards are common, more than 30 buyers from global retailers met with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Assn. to talk about making the industry safer. [WWD] (subscription required)

The death toll in the building collapse outside Dhaka, the capital, now stands at more than 400, with 149  still unaccounted for and more than 2,000 injured. [BBC News]

But Los Angeles Times reporter Mark Magnier reported last week, reforms may be hard to come by. [Los Angeles Times

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