Glee Wins GLAAD Media Award for Best Comedy

Fox’s hit musical series Glee added another award to the show’s tally at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday. Glee was honored with the award for best comedy at the GLAAD Awards, presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

'Glee' Cast (FOX)
'Glee' Cast (FOX)

Out writer and co-creator Ryan Murphy accepted the best comedy award for Glee accompanied by cast members from the show, including openly lesbian star Jane Lynch. Murphy joked about Lynch’s recent engagement to longtime partner Lara Embry and praised out cast member Chris Colfer for staying true to himself.

“We have so much love for our own Chris Colfer, who at age 19 when the media came calling, Chris was true to who he is instead of waiting to announce (that he’s gay) at 40 when it doesn’t matter,” Murphy said. “This show is about arts education and inclusion, and we are using the show in a great way.”

Murphy said Colfer’s character on Glee will “never be the victim” and promised the out character will soon “have a boyfriend, and they are going to be prom kings and be popular.”

Among the other winners of the evening was out director Tom Ford, who won the GLAAD Media Award for outstanding wide-release film for A Single Man. Sadly, Ford was unable to receive the award in person since he was stick in London because of ash from Iceland’s erupting volcano.

Drew Barrymore was gifted with the Vanguard Award for her LGBT community activism and Wanda Sykes received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for her work in promoting equal rights. Mississippi teenager Constance McMillen, who had her high school prom cancelled when she tried to bring her girlfriend to the dance, presented the award to Sykes in the midst of a standing ovation.

Check out the full list of winners from the GLAAD Media Awards at www.glaad.org/mediaawards.

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Kick-Ass Fails to Kick Much Ass at Weekend Box Office

Despite foul language of the worst kind and a ridiculous plotline, the comic book-inspired movie Kick-Ass failed to kick much in the way of ass at the weekend box office. Normally, for some insane reason, films with nasty language spewing in all directions and a complete lack of a believable plot do extremely well at the box office, so we were actually a bit surprised Kick-Ass fell short in the film’s premiere in theaters.

'Kick-Ass' (Universal Pictures/Lionsgate)
'Kick-Ass' (Universal Pictures/Lionsgate)

How To Train Your Dragon was almost the big dog at the weekend box office this time around, barely losing out to Kick-Ass for the top spot. Earlier estimates actually put Kick-Ass in second place, but more recent reports show the film barely squeaking ahead. Not that either film took home a huge load in the rankings.

How To Train Your Dragon brought in around $19.6 million based on box office estimates, with Kick-Ass taking about $19.8 million. The numbers were so close, so Kick-Ass barely pulled out a last minute victory and it was kind of a pathetic win.

 

Tina Fey and Steve Carell’s Date Night placed in third at the weekend box office top five, followed by Death at a Funeral in fourth and Clash of the Titans in fifth.

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Steven Seagal Sexual Harassment Case Heats Up

Former Steven Seagal employee Kayden Nguyen claims she isn’t the only woman who worked for the actor who was treated like a “sex toy.” Nguyen filed a $1 million suit against Seagal earlier this week accusing him of sexual harassment, sex trafficking and wrongful termination. The 23-year-old former model claims several other women are ready to come forward with their own tales of being manhandled by Seagal.

Steven Seagal (Photo: This Gig - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Steven Seagal (Photo: This Gig - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

“Several of Seagal’s other victims have already come to my office and submitted sworn declarations detailing the facts of Seagal’s illegal conduct towards them,” Kayden Nguyen’s attorney said, according to RadarOnline.com.

Nguyen claims she and other attractive women were hired under the guise of being personal assistants to Steven Seagal but were then treated like personal sex slaves for the actor. Seagal’s lawyer, Marty Singer, has called the lawsuit “ridiculous and absurd.”

“The claims in her lawsuit are a complete fabrication without a scintilla of truth,” Singer said. “I am extremely confident this meritless lawsuit will be dismissed.” Guess we’ll have to see how many women come crawling out of the woodwork for this sex scandal showdown!

The A&E network has halted production on the reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman in wake of the allegations. Yeah, guess you don’t really want to show a guy playing ‘cop’ who is accused of keeping sex slaves…

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Type O Negative Frontman Peter Steele Dead

Type O Negative lead singer and bassist Peter Steele is dead at the age of 48. Steele is reportedly believed to have died of heart failure, although no official cause of death has yet been determined.

Peter Steele (publicity photo)
Peter Steele (publicity photo)

Type O Negative keyboardest Josh Silver confirmed the death of Peter Steele  on the official blog of their former label, Roadrunner Records. Friend Juliya Chernetsky from Fuse TV also confirmed the sad news. “Peter Steele passed today. I loved my friend… our idol… my heart is with his band and family,” Chernetsky said.

Before fronting goth-metal band Type O Negative, Peter Steele played in New York’s hardcore band Carnivore. The band broke up after releasing two albums.

Strangely enough, Peter Steele was reported dead back in 2005 when a faked image of his tombstone was posted to the band’s website, but sadly this time it seems the news of his death is indeed true.

Visit the band’s website at www.typeonenegative.net to pay your respects.

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Melissa Etheridge and Wife Tammy Lynn Michaels Split!

Melissa Etheridge and wife Tammy Lynn Michaels have called it quits on their nine year relationship! The couple was married in Malibu, CA in 2003 and have two children born in 2006. Melissa Etheridge’s rep confirmed the split from Tammy Lynn Michaels to People on Wednesday.

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels
Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

“Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated,” the singer’s rep told People. “We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period,” the ex-couple said in a joint statement.

Of all the Hollywood couples to break up, we’re rather surprised over this one. Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels have been through thick and thin together. Etheridge credits Michaels for helping to save her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. “When it was over, I came home to a bouquet that said ‘In sickness and in health,’ and she means it,” Etheridge told Extra in 2006. “And the love and support of someone like that is worth all the money in the world.”

We’re quite sad to hear the love fest is over between these two amazing women. We wish them both the best and hope they will keep things amicable for the sake of their children.

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Wiz Khalifa Kush and Orange Juice Download Mixtape Out Now!

Rapper Wiz Khalifa announced Wednesday via Twitter that his Kush and Orange Juice mixtape download was ready for fans to enjoy at their leisure. The latest Wiz Khalifa mixtape includes 20 new tracks full of pot smoking and women-wooing.

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We’re not quite sure why there are so many people slobbering over the new Kush and Orange Juice download. Twitter is flaming with Tweets about the new release! Maybe it’s just not our style. But there is no doubt the Pittsburg rapper has a legion of fans, so we guess we’re just lacking taste in this department or something.

Regardless, if you want to hook yourself up with the new Kush and Orange Juice download, you can get it here. Or head over to Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter feed for more download links.

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Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods Divorce Finally on the Way?

Elin Nordegren was not on hand when Tiger Woods failed to reclaim his golf glory at the Masters. Tiger Woods’ wife was also reportedly ‘furious’ over the creepy Nike commercial he appeared in overdubbed with the voice of his dead father. Now the rumors of an impending divorce between Woods and Nordegren have flared up again.

Tiger Woods (Photo: Mono P - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Tiger Woods (Photo: Mono P - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

After Tiger Woods placed a disappointing fourth at the Masters tournament, wife Elin Nordegren reportedly hopped a plane to an unknown destination, leaving her children and husband behind. Sources close to the couple are allegedly saying she was extremely upset over Woods’ return to golf so soon and the Nike commercial he starred in that played during the Masters.

Elin Nordegren
Elin Nordegren

“Elin was violently angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do,” an alleged friend told People. “She wouldn’t have gone near the Masters under any condition, but that just made her madder. She is over Tiger. I wouldn’t be surprised if she files for divorce sometime soon.”

Woods has already scheduled his next golf tournament, turning in his entry for the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, CA from June 17-20. Nordegren is reportedly not pleased with her husband’s focus on his career rather than repairing the damage to his family.

If Elin Nordegren is indeed finally ready to file for divorce from Tiger Woods, she’s keeping it well hidden so far. No legal paperwork regarding a split has been filed and there is no real confirmation she has even met with a divorce attorney. Still, we can’t hope but help she will realize that a Tiger can’t change his stripes and get the hell out.

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