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Originally posted 01/13/2010 09:30AM
Recognizing the entertainment industry's impact on same-sex equality issues, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced its nominees for the group's 21st annual Media Awards, to be held March 13 in New York, April 17 in Los Angeles and June 5 in San Francisco.
AMC's acclaimed period drama Mad Men HBO's hit vampire show True Blood and ABC's new generational comedy Modern Family, along with singers Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, are among the top contenders.
GLAAD also announced that Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, who made headlines by publicly discussing her long-term relationship with a woman, will be honored with the Vito Russo Award at the New York ceremony. The award, named after founding GLAAD member and author of The Celluloid Closet, is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has helped promote equal rights.
All told, GLAAD announced 116 nominees in 24 English-language categories and 36 Spanish-language nominees in eight categories. In the competitive categories, cable networks earned 23 nominations, while broadcast networks pulled in 17.
For the full list of nominees, click here.
– Blane Bachelor
Originally posted 09/09/2009 12:20PM
Edie Falco brings her Nurse Jackie bedside manner to the real world in a new PSA with Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon. Their goal: to educate cancer patients. The stars have lent their famous faces to the Stand Up to Cancer campaign, which encourages patients and their families to work with doctors to learn what steps they can take to lower the risk of infection risk before undergoing chemotherapy.
Originally posted 05/18/2009 09:45AM
Cynthia Nixon announced her engagement to girlfriend Christine Marinoni at a Sunday rally in New York to support same-sex marriage, reports Access Hollywood.
At the rally, which also attracted Gov. David A. Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Sex and the Coty actress, 43, flashed the diamond engagement ring Marinoni, 42, gave her and said, "It's time already," reports New York's Daily News.
Originally posted 09/19/2008 02:10PM
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon says Brad Pitt's recent $100,000 donation to fight a gay marriage ban is "inspiring."
"I think it's great," the actress said Thursday at a DVD premiere party for the Sex and the City movie in New York.
Nixon, who has said she'd marry her longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni if gay marriage were legal in New York, applauded Pitt's recent donation to fight Proposition 8 – a ballot initiative that, if passed, would make same-sex marriages illegal in California.
Originally posted 09/13/2008 11:05PM
Kathy Griffin might need to consider adding another member to her staff just to carry around her Emmy awards.
The comedian won her second Emmy on Saturday, picking up the trophy for best reality program for her Bravo hit My Life On the D-List. And, true to form, she delivered another memorable – and bleepable – acceptance speech.
"Well, well, well! Here we go again, f-----ers," Griffin said, gamely accepting the award at the Creative Arts Emmys held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
"I'm not going to tell anyone to suck it," she said, referencing her speech from 2007 in which she infamously told Jesus to "suck it." "I would make love to this thing if I could."
Originally posted 06/23/2008 04:40PM
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon appears ready to walk down the aisle with her longtime partner Christine Marinoni.
But don't expect the couple to fly out to California where gay marriages were recently legalized.
"In an ideal world, we'd like to in New York, when it becomes legalized," Nixon, 42, told New York's Daily News.
"Hopefully, it won't take 20 years," Nixon added.
Originally posted 05/28/2008 09:15AM
The Sex and the City foursome created a fashion and film sensation on the pink carpet outside New York's Radio City Music Hall for the U.S. premiere of their movie Tuesday night.
"The best part about making the movie was being back with the women on the set all day every day, and the best part about tonight is being here ... with the fans," Sarah Jessica Parker said as the crowds squealed and waved around her.
Parker wore a glamorous Nina Ricci gown, complemented with dazzling Fred Leighton jewels, as did Kristin Davis, who donned Donna Karan and 19th Century diamonds. Cynthia Nixon chose a Narciso Rodriguez dress, and Kim Cattrall embodied her inner "Samantha" in a low-cut, beaded Vivienne Westwood cocktail dress.
Originally posted 05/27/2008 05:30PM
Strap on your Manolos: Sex is in the air outside Radio City Music Hall.
Starting early Tuesday morning, fans lined up around the pink carpet for a glimpse of their favorite Sex and the City characters – and fashions.
Set to commence at 6 p.m., the arrivals will be a who's who "as glamorous as the Oscars," according to one movie publicist. The lights go off at 7, and following the film's highly-anticipated N.Y.C. premiere, the crowd will continue to the Museum of Modern Art for an after party.
Originally posted 04/16/2008 12:35PM
Cynthia Nixon's latest role – as official ambassador for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation – came all too naturally: 18 months ago, the Sex and the City star was diagnosed with breast cancer.
In a video clip that appears on the cancer advocacy group's Web site, Nixon, 42, said she became an ambassador not only because she is a survivor, but because she is the daughter of a survivor.
Originally posted 11/22/2007 10:00AM
As high-power attorney Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon's character wasn’t exactly working pro-bono. In real life though, the actress is serious about giving back to the community – and she's got her kids helping out as well.
Samantha, 11, and Charles, 4, are "not too young to learn about giving back," Nixon told PEOPLE this week at the launch of the Curél Lends a Helping Hand Campaign, which auctioned off celebrity hand prints to raise money for the American Red Cross.
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