The ex-President is to receive the first ‘Advocate for Change Award’ at the GLAAD Media Awards for his work promoting gay and lesbian causes. Clinton has reportedly been selected for the prize because he promoted LGBT Americans both while President and after he’d left office.
GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz paid said in a statement: “President Clinton’s support of the LGBT community and recognition that DOMA, the so-called Defence of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional and should be struck down shows that the political landscape continues to change in favour of LGBT equality.” “Leaders and allies like President Clinton are critical to moving our march for equality forward,” he added according to Digital Spy.
The annual awards bash was estabilshed by the organisation in 1990, and has honoured the likes of Tracey Ullman, Antonio Banderas, Megan Mullally, Sharon Stone and Lady GaGa.
Hollywood has long been known for its campaigning on gay issues, with tinseltown’s stars including not just some of the gay community’s most famous names like Ellen DeGeneres, but also its most outspoken advocates like George Clooney.
Fred Savage is in negotiations to direct Charlize Theron in the comedy Ladies Night.
David Ellison’s Skydance Productions is financing the film, which is being eyed as an early 2014 production.
The project represents another major jump in the unlikely career evolution of Savage, a one-time child actor who has morphed into one of Hollywood’s hottest TV directors. The Wonder Years star is bucking the trend of child actors with downward career trajectories and instead is following in the footsteps of Ron Howard, Jodie Foster and Brian Robbins, who became big-screen directors working with A-list talent.
The Bridesmaids-esque comedy also marks a departure for Theron, who rarely works in the genre (though she recently signed on for the Seth MacFarlane comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West). Theron will star in and produce Ladies Night, which centers on a woman who, when confronted with her longtime boyfriend’s inability to commit, decides to have one last night on the town with her girlfriends before uprooting her life and moving to New York.
David Caspe (Happy Endings) wrote the screenplay based on his original pitch. Theron has been developing with Beth Kono and AJ Dix through their Denver and Delilah banner.
Ladies Night has no distributor yet. Ellison will produce alongside Skydance’s Dana Goldberg. Upcoming Skydance projects include G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z.
Savage’s TV helming credits include Modern Family and 2 Broke Girls. This pilot season, he was tapped to direct two pilots: Jacked Up for CBS/Sony/Happy Madison and The McCarthys at CBS — pulling off the rare double of doing a single- and a multicamera comedy.
Savage is repped by CAA and attorney Karl Austen.
Theron, whose upcoming credits include Mad Max: Fury Road, is handled by WME and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren.
For their third collaboration, philanthropic footwear company TOMS and the always-stunning Charlize Theron have joined forces to design a limited-edition espadrille that benefits the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP).
During last Friday’s launch celebration at the new TOMS flagship, the South African-born starlet explained to E! why she and founder Blake Mycoskie are a perfect pair: “We saw great opportunity to enhance each other’s dreams of change in a way that might not have been able to happen if we didn’t partner […] I’m not ever going to get married, but this is the closest I’m going to get to a marriage that actually works.”
The orange shoe, which supports vital HIV prevention programs in Africa, features CTAOP’s sunshine logo and motto. Watch Theron discuss the collab below and shop women’s ($58) and kids ($34) styles here.
Charlize was wearing Dior Couture in this years 85th Academy Awards. I’ve added 16 photos of Charlize in the gallery. I’ll add more once I get them. I’ll also be adding a video in the Video section! Enjoy!
An Oscar winner and three blockbuster stars have been added to this year’s Academy Awards slate. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe will all make “special appearances” at the ceremony on Feb. 24.
Theron won a Best Actress statuette for Monster in 2004 and was nominated again for North Country in 2006. Magic Mike star Tatum, Dark Knight Rises star Gordon-Levitt, and ex-Harry Potter Radcliffe, on the other hand, will be making their first Oscar appearances.
“We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us on the show,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.” No further details about the quartet’s role in the program have been revealed.
Actress Charlize Theron will lead the cast of the movie adaptation of bestselling crime novel Dark Places.
The Monster star will portray lead character Libby Day in the film, which chronicles one woman’s efforts to bring her brother to justice after he is accused of killing their sisters and mother in a cult ritual.
The film adaptation of author Gillian Flynn’s book will be French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s first American movie. It will be co-produced by Theron’s film company Denvery & Delilah, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dark Places became a big hit upon its release in 2009, remaining on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than 25 weeks.
Charlize Theron is to be honoured for her humanitarian work again at this weekend’s (09Feb13) Cinema for Peace Gala in Berlin, Germany.
After picking up the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the Oscar winner will be feted for the work she does to eradicate Aids through her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.
The actress will be awarded the Honorary Chair of this year’s Cinema for Peace Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where she’ll be awarded the Cinema for Peace Honorary Award.
Gala founder Jaka Bizilj says, “As a South African, Charlize Theron cares deeply about the human suffering of those infected, their families and friends due to Hiv and Aids. Every day thousands of people die of this disease. Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project contributes tremendously in the concerned areas, helping to educate children and minors about Hiv and Aids as well as to support affected persons.”
Also up for major honours at the event are films by Oscar-nominated directors Michael Haneke (Amour), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), who are all nominated in the Most Valuable Movie of the Year category at the gala, alongside Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicholas Jarecki, Juan Antonio Bayona, Jacques Audiard and Kim Nguyen.
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