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2009 GLAAD Media Award Nominees

GLAAD has announced the 2009 Media Award Nominees. Here’s a few of the categories. OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASEBrideshead Revisited (Miramax Films)Milk (Focus Features)Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Columbia Pictures)RocknRolla (Warner Bros. Pictures)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (The Weinstein Company) OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASEThe Edge of Heaven (Strand Releasing)Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (New Open Door Productions)Save Me (First Run Features)Shelter …

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Afternoon View- Bootleggers

The DVD bootleggers are all over the Union Square subway station today. If you embiggen, you’ll notice that they have everything currently playing the theaters, including Milk. $5 each, no returns. I imagine that taking their picture is a good way to get stabbed, so I snapped this shot from the safety of the upper level.

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On Hulu: The Times Of Harvey Milk

Towleroad tips us that the Oscar-winning documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk is up on Hulu. So here it is.

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Eartha Kitt, 81

Eartha Kitt, the bawdy, sexy, sultry performer whose name will forever live in the pantheon of gay icons, died today at 81. Actress and “Santa Baby” singer Eartha Kitt has died. Kitt, 81, died Thursday in New York City, her publicist confirmed to CNN, after being treated there for colon cancer. Her daughter Kitt Shapiro was by her side. Known …

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Asking And Telling

Former submarine captain Steve Clark Hall is making a documentary about gay and lesbian graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. One captain in the Marine Corps had to sign the confining orders to send a lesbian to jail, but was so disturbed that the next day the officer, who was also gay, submitted his resignation papers. Another man, from the …

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Milk Money

Gus Van Zant’s Milk tripled its run to over 300 theaters this weekend, landing the film at #9 in the national box office top ten. Weekend Gross: $2,636,000 Gross To Date: $7,630,000Last Week’s Rank: 11Weeks In Release: 3Number of Theaters: 328Theatre Avg: $8,036Percent Change: 44% The other films in the top ten are playing in 1500 – 3600 theaters, versus …

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Golden Globes: Penn – Yes, Milk – No

The Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning. Sean Penn is the lone representative from Milk. Here are the film categories: The nominees for best drama are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” The nominees for best comedy or musical are “Burn After Reading,” “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “In Bruges,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Vicky Christina …

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Top Honors From New York Film Critics Circle: Milk, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

This is the second major prize for Milk this week and first of what I predict will be many for Sean Penn. “Milk,” Gus Van Sant’s movie about gay rights leader Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn, has been named best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. Penn was also chosen as best actor by the critics, who announced …

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No Boycott: Queer Lounge To Return To Utah’s Sundance Film Festival

GLAAD will again sponsor the Queer Lounge at next month’s Sundance Film Festival. Despite calls for a Utah boycott, the Queer Lounge will return to Park City in January for the Sundance Film Festival. Noting their displeasure with the LDS Church for its efforts to ban same-sex marriage, leaders with lounge sponsor Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation say the …

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Milk Wins Kramer Prize

Milk has won its first award. Sean Penn’s film biography “Milk” is receiving the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, which honors pictures taking on provocative social issues. The prize, announced Monday, will be presented at the guild’s awards show Jan. 24. “Milk” stars Penn as San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, who in 1977 won a seat on the …

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Milk Opens Big

The opening weekend grosses for Milk are very, very good. Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” scored a huge Thanksgiving opening, according to initial estimates from Rentrak early this afternoon. The Focus Features release, a biopic of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, grossed $1,381,484 on just 36 screens over the three-day weekend, for a $38,375 average. This ranks as the highest opening …

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NYTimes: Milk Is A Marvel

Milk gets a fantastic review from A.O. Scott in today’s NYTimes. An excerpt: That power lies in its uncanny balancing of nuance and scale, its ability to be about nearly everything — love, death, politics, sex, modernity — without losing sight of the intimate particulars of its story. Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. “Milk” is a marvel. Last …

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The People’s Premiere Of Milk

Last night at the Castro Theater I attended the “People’s Premiere” of Milk, the Harvey Milk biopic by Gus Van Zant that opens nationwide on November 26th, the day before the 30th anniversary of Milk’s assassination. My longtime buddy Robert Cameron is the VP of Brand Marketing for Levi Strauss, the presenting sponsor of this premiere, and he was kind …

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Milk Premieres In SF

Gus Van Zant’s Harvey Milk biopic premiered to a star-studded audience at San Francisco’s Castro Theater last night. For red carpets pics, visit Towleroad. Anybody see it yet?

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Paul Newman Dead At 83

Paul Newman died of lung cancer yesterday at age 83, leaving behind one of the greatest acting legacies in history. For many, however, Newman will be more fondly remembered for a lifetime spent as a generous philanthropist. Newman’s line of natural food products has donated over $250 million to numerous charities since he first came up with the idea of …

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Casting Set For Liberace Biopic

I don’t know how I missed last week’s news that director Steven Soderbergh is casting Michael Douglas to play Liberace in a biopic about the famously flamboyant Las Vegas showman. Matt Damon is set to play Liberace’s lover who sued him for palimony. Right up until his 1987 death from AIDS, Liberace denied his gayness. (The magazines were always depicting …

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Diane Keaton On The Women

Diane Keaton has reviewed The Women (which opens tomorrow) for Seattle’s Stranger. It’s a corker. What’s up, bitches? Diane Keaton here. I just got back from seeing The Women and, um, I couldn’t help but notice something: I AM NOT IN THIS MOVIE. Where the fuck am I? I am the queen bee of this shit. The hive mother. Annette …

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Risseldy Rosseldy Mow Mow Mow

Coming this fall, the Tippi Hedren Barbie. They say when she got there, the whole thing started. I think she’s evil! EVIL! (And you know only gay men will be buying this doll.) (Via – Slog)

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Kelsey Grammer For Gay Marriage

This clip is actually a promo for the upcoming Kelsey Grammer movie Swing Vote, which also stars Kevin Costner, Nathan Lane, and Dennis Hopper. I suppose some of you will be offended by the nelly gay guys. Shrug.

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The Gay Karate Kid

About to make the rounds of film festivals is The Sensei, a movie about a gay kid who learns karate in order to mete out vengeance on the homophobes who’ve been beating him up. Kenneth In The 212 has more on the movie.

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