Ellen Page was at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards last night to present Laverne Cox with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. You can check out 21 High Quality photos of the evening in our gallery below, with special thanks to Sara for donating these!
20th Century Fox has released six featurettes for X-Men: Days of Future Past as part of a marketing tie-in with Pringles. The featurettes cover Bryan Singer‘s return to the director’s chair, the crew, details on the time travel element, and several set tours. There is plenty of interesting information (accompanied by new footage) cut up into bite-sized clips. Beware of spoilers!
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When Ellen Page came out as a gay woman last month, she named Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox as one of her inspirations to do so.
And now the Oscar-nominated Juno star will present Cox with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards next month in L.A. (FYI: The gala’s co-chairs include yours truly.)
The Kolzak award is given to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or a transgender media professional who has made a significant contribution in promoting equality. Past recipients include Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright and Sir Ian McKellan.
A transgender woman herself, Cox plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on OITNB. She is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television series.
“Laverne Cox has reshaped the way Americans see transgender people and raised the bar in diverse representations of the LGBT community in entertainment,” said GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis. “She is not only a talented actress, but a truly transformational leader in the LGBT equality movement. Through her tireless commitment to building understanding and acceptance through education and advocacy, Laverne is moving equality forward both on and off the screen.”
Cox first gained attention on the VH1 reality show I Want to Work for Diddy. She went on to produce her own reality show, TRANSform Me.
Just yesterday, she was among the names featured on the second annual Trans 100 list.
The GLAAD Media Awards take place April 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. It was announced last week that Jennifer Lopez will receive the Vanguard Award.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.
Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page is in talks to play John Belushi’s wife in the biopic for the late comedian, which stars Emile Hirsch.
She would play Judith Jacklin, who Belushi dated in high school and later married, according to TheWrap, who first reported the news. Belushi’s wife, now known as Judy Belushi Pisano, is on board with the project as a producer.
The Belushi biopic is the actress’ first gig to sign on for after she announced that she was gay back in February. She does already have several projects in the pipeline though, as she will be in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past and is waiting to start work on Queen & Country.