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Kim Clijsters is #1 in the world again!

Supermum Clijsters regains world top spotAfter winning last year’s US Open followed by the year-end championships then starting off the 2011 season by taking the Australian Open crown, it has been clear for some time that Kim Clijsters is the best female tennis player in the world.

But it is only now that the Women’s Tennis Association’s silly computer is reflecting that fact as Clijsters reclaimed the top spot by reaching the semifinals of the Paris Open on Friday. She won her semifinal match earlier today and will play for the title tomorrow.

“I’m very happy to be number one again,” Clijsters told the crowd as she was handed a giant number 1 made out of flowers on the court. “Thanks for all your support and I hope I can also win the tournament maybe. It’s a nice feeling but it doesn’t change anything for me personally.”

Clijsters had been number one in the world for several stretches between 2003 and 2006 but this is her first time on top since she returned to the tour in summer 2009 after more than two years off to get married and have a child.

It’s a simple fact that the Women’s Tennis Association needs to change its ranking system to give far more weight to winners of the four grand slam tournaments on the tour.

This way they would avoid the embarrassment of having a player who has never won a major being ranked the world’s best and also prevent putting undo pressure on players like Caroline Wozniacki, Dinara Safina and Jelena Jankovic who wilted under the pressure and constant question of “How can you be number one if you haven;t won a major?”

The answer was clear: These girls played and won a lot in lesser events while Serena Williams won a lion’s share of the majors in recent years but rarely any other titles and has been off the tour for long periods of time dealing with injuries.

Anyway, here’s hoping Clijsters, a three-time US Open champion, can keep up her winning ways and be a number one we can all be proud of.


Movie icon and AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor is in the hospital being treated for congestive heart failure

Elizabeth Taylor remained in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saturday where she is being treated for congestive heart failure.
The movie icon, a two-time Oscar winner and Dame of the British Empire, will turn 79 later this month.
She has battled many health problems over the years and always rallied so we hope she will recover and be able to return home soon. She first disclosed in November 2004 that she suffered from a congestive heart condition.
“Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her back to health,” her publicist Sally Morrison said in a statement.

See Adam Lambert guesting on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” “Extra” and “Access Hollywood Live”

adam-lambert-ellen-degeneres-show.jpgSUPERSTAR: Adam Lambert is in full-on publicity mode chatting up his soon-to-be released DVD and talking about Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. He’s nominated for his hit song Whataya Want From Me.

Adam tells Ellen DeGeneres that when he learned of his Grammy nomination, “I think I made a noise higher than in any song I have on my album.”

He also tells Ellen that he has not yet tuned into American Idol yet this season, waiting until the contestants are narrowed down to the top 12.

I posted Adam’s appearance on The Talk yesterday. Here are his appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Access Hollywood Live and Extra.


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“I Love Lucy” Friday: To impress a now very-rich friend from school, Lucy starts telling some whoppers! episode of I Love Lucy that has Lucy and Ethel dressed up as martians on top of the Empire State Building is a classic. But the funniest scenes, to me and my friends at least, take place before the girls agree to take part in that publicity stunt.

The reason they take the gig is because they need money to donate to a charity run by Lucy’s very rich school chum Cynthia who has blown into town. Lucy has fibbed and said she and Ricky are much more well off and starts saying things to the haughty Cynthia like: “This morning I flew into a nasty rage and fired all the servants.”

She then tells one lie after another like that she has a country house (the New York City apartment is just a place for Ricky to hang his hat) and she explains that they manage to fit their yacht into the harbor in West Palm Beach in Florida this way: “To make it fit we crank down the smoke stack and squeeze in the poop deck.”

It’s hilarious stuff and marked the first appearance of Mary Jane Croft who would guest on a later season as a woman Lucy sits next to on the airplane back from Europe. She then had the recurring role of Lucy’s neighbor Betty Ramsey once the Ricardos and the Mertz’s moved to Connecticut.

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Kathy Griffin has two Emmys and a Grammy nod. Now she wants to get nominated for a Tony! out Broadway!

Kathy Griffin, the hilarious redhead with a deep hunger for big shiny trophies, is heading into town next month.

According to, Kathy will perform at Broadway’s Belasco Theater March 11-13 and 15-19. The name of the show? “Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony.”

The two-time Emmy winner for Bravo’s My Life on the D-List was just as straight-forward when she recorded the CD For Your Consideration which was a blatant – and successful – attempt to get nominated for a Grammy last year. She’s up for a Grammy again on Sunday.

Kathy will no doubt touch on a lot of what’s been going on in the world so expect plenty of Lindsay Lohan material and, oh boy, Bristol Palin’s name is sure to come up too!


Friday Morning Man: Claybourne Elder! John Long suggested today’s Morning Man!

Don’t you think the fresh-faced, blue-eyed stage actor Claybourne Elder is adorable too?

He’s got a role in the Broadway bound musical Bonnie & Clyde in which he plays the role of Buck Barrow.

The 26-year-old goes by “Clay” and is from Springville, Utah – the youngest of eight kids!

“I popped out last, the only one with the performer gene,” he told a few years ago.

Although he got involved in community theater while in high school, he dropped out of college for awhile to work abroad in underdeveloped communities and spent a year in Moscow and in a fishing village in China teaching English.

He returned to college and since graduation has been a busy man appearing in productions of Curtains, Into the Woods, Cabaret and Take Flight.

Clay is clearly a star in the making judging from the reviews he’s been getting for almost every show he’s in from major publications including the New York Times.

Why Van Hansis won’t be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his final work as Luke Snyder on ATWT

It’s a bit of a shock to learn that Van Hansis, who did some of his finest work as Luke Snyder during the final months of As the World Turns, decided not to enter himself into the Daytime Emmy race.

One of the better actors in daytime, Van has been nominated for an Emmy four times but not yet won. This could have been his best chance to take home the prize for his top-notch acting opposite Eric Sheffer Stevens as Dr. Reid Oliver whose death in the final weeks were high drama.

[BTW, as much as I love Van and his work as Luke, I think the supporting actor Emmy this year should go, hands-down to Eric Sheffer Stevens who was a revelation on so many levels and brought to daytime TV a rare combination of snark and tenderness that has never been executed so effectively.]

Anyway, the LukeandReid blog broke the news and Van has explained his decision via Facebook:


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Anderson Cooper tells Letterman about Egypt attack: “I’d never been punched in the head before.”

Anderson Cooper LettermanAnderson Cooper is not an anchor who stays behind a desk when there’s a big story happening somewhere.
He spent lots of time in New Orleans covering Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after the devastating earthquake there. He’s emerged unscathed through all of that and more.
But that was not the case last week in Egypt when he was attacked twice – including being punched in the head more than 10 times.
Anderson is back in the U.S. for now and appeared last night on The Late Show with David Letterman.
“I don’t recommend it,” he told Dave of being attacked. “I’d never been punched in the head before.”
While Anderson does not think his attackers knew who he was, Letterman pointed out that “you…just standing on a corner, call attention to yourself.”
Replied the Silver Fox: Yes, I’m like a newt who’s emerged from underneath a rock. Look for the pale, skinny, gray-haired man.’ Not too hard to identify.”

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Patti LuPone to join Neil Patrick Harris, Anika Noni Rose and others in concert performance of “Company” this sounds like a show not to be missed!

It’s just been announced that Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will be the one to belt out The Ladies Who Lunch in the New York Philharmonic’s concerts of  Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company in April.

Miss LuPone, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, will perform the role of Joanne and sing the number made so famous by Elaine Stritch in the original Broadway production of the show.

She adds great luster to an already stellar cast: Neil Patrick Harris as perennial bachelor Bobby,  Stephen Colbert (as Harry), Martha Plimpton (as Sarah), Anika Noni Rose (as Marta) and Jim Walton (as Larry).

The concerts, to be directed and produced by Lonny Price, will be performed April 7-9. The famed orchestra will be conducted by Paul Gemignani.

Company follows five married, once-married, and soon-to-be-married couples and their mutual friend who is still single and unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes and the songs include  Company, Side by Side by Side, The Ladies Who Lunch and  my very favorite, Being Alive.


Lunch Break Video: See Adam Lambert’s visit with the ladies of “The Talk” in its entirety!

In case you missed Adam Lambert’s appearance on The Talk yesterday, thanks to YouTube I have it right here in its entirety!
Adam shared all kinds of things with the audience and co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.
Adam said he has broken down a door, changed a battery, has never changed a tire and to prove that he could do the fireman carry, he effortlessly threw Miss Gilbert her over his shoulder and spun her around.
Adam also said he’d love to duet with David Bowie (would that not be awesome?) and also announced that on March 22, a live DVD of his Glam Nation Tour will be released!

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Nominee Barbra Streisand to perform on the Grammys Sunday – and says her lucky number points to a win! you are a Barbra Streisand fans then these are good days.

‘The great star who often goes years between movies and alums is back with a vengeance with a new book out (My Passion for Design), a part in the box office hit Little Fockers, two more movie roles in the works as well as a new album.

On Friday night, as I reported earlier this week, Streisand will be feted by an all-star cast at the MusiCares benefit in Los Angeles. But there’s more: It’s just been announced that the 8-time Grammy winner and 2011 nominee is going to perform on Sunday’s awards show to be telecast by CBS.

Except for singing a few lines of You’ll Never Know when she was presented with the Grammy Legends Award back in 1992, I do believe this will be Streisand’s first full-scale Grammy performance since 1980 when she and Neil Diamond did a duet of their hit You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.

It has not been announced what Streisand will sing but it’s a safe bet it will be something from her Love is the Answer CD which is nominated for best traditional pop album. will she win her first album since The Broadway Album way back in the 80s?

She tells USA Today that the numbers are in her favor: “My lucky number is 24. I was born on the 24th and had my son at 24. When I won my last Grammy, I said, ‘Maybe I’ll see you in 24 years.’ That was 24 years ago. We’ll see.”

Streisand talked about her upcoming film roles playing Seth Rogen’s mom in the comedy My Mother’s Curse and Mama Rose in Gypsy.

“We’re still in negotiations,” she said of Gypsy. “But Arthur [Laurents, the show's librettist] let the cat out of the bag.”

The star is also working on an album celebrating the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, close friends who have written several of her hits including The Way We Were.

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Elton John says Billy Joel “hates me at the moment” for his public remarks about Joel needing serious rehab

Elton John Musicians Sir Elton John (L) and Billy Joel perform onstage at the Honda Center on March 30, 2009 in Anaheim, California.
Elton John made headlines last week when he told Rolling Stone Magazine that his frequent touring partner Billy Joel is an alcoholic in need of some tough rehab.
“At the end of the day, he’s coasting,” Elton told the magazine. “I always say, ‘Billy, can’t you write another song?’ It’s either fear or laziness. It upsets me. … Billy’s a conundrum. We’ve had so many cancelled tours because of illnesses and various other things, alcoholism. … He’s going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they’ve been light. When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have TVs. I love you, Billy, and this is tough love.”
Publicly, Joel took the high road and said “Elton is just being Elton” and said the remarks would not change his affection for him.
But on The Today Show this week, Elton shared the skinny on Billy’s real reaction: “He hates me at the moment. He sent me a message and he’s not happy. I understand that. I’m sorry I had to say it, but I’m saying it because I really want Billy to live a long life and be very happy. That’s all it came from. I understand why he’s mad at me. I’m only trying to help. Maybe I should have done it privately, but I’ve been so frustrated over the years.”
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Santana will open up about her bisexuality on “Glee”,file=27823,filename=SantanaGlee.jpg may have strongly disliked the Sue Sylvester stuff in the post-Super Bowl episode of Glee but was so pleased that just two days later, the show was back to its wonderful self for the Valentine’s Day episode.

Featured prominently was Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera),  the bad-girl” member of the Cheerios and the glee club who speaks her mind with brutal honesty. She also had a showdown with Lauren (Ashley Fink) over the affections of Puck (Mark Salling), gave Finn (Cory Monteith) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) mono  and began a flirtation with Sam (Chord Overstreet).

So Santana is a busy girl!

But whatever happened to her bisexuality?

Back in October, she and Brittany (Heather Morris) were making out on top of a bed. As Santana kisses her neck, Brittany sighs: ‘Oh, sweet lady kisses’, before Santana smiles and says: ‘It’s a nice break from all that scissoring’, referring to a lesbian sexual position.

Well, I’ve just read in TV Guide that when Gwyneth Paltrow returns to Glee for another guest appearance this spring, her  character of Holly Holliday will be the substitute sex education teacher.

Holly will encourage Santana to open up about her bisexuality and and show a deeper side to her new beau …. SPOILER ALERT … Sam!

“Sam’s a conservative guy,” Overstreet tells TV Guide. “But now he’s oddly turned on by Santana’s forcefullness.”


Thursday Morning Man: Andrew Garfield! one of the stars of The Social Network, Andrew Garfield is in one of the most acclaimed movies of 2010 and an Oscar nominee for best picture.

So how is he going to top that?

By becoming Spider-Man!

The 27-year-old actor, a dual citizen of the United States and Great Britain, was chosen for the coveted role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker when it was decided to give the stupendously popular film franchise a reboot with new stars. Garfield is currently filming with the movie due out next year.

He’s been building up for this stardom for awhile now with solid performances in such films as Lions for Lambs (his scenes were opposite Robert Redford), Boy A (He won the BAFTA for best actor in a TV drama), Never Let Me Go, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

I’ve never interviewed Andrew but I did get to watch him up close at last month’s BAFTA LA Awards Season Tea Party and was impressed at how he was keen to do every single interview rather than rush by after talking to just the major outlets. He only stopped doing interviews after he was basically dragged away by a publicist.

I thought that was pretty cool and showed what kind of a star he is.

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Bristol Palin blasts Kathy Griffin for calling her fat!’s a fact of life: If you take on Kathy Griffin for making fun of you, you are merely giving her delicious fodder for her stand-up act which she performs in some of the biggest venues in the country and turns into comedy specials for Bravo.

Bristol Palin, the daughter of you-know-who, decided to react to some of Kathy’s jokes about her waistline during a performance on VHI’s Divas Support the Troops.

“She’s the only contestant in the history of ["Dancing with the Stars"] to actually gain weight,” said Griffin. “She’s like the white Precious.”

Bristol Palin spoke with E! Online this week, and was asked the famous D-Lister’s teasing about her family and her weight.

“It didn’t [hurt my feelings] because it was coming from Kathy Griffin of all people, and I think it just shows her immaturity. I don’t think that stuff’s funny at all. Just very strange,” Bristol said. “And it’s weird, also, that she would pick on my weight. She’s had botched liposuction procedures and stuff like that, so…It’s just weird that she would pick on something like that for another woman.”

Now we’ll have to see what Kathy, who’s nominated for a Grammy this year, has to say about it. You know the two-time Emmy winner is licking her chops at the prospect of any kind of controversy!

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Happy 62nd birthday to the magnificent Judith Light!’s best known to television viewers from her roles as Karen on One Life to Live, Angela on Who’s the Boss, Claire on Ugly Betty and Judge Elizabeth Donnelly on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

But Judith Light, who’s also been acclaimed in stage (Wit) and on film (Save Me), is also known for her big heart and her strong ties to the LGBT community.

The actress turns 62 today.

Her LGBT activism began way back in the early 80s. Judith was horrified by the AIDS epidemic and the government’s lack of action when people, including her friends, were dying. She was one of the first celebrities to step-up and help to raise money and awareness.

“I’ve been part of the really dark days,” Judith told me at the Ribbon of Hope event back in 2007. “How it feels now is it feels mildly better but it’s not enough. I know that people are working really hard to make it be different and that’s what we have to keep doing …[HIV/AIDS is) out there and it’s not over.”

I love what Judith said at another awards show earlier that year about gay people: “You are my teachers, you are my role models. You risk everything to be authentic. Do you know how rare that is in this culture? …People who are out and who are willing to risk in order to lead.”

Happy birthday to an extraordinary woman.

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A double dose of Chris Colfer on TV last night: A touching storyline on “Glee” & a Letterman visit

Love was in the air on 'Glee'

It was a wonderful double dose of the talented Chris Colfer on television last night!

First, the Golden Globe Award winning actor had a sweet storyline as part of the Valentine’s Day episode of Glee then he was a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman.

On Glee, Kurt remains smitten with his Dalton Academy classmate Blaine (Darren Criss) and thinks Blaine is planning a big Valentine’s Day surprise for him. But it turns out that Blaine is crushing on a guy who works at The Gap!

I love the scene where Kurt seeks solace from Mercedes and Rachel saying: “This is absolutely devastating.”

Then the more he talks about why he thought Blaine was into him he has a epiphany: “Oh my God, I made up the whole thing in my head, didn’t I?”

Well what gay guy hasn’t done that!

Mercedes reminds Kurt that his heartbreak will only make him a better artist: “Whitney, Barbra, Patti LuPone … they all became big stars when they were single … Harnessing that pain is how they became legends.”

Later, Kurt tells Blaine that he misread the signals. Blaine does not shoot Kurt down but admits that when it comes to romance, “I don’t know what I’m doing … I’ve never been anyone’s boyfriend.”

So they agree to be platonic best friends, like Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally. And we all know how things turned out for them in the end!

Now we go from Chris Colfer’s current fictional high school days to his real-life high school days which were not so long ago since he is only 20!

He talks about being bullied (as is his on-screen alter ego) and once having a tampon taped to his back. Now those bullies want to be his friend.

Here is his Letterman appearance:


Lunch Break Video: Some classic tunes from the legendary Carole King who turns 69 years old today! Monday afternoon, I headed over to the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood to see Troubadors, a documentary that recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival focusing on the singer-songwriter movement of the late 60s and early 70s.

At the epicenter of it all was Doug Weston’s Troubadour, the club on Santa Monica Boulevard that started the careers of performers as varied as Jackson Browne and Elton John, not to mention comedy acts like Steve Martin and Cheech and Chong.

All are interviewed and are part of the film but the real heart and soul of it are Carole King and James Taylor and seeing them perform together in the 70s and more recently in reunion concerts and to have them reflect on their lives and careers in interviews was a rare treat.

My sister had King’s classic Tapestry album and played it all the time when I was a kid so her music is a part of the soundtrack of my childhood. It remained the top-selling solo album until Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1982. I know and love every single song on the album and have had the joy of seeing Carole in concert several times.

Well, it just so happens that today is her 69th birthday and I want to share with you three of her classic songs: So Far Away, You’ve Got a Friend and I Feel the Earth Move. She wrote them all and with her former husband Gerry Goffin, co-wrote such 60s classics as Locomotion, One Fine Day, Up on the Roof and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

She is one of the greatest talents in music – ever.

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Commentary: The end of Teddy and Ian’s romance on “90210″ was disappointing on several levels

Watch: It Only Took Blackmail To Get 90210's Teddy To Come Out
Don’t keep reading this if you don’t want to know what happened between Teddy and Ian on Monday’s episode of 90210 (I posted the clips yesterday).

I want to register my extreme disappointment over how the writers on the show handled the abrupt end of this sweet gay high school romance.

We knew that since the actor who plays Ian (Kyle Riabko) wanted off the show, the character was not going to appear in episodes past February. It’s a pity he wasn’t committed at least for the season because Ian and Teddy and made such slow but steady progress together in the five minutes they were given in any given episode.

Well, this week they got more than five minutes and the episode had Teddy coming out to all his friends at West Beverly High. His ex-girlfriend Silver figured it out on her own and their talk about it was well-written and well-acted.

But the plotline that had Teddy being blackmailed turned out to be a bitter bill to swallow. Teddy, who had just spent winter break skiing with Ian in Colorado,  gets a note in his locker demanding $50,000 or a photo of he and Ian kissing will be made public. He panics and wants to pay the money.

But in the end, rather than run, he decides to come out and after sharing his news with Silver, he arrives at a dinner of friends holding hands with Ian – a very dramatic statement that said it all. The openly gay Ian breaks the tension as they sit down by announcing to everyone that he is gay.

This is the Ian we love. He’s fun, he’s popular, he’s a student leader, he’s true to who he is.

He would never do what happened next: It turns out that Ian was the person behind the blackmailing and he did so to push Teddy out of the closet so their relationship could be out in the open. It really is beyond the pale and completely out of character for this young man.

There are so few gay characters on broadcast television and I’m not saying they should all be saints but they should at least make sense. This did not make sense at all.

So now Teddy, deeply betrayed, will move forward as an openly gay student. Hopefully he will have better luck with guys down the road. We all thought he had hit the jackpot with Ian who could have been written out of the show in so many other ways. Why undo all the wonderful things about him?

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GLAAD to honor an out and proud Ricky Martin and our adorable straight ally Kristin Chenoweth with awards you forget about the year when Jennifer Aniston was inexplicably honored, the GLAAD Media Awards usually get it right when it comes time to celebrating the LGBT community and its allies.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD today announced it will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Ricky Martin and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award at the New York award ceremony on Saturday, March, 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Chenoweth will receive the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles event on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Westin Bonaventure.

GLAAD also announced that Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and host of Watch What Happens: Live will host the New York event. Additional honorees and special guests will be announced soon.

Nominees for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced last month and are available here: The awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award, which is named after one of GLAAD’s founders, and is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community.

Previous Vito Russo Award honorees include Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, Rosie O’Donnell, Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Elton John, Liz Smith, k.d. lang, David LaChapelle, Brian Graden, and Tom Ford.

“Ricky coming out was a game changer for many gay and transgender Latino children, who for too long, did not have many out gay people to look up to,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “Through his music, videos and interviews, Ricky has sent an important message that our community wants the same things all people do: an equal chance to raise our families and take care of our loved ones.”

Chenoweth will receive the Vanguard Award which is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.

In May 2010, Chenoweth responded to a controversial Newsweek article which incorrectly asserted that gay actors ‘cannot play straight roles.’ She defended gay actors including Sean Hayes, her co-star in Promises, Promises, and called on Newsweek to “embrace stories which promote acceptance, love and unity.”

Chenoweth has demonstrated her devotion to LGBT equality by participating in the National Equality March in October 2009, speaking at the LGBT Community Center of New York as well as supporting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and GLSEN. She has also been honored with the Point Courage Award by the Point Foundation.

Past recipients of the Vanguard Award include Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone, Eric McCormack, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Griffin and Whoopi Goldberg.

“When allies like Kristin take such powerful stands against anti-gay sentiments in the media, it sends an important message of equality,” said Barrios. “It is a privilege to honor such a talented and conscientious advocate for fairness towards the LGBT community.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square; in Los Angeles on April 10 at the Westin Bonaventure; and in San Francisco on May 14 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis.