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Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Saturday, giving a “rousing” speach about human rights, diversity in Hollywood, and gender equality. Watch her acceptance speech as she says, “We need more employment of LGBT people in front of and behind the camera.” Other winners at the ceremony included “The Imitation Game,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Transparent,” “The Normal Heart,” and “Days of Our Lives.” The Wrap

Action sequel “Insurgent” tops the weekend box office with $54 million, following short of the original film “Divergent.” Lionsgate had hoped to build on the newfound stardom of Shailene Woodley with a bigger take. The other wide release, “The Gunman” starring Sean Penn, fires blanks with just $5 million. Last week’s best earner “Cinderella” is still impressive with an extra $34.5 million. Variety

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The SXSW Film Festival announces the Audience Awards winners are family drama “Krisha” and hard-hitting documentary “Peace Officer.” In the headliners category, the champ is “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field. The visions section winner is comedy “Uncle Kent 2.” IndieWire

Shailene Woodley will receive the Trailblazer Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. Her “The Spectacular Now” co-star Miles Teller will present her with the honor on April 12 with Amy Schumer hosting the ceremony. Previous receipients have included Emma Stone, Channing Tatum, and Emma Watson. Hollywood Reporter

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Sony Pictures is turning the Tony Award-winning “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” into a feature film. Douglas McGrath will adapt his own book with the studio also securing the rights to the King songs co- written by Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann. No word yet on whether Tony winning actress Jessie Mueller will reprise her role. Deadline

James Corden enters the late night talk show wars Monday as host of the CBS “Late Late Show.” Guests on the first episode are Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis, with Claire Danes, Michael Douglas, and Will Ferrell coming soon. Corden is a Tony winner for “One Man, Two Guvnors” who recently starred in the feature musical “Into the Woods.” USA Today

When “Hollywood Game Night” returns on NBC, some first-timers will be guest players. They include Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Quinto, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rex Lee, and Jeff Dye. Returning stars are Zachary Levi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Seth Green, Tom Arnold, and Curtis Stone. Jane Lynch won an Emmy last year for hosting the game show. TV Line

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