News Nuggets: ‘Smash,’ Lady Gaga win GLAAD Awards

GLAAD Award winners include “Smash,” Lady Gaga: “ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ the popular Spanish-language TV programs ‘Caso Cerrado’ and ‘Primer Impacto,’ and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner‘s recent work ‘The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures’ also were among the honorees recognized at a ceremony in New York. GLAAD is set to present more awards in Los Angeles in April and San Francisco in June. The awards are designed to honor fair, accurate and inclusive representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

Genesis Awards honor “Rise of the Planet of the Apes“: “‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ took top film honors at the Genesis Awards for examining the ethics of using chimpanzees in medical research. The awards, which honor news and entertainment media for raising public awareness of animal issues, were held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will be presented as a one-hour special on Animal Planet on May 5. The Sid Caesar Comedy Award went to ‘The Colbert Report‘ for the second consecutive year, this time for a satirical twist on the whaling issue and a Utah legislator’s proposal to kill feral dogs and cats.” THE WRAP

Was Angelina Jolie bothered by the Oscar leg jokes? “For a while, Angelina Jolie’s right leg seemed to be everywhere, in classic paintings and even tweeting under its own account. But the owner of the esteemed leg says she didn’t really notice. ‘I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it,’ Jolie told the Huffington Post. Jolie’s right leg jutted to fame during last month’s Oscar’s broadcast, when the actress was presenting the award for best adapted screenplay.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Legendary animator Glen Keane leaves Disney: “In what many saw as a shock, veteran Disney animator Glen Keane, one of the so-called celebrity animators from Disney’s ‘Second Renaissance’ in the early 1990s, designing and animating immortal characters like Ariel from ‘The Little Mermaid,’ the Beast from ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and Aladdin from ‘Aladdin,’ left the studio on Friday. Keane had been with the studio for almost thirty-seven years … In his letter of resignation (posted at Cartoon Brew), Keane said, ‘I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate art form of our time with endless new territories to explore. I can’t resist its siren call to step out and discover them.'” INDIEWIRE

New images from Woody Allen‘s “To Rome with Love“: “Many new images from Woody Allen’s new film, ‘To Rome with Love,’ hitting the web. These, posted on The Playlist. Also added, Cinemablend/’s collection. The film hits theaters June 22. Allen is coming off his most profitable year ever, with ‘Midnight in Paris‘ his highest grossing film of his career, and one that earned him an Original Screenplay Oscar win.” AWARDS DAILY

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