"The Kids Are All Right," "Glee" Among GLAAD Meda Awards Nominees 

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced the nominees for its 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards! In the Outstanding Film (Wide Release) category, Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" will duke it out with "Burlesque," "The Girl Who Played With Fire," "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," and "Easy A."

In the Outstanding Film (Limited Release) category, the nominees are "Howl," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "La Mission," "Patrik, Age 1.5," and "Undertow"

In the TV categories, "Glee," "True Blood," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" are among those honored.

We will know the winners of the GLAAD Media Awards on March 19 in New York, April 16 in Los Angeles, and May 14 in San Francisco.

Here's the full list of nominees:


Burlesque (Screen Gems)
Easy A (Screen Gems)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Music Box Films)
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures)


Howl (Oscilloscope Pictures)
I Love You Phillip Morris (Roadside Attractions)
La Mission (Screen Media Ventures)
Patrik, Age 1.5 (Regent Releasing)
Undertow (Wolfe Releasing)


Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
True Blood (HBO)


Glee (Fox)
Greek (ABC Family)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

(in a series without a regular gay character)

"Escape the Castle," Bored to Death, (HBO)
"Innocence," Law & Order (NBC)
"Klaus & Greta," 30 Rock (NBC)
"Queen of Mean," Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"Samaritan," Law & Order: UK (BBC America)


8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing)
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Sundance Channel)
Prodigal Sons (First Run Features)
Sylvester, UnSung (TV One)
Out: The Glenn Burke Story (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)


The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Planet Green)
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo)
Transform Me (VH1)


"Constance McMillen," The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
"Neil Patrick Harris," The Talk (CBS)
"Rebuilding Home After Tragedy: The Seth Walsh Story," The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated)
"Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad," The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
"Transgender Kids: Too Young to Decide?," The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)


"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
"Gay Teen Suicides," Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
"Katie Miller: Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Outside the Lines (ESPN)
"Olson and Boies on Same-Sex Marriage," Bill Moyers Journal (PBS)
"Transitions," Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)


"Don't Ask...," CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
"Fort Worth Speech," The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC)
"Gay Teens Talk Their Truth," CNN Newsroom (CNN)
"Images of Protest," ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC)
"Mom, Dad... I'm Coming Out," Today (NBC)


"Coming Out, Fitting In" by Rosemary Winters (The Salt Lake Tribune)
"D.C. Gay Couple Caps a Momentous First by Tying the Knot" by Monica Hesse (The Washington Post)
"Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S." by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.
"A Tragic Love Story" by Steve Friess (L.A. Weekly)
"Worlds Apart" by Lauren Smiley (SF Weekly)


Peg Mcentee (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)
Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post)
Rev. Byron Williams (The Oakland Tribune)


Atlanta Journal Constitution
Denver Post
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
The Salt Lake Tribune


"All That's Left is God" by Michelle Theall (5280 Magazine)
"'I Was Scared to Sleep': LGBT Youth Face Violence Behind Bars" by Daniel Redman (The Nation)
"It's a Shocking Trend: Gay Teens Being Bullied to the Point of Suicide" by Kenneth Miller (Ladies' Home Journal)
"Just Another Girl (Who Used to be a Boy)" by Genevieve Field (Glamour)
"What Happens When You Find the One...And He's Nothing -- Nothing - Like You Expected?" by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)


The Advocate/Out
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Entertainment Weekly
US Weekly


"The Camera in the Closet: Gay Service Members Speak Out to ABC News About Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by Mary Kathryn Burke (ABCNews.com)
"'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Hurts African-American Women the Most" by Lynette Holloway (TheRoot.com)
"Ice Cracks Beneath Weir's Critics" by LZ Granderson (ESPN.com)
"View From Washington" (series) by Kerry Eleveld (Advocate.com)
"Wrestler Hudson Taylor a Champion for Gay Rights" by Jim Buzinski (Outsports.com)


"Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com)
"Censoring Wojnarowicz" (IntheLifetv.org)
"A Gay Family Album" (Newsweek.com)
"Kicked Out But Ready to Go Back" by Jon Groat (Newsweek.com)


The Bilerico Project (.bilerico.com)
Blabbeando (blabbeando.blogspot.com)
Joe. My. God. (joemygod.blogspot.com)
Pam's House Blend (www.pamshouseblend.com)
Rod 2.0 (rodonline.typepad.com)


Antony and the Johnsons, Swanlights (Secretly Canadian)
Big Freedia, Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 (Big Freedia Records)
Chely Wright, Lifted Off the Ground (Vanguard Records)
Kele Okereke, The Boxer (Glassnote Records)
Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Downtown Records)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Scott Allie, Brad Meltzer, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Fogtown, by Andersen Gabrych (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Veronica, by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)
X-Factor, by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Young Avengers: Children's Crusade, by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)


Dr. Cerberus, by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Haram Iran, by Jay Paul Deratany
Revolver, by Chris Phillips
Something Happened, by L. Trey Wilson
The Twentieth-Century Way, by Tom Jacobson


In the Wake, by Lisa Kron
The Kid, book by Michael Zam, lyrics by Jack Lechner, music by Andy Monroe
Passion Play, by Sarah Ruhl
The Pride, by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Secrets of the Trade, by Jonathan Tolins


Lay of the Land, by Tim Miller
Let Them Eat Cake, by Holly Hughes, Megan Carney and Moe Angelos
This One Girl's Story, book by Bil Wright, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Vaginal Davis Is Speaking from the Diaphragm, by Vaginal Davis
When Last We Flew, by Harrison David Rivers

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Willow Smith to Whip Her Hair as "Annie?" 

Papa Will Smith continues to explore, or is it exploit (just kidding), his children's talents by dreaming up a new venture for his baby girl, Willow Smith of the "Whip Her Hair" fame.

First, Will safely and successfully rebooted "The Karate Kid" for his son Jaden, now, Variety is saying that the superstar wants Willow to be front and center for "Annie."

And you can bet your bottom dollar that this will work!

Why? With the inclusion of rapper Jay-Z to collaborate on the music, I have a feeling that this one will be a contemporary, dirtier, more urban take on the popular Broadway hit. And with a central story featuring orphans, the filmmakers will have a blast exploring its modern potential.

If they do it right.

The project is still in development stages but I can already imagine Willow singing "Tomorrow!"

It's a hard knock life indeed!

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Best of 2010 -- My Favorite Celebrity Interviews, Movie Reviews -- Fun! Fun! Fun! 

It’s that time of the year again, when I trot out the best of the best of my celebrity interviews and movie reviews. Looking back at 2010, man, was I heavy! LOL, but I had a great time last year, and looking forward to a bigger and brighter 2011!

Take a look, and I hope I bring a smile to your face. I call this one Manny the Movie Guy Version 4.0 since this is the fourth time I made a best of. If you want to see my evolution as Manny the Movie Guy, click here, fun times down memory lane. But here’s version 4.0:

Featured on this video (they're all clickable!):

“The Last Airbender” movie review
“Nanny McPhee Returns” movie review
“True Grit” movie review
“Despicable Me” movie review
“Modern Scary Movies”
“She’s Out of My League” interview
“Remember Me” interview with Pierce Brosnan
“The Kids Are All Right” interview with Julianne Moore
“Jonah Hex” interview with Josh Brolin
Academy Awards Oscars predictions
“Alice in Wonderland” movie review
“Clash of the Titans” movie review
“Kick-Ass” movie review
Summer Movie Preview
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” interview with Bette Midler
“Dinner for Schmucks” interview with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd
“How to Train Your Dragon” interview with Craig Ferguson
“Somewhere” interview with Sofia Coppola
“Remember Me” interview with director and writer
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” interview with Christina Applegate and James Marsden
“How to Train Your Dragon” interview with Jay Baruchel
“The Kids Are All Right” interview with Mark Ruffalo
“Iron Man 2” movie review
“Babies” movie review
“Robin Hood” movie review
“Shrek Forever After” movie review
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” movie review
“Toy Story 3” movie review
“Splice” movie review
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” movie review
“The Morning Blend” live show from ABC Las Vegas
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” screening in Palm Springs
“Remember Me” interview with Robert Pattinson
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” movie review
“Inception” movie review
“Step Up 3D” movie review
“Step Up 3D” interviews with Adam Sevani, tWitch, and Legacy
“Palm Springs – Playground of the Stars”
“Yogi Bear” interview with Anna Faris
“Furry Vengeance” interview with Brendan Fraser
“Jackass 3D” interview with cast
“Greenberg” interview with Ben Stiller
“Splice” interview with Adrien Brody
“Piranha 3D” interview with Elisabeth Shue
“127 Hours” interview with James Franco and director Danny Boyle
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” interview with Mr. Tinkles
“Yogi Bear” interview with Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake)
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” movie review
“Shrek Forever After” interview with Walt Dohrn (Rumpelstiltskin)
“Tron: Legacy” movie review

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Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? Tom Hardy as Bane? Intriguing Batman News! 

Warner Bros. has issued a press release regarding Christopher Nolan's new Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises." And it's intriguing!

First, Anne Hathaway will purr her way as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman! I hope Hathaway channels the Michelle Pfeiffer version from Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" and not Halle Berry's version in the horrible "Catwoman."

Then, we have Tom Hardy, the guy who stole all his scenes in the brilliant "Inception," as Bane:

In the Batman myth, Bane is a fascinating character and known as the king of the Gotham underworld. But before that, he was a prisoner at the fictional Caribbean Republic of Santa Prisca, in a prison called Peña Duro ("Hard Rock"). There, he became the king of Peña Duro prison where he was forced to become a test subject for a mysterious drug known as Venom. Instead of killing him, the drug increased his physical strength but he must take it every 12 hours or he would suffer side-effects.

Bane also carries a teddy bear he calls Osito. See? Lots of drama and character development right? No wonder, Nolan added him into the mix.

Both Catwoman and Bane will join the pantheon of Batman villains that Nolan paid homage to namely the Scarecrow, Ras Al-Ghul, Two-Face, and of course, the Joker.

In the press release (via LA Times), Nolan said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

Here's what the director said about Hardy, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

Nolan co-wrote the script with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by the director and David S. Goyer. Nolan is also producing the film whit his wife, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

We all have to wait until July 20, 2012 to see Nolan's masterpiece, and truth be told, I can't freaking wait!

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Robert Downey Jr. in Drag? It Must Be "Sherlock Holmes 2!" Check Out First Behind-the-Scenes 

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. return to the loving arms of director Guy Ritchie for the sequel to "Sherlock Holmes." Entertainment Tonight's cameras paid the set a visit and caught Downey Jr. in drag!

The actors also praised their new femme fatale, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's" Noomi Rapace!

Here's the official logline, and yes, Professor Moriarty is the big bad in this sequel:

Warner Bros. returns to the scene of the crime with this sequel to their wildly successful revamp of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character. Robert Downey Jr. stars alongside Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO's Noomi Rapace. MAD MEN's Jared Harris also joins the cast as the arch villain, Professor Moriarty.

"Sherlock Holmes 2" hits theaters December 16th. For now, check out the ET video below (if the video is not working, here's the link):

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