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GLAAD Announces Media Award Nominees

GLAAD announced the nominees for its 23rd annual media awards today–and then put them on YouTube. Very handy!

“As media continue to tell new stories about LGBT people and families, a majority of Americans now support full equality of LGBT Americans,”  GLAAD President Mike Thompson said in a release. “This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community.”

The winners will be announced at award ceremonies in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. LA’s awards will be held on April 21 at the Westin Bonaventure. Full list of nominees here.

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O’Reilly ‘Decides’ to Bully a Cartoonist


Don’t Muslim extremists want to take out cartoonists? Isn’t that their deal? Isn’t Bill O’Reilly against Muslim extremists? Then why is he going after a cartoonist for being critical of him? He’s out to intimidate Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson for the above cartoon.

Rob Tornoe at Cagle Cartoons writes:

“Believe me when I tell you the far left is seething over all of this NPR stuff,” O’Reilly said. “The blow back has begun. Take a look at this political cartoon in the Detroit Free Press by Mike Thompson featuring me wearing ‘Obama equals Hitler’ stuff.”

“Please don’t sink to his level but can you let him know what you think,” O’Reilly said after giving out Thompson’s e-mail address on air. “Keep it respectful but don’t be like Mike.”

O’Reilly is a bully and a coward. It’s a cartoonist’s job to poke fun at O’Reilly and it’s O’Reilly’s job not to issue a Fox News fatwa every time he’s criticized. How shallow and petty can you be? Man up, O’Reilly.

Former 1050 ESPN P.D. Headed Back to L.A.

Mike Thompson is a veteran sports and talk programmer, who had a stint from 2003 to 2007 as program director at WEPN (ESPN 1050) .

Thompson, reportedly, is staying in the ESPN family as p.d. at KSPN-AM in Los Angeles.

He most recently was VP/GM at sister station WEAE-AM in Pittsburgh.

Thompson also had stops in Philadelphia (WWDB), Dallas (KTCK-The Ticket), and in Atlanta (WCNN).

This isn’t Thompson’s first time in L. A.  He spent a portion of his career at Clear Channel’s Sports KXTA (XTRA Sports).

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 26, 2007

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CASTING ROUND-UP
Universal Pictures is back in business with Jennifer Aniston, signing the actress to star opposite Aaron Eckhart in Traveling, Variety reports. Pic will be the directing debut of Brandon Camp who wrote the script with Mike Thompson. You guessed it – it’s a romantic dramedy that stars Aniston as a floral designer who factors heavily into a self-help guru’s realization that he practices none of the principles he teaches.

Kevin James has signed on to write, produce and star in Mall Cop for Columbia Pictures. We don’t really need to tell you the story, which he’ll write with Nick Bakay, Variety reports.

Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Robin Wright Penn will star opposite Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Jason Bateman in State of Play for Universal Pictures/Working Title, writes Variety. Project is an adaptation of the British miniseries.

Will & Grace alum Eric McCormack is headed to cable TV, signing on to star in the TNT drama pilot Truth in Advertising, THR reports. The project is set at multimillion-dollar advertising agency Rothman, Greene & Mohr, where executives must continually prove themselves as their jobs are on the line every day. Sounds a bit like FBLA.

- CHRIS GARDNER