'Glee' wins GLAAD media award
"Glee" has another reason to be happy. The Fox musical comedy was among the winners at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards, The Associated Press reports. The show's cast and creator Ryan Murphy received the trophy for outstanding comedy series at Saturday's glitzy ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Murphy, in particular, praised lesbian actress Jane Lynch and gay actor Chris Colfer for their contributions. "We have a great responsibility with the show," Murphy beamed. Murphy told the crowd that Colfer's character, outspoken gay soprano Kurt Hummel, would have a boyfriend next season, and the pair would become prom kings. Murphy also promised the crowd that Colfer's character "would never be the victim."
Kin told to pay singer's legal costs
A federal judge says the stepfather of one of three Arkansas boys slain in 1993 must pay Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines' legal costs stemming from a defamation lawsuit he filed against the band, The Associated Press reports. District Judge Brian S. Miller ordered Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of victim Stevie Branch, to pay $17,590 to Natalie Pasdar, Maines' married name. In December, Miller dismissed a suit Hobbs filed over Maines' remarks at a Little Rock rally in 2007 implying he was involved in killing his stepson. The judge said Hobbs had voluntarily injected himself into a public controversy over whether three teenagers convicted of killing the three 8-year-old boys had been wrongfully condemned.