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Actress Ellen Page Is 'Pissed' That Queen Elizabeth II Supports Anti-Gay Politician

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Actress Ellen Page took to her Twitter account to voice her displeasure with the Queen of England who gave a prestigious award to a blatant anti-gay politician reports StyleiteQueen Elizabeth II awarded Maurice Mills, a Democratic Unionist Party councillor of Northern Ireland, with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to local government. Mills is known for blaming natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, on gays and saying AIDS is a consequence of the practice of sodomy.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 4.40.03 PMPage is having none of it, saying "F*** that," citing a Vice News story about the Queen and Mills in her tweet. There's a petition to get Mills' award retracted; it currently has 369 signatures. A Belfast Telegraph article disagrees saying Mills deserves the honor. The move is disappointing as the Queen expressed support toward the gay community in the past, to say nothing of her lashing out at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for "lacking the guts," to legalize gay marriage, going so far as to say "Just sign the damn bill, Chris." It's unclear if the Queen truly supports Mills' views or was simply being "diplomatic," awarding Mills for his work in government and not his archaic views on the gay community.


Neil Patrick Harris Has the Perfect Gift to Give Your Family This Holiday in New Oscar Promo: WATCH

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Why worry yourself with wrapping presents and figuring out who wants what this holiday season when you can just give the gift of Neil Patrick Harris?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The 87th Academy Awards air February 22. 

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'Pride' Wins Best Film at British Independent Film Awards

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Pride, the true story of lesbian and gay activists who supported workers during the 1984 National Union of Minerworkers (NUM) strike, has been named best film at the British Independent Film Awards, BBC reports:

Accepting the top award of the night, Pride director Matthew Warchus said: "We're getting reports from up and down the country of audiences standing up and applauding. That doesn't really happen in British cinemas.

"It's just extraordinary. It's a real tribute to the source material."

Writer Stephen Beresford added that the film had one "simple, compelling message: unite".

"When I was first told the story I was blown away by it - people ask 'is that really true?'

"It took 20 years to convince anyone that a film about vegan lesbian activists was a sure-fire hit."

Pride stars Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton also took home awards, winning best supporting actor and best supporting actress respectively. 

For more on Pride, check out our interview with director Matthew Warchus and our review of the film


2015 Grammy Nominees Announced: FULL LIST

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The 57th annual Grammy nominations are in.

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Out British singer Sam Smith managed to tie with Beyonce and Pharrell Williams as the most-nominated aritsts of 2015, with six nods each. Joan Rivers earned a posthumous Grammy nomination for her memoir Diary of a Mad Diva

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Ready to Inject Some Silliness Into Another Golden Globes: VIDEO

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The comedy duo is reuniting once again to host the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11 and "expect to fall" in their designer outfits which will apparently feature cheese, children's ice skates, and stilts by the "Ohio Stilt King."

This will be the third and final time Fey and Poehler host the award show. 

Check out the new promo, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff And Murray Bartlett Watched The Emmys Together, Without Bitterness: PHOTO

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Some of the lads from HBO's Looking got together for a little Emmy viewing party last night (as you do) and were notably upbeat despite the fact that their show did not receive any nods from Emmy voters. Looking's creator Andrew Haigh (who also wrote and directed Weekend) shared the above image on Instagram with the caption: "Watching the Emmys (without bitterness)."

Looking will be back for a second season, though filming has not yet begun.


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