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Briefs

‘Cloud Atlas’ among GLAAD media nominees

GLAAD has named the film “Cloud Atlas,” AMC’s reality show “Small Town Security,” and the New Yorker magazine among its nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced on Wednesday 120 nominees in English-language categories and 33 nominees in Spanish-language categories.

Other nominees include the NBC shows “Smash” and “The New Normal,” Frank Ocean for his “Channel Orange” album, the magazine People en Espanol and Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka.

The awards are meant to recognize and honor media for outstanding images of the gay and lesbian community. The winners will be announced March 16.

Carrell comedy will open SXSW film fest

The Steve Carell magician comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” will kick off the annual South by Southwest film festival.

The Austin, Texas, festival announced Tuesday the film will premiere as the opening night film March 8.

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” stars Carell and Steve Buscemi as a washed-up Las Vegas magician duo, with Jim Carrey a rival street performer. It also stars Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini. It was directed by Don Scardino.

Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film in theaters March 13.

Oxygen backs off contentious special

Oxygen Media has pulled the plug on “All My Babies’ Mamas,” a reality special the network was developing about a musician who has fathered 11 children with 10 mothers.

The network offered no reason for curtailing the project. In a statement issued Tuesday, Oxygen said that after reviewing the show’s casting, the decision was made “not to move forward.”

The one-hour project would have featured Atlanta rap artist Shawty Lo, his children and their mothers.

“All My Babies’ Mamas” was met with controversy after Oxygen announced it last month. At least one petition that called for Oxygen to shut it down has collected more than 37,000 signatures. The Parents Television Council called the concept “grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive.”

Oxygen promised to continue to develop “compelling content.”

‘Gangnam’ wins top South Korean award

Rapper PSY’s worldwide smash “Gangnam Style” has been crowned song of the year by South Korea’s music industry association.

The viral sensation that became an international chart-topper last year won the Digital Daesang honor at the 2013 Golden Disk Awards, considered South Korea’s version of the Grammys.

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