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Coffee Talk: Laverne Cox to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

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Laverne Cox stops by ESSENCE to talk about her hit show, Orange Is The New Black.
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Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox will be honored by GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender media advocacy organization at the 25th annual GLAAD media awards. Cox will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for making a significant difference in promoting equality and drawing attention to the issues facing the transgender community. Previous winners of the award include Wanda Sykes and Ellen DeGeneres. The ceremony is set to take place in Los Angeles on April 12. 

Pharrell Williams was among many stars who turned out for the Museum of Contemporary Art's 35th anniversary gala Saturday. Williams helped raise $2.4 million dollars for the Los Angeles museum. Diana Ross provided the entertainment for the evening, performing a medley of her hits at the star-studded event. [HollywoodReporter]

Kanye West turned himself in to the LAPD Thursday to get booked for his paparazzi lawsuit. The rapper was finger printed and had his mugshot taken before being released. He was reportedly in and out in under 50 minutes. West must stay out of trouble for the next two years and attend 24 anger management sessions [PerezHilton]

The Neighbors actress Toks Olagundoye has landed a role on NBC pilot Feed Me, a comedy about a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant that they run together. Olagundoye will play the live-in girlfriend-turned-fiancé of one of the restaurant owners' three children. [Deadline]

Eve and Keke Palmer are the stars of Drew Barrymore's horror film Animal, set to debut on NBCUniversal channel, Chiller later this year. The movie follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded and pursued by a bloodthirsty creature. A teaser for the film was released featuring Eve and three friends in a high-speed chase that doesn't end well. [HollywoodReporter]

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