Jennifer Aniston is one busy gal.
I can exclusively report that Aniston has been tapped to receive the Vanguard Award at this year's Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards on Apr. 14.
The award honors a member of the entertainment world who has been significant in promoting gay rights. Past recipients include Cher, Eric McCormack, Antonio Banderas, Liza Minnelli and Charlize Theron.
"She never expected this," Aniston's rep told me. "But she's very honored and very happy about it."
Aniston is also close to putting the finishing touches on a couple of upcoming film projects. While her rep was tight-lipped on details, he told me that she will go behind the camera for one. He said Aniston is likely to announce her plans to direct her first feature film.
But she's acting, too. Aniston will most likely start shooting a new movie—in which she'll costar—this summer, her rep said.
Don't worry if you're not at the awards. For the third consecutive year, the Logo network plans to broadcast the Los Angeles and New York ceremonies.
—Additional reporting by by Matt Donnelly