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Barkhad Abdi To Portray 'Dead' Warlord On Hawaii Five-0

Barkhad Abdi, the break-out star of Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips, has landed a major Tv role on island police drama Hawaii Five-0.The Oscar-nominated Somalian actor will play a Congolese warlord who faked his own...

The Academy Opens Its Arms Once More: 271 Stars Invited, Inc. Nyongo'o, Pharrell, Fassbender

Like a basking shark, hoovering up the most talented plankton the world of cinema has to offer, The Academy has extended a warm invitation to a slew of new potential members.Lupita Nyong'o with her Oscars...

Barkhad Abdi Leads List Of New Academy Invitees

Somali Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Paul Dano and Michael Fassbender are among the 271 artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Actors Ben Foster, Sally Hawkins,...

Dame Helen Mirren And Aaron Paul For Eye In The Sky

Dame Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul have joined the cast of 'Eye in the Sky'.The 68-year-old actress and the 'Breaking Bad' star have signed up to star in the warfare thriller alongside Colin Firth and...

Barkhad Abdi In Talks To Join Judd Apatow's Trainwreck

Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi is reportedly in talks to star in his first major film since he confronted Tom Hanks as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips.If Abdi signs on, he would join a cast...

Best Shirtless Performance? Who Should Win The Less Serious Mtv Movie Awards?

The MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced and you know what? It’s so refreshing to see some different movies thrown into the mix! The MTV Movie Awards don’t take themselves quite as seriously as...

The Financial Troubles Of Barkhad Abdi, And What's Next

Barkhad Abdi might have taken home a BAFTA for his role in ‘Captain Phillips’ and earned an Oscar nomination, but it seems the actor has found himself in dire financial straights since his big movie...

The Financial Woes Of Barkhad Abdi Proves An Oscar Nomination Doesn't Mean Riches

The lifestyles of the rich and famous were on display for all to see on Sunday night; golden statuettes were handed out, thousand-dollar tuxes were worn and after parties were attended. Barkhad Abdi, a relative...

Barkhad Abdi Struggling Financially As He Waits For New Acting Gig

Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi has been struggling to make ends meet after quitting his job at a cell phone store in Minneapolis following the 2013 release of Captain Phillips.The 28 year old had been working...

Barkhad Abdi Struggling Financially?

Barkhad Abdi is struggling financially.The 'Captain Philips' star narrowly missed out on the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday (02.03.14) but is said to have spent most of the $65,000 he...

A Week In News: Miley, Jimmy Fallon And British Brilliance At The Brits

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Controversy: Miley Cyrus has predictably upped the ante on her controversial media storm by making sure all eyes are on her during her currently touring Bangerz show. The concerts have been...

Hey Internet, Of Course Bradley Cooper Knew Who Barkhad Abdi Was

There were some pretty nasty accusations flying round on what was otherwise a cordial affair at the Baftas last night; when Emma Thompson read out Barkhad Abdi’s name for the Best Supporting Actor award, the...

The 2014 Baftas Run Like The Oscars' Older, Funnier Sister

As the British equivalent to the Oscars, last night’s BAFTAs were obviously a glamorous affair. In between bouts of Stephen Fry’s self deprecating humor (“[Oprah’s] performance in The Butler was so moving, I almost gave...

Cate Blanchett Dedicates Bafta To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Cate Blanchett dedicated her BAFTA award to Philip Seymour Hoffman.The Australian actress took the Lead Actress trophy at tonight's (16.02.14) British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) ceremony in London for her role in...

Gravity Scoops Six Baftas

'Gravity' won big at the BAFTAs tonight (16.02.14) taking home six awards. The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at...

Taxi Driver Landed Tom Hanks Movie Role After Chance News Report

Former taxi driver Barkhad Abdi was catapulted into a Hollywood movie starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks after seeing a Tv report about the auditions.Abdi, of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was working as a humble cabbie when he...

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