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Derek Luke Hits Out At 'Ignorant' Critics Of His Interracial Marriage

The Empire star has been married to Hispanic actress Sophia Adella Luke since 1998, but he has repeatedly faced backlash over his love life from some members of the African-American community, who believe...

Derek Luke Lost 15 Pounds For Sexy Empire Scenes By Scrapping Christmas

Series bosses urged the star to get in shape after he developed a paunch - and that meant working out with Will Smith's trainer and eating tasteless meals while his wife and family...

Derek Luke Threatens Instagram Hacker With Legal Action

Luke became aware of the hacker when the unidentified trouble maker posed as the star and responded to Tyrese Gibson's social media remarks about his character in hit TV drama Empire. And...

Is Whitney Housten's Last Ever Movie Performance Memorable?

The late singer and movie star, Whitney Houston enjoyed a glamorous and somewhat controversial career. Her legacy, though, does not simply live on in spirit; the multi award-winning actress performed in Sparkle shortly before her...

Bobbi Kristina 'Proud' Of Whitney Houston

Bobbi Kristina Brown is ''very proud'' of Whitney Houston's final work.The 19-year-old offspring of the late superstar and Bobby Brown is thrilled by new movie 'Sparkle', which the 'I Will Always Love You' singer worked...

Jordin Sparks Feared Derek Luke's Wife On Sparkle Set

Jordin Sparks panicked when she had to kiss her Sparkle co-star Derek Luke on film because the actor's wife was onset watching the love scene unfold.The singer-turned-actress made her feature film debut in the musical...

Sparkle Trailer Features Whitney Houston's Final Performance

The trailer for Sparkle has just been released online, showing Whitney Houston's final movie performance before she passed away suddenly in February 2012. Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 movie of the same name....

Whitney Houston Refuses To Buckle Belt On Atlanta Flight

Whitney Houston became embroiled in a heated argument with staff on a recent Delta Airlines flight after refusing to buckle her seatbelt. The singer reportedly "got diva" on a crew member after being advised to...

Diddy Persuaded Luke To Take Notorious Role

Actor DEREK LUKE initially rejected his role as SEAN COMBS in new BIGGIE SMALLS biopic NOTORIOUS until he received a telephone call from the hip-hop mogul urging him to sign on to the project. Luke...

Luke Threatened By Diddy Over Biggie Biopic Portrayal

Actor DEREK LUKE was under immense pressure to portray SEAN COMBS correctly in new biopic NOTORIOUS - because the rap mogul threatened to harm him if he got it wrong. Luke was thrilled to land...

Luke Stranded In Italy After His Dog Ate His Passport

Actor DEREK LUKE was left stranded on the Italian set of SPIKE LEE's new war movie MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA after his pet dog ate his passport. Luke, who was cast when Wesley Snipes' tax...

Pena Bonds With Co-star Luke Over Prayer

WORLD TRADE CENTER actor MICHAEL PENA bonded with LIONS FOR LAMBS co-star DEREK LUKE by praying with him before every scene. Pena readily admits he's not "big on religion" but he happily took a moment...

Luke Replaces Troubled Snipes

DEREK LUKE has replaced WESLEY SNIPES in director SPIKE LEE's new World War Two movie. The Antwone Fisher star will head off to Italy to star in Miracle At St. Anna, in which he'll play...

Spielberg, Cruz And King Party With The Cruises

STEVEN SPIELBERG, PENELOPE CRUZ, LARRY KING and JENNIFER LOPEZ were amongst a host of stars who gathered to celebrate the marriage of TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES on Saturday night (09DEC06). Cruise's producing partner PAULA...

Luke + Robbins Mixed About Working With Torturer Botha

CATCH A FIRE co-stars TIM ROBBINS and DEREK LUKE had mixed emotions about working with former South African Security Branch head HENTIE BOTHA - Robbins admired his efforts to redeem himself, while Luke wanted to...

Luke Made Christmas Sparkle For South African Orphans

DEREK LUKE played Santa Claus to an orphanage in a tiny South African town last year (05) when he delivered the first Christmas tree locals had ever seen. The tree gift was a thank you...

Luke Left Scarred By South African Movie

DEREK LUKE was left so scarred after playing real-life anti-apartheid activist PATRICK CHAMUSSO in new drama CATCH A FIRE he couldn't work for nine months after the film wrapped. The actor spent months researching his...

Antwone Fisher Star To Be A Dad

ANTWONE FISHER star DEREK LUKE is set to be a dad - his actress wife SOPHIA LUKE is pregnant with their first child The actor, 32, and Luke, are expecting a baby in early...

World Trade Center Wins First Film Honour Of The Season

OLIVER STONE's gripping 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER was named Best Film in the first major awards show of the 2006/2007 season, beating out PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST at the Hollywood Awards...

Actor Luke's Research Leads To Mandela Prison Cell

Hollywood actor DEREK LUKE was left shocked during a research visit to a South African prison for new movie CATCH A FIRE, when he spent time in the cell where former South African leader NELSON...

Lohan Honoured By Hollywood Film Festival

LINDSAY LOHAN seems to have patched up her strained relations with the movie industry - she's been named as one of this year's (06) Hollywood Film Festival honourees. The MEAN GIRLS came under fire from...

Jam Master Jay Biopic Planned

Slain rap star JAM MASTER JAY is to be honoured with a new movie about his life. The RUN-DMC star's protege FREDRO STARR is looking to cast top black names like QUEEN LATIFAH, DEREK...

Onyx Star Producing Movie On Jam Master Jay

ONYX rapper FREDRO STARR is set to produce a movie based on the life story of his mentor and late RUN-DMC DJ JAM MASTER JAY. The script is being written with a cousin of...

Holmes Fear Of Parents Seeing Orgasm

KATIE HOLMES lived in fear after filming PIECES OF APRIL - because she was terrified about her parents' reaction to seeing her simulate an orgasm on the big screen. The 25-year-old actress - best...

Luke Leaves Wife Sobbing At Spirit Awards

Hollywood newcomer DEREK LUKE delivered the most thrilling acceptance speech at the INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS yesterday (22MAR03) - when he handed his Best Actor honour to his wife. Luke dragged his wife of four...

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