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Rosario Dawson And Harry Belafonte Honoured At New York Amfar Gala

Actress Rosario Dawson, musician Harry Belafonte and fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier have been honoured at the annual amfAr gala in New York City for their continued work in the fight against Aids.Award presenters Chris Rock,...

Steve Mcqueen Teaming With Harry Belafonte On Paul Robeson Biopic

Filmmaker Steve Mcqueen is teaming up with Harry Belafonte to produce a biopic about singer/actor Paul Robeson.The 12 Years a Slave director has dreamed of honouring the American Civil Rights activist with a big screen...

Harry Belafonte Honorary Tugs At Our Heart Strings During Honorary Oscars Speech

Harry Belafonte, an icon of classic Hollywood, received an honorary Oscar at a special ceremony this Saturday night. Belafonte received his award at the Governor’s Awards in Los Angeles, alongside the likes of Irish actress...

Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Academy Award

Singer/actor Harry Belafonte received an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (08Nov14).The Carmen Jones star was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by Susan Sarandon in recognition of his...

Steve Mcqueen, Harry Belafonte And Oprah Winfrey Honoured At Harvard University

Director Steve Mcqueen, veteran musician Harry Belafonte and Tv titan Oprah Winfrey were among those honoured at Harvard University for their contributions to African-American culture.Belafonte, Winfrey and 12 Years A Slave director MCQueen were feted...

Alicia Keys And Harry Belafonte Honour Ruby Dee At New York Memorial

Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte and actress Tyne Daly were among the celebrities who helped to celebrate the life of late screen icon Ruby Dee at a special memorial service on Saturday (20Sep14).Guests gathered at the...

Harry Belafonte And Maureen O'hara To Be Feted With Honorary Academy Award

Singer/actor Harry Belafonte and actress Maureen O'hara are set to be honoured at the Governors Awards later this year (14).The Carmen Jones star will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is given to "an...

Harry Belafonte Settles Legal Dispute With Martin Luther King, Jr.'S Kids

Veteran musician Harry Belafonte has reached a legal settlement with the estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. over the ownership of three historical documents relating to the late civil rights leader.The singer filed suit against...

Harry Belafonte To Be Honoured By Boston Music School

Veteran crooner Harry Belafonte is to receive an honorary doctorate from a music school in Boston, Massachusetts.The singer will be feted by members of the Berklee College of Music on Thursday (06Mar14) when he will...

Esperanza Spalding Joins Forces With Stevie Wonder To Call For Guantanamo Bay Closure

Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding has recruited Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte and Janelle Monae for her provocative new music video, in which she calls on U.S. government officials to shut down infamous detention camp Guantanamo Bay.The...

Harry Belafonte Suing Mlk's Family Over Rights To Unpublished King Speeches

Harry Belafonte is suing Martin Luther King’s estate for the rights to sell a number of unpublished speeches and letters by the late Dr King for charity. The film and music star claims he obtained...

Harry Belafonte Tries To Sell Martin Luther King's Speeches. Chaos Ensues.

The singer and social activist Harry Belafonte has sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr over the ownership of documents that Belafonte says were given to him by the late civil rights later and...

Harry Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King, Jr.'S Estate

Harry Belafonte is suing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s estate after officials blocked the sale of three historic documents.The singer filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (15Oct13) against the late Civil Rights Activist's three children, Dexter, Bernice...

Harry Belafonte To Sue Martin Luther King Jr. Estate

Harry Belafonte was a good friend to the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr. during his lifetime and has, over the years, developed a rather large collection of MLK memorabilia. Three particular documents have gone...

Jamie Foxx Pays Tribute To Belafonte & Gordy During Stirring Washington Speech

Jamie Foxx paid tribute to singer Harry Belafonte and Motown boss Berry Gordy during an emotional speech to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's iconic 'I have a dream' civil rights address in...

Oprah Winfrey Defends Jay Z Against Harry Belafonte's Criticisms

Oprah Winfrey has spoken out in support of Jay Z after singer/actor Harry Belafonte criticised the rap mogul for allegedly turned his back on his social responsibility.Last year (12), the musician and civil rights activist...

Carole King & Usher Join Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony Line-up

Carole King, Usher and Harry Belafonte have joined the line up to honour the class of 2013 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month (18Apr13).Legendary singer/songwriter King will perform in...

Pictures: Katy Perry And Selena Gomez Catch Up At Unicef Snowflake Ball

Katy Perry and Allison Williams lit up the UNICEF Snowflake BallKaty Perry, Selena Gomez and Uma Thurman were just some of the stars who attended the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, with Gomez in particular looking keen...

Harry Belafonte Facing Legal Action From Half-brother Over Book

Harry Belafonte is facing a courtroom showdown with his half-brother in a dispute over the veteran singer's 2011 autobiography.The Banana Boat Song star released My Song: A Memoir last year (11) and his half-sibling, Raymond...

Adam Mckay To Direct Uptown Saturday Night Remake?

Adam McKay is in talks to direct the remake of comedy 'Uptown Saturday Night'. The 'Anchorman' director is expected to start work on the project after completing the sequel to the Will Ferrell comedy, which...

Harry Belafonte Denies Falling Asleep Live On Television

Harry Belafonte has denied falling asleep during an early morning television interview with Kbak in Bakersfield, California. The clip, which has since gone viral, sees anchor Leyla Santiago fail in her attempts to get Mr...

Marlon Brando Inspired Harry Belafonte To Document Charity Efforts

Singer/actor Harry Belafonte was inspired to document his charity work for TV after seeing how much of his old pal Marlon Brando's philanthropic efforts went unnoticed by the general public.The calypso star-turned-social activist agreed to...

Belafonte Removes 'Wrongly Acquired' Luther King Documents From Auction

Singer/actor HARRY BELAFONTE has withdrawn rare documents linked to MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. from an auction after the civil rights leader's estate insisted the star had "wrongly acquired" them. A trio of papers, including a...

Penn And Glover Push For End To Cuban Ban

SEAN PENN, DANNY GLOVER and HARRY BELAFONTE have added their signatures to a campaign to end a ban on exchange between American and Cuban artists. Hundreds of campaigners, also including authors Alice Walker and Cristina...

Belafonte Praised For Civil Rights' Work

Calypso singer HARRY BELAFONTE was awarded the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews' International Diversity Award at a gala dinner on Thursday (22Nov07). The 80-year-old - who was a personal friend of Martin Luther King...

Amy And Joss Lend An Ear

AMY WINEHOUSE and JOSS STONE have taken time out from their headline-grabbing music careers to help launch a new campaign aiming to raising awareness of hearing loss.The two singers are amongst a host of high-profile...

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Lohan Skips Funeral Service For Altman

LINDSAY LOHAN was a no-show at director ROBERT ALTMAN's memorial service on Tuesday (20FEB07) in New York City - but instead was seen partying in Los Angeles with JACKASS star STEVE-O. Lohan became close to...

Stone Starstruck On Bobby Set

SHARON STONE spent most days on the set of new movie BOBBY stunned and speechless because she couldn't believe she was rubbing shoulders with such big stars. The actress, who plays a stylist in the...

Belafonte Mentors Cannon

Singer/actor NICK CANNON was thrilled when legendary star HARRY BELAFONTE took him under his wing while shooting the film BOBBY. The 26-year-old is trying to emulate Belafonte's success and is releasing a new album next...

Tony Bennett Honoured For Black Rights Campaigning

Singing legend TONY BENNETT has been honoured by the Martin Luther King Foundation for marching with civil rights campaigner. The star risked his own life standing up next to MARTIN LUTHER KING when others were...

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