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Dylan Baker To Play J. Edgar Hoover In Selma

18th June 2014 -

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Actor Dylan Baker has been tapped to play former U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation director J. Edgar Hoover in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma.The Spider-Man 2 star will portray the government official who...

Giovanni Ribisi joins Martin Luther King biopic, Selma

13th June 2014 -

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Giovanni Ribisi will play a presidential advisor in the Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma'. The 39-year-old actor has been cast as Lee C. White, an adviser to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom...

Oprah Winfrey Joins The Cast Of Her Selma Film

12th June 2014 -

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Tv titan Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of her Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma.Winfrey is producing the film alongside Brad Pitt and now she is set to portray civil rights protester Annie Lee...

Tim Roth cast in MLK biopic Selma

4th June 2014 -

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Tim Roth will star in Martin Luther King drama 'Selma'.The 53-year-old actor is set to play the Alabama governor George Wallace, ''who favoured segregation and whose bullying tactics galvanised Martin Luther King Jr and the...

Tim Roth To Play Controversial Politician In Selma

4th June 2014 -

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Actor Tim Roth has been cast as controversial U.S. governor George Wallace in the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma.The star will play the Alabama politician who famously favoured segregation and whose policies ultimately...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Joins Selma Historical Drama

3rd June 2014 -

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Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has joined the cast of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic film Selma.The Jerry Maguire star will play American civil rights lawyer and activist Fred Gray in the movie, which will...

Oprah Winfrey put $2billion limit on basketball team bid

31st May 2014 -

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Oprah Winfrey placed a $2billion limit on her bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. The media mogul has revealed her disappointment at missing out on the chance to own the basketball team after her...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter Up For Auction

29th May 2014 -

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A letter penned by Martin Luther King, Jr. 54 years ago is to go up for auction on Thursday (29May14).The activist wrote the note to a "dear friend" in 1960, eight years before his assassination,...

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

14th April 2014 -

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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...

Carmen Ojogo In Talks To Play Coretta Scott King In New Historical Drama

8th April 2014 -

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Actress Carmen Ojogo is in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr.'s wife in new civil rights drama Selma.The actress is the frontrunner to star opposite David Oyelowo, who will portray King in the film,...

Tom Wilkinson In Talks To Play President Johnson In Civil Rights Film

28th March 2014 -

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British actor Tom Wilkinson is in talks to play U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson in a new civil rights drama, which will feature David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.Selma, which will be produced by...

Martin Luther King, Jr's Letter To Rosa Parks Up For Auction

25th March 2014 -

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A 54-year-old letter Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote to civil rights heroine Rosa Parks is up for auction.The note King wrote in April, 1960 went on sale on Tuesday (25Mar14) on website MomentsInTime.com for $125,000...

Oprah Winfrey has signed on to produce Selma

26th February 2014 -

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Oprah Winfrey has signed on to produce 'Selma'. The 60-year-old star will work on the forthcoming drama based on civil rights activist Martin Luther King and his 1965 landmark voting rights campaign, which was regarded...

Martin Luther King, Jr.'S Daughter Aims To Stop Sale Of His Nobel Peace Prize

24th February 2014 -

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter is urging her brothers not to sell the civil rights icon's "sacred" possessions following a court ruling earlier this month (Feb14).Bernice King was ordered to hand over her father's treasured...

Oprah Winfrey is glad she isn't a mother

12th December 2013 -

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Oprah Winfrey is glad she never had any more children.The chat show queen, who gave birth to a baby boy prematurely when she was 14, after years of being sexually abused, but he tragically died...

R. Kelly: Chris Brown is strong

6th December 2013 -

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R. Kelly thinks Chris Brown is a ''strong individual'' and has likened him to Martin Luther King. The 'Black Panties' singer said he can empathise with the R&B star, who is currently undergoing a court...

Paris Hilton Blames Hoaxer For Nelson Mandela Tweet

6th December 2013 -

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Paris Hilton has blamed an Internet hoaxer for faking a message from her Twitter account suggesting she had confused Nelson Mandela with Martin Luther King, Jr.Online bloggers were sent into a spin on Thursday night...

Paris Hilton hits back at Nelson Mandela Twitter hoax

6th December 2013 -

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Paris Hilton hit out at a hoaxer who created a tweet pretending she had got the late Nelson Mandela confused with Martin Luther King. The 32-year-old star slammed the ''stupid fake tweet'', which was disguised...

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

16th October 2013 -

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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...

Jamie Foxx In Talks For Martin Luther King, Jr. Biopic

11th October 2013 -

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Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has been tipped to tackle the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new Oliver Stone biopic.The Ray star is reportedly in talks to take the lead...

The Things They Say: 3840198

28th August 2013 -

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"If I were to take a picture of this crowd right now, people would see some of your faces and the movements that are starting today. This is your moment to join those silent heroes...

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

28th August 2013 -

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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...

Fascinating Fact: 3840017

28th August 2013 -

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Leann Rimes performed Amazing Grace in the rain as part of the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's iconic civil rights speech in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (28Aug13). The country star sang...

Tony Bennett To Perform At Martin Luther King, Jr. Anniversary

23rd August 2013 -

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Crooner Tony Bennett will perform in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (24Aug13) to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical march on the U.S. capital.King, Jr. led thousands of civil rights supporters on...

Forest Whitaker Unsure About Tackling Role Of Martin Luther King For New Film

14th August 2013 -

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Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has distanced himself from reports suggesting he is set to portray civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new biopic.The Last King of Scotland star had been in talks...

Forest Whitaker in talks to play Martin Luther King

31st May 2013 -

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Forest Whitaker is in talks to play Martin Luther King.The Oscar-winning 'Last King of Scotland' actor is being lined up to play the famous American activist in director Paul Greengrass' biopic 'Memphis', according to TheWrap.com.The...

Forest Whitaker Tipped For Martin Luther King, Jr. Role

31st May 2013 -

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Forest Whitaker has been tipped to play civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new movie.The Oscar-winning actor is said to be in talks to tackle the lead role in Memphis, a new...

Jim Carrey Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. On Death Anniversary

5th April 2013 -

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Jim Carrey has paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death, hailing him as the "bravest of the brave".Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot on 4...

John Legend Returns To Alma Mater For Social Justice Speech

17th January 2013 -

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R&B star John Legend returned to his alma mater in Pennsylvania on Wednesday (16Jan13) to deliver a speech in honour of Martin Luther King, Jr.The Ordinary People hitmaker, 34, studied English with an emphasis on...

David Copperfield Buys Lost Martin Luther King, Jr. Interview

6th September 2012 -

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Illusionist David Copperfield has snatched up a lost interview with slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR. and donated it to historians in Memphis, Tennessee.Stephon Tull was rummaging though a collection of old boxes...

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