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Lupita Nyong'o Thinks Queen Of Katwe Is A Normal Story

Lupita jumped at a chance to work with her longtime friend, filmmaker Mira Nair, shooting Queen of Katwe in Uganda, next door to Kenya, where she grew up. Most films set in Africa, she says,...

Lupita Nyong'o Supports Family Friend's Solar Backpack Initiative

The 12 Years a Slave actress was approached by the inventor during a trip home to Kenya and jumped at the chance to support such an innovative idea. "She grew up next...

David Oyelowo: 'Queen Of Katwe Shows New Side Of Africa'

The British-Nigerian star plays chess coach Robert Katende in the Disney movie, based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, an impoverished Ugandan teenager who became a chess champion. And he says the film's...

Lupita Nyong'o Reveals Details Of Black Panther Plot

It was confirmed at Comic-Con San Diego over the weekend (23-24Jul16) that Lupita had been cast in the new Marvel movie as Nakia, joining director Ryan Coogler and actor Chadwick Boseman in the feature. Michael...

Danai Gurira Reuniting With Lupita Nyong'o For Black Panther

The 12 Years A Slave star recently starred in the Broadway production of Gurira's play Eclipsed, and now the two ladies are teaming up once more for the comic book blockbuster. The...

Michael B. Jordan To Play Black Panther Villain

Michael B. Jordan will play Erik Killmonger in 'Black Panther'. The 29-year-old actor is teaming up with his 'Creed' and 'Fruitvale Station' director Ryan Coogler for the third time to film the movie, which stars...

Lupita Nyong'o And Elle Fanning Front Tiffany & Co.'S First Star Campaign

Tiffany & Co. executives have never used celebrities in any of their advertising campaigns in its 179-year history, but that has now changed thanks to former U.S. Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who...

Jessica Lange Just One Gong Away From Egot After Tony Win

The term refers to the handful of people who have achieved the incredible by taking home an Emmy, a Grammy, and Oscar and a Tony (EGOT).Jessica, 67, landed her very first Tony on Sunday night...

Michael B. Jordan Confirms He And Lupita Nyong'o Will Star In Black Panther Movie

The actor, 29, will reteam with Michael's Creed director Ryan Coogler on the film joining Lupita Nyong'o, and Chadwick Boseman, 39, who plays the titular character. Michael and the 12 Years A...

Lupita Nyong'o 'Paused Monologue After Catching Fan Filming Her'

The Star Wars actress was apparently in mid-flow, but stopped talking, and glared at the theatregoer when she noticed she was being filmed on Saturday night (04Jun16) at the John Golden Theatre, according to a...

Rosario Dawson And Lupita Nyong'o Front I Am An Immigrant Campaign

In honour of June's Immigrant Heritage Month, organisers at non-profit Welcome.us launched an initiative on Wednesday (01Jun16) called I Am An Immigrant. The campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage individuals to explore...

Lupita Nyong'o In Negotiations For Black Panther

The Creed filmmaker is adapting the comic book for the big screen and he wants the 12 Years a Slave star to join him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Boseman was introduced...

Lupita Nyong'o Praises The Resilience Of Ugandans In New Film

The Oscar winner portrays Harriet Mutesi, the mother of real-life chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi who despite their family's impoverished circumstances becomes a world champion, in the film, and even though she shot the...

Hamilton Breaks Tony Awards Record With 16 Nominations

The production, about America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, became a record-breaker with 16 nods on Tuesday morning (03May16) when the shortlist was announced by Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James. It...

Bono Pays Tribute To Missing African Girls Onstage At Lupita Nyongo's Play

The show centres around a group of captive wives of a rebel officer in the Liberian Civil War, and 12 Years a Slave star Nyong'o portrays a semi-literate 15-year-old who becomes the fourth...

Lupita Nyong'o And Anne Hathaway Up For Drama League Awards

Among the other 47 stars hoping to take home the coveted theatre prize are Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael C. Hall, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Jeff Daniels, Phylicia Rashad, Sam Rockwell, Mark...

Lupita Nyong'o: 'I Feel Like A Woman Now'

The actress first came to fame in movie 12 Years a Slave and has gone on to have incredible success in Hollywood, most recently lending her voice to the character of Raksha in The Jungle...

Lupita Nyong'o: 'Directing Is On The Cards'

The multi-talented actress, who graduated with a master's degree in drama from Yale School of Drama, reveals she has some experience in directing and would like to explore filmic storytelling further."I would like to direct...

Lupita Nyong'o Worried About Oscars Curse

The 33-year-old received the top gong at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014 for her role in 12 Years a Slave, and while she was elated, there was a shred of fear at the back...

Lupita Nyong'o And Julianne Moore Land Power Of Women Honours

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens beauty will be applauded for her efforts with Mother Health International, while Julianne is known for her campaign work with Everytown for Gun Safety, which calls for...

Lupita Nyong'o Receives Rave Reviews For Broadway Debut

The Oscar winner took her first official bow at the John Golden Theatre in New York on Sunday (06Mar16), when she and her castmates earned a standing ovation for the play, written by...

Lupita Nyong'o Was Scared Into Eclipsed

The Academy Award-winning actress portrays the character The Girl in the new Broadway production, about a group of captive wives of a rebel officer in the Liberian Civil War.Lupita found the script, written by The...

Vanity Fair's 'Hollywood Issue' Cover Celebrates 13 Diverse Women Of Hollywood

From Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence to Viola Davis and Diane Keaton, Vanity Fair’s annual ‘Hollywood issue’ cover is a celebration of diversity. Released against the backdrop of the growing diversity debate after this year’s...

Dustin Hoffman Lends His Voice To Race Row

The race row over this year's Academy Awards continues to rage, with everyone from George Clooney to Lupita Nyong'o speaking out at the snub to black actors and filmmakers. Double Oscar-winner Dustin has now added...

Lupita Nyong'o And George Clooney Join Oscars' Diversity Debate

Lupita Nyong’o and George Clooney have become the latest stars to speak out about this year’s Oscar nominations, which have been criticised for their lack of diversity. Already director Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith have...

Patrick Dempsey Supports Estranged Wife At Marie Claire Awards

Nearly a year after the former Grey's Anatomy star and his wife of 15 years announced their split, they made their first public appearance together at the Los Angeles prizegiving, along with two...

Lupita Nyong'o Moved To Tears By Hometown Honour

The actress won an Academy Award for her performance in historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2013, and her career flourished following the victory, so she was not able to take a...

Lupita Nyong'o Unaware She Auditioned For Star Wars

The 12 Years a Slave star auditioned for the filmmaker the same week she won her Oscar in 2014, and she admits the whirlwind of the awards season left her with barely any...

J.j. Abrams: 'I Did Not Cut Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars Role'

The Oscar-winning actress plays a character called Maz Kanata in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, but further details about her role have been kept under wraps ahead of the blockbuster's...

Lupita Nyong'o Suffered Discrimination In Mexico

The Oscar winner was born in the country and spent many of her formative years there, but she struggled to fit in. "People would stop and take pictures of us just because...

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