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Star Wars: Episode Ix Hitting Cinemas On May 2019

'Star Wars: Episode IX' is to be released in May 2019.The final installment in the new trilogy in the sci-fi saga will not hit cinemas in December like 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Star Wars:...

Lupita Nyong'o And Rihanna Want To Star In A Movie Together

Lupita Nyong'o and Rihanna want to star in a movie together.An old photograph of the '12 Years A Slave' star and the singer and part-time actress sat next to each other at a 2014 Miu...

Frank Oz Sparks Speculation Yoda Is In The Last Jedi

Frank Oz has sparked speculation Yoda is to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi'.The 72-year-old puppeteer was responsible for bringing the diminutive green alien to life in original trilogy films 'The...

Lupita Nyong'o And Danai Gurira Host Joint Coming To America Party

The stars are currently filming the forthcoming Black Panther superhero movie and they decided to take some time out of work to mark their recent birthdays with a costume bash. Lupita, who...

Star Wars: Episode Viii Title Is The Last Jedi

The title for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' has been confirmed as 'The Last Jedi'.Disney announced the name of the next instalment in the sci-fi series - originally created by George Lucas and Lucasfilm - on...

Jackie Chan Gets Honorary Oscar

Jackie Chan has received an honorary Oscar.The 'Rush Hour' actor hailed his recognition at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards a ''dream'' come true after being recognised by the Academy for the first time in his...

Lupita Nyong'o Channels Salt-n-pepa For Regina Hall Lip Sync Battle

Oscar winner Lupita donned cut off denim shorts revealing her red underwear and a white crop top to mime along to Salt-N-Pepa's Whatta Man, surrounded by hot dancers and men dressed up as...

Lupita Nyong'o Is The Star Of The Show In 'Queen Of Katwe'

It feels cruel that we haven't seen much of Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen since she won an Academy Award for her first film role in '12 Years A Slave', but it's worth the...

Red Carpet Fame Frightened Lupita Nyong'o

The actress was a relative unknown when she appeared in Steve MCQueen's 2013 slavery epic, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in her first major movie role. Lupita...

Lupita Nyong'o's Diversity Responsibility

Lupita Nyong'o feels as though she has a responsibility to promote ethnic diversity in Hollywood.The 33-year-old actress became the first Kenyan/Mexican star to win an Academy Award when she was chosen as the recipient of...

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...

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