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Russell Brand To Star In Own Documentary

Russell Brand is to the star of his own documentary 'BRAND The Film'.The comedian-and-actor granted a film company access to his work and personal life for the past five years and now the footage is...

X-rated: Nicki Minaj Forced To Apologize Over Malcolm X Cover Art

Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a photo of Malcolm X clutching a rifle and juxtaposing it with a racial slur on the cover art for her new song 'Looking Ass N*ggaz'.Nicki Minaj Has Apologized...

Nicki Minaj Apologises For Malcolm X Photo Use

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has posted an apology online after coming under fire for using an iconic image of civil rights leader Malcolm X on the artwork for her new song.The Starships hitmaker stirred controversy...

Nicki Minaj Removes Malcolm X Single Artwork After Backlash

Rapper Nicki Minaj has taken down the online artwork for her new single after her use of an iconic image of Malcolm X sparked controversy following its release on Wednesday (12Feb14).The Starships hitmaker unveiled the...

Malcolm X's Grandson Laid To Rest

The grandson of Malcolm X has been laid to rest.Malcolm Shabazz was beaten to death in Mexico in the early hours of 9 May (13) following an alleged dispute with employees at The Palace Club...

Two Arrested In Connection With Death Of Malcolm X's Grandson

Two men have been arrested in Mexico in connection with the killing of Malcolm X's grandson.Reports emerged last week (begs06May) Malcolm Shabazz had been beaten to death in Mexico City in the early hours of...

Malcom X's Grandson Dead - Report

Civil rights icon Malcolm X's grandson has been killed in Mexico, according to reports.Malcolm Shabazz, 28, was reported dead in Mexico City by U.S. authorities on Thursday (09May13), according to family friend, author Terrie M....

Malcolm X's Estate Facing Legal Trouble

Malcolm X's estate executors are facing legal action after allegedly falling behind on payments to a storage unit company.Administrators allegedly owe $2,447 (£1,529) to bosses at Manhattan Mini Storage in Inwood, New York after reportedly...

Mary J. Blige To Play Malcolm X's Wife In Tv Drama

Mary J. Blige has signed on to play civil rights hero Malcolm X's wife in a new TV drama.The R&B star, who makes her debut as a leading lady on the screen in the upcoming...

Most-watched Show Sunday? 60 Minutes

With its hour-long tribute to Mike Wallace on Sunday, CBS's 60 Minutes easily became the most-watched show of the night, averaging 10.8 million viewers. The program featured Wallace interviewing such celebrities as Johnny Carson, Ronald...

Malcolm X's Daughter Arrested

The daughter of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X has been arrested for allegedly breaching the conditions of her probation.Malikah Shabazz, 46, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, pleaded guilty to a charge of identity...

Malcolm X's Daughter Handed Probation For Identity Theft

Civil rights leader Malcolm X's daughter has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to identity theft.Malikah Shabazz was accused of defrauding the 70-year-old widow of one of her late father's bodyguards to...

Russell Simmons Hails 50 Cent's Poverty Pledge

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has applauded rap superstar 50 Cent's pledge to feed one billion African people, comparing his efforts to that of civil rights leader Malcolm X.The In Da Club hitmaker grew up in...

Spike Lee To Direct Oldboy Remake?

Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct a remake of 'Oldboy'. The 54-year-old filmmaker - famed for his movies about race relations and the role of media in modern-day life - is in talks for...

Malcolm X's Daughter Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

Civil rights leader Malcolm X's daughter has pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding the 70-year-old widow of one of her late father's bodyguards to avoid a jail term.Malikah Shabazz has been ordered to repay almost...

Airplane! And Exorcist Included In National Film Registry

'Airplane!', 'The Exorcist', and 'The Pink Panther' are among the latest movies added to the National Film Registry.The three titles were among 25 movies selected by the US Library of Congress for preservation this year,...

Films By Recently Deceased Directors Selected For Posterity

Less than two weeks after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner's Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back , produced by George Lucas, and Edwards's The Pink Panther,...

Bob Marley's Son Tell His Story

Bob Marley's son has written a book called 'Dear Dad'.Ky-Mani Marley was just five when his father died in 1981, but was locked out of the reggae star's estate and alongside his mother, Anita Belnavis,...

Malcolm X Killer Paroled

THOMAS HAGAN, the man who assassinated MALCOLM X in 1965, has been released on parole.Hagan was freed from the minimum-security Lincoln Correctional Facility in New York on Tuesday morning (27Apr10). Ironically, the jail is located...

Heather Mills: The New Gandhi

Heather Mills thinks she's the next Gandhi.The former model - the ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney - identifies with the Indian human rights campaigner, as well as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, because of...

Heather Mills: The New Ghandi

Heather Mills thinks she's the next Gandhi.The former model - the ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney - identifies with the Indian human rights campaigner, as well as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, because of...

Washington Likens Himself To Malcolm X

Sacked GREY'S ANATOMY star ISAIAH WASHINGTON has likened the media persecution of him to that suffered by race activists MALCOLM X and PAUL ROBESON. The actor was fired from the medical drama earlier this month...

Lee Refutes Terrorist Influence

Moviemaker SPIKE LEE has furiously defended his acclaimed film MALCOLM X from charges it inspired a US terrorist. John Walker Lindh, captured by American forces while fighting for the Taliban during the 2001 invasion of...

Lee Wins Top Journalism Award For Katrina Doc

Director SPIKE LEE has added a top American journalism award to his slew of filmmaking plaudits, for his anti-US government movie covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The MALCOLM X filmmaker was honoured for WHEN...

Snoop: 'The Police Hate Me Because I Keep Felons Straight'

Rapper SNOOP DOGG is convinced he has become a target for police in California because the authorities hate the fact he helps former felons go straight. The GIN + JUICE hitmaker is fighting a handful...

Lee On The Hunt For The New James Brown

Moviemaker SPIKE LEE is hunting for the perfect JAMES BROWN, so he can make a start on a planned biopic of the soul legend. Lee, who was picked to direct the film by producer BRIAN...

Director Lee And Brother In Property Dispute

SPIKE LEE's brother CHRISTOPHER is furious the director won't let him sell a piece of land he is legally entitled to so he can avoid being evicted from his home. Christopher claims he has been...

Lee Takes On Los Angeles Riots

MALCOLM X director SPIKE LEE is set to take on another hot-button political issue when he brings the drama of the 1992 Los Angeles riots to the big screen. Lee is teaming with top Hollywood...

Washington: 'Whitney Is Clean And Clear'

Oscar winner DENZEL WASHINGTON has praised his THE PREACHER'S WIFE co-star WHITNEY HOUSTON for overcoming her drug habit, hailing the singer "clean and clear". The MALCOLM X actor has kept in touch with Houston since...

Spike Lee Blasts Us History Lessons

Director SPIKE LEE is furious that US history lessons refuse to acknowledge slavery in America. MALCOLM X director LEE is angry slavery is still not being dealt with in schools and is demanding children know...

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