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Bb King Was A 'Guitar Genius'

Bono thinks B.B. King was a ''guitar genius''.The 55-year-old U2 star has paid a glowing tribute to the late blues singer-songwriter, who passed away earlier this month, and also revealed B.B. and his band-mate The...

David Oyelowo Says Selma Has Been A 'Cinematic Journey'

David Oyelowo has been on a ''cinematic journey'' that led him to the role of Martin Luther King in 'Selma'.The 38-year-old actor first read the script for the film about the civil rights movement in...

Selma Cast To March In Alabama To Mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Selma stars David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey and Common are set to retrace Martin Luther King, Jr.'s steps on Sunday (18Jan15) by marching in Alabama to mark the civil rights icon's birthday.The revered activist led the...

John Legend Celebrating Selma Oscars Nod On Martin Luther King, Jr.'S Birthday

John Legend was overjoyed with his Oscar nomination for Selma song Glory as it came on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.The singer's track with Common, which features in the acclaimed movie about America's civil rights...

David Oyelowo Felt Pressure To Keep Up American Accent As Martin Luther King, Jr.

Actor David Oyelowo felt obligated to keep up his American accent in between takes on Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, because he feared locals in the civil rights icon's native Atlanta, Georgia would not...

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"I was at my table, I saw Meryl Streep across a crowded room, thinking, 'Oh my goodness, the greatest actress' - in my opinion - 'who has ever lived' and she beckoned me over. She...

Oprah Winfrey Reflects On Her 'Selma' Character Annie Lee Cooper

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s story of his 1965 march through Alabama is told in all its harrowing detail in Ava DuVernay's forthcoming biopic 'Selma', a movie in which Oprah Winfrey spent no time at...

Madonna Sparks Outrage With Defaced Images

Madonna has been criticised for defacing images of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela.The 56-year-old singer has posted several doctored images of civil rights icons to mimic the cover of her recently released mini-album,...

Madonna Apologises For Controversial Civil Rights Photos

Madonna has apologised for posting online photos of civil rights campaigners Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela showing them apparently bound with black wire.In a bid to promote her upcoming release Rebel Heart the...

Madonna Upsets Fans And Critics With Photos Of Icons Bound

Madonna has sparked a storm of controversy online by promoting her upcoming album Rebel Heart with iconic images of the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela bound with black wire.After posting the...

David Oyelowo Underwent Physical Transformation To Master King Portrayal

Actor David Oyelowo worked with a dialect coach and underwent a physical change to portray late U.S. civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in acclaimed new movie Selma.The Lee Daniels' The Butler star...

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"We're in Toronto, it's snowing outside, I'm with one of my best friends in the whole world, David Oyelowo. We're very, very thrilled that the film was recognised, what a morning!" Selma director Ava Duvernay...

Lenny Kravitz Wants Women To Run World

Lenny Kravitz thinks women should run the world.The 50-year-old singer likes ladies in positions of power, and thinks they should be rulers instead of men because they are ''so much more sensible.''He said: ''I personally...

Selma Leads African-american Film Critics Association Awards

Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma leads this year's African-American Film Critics Association awards with Best Film, Director and Lead Actor wins on Monday (08Dec14).The drama about the civil rights leader has beaten out The...

Dylan Baker To Play J. Edgar Hoover In Selma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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Lil Wayne Caught On Camera Confronting Referee At Charity Basketball Match

Lil Wayne was reportedly ejected from a charity basketball game in St. Louis on Sunday...

Hear Eric Clapton On Previously Unreleased Alternate Take Of The Rolling Stones' 'Brown Sugar'

The Clapton version will be included in band’s upcoming reissue of their ‘Sticky Fingers’ album.

The Internet - Special Affair Audio

LA soul collective The Internet unveil a new single entitled 'Special Affair'.

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'Lost' Star Wars Movie 'Black Angel' To Get Full-Length Remake

The long-long Star Wars movie, Black Angel, is to get a full-length remake with the help...

The 1975 Trick Fans Into Thinking They Might Be Finished, Then Announce Second Album And UK Tour

The band had fans worried they’d split earlier this week, when they abruptly left social media.

Shonda Rhimes Will Publish First Book 'Year Of Yes' This November

The ‘Year of Yes’ has so far been described as ‘surprising, hilarious, poignant, and accessible’.

Cameron Crowe Apologises For Casting Emma Stone As Part-Asian Character In 'Aloha'

The film has been savaged by critics, as well as coming under fire for its lack of racial diversity.

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