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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Angela Bassett To Play Coretta Scott King

Actress Angela Bassett is set to play civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR.'s wife in an upcoming film.The Green Lantern star will portray Coretta Scott King in Lifetime TV movie Betty and Coretta, which...

Hugh Jackman Working On Martin Luther King Movie

Hugh Jackman and Lee Daniels are working on a movie about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.The pair previously tried to pull together funding for civil rights movie 'Selma' two years ago, but following...

Ne-yo Turned Down Martin Luther King, Jr. Role

R&B star Ne-YO turned down the opportunity to play Martin Luther King, JR. in a new movie after film bosses asked him to gain 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) for the role.The singer/actor, who has previously...

Contraband Debuts At No. 1 On Dvd Sales Chart

The Mark Wahlberg crime drama Contraband , which opened far better than expected over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in January, became the No. 1 film on the home video sales charts this...

Tyga's Album Recalled Over Unauthorised King Sample

Rapper Tyga's upcoming album has been recalled from American retailers due to an unapproved sample of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR., according to a report.Tyga's new project, Careless World: Rise of the Last...

Contraband Launders $28.5 Million

Final box-office figures came in slightly below studio estimates for the 3-day and 4-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Nevertheless, Universal's Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg, performed far better than pundits had forecast, earning $24.3...

Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Visit Luther King Memorial

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon took time out of their visit to Washington, D.C. for the Bet Honours over the weekend (14-15Jan12) to visit the Martin Luther King, JR. Memorial ahead of the U.S. holiday...

Contraband A License To Print Money

Universal's Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, smuggled $24.5 million into the U.S. box office over the weekend and is expected to increase that amount to around $29 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday....

Will Beauty And The Beast Return At #1?

There's a strong possibility that the belle of the box-office ball over the Martin Luther King holiday will be Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast -- all decked out in digital 3D stateliness. The 3D...

King, Jr. Told 'Racial Jokes', Says Baez

Legendary civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King, JR. loved telling "racial jokes" about himself and members of his entourage, according to folk singer Joan Baez.The veteran musician is a keen human rights activist and spent...

Ricky Gervais Insists New Series Isn't Offensive

Ricky Gervais has defended his new comedy series against accusations it is offensive to little people.His upcoming sitcom 'Life's Too Short' stars diminutive actor Warwick Davis as a fictionalised version of himself and Ricky said...

Angela Bassett Outshines Jackson On The Mountaintop

Angela Bassett has received glowing reviews for her role in Broadway play The Mountaintop, outshining Samuel L. Jackson's portrayal of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, JR. in the new drama.The stageshow is playwright Katori...

Tony Bennett 'Sobbed' Over Amy's Death

Tony Bennett "sobbed" when he discovered Amy Winehouse had died.The 85-year-old legendary crooner recorded the song 'Body and Soul' with the musician - who tragically died in July aged just 27 - for his 'Duets...

Networks Blowing In The Wind

President Obama today (Friday) urged Americans to take the threat of Hurricane Irene "seriously." Certainly the broadcast networks and the cable news networks are, as well as stations on the East Coast in cities that...

Wonder To Donate $10,000 A Year So Blind People Can Feel King's Face

Stevie Wonder has created a foundation for blind visitors to fully experience the majesty of DR. Martin Luther King, JR.'s new memorial in Washington, D.C.King's face and torso have been carved in stone and the...

Franklin Proud And Honoured To Pay Homage To King, Jr.

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin feels honoured to have been chosen to perform at an upcoming ceremony in memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR..The iconic activist will be remembered on 28 August (11)...

Keisha Buchanan Empowered By Lauryn

Keisha Buchanan felt "empowered" by Lauryn Hill's music as a child.The 26-year-old singer - who was replaced in the Sugababes by Jade Ewen in 2009 following a spat with fellow member Amelle Berrabah - loves...

Michael Jackson's Lawyers Battle To Save Art

Michael Jackson's lawyers are battling to save his $900 million secret art collection.The late 'Thriller' star's "rare intact major collection" has just been discovered, but rather than securing the financial future of his three children...

Jackson Confirmed To Play Martin Luther King On Broadway

Samuel L. Jackson has officially signed up to make his Broadway debut playing civil rights icon Martin Luther King, JR. in a new play.The Pulp Fiction actor will take to the New York stage later...

Greengrass Searching For New Investor For King Biopic

Director Paul Greengrass has been dealt a blow as he battles to bring his Martin Luther King, JR. biopic to the big screen after Universal studio bosses pulled out of the project.The Bourne Supremacy filmmaker...

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