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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...

Box Office Stung -- Except For The Green Hornet

The No. 1 film at the box office may have seen a fair amount of green over the weekend, but the rest of the pack did not. Overall revenue was down nearly 28 percent from...

Piers Morgan Grills Teary Oprah On Debut Show

PIERS MORGAN, the British journalist turned television personality, debuted his new CNN show last night (17th January 2011) and almost brought talk show legend OPRAH WINFREY to tears. The ex-Britain's Got Talent judge interviewed the...

Green Hornet Sees More Green Than Expected

After a significant improvement in ticket sales on Saturday, Sony estimated that The Green Hornet would wind up with $34 million for the three-day weekend and $40.5 million for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday....

Martin Luther King Day Gets Underway With Tribute From Obama

MARTIN LUTHER KING, the American clergyman, activist and leader of the African American civil rights movement who was assassinated in 1968, is being remembered across the United States today (17th January 2011) as the nation...

Martin Luther King Movie To Be Directed By Paul Greengrass?

Martin Luther King is to be the subject of a new movie by Paul Greengrass. The 'Green Zone' director - who was recently rumoured to be hot a possibility for the head role in the...

Jackson To Play King On Broadway?

SAMUEL L. JACKSON is in talks to hit Broadway as assassinated civil rights icon MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.The Pulp Fiction star is reportedly in New York reading for the play The Mountaintop, which chronicles the...

Travolta's Alleged Extortionist Maintains Innocence

The former Bahamas senator who stands accused of trying to extort $25 million (£17.2 million) from JOHN TRAVOLTA following the death of the star's son has quoted Civil Rights icon MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. in...

Spielberg To Fulfil Dream Of Luther King Film

STEVEN SPIELBERG is to fulfil his longtime dream to bring the life of legendary civil rights activist MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. to the big screen - he has been granted permission to make a biopic...

Amos Slams Gay Marriage Ban

TORI AMOS has blasted voters who pushed through a gay marriage ban in California - because it goes against the teachings of MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. The God hitmaker, whose father is a Methodist minister, insists...

Belafonte Removes 'Wrongly Acquired' Luther King Documents From Auction

Singer/actor HARRY BELAFONTE has withdrawn rare documents linked to MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. from an auction after the civil rights leader's estate insisted the star had "wrongly acquired" them. A trio of papers, including a...

Jackson Paints Railings Ahead Of 40th Anniversary Of King's Murder

Actor SAMUEL L. JACKSON painted the railings on the motel balcony where civil rights leader MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. was killed in 1968 on Tuesday (25Mar08). The Pulp Fiction star helped clean up the National...

Latifah, Brooks And Edmonds Join Martin Luther King Concert Line-up

Music stars QUEEN LATIFAH, GARTH BROOKS and KENNETH 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS have joined the line-up at a gig to raise money for a MARTIN LUTHER KING memorial in Washington D.C. The trio will join Stevie Wonder,...

Martin Luther King's Daughter Dead At 51

MARTIN LUTHER KING's actress daughter YOLANDA has died in Santa Monica, California. The eldest of the late civil rights leader's four children passed away yesterday (15May07), although the cause of death is still unknown. Yolanda...

Madonna Strives To Spread Spiritual Message

Pop star MADONNA hopes to inspire others by modelling herself on great leaders like GANDHI, MARTIN LUTHER KING, and JOHN LENNON. The 48-year-old angered church leaders with a controversial crucifixion scene on her CONFESSIONS tour,...

Mathew Knowles Fumes At Hollywood 'Racism'

BEYONCE KNOWLES' father MATHEW is furious the superstar was overlooked at the Golden Globe Awards, accusing the film industry of discriminating against blacks. The singer-turned-actress failed to pick up a single nomination for her role...

Tony Bennett Honoured For Black Rights Campaigning

Singing legend TONY BENNETT has been honoured by the Martin Luther King Foundation for marching with civil rights campaigner. The star risked his own life standing up next to MARTIN LUTHER KING when others were...

Hawke: 'We Need Another Martin Luther King'

Outspoken movie star ETHAN HAWKE is desperate for a new MARTIN LUTHER KING because he feels America needs another spirited leader. The BEFORE SUNSET star believes the US would be in much better shape and...

Ferrell And Reilly Join Larry King For Joke Interview

Actors WILL FERRELL and JOHN C REILLY brought a little light relief to newsman LARRY KING's CNN show on Friday (04AUG06) when they appeared as their bumbling NASCAR driving characters from new film TALLADEGA NIGHTS:...

Brando Son's Fury At Estate Sale

The eldest son of late actor MARLON BRANDO is furious about the crass manner in which his father's belongings are being prepared for sale by auction on Thursday (30JUN05). CHRISTIAN BRANDO is demanding he...

Nelly Donates Cash For Dr King Memorial

Hip-hop star NELLY has donated $50,000 (GBP26,315) to help build a memorial honouring American civil rights icon DR MARTIN LUTHER KING. The HOT IN HERRE rapper handed the cash over to the MARTIN LUTHER...

Bono Loves America

Irish rocker BONO has always enjoyed a rich love affair with America, because he finds the country a cultural inspiration. The U2 singer gets angry when he hears other musicians complaining about having to...

Banderas Slates Political Jibes

Spanish hunk ANTONIO BANDERAS is determined to educate his Spanish compatriots who lump all Americans together and believe he supports American president GEORGE W BUSH due to his choice of residence. The SHREK...

James Brown Hits Out At Authorities

Troubled soul legend JAMES BROWN has hit out at the police - branding his arrest earlier this year (04) as "an injustice". The Godfather of Soul's dishevelled mug shot was printed around the world...

Bono To Receive Humanitarian Honour

Rocker BONO is to be honoured for his humanitarian work at a prestigious ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia next year (04). The U2 frontman will be presented with the accolade at the 2004 KING CENTRE...

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