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Nelson Mandela's Grandson Accused Of Rape

Mbuso Mandela, 24, is behind bars in Johannesburg after appearing in court on Monday (17Aug15), and will remain in custody until another hearing on Friday (21Aug15). A spokesman for the victim's family...

Autograph Collector Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is a ''big believer'' in getting autographs.Despite his own global fame, the 'Easy' hitmaker can't resist getting a lasting reminder of his encounters with other famous faces.He said: ''I bought a guitar just...

Kendrick Lamar Beat Depression With Nelson Mandela Trip

The rapper battled mental health issues after first shooting to fame, and even detailed a meltdown on tour in a song called These Walls, which appears on his acclaimed album To Pimp a...

Martin Sheen To Appear At We Day UK

Martin Sheen is to be one of the speakers at this year's We Day UK.The 'Apocalypse Now' star will address 12,000 students and teachers in London next month as part of a youth empowerment event...

Madonna To Perform At Brits

Madonna is being lined up to perform at the BRIT Awards.The 'Unapologetic Bitch' singer is believed to be in discussions with producers to perform at the ceremony next month - 20 years after her last...

Why Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Pictures (Probably) Were Not A Pr Blunder

Let’s talk about the Madonna thing. Not because Madonna still has any cultural relevance per se , but because a little bit of media buzz may or may not have been the only thing her...

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...

Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]

Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with...

Idris Elba Recruits Mumford & Sons For Mandela Album, Eyes Christmas Charts

Actor-turned-musician Idris Elba has recruited Mumford & Sons and James Blake to work on an album dedicated to the memory of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.The Wire star began working on the project shortly...

Nelson Mandela's Ex-wife Contesting Will

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is contesting the will of the late anti-apartheid hero in a bid to claim the country estate where he is buried.Relatives of the South African political icon have been bickering...

Leonardo Dicaprio To Receive Overdue Nelson Mandela Gift

LEONARDO DiCaprio is set to receive a long overdue personal gift from Nelson Mandela thanks to a generous memorabilia dealer.The late anti-apartheid hero posed for a photo with the actor when DiCaprio was in South...

Leonardo Dicaprio Challenged To Buy Nelson Mandela Photo

A leading U.S. memorabilia dealer has challenged LEONARDO DiCaprio to bid for a photograph of himself with Nelson Mandela amid reports the actor is considering legal action to seize the image.Moments in Time boss Gary...

Singer Alexandra Burke Distances Herself From Mandela Day Concert

British pop star Alexandra Burke has warned fans she will not be performing at a tribute concert for late South African President Nelson Mandela in London on Friday (18Jul14), blaming promoters for lying about her...

'Mandela's' Lack Of Awards Down To '12 Years' Guilt Hoover, Suggests Screenwriter

‘12 Years a Slave’ was, rightfully, the recipient of huge praise and numerous awards. The remarkable story of Solomon Northrup - portrayed by Chiwitel Ejiofor - was masterfully directed by Steve McQueen. But that success,...

New Nelson Mandela Opera Closes Due To Lack Of Funds

A new South African opera based on the life of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela has closed just four days after its launch.Madiba: The African Opera premiered at the State Theatre in Pretoria last...

Nelson Mandela Remembered At U.k. Memorial Service

British royal Prince Harry, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and actor Richard E. Grant were among those who turned out to remember Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in London on Monday (03Mar14).The civil rights...

Nelson Mandela's Alleged Love Children Come Forward

The families of two women claiming to be Nelson Mandela's secret daughters have contacted the executors of his estate in a bid to win legal acknowledgement of their parentage.The team looking after Mandela's estate following...

Idris Elba Shrugs Off Golden Globes Loss

Idris Elba insists he doesn't mind missing out on a Golden Globe. The 41-year-old actor was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture prize for his portrayal of the late...

U2 Wins Golden Globe Award For Mandela Track

U2 won the award for the Best Original Song at the Golden Globes last night (12.01.14) in California.The 'Elevation' rockers were honoured with the prize for their track 'Ordinary Love', which was recorded with Danger...

U2 Win Golden Globe For Best Song

U2 took home their second Golden Globe award on Sunday (12Jan14) for their song Ordinary Love from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.The Irish rockers saw off competition from Coldplay, Justin Timberlake and Idina...

Nelson Mandela's Daughters Insisted Film Premiere Should Go On After Father's Death

Nelson Mandela's daughters insisted the royal premiere of their father's biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom should continue after learning the human rights icon had died.Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge were...

Naomie Harris: Winne Mandela Was Hardest Role Of My Career

Naomie Harris admits playing Winnie Mandela was ''the hardest role'' she's ever played in her career.The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actress struggled to portray the former wife of the late Nelson Mandela - who...

Idris Elba Spent Hours In Make-up For Mandela Role

Idris Elba spent hours in make-up every day for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 41-year-old actor - who plays the late South African president Nelson Mandela in the biopic about his life - spent...

Idris Elba Wanted To Show 'Real' Mandela

Idris Elba wanted to portray Nelson Mandela as a ''real'' person.The British actor was conscious of emphasising the human side of the late anti-apartheid campaigner in new biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', by showing...

Idris Elba Feels 'In-between Places'

Idris Elba can't find a home to settle down in.The 41-year-old star - who is expecting a baby with his make-up artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth - came back to England from Los Angeles before his...

Morgan Freeman To Recite Mandela Speeches At Tribute Concert

Actor Morgan Freeman and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a tribute concert in New York next month (Feb14).The Hollywood veteran, who portrayed the ex-South African leader in...

Oprah Winfrey Lands Nelson Mandela Biopic Tv Premiere

Oprah Winfrey's Own network has landed the Tv premiere of new Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, will hit the small screen in 2017. Own...

Oprah Winfrey To Finally Wed?

Oprah Winfrey's fiancé is preparing for them to finally marry, more than 20 years after they got engaged.The talk show legend originally agreed to Stedman Graham's proposal in 1992 after six years of dating and...

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