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Laurence Fishburne: 'Playing Nelson Mandela Was Life-changing'

The Oscar nominee didn't hesitate to play the iconic South African leader in Madiba but confesses he has never been so freaked out by a role. "I was completely honoured to be...

Juan Gabriel Bust Unveiled In Cancun

Local officials announced plans to celebrate Gabriel's career achievements by adding a statue to the cultural tour of Tulum Avenue earlier this year (16), and the singer had hoped to attend the big...

Drake Inspires Kids With Speech In South Africa

The star was in Johannesburg to film the music video for his hit One Dance, but he took a break from working to pay a visit to kids at the late leader's post-presidential...

Lionel Richie's Backup Career Plan

The legendary singer first made a name for himself with soul group the Commodores in the late '60s, before branching out on his own with a successful solo career.However if music hadn’t worked out for...

Eddie Izzard Completes Epic Marathon Man Challenge

The Ocean's Thirteen star set himself the mammoth challenge last month (Feb16), vowing to run more than 700 miles (1,100 kilometres) across South Africa to raise money for Britain's Sport Relief charity, in...

Trudie Styler Developing Nelson Mandela Movie

The movie, produced through Styler's Maven Pictures, will be based on Zelda la Grange's book Good Morning, Mr. Mandela, which centres on the author's friendship with the late political leader in the years...

Eddie Izzard To Run 27 Marathons In 27 Days

The funnyman will race more than 700 miles (1,100 kilometres) across South Africa, stopping at important Mandela landmarks, over the 27-day challenge in aid of Sport Relief. Izzard is set to...

Eddie Izzard's 27 For 27: New Sport Relief Marathon Challenge Honours Mandela

Everyone's been vowing to get fit this year; whether it's going for that extra run, hitting the gym more often or walking to the store instead of driving. But we're willing to bet no-one's taking...

Laurence Fishburne To Play Nelson Mandela In Miniseries

Madiba will be based on two of Mandela's books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself, and will centre on the leader's early days as he dealt with the political unrest which...

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...

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