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Zwick's Diamond Row With Russell Simmons

BLOOD DIAMOND director ED ZWICK has accused rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS of being a PR spokesperson for the diamond industry in Africa. Zwick's new film explores how diamond money is used to finance conflict in...

Freeman Wants To Be Mandela

MORGAN FREEMAN has been getting tips from former South African President NELSON MANDELA, before he plays him in a big screen biopic. Freeman has become friends with Mandela and has made regular visits to his...

Apartheid Leader Botha Dies

Former South African President and apartheid stalwart PW BOTHA died in his sleep yesterday (31OCT06). He was 90. The retired politician passed away at his home in the Western Cape. During his term in office...

Nobel Writer Nadine Gordimer Attacked And Robbed

Nobel Prize-winning writer NADINE GORDIMER was attacked and locked in a storeroom on Thursday (26OCT06), while thieves burgled her Johannesburg, South Africa home. THE CONSERVATIONIST author, who counts NELSON MANDELA as a close friend,...

Luke Left Scarred By South African Movie

DEREK LUKE was left so scarred after playing real-life anti-apartheid activist PATRICK CHAMUSSO in new drama CATCH A FIRE he couldn't work for nine months after the film wrapped. The actor spent months researching his...

South African Singer Mathosa Dies In Car Crash

Acclaimed South African singer LEBO MATHOSA died in the early hours of this morning (23OCT06) in a car crash. She was 29. The driver of the vehicle Mathosa was travelling in lost control and the...

Jamelia Regrets Not Meeting Mandela

British singer JAMELIA turned down the chance to meet former South African President NELSON MANDELA because she was too "overwhelmed". The R+B star now regrets bailing out on the opportunity to speak to the legendary...

Actor Luke's Research Leads To Mandela Prison Cell

Hollywood actor DEREK LUKE was left shocked during a research visit to a South African prison for new movie CATCH A FIRE, when he spent time in the cell where former South African leader NELSON...

Stewart Thrilled To Work With Mandela

British musician DAVE STEWART felt a unique sense of pride after working with former South African president NELSON MANDELA, because he had helped turn the activist's negative experiences into something positive. The former EURYTHMICS star...

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...

Shakur's Mother Scraps 10th Anniversary Memorial In Soweto

LATEST: The mother of slain rapper TUPAC SHAKUR has scrapped plans to mark the 10th anniversary of her son's death in South Africa due to "personal reasons." Former Black Panther activist AFENI SHAKUR was planning...

Shakur's Ashes To Be Scattered In Soweto

TUPAC SHAKUR's mother AFENI is planning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her son's death by scattering his ashes in South Africa. The former Black Panther activist will travel to Soweto next month (SEP06), where...

Razorlight Offered Mandela's Musical Services

Former South African president NELSON MANDELA nurtures a secret ambition to be a rocker, and offered his services to British band RAZORLIGHT. The GOLDEN TOUCH hitmakers invited the 88-year-old statesman to join the group on...

Bidding For Jackson's Jacket Hits $1,000

LATEST: Fans of SAMUEL L JACKSON can pick up a rare item from the movie star's wardrobe - bidding on his signed SHAFT jacket has reached $1,000 (GBP555) with a day of online sales remaining....

Winfrey Plans New Year's Eve Party In South Africa

Media mogul OPRAH WINFREY is set to give South Africa a huge financial and tourism boost at the beginning of 2007 by planning an exclusive New Year's Eve party there. According to Winfrey insiders, the...

Belafonte Dedicates Award To His Black Heroes

HARRY BELAFONTE dedicated the Black Entertainment (BET) Humanitarian Award he picked up on Monday (27JUN06) night to MALCOLM X and NELSON MANDELA. The 79-year-old was honoured for his work as an entertainer and activist at...

Geldof's Phone Power

Campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF's power and influence is so great, he can speak to most of the world's leaders at the touch of a button. The former BOOMTOWN RATS frontman admits he finds it...

Kruger Fills Out For Mandela Movie

German beauty DIANE KRUGER is ditching her stunning looks for her new role as the ageing wife of NELSON MANDELA's racist prison guard. The actress, who shot to fame as HELEN OF TROY - reputedly...

Black Eyed Peas Meet Convict They Helped Reform

THE BLACK EYED PEAS made a dream come true for an ex-convict during their trip to South Africa over the weekend (ends28MAY06) by agreeing to meet the man who claims the group's music reformed him....

Angelina Jolie Asks Prince Charles For Help

Crusading actress ANGELINA JOLIE is so concerned about the crisis in the troubled African country of Sudan, she is enlisting the help of British Royal PRINCE CHARLES. Jolie, who is about to give birth to...

Black Eyed Peas Bring In Top Talent For Concert

LATEST: THE BLACK EYED PEAS are hoping to recruit NELSON MANDELA, OPRAH WINFREY and JAMES BROWN to join them at a benefit concert in South Africa. The hip-hopper have organised The Peapod Benefit Concert in...

Mandela's Daughter Aids Snoop Release

LATEST: Former South African President NELSON MANDELA's daughter stepped in to aid SNOOP DOGG's release from a British police cell where he was being held after his entourage fought with police at London's Heathrow Airport....

Campbell Adorns Austrian Stamp

Volatile supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL will soon adorn a special charity stamp in Austria, created to raise funds for SIR ELTON JOHN's AIDS charities. The London-born beauty is set to host the Rocket Man's annual Vienna...

Campbell And Jones Meet Mandela

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL's meeting with former South African President NELSON MANDELA has been shrouded in secrecy amid fears her much-publicised assault charge could mar her charity efforts. The catwalk beauty was arrested last week (30MAR06)...

Campbell Released On Bail

LATEST: Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL has been released on bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of assault in a New York Court. The catwalk beauty also succeeded in holding onto her passport, after prosecutors...

Mandela Urges Moss To Beat Drugs

LATEST: Revelations KATE MOSS snorted cocaine at NELSON MANDELA's home have appalled the former South African leader, and he has urged the model to stay off drugs - permanently. Earlier this week (begs06MAR06) model booking...

Moss Accused In Another Tabloid Cocaine Scandal

A former friend of KATE MOSS has told British newspaper The Sun the supermodel once snorted cocaine at the house of former South African president NELSON MANDELA. Model booking agent GAVIN MASELLE claims the catwalk...

Geldof Receives Freedom Award In Dublin

Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF declared himself "flattered and honoured" to be awarded with the Freedom of the City in his Irish hometown of Dublin, yesterday (05MAR06). The former BOOMTOWN RATS frontman was presented...

Freeman Thrilled At Mandela Request

MORGAN FREEMAN was honoured when celebrated former South Africa president NELSON MANDELA asked for the actor to play him in a new film. The MILLION DOLLAR BABY star, who has been working on a...

Smith Thanks Mandela For Comedy Insight

WILL SMITH credits NELSON MANDELA with his string of successful comedies, because the political leader inspired him to use his gift to spread happiness. The HITCH actor vowed to make serious, moral movies after...

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