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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...

Idris Elba To Dj At London Hotspot

Idris Elba will make a special DJ appearance at London's Sway nightclub on Friday (27.12.13).The actor-and-DJ will provide the soundtrack to a night of partying at the Covent Garden hotspot, marking his first DJ set...

Idris Elba Recalls Emotional Moment With Royals At Mandela Premiere

Idris Elba shared a "surreal" moment with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge at the screening of his Nelson Mandela biopic when news filtered through that the civil rights icon had died.The...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'Musicians And Politicians Should Not Mix'

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has taken aim at his fellow musicians in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death for using the civil rights leader's death to boost their image.When the former South African president passed away...

Steven Van Zandt Looking Forward To Performing In South Africa

Rocker Steven Van Zandt cannot wait to perform with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in South Africa for the first time since penning a song in honour of the late Nelson Mandela and...

Eddie Izzard Will Tackle Marathon Challenge In Memory Of Nelson Mandela

British comedian Eddie Izzard has vowed to put his endurance to the test once more to honour the memory of Nelson Mandela by completing 27 marathons in 27 days.The actor first attempted the huge feat...

Thousands Mourn As Nelson Mandela Is Laid To Rest

Stars including Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, and British royal Prince Charles were among the thousands of mourners who bid a final farewell to Nelson Mandela at his funeral on Sunday (15Dec13).Altogether, 4,500 guests gathered in...

South African Film Company Unveil Commemorative Mandela Movie For Free Online

The Mandela Film Project have teamed up with Synergy Films to release 'Mandela: The World That Made Him'; a short documentary based on the childhood of late world hero Nelson Mandela.The 23-minute film explores the...

Idris Elba Had Concerns About Mandela Role

Idris Elba had concerns about playing Nelson Mandela in the new biopic about the late leader. The 41-year-old actor initially refused the part of South Africa's first black president in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'...

Kate Winslet 'Extremely Surprised' By Golden Globe Nod

Kate Winslet is ''extremely surprised'' to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award just days after welcoming her third child.The 38-year-old actress, who gave birth to a nine-pound baby boy with her third husband, Ned...

Idris Elba Based Nelson Mandela Role On His Father

British actor Idris Elba looked close to home for inspiration when playing late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela as he based the part on his own father.The Wire star slipped into the former South African...

Annie Lennox Performs At Nelson Mandela Tribute Show

Annie Lennox took to the stage for a special performance at a memorial concert in honour of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday (11Dec13).The former Eurythmics star was a last-minute addition to...

Idris Elba Recorded Album In Tribute To Nelson Mandela

British actor Idris Elba has recorded an album in honour of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.The Wire star worked on the project in South Africa after completing filming for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,...

Idris Elba Initially Refused To Play Mandela

Idris Elba put the phone down on his agent when he was asked to play Nelson Mandela.The 41-year-old actor was so worried about being cast as South Africa's first black president in the biopic 'Mandela:...

Marlee Matlin: 'Bogus Sign Language Interpreter At Nelson Mandela Memorial Was A Joke'

Deaf actress Marlee Matlin has blasted the organisers of Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa for allowing a mystery man to take to the stage and perform fake sign language during the speeches.Officials are...

Alicia Keys Honours Nelson Mandela With Bob Marley Cover

Singer Alicia Keys teamed up with John Legend to pay tribute to late South African leader Nelson Mandela during a performance in Australia on Saturday (07Dec13).The Fallin' hitmaker took to the stage with her tour...

Idris Elba's Album Is 'Love Letter' To Mandela

Idris Elba's next album will be a ''love letter'' to the late Nelson Mandela. The 41-year-old actor and musician plays the South African civil rights activist and former president - who died on December 5...

Jay Z Offers Up Second Nelson Mandela Tribute At Los Angeles Show

Rapper Jay Z ended his show in Los Angeles on Monday night (09Dec13) with a touching tribute to late human rights icon Nelson Mandela.As world leaders and celebrities like Bono and Forest Whitaker were preparing...

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