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Nelson Mandela Receives Apology Over Electricity Bill Gaffe

Ailing former South African leader Nelson Mandela has received a formal apology from city officials in Johannesburg after they mistakenly threatened to cut off his home's electricity supply.The 95-year-old civil rights icon has been in...

Nelson Mandela Biopic To Debut At Toronto Film Festival

The highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will premiere in Canada at the Toronto Film Festival. The film – already collecting Oscar momentum – sees Idris Elba take the leading role,...

Nelson Mandela Biopic To Premiere At Toronto Film Festival

Actor Idris Elba's new Nelson Mandela biopic will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada in September (13).Long Walk to Freedom, the adaptation of Mandela's biography, will join The Fifth Estate, a film about...

As 'Luther' Comes To An End, Idris Elba Looks To A Bright Future

It’s been less than a meteoric rise to the top for Idris Elba, rather a slow slog, with plenty of hard work and adapting in between. He’s been a top-level drug lord in HBO’s The...

First Full Trailer For Ibris Elba's 'Mandela' Biopic Released Online [Watch]

In what was definitely a well-timed publicity stunt that had long been discussed, the trailer for Idris Elba's star turn as Nelson Mandela was released in cinemas (and later online) the coincide with the former...

'Mandela' Theatrical Trailer: Idris Elba's Biggest Challenge Yet

Idris Elba has played some great characters in his acting career, but none more important, pertinent and challenging that than of Nelson Mandela in Mandela, which has today been handed a fantastic theatrical trailer. Take...

Stars Wish Nelson Mandela A Happy Birthday

Forest Whitaker and Naomi Campbell are among the Hollywood stars who have sent well wishes to ailing human rights hero Nelson Mandela as he turned 95 on Thursday (18Jul13).The former South African president reached the...

Nelson Mandela To Spend 95th Birthday In Hospital

Ailing human rights icon Nelson Mandela will reportedly spend his 95th birthday on Thursday (18Jul13) in hospital while events take place around the world in celebration of the milestone.The former South African president was admitted...

Nelson Mandela Interacting With Family As Health Improves

Ailing human rights icon Nelson Mandela is awake and engaging with his family as he continues to recover from a recurring lung infection.The former South African president, who turns 95 on Thursday (18Jul13), has been...

Idris Elba Unable To Meet Sick Nelson Mandela

Idris Elba had to axe plans to discuss his new biopic with Nelson Mandela because the ailing civil rights icon was too ill to meet him.The British actor plays the former South African leader in...

Idris Elba: Mandela Role 'Meant So Much'

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over the...

Stevie Wonder To Boycott Florida Over 'Stand Your Ground' Legislation

Stevie Wonder will boycott the state of Florida due to its 'stand your ground' legislation. The singer was prompted to comment on the law following awareness of the legislation generated by the George Zimmerman trial,...

Nelson Mandela To Go Home For Birthday - Report

Ailing human rights icon Nelson Mandela is expected to be released from hospital after spending five weeks close to death battling a recurring lung infection.Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has predicted that Mandela would...

Long Walk To Freedom: Idris Elba As Nelson Mandela Is Favourite For Oscar [Trailer]

Idris Elba is the man to beat the 2014 Academy Awards for his portrayal of South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the bookmakers, anyway. Elba's star has risen in recent years thanks to BBC...

Nelson Mandela's Family Urged To Consider Switching Off Life-support

Doctors treating Nelson Mandela have urged his family to consider taking him off a life-support machine, according to newly-released court documents.The South African civil rights icon has been in hospital in Pretoria since early last...

Nelson Mandela's Grandson Charged With Grave Tampering

Nelson Mandela's grandson has been charged with tampering with a grave in an ongoing family feud over the burial sites of three of his relatives.Mandla Mandela has been accused of relocating the remains of three...

Special Praise For Nelson Mandela At Bet Awards 2013

Don Cheadle took the time to pay tribute and focus attention towards Nelson Mandela last night at The BET Awards while presenting the Best Male R&B Pop Artist to Miguel.Nelson Mandela has been on life...

Barack Obama Axes Nelson Mandela Visit

U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled his meeting with critically-ill Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Saturday (29Jun13) at the request of the former leader's family.The civil rights icon was hospitalised in Pretoria for treatment relating...

Stars Send Well Wishes To Critically Ill Nelson Mandela

Stars including Josh Groban and Pharrell Williams ‏have reached out to Nelson Mandela following the news the former South African leader has been placed on life support in hospital.The humanitarian icon was hospitalised in Pretoria...

Nelson Mandela On Life Support

Ailing former South African leader Nelson Mandela has been placed on life support as he battles to stay alive long enough to enjoy a visit from U.S. President Barack Obama.The humanitarian hero has been in...

Ailing Nelson Mandela Smiles At Prospect Of Obama Visit

Critically ill humanitarian icon Nelson Mandela has opened his eyes for the first time in days after learning U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to visit him in hospital during his tour of Africa this...

Nelson Mandela Given Freedom Of London Borough

Ailing South African leader Nelson Mandela has been awarded the freedom of a London borough in recognition of his contributions to the civil rights movement.The former South African President, who is currently in a critical...

Stars Reach Out To Ailing Nelson Mandela

Daryl Hannah and Mia Farrow are among the stars who have reached out to Nelson Mandela and his family after it emerged the former South African leader is in a critical condition in hospital.Mandela, 94,...

Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition

Former South African President and humanitarian icon Nelson Mandela is fighting for life in a Pretoria hospital after his condition became critical over the weekend (22-23Jun13).Mandela, 94, was hospitalised on 8 June (13) for a...

Nelson Mandela's Ambulance Broke Down En Route To Hospital

Ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela was forced to wait by the side of the road for almost an hour when the ambulance taking him to hospital two weeks ago broke down, it has emerged.The...

Nelson Mandela's Wife Thankful For Support As Civil Rights Icon Remains Hospitalised

The wife of ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela has thanked fans for their support and well wishes as the former South African leader continues to recover from a recurring lung infection.The 94 year old,...

Christy Turlington: I'm Not As Body-confident Anymore

Christy Turlington isn't comfortable in lingerie anymore.The former supermodel - who is best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007 - says her days of starring in raunchy underwear shoots are behind her...

Eddie Izzard: 'Marathon Challenge Could Have Killed Me'

Funnyman Eddie Izzard was warned he could die if he continued his attempt to run 27 marathons in as many days in tribute to Nelson Mandela.The British star challenged himself to the endurance feat last...

Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital

Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for a recurring bout of pneumonia.The beloved ex-leader, 94, was hospitalised last month (27Mar13) with an infection of the lungs and...

Nelson Mandela Has Fluid Drained From His Lungs

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has undergone a surgical procedure to drain fluid from his lungs.The civil rights icon, 94, was hospitalised on Wednesday night (27Mar13) to treat a recurring bout of pneumonia, and...

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