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Recovering Nelson Mandela Making Good Progress After Hospitalisation

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is "in good spirits" and "making steady progress" as he recovers from a recurring lung infection.The civil rights icon, 94, was hospitalised on Wednesday night (27Mar13) as he battled...

Stars Send Well Wishes To Nelson Mandela

Josh Groban and Geri Halliwell are among the stars who have sent their well wishes to Nelson Mandela after he was hospitalised on Wednesday night (27Mar13).The former South African president was taken to a medical...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalised Again

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital after suffering a recurrence of a lung infection.The country's ex-president, 94, spent nearly three weeks under doctors' care in December (12) as he battled...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalised Again

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital after suffering a recurrence of a lung infection.The country's ex-president, 94, spent nearly three weeks under doctors' care in December (12) as he battled...

Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital after he was admitted on Saturday (09Mar13).The country's former president, 94, sparked further fears for his health after he checked into a facility in...

Nelson Mandela Back In Hospital

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has sparked further fears for his health after he was admitted to hospital again on Saturday (09Mar13), just months after undergoing surgery.The country's former president, 94, spent nearly three...

Idris Elba Stunned By Mandela Role

Idris Elba was ''blown away'' when he was offered the role of Nelson Mandela. The London-born actor was stunned to be told he had won the part of the legendary anti-apartheid activist and former President...

Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Launch Reality Show

Nelson Mandela's granddaughters are set to star in their own reality TV show.The former South African president's granddaughters Swati Dlamini and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway will be seen in the show, 'Being Mandela', promoting their grandfather's legacy...

Idris Elba Thrilled At Nelson Mandela's Reaction To Movie

Idris Elba knew he had nailed his onscreen portrayal of Nelson Mandela when the famed activist recognised himself in a tiny clip of the film.The Wire star Elba has stepped into the former South African...

Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital following surgery.The former president, 94, was hospitalised for a lung infection on 8 December (12) and underwent surgery to remove gallstones a week later....

Nelson Mandela Undergoes Gallstone Surgery

Civil rights icon Nelson Mandela is recovering after an operation to remove gallstones.The former South African president was told he would need the surgery after doctors discovered the gallstones when he was hospitalised last week...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalised

Civil rights icon Nelson Mandela has been airlifted to hospital in his native South Africa.The country's former president was taken from his home in the rural village of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape province, to...

Prescription Drug Reaction Ended Eddie Izzard's Marathon Challenge

Eddie Izzard's charity marathon challenge in honour of Nelson Mandela in May (12) was brought to a halt when the comic suffered an adverse reaction to a prescription drug.The Brit set out to complete 27...

Morgan Freeman's School Visit For Nelson Mandela Day

Actor Morgan Freeman will be reading stories to thrilled schoolchildren in the U.K. to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday.The Shawshank Redemption star has pledged to undertake a good deed for 67 minutes for 'Nelson Mandela Day'...

Eddie Izzard And Richard Branson Join Mandela Day Campaign

Funnyman Eddie Izzard and tycoon Richard Branson are urging the public to dedicate their time to helping their local community in honour of Nelson Mandela's birthday.The former South African President turns 94 on Wednesday (18Jul12)...

Unprepared Idris Elba Worried About Nelson Mandela Biopic

British actor Idris Elba fears his portrayal of South African civil rights icon Nelson Mandela in an upcoming biopic will be a disaster because he hasn't had enough time to prepare for the role.The Wire...

Eddie Izzard Running 27 Marathons In Honour Of Nelson Mandela

British actor Eddie Izzard will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by running 27 charity marathons in 27 consecutive days to represent each year the former South African president spent in jail during the apartheid.The comedian,...

Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital

Civil rights icon Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital after undergoing a stomach operation at the weekend (25-26Feb12).The former South African president checked into a medical centre on Saturday (25Feb12) for an investigative laparoscopy...

Nelson Mandela Undergoes Stomach Operation

Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday (25Feb12) to undergo a stomach operation.The former South African president is recovering after an "investigative laparoscopy", in which a tiny camera is inserted into the abdomen, to...

Mandela's Daughter Loses First Round Of Boxing Bout Battle

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindziswa has been ordered to pay a boxing promoter $7.5 million (Gbp4.7 million) after allegedly pulling out of a deal to stage a Manny Pacquiao fight.Duane Moody claimed Zindziswa Mandela hired him...

Media "Death Watch" For Mandela Arouses Anger In S. Africa

Plans by the media to cover the eventual death of Nelson Mandela have touched off a competitive clash among news organizations in South Africa and a cultural clash between the media and the country's general...

Idris Elba In Talks To Play Nelson Mandela

Idris Elba is in talks to play former South African leader Nelson Mandela in a new biopic.The Wire star is reportedly close to signing a deal to become the latest actor to take on the...

Morgan Freeman To Win Lifetime Achievement At Globes

Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for contribution to entertainment at next year's Golden Globes.The 74-year-old actor - best known for roles in 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'Million Dollar Baby' and 'Invictus', where...

Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Land Reality Tv Show

Nelson Mandela's grandchildren have landed their own reality TV series.Three of the former South African leader's grown-up granddaughters, who were raised in America, will star in the 2012 show, which is set in South Africa....

Nelson Mandela's Ex-wife Undergoes Surgery

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie is recovering after undergoing surgery on her foot over the weekend (10-11Sep11).Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who divorced the former South African president in 1996, was hospitalised at the Life Brenthurst Clinic in Johannesburg,...

U2 Record Birthday Tribute For Nelson Mandela

Irish rockers U2 have recorded a special tribute to mark Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday on Monday (18Jul11).The band performed a rendition of Happy Birthday at a show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last week (ends17Jul11) and recorded...

Morgan Freeman Urges Fans To Take Part In Nelson Mandela Day

Morgan Freeman is calling on his fans to volunteer for 67 minutes of community service to mark Nelson Mandela's upcoming birthday.The former South African president will turn 93 on Monday (18Jul11), which will be marked...

Nelson Mandela's Great Grandson Dies

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is mourning the loss of another close family member - his newborn great grandson has passed away.Baby Zenawe Mandela was born three months premature and failed to survive following...

Jennifer Hudson Joins Three Stooges

Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of 'Three Stooges'.The Oscar-winning actress will play the role of a nun in an orphanage where the Stooges - played by Chris Diamontopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso -...

Jennifer Hudson 'Discriminated' Against Over Weight

Jennifer Hudson believes she was "discriminated against" in Hollywood when she was heavier.The singer-and-actress was always happy with her body when she was larger, but since dropping four dress sizes by following the WeightWatchers diet...

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