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Bb King Was A 'Guitar Genius'

Bono thinks B.B. King was a ''guitar genius''.The 55-year-old U2 star has paid a glowing tribute to the late blues singer-songwriter, who passed away earlier this month, and also revealed B.B. and his band-mate The...

Oprah Winfrey Reflects On Her 'Selma' Character Annie Lee Cooper

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s story of his 1965 march through Alabama is told in all its harrowing detail in Ava DuVernay's forthcoming biopic 'Selma', a movie in which Oprah Winfrey spent no time at...

David Oyelowo Underwent Physical Transformation To Master King Portrayal

Actor David Oyelowo worked with a dialect coach and underwent a physical change to portray late U.S. civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in acclaimed new movie Selma.The Lee Daniels' The Butler star...

Lenny Kravitz Wants Women To Run World

Lenny Kravitz thinks women should run the world.The 50-year-old singer likes ladies in positions of power, and thinks they should be rulers instead of men because they are ''so much more sensible.''He said: ''I personally...

Giovanni Ribisi Joins Martin Luther King Biopic, Selma

Giovanni Ribisi will play a presidential advisor in the Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma'. The 39-year-old actor has been cast as Lee C. White, an adviser to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Joins Selma Historical Drama

Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has joined the cast of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic film Selma.The Jerry Maguire star will play American civil rights lawyer and activist Fred Gray in the movie, which will...

Martin Luther King, Jr.'S Daughter Aims To Stop Sale Of His Nobel Peace Prize

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter is urging her brothers not to sell the civil rights icon's "sacred" possessions following a court ruling earlier this month (Feb14).Bernice King was ordered to hand over her father's treasured...

Oprah Winfrey Is Glad She Isn't A Mother

Oprah Winfrey is glad she never had any more children.The chat show queen, who gave birth to a baby boy prematurely when she was 14, after years of being sexually abused, but he tragically died...

Jamie Foxx Pays Tribute To Belafonte & Gordy During Stirring Washington Speech

Jamie Foxx paid tribute to singer Harry Belafonte and Motown boss Berry Gordy during an emotional speech to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's iconic 'I have a dream' civil rights address in...

Angela Bassett To Play Coretta Scott King

Actress Angela Bassett is set to play civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR.'s wife in an upcoming film.The Green Lantern star will portray Coretta Scott King in Lifetime TV movie Betty and Coretta, which...

Hugh Jackman Working On Martin Luther King Movie

Hugh Jackman and Lee Daniels are working on a movie about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.The pair previously tried to pull together funding for civil rights movie 'Selma' two years ago, but following...

Angela Bassett Outshines Jackson On The Mountaintop

Angela Bassett has received glowing reviews for her role in Broadway play The Mountaintop, outshining Samuel L. Jackson's portrayal of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, JR. in the new drama.The stageshow is playwright Katori...

Networks Blowing In The Wind

President Obama today (Friday) urged Americans to take the threat of Hurricane Irene "seriously." Certainly the broadcast networks and the cable news networks are, as well as stations on the East Coast in cities that...

Michael Jackson's Lawyers Battle To Save Art

Michael Jackson's lawyers are battling to save his $900 million secret art collection.The late 'Thriller' star's "rare intact major collection" has just been discovered, but rather than securing the financial future of his three children...

Jackson Confirmed To Play Martin Luther King On Broadway

Samuel L. Jackson has officially signed up to make his Broadway debut playing civil rights icon Martin Luther King, JR. in a new play.The Pulp Fiction actor will take to the New York stage later...

Martin Luther King Movie To Be Directed By Paul Greengrass?

Martin Luther King is to be the subject of a new movie by Paul Greengrass. The 'Green Zone' director - who was recently rumoured to be hot a possibility for the head role in the...

Travolta's Alleged Extortionist Maintains Innocence

The former Bahamas senator who stands accused of trying to extort $25 million (£17.2 million) from JOHN TRAVOLTA following the death of the star's son has quoted Civil Rights icon MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. in...

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