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Eddie Izzard's 27 For 27: New Sport Relief Marathon Challenge Honours Mandela

Everyone's been vowing to get fit this year; whether it's going for that extra run, hitting the gym more often or walking to the store instead of driving. But we're willing to bet no-one's taking...

Laurence Fishburne To Play Nelson Mandela In Miniseries

Madiba will be based on two of Mandela's books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself, and will centre on the leader's early days as he dealt with the political unrest which...

Nelson Mandela's Grandson Accused Of Rape

Mbuso Mandela, 24, is behind bars in Johannesburg after appearing in court on Monday (17Aug15), and will remain in custody until another hearing on Friday (21Aug15). A spokesman for the victim's family...

Autograph Collector Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is a ''big believer'' in getting autographs.Despite his own global fame, the 'Easy' hitmaker can't resist getting a lasting reminder of his encounters with other famous faces.He said: ''I bought a guitar just...

Kendrick Lamar Beat Depression With Nelson Mandela Trip

The rapper battled mental health issues after first shooting to fame, and even detailed a meltdown on tour in a song called These Walls, which appears on his acclaimed album To Pimp a...

Why Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Pictures (Probably) Were Not A Pr Blunder

Let’s talk about the Madonna thing. Not because Madonna still has any cultural relevance per se , but because a little bit of media buzz may or may not have been the only thing her...

Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]

Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with...

Leonardo Dicaprio Challenged To Buy Nelson Mandela Photo

A leading U.S. memorabilia dealer has challenged LEONARDO DiCaprio to bid for a photograph of himself with Nelson Mandela amid reports the actor is considering legal action to seize the image.Moments in Time boss Gary...

Singer Alexandra Burke Distances Herself From Mandela Day Concert

British pop star Alexandra Burke has warned fans she will not be performing at a tribute concert for late South African President Nelson Mandela in London on Friday (18Jul14), blaming promoters for lying about her...

'Mandela's' Lack Of Awards Down To '12 Years' Guilt Hoover, Suggests Screenwriter

‘12 Years a Slave’ was, rightfully, the recipient of huge praise and numerous awards. The remarkable story of Solomon Northrup - portrayed by Chiwitel Ejiofor - was masterfully directed by Steve McQueen. But that success,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Forest Whitaker Postpones Award Ceremony To Mourn Nelson Mandela

Organisers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California have been forced to postpone their salute to Forest Whitaker because the Oscar winner is in South Africa to say farewell to Nelson Mandela.Whitaker was...

Stars Turn Out For Nelson Mandela Memorial

Stars including Charlize Theron, Bono and Naomi Campbell braved the pouring rain to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (10Dec13).The Oscar-winning actress and the U2 frontman joined the supermodel and thousands of...

Idris Elba Opens Up About His Father's Death

Actor Idris Elba has revealed his work promoting Nelson Mandela's biopic hasn't given him time to properly mourn his father's death.The Thor star's dad lost his battle with lung cancer in September (13), and the...

Idris Elba Opens Up On Nelson Mandela Album Side Project

Idris Elba’s turn as Nelson Mandela became infinitely more pertinent in the context of the great man’s death on December 5th after a long and ultimately unsuccessful battle against illness. He was 95.Idris Elba (left)...

Idris Elba Struggled With Mandela Accent

Idris Elba struggled to perfect Nelson Mandela's accent.The 41-year-old actor plays the south African president in the biopic about his life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', but he admits it took him a long time...

Danny Glover Remembers Nelson Mandela At Career Tribute

Actor Danny Glover reflected on the relationship he shared with the late Nelson Mandela on Friday (06Dec13) as he was honoured for his career at the Bahamas International Film Festival.The Lethal Weapon star was feted...

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