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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nelson Mandela’

Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired By “Luther”

Idris Elba is reportedly working on an album inspired by his character on the TV show Luther. In the BBC crime drama, Elba plays John Luther, who is a detective battling his demons. It’s been announced that BBC will be airing a two-part special next year, with Elba on board. There are also rumors that the show will be adapted …

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Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston Join ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Cast

Idris Elba let the cat out of the bag over the weekend. The Thor star spilled the beans during an interview with the U.K.’s The Telegraph that he and Tom Hiddleston will appear in next May’s Avengers sequel. Elba, 42, who has played the Asgard guardian Heimdall in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World, didn’t divulge very much about …

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Idris Elba and Girlfriend Welcome Baby Winston

Idris Elba and his girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, have welcomed their first child together, the actor revealed via Twitter on April 17, the day after his son was born. “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing,” the 41-year-old actor wrote. Alongside the caption, the Luther star shared a beautiful black and white photo of his little baby boy holding onto …

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Nelson Mandela Leaves $4.1 Million Estate, Hopes Family Stays Unified

“Reading wills are always occasions charged with emotion.” This reply came from Deputy Constitutional Court head, Dikgang Moseneke, when queried about the recent review of Nelson Mandela’s own will to friends and family members. The man who spent his life in selfless service continued conferring his possessions onto those he loved after his passing – in the form of his …

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Bruce Springsteen Plays First South African Show, Pays Tribute To Mandela

Legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen rocked the crowd tonight during the first concert of his South African tour. According to Yahoo! News UK, the 20-time Grammy award-winning singer and his E Street Band opened the concert with a touching tribute commemorating the late Nelson Mandela. Springsteen, who performed for 10,000 adoring fans at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town, kicked off the …

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“Fake” Sign Language Interpreter Admitted To Hospital

Thamsanqa Jantjie, the man accused of faking a knowledge of sign language during Nelson Mandela’s memorial, has been admitted to a psychiatric facility following the backlash he received. Experts say Jantjie wasn’t saying anything at all with his hand gestures during the memorial, and he admitted later that although he does know how to sign, his ability to do so …

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Google Zeitgeist 2013 Is Out, Mandela Tops Search Trends

It’s that time of year. Google has released the 2013 Zeitgeist. Google says it’s the “most global Zeitgeist to date,” as it features over 1,000 top 10 lists and top trending searches from 72 countries. “It’s perhaps unsurprising that the #1 trending search of 2013 was an international symbol of strength and peace: Nelson Mandela,” says Google’s Amit Singhal. “Global …

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SNL Interpreter Skit Makes Light Of Controversy

After Nelson Mandela’s recent passing, people all over the world mourned the loss of such a visionary, and memorials were held in his memory last week. The memorial held in South Africa with several world leaders, however, is the one that got all the attention, and not necessarily in a good way. Over the weekend, “Saturday Night Live” capitalized on …

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Jay Z Plays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Beyoncé wasn’t the only one in the family to honor the late Nelson Mandela. During Jay Z’s concert at the Staple Center in Los Angeles on Dec 9, the rapper dedicated song, “Young Forever” to Mandela. He took a break before singing to say, “we want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela. A great man, spent 27 years in …

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Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu

Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Madiba, became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He was buried on Sunday in his childhood village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province. His burial concluded 10 days of  mourning that followed his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95. He received a state burial characterized by a traditional ceremony and a 21-gun …

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“Fake” Mandela Interpreter Has A Lengthy Rap Sheet

The man accused of faking knowledge of sign language at Nelson Mandela’s memorial reportedly has a long rap sheet that includes kidnapping, rape, murder, and theft charges. Thamsanqa Jantjie was allegedly charged with rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges. Jantjie was acquitted of the rape charge but was …

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Marlee Matlin Knew Mandela Interpreter Was Fake

Marlee Matlin knew the interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa earlier this week was fake. The Oscar-winning actress, who is also deaf, feels the impostor didn’t even do a very good job of faking it. “I’d been to South Africa before and I could understand some South African sign language, and I thought to myself, wait a …

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