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Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired By “Luther”

Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired By “Luther”

By Val Powell November 25, 2014

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 …

Fake Sign Language Interpreter Admitted To Hospital 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 …

Google's 2013 Zeitgeist Is Out Now Google's 2013 Zeitgeist Is Out Now
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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 …

SNL Interpreter Skit Makes Light Of Controversy SNL Interpreter Skit Makes Light Of Controversy

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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 …

Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Concert Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Concert

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 …

Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu 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 …

“Fake” Mandela Interpreter Has A Lengthy Rap Sheet “Fake” Mandela Interpreter Has A Lengthy Rap Sheet

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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 …

Marlee Matlin Knew Mandela Interpreter Was Fake 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 …

Fake Sign Language Interpreter Was Hallucinating Fake Sign Language Interpreter Was Hallucinating

Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign language interpreter who was hired to sign at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, says he was actually suffering a schizophrenic episode during the event and was trying his best not to let on, which took a toll on …

George W. Bush Shows off His Art to World Leaders
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Who knew? President George W. Bush is a painter and he’s proud enough of his work to share his art with some of the most powerful people in the free world. Some would think a 16 hour flight with a …

Mandela’s Memorial Detracted by “Fake” Interpreter
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“The structure of his hand and body movements didn’t seem to change no matter what the speaker was saying.” The deaf community is outraged over the man standing near President Obama on stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial who appeared to …

Obama Takes a Selfie at Mandela's Memorial
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After our story on people taking selfies at funerals and other inappropriate places, it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that someone took a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The person caught taking the selfie, on the …

Kanye West Responds To Faux Interview, Mandela Quote

Kanye West took to Twitter this week to set the record straight about an interview that ran in The Daily Currant, which “quoted” him as saying some pretty outrageous things about recently departed former South African president Nelson Mandela. The …

SC Sheriff Won't Lower Flag for Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela’s death last week seemed to unify people around the world as leaders from many nations mourned the great man’s passing. Even on Facebook, there are still posts popping up in the asking people to take a moment to …

R. Kelly Pays Poignant Tribute to Nelson Mandela
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R. Kelly wrote a song for the late Nelson Mandela a while back, and he even performed it for the South African president while a guest in his home. Called Soldier’s Heart, he performed the song yet again Thursday night …

Charlize Theron Leads Celebrities in Mandela Tribute

After the sad news spread that Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95, mourners from around the world showed the Nobel Peace Prize Winner a lot of love and respect. Appreciation and gratitude for all that Mandela …

Charlize Theron, Other Celebrities, Mourn Mandela
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Charlize Theron first met Nelson Mandela in March 2004, saying, “You inspired me, I love you so much.” In sincere return, Mandela thanked her for “putting the country on the map”. After Mandela’s death on Thursday night, Theron began the …