Eddie Izzard: British Comedian Completes 27 Marathons in 27 Days

Eddie Izzard, the 54-year old British comedian whose humor is reminiscent of Monty Python’s, celebrated a huge accomplishment on Sunday, having completed 27 marathons in 27 days, for charity. His celebration began with the uncorking of a bottle of sparkling…

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…

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

“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 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…

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…

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…

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

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 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 Says He Is Schizophrenic

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

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

“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 is Criticized for Taking a Selfie at Mandela’s Memorial Service

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…

Nelson Mandela: Sheriff’s Department in SC Refuses to Lower Flag

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

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…