Posts tagged "Nelson Mandela"

The Pre-Grammy Gala Has Officially Divided Music’s Biggest Night in Two

If you’re waiting until tonight’s ceremony to get a glimpse of the biggest night in music, wait no longer. The biggest power players in the industry, from Miley Cyrus to Clive Davis and Smokey Robinson, were all out and about last night for a pre-Grammy party that could also be described as the best concert…

By: Jason Marshall / January 26, 2014

Watch: Idris Elba Captivates In New Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

Seventeen years in the making, the forthcoming Nelson Mandela biopic is finally making it’s way to theaters Dec. 25, and it’s got some big players. Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) from a screenplay by William Nicholson (Les Miserables), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stars Best Actor contender Idris Elba (otherwise known as Stringer Bell from The

By: Danielle Jacoby / December 23, 2013

Obama Takes a Selfie at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial

Today, the great and the good gathered at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.  Bill Clinton was there, joined by Hillary and their daughter, Chelsea, as was George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Raul Castro Ruz, Crown Princess Victoria, Queen Rania of Jordan and Gordon Brown.

By: Kelly Lynch / December 10, 2013

Kate Middleton Wept For Nelson Mandela Following Royal Premiere

About fifteen minutes before Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom ended on December 5th, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were told that the former South African president had died.

Kate was very emotional, she was in tears and very moved by the events. We all were,” producer Harvey Weinstein said, according to Katie

By: Kelly Lynch / December 9, 2013

Prince William Reacts To Nelson Mandela’s Death

Tonight, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal film performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.  While this was happening, the film’s famous subject, Nelson Mandela passed away in South Africa.

Following the screening at Odeon Leicester Square, Prince William gave a brief statement to the media.

By: Kelly Lynch / December 5, 2013

Stars Remember Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, passed away at home today.  The man who spent over 25 years in prison and helped to end apartheid, is remembered as a freedom fighter and an international icon of peace.

In an essay for Time Magazine, U2’s Bono wrote of Mandela:…

By: Kelly Lynch / December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela Passes Away at 95

Former South African president and political activist Nelson Mandela has died.

“He passed on peacefully in the company of his family,” South African president Jacob Zuma confirmed today.  “Our nation has lost its greatest son.  Our people have lost a father.”…

By: Kelly Lynch / December 5, 2013

Naomi Campbell Testifies In Blood Diamond Trial (VIDEO)

Supermodel Naomi Campbell took the stand in the Netherlands to testify about some “blood diamonds” she allegedly received from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, diamonds that she said looked like “pebbles” during her testimony.
After avoiding the UN war-crimes tribunal for months, Naomi was eventually subpoenaed and forced to testify about diamonds she may have…

By: Celebuzz / August 5, 2010

Damon and Eastwood’s ‘Human Factor’

Matt Damon sports a snazzy tracksuit on the set of his new film Human Factor in Cape Town, South Africa.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie is slated to hit theaters in December. It’s a snapshot of Nelson Mandelas efforts to unify South Africa after apartheid, using the triumph of Springboks’ 1995 Rugby World Cup. Morgan

By: Celebuzz / March 14, 2009

Amy Winehouse Beats Up Glastonbury

A gum-spitting Amy Winehouse brought her trademark brand of chaos to England’s famed Glastonbury Festival over the weekend. During her performance of “Rehab,” she descended into the crowd to be closer to her people…then elbowed a fan in the face who reportedly said something derogatory about her imprisoned husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
There are conflicting…

By: Celebuzz / June 30, 2008

Amy Winehouse Knocks ‘Em Back for Nelson

Never let it be said that Amy Winehouse lacks decorum. Oh, no, wait, scratch that. Reverse. The “Rehab” belter, who performed at former South African President and antiapartheid activist Nelson Mandela‘s massive 90th birthday concert in London’s Hyde Park on Friday, apparently warmed up for the set with a distended belly full of liquor. Prior

By: Celebuzz / June 27, 2008

Stars Shine for Nelson Mandela’s 90th

Nelson Mandela turns 90 on July 18, but his birthday festivities are gearing up well in advance.
Celebrities from the world over are in London to celebrate the human symbol for freedom and equality’s special day.
Last night, a dinner party was held in London’s Hyde Park with guests including Will Smith and…

By: mcmp2000 / June 26, 2008

Winehouse to Perform for Nelson Mandela’s 90th

Scheduled to take place in London’s Hyde Park on June 27, the charity concert being held to celebrate the 90th birthday of former South African president Nelson Mandela has officially added Amy Winehouse to its star-studded lineup. Already on the bill are Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Shirley Bassey, Razorlight and Queen, with proceeds for the…

By: Celebuzz / May 30, 2008