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  1. Idris Elba to Release Album Inspired by Nelson Mandela Film Role

    3:22 am PDT 09/24/2014
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    'mi Mandela' will feature guest vocals from Mumford & Sons, James Blake and others‎ READ MORE

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  2. 'We Are Many': Sheffield Review

    6:55 pm PDT 06/18/2014
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    An all-star cast of artists, activists and politicians remember the mass global protests against the Iraq war in this polished documentary. READ MORE

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  3. Oscars: Who Will Prevail in the Competitive Best Original Song Race? (Analysis)

    6:54 pm PST 02/24/2014
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    There is an unusually cut-throat competition this year between four nominated songs: "Happy," "Let It Go," "The Moon Song" and "Ordinary Love." READ MORE

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  4. U2 on Their Oscar Nominated Song and Meeting Nelson Mandela

    10:55 am PST 02/18/2014
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    The rock icons talk about their long history of using music to call attention to issues of social importance, their close relationship with South Africa and Nelson Mandela and their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love," from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. READ MORE

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  5. U2 Interview: Oscar Hopes, That Unfinished Album, Anxiety About Staying Relevant

    9:00 am PST 02/12/2014
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    The world's biggest band tackles politics, technology and now, with an Oscar-nominated song, Hollywood: "We don't want to ever be a heritage act. It might happen, but we'll go kicking and screaming into that mode." READ MORE

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  6. U2's Bono and The Edge Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela (Exclusive Photos)

    9:18 am PST 01/07/2014
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    The duo -- whose song "Ordinary Love" was written for the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" -- were honored Monday night. READ MORE

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  7. Ahmed Kathrada, Prisonmate of Mandela for 26 Years, on 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    6:59 am PST 01/05/2014
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    THR's awards analyst chats with the 84-year-old, who was one of Mandela's oldest and closest friends and was present for many of the events chronicled in the film. READ MORE

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  8. OWN Acquires 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    11:23 am PST 12/30/2013
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    The cable network will premiere the film in 2017. READ MORE

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  9. Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Miley Cyrus Top Google Searches for 2013

    8:48 am PST 12/17/2013
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    Cory Monteith, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and "royal baby" Prince George also were among the most popular searches of the year. READ MORE

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  10. 'SNL' Mocks Nelson Mandela Funeral Sign Language Interpreter (Video)

    8:54 pm PST 12/14/2013
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    President Obama has another run-in with the phony interpreter, who makes a mockery of the commander in chief's latest press conference. READ MORE

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  11. King Charles' Tribute to Nelson Mandela, 'Lov Madiba,' to Benefit Charity

    5:35 pm PST 12/13/2013
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    Proceeds from the song's sale will benefit Mandela's Children Fund, a charitable organization that provides aid to anyone from birth to 22 years of age, but especially those impacted by HIV/AIDS. READ MORE

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  12. Bill O'Reilly, Al Sharpton Spar Over Nelson Mandela and Edited Tape (Video)

    5:54 pm PST 12/12/2013
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    The Fox News host calls the MSNBC anchor a "flat-out deceiver" who the network is "afraid" to fire. READ MORE

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  13. The Night Nelson Mandela Died: Biopic Writer on Royal Screening (Guest Column)

    7:00 am PST 12/11/2013
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    William Nicholson shares with The Hollywood Reporter how he penned "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and what happened inside the theater when Prince William, Kate Middleton and the legend's own daughters learned of his passing. READ MORE

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  14. Jay Z Honors Nelson Mandela at L.A. Concert (Video)

    7:30 pm PST 12/10/2013
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    The music mogul dedicated "Young Forever" to the late South African president. READ MORE

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  15. CBS Plays 'Africa' Over Mandela Memorial Footage, Toto Does Not Approve (Video)

    12:57 pm PST 12/10/2013
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    "If I had been asked for sync approval, the answer would have been a decline," song co-writer David Paich says in a statement to THR, reacting to "CBS This Morning" playing his 1980s pop hit during Tuesday's coverage of the late revolutionary and president. READ MORE

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  16. Nelson Mandela Memorial: Obama Praises Last Great Liberator of 20th Century

    7:08 am PST 12/10/2013
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    The U.S. president, who was joined by world leaders and stars like Bono and Charlize Theron, called on people to carry forward the South African leader's legacy by fighting injustice. READ MORE

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  17. Stevie Van Zandt on Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Anthem 'Sun City': 'We Named Names' (Q&A)

    5:43 pm PST 12/09/2013
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    A 1985 break from the E Street Band allowed the guitarist and actor to pull together an all-star record -- among the artists featured on the track: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Bono and Lou Reed -- and raise awareness about the struggle in South Africa. READ MORE

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  18. Durban Poison: Dubai Review

    4:24 pm PST 12/09/2013
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    Cult South African director Andrew Worsdale makes his belated comeback with this pedestrian murder thriller inspired by a real-life killer couple. READ MORE

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  19. Dubai Film Fest: 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Media Events Canceled

    2:19 pm PST 12/09/2013
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    The organizers have halted press screenings and cast interviews and blacked out coverage of the gala's red carpet arrivals as "an appropriate tribute" to the late Nelson Mandela. READ MORE

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  20. Nelson Mandela: BBC News Director Defends Coverage

    4:38 am PST 12/09/2013
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    The head of the BBC's news department said the network was right to disrupt regular programming to announce the death of Mandela, whom he called "the most significant statesman of the last 100 years." READ MORE

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