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  1. Nelson Mandela's Musical Tributes: R. Kelly, Nicole Scherzinger, 'Lion King' Cast (Video)

    2:47 pm PST 12/06/2013
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    Watch the R&B singer perform "Soldier's Heart," the "X Factor" judge sing hymnal praise and Broadway's "The Lion King" cast join for "One by One." READ MORE

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  2. Nelson Mandela's Death: Funeral, Memorial Service Plans Announced

    7:05 am PST 12/06/2013
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    South African president Jacob Zuma discussed additional ways mourners can pay tribute to anti-apartheid leader. READ MORE

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  3. Nelson Mandela's Death: U.K. Columnist Attacks BBC for Extensive Coverage

    4:47 am PST 12/06/2013
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    "Spectator" columnist Rod Liddle summed up the BBC's coverage of Mandela's death as "famous, nice black man dies," causing a social media firestorm. READ MORE

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  4. Nelson Mandela's Death: Discovery to Air New Documentary Worldwide

    3:26 am PST 12/06/2013
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    "The Making of Mandela" will premiere on the Discovery Channel in the U.K. before going out across the company's network of channels around the globe. READ MORE

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  5. How Nelson Mandela Affected South Africa's Film Industry

    1:01 am PST 12/06/2013
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    UPDATED: The country's sector has gone through much change since the end of Apartheid, attracting Hollywood productions and creating homegrown successes. READ MORE

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  6. Nelson Mandela's Death: World Leaders, Media React

    12:41 am PST 12/06/2013
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    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon honored Mandela as a “giant for justice,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls him a “shining example” while Indian media compares the late South African leader to Mahatma Gandhi. READ MORE

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  7. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Director on Adapting the Life of the South African Icon (Q&A)

    10:22 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    Justin Chadwick speaks with THR about awards buzz, Idris Elba's transformative performance and why he first said no to an offer to tell Mandela's story. READ MORE

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  8. Nelson Mandela With His Hollywood Friends

    7:03 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    From actors (Robert De Niro) to music icons (Michael Jackson, Bono) to fellow world leaders (Bill Clinton), the late South African president left an indelible mark on those he met. READ MORE

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  9. Nelson Mandela's Death: Bono Writes, 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees'

    6:30 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    The U2 frontman penned a 1,000-word essay about the late South African leader. READ MORE

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  10. Prince William, 'Long Walk to Freedom' Actors Learn of Nelson Mandela's Death at Screening

    4:28 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    "We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family," Prince William said after the London event at The Odeon Leicester Square. READ MORE

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  11. Nelson Mandela's Death: Hollywood Mourns Civil Rights Icon

    2:37 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    UPDATED: Beyonce, Samuel L. Jackson, Russell Simmons, Anderson Cooper, Michael Moore and Charlize Theron were among those mourning the South African leader on Twitter and Instagram. READ MORE

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  12. Nelson Mandela and Apartheid: 13 Hollywood Portrayals

    1:50 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    Danny Glover, Morgan Freeman, Terrence Howard and Idris Elba are among the actors who have played the freedom fighter in movies over the years. READ MORE

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  13. Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

    1:47 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    UPDATED: The inspirational South African president and force against apartheid was portrayed in Hollywood by such actors as Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman and Terrence Howard. READ MORE

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  14. A Letter to Nelson Mandela: IDFA Review

    10:15 am PST 12/05/2013
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    South African director Khalo Matabane's documentary, co-produced with Germany, won a Special Jury Award at the Dutch documentary showcase. READ MORE

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  15. 'Mandela' Screening: U2, Filmmakers Talk Creating Original Song 'Ordinary Love'

    1:45 pm PST 11/26/2013
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    Harvey Weinstein said it was easy to get the superstar band to agree to compose music for the film and suggested the group's a perfect fit, but Bono and The Edge said they worked hard to get it right. READ MORE

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  16. U2 Releases 'Mandela' Song 'Ordinary Love' (Video)

    7:10 am PST 11/22/2013
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    The track from 'Long Walk to Freedom' is the band's first new music in three years. READ MORE

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  17. 'Long Walk to Freedom' Premiere: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris Celebrate Nelson Mandela in Style

    10:33 pm PST 11/12/2013
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    THR learns what Mandela said when he saw a clip of Elba in prosthetics ("is that me?"), while director Justin Chadwick shares why he wanted to show "not just the saintly side, but the flesh and blood side" of the anti-Apartheid leader. READ MORE

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  18. New 'Mandela' Trailer: Idris Elba Launches a Revolution (Video)

    12:12 pm PDT 10/18/2013
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    The latest look at The Weinstein Co.'s upcoming biopic shows the anti-apartheid leader urging people to rise up against the government, and the campaign to free him from prison. READ MORE

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  19. Toronto: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris on Track for Oscar Noms for 'Mandela' (Analysis)

    10:19 pm PDT 09/08/2013
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    The two stars, who play South Africa's first black leader and his wife, could score lead actor and supporting actress nominations. READ MORE

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  20. Jennifer Hudson Attacks Apartheid in 'Winnie Mandela' Trailer (Video)

    11:52 am PDT 08/08/2013
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    The biopic of the South African activist's wife will be released Sept. 6. READ MORE

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  21. Idris Elba Plays Nelson Mandela in 'Long Walk to Freedom' Trailer (Video)

    7:27 pm PDT 07/18/2013
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    The Weinstein Co. biopic about the iconic South African president is directed by Justin Chadwick and hits theaters Nov. 29. READ MORE

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