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  • '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards

    '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards
    Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler. One week...
  • Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom

    Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom
    In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
  • Bill Clinton, Stars Align for Unite4Humanity Gala

    Humanitarian org Unite4:Good teamed up with Variety for its first-ever Unite4:Humanity event honoring the philanthropic work of former president Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Philomena Lee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Demi Lovato,...
  • Bill Clinton Addresses Conflict in Ukraine, Remembers Mandela at Hollywood Fundraiser

    Former President Bill Clinton, addressing Variety's Unite4Humanity event on Thursday, said that the future of world hotspots like the Ukraine will depend on whether opposing sides come together in cooperation. Calling "profoundly moving" the scenes of...
  • Nelson Mandela Reacts to Idris Elba's Portrayal: 'Is That Me?'

    It was a long time coming--22 years, to be exact--for biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" to be released, but the film finally made its L.A. premiere Nov. 11 at the Arclight Cinerama Dome. The film stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and chronicles the...
  • A 'Long Walk' worth taking

    A 'Long Walk' worth taking
    Katniss Everdeen is not the only person catching fire this fall. She's matched flame for flame by Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, who burn with formidable fury in the sturdy biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." As the Mandelas, British actors...
  • 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling

    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling
    *1/2 (out of four) Is the subtitle in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" really necessary? No one (I hope) is going to see the name "Mandela" in a movie title and expect to see, "Mandela: Five-Time Bowling Champion." Unfortunately, those who do endure...
  • OWN Acquires TV Rights to 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    OWN has landed the TV rights to the Idris Elba starrer "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The Weinstein Co.'s Nelson Mandela biopic will bow on Oprah Winfrey's cabler in 2017. Deal is a sign of OWN's appetite for high-profile feature film acquisitions that...
  • Gallup's most admired men, women: Barack, Francis, Hillary, Angelina

    Gallup's most admired men, women: Barack, Francis, Hillary, Angelina
    The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians. Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
  • Chicago hacker sentenced to 10 years

    Chicago hacker sentenced to 10 years
    When "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond stood in a Chicago federal courtroom seven years ago and explained that his cybercrimes were altruistic acts of civil disobedience, he was cut a break by a judge who chalked it up to youthful folly. Not this time. A...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'We Are the Giant'

    "We Are the Giant" profiles seven activists involved in various national uprisings of the Arab Spring, several of whom already have high international profiles; some are now deceased or imprisoned. A surfeit of harrowing on-the-ground footage during...