It seems Oprah Winfrey wastes no time. Her network, OWN, recently acquired the network television rights to “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” from The Weinstein Company.
NBC’s Brian Williams is anchoring his nightly newscast from South Africa early this week, covering the world’s mourning for Nelson Mandela, but he won’t have some of his usual company.
Over the past 24 hours we learned that former South African President Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. It’s still very hard for some to accept his passing. Though Mandela, who fought against South Africa’s apartheid regime, was on my list of people I’d like to meet, we never would.
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MARCUS ELIASON JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly one-third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, the system of white racist rule that he described as evil, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively […]
Well, well, well, ABC’s “Scandal” has cast Khandi Alexander as Olivia Pope’s mother, Maya Lewis. This news was quite unexpected. Many people, myself included, had been wagering to see who would be cast in the much-talked about role.
By Lilly Workneh, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) While Nelson Mandela’s recent hospitalization has been garnering headlines, actor Idris Elba plans on making news of his own as he announced that he will be portraying the South African leader in an upcoming biopic. According to The Guardian, Elba believes the film to be the finest interpretation of […]
By Courtney Garcia, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) In his films, Terrence Howard has portrayed the hierarchy of power’s incarnations: a hustler and pimp; a World War II colonel; Cassius Clay and Nelson Mandela. What people may not know about the “Dead Man Down” star, however, is that in real life he’s actually an influential scientist. […]
The newest reality television show is in some ways like any other: mother and daughters, sibling rivalry, family gossip and talk of Big Grandpa, who is very strict but loves it when his great-grandchildren are around making a racket. But that’s where the twist comes in: Big Grandpa is Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid legend.
Oprah Winfrey feels a new freedom after leaving her wildly successful daily TV talk show behind and taking a new course seeking interviews with newsmakers on their own turf.
JOHANNESBURG — South African and American producers say three Nelson Mandela granddaughters will star in a reality TV show. In a statement, South Africa’s New Vision Pictures and Out of Africa Entertainment and U.S. producer Rick Leed say the show is set to debut early next year. They say it will “highlight the next generation […]