The President of South Africa Joseph Zuma released a statement earlier today confirming the rumors that Nelson Mandela, peace activist and the first black president of South Africa, has passed away. He was 95 years old.
World leaders, politicians, and other prominent people have expressed their admiration and condolences at the passing at one of the most influential figures of peaceful resistance in the 20th Century. Said British Prime Minister David Cameron via Twitter: "A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at [Number] 10 [Downing] to be flown at half mast."
Actress Amanda Bynes has completed inpatient treatment and is back living with her parents. She was first hospitalized in July and put on a 5150 psychiatric hold after starting a fire in a driveway and was then moved to a rehab facility for treatment.
Her family’s lawyer Tamar Arminak stated to People Magazine, “Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery” and that "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."
Beyonce is known for always giving fans a good show. Even without an album attached to it, she has been able to sell out her current Mrs. Carter world tour because fans know they're in for a good time. However, there was not a dry eye in LA's Staples Center on Tuesday when the singer dedicated two songs to the actor, Paul Walker.
"I dedicate these songs to Paul Walker," she said to the audience before singing her rendition of "I Will Always Love You." She then performed the equally touching song, "Halo."
You couldn't help but to be moved.Celebrities like Zoe Saldana, and Julianne Hough gathered at Hyde Lounge for a VIP viewing party. Sources say "you could hear a pin drop" in the lounge when Beyonce sang the tribute to Paul.
Earlier this week, Cipriani Wall Street played host to the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Guests and celebrities alike enjoyed cocktails provided by Russian Standard Vodka. The awards featured seven categories; juries of filmmakers determined the winners, while moviegoers chose the winner of the audience award. During the ceremony, Steve Buscemi gave a heartfelt tribute to renowned actor James Gandolfini. Ethan Hawke and Julie Dempley also presented Richard Linklater with a tribute, while Lee Daniels paid tribute to Forest Whitaker. Other presenters at the awards included Mayor Bloomberg, Rashida Jones, Katheryn Hahn, Shailene Woodley and Jared Leto. The awards were hosted by comedian Nick Kroll.
David O Russell’s new film American Hustle hasn’t opened in theaters yet but it’s already doing some serious work towards enticing votes from Academy Award members. The film has been generating a lot of media buzz and today it received top awards from the New York Film Critics Circle. In addition to being named the best picture of the year, the film is also the beneficiary of the awards for best screenplay (David O’Russell and Eric Singer) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).
Will Ferrell anchored the KXMB evening news in Bismarck, North Dakota as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy on November 30. Ferrell stayed in character throughout the newscast as he co-anchored alongside Amber Schatz, who could hardly keep a straight face.
Ferrell, as Burgundy, did stray from the news a couple of times such as leaning in to Schatz’s shot as she was reading the news and asking her if she was married. Some of the stories the actor covered in the newscast included children visiting with Santa Claus and firefighters responding to a trash fire in a Sam’s Club parking lot.
Paul Walker, the actor best known as his role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast and Furious" film franchise, was killed in a car crash earlier today in Valencia, California at around 3:30pm local time while attending a local charity event. Walker was the passenger in a Porsche when the driver lost control of the vehicle, collding into a tree. The car then burst into the flames, killing both driver and Walker. He was 40 years old.
The 49 year old starlet has been named #1 Entertainer of the Year and the honor is well deserved.
Bullock's resume showcases an impeccable career in the industry that has been executed flawlessly through her roles in everything from comedies to dramas to action films.
Whether she's playing Gracie Hart, your favorite quirky cop from Miss Congeniality, or if shes playing Jean Cabot, a prejudice woman who changes her way after a carjacking in the movie Crash, Bullock becomes each character and wins over her fan's hearts every single time she graces the silver screen.
In an effort to gain closure over her mother's death and recieve answers to an identity crisis, Marquita Smith followed the advice of a therapist and trusted friend: pray for the four generations of women that proceeded her, and ask that they pray the same for her. The friend theorized the source of Smith's struggle as "unfinished business"--the pain of unclosed wounds of previous generations was spilling over into Smith's life. The result of Smith's initial prayers was an immediate release of negativity and the beginning of a journey towards inner balance and clarity. P. S. Pray the Same for Me is the result of this path, an even combination of poetry and prayers.
Well it’s been a busy day for the boys of One Direction. Not only did they release their new album today, titled “Midnight Memories,” but they also revealed tour information during their appearance in “Good Morning America”.
As part of their “Where We Are” tour, the band is scheduled to perform in several North American cities next year. The concert tickets will officially go on sale on December 7 and are bound to sell out quickly. Their list of tour dates (which you can check out below) is already pretty big, but the band is likely to add more performances to their calendar. They are also definitely going to be making numerous public appearances during the next couple of months to promote their new album.