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Nelson Mandela & Paul Walker: Fans Honor Them In Joint Twitter Tributes

The world has lost two great souls this week: former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, and actor Paul Walker, who tragically died in a fiery car crash at age 40. They will both be missed.

Fans are taking to Twitter to remember the late Nelson Mandela and the late Paul Walker in joint tributes. Sure, Nelson and Paul may seem like an unlikely pairing. Nelson obviously made an incomparable impact on the world — but every act of kindness counts, and Paul definitely tried to make a difference through his disaster-relief charity Reach Out Worldwide.

Paul Walker & Nelson Mandela’s Death — Fans Pay Joint Tribute On Twitter

Fans of Paul and Nelson alike tweeted their sorrow over losing two wonderful people in one short week.

We’ve lost so many amazing souls this past year, my prayers are with their families. R.I.P Cory Monteith,
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MGM Channel to debut in South Africa

MGM Channel to debut in South Africa
Movies from "Some Like It Hot" to "Mandela" will be beamed to subscribers on the just announced MGM Channel set to debut May 1 in South Africa on a new paybox called Top-tv.

Carriage agreement marks the first such exposure to southern Africa for the classic movie branded spinoff.

Local provider On Digital Media will start beaming Top-tv as South Africa's second pay platform offering 55 channels.

 

MGM Worldwide Networks under prexy Bruce Tuchman now boasts two dozen branded networks in as many local languages across all inhabited continents. An MGM HD channel launched just a few months ago on Sky in the U.K.

Despite the financial problems of the Lion back in Hollywood, channels exploiting the company's huge library of titles continue to be launched around the globe. No details were available for the terms of this latest deal.

"Consumers in South Africa will now have more choice at affordable
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Bruni, Stewart to play Mandela birthday gig

Carla Bruni and Dave Stewart will perform two duets for Nelson Mandela's birthday celebrations on July 18. The French President's wife and the former Eurythmics star will perform Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' In The Wind' as well as Bruni's own song 'Quelqu'un M'a Dit' at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Carla's excited and a bit nervous," Stewart told The Daily Telegraph. "But she thinks it's going to be great and she is really looking forward to it." Stewart went on to defend Bruni's musical credentials and confirmed that the pair will team up again next month in France. "Carla is a great lyricist and she was (more)
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Eastwood's Mandela Movie Gets A Title And A Release Date

For a few days the buzz online has been that Clint Eastwood's Nelson Mandela movie, filmed under the working title The Human Factor, is now called Invictus. And it's always been assumed that the movie, firing on every Oscar cylinder imaginable, would be plunked down right in the heart of the awards season for maximum impact. So with that knowledge, nothing in today's Variety piece about the film is news, exactly-- the film is called Invictus, and it will come out on Dec. 11, opposite Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. But hey, it's good to have these things confirmed. Invictus stars Morgan Freeman-- who else?-- as the South Africa President, who tried to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup to bridge the divide in his country following the end of apartheid. Matt Damon pops in as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the country's rugby team. And what's up with the title?
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Eastwood casts son in Mandela movie

Clint Eastwood has reportedly cast his son in The Human Factor, his upcoming movie about Nelson Mandela and post-apartheid South Africa. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Eastwood will join Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in the project, which has been adapted from the book by John Carlin. The movie will revolve around the former South African president's attempt (more)
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Pm: Winehouse compared Blake to Mandela

Amy Winehouse compared her husband Blake Fielder-Civil to Nelson Mandela, Gordon Brown has claimed. The Prime Minister said he had to explain who Winehouse was to the former President of South Africa during his 90th birthday celebration. According to The Sun, Brown also attempted an explanation as to why Winehouse used the words "free Blakey my fella" in the famous 'Free Nelson Mandela' anthem. "As he looked at the concert I had this responsibility of explaining to him, as she came on stage, who Amy Winehouse was. And so I was, um, it took a bit of time to tell the full story," Brown told members (more)
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Egos left at the door for Mandela concert

Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert turned into a jovial affair after the guests decided to ditch their egos for the day. Artists including Leona Lewis and the Sugababes helped to create a sense of community in the hospitality area before the concert kicked off yesterday evening. "Normally at these things the artists keep themselves to themselves but they'd all left the attitude at the door," (more)
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Stars Congratulate Mandela on 90th - Watch the Concert

Nelson Mandela doesn't turn 90 until July 18, but the U.K. decided to throw him a bash – early and star-studded – on Friday. Some of those offering the South African leader their congratulations via video include stars from David and Victoria Beckham to Josh Groban and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. To see the concert on Friday, go to the Nelson Mandela tribute site for a live streaming webcast.
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Campbell banned from Mandela concert?

Nelson Mandela has reportedly banned Naomi Campbell from his 90th birthday concert in the wake of her conviction for assault. The former South African leader told organisers to drop her from the lineup for Friday's Hyde Park charity event, reports the Daily Mail. The supermodel was sentenced to 200 hours' community service last week for assaulting two police officers following a row about luggage at Heathrow's Terminal 5. A source is quoted as saying: "The man himself intervened and she was pulled off the list. He was disappointed with her (more)
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Winehouse confirmed for Mandela gig

Amy Winehouse has been confirmed for Nelson Mandela's birthday gig in Hyde Park. The singer will perform on June 27 at the 46664 Concert, which pays tribute to the former South African president. Tim Massey, International Director of 46664 said: "We are delighted that Amy will be appearing at Hyde Park to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday. "Amy joins an illustrious list of names showing (more)
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