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A public sign in India, aimed at paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, flopped when passersby noted that it used a photo of actor Morgan Freeman instead of the late South African president.
The memorial to Mandela was placed in the city of Coimbatore and paid for by a local cloth merchant, according to the Agence France-Presse. It featured a large photo of Freeman alongside smaller photos of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr.
The text of the poster, written in Tamil, read (via a Huffington Post translation):
Among today’s politicians who cannot think beyond the next election cycle, Nelson Mandela was a leader who thought of the well-being of future generations. He went to join Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King on 5.12.13. We bow down to him, proud to have lived during his time on earth and praise his message of love, non-violence and sacrifice. “The farmer may sleep, but the seeds he planted never will.”
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Morgan Freeman knows the film industry like the back of his 76-year-old hand.
The acting sage has churned out a good handful of blockbuster films in 2013 thus far, and his upcoming film, “Last Vegas,” a comedy, starring an ensemble cast of male Hollywood royalty, will be yet another feather in his cap of cinema excellence and longevity.
We would happily mention the many other films Freeman’s played in, but there isn’t enough room on this page for a list that spans forever.
His career on the big screen notwithstanding, Freeman has never been gun shy when discussing topics related to American history, politics and pop culture, nor does he mind napping during interviews.
The silver fox with the unforgettable voice is also an unofficial movie critic (can’t say he isn’t qualified). The Daily Beast writer Marlow Stern spoke with the freewheeling Freeman about a wide variety of topics ranging from Tea Party madness to, well, “twerking,” and why he won’t see breakout director Lee Daniels’ compelling film, “12 Years a Slave”
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Celebrity marriages are notorious for having a short shelf life. Although it looked like they would defy the odds and remain married until death split them up, these celebrity couples decided to call it quits after 20-plus years together.
Bruce and Kris Jenner
She may be one of Hollywood’s most powerful momagers and is used to having her family dominate headlines, but earlier this week, Kris Jenner became a hot topic herself when she and her husband Bruce announced their split. Although they have been living under separate roofs for some time, the couple had vehemently denied there was trouble in paradise. Married in 1991, Kris and Bruce have two children together and an estimated $125 million in net worth, which could cause a problem in divorce court without a pre-nuptial agreement.
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As soon as you see Katt Williams on the roster, you know exactly what kind of movie it’s going to be. And he’s not the only one who plays the same role in every movie he gets. We’ve got a list of Hollywood’s most typecast actors. And if you talk to any of them, tell them we’d love to see them play someone else.
There’s a lot that goes into promoting a new movie, including crazy work hours and early morning interviews for the flick’s starring cast. While out promoting his latest film Now You See Me, with co-star Michael Caine, 75-year-old actor Morgan Freeman dozed off in the middle of an interview with Q13 Fox News!
As Michael went on and on about the amazing CGI special effects used in the filming of Now You See Me and many other popular action films, Morgan can be seen seated next to him with fluttering eyelids in an apparent battle with the Sandman. Unfortunately, the Sandman won because only seconds later Uncle Morgan drifts into a quick nap. As the interview ensues, he briefly awakens from his slumber, but it doesn’t last long. Q13 Fox cuts to a brief clip from the movie, then the camera cuts back to Morgan, who has fallen back to sleep and is slouching to the side like a deacon trying to sneak in a nap before work on the last pew of a church! Towards the end of the video, Morgan wakes up and begins nodding in approval of his co-stars film technology explanations.
He later joked that he wasn’t sleeping, but testing a new Google product.
“I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.”
Oh Uncle Morgan, you slay us!
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A successful marriage takes a lot of hard work, compassion and compromise. While it was virtually unheard of years ago, more and more couples are getting divorced late in life. Here are 15 couples that almost stood the test of time.
When Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman met, it was a match made in heaven. The two actors tied the knot in 1982 but after 30 years of wedded bliss, Devito and Perlman announced their split in October 2012. Word on the street was Devito’s roving eye was to blame. All may be forgiven though because the couple was recently spotted together after enjoying a Hawaiian vacation. The “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” star said in a recent interview he and Perlman were working on their marriage. “Rhea and I are really close. Actually still together, just separate, but together.” At 68 and 64 they ought to be.
Remember when you were 10 and 11 and you thought you could do anything and there still might be monsters in your closet and magic was possibly real? Well, we have these movies to thank for that. When we were kids, we absolutely loved these flicks and as adults, we officially consider them our childhood faves.
Baseball commentator Scott Smalls reminisces about the summer of ’62, the year his family moved and he first fell in love with the game of baseball. It was in “The Sandlot” that he learned first-hand the meaning of teamwork and camaraderie. He also realizes everyone abstains from hitting a homerun over the sandlot fence because there’s a ferocious dog guarding the property. As luck would have it, the first time Scott “borrows” his stepfather’s autographed baseball without asking, he hits it over the fence and has to go retrieve it. A classic cult favorite, “The Sandlot” spawned three direct-to-video sequels.
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Before they were Academy Award nominees and winners, television stars, business magnates, singers, muses, activists and more, these celebrities were trying to just make it. Whether that means just trying to find their path and what they love to do, trying to model, or trying to be taken seriously in Hollywood, they were working MAD hard. Time has passed and their notoriety and fame is at its height, making them icons in their respective fields, but the photos from their early years and their life before the huge fame are still around. So what were some of the biggest names on the planet looking like back in the day? Let’s take a look at 14 of them shall we?
From Eur Web
Actor Morgan Freeman said on Sunday that he did not issue a statement blaming the media for sensationalizing the Newtown School shootings that left 20 children and six adults dead.
The actor added that he never made or posted the statement that became a Facebook and Internet sensation, saying it was a hoax.
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