from Africa News blog:

Must we see rape in Britain to understand rape in Congo?

September 30, 2011

I was left somewhat traumatised after going to see a screening of a controversial new Hollywood-backed short released this week, aimed at highlighting the link between minerals mined for British mobile phones and the use of rape and murder as weapons of war in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

from Fan Fare:

New Dads Elton John, David Furnish plan more movies

January 31, 2011

JohnFurnishNow that they have baby Zachary to look after, Elton John and David Furnish may follow up their animated movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" with more kids' films. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas Day at a Los Angeles hospital to a surrogate mother.

from Fan Fare:

Who is greatest stage actor of all?

September 23, 2010

McKellenSo who is the greatest stage actor of them all?

Britain's "The Stage" theatrical publication is holding a poll to ask visitors to its website to choose who is the best stage actor of all time. Six of the 10 shortlisted artists are still alive, and include legends not only of the stage, but also the screen, including Judi Dench and Ian McKellen (pictured at right). The Stage will keep the voting lines open for the next 10 weeks and publish the winner in a special Christmas edition.

from Fan Fare:

Colin Firth — once an awards militant, now a convert

December 9, 2009

colin firth Honesty from actors tends to be in short supply around Hollywood's awards season. Most respond to questions about possible Oscar or Golden Globe nominations with the standard line about "the  honor" of simply being nominated.