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On Thursday, the White House will welcome the entire cast in addition to several of Nelson Mandela's relatives.
Guess what flavor brew we’ve got bubbling over:
• On Thursday, President Obama will host a Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom screening. Biopic stars Idris Elba, Naomie Harris along with two of Nelson Mandela’s daughters are scheduled to attend. Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Mandela, will also be present. The Weinstein Company’s co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “Knowing what a strong relationship President Obama has with President Mandela it’s an honor for this film to be shown at the White House.” [Hollywood Reporter]
• Yesterday, NBA superstar Chris Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, welcomed a healthy baby girl. According to a press release, little Dylan Skye Bosh was born at 5:55 am. She came in weighing 6 lbs 14 oz and was 19 inches long. “Mother and baby are doing great and her brother Jackson, 1, and sister Trinity, 5, can’t wait to meet her,” said their rep.
• The FBI is now investigating death threats made against Conrad Murray’s lawyer Valerie Wass. TMZ reports that a small group of Michael Jackson fanatics are targeting Wass because they can’t reach Murray and because she lashed out at one of them when Murray was released last week. [TMZ]
• Once again, rapper DMX was arrested in South Carolina on Monday. He was charged with driving on a suspended license and having no license plate or insurance. He was arrested and held for three hours before posting bail. Yesterday’s incident was DMX’s third run-in with the law in South Carolina in the past few months. “This short arrest will not affect any of his upcoming concerts and he is planning on performing with Swizz Beatz on Wednesday’s Wendy Williams Show,” said his rep. [CNN]
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