Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Taylor Swift Kim K. Miley Cyrus Trump PerezTV

All tag results for nelson mandela

Watch Eddie Izzard Talk About Coming Out As Transgender As He Gives An INCREDIBLY Inspirational Speech!

Filed under: InspirationTransgenderLGBT

no title

Eddie Izzard has taken it upon himself to do something extremely difficult and inspirational — run 27 marathons in 27 days for the charity Sport Relief.

The comedian who once ran 43 marathons in 52 days for the charity, has decided to run one marathon for each year Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Whoa.

On top of it all, Eddie is also using the exposure to help send a great message as he gave an inspirational speech about coming out as transgender. He shared:

"I use it as a badge of identity. I am a transgender guy who came out 31 years ago… I've got boy genetics and girl genetics. We get obsessed by it in humanity. We've been obsessed for 5000 years of civilization and people are still being murdered – in Uganda they were trying to sentence people to death."

Video: Caitlyn Finally Learns About Trans Issues In Season Two

The 54-year-old continued:

"No matter what sex or sexuality, how you self-identify, or who you fancy, matters not one whit – what do you do in life? What do you make? What do you add to the human existence? That's what matters."

The actor went on to sum up his connection to Mandela and explain his run and hopeful message by saying:

"It all comes back to Nelson Mandela. Try and put something into the world, leave something positive."

Ch-ch-check out the rest of Izzard's AH-Mazing speech (below) and let us know if you feel inspired!

Tags: , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Absolutely Horrifying! Nelson Mandela's Grandson Accused Of Raping A 15-Year-Old Girl

Filed under: Icky Icky PooViolence

no title

And the hits keep coming.

In a terrible turn of events, it was recently reported that Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mbuso Mandela, allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in a public bathroom. So disgusting.

On Wednesday, Mandela appeared in a Johannesburg court where he'll be held until a Friday bail hearing.

[ Related: Celebrities React To Nelson's Death On Twitter! ]

A family spokesperson said of the victim's harrowing experience:

"Apparently, she went to the toilet and he grabbed her and raped her inside one of the toilets."

To make matters worse, the spokesperson revealed that Nelson's second wife, Winnie Mandela, tried to intimidate the victim's family into silence. The spokesperson added:

"Winnie's bodyguard went to the family pretending to be a cop. The father was told there was no need to arrest the suspect but when the father asked to see his badge, he didn't have one. It turned out he had been sent by Winnie. Just because they have a famous surname, they think they can get away with crime… The girl is young and doesn't even drink."

How immoral and horrifying!!

We hope justice is served and we'll keep you updated as the case progresses!

[Image via AP Images.]

Tags: , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Madonna Apologizes & Explains Comparing Herself To Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, & Bob Marley

Filed under: MadonnaFacebook

no title

Well, at least this is some kind of explanation!

Madonna came under fire when she posted pictures of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Bob Marley all with her Rebel Heart facial wrapping photoshopped onto the icons.

[ Related: Madonna Explains How Rebel HeartWould Have Been Different If Not For The Leaks ]

People were obviously upset, saying that she was comparing her Rebel Heart to these men, so she took to her Facebook to explain. Madge said:

Sounds heartfelt enough! She also added in her post of John Lennon:

"I would like to thank all my fans for recreating my album cover with the ❤️Rebel Heart ribbon on the faces of so many Great Hero's. It shows that you are also celebrating and in admiration of these great freedom fighters! When I repost these images i am saying YES! These people are all Rebel Hearts in one way or another from Martin Luther King to Jesus to Nelson Mandela to John Lennon. YES! Lets celebrate them! The world needs more people like them. I hope to one day accomplish. 1 100th of what these Rebel Hearts have accomplished. As I Said in a previous post "I walk in the footsteps of Giants" and i will continue to do so G*D willing. They are my guiding light. ❤️#rebelheart ❤️#livingforlove"

It sounds like all she's doing is admiring these people! But since some folks are still mad, we're curious if YOU think it makes up for posting them in the first place? Let us know in the comments (below)!

P.S. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter!

P.P.S. CLICK HERE to "like" Perez on Facebook!
[Image via Instagram.]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 27 comments

Is Madonna Comparing Herself To Nelson Mandela & Martin Luther King Jr.?? See What She Said HERE!

Filed under: MadonnaPolitikTwitter

no title

Madonna may or may not be comparing herself to Martin Luther King, Jr., but she's definitely using his likeness.

And he's not the only one.

[ Photos: Selena Gomez's Exposed Ankle Causes Controversy For Disrespecting Muslim Culture! ]

In a series of tweets promoting her new album Rebel Heart, Madge photoshopped her own facial wrapping onto the faces of MLK, Bob Marley, and Nelson Mandela, writing:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / 23 comments

Morgan Freeman Confused With Nelson Mandela In Worst Billboard Gaffe EVER!

Filed under: Oops!Morgan Freeman

nelson mandela billboard india morgan freeman picture mistakenly used

Oh. No.

This is one of the most unfortunate mistakes we've ever seen!

A billboard was recently erected in Coimbatore, India to celebrate the human rights contributions of the late Nelson Mandela, but they kind of horribly messed up the tribute!

They accidentally used a close-up picture of Morgan Freeman (above)!!!!!

Whoa! We're glad Invictus found international distribution, but this kind of mix-up is bad news bears!

The message, written in the Tamil language, allegedly translates into:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / 3 comments

One Direction, Paul Walker & So Many More Appear In Google's Heartwarming Annual Zeitgeist, Here's To 2013!!

This is so AH-MAZING & inspirational!

Google has created an incredible video for their annual zeitgeist, aka the recap of their most searched cultural topics, and when you watch it you'd seriously better have your tissues handy!

The video includes some of the year's biggest events including some heartbreaking losses (like Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker), Kate Middleton & Prince William introducing Prince George to the world, and incredible inspirational events like Batkid's day in San Francisco and Malala Yousafzai's AH-Mazing words of courage!

The video also shows glimpses of One Direction, David Beckham, Daniel Day Lewis, and so many other moments from 2013 that deserve to be relived!

So DEFINITELY ch-ch-check out the video (above) with your tissues at the ready!!!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Paul Walker #1 On Google’s Most Popular Search List! See The Complete Top 10 HERE!

Filed under: GIFsPaul Walker

paul walker

There was A LOT to be searched for in 2013!

Google is releasing its year-end data that shows just what America wanted to know more about this year!

Though there were many major moments that occurred over the last 12 months, none garnered more web activity than the death of Paul Walker.

The late actor tops Google’s list for most searched in 2013. News of his tragic passing lit up the internet like never before with millions of people scrambling to learn all they could about this unbelievable disaster.

While there were many sad stories this year, it wasn’t all bad news! After all, we did see the birth of a Royal Baby in 2013!

Ch-ch-check out the rest of the top search list…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 1 comment