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Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

Originally posted 12/08/2014 03:20PM

You're probably familiar with Idris Elba, the actor. But are you familiar with Idris Elba the DJ? The guitarist? The house music buff?

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Whoa! Idris Elba Posts Sexy Shirtless Gym Video

Whoa! Idris Elba Posts Sexy Shirtless Gym Video

Originally posted 10/09/2014 09:00PM

The 42-year-old actor is busy getting in shape for his new film Bastille Day

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Idris Elba: Nicolas Cage Once Spent the Night in Dracula's Castle

Idris Elba: Nicolas Cage Once Spent the Night in Dracula's Castle

Originally posted 09/22/2014 02:00PM

Idris Elba's Reddit AMA provided a few key facts about Elba's career. He would totally play James Bond, and he loves Mary Poppins, but perhaps most importantly, it added a crucial detail to the ever-expanding web that is The Nicolas Cage Mythos. Elba talked about an odd incident that occurred while the two were shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance together in Romania in 2010.

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Idris Elba Would 'Absolutely' Play James Bond | Idris Elba

Idris Elba Would 'Absolutely' Play James Bond

Originally posted 09/21/2014 03:10PM

Idris Elba participated in an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on Reddit Saturday, and he explained a little about his role-selection process, upcoming projects and favorite Disney film.

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Why Luther Should Win an Emmy – in One Scene

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:40PM

WARNING: Video contains profanity and violence

Neither Luther nor Idris Elba have won an Emmy yet. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, that is a crime greater than any the show addressed during its three-season run. Elba picked up a Golden Globe in 2012 for it, but considering the most recent season of Luther is the last, the time is now to reward the actor and the show.

For three seasons, Elba so fully inhabited Luther's gray car coat that we're not really sure where the character began and where Elba ended, which is really worrisome, because that's also what we thought about his portrayal of Baltimore drug lord Stringer Bell in The Wire.

The scene above is gripping, unsettling and must have been taxing to film. In short, it's everything great TV is supposed to be, and the perfect example of why Luther, showrunner Neil Cross and Elba all deserve to walk home with Emmys on Monday night.

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Idris Elba Welcomes a Son

Idris Elba Welcomes a Son

Originally posted 04/18/2014 11:00AM

The British actor and his girlfriend welcomed Winston on Thursday, he announced on Twitter

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How Mandela's Daughters Found Out About Their Father's Death

UpdatePosted 12/06/2013 11:55AM

Mandela's Daughters Learn of Father's Death Midway Through London Film Premiere

Originally posted 12/06/2013 10:00AM

In an emotional judgment call, two of Nelson Mandela's daughters decided that the London premiere of the Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom would continue, despite the former South African president's death Thursday at the age of 95.

Zenani and Zindzi Mandela attended the premiere and learned of their father's death during the screening. Though the pair left the Odeon Leicester Square theater, they asked that the film play to the end uninterrupted, according to a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Zindzi Mandela had spoken about her father's health on the film's red carpet, saying that he was "fine."

"He's just a typical 95-year-old who is frail," she added.

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Prince William Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Movie's London Premiere

Prince William Comments on Nelson Mandela's Death: He Was 'an Extraordinary and Inspiring Man'

Originally posted 12/05/2013 06:30PM



There was a standing ovation followed by a stunned hush in the London movie theater where Prince William, his wife, Kate, and a roomful of VIPs had just finished watching the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The group was shocked when they learned that the subject of the movie, Nelson Mandela, had died.

"We were delivered the news as the credits rolled," Tweeted The Mail on Sunday's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. "Silence here in the cinema where the royal couple have just watched Mandela. RIP."

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Royal Date Night! William and Kate Walk Red Carpet at Mandela Premiere

Prince William and Kate Attend Mandela Premiere in London

Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:45PM

The party season is in full swing for Prince William and Kate as they stepped out for a movie premiere Thursday in London.

The couple, both 31, were the guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Kate, in a favorite white Roland Mouret gown that she previously wore to a private dinner in May 2012, and William, in his traditional tuxedo, lit up the chilly West End evening.

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