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Idris Covers DETAILS September Issue

The YBF | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

Oh, hey there Idris. Or, Big Driis since we're nasty. The star of the upcoming flick No Good Deed is looking all kinds of sexy as DETAilS Magazine's...

Methadone for the TV-Binge-Watcher: What to Watch While Waiting for the Next 'Hit'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 08.12.2014 | TV
Mellini Kantayya

Being a mere mortal and not a mighty algorithm, my suggestions aren't as nuanced as Netflix's 76,897 genre categories, but I did my best to match common themes and tones to these wonderful shows that may be new to many viewers.

Sorry, Idris Elba's Bulge Is Not What You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

Idris Elba has revealed that the bulge in his pants in recent photos was actually just a mic wire and not anything else you may have thought it was. ...

Who Is The New Denzel?

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices

Even before Chadwick Boseman finished shooting Universal's James Brown biopic Get on Up, out Aug. 1, he was approached to star in new projects as Sam ...

Bill Murray Will Voice Your Favorite Animated Bear

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment

If Bill Murray were an animal he would definitely be a big cuddly bear, so it only makes sense that he'll voice Baloo, the bear from Rudyard Kipling's...

Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

Amy M. Davis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Amy M. Davis

Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience.

Idris Elba Welcomes Baby Boy

AP | Posted 04.19.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston. The actor tweeted Friday that his son was born Thursday, adding a photo of the ba...

Disney Casts Idris Elba As Villainous Tiger In 'The Jungle Book'

Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

Idris Elba will soon be a Disney villain. Elba recently signed on to voice the man-eating tiger Shere Khan in Disney's remake of "The Jungle Book,...

PHOTOS: 10 Black British Actors You Need To Know

Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

The increase of British actors coming to the forefront of Hollywood for their dynamic talents have taken precedence in recent years. And though, the i...

Oprah Gets Photobombed By Idris Elba

www.celebuzz.com | Posted 02.25.2014 | Celebrity

Oprah took a step forward in the technology world, snapping her first selfie at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards. But even a media mogul as big as ...

'Ordinary Love' in Extraordinary Times

Idris Elba | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Idris Elba

To be a Mandela is to understand the longings of the South African people. That is the first thing I learned when I set out to portray Nelson Mandela, the new nation's founding leader and inspirational visionary, in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Vanity Fair's 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover Is STUNNING

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.03.2014 | Celebrity

A mix of seasoned actors and industry newcomers grace the cover of Vanity Fair's 20th annual Hollywood issue. The three-panel foldout boasts Oscar nom...

Idris Elba Really Wants To Be On 'Girls'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Idris Elba had a huge year with a Golden Globe nomination for his role in "Mandela," but there's one part he hasn't landed just yet. Turns out, Elb...

Will the Mandela Movie Even Win an Oscar Nomination?

Danny Schechter | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Danny Schechter

Of late, it lost its buzz, and is appears buried by the hype machine, almost being treated as an also ran. The entertainment media no long seems to take it seriously. All the focus is on other films and the big US stars.

Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. ...

Idris Elba Opens Up About Golden Globes Nerves

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Idris Elba has a lot to think about before Sunday night's Golden Globes. After all, being nominated for two different projects can be stressful. T...

Apparently This Is What Happens When You Wear Bow Tie (SPOILER: It's A Little Inappropriate)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

We love a guy in a bow tie because of how dashing and dapper it makes him look. But apparently, there's another surprise side effect of tying on a ...

Idris Elba Settles James Bond Rumor Once And For All

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Some of the Internet really wants Idris Elba to play James Bond. Sadly, the "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" actor says those people will just have to ...

Christmas Behind Bars With Nelson Mandela: Recollections of Younger Anti-apartheid Activist Saths Cooper

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

The opening of the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Christmas Day in America was an appropriately timed gift, given the film's message about faith in one's belief, overcoming injustice and choosing love over hate.

The Top 15 Black Entertainment News Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that 2013 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good news like Cicely Tyson winning her first Tony...

Oprah's Favorite Nelson Mandela Memory

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

To prepare for his role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," actor Idris Elba says he studied everything he could get his hands on about the former Sou...

Idris Elba Describes Chilling Night In Nelson Mandela's Prison

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Prior to Nelson Mandela's death, Oprah sat down with actor Idris Elba, who plays Mandela in the new film, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." In the abov...

Idris Elba Reacts To Nelson Mandela's Death

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Idris Elba is the most recent actor to portay Nelson Mandela, and the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" star released a statement following the South Af...

Celebrities Share Their Condolences For Mandela

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Portraying Nelson Mandela in a motion picture has been a badge of honor among some of Hollywood’s elite actors in recent years. In 2009, moviegoe...

Mandela Movie Breaking South Africa Box Office Records

AP | RAY FAURE | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa's highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its...