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Netflix Pays Nearly $12,000,000 To Stream African War Film When It Hits Theaters

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Netflix is continuing to turn traditional media and rollout protocols on their heads by acquiring the rights of the African war drama Beasts of No Nat...

Celebrities Tweet About the Oscars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.

Idris Elba: I Sacrificed My Personal Life For Acting

Daily Mail | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

He’s sacrificed his personal life to pursue his career, but the fleet-footed star who broke through with cult TV classic The Wire and triumphed as M...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Interrogating The Interview

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Between last episode and this one, The Interview went from a planned wide release to a cancelled release to a limited release to an online release. Phew!

Rush Limbaugh Saving the World From a Black James Bond

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.01.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Rush Limbaugh thinks the next James Bond should be played by a white actor. It's not fair. White people get all the good roles -- like the actor who currently plays the comical Rush Limbaugh character.

Dear White People

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.28.2015 | Black Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

Before you start shouting that "blacks are destroying everything that is white" or that "political correctness is destroying America," here is some historical fact that will prove otherwise.

Idris Elba Thinks He Isn't Handsome Enough to Play James Bond

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment

Rush Limbaugh can't handle it, but Idris Elba has been discussing James Bond rumors since 2009. Here in 2014, Elba is still talking about the role. ...

Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

Idris Elba Responds To Those James Bond Rumors

Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment

Among the detritus uncovered by the Sony hack was studio co-chair Amy Pascal's following six-word gem: "Idris should be the next bond."...

Rush Limbaugh Can't Stand The Idea Of A Black James Bond

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media

Can James Bond be played by a black man? Absolutely. Just don't tell Rush Limbaugh, who devoted part of his radio show on Tuesday to fussing over a...

Idris Elba Releases Mandela-Inspired Album

AP | MELINDA NEWMAN | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

Idris Elba, "Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela" (7wallace/Parlophone Records) Playing Nelson Mandela in 2013's theatrical release, "Mandela: Long Walk t...

Great News For Loki Fans

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment

Marvel’s Kevin Feige has confirmed that Tom Hiddleston's Loki will be featured prominently in the upcoming third installment in the Thor series, "Ra...

Stopping Ebola in Its Tracks

Idris Elba | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Idris Elba

A few weeks ago, as Ebola slipped down the world's list of priorities, I woke up in the middle of the night knowing I had to do something, in whatever way I could, to help fight the spread of this virus.

Ebola Crisis: Idris Elba Goes Viral to Fight the Virus

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Elba says Ebola has hit home for him because his family is originally from Sierra Leone and he has relatives in the region. Sierra Leone is one of the four countries (including Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria) where a total of more than 5,800 cases of Ebola have been reported.

Idris Elba And Dolphins Take The Box Office

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. The Sony thr...

Taraji P. Henson: Hollywood Execs Don't Get Me

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout her acting career, Taraji P. Henson has had the honor of appearing in films alongside stars like Brad Pitt and has made guest appearances o...

'Denzel Is James Bond'?

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

As fans continue to entertain the possible idea of a black actor gracing the silver screen to star as James Bond, another actor has added his name to ...

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 10.11.2014 | 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,...