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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 02.24.2014 | 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...

Box Office Record!

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices

"Long Walk to Freedom", a film based on the life of Nelson Mandela, has became South Africa's all-time highest grossing picture after its opening last...

Idris Elba's Journey To Role As Nelson Mandela

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.28.2013 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When portraying South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela in the biopic, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," Idris Elba e...

The First Word On 'Mandela'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.28.2013 | Entertainment

If there were ever a season to learn, via the movies, about crucial periods of history, it's this one. Last month we were introduced to "12 Years a Sl...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

There is so much more to Mandela's life story, and this revealing bio-film fleshes out those details while definitively establishing the psyche of a man who is best described as an earthly saint.

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

Mike Ryan

Idris Elba Needs Your Help To Become James Bond

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Idris Elba isn't afraid to tell you when he doesn't like a question. He kind of notoriously doesn't love questions about "The Wire," and, as I found o...