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Star Trek Beyond Cast Pay Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

Zachary Quinto has led a tribute video to 'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy. The 38-year-old actor remembered Leonard - who played the iconic character Spock across film and TV from 1964 to 2013 - as...

Pierce Brosnan Reckons The Time Is Right For A Black Or Gay James Bond

There’s been much talk about Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond, potentially becoming the first black man to portray 007 on the big screen. However, Pierce Brosnan has said that he could...

Pierce Brosnan Would Welcome A Gay James Bond

Pierce Brosnan would welcome a gay James Bond - but doesn't think it'll ever happen.The 62-year-old actor - who starred as the iconic secret agent in four films from 1995 to 2002 - has claimed...

John Newman Rejected Will Smith

John Newman rejected the chance to work with Will Smith.The 'Come And Get It' hitmaker was in talks to record with 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' star for his second studio record 'Revolve' but revealed...

Idris Elba Enjoys 'Massive' Manhood Rumour

Idris Elba is happy with the rumour he has a ''massive penis''.The 42-year-old British actor saw his Twitter followers rise sharply and a flurry of activity on his social media account back in August 2014...

David Oyelowo To Play James Bond... In Audiobook

English actor David Oyelowo has been selected to play James Bond – in an audiobook version of a brand new 007 novel penned by Anthony Horowitz. The book, titled ‘Trigger Mortis’, has been commissioned by...

David Oyelowo Voices James Bond Audiobook

David Oyelowo will voice James Bond in forthcoming thriller 'Trigger Mortis'. The Shakespearian actor will be the first black actor to play 007 and while it is for the audiobook rather than on-screen, it's a...

Idris Elba Doubts His Chances Of Playing James Bond

Idris Elba thinks playing James Bond would be ''a self-fulfilling prophecy''.The 42-year-old star - who's been heavily linked with the coveted role, once current incumbent Daniel Craig steps to one side - has admitted his...

Gemma Arterton Hates Make-up Questions

Gemma Arterton hates being asked questions about her dress size and make-up routine. The 29-year-old actress has become more confident at avoiding queries about her size and beauty regime when she walks the red carpet...

Idris Elba Becomes First Male On Maxim Magazine Cover

The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star is featured on the front of publication's September issue (15), marking the first solo-male cover for Maxim. Editor-in-Chief Kate Lanphear tells website Racked Elba is...

Idris Seen As Evil Warlord In Netflix Movie 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Idris Elba depicts an evil warlord in the newly released trailer for upcoming Netflix movie 'Beasts of No Nation'.The 42-year-old actor plays the central character - known as Commandant - who is a leader of...

Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart And Idris Elba To Compete At Venice Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, one of the first people to undergo a sex change operation, in The Danish Girl, which will compete for the festival's top trophy against the futuristic love...

Benicio Del Toro To Play Villain In Star Wars: Episode Viii

Benicio del Toro is in talks to play the main villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'.The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor is being lined up to play a baddie in the sci-fi sequel, insiders have...

Duran Duran Want Kanye West For Bond Theme

Duran Duran want Kanye West to do the next James Bond theme.The 'Hungry Like The Wolf' hitmakers have suggested the 38-year-old musician should follow in Adele's footsteps by rapping the theme to the forthcoming James...

Snoop Dogg Prompts Fear Of Chaos At U.k. Festival

The rapper has been unveiled as the mystery 'special guest' at the Mutiny Festival this weekend (17-19Jul15) but the news has angered many of those living in nearby Fontwell, West Sussex. They...

Idris Elba Breakdances And Confirms He Will Appear In 'Star Trek Beyond'

Idris Elba has confirmed he will be starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond after appearing in a behind the scenes video for a new fan competition where he showed off his breakdancing skills. Launched...

Idris Elba Confirmed For Star Trek Beyond

Idris Elba will appear in 'Star Trek Beyond'.The 42-year-old star - who was rumoured to be starring as a villain in the sci-fi sequel - confirmed he will be taking up a role in the...

Little Mix Want A Spice World-style Movie

Little Mix want to make their own 'Spice World'-inspired movie.The 'Black Magic' hitmakers - made up of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - have confessed they'd love to follow in the...

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates For First Batch Of Original Films

Netflix has moved into the world of original films and the fun starts this October! Yes the streaming service has just revealed the premiere dates for its first batch of original features, with Cary Fukunaga’s...

Idris Elba Almost Passed Out During Aerobatic Stunt

The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star faced his fear of heights to fly a small plane and complete 360-degree loops and twists in preparation for an aerobatic competition during the series....

Idris Elba Kept Tv Show Stunts A Secret From Family

The Wire star takes on rally driving, tries to break a land speed record, and flies an aerobatic plane in his new TV series Idris Elba: No Limits, and he admits the stunts...

Daniel Radcliffe Named Rear Of The Year 2015

Daniel Radcliffe has been named Rear Of The Year 2015.The 25-year-old actor, who's best known for his starring role in the 'Harry Potter' franchise, beat the likes of Idris Elba and 'Fifty Shades of Grey'...

Idris Elba Answers The James Bond Question: "It's Just A Rumour. I Have No Idea"

Idris Elba has long been rumoured to be the next in line to play James Bond once Daniel Craig steps down from the franchise later this year. But while ‘The Wire’ actor has previously stated...

Idris Elba Has 'No Idea' If He'll Play James Bond

Idris Elba has ''no idea'' whether he'll be the next James Bond.The 42-year-old actor - who previously starred as former South African President Nelson Mandela in ' Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' - has been...

Channing Tatum: Don't Have An American James Bond

Channing Tatum would love to be the next James Bond - but says the secret agent ''shouldn't be an American''.The 35-year-old actor - who plays an undercover cop in the 'Jump Street' franchise - has...

Idris Elba Feels Like A Fashion Lottery Winner

Idris Elba feels like he's ''won the lottery'' since launching a fashion line with Superdry. The 'Prometheus' star partnered with the popular high street clothing brand to produce a 250 premium-piece collection that launched last...

Is Damian Lewis Set To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond?

‘Homeland’ star Damian Lewis has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, after a string of bets caused bookies to slash their odds on the actor. Current Bond Daniel...

Idris Elba Shows Off Rap Skills On Remix Of Skepta's 'Shutdown'

Idris Elba’s burgeoning career as a musician continues with aplomb, after the star showcased his rapping skills on a remix of Skepta’s single ‘Shutdown’ on Twitter yesterday.The ‘Luther’ star uploaded his re-working of the British...

Idris Elba Pulls Out Of Dj Gig Over Film Scheduling Issues

The Wire star was booked to perform on the first night of the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin, but he has withdrawn his name. A spokesperson for the event says, "Idris had...

Tilda Swinton Set For Doctor Strange Role

Tilda Swinton is in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Doctor Strange'.The 54-year-old actress is up for the role as The Ancient One, who is traditionally depicted as a man, in the Marvel Studios...

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