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Shakira & Katy Perry Join Imagine Project And Sing John Lennon's Peace Anthem

The late Beatles star's widow Yoko Ono gave bosses at the global charity the rights to revamp his hit for the Unicef Imagine project, which was launched on International Children's Day in 2014....

Ewan Mcgregor To Receive Humanitarian Award

The Trainspotting star will be feted on 28 October (16) by organisers at The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles for "using the art form of the moving image... to...

Helen Mirren And Idris Elba Top Vanity Fair's International Best-dressed List

The British stars lead the Hollywood section of the publication's annual Best-Dressed List, alongside Lily James, Eddie Redmayne, and Fan Bingbing. The women's list also features the likes of authors Zadie Smith...

Julianne Moore And Idris Elba Support Literacy Campaign

The public figures, including Sting, comedian Russell Brand, actress Taylor Schilling and Olympian Usain Bolt, have teamed up with global campaign Project Literacy to mark the 50th International Literacy Day on Thursday (08Sep16)...

Chris Hemsworth And Idris Elba Take Over Tom Hiddleston's Tv Choice Award Speech

Poor Tom Hiddleston. He landed his first award for 'The Night Manager' last night (September 5th 2016) at the TV Choice Awards, but he was immediately mocked for his win by his 'Thor' co-stars Chris...

Chris Hemsworth And Idris Elba Crash Tom Hiddleston's Award Speech

Hiddleston is currently in Australia filming Thor: Ragnarok, and in a hilarious pre-recorded video, co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba gatecrashed his sober acceptance speech. The 35-year-old was accepting the Best Actor award from the...

Ron Howard: 'Idris Elba Should Be The Next Bond'

The British movie star recently shot down rumours suggesting he was among the frontrunners to take over from Daniel Craig, insisting he was too old to play the superspy, but that didn't stop...

Idris Elba Reveals He's Training To Become A Pro Kickboxer

Those who’ve been following Idris Elba on Instagram over the last few weeks have been treated to a number of shirtless selfies and workout videos that show him taking up kickboxing. Now, it’s been revealed...

Idris Elba Filming Bid To Become Professional Kickboxer

The Thor star, 43, has been posting workout videos and shirtless gym selfies on Instagram for weeks, and now he explains the footage is all part of a longtime dream to become a...

Idris Elba's Crush On Meryl Streep

Idris Elba has a crush on Meryl Streep. The 43-year-old actor admitted he became so star-struck when he met the 67-year-old actress that he could barely speak. Idris said: ''My celebrity crush is Meryl Streep....

Idris Elba Has A 'Whole Room' Dedicated To His Shoes

Idris Elba has a ''whole room'' dedicated to his ever-growing shoe collection. The 43-year-old actor has admitted his obsession with footwear has got out of control he no longer knows how many pairs of shoes...

Tom Hiddleston's Nude Bum Earns Him Rear Of The Year Honour

The 35-year-old actor, who is arguably more well known these days for his relationship with Taylor Swift than his acting work, is no stranger to stripping off on screen. But a sex scene in BBC...

Jessica Chastain Set To Star In The Division

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to join the cast of 'The Division'.The 39-year-old 'Interstellar' star could soon be joining Jake Gyllenhaal in Ubisoft Motion Pictures' adaptation of its own hit video game which came out...

Steven Spielberg: 'Idris Elba Would Be My Pick For Bond'

With fans still waiting to here if Daniel Craig will be back for one more 007 caper after Spectre, Idris, Tom Hiddleston, James Norton, and Aiden Turner have emerged as favourites to replace...

Idris Elba Would Be Steven Spielberg's First Choice As The Next Bond

Months after Daniel Craig stepped down as Britain’s most famous spy and the rumour rumblings continue over who will become the next James Bond. With Tom Hiddleston’s turn in spy thriller The Night Manager over...

Idris Elba: 'I Gave Chris Pine A Black Eye'

The 43-year-old Brit star, who plays villain Krall in the third instalment of the rebooted sci-fi saga, explained he had a series of intense fight scenes with co-star Chris, which got a little...

Karl Urban Took On Thor Because Of The Funny Script

Karl Urban was attracted to the new 'Thor' film because of its funny script. The 44-year-old actor revealed it was a major factor in enticing him to 'Thor: Rangnarok' - which stars Chris Hemsworth and...

Idris Elba Had Liquid Diet On Star Trek Beyond

The British actor portrays the lizard-like villain Krall in the new sci-fi film, and he spent around four hours every morning in costume and make-up. "It was about three, three-and-a-half hours in...

Idris Elba Wants To Be A Classic 'Star Trek' Villain

The Star Trek franchise is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with the movie Star Trek Beyond, the third in J.J. Abrams' rebooted saga. One of the new cast members this time around is Idris...

Idris Elba Says He's "Too Old" To Play James Bond

Idris Elba has revealed that he feels he’s “too old” to be the next James Bond actor, despite still being one of the favourites to take on the role.The 43 year old British actor has...

Idris Elba Avoided On-screen Rival Matthew Mcconaughey

The British star plays hero Roland in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s sci-fi Western book series, while Oscar-winner MCConaughey plays the villain Man in Black. While filming in South Africa,...

Idris Elba: 'I'm Too Old For Bond'

The Luther star has emerged as a fan favourite to become a successor to 48-year-old Daniel, who many people expect not to return for a fifth Bond film after last year's (15) Spectre....

Idris Elba: I'm Too Old To Play James Bond

Idris Elba believes he's ''too old'' to play James Bond. In a move that could finally put an end to speculation the actor could take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig, Idris has...

Idris Elba Again Denies Those James Bond Rumours

For what seems like the hundredth time, Idris Elba has put a dampener on the long-standing reports that he’s to be the next James Bond actor, saying that they are “just a rumour”.Speaking to E!...

Anton Yelchin's Chekov Won't Be Recast In Star Trek 4

Anton Yelchin's character Chekov will not be recast in the next 'Star Trek' film.The 27-year-old actor tragically died when he was trapped by his own car in a freak accident on the driveway of his...

Idris Elba Approves Pulling Bastille Day Movie From French Cinemas

The film officially opened in France last Wednesday (13Jul16), a day before 84 people were killed and 300 more injured when a lorry plowed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice,...

Steven Spielberg Rejected To Direct James Bond

Steven Spielberg was rejected to make a James Bond film.The legendary 69-year-old filmmaker offered his services to the British spy series, but was turned down not once but twice.Spielberg was sure after the massive box...

Idris Elba's 'Bastille Day' To Be Pulled From French Cinemas

Idris Elba’s latest film Bastille Day is to be pulled from French cinemas at the request of production company StudioCanal. After Thursday’s terror attack in Nice, which left more than 80 people dead and more...

Idris Elba's Bastille Day Movie Pulled From French Cinemas

Executives at Studiocanal originally pulled advertising for the film and gave cinema owners the option to drop it from their schedule after at least 84 people were killed after a lorry plowed into...

Adverts For Idris Elba's Bastille Day Movie Pulled In Wake Of Nice Attack

Bastille Day, which stars Elba as a CIA agent trying to foil a bombing in France, was released in an estimated 233 cinemas Wednesday (13Jul16), just a day before the truck attack that unfolded in...

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