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Idris Elba Is A Double Winner At The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Continuing awards season was the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday (January 30th 2016), which certainly set a fine example for the Oscars with its recognition of diversity. There were few surprises...

Idris Elba And Uzo Aduba Are Double Winners As Diversity Rules At The Sag Awards

In what appeared to be a cultural poke at Oscars voters, who failed to nominate any black or minority actors or filmmakers for major Academy Awards honours, the SAG Awards were all about...

Dustin Hoffman Lends His Voice To Race Row

The race row over this year's Academy Awards continues to rage, with everyone from George Clooney to Lupita Nyong'o speaking out at the snub to black actors and filmmakers. Double Oscar-winner Dustin has now added...

Snoop Dogg: 'Hell No, I'm Not Watching The Oscars!'

The US rapper took to social media to express his disgust that no black actors or directors have been nominated for a prestigious golden statuette. He follows in the footsteps of Jada Pinkett Smith and...

Idris Elba Takes Hollywood Diversity Debate To The UK

Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the diversity in Hollywood debate, which has flared up again over the 2016 Academy Award nominations casually leaving out all black actors from the categories....

Idris Elba Calls On Politicians To Diversify British Television

The Wire actor reportedly gave a speech during a meeting attended by over a hundred members of parliament and TV executives in London on Monday (18Jan16), in which he said U.K. TV did...

Idris Elba To Parody Luther For Charity Sketch

The Wire actor will reprise his crime-solving character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the one-off special, and will be reunited with his former co-star Ruth Wilson, who did not return for the...

Emily Blunt And Idris Elba Land Evening Standard Film Nods

The Devil Wears Prada star, who has been largely snubbed from awards shortlists so far, has received a nomination for Best Actress for Sicario ahead of the U.K. movie event, which has been...

Idris Elba Forced To Miss Golden Globes

The British star, who is up for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for Luther and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Beasts of No Nation, will not be attending...

Idris Elba, Damon Albarn And Barbara Windsor Recognised In New Year's Honours List

Idris Elba, Barbara Windsor and Blur frontman Damon Albarn were among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. ‘Luther’ actor Elba was recognised with an OBE for his services to drama and said...

Peter Morgan Feared Cbe Letter Was A Speeding Fine

The man behind the script for 2006's Helen Mirren film The Queen, admits he is "surprised, delighted and proud" to be among those on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours List and a...

Will Smith Hopes To Beat Idris Elba To Barack Obama Role

The Ali star reveals he would love to turn the politician's life story into a movie at some point in the future, and if the project does come to fruition, Smith wants to...

Idris Elba Delighted With Tom Meighan's Drunk Singing

The British star brought in the Club Foot rocker to sing on Sinner Man, a track from his new album Murdah Loves John, which is inspired by his role in U.K. TV series...

Idris Elba Rumoured For Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Movie Adaptation

Idris Elba is being lined up as the leading actor in the hugely anticipated movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’.The British star, 42, is due to play the part of gunslinger Roland Deschain,...

Idris Elba: "Bed Companies Complained After Scary 'Luther' Scene"

Idris Elba is preparing to return to our screens in a new series of BBC drama ‘Luther’ later this month and the actor is just as excited as the fans to bring the detective back....

The Wire Inspiration Dead At 73

Melvin Williams, 73, passed away at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore on Thursday (03Dec15). Known as "Little Melvin", he became one of Baltimore's most powerful drug kingpins in the...

Idris Elba: 'I Nearly Died In On-set Slip Up'

The British star, 43, almost didn't live to see Beasts of No Nation after an accident on set put his life in danger. "I nearly died," he confessed to British chat show host Jonathan Ross....

Idris Elba Snubbed Madonna's Manager

The Wire star, who is also a well-known DJ, was called by Madonna's aide, who offered him a slot on the Rebel Heart Tour at a stop in Berlin earlier this month (Nov15)....

Idris Elba Reveals Near-death Experience On Set Of 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Idris Elba has revealed that he came close to death during the filming of his recent movie Beasts of No Nation when it was shooting on location in Ghana.The ‘Luther’ actor, who has been rumoured...

Idris Elba Bans Bond Talk

The Prometheus star has long been tipped to take over the role of 007 when Daniel Craig steps down, and gossip about a future replacement was fuelled in the run-up to the release...

Daniel Craig And Idris Elba Talk Bond At Awards Show

Idris has long been tipped to take over from Daniel when the actor eventually steps down from the role of 007, and the rumours reached fever pitch earlier this year (15) in the...

Idris Elba Says The UK Is "Moving In The Right Direction" When It Comes To Tv Diversity

Idris Elba has said he feels the UK is “moving in the right direction” when it comes to diversity in TV roles, but there’s still more to be done. The 43-year-old first found success on...

Madonna Recruits Idris Elba As Opening Act On Tour

The pop veteran is bringing her Rebel Heart tour to Berlin on Tuesday (10Nov15), and she revealed The Wire star, who performs under the name Driis, will kick off her gig at the...

Daniel Craig Refuses To Be Drawn On James Bond Future

With the release of the highly-anticipated Spectre now imminent, Daniel Craig seems to have changed his tune about the prospects of continuing to be James Bond after recently landing himself in hot water after saying...

Idris Elba Skips To Peak Fitness

Idris Elba skips to keep fit. The 43-year-old actor is currently training for his next blockbuster movie 'Bastille Day' and has revealed his go-to exercise for shedding fat is jumping rope. He shared: ''My favourite...

John Newman Met Calvin Harris At A Supermarket

John Newman met Calvin Harris at a supermarket.The 'Love Me Again' hitmaker - who collaborated with the Scottish DJ on the hit single 'Blame' - has revealed the first time the pair met was at...

Jessica Alba Has Favourite Jacket

Jessica Alba takes her favourite blazer everywhere she goes.The 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' actress knows she won't necessarily wear the jacket, but can't go on a trip anywhere without it because she...

Idris Elba 'Would Be A Great Bond Baddie'

Idris Elba thinks he'd make an excellent Bond baddie.The 43-year-old actor has been heavily linked to the role of the British secret agent, but his friend John Newman has revealed Idris has expressed an interest...

Taylor Swift To Host Met Gala 2016

Taylor Swift will co-host the 2016 Met Gala.The 'Bad Blood' hitmaker will take control of next year's Costume Institute Gala to be held next May at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the theme...

Taylor Swift And Idris Elba To Co-chair 2016 Met Gala

The trend-setting pop star and dapper British actor will serve as honorary co-chairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York City, which many consider to be the Oscars...

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