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Actor Tray Chaney Producing And Starring In Mac Dre Biopic

4th April 2014

The Wire star Tray Chaney is set to produce and star in a movie about late rapper Mac Dre.The actor will play Dre's friend Curtis 'Kilo Curt' Nelson and has cast four of his former...

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Winona Ryder Desperate To Work With David Simon

9th March 2014

Actress Winona Ryder is planning to send The Wire creator David Simon a letter of admiration in a bid to land a role in a future project.The Heathers star admits she has been a fan...

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Michael B. Jordan Brushes Off Fantastic Four Casting Criticism

5th March 2014

Former The Wire star Michael B. Jordan is refusing to pay attention to negative comments concerning his casting in the new Fantastic Four reboot, insisting critics will always have something bad to say.The African American...

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The Pogues Musical In The Works

27th December 2013

The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron had reportedly been working with The Wire creator David Simon to write a musical based on the songs of the folk rockers before he died.Chevron lost his battle with cancer...

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The Wire Ended Idris Elba's Desperate Times

16th November 2013

Actor Idris Elba has opened up about his desperate life just before he landed a role in cult drama The Wire, revealing he was broke and expecting a child.Now a well-off movie star and Dj,...

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Idris Elba To Be A Father - Report

10th November 2013

The Wire star Idris Elba is set to become a new father, according to a U.K. report.The British actor is expecting a baby with his girlfriend, make-up artist Naiyana Garth, who he has been dating...

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Fascinating Fact: 3925844

28th October 2013

The Wire star Tray Chaney is launching an anti-bullying hip-hop campaign in his native Maryland. The actor, who played drug dealer Poot Carr in the U.S. Tv series, has penned a rap song, titled Mike...

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Idris Elba Avoids Watching The Wire

18th October 2013

The Wire star Idris Elba has confessed he avoids watching episodes of the highly-acclaimed drama as he is too critical of his own work.The Pacific Rim actor spent three seasons on the popular U.S. series...

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Michael B. Jordan Keeping Fingers Crossed After Star Wars 7 Audition

11th October 2013

Former The Wire star Michael B. Jordan is in the running for a role in the forthcoming Star Wars sequel after confirming he has auditioned for J.J. Abrams' new film.The actor reveals he took advantage...

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Dizzie Rascal Recruits Idris Elba To Remix Single

30th September 2013

British rapper Dizzie Rascal has hired The Wire star Idris Elba to remix his new track.The actor also enjoys a sideline career as a Dj, and has held residencies in clubs in London and Ibiza....

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Idris Elba: 'I Sold Weed Before Finding Fame'

20th September 2013

The Wire star Idris Elba has confessed his secret past as a drug dealer in New York.The Brit headed to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue his fledgling acting career, and has previously recounted how...

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Chinese Filmmakers Want To Go International -- But How?

17th September 2013

With China opening an average of nine new movie theaters every day and now boasting the second-largest box-office market in the world, the country has become a powerhouse in the movie industry. But several filmmakers,...

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Report: Abrams "Defies" Disney And Lucas On Star Wars

12th September 2013

Even as it was being announced today (Thursday) that the $7 million expansion of Britain's Elstree Studios, the original home of the Star Wars franchise, was now underway, reports appeared that J.J. Abrams, who is...

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New Tv Sets Will Track Viewers' USAge

4th September 2013

Manufacturers of new state-of-the-art TV sets with the built-in capability to connect to the Internet will likely use software from San Francisco-based Cognitive Networks Inc. that will track what viewers are watching and relay that...

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Michael B. Jordan Falls For Mystery Girlfriend, Breaks Hand

24th July 2013

Former The Wire star Michael B. Jordan is promoting his new movie Fruitvale Station with a broken hand after falling for his girlfriend - literally.The actor was recently trying to protect his partner after the...

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Idris Elba Djing In Ibiza

16th July 2013

The Wire star Idris Elba is spending the summer (13) working as a Dj in Ibiza.The British actor Djs under the name Driis and has taken a hiatus from acting so he can concentrate on...

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Dominic West To Race Prince Harry To The South Pole

16th July 2013

The Wire star Dominic West is to race British royal Prince Harry across Antarctica as part of a charity challenge to reach the South Pole.The actor and the Prince will both lead teams of wounded...

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Time For A Gay Spider-man? Andrew Garfield Thinks So

11th July 2013

Current Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has proposed -- apparently half-jokingly -- that his character be presented in an upcoming installment as bisexual. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Garfield said that during a recent conversation with...

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The Wire Named No. 1 Tv Show Of All Time By Entertainment Weekly

By Joe Wilde | 30th June 2013

The hit Baltimore-set crime series The Wire has been chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the greatest television show of all time in a recent poll compiled by the magazine. The HBO series, which ran for...

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Wga Names Sopranos Best-written Series Ever

4th June 2013

The HBO gang drama The Sopranos has been named the best-written U.S. TV series in history in a list of the top 101 shows selected by the Writers Guild of America. Seinfeld ranked No. 2....

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Dominic West Records Rap For Rizzle Kicks

3rd June 2013

The Wire star Dominic West is set to show off his hip-hop talents after recording two songs with British rap duo Rizzle Kicks.The actor appears on the tracks Put Your Two's Up, produced by DJ...

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Dish Raises Its Bid For Clearwire

30th May 2013

DISH Network, which sees itself operating at a disadvantage against cable operators since it cannot bundle phone and Internet services along with its TV satellite service, appears determined to wage a battle to the death...

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The Things They Say: 3638454

1st May 2013

"He's gonna kill me, apparently. Well, he's f**king taking his time." Beady Eye star Liam Gallagher laughs off his confrontation with The Wire actor Idris Elba at the NME Awards in London in February (13)....

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Ap Chief To Staffers: "We Didn't Follow Our Guidelines"

23rd April 2013

One day after CNN chief Jeff Zucker distributed a memo to the cable news network's staffers praising them for their coverage of the Boston bombing, Associated Press executive editor Kathleen Carroll sent a memo to...

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Idris Elba Taking Acting Hiatus To Focus On Music

1st March 2013

The Wire star Idris Elba is taking a break from acting this year (13) so he can concentrate on his musical sideline.The British actor Djs under the name Driis and is in the middle of...

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Michael B. Jordan Felt Compelled To Highlight Racial Profiling In New Movie

23rd January 2013

The Wire star Michael B. Jordan felt compelled to appear in upcoming indie drama Fruitvale so he could raise awareness about racial profiling.In the new film, which is based on a true story, Jordan stars...

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Actor Robert F. Chew Dies

18th January 2013

The Wire star Robert F. Chew has died at the age of 52.The heavyweight actor died in his sleep at his home in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday (17Jan13).His cause of death has been identified as...

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Actor Robert F. Chew Dies

18th January 2013

The Wire star Robert F. Chew has died at the age of 52.The heavyweight actor died in his sleep at his home in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday (17Jan13). His cause of death has been...

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Idris Elba Lands Dj Residency

16th January 2013

The Wire star Idris Elba has signed up for a seven-week residency as Dj in a London nightclub.The British actor, who Djs under the name Driis, will hit the decks at the Love & Liquor...

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Featured Beverage Firms Seek Product Replacement In flight

6th November 2012

Anheuser-Busch and the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka are reportedly unhappy about the use of their products in Paramount's new hit film Flight, which shows Denzel Washington drinking Budweiser and Stoly. Ordinarily they might even have...

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