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Idris Elba Never Watched “The Wire”

Published by on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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Here’s some earths-shattering news that might shock fans of the critical, fan favorite HBO drama The Wire and followers of British heartthrob Idris Elba. The actor never watched the drama series.

The revelation came out when the Luther star spoke to Playboy this week. Elba admitted to being forced to watch an episode during a screening, but adds he never did so by choice.

But his reason for skipping the show that made he and the iconic TV character Stringer Bell,  a household name, does sound a little familiar. Elba says the main reason why he’s avoided watching The Wire is because he’s too critical of his own performances — thus making it hard to view.

Netflix anyone? Idris, you must tune in, you have no idea what you’re missing!

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Beyoncé or Rihanna? Daniel Craig’s Pick for Bond Girl Is…

Published by Natasha Fierce on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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If Daniel Craig could pick the next Bond girl, he would pull straight from the Roc Nation family. But it’s not crown jewel Beyoncé that the Skyfall actor is after.

“Rihanna,” Craig declared to after being asked which Roc-a-Fella babe would make a better Bond Girl. Why? “She’s dirtier.”  The “Diamonds” singer, meanwhile, was pleased as punch at being Craig’s hand-picked choice. “This makes me happy,” she later tweeted.

But the current Bond gals, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe, swung a different way. They both chose Bey to take over the storied role, and were surprised at their co-star Craig’s criteria. “Is that what you need to be a Bond girl?” Harris asked incredulously.

Is it too soon to start fantasizing about Idris Elba and Rihanna taking over the Bond franchise, with Bey as Miss Moneypenny?

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Essence Takes Heat For Reggie Bush Cover

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm.


When Essence editors chose to put Reggie Bush on the cover of their February 2010 “Black Men, Love & Relationships” issue, I’m sure they thought they were just giving their readers a little dose of sexual chocolate eye candy (those abs!), but instead all hell broke loose!

The boards are flooded with seething comments from people who can’t understand why a magazine geared towards Black women would make the NFL player who is dating a non-Black woman, Kim Kardashian, the cover choice for an issue that celebrates Black love.

Here’s a sample of the backlash:

Why is there a white supremacist on the cover of Essence magazine? Because any person who thinks white women are better is indeed a white supremacists. Having this man on the cover is beyond offensive to me as an African American woman. He is just another crude reminder of all the black men who perpetuate racism against black women, by rejecting them and showing the utmost disrespect by choosing to date non-black women, Reggie Bush is even more offensive since his mate is nothing but some white trashy woman. I suspect those of you you do agree with this mess are either Aunt Jemima’s or products of an interracial relationship.

This Brotha don’t dig us, so why, pray tell, do we have to see his face staring back at us, on a magazine that celebrates US? This disappoints me. It’s an insult! Later for Reggie Bush and all the other Brothas who turn their back on the black woman once they are successful.

“Why put a man who clearly prefers the bottom of the barrel of white women than a good black woman on your cover? Clearly, he has no love for the sisters. This magazine is supposed to empower black women not remind us of the disadvantages that we face in today’s society. Please don’t insult our intelligence.”

(There are dozens more comments along the same lines, but you get the point)

The February issue featured 10 black men, including Idris Elba, LL Cool J and Lance Gross in the cover story so they could’ve easily picked another one of those men as the first image you see on their Black love issue, but is it really that big of a deal or are people just making an issue out of nothing? What do you think?


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The Ex Mrs. Idris Elba Surfaces

Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 2:59 pm.

Just when I started believing I would be Idris Elba’s first wife I find out
the chocolate bar is divorced. The fact that he had a daughter was no secret but
the assumption was that there only a baby mama existed. As it turns out, he was

Idris has done a pretty good job keeping his private live under wraps. But now the
word is out that his ex-wife, Kim Elba, is a Georgia-based makeup artist, who according
to her MySpace page, offers makeup services to the film, stage, TV, fashion, print
and music industry. Naturally, she lists Idris in her list of credits.

Idris gave a sliver of a glimpse into his off-screen life when he sat down to chat
with a reporter from London’s Daily Telegraph earlier this year.

“I’ve had wedding proposals, and one girl even had a baby and named
her son after me.”

Asked if he enjoying the female attention, he replied:

“Next question.”

Asked about his daughter, he said:

“She lives out here, with her mother in Atlanta.”

“Honestly, I really can’t talk about my personal life because I’ve
got a really messy one, so out of respect for the people involved…”

Well, I’d settle for being the second Mrs. Idris Elba. Even with the mess.

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Beyonce “Obsessed” With Idris Elba

Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm.

Lucky, witch.

Beyonce, Idris Elba

I wonder where Jigga was… Probably getting a bikini wax… Yes, a bikini wax!

This week’s US Weekly mag reports Diddy and Jay, among other dudes, are following in their lady’s footsteps and going bald.

Jay-Z says, “You look bigger; girls are more willing to do naughty things to you.”


Beyonce, Idris Elba

Beyonce and Idris Elba were on set filming scenes for their up coming movie Obsessed. Elba will play an asset manager who has a knockout wife (Knowles) and thriving career … until a temp office worker (white chic) begins stalking him.

Sniff. I smell a cat fight.


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