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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dear Gossips,

One of the bigger stories dominating headlines yesterday was the Idris Elba being “too street” to play Bond situation after new James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posited that Idris wasn’t “suave” enough for the role because, I don’t know, he’s a gangster, or something.  Read Full Intro

Cary + Idris on the cover

September 1, 2015 19:29:27 Posted at September 1, 2015 19:29:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

How’s this for a pick me up? The new cover of Variety featuring… Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba. And the good news is that we’re about to see a lot more of them. Cary is the director of Beasts Of No Nation. Idris is one of the stars. They’re taking the film on the festival circuit before it premieres on Netflix in October and then makes a run at Oscar. Full Story

“Too street” to be Bond

September 1, 2015 15:14:22 Posted at September 1, 2015 15:14:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After #BackToHogwarts, Idris Elba is currently the biggest trending topic on Twitter at post time. It’s because Anthony Horowitz who wrote the new Bond book, Trigger Mortis, has offered his opinion to the Daily Mail on whether or not Idris Elba would be a good James Bond: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. Full Story

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Sarah sent me an update last night on TIFF voting. As posted yesterday – click here for a refresher – she’s coming to Toronto for TIFF and we’re asking you to set her schedule: what films should she see/review? In the lead so far… Beasts Of No Nation, directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba.  Read Full Intro

This man is not Bond and no one understands

August 4, 2015 20:49:43 Posted at August 4, 2015 20:49:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Needed this on a sh-tty day… Idris Elba covers Maxim. And they point out that he probably won’t be the next James Bond – right now it’s looking like it could be Damian Lewis because…I don’t know why. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t think Idris Elba wouldn’t be a perfect Bond. Full Story

Idris Elba: Speed Freak

June 25, 2015 14:09:19 Posted at June 25, 2015 14:09:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI/ FJRNEWZ/ Splash News, GVK/ Bauer-Griffin/ Getty Images

It’s a good day already. New Idris Elba photos! He was at LAX yesterday. And while I know I don’t need to give you any more information than that because you’ll just be looking at the photos anyway, there’s more. He’s heading to Glastonbury so we should get some new shots of him there. Full Story

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Idris Elba: Star Trek and a donut

April 22, 2015 19:55:59 Posted at April 22, 2015 19:55:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

First… Please enjoy these photos of Idris Elba eating a donut. There are, like, 3 people in the entire world who can eat a donut and still manage to look attractive. He would be one of them. Next… Simon Pegg is co-writing the next Star Trek movie. He was asked at CinemaCon yesterday about his progress…and whether or not the rumours were true that Idris would be joining the cast. Full Story

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Idris by the sea

April 14, 2015 19:34:08 Posted at April 14, 2015 19:34:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

After that last post I thought you might want a palate cleanser? Idris Elba is in Cannes for MIPTV to promote Mandela, My Dad, and Me. The perfectly fitted red shirt. Those pants. His kicks. The grey in his beard… I mean I don’t know what else you want me to say about this. I feel like I should just get out of your way. Full Story

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Idris: no Bond yet

April 8, 2015 13:59:58 Posted at April 8, 2015 13:59:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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David M. Benett/ Getty Images

Here’s an early Wednesday bonus – new photos of Idris Elba. I need this. Because the week, it’s just draggggging. Idris was in London last night at the premiere screening and Q&A for his documentary Mandela, My Dad, and Me. During the session, he was asked about becoming Bond, all this talk that he might be the next 007. Full Story

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An Idris send-off

March 20, 2015 20:18:27 Posted at March 20, 2015 20:18:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Don’t know about you but I’ve had a looooong week. This is the perfect way to end it. I’m sending all of us off with Idris Elba. Check him out in London yesterday working on Luther. It’s just a coat. It’s just a red tie. It’s just a regular pair of blue pants. Full Story

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Smutty Roundup: Idris & Gidget, Meryl, Tom, & George, Helen & Jennifer

March 3, 2015 21:06:46 Posted at March 3, 2015 21:06:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Eagle Eyes/ Splash, Paul Zimmerman/ Neilson Barnard/ Kevin Mazur/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

Idris Elba is shooting a new series of Luther. IDRIS ELBA IS SHOOTING A NEW SERIES OF LUTHER!!! At least that’s what the paps are saying. Oh, and guess what? Gidget is in it! That’s Rose Leslie, from Game Of Thrones. Because I can never say her character’s name. Idris & Gidget! Over in New York last night, some major stars showed up for the SeriousFun Children’s network: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Danny DeVito, all smiles, friendly and fun with each other, but no Amal. Full Story

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Idris Elba: Best Oscars Voice

February 23, 2015 10:25:01 Posted at February 23, 2015 10:25:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Steve Granitz/ Kevin Mazur/ Kevin Winter/ Michael Buckner/ Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

My best friend Fiona texted me during the Oscars last night. “Do they have a sexiest voice category? If so, Idris gets my vote!” Fiona isn’t an exclamation points kind of person. Or a celebrity kind of person. We are opposites. I am flighty and superficial. She is grounded and thoughtful. Full Story

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Smutty Roundup: DJ Idris, David is gracious, and Oscar’s Star Wars

January 28, 2015 22:13:22 Posted at January 28, 2015 22:13:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash

Idris Elba was in Berlin yesterday at the Jaguar presentation. Isn’t that a Bond car? Or a villain car? Aston Martin is the Bond car, right? Whatever. I needed to make a Bond connection there. And he says he’s not Bond…yet: “It’s really just a rumor—and it’s not even my rumor!” Idris went on to tell Bloomberg Full Story

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Courtside Idris

January 16, 2015 16:36:15 Posted at January 16, 2015 16:36:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Karwai Tang/ Getty Images, Keystone

The NBA was in the UK last night. The Milwaukee Bucks played the New York Knicks. Even though the Royal Foundation has a partnership with the league, Prince Harry already met with Carmelo Anthony the day before – click here to revisit those pictures – so I guess that was enough to satisfy the royal involvement…? Maybe he just likes watching darts Full Story