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. Whatever. As I wrote yesterday – click here for a refresher – the guy’s a bitter leftover and his apology is WEAK.

Bringing up Adrian Lester is the Horowitz version of saying “I have a black friend so I can’t be racist”. He’s basically claiming that this all happened not because he’s bad for being an unevolved person but because he’s bad at words. Which, first of all, is bullsh-t, and second…


“I’m a writer not a casting director so what do I know?”


If you’re a writer, was it really a “poor choice of words”?

This, by the way, is how Idris responded to the controversy on Instagram:

Read his caption. I mean if that’s not “suave”…

Yours in gossip,