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Idris Elba's Wife Tests Positive
Idris Elba's Wife
Tests Positive 

Idris Elba's Wife Tests Positive

Sabrina Dhowre Elba has coronavirus

(Newser) - Idris Elba did not socially distance himself from his wife, and she has now tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, NBC News reports. The couple was criticized by some for posting a video about Elba's positive test results in which his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, sat right...

Another Celebrity Tests Positive
Another Celebrity Tests Positive

Another Celebrity Tests Positive

Idris Elba announces he has the coronavirus, even though 'I have no symptoms'

(Newser) - Add Idris Elba to the list of celebrities struck by the coronavirus. "This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be...

Furious Spinoff Brings 'Over-the-Top Absurdity'
Here's What Critics Are
Saying About Furious Spinoff

Here's What Critics Are Saying About Furious Spinoff

Like stupid movies? You just might like 'Hobbs & Shaw'

(Newser) - "We're gonna need cars and guns." What else would you expect from the first Fast & Furious spinoff? Behind the wheel of David Leitch's Hobbs & Shaw are Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Shaw), who first did battle in 2015's Furious 7 . Here, the...

Sorry, Everyone, Idris Elba Is Now Off the Market for Good

Star marries model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco

(Newser) - British actor Idris Elba has married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco. Images featured by British Vogue on Instagram showed the star of Luther sharing an embrace with Dhowre, a former Miss Vancouver. The magazine says the couple exchanged vows Friday at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel in Marrakech. The bride wore...

SNL Guns for R. Kelly Interview
SNL Guns for R. Kelly Interview 

SNL Guns for R. Kelly Interview

Say Devil has 'Nice horns. Gives good advice'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took the week off from dogging President Trump and went after R. Kelly's interview with Gayle King in its Cold Open, with Kenan Thompson and Leslie Jones playing Kelly and King. Thompson repeatedly asked to be referred to as "Victim"—which Jones immediately declined—...

For 3rd Time, Sexiest Man Alive Isn't a White Guy

British actor Idris Elba takes the 'People' crown for 2018

(Newser) - If the 007 rumors are true, Idris Elba is having a very good year. The 46-year-old British actor has been named People's 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, making him the second non-white male to nab the honor in three years, and only the third overall. Jimmy Fallon revealed the news...

Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint
Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint

Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint

Cryptic tweet would seem to indicate he's going to be the next James Bond

(Newser) - With Daniel Craig set to star in his final turn as James Bond next October, Idris Elba dropped a hint that has 007 fans very definitely aflutter over Craig's potential successor: "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," he tweeted Sunday. Elba's name has been linked to...

Molly's Game Is Classic Sorkin
Molly's Game Is
Classic Sorkin

Molly's Game Is Classic Sorkin

Jessica Chastain's performance generates Oscar buzz

(Newser) - Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut in Molly's Game , derived from Molly Bloom's tell-all book of the same name. It chronicles the real-life events surrounding Bloom's weekly high-stakes poker game frequented by celebrities before it was busted by the FBI. Critics give the film starring Jessica Chastain...

Dark Tower Beats Dunkirk at Box Office

The long-awaited film, starring Idris Elba, made a disappointing $19.5M

(Newser) - After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader Dunkirk, AP reports. The so-so result for The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey,...

#OscarsSoWhite? Not SAG, Sundance

Big wins for diverse actors, productions Saturday night at 2 ceremonies

(Newser) - In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made itself forcefully heard, reports the AP . Over a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered honors on performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that...

New James Bond Author: Idris Elba Too 'Street' for the Part

Reaction was swift, unhappy

(Newser) - There have been many calls for a black James Bond, and for a while, there were even rumors Idris Elba would take on the 007 role. (Rumors Elba himself shot down earlier this year .) But at least one prominent person in the Bond universe doesn't think that's...

Pacific Rim Is the Biggest, Dumbest, and Funnest

(Before you send an error report, yes, we know 'funnest' isn't a word)

(Newser) - Guillermo del Toro is back, but if you're expecting anything like the thoughtful Pan's Labyrinth, you'll be disappointed. Instead, we've got Pacific Rim, a sci-fi blockbuster in which giant robots fight giant monsters in increasingly over-the-top battles, starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, and Rinko Kikuchi. But,...

Kate Winslet, Laura Dern Win Golden Globes
 The Artist 
 Win Big 

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Descendants, The Artist Win Big

'Homeland' also does well at the Golden Globes

(Newser) - Be honest: You tuned in to the Golden Globes tonight mostly to see what Ricky Gervais would say . But awards were handed out too, and The Artist and The Descendants were the big film winners. Both won best picture and best actor in their respective categories (comedy or musical for...

White Supremacists Boycotting Thor Over Black God

Casting of Idris Elba infuriates Council of Conservative Citizens

(Newser) - A far-right group is calling for a boycott of the upcoming Thor movie because a black actor has been cast as a Norse god. Wire star Idris Elba plays the god Heimdall in the superhero movie, a casting decision that the Council of Conservative Citizens says is an "insulting...

The Losers Just Can't Win
 The Losers 
 Just Can't Win 
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The Losers Just Can't Win

Violent CIA action flick, another comic book adaptation, disappoints

(Newser) - The Losers has some bright spots, but overall the new comic book adaption is a muddled mess of CIA intrigue, uneven acting, wall-to-wall violence, and Zoe Saldana in her underwear. Some critical reactions:
  • "The film had promising roots in the comic book's band of irreverent brothers," Betsy Sharkey

Obsessed ? Don't Be
 Obsessed? Don't Be 

Obsessed? Don't Be

Beyoncé vehicle about office affair misses the mark

(Newser) - Obsessed, a thriller in which Ali Larter, as a temp in Idris Elba’s office, attempts to steal him away from wife Beyoncé, opens today. Having added a racial slant to the usual office love triangle story, the film has “can’t-miss hot-buttons built into it,” writes Roger...

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