Tag: Idris Elba

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People

Awards overload? Another Hollywood show airs on TV

Idris Elba arrives at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) by Sandy CohenAP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Now that the Britannia Awards are televised, viewers can see Sacha Baron Cohen knock an 87-year-old woman out of her wheelchair. Cohen “accidentally” pushed the woman’s wheelchair off a stage as he accepted an award for excellence in comedy during Saturday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The stunt played perfectly into the newly televised show, which is set to air Sunday on BBC America. The Britannia Awards come just two weeks after the refurbished Hollywood Film Awards drew some of the same celebrities, but there can never be enough Hollywood awards shows. Networks love the star power, stars adore the accolades and fans delight in the spectacle.

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Entertainment

With Idris Elba, a Mandela with muscles at Toronto

Director Justin Chadwick, left, poses with actor Idris Elba during the photo call for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan) by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer TORONTO (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too. Idris Elba stars as the South African leader in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which the Weinstein Co. will release in late November. The film, directed by Justin Chadwick, takes a classical, inspirational biopic approach to telling the epic tale of Mandela’s life story.

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch: Eyes on Pitchmen

John Legend Idris Elba has always had my attention but even moreso once he became a pitchman for the new Toyota Avalon. I’ve never thought so much about buying an Avalon until I saw the series of commercials featuring Elba.