It’s a bit of a slow weekend when you’re reporting on Idris Elba having an asthma attack, but let’s just go with it. Basically, he was on his way to South Africa to promote his Nelson Mandela biopic (which I didn’t even know was a thing) when he got on the plane, but he was removed and hospitalised before the flight actually took off.
From Sky News:
Idris Elba, who plays the former president in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, fell ill on a plane, but was taken off the aircraft before it left the UK.
The 41-year-old British actor missed a news conference in Johannesburg, but producers hope he will recover in time for a planned red carpet appearance on Sunday.
Elba, who is best known for his role as a detective chief inspector in the hit TV series Luther, stars alongside Skyfall actress Naomie Harris in the forthcoming film.
Damn, asthma! Unless it was something incredibly serious, though, he should be recovered in no time (and in fact he’s probably fine now) – hope so!
November 3, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Today in “What The Hell Is This Story?” news, Liam Gallagher – one half of the crotchety asshole brother band Oasis – and The Wire star Idris Elba got into a fight over some stupid bullshit. Idris apparently messed up Liam’s hair, so Liam threw Idris’ hat across the room. Oh, and Liam has no idea who Idris even is. So there’s that.
From Absolute Radio (via DS):
Of the suggestion that he stole Elba’s hat, Gallagher said: “No, I didn’t. I don’t go grabbing anyone.
“He messed my f**king hair up, so I pulled his hat off and booted it across the room and that’s it… yeah, give a s**t.”
When DJ Pete Donaldson said that Elba was “gigantic”, Gallagher replied: “I don’t give a f**k. I didn’t know who he was.
“I still don’t know who he is and I don’t give a f**k who he is. You don’t touch a man’s hair cut, man.
“Especially if you’ve got a red bobbly hat on. It’s not f**king Crossroads is it? You know what I mean? So let’s get that one straight, he f**ked my hair up, so the hat got it.”
LOL, what? I don’t know, let’s all just sit and enjoy this.
June 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Oh look, it’s everything you always knew you never wanted: the all new, extended trailer for Pacific Rim, the Guillermo Del Toro robot movie with Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunnam that’s probably going to be horrendously bad despite that fact that Del Toro is a pretty solid director!
The new trailer premiered at WonderCon back in March, but now DigitalSpy got the exclusive rights to put it online, and boy, aren’t we glad? (Not really.) Anyhow, in case this is anyone’s cup of tea – and granted, it probably is an awesome “blockbuster” to see in theatres – enjoy!
April 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Despite getting terrible reviews, Beyonce’s new flick, Obsessed, was easily the top dog at the box office this weekend, bringing in an impressive $28.5. The film co-stars Idris Elba and Ali Larter.
I’m not a huge Beyonce fan, but I’ll probably wind up renting this movie at some point just because I’m in love with Ali Larter.
Zac Efron scooted into second place with 17 Again, which brought in $11.7M in its second weekend. It looks like Fighting and The Soloist will take third and fourth places, respectively.
Studios are heading into summer on a box-office tear, with receipts running at a record pace. Revenues for the year are at $3.06 billion, up 17.4% over last year. Factoring in higher ticket prices, movie attendance is up 15.7 percent.
“We have never been in this strong a position heading into the summer season, ever,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers.
Well, at least this shitty economy is good for something. Nobody has the cash to travel or shop, so we’re all going to the movies. Although for what it costs to take a family of four to the movies these days, you can probably get a round-trip plane ticket to Hollywood on Priceline.