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Dave Chappelle once bought weed from Idris Elba

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In what’s actually a hilarious tale of “It’s a Small World, Even in Hollywood”, it turns out Dave Chappelle probably bought weed once from Idris Elba before either of them got famous. Hilarious!

From a sit down interview with GQ:

Idris Elba once said he used to sell weed at the New York comedy club Carolines. That can’t be true, right?

Oh, okay. So he used to work at Carolines. During that era of my life, there’s a high possibility that I bought reefer from Idris. Fast-forward to when I was doing Chappelle’s Show. Idris would come to the set sometimes. Not the set where we’d be filming sketches, but the set when we did the live portion of the show and we showed the audience sketches. It used to be a real hot ticket in New York. There’s a lot of women who used to work on the show…all very professional, with the single exception when Idris would come around. It doesn’t matter how big a star would be on the show, when he came around, women would just lose their goddamn minds.

So it turns out ladies always loved Idris – not that that’s surprising. The more you know! So what did Idris look like back in the day, anyway? This is what Google brought me, after much searching:

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I must say, I think he looks much better now – but what about you? Would you hit it?

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Idris Elba shares music from his Nelson Mandela tribute album, ‘Mi Mandela’

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You see how much I care about you ladies (and applicable gentlemen)? You love Idris Elba, so I bring you Idris Elba. And this time, he’s musical! I had no idea that Idris is releasing a Nelson Mandela tribute album called Mi Mandela, but so he is.

Here’s the blurb:

“So Many People” was produced and written by Elba. The album, “Mi Mandela”, is a celebration of South African music inspired by his role in the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”. It will be released on november 27th. Pre-order it HERE.

And here’s the music:

Oh, snap. Good song, actually. But guess what – I’ve got even MORE for you. It’s a video of Idris Elba introducing the project in VIDEO form!

Don’t say I never gave you anything!

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Idris Elba is sweaty and shirtless

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Idris Elba is working hard to train for his next film, Bastille Day (which seems sorta hilarious since Bastille Day is like, not a major holiday around these parts), and he’s gotta get in peak physical condition for the occasion.

Of course, he loves to treat his fans, so he posted a video on Instagram of himself all sweaty and shirtless, just for you.


Now imagine the prep he’d have to do for James Bond

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Idris Elba would totally play James Bond

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Idris Elba is a fine looking gentleman that women love for his hotness and men love… well, perhaps for his hotness, but also because he’s a damn good actor who’s versatile and can take on any role with ease. There’s been plenty of talk about him possibly being the next James Bond, which would definitely be a first – it’s about time a black actor took on the role! – but would he do it? Of course he would!

Here’s what he said during his Reddit Q&A this weekend about the possibility of taking on the iconic role:

“Yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely.”

LOL, well, okay! Frankly, I’m not even into the Bond films – I think I’ve seen 2 or 3 of them, but I wouldn’t say I’m a die-hard fan, so I can’t speak for the franchise or if he’d be good for that particular role. Why not, though? He’s a great actor, he has that debonaire Bond thing going on and frankly, anything is better than Daniel Craig.

What do you think?

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Baby News For Idris Elba

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God, celebrity baby news is just so boring, isn’t it? Like who really cares? That being said, Idris Elba welcomed a baby boy, and he posted a pretty damn cute photo:

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He tweeted it along with, “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :-)”

Mom is girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

Fun fact: Idris Elba made People‘s Sexiest Man Alive list in 2013. So that baby’s got some good genes.

Congrats to the couple.

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Idris Elba’s Asthma Attack Landed Him in the Hospital

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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!

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Liam Gallagher Got In A Fight With Idris Elba, I Guess

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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.