Idris Elba: Upcoming Mandela Biopic is ‘Hands Down the Best’

By Lilly Workneh, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) While Nelson Mandela’s recent hospitalization has been garnering headlines, actor Idris Elba plans on making news of his own as he announced that he will be portraying the South African leader in an upcoming biopic. According to The Guardian, Elba believes the film to be the finest interpretation of […]

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Samuel L. Jackson to Host BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Somebody better bring the bleep button into the shop for a tune-up: Samuel L. Jackson is hosting this year’s BET Awards. The “Snakes on a Plane” star’s hosting gig was revealed Tuesday by the network, along with nominees for this year’s event. Past hosts for the ceremony, which was launched in […]

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Why You Should Watch: BBC America’s Gripping Drama ‘Luther’

Our newest feature, “Why You Should Watch,” spotlights shows that can and should fit into any TV viewers’ busy schedule, but may have fallen into their DVR blind spot or been less well-publicized than your average network sitcom or premium-cable drama. This week, we recommend BBC mini-series drama “Luther,” which features “The Wire”/”The Office” alum […]

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‘Wire’ Star Lands ‘Nurse Jackie’ Gig, How Well Are Other Alums Faring?

Michael Ausiello is reporting that former ‘Wire‘ star Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris Partlow) has been cast in the upcoming third season of Showtime’s drama ‘Nurse Jackie.’ Akinnagbe will play a new temp nurse at All Saints for a seven-episode arc. He’s being described as “handsome, qualified, and much-liked by his peers.” (Aside: Can they please bring […]

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