Posts Tagged ‘IDRIS ELBA’

Veteran actress Zoe Saldana, 30, plays the lovely Nyota Uhura in the new Star Trek prequel, directed by J.J. Abrams,¬†that opened in theatres over the weekend and soared to #1 with an estimated $76.5 million in box-office receipts. The role of Uhura was made famous by Nichelle Nichols in the 60s TV series by the […]


Check out Jill Scott (right) and Anika Noni Rose in the premiere of HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Sunday night at 8 p.m.. Set and beautifully shot in the southern African nation of Botswana, this unconventional criminal procedural will certainly be entertaining, interesting, and show us things about Africa and some of its […]


British actor Idris Elba, 36, will join the cast of NBC’s primetime comedy The Office next week as Michael Scott’s new boss. Michael Scott is portrayed by comic actor Steve Carell — the star of the show. The Office airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. (EDT). Look for Elba later this year in the movie Obsessed […]


¬† His movies — 7 in all — have grossed over $300 million in the last four years. Four have debuted at #1, including Madea Goes to Jail, his latest effort and, so far, his biggest — opening weekend box-office receipts reached $41.1 million. That’s a 37% increase versus his second-best #1 debut, Madea’s Family […]


Of the hundreds of studio films produced in 2008, 70 or so featured African-American/African actors. Believe it or not, there were a few films left over for other Black actors besides Samuel L. Jackson and the Smith family to appear in… We were glad to see a little more of Jeffrey Wright. Hey, where was […]