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Iddris Elba Wary of taking Bond role.

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English actor, Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE, distinctly known as Idris has revealed that, immulating ‘iconic’ British actor, James Bond role could put him in a ‘difficult position’ as first black 007, as the latter is a “hugely coveted, beloved character”. but he’d be wary of the reaction if he ever got the part.

The Luther star, 46, has been repeatedly tipped to take over from Daniel Craig, with franchise producer Barbara Broccoli saying that she felt that a black actor in the role “will happen eventually”. But Elba admits accepting the role would put him in a “difficult position” — fearing the reaction to his performance would be based on his ethnicity.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Elba said: “James Bond is a hugely coveted, iconic, beloved character, that takes audiences on this massive escapism journey.

“Of course, if someone said to me, ‘Do you want to play James Bond?’ I’d be like, ‘Yeah!’ That’s fascinating to me. But it’s not something I’ve expressed, like, ‘Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond’. You just get disheartened when you get people from a generational point of view going, ‘It can’t be’. And it really turns out to be the colour of my skin.

“Then if I get it and it didn’t work, or it did work, would it be because of the colour of my skin? That’s a difficult position to put myself into when I don’t need to.” He stated

Craig, who is filming Bond 25 in Jamaica, says it will be his last film in the role. Bodyguard star Richard Madden is the favourite to replace him, ahead of Elba and Tom Hiddleston. Elba has previously suggested he might not be right for Bond because he wants to be known for a variety of roles. But in August, he jokingly tweeted a selfie with the tagline “My name’s Elba. Idris Elba” and then posted a selfie with Craig.

In the Vanity Fair interview, Elba also told how he discovered a young, black fanbase while playing sentry Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor trilogy and Avengers series. He said: “Suddenly you realise that black kids read comics. That whole skater, fanboy crowd — well, black people love these things too.”

Hackney-born Elba married his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre in Marrakech in April.

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PRINCESS TYRA: “Kofi Adjorlolo Asked The Producer To Replace Me. – Yvonne Nelson.

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In the stage of needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with the flamboyant stage of her acting career, Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur, Yvonne Nelson has revealed that, veteran Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adjorlolo petitioned the director and producer to get a new cast that will be of perfect quality for Ghanaian Nigerian drama film; Princess Tyra.

According to the then Level 100 student at the Central University College, the producer for the 2007 Ghanaian-Nigerian drama, Abdul Salam Mumuni and director, Frank Rajah Arase entrusted her with the lead cast role in the movie, but contrary, her experience on set as a budding actress wasn't encouraging, and was yielding no result. This she explained, got Kofi Adjorlolo angry and requested for her replacement.

Princess Tyra is a 2007 Ghanaian Nigerian drama film directed by Frank Rajah Arase, and starring Jackie Aygemang, Van Vicker & Yvonne Nelson. The film received 12 nominations and won 2 awards at the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Costume & Best Makeup. Nollywood Reinvented gave it a 4 out of 5 rating concluding that "Say what you may against the movie, you can not deny, however, that it was an interesting story".

Narrating the difficulties encountered as a sensational character in an Instagram post sighted by www.georgebritton.com, former Miss Ghana contestant, revealed that, she was invited and handed the script to the movie, by the producer, Abdul Salam to commence shooting without any thorough coaching. According to her, she had no experience to help the crew achieve a successful shoot, a day she revealed was embarrassing, and humiliating.

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She revealed that, the pressure encountered as at 2007 when she was just level 100 student interfered in her academics, explaining that, she lost concentration in class, making her assignment presentations unsatisfactory. However, she stated that, she didn't give up on her career despite the hostile or difficulties encountered. According to her, she was focused and determined, as knows success awaits her.

Yvonne Nelson urged Ghanaians to trust the process and protocols of life, because the toil will definitely pay off. She added if you are going through tough times, or under any kind of pressure, just know you’re going to look back and thank those days because most blessings come from (uncertainties,dark days, disappointments, closed doors, heartbreaks etc).

Yvonne Nelson (born November 12, 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur. She has starred in several movies, including House of Gold (2013), Any Other Monday, In April, and Swings. Nelson, a former Miss Ghana contestant, bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy.

She delved into movie production in 2011. Her first production was the movie, The Price, which was released that year. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013. The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.

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“Desperate Actresses Give Sex To Get The Lead Role. – Vicky Zugah

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Actress Vicky Zugah has revealed that most up and coming actresses, who are very desperate to get to the top, easily give in to sexual advances from movie producers and directors.

The actress noted that the phenomenon of sex for roles is a growing canker in the movie industry and producers are using that to take advantage of young actresses.

Speaking in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM Saturday, Vicky noted the issue is on the rise and it is absolutely strange if a director does not ask an actress for sex for a role.

“Sex for roles in the movie industry is very real. I won’t lie about. It’s happened, it’s happening and it will happen again tomorrow and it’s normal,” she said. 

The ‘My Darling Princess’ actress explained that, “If you are a woman and you are in the industry and no one is asking you out like a producer, a director or someone who is in charge isn’t asking you for sex then there is something wrong with you, this is what I think because men are attracted to what they see. If you are a fine girl, they will definitely ask you for something.”

She revealed that “Some [up and coming actresses] who are very desperate, they like to get to the top in a minute so they give it out to get what they want so it’s very real.”

With over a decade’s experience in the movie industry, Vicky Zugah disclosed that several directors and producers have demanded sex from her before they give her a role.

Asked if she has ever given in to any of the advances, she responded in the negative and said in “most cases I lose the role.”

The mother of two, however, admitted that she has had sexual relation with a director but not for a role. “He did a lot of jobs without me” because they are some roles that did not fit her.

“You don’t have to necessarily put people in a movie just because you are sleeping with them or you are dating them it’s not right. This one of the reasons the industry is not progressing,” Vicky lamented.

She strongly noted that most big movies feature actresses who have slept with directors or producers and therefore do not deserve their roles.

“You see some people playing a certain kind of role that they don’t fit in,” she stated.

The actress, who also revealed that some directors and producers demand cash for roles, advised up and coming actress that, “if you want to get to the top, work hard.”

She was emphatic that sleeping with directors does not guarantee that they will be cast for a role.

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LION KING; THE GIFT: “They Messed The Music Up. – Elton John Criticizes Movie Soundtracks.

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In a new interview with British GQElton John shared some choice words about this year’s remake of The Lion King, which starred Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and more. “The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up,” he said. After providing songs for the 1994 film, John added, “Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact. The magic and joy were lost.”

John continued, “The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year,” he said. “The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success.”

In addition to the new film’s standard soundtrack—which featured John’s previous compositions like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” as well as his new original “Never Too Late”—a companion album, The Lion King: The Gift, was released. It was curated by Beyoncé and featured Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Tierra Whack, Childish Gambino, and more.

Read the full interview via British GQ.

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Eddie Murphy Poses With All 10 Of His Kids For The First Time.

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A good looking bunch! Eddie Murphy’s, daughter, Bria, sent Instagram into a frenzy when she shared a Christmas photo of the 57-year-old comedian posing with all 10 of his children. It marked the family’s first public photo together. 

In the portrait, the Beverly Hills Cop actor held Izzy, 2, while Butcher cradled their sleeping 3-week-old son, Charlie. The parents were surrounded by their moms and Murphy’s children from previous relationships: Eric, 29, Christian, 28, Angel, 11, Bella, 16, Zola, 19, Shayne, and Miles, 26.

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Earlier this month, Us Weekly exclusively revealed that Los Angeles-based Murphy is caring for Angel while her mother, Mel B, recovers from emergency for two broken ribs in England. “Angel is very well cared for,” a source told Us at the time. “Eddie and Angel have been spending a lot of time together in recent months.”

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The Spice Girls singer and Murphy dated for nine months in 2006. When the Brit became pregnant with Angel, Murphy demanded a DNA paternity test, which confirmed he was the father. But the exes have come a long way since then.

“He’s such a loving, caring, respectful person,” the America’s Got Talent judge gushed on Steve Harvey’s syndicated talk show in December. “It took a while to get there because we broke up not in the happiest circumstances.” 

Murphy and Butcher starred in Big Momma’s House 2 in 2006, but they did not start dating until six years later. The Coming to America actor’s rep confirmed to Us in September 2018 that the pair were engaged.

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