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Even Someone as Brain Meltingly Hot as Idris Elba Feels Ugly Sometimes

By Jasmine Markes | Pajiba Love | February 5, 2013 | Comments ()


Idris Elba will be on the cover of GQ UK's March issue. Inside, he talks about trying to keep a lid on the Black Bond rumors and not feeling as attractive as he gets older. I'm pretty sure there is a legion of Vajibans that FERVENTLY DISAGREE with him. (Celebitchy)

If the final Entourage film script turns out half as hilarious as this version, I might actually consider adding it to my Netflix queue and maybe watching it four months later if I have the flu and there are no "House" reruns on even though there are always "House" reruns on. You know, instead of completely ignoring it outright. (Unreality)

The remains of King Richard III have been found beneath a parking lot in England. No word on if he died after getting into a fistfight with Chris Brown, but I wouldn't rule it out. (Guardian)

The smartest sitcom on TV returns on Thursday. Here are 25 fun facts, easter eggs, and running jokes from NBC's "Community." (WG)

There is a great oral history of Pulp Fiction over at Vanity Fair. That includes behind the scenes photos, an interview with Phil Lamarr about his small but memorable role, and the knowledge that the film almost starred Daniel Day Lewis and Matt Dillon instead of John Travolta and Bruce Willis. (Vanity Fair)

Seeing as it's Black History Month and all, here's an interesting look at the dearth of Black comic book writers (Comics Alliance) and the trials faced by a Black cosplayer. (XO Jane)

Since February also brings the Valentimes, enjoy a whole mess of geeky valentines. Make sure you check out these "Game of Thrones" ones for that special sibling someone in your life. (MS)


Johnathan Rhys Meyers seems to be an even bigger fan of "Game of Thrones" than I am. He recently wrote the president to consider nominating Lady Catelyn Stark as Secretary of State (mostly by not mention all the stupid shit she's done). Now that's leal service. Can we get him on the show? There has to be some character that needs to look good shirtless and have crazy eyes. (HBO)

Take a crack at these LEGO pop culture riddles and see how many you can figure out. (My Modern Met) Some folks have already put forth a few guesses over here if you get really stumped. (Facebook)


Speaking of smart advertising, Oreo got some free publicity with a well-timed tweeted image during the Super Bowl blackout. Check out how it came together. (Wired)

This is a list of better "30 Rock" themed Ben & Jerry's flavors than Liz Lemon Froyo. (The Braiser)

This is a fantastic interview with Harold Ramis about some of his films, including my favorite, Groundhog's Day. (Brett Martin) h/t Dan C.

Will Ferrell's NY loft was featured in Architectural Digest. I wonder if it, too, smells of rich mahogany and if he has many leather-bound books. (Architectural Digest)

In the interest of just plain, good looking design, feast your eyeholes on these noirish B&W superhero posters. (Collider)


Now, watch some of those very supes in this Avengers/The Breakfast Club mashup.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • lowercase_ryan

    The cosplay article really bothers me. I never would have guessed racism would be a problem in cosplay, especially with those legs.

  • I know, right? Her outfits were awesome, and knowing a semi-pro costumer myself I have a good idea of what it takes to do cosplay. It ain't easy. It is utter crap that she got treated like that. And how ironic that this got posted with the Idris Elba article, considering all the flack he got for being Heimdall in Thor.

    It is sad when people who have been looked down upon and ostracized still feel like they have to do it to someone else in order to make themselves feel better.

  • Mavler

    4 Weddings and a Lego Funeral.

  • Kala

    Dear Idris, you are perfect.

    I've been trying to come up with some smartass remark for the last ten minutes, but have been unable to do so. He really is brain-meltingly hot. Scientific studies, take note.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Daniel Day Lewis as Jules would have been milkshake-drinkingly incredible.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I agree, but, to be fair, I find most things justify milkshake drinking.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I desperately loved Jonathan Rhys Meryes before I saw that letter and now I love him even more desperately because that letter shows what a wonderful nerd he is. I don't even care if they make up a character for him on GoT, I want him there YESTERDAY. If they can make Henry VIII skinny, they can get him into Westeros somewhere. Preferably somewhere warm because, you know, I'm also anti-shirt in his case.

  • Jennifer Schmennifer

    In his elaborate signature, he mentions that he's "Citizen of the Fifty States." I had no idea.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I've got the perfect role for him.

    "There has to be some character that needs to look good shirtless and have crazy eyes."

    Fits Oberyn Martell to the T.

  • John G.

    The Dornish are supposed to be thinly veiled (ha veiled, get it) middle easterners, so I don't see Jo-Rhys in that role.

    Maybe an easterner, perhaps someone from Meereen.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Ooo, see, I was thinking Gerold Dayne but Oberyn would be good too.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Not a bad idea, either. Anyway, I hope they don't use too much fake tan. Rhys-Davis is pale as a sheet.

  • jM

    Yeah, I always pictured the Martells as non-white. What about one of the Kettleblacks or the Brotherhood? Definitely not a Frey. It's too bad they've already cast Daario.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    One of the Kettleblacks, yes. Does Rhys-Davis have some brothers in the business? ;)

    Black Walder Frey has been cast, too. Damn!


  • jM

    I would like the opportunity to turn his frown upside down with my sideways smile, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

    And if you don't...

    I mean sex.

  • I believe I have to step away from my computer.

  • $27019454

    The whole bones-of-Richard-III thing has me all worked up.

    I'm serious.

    Plantagenet men are so complex.

  • Me too! It's such a fascinating branch of history. If you like historical fiction, you should check out the work of Sharon Kay Penman. I'm reading her book "The Sunne In Splendor" right now, and it really makes me think that he's been a bit unfairly maligned by history (Thanks a lot, Shakespeare).

  • $27019454

    Oh, the Richard defenders are out in force all over the news. Still. The way he got his throne was fucked up (I guess that's not so unique) and some of his history is still pretty unsavory. Again...not so unique... Thanks Obama.

  • I don't know if I'm a "Richard supporter". I mean, he was a pretty bad dude. But they were ALL pretty fucked up lol. They don't call the Plantagenets "The Devil's Brood" for nothing.

  • $27019454

    I just meant in general the "Richard Defenders" were out in force. Nothing wrong with that. I love any historical discourse.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Did you see the photo of his bones and the extent of the curvature? No wonder he was so mean/complex.

  • Deidra

    "I’m pretty sure there is a legion of Vajibans that FERVENTLY DISAGREE with him."

    No need to be exclusive. There are men who no doubt appreciate him as well. I believe the term is "Elbros."

  • The Replicant Brooke

    I like "Elbros" though. It's a good term.

  • Kballs

    Sounds like douchy elbows that won't shut up about their lacrosse stick collection.

  • Deidra

    Damn, that's a good point. Idrividuals seems too politically correct. Elbanians too hairy and Eastern European.

  • Kballs

    Elbatics? Elbunatics? Elbeibers?

  • BWeaves

    Eljibans, duh!

    Or maybe Penibans?

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I was just about to comment on the blatant sexism contained in that sentence.

  • Kballs

    No word on if he died after getting into a fistfight with Chris Brown, but I wouldn’t rule it out.

    He was probably a decent fellow until all that time travel turned him into a woman-beating fuckwad.

  • FrayedMachine

    What. Elba feels ugly sometimes? CELEBRITIES! THEY'RE JUST LIKE US!

    But no really. That man ages like a fine way. UHNF yes please and thank you.

  • John G.

    "Celebrities are just like us, only rich and fucking beautiful" - Rip Torn Drunk Tank.

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