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Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba Has A Lot Going on This Week. It involves a Doll and a Bar.

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | November 13, 2018 |

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | November 13, 2018 |


Well, it’s been a week since Idris Elba was crowned Sexiest Man Alive by the foremost authority on objectifying male celebrities—People Magazine. You may be asking yourself—has everything, or nothing changed for him?

I’m here to answer, but not before I ramble on for a few paragraphs about how great my cat is. Just kidding. (Unless, that is, you’re interested…)

Fact. Idris used his newly minted official sex symbol-street cred (somehow that sounds wrong, and yet oh so right) to launch a new cocktail bar in London called the Parrot. If you haven’t already booked the next flight to London, I’m here to sweeten the pot—Idris plans on doing drop-in DJ sets from time to time at his bar, which is located in the Waldorf Hilton. For better or for worse, Elba is already an accomplished DJ, which means he will most likely not be going by DJ Sexiest Man Alive, but rather his established DJ name, DJ Big Dris. Which is good, but honestly feels like a lost opportunity now that he is crowned.

The bar is already open and ready for business—and honestly, I don’t even care if cocktails are $20 (I’m guessing, but I bet you anything I’m in the ballpark) because it would fulfill my life-long (or minutes-long, if we’re being honest) desire to drink booze out of a glass in the shape of a pufferfish.

Also, for whatever reason Clive Owen was at the launch last week, which is good to know, because I find myself frequently Googling “What Happened to Clive Owen?”

Switching gears, after you see this, you may be asking yourself: “What Happened to Idris Elba?”

Yes, that doll costs over $1000, and yes, it is supposed to be Idris Elba.

Frankly, all I want to do is find the maker of that doll and ask them: How did Idris Elba hurt you so deeply?

I suspect it has something to do with Luther. It always does. (More on that in a second.)

Naturally Twitter’s going crazy trying to find out who the doll looks like. I tend to agree with this comparison:

Neither Idris nor Romany have commented yet, but I really hope they do because I’m kind of bored today and could use the distraction.

Finally, the BBC has released a new teaser clip for Luther, which hasn’t aired since 2015, and honestly is one of the most suspenseful and stressful shows I’ve ever watched, so there’s that. The series returns sometime this Holiday season, and will have 4 episodes.

…and THAT, Friends, is what’s been going on with Idris Elba this past week. So to answer my question that I posed at the beginning of the article that you already forgot about: It seems like some things have changed for him, just like it has for all of us!

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