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Idris Elba is a glorious man and though he’s played the tough guy here and there, he by no means comes off as “street.”

But as we know, most people don’t have a problem labeling others or writing them off in the name of tired ass social constructs. The latest to stick his foot in his mouth is 007 author Anthony Horowitz, who thinks Idris “is a bit too street” to play James Bond in the next Bond film.

From THR:

In an interview with British tabloid The Daily Mailthe author said he thought Elba was “a bit too rough” to play the part, although he asserted that it wasn’t “a color issue.”

“I think he is probably a bit too street for Bond,” he said. “Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

“Bond is weak in it. He has doubts. That’s not Bond,” Horowitz said. “Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?“

It sounds like he wanted to say “too Black” because, Idris… “too street?” Bish, where? Even if that was the case, isn’t acting all about giving people a chance to step outside of themselves?

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Inviting a special someone over for Netflix and chill? If so, you’ll be happy to know you have a whole host of new movies and television series to choose from, beginning today. reports that this month we will be able to stream many new titles, including Hamlet, Why Did I Get Married, and The Walking Dead: Season 5.

Click here for a list of what will be available and when.

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We’re still very saddened over the death of film director, actor, and producer Wes Craven.

On tonight’s finale, MTV’s Scream is all set to pay tribute to Craven, who passed away from brain cancer at 76 years old on Sunday.

An MTV spokesperson told EW:

MTV’s Scream will pay tribute to executive producer Wes Craven during Tuesday’s finale, an MTV spokesperson tells EW.

The site continues:

Craven died Sunday from brain cancer at the age of 76. Though Craven admitted prior to the show’s debut that he had little — if anything — to do with the MTV series, Scream is based on Craven’s 1996 horror-thriller of the same name which still stands as the definition of the genre. The series also borrows a number of elements from the four Scream films, the last of which was released in 2011.

It’s not yet clear how MTV will honor Craven, but the network will be ready with some sort of tribute when the finale airs Tuesday at 10 p.m ET.

May he rest in peace.

Robert Pattinson is all set to make waves in Life, an upcoming film about famed photographer Dennis Stock and his personal relationship with actor James Dean.

In the latest clip to tease the nation, Pattinson reenacts the moment Stock captured the famous photo of James smoking a cigarette in Times Square.

Gossip Cop writes:

A new clip from Robert Pattinson’s upcoming movie Life was released on Monday, and it shows his photographer character taking the iconic photo of James Dean walking through New York’s Times Square with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. Watch the clip below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Life tells the true story of Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson), who embarked on a road trip with James Dean (Dane DeHaan) in the early 1950s as part of a magazine interview. Along the way, the two men developed a friendship, and some of the pictures Stock took of Dean went on to become the most famous images of the late movie star.

Check out the nostalgic clip above.

SOURCE: Gossip CopEWComingSoon.netTHR | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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