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OKC Thunder BALLER Russell Westbrook COVERS “COMPLEX” April/May Issue +A$AP Rocky’s “L’UOMO VOGUE” Spread + MORE Idris Elba “British GQ” PICS

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook covers the latest issue of COMPLEX.  See what he says about his flair for fashion inside, and see pics from A$ AP Rocky’s "L’Uomo Vouge" shoot and more pics from Idris Elba’s "British GQ" spread… 

 

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In the April/May issue of COMPLEX Magazine, OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook talked to the magazine about his off-court flair for fashion, which has attracted the attention of the fashion world.  Here are the highlights:  

On his fearless approach to fashion:

“If you think about what other people say, then you have a problem. “When it comes to dressing up, a lot of people are worried what others think. You just gotta go with it.”

On being a non-conformist:

“I take risks, but I don’t think of it that way.”

On his mother’s influence on his attraction to clothes:

“That’s where it all started…She used to shop for us growing up. But then it got to a point where I was so picky about my clothes that she stopped shopping for me. I had a sense of the style I was gravitating to. I worked for stuff I couldn’t afford.”

On fashion’s finer things:

“Some people may be scared to wear something. I obviously don’t care.”

On wearing glases with no lense:

“No lenses at all. It’s my own flair, man. I know what looks right and what looks crazy.”

On having an "eye" for what looks right:

“It’s natural for me now. I don’t leave the house like, ‘Oh, let me get something crazy.’ I just go with it and see what happens.”

Check out Russell’s photos here:

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Sweatshirt by Kenzo / Pants by Dries Van Noten / Shoes by Ralph Lauren / Sunglasses by Silver Linings

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Sweatshirt by Kenzo / Pants by Dries Van Noten / Shoes by Ralph Lauren / Sunglasses by Silver Linings

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Polo Shirt by Raf Simons for Fred Perry / Pants by Lacoste L!VE / Glasses by Silver Linings / Shoes by Ralph Lauren

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Shirt by Kenzo / Jeans by Naked & Famous / Sneakers by Lanvin 

 

 

And in "L’Uomo Vogue"…

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Trend-setting rappar A$ AP Rocky posed for a shoot with "L’Uomo Vogue" shot by Francesco Carrozzini, where he talked to the magazine about growing up in Harlem and its influence on his style. 

“I’ve always been interested in fashion, since when I was a kid and used to shop on 5th Avenue. But the real leap in quality occurred when I was 16 years old. I immediately loved Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. Nevertheless, my approach has always been spontaneous, based on a sort of fashion sense that lets me blend haute couture with streetwear."

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He also commented on the changing scope of the hip hop industry and how it is influenced by fashion. "I want this period to be remembered as the ‘Platinum Age’ or ‘Diamond Age’. Currently, there’s a new artist movement that’s rewriting the rules of hip hop and I’m their leader, king, and emperor, that’s for sure. I’m the future of this genre”.

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Despite his love of garments, A$ AP said he won’t be launching his own clothing line anytime soon.  “In the future I could cooperate with a brand. Beyond that, since I’m not a designer I prefer leaving that task to professionals and to focus on music…this is the dawn of a new movement."

 

And in the March 2013 issue of British GQ……

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We’ve got more pics from Idris Elba’s March 2013 photoshoot.

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Inside the mag, Idris said he was flattered by all of the "James Bond" talk.

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T-shirt by Dunhill, Jeans by Replay, Boots by G-Star

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Jacket by Diesel, T-shirt by Sunspel, Jeans by Emporio Armani, armani.com. Belt by Replay

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T-shirt by Levi’s

 

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Naomie Harris GOES SHEER GLAM For London “Skyfall” Premiere, Reveals Why IDRIS ELBA May Be The Next JAMES BOND!

Bond "woman" Naomie Harris talked about her role in the upcoming Skyfall flick to our friends over at Huffington Post Black Voices.  And she revealed how she crafted her gun-happy character and why soon there will likely be a black James Bond! Deets inside…..

 

Naomie Harris, shown above arriving at the Royal world premiere Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall in London today, turned heads and raised eyebrows in a sheer & corseted Marios Schwab Spring 2012 gown.  Her gown, with a blue & silver sequined bodice, was paired with black heels and Jessica McCormack’s earrings.

While on her promo tour, Naomie, who plays "Miss Moneypenny", chatted with the Huff Post where she hinted that one day there could be a black James Bond — and Mr. Idris Elba would be the perfect choice. Here are the highlights:

While reading the script, did you find yourself going back to take any notes from previous Bond girls?

No, in fact I really tried to do the opposite. I really felt like I didn’t want to be straight jacketed by knowing too much about what was done in the past. I didn’t want to try and make my character similar to someone in the past. I was specifically asked by the producers and director to come in and add a modern character. And that was really important to me to make her original.

How would you describe your character, Eve, as the latest Bond Girl?

She’s very independent, very playful. And what’s really exciting for me about the role is that you see her going toe to toe with Bond. She’s out in the field as a field agent, sees herself just as capable as him firing sniper rifles, Walther MPKs, and just having a blast at the beginning of the movie. Things go a bit wrong and she begins to question whether or not she’s right for the field work.

In recent years there’s been talks of the possibility of fans seeing a black James Bond at some point. Do you have any personal favorites that you would consider for the role?

I didn’t realize that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris [Elba] and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli [James Bond producer] and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond. And I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy. [Laughs]

He’s also a fellow London native, as well.

That’s right. I didn’t even realize that until I started to work with him. I thought he was an American based on his role on “The Wire.” [Laughs]

Check out the full interview over at Huff Post.

Skyfall hits theaters November 9th.  Will you be watching?

  

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Idris Elba Gets SEXY For June 2012 British GQ

In the June 2012 issue of British GQ covered by pop chick Cheryl Cole, Idris Elba is putting his ridiculously sexy good looks on display.  Check out his spread inside as he promotes his upcoming movie Prometheus

Rocking dapper suits and all around sex appeal, Idris is the GQ Recommends feature of the month:

Nice.  His sci-fi horror action flick Prometheus hits theaters June 8th.
 

Idris Elba RELEASES New “Prometheus” Promo Pic + Adrienne Bailon & Julissa Bermudez Cop New Reality Show

 

His royal sexiness Idris Elba has released a new promo still from his upcoming flick Prometheus. See the photo inside and get deets on the new "Empire Girls" reality tv show starring Continue reading

Idris Elba & Taraji P. Henson LAND ROLES In “No Good Deed” + Gabrielle Union Shoots “Single Black Female” Pilot

Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union have all recently landed new acting gigs.  Get the deet on their projects inside…..

Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson have signed on to star in Continue reading

NEW GIGS: Idris Elba Set To Play Nelson Mandela In New Biopic+Rachel Crow Nabs Nickelodeon Deal!

Idris Elba just made the announcement he will indeed be playing political icon Nelson Mandela in a brand new biopic shooting this summer.  Deets on the British imports’ newest gig, plus X Factor Continue reading

Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer WIN BIG At 2012 Golden Globe Awards!

The stars were out at The Beverly Hilton tonight to see who took home a prestigious Golden Globe award.  And congrats are in order for actors Idris Elba & Octavia Spencer who took home top awards of the night!  Deets inside…

Earlier tonight, the ridiculously sexy Idris Elba won one of the top honors–the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for "Luther."  The British actor thanked his daughter, Isan, who he said was having a Golden Globes party at home.  Sweet! 

More pics of Idris posing with his award in the press room and photoshoot room:

So hot…

 

And actress Octavia Spencer also won one of the top awards tonight: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award for "The Help."  She was shocked by the win, but pulled it together enough during her acceptance speech to thank everyone, including Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we observe tomorrow.

She commented, "Martin Luther King Jr. said it best: All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance!"

Congrats to Octavia!

Actor Morgan Freeman received the distinguished Cecil B. DeMille award.  And as he thanked the iconic Sidney Poitier, who also received this award, for presenting him with the accomplishment, Morgan said he would rename the award in his house to the Sidney Poitier award.  Nice!

And congrats to YBF actor David Harewood, whose "Homeland" cast won the much deserved award for Best Television Series – Drama.

 

Idris Elba Talks Sucky Jobs, Changing His Name, & Fighting School Kids On “Jimmy Kimmel”

Actor Idris Elba graced us all with his sexy presence on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for the first time.  He revealed what his real name is…and why he had to change it…plus how he had to fight his way through school in London.  Check it inside…

 

"Luther" actor Idris, who explained that his mom is from Ghana and dad is from Sierra Leone, revealed that his government name is Idrissa.  So after getting made fun of and having to fight dudes at school over his feminineesque name, he got everone to drop the -sa.

 

He also revealed his dad made him get a factory job he hated at Ford twenty years ago because dad swore being an actor would never bring in money. 

The fineness of this man….

KING FOR A DAY!: It’s Your 39th Birthday Idris Elba!

  

Today is the 39th birthday of British born heartthrob Idris Elba.  Come inside and celebrate the birthday of the man who traveled across the pond to make the American gals swoon….

Dris Elba, the actor, producer and DJ (aka Big Driis the Londoner) is celebrating his 39th birthday today. 

And whether he’s running ish on the big screen with T.I. in Takers or his own show "Luther," or chilling and looking good at fashion week with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade, Idris knows how to command attention on and off the screen.  

He speaks his mind about others (including Tyler Perry) and he looks damn good in a suit….and out of one too.

Celebrate with Idris in our photo gallery.  Happy 39th!

39 Years of Pure Sexiness…Happy Birthday Idris Elba!