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Judd Apatow's new comedy, "This Is 40," presents the many challenges that come with middle age, such as being attractive, having amusing and dedicated friends and wallowing in complete financial stability.
It's not all mundane tedium, though — sometimes you also just go crazy and get high in hotel rooms and caress Megan Fox's pert, twentysomething breasts.
Let's face it — something about being rich and famous kind of slows down the aging process that us regular schmoes have to contend with. Here are a few celebrity types who make 40 look like the new 25.
Every now and then Hollywood has a good idea, and we gotta say, this is one of the best we've heard in a while. Daniel Craig is killing it as James Bond—and there's even chatter that he might be the new quintessential 007 (sorry Sean Connery) — but he's going to have to hang up the tuxedo someday… which makes us wonder who could possibly take his place?
Enter Idris Elba. That's right—the guy from "The Wire." According to Total Film, Elba has already met with producer Barbara Broccoli (no, we didn't make that name up) to discuss the possibility. Obviously, this has us very excited for many reasons, not the least of which is that Elba is a powerful thesp we'd love to see more of, but also because he would be the first black Bond. It's about time. Get More »
Ridley Scott defined sci-fi terror with 1979's "Alien," so it's only fitting that the director would redefine the genre with "Prometheus," a prequel that takes many detours into rabbit holes of philosophical pondering.
What are they pondering, exactly? Only the nature and purpose of mankind's origin, that's all. No biggie. Oh, and there's monsters! This epic stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and the amazing Michael Fassbender as a robot to be reckoned with.
In last year's Marvel blockbuster "Thor," Idris Elba played Heimdall, the staunch guardian of the Rainbow Bridge who constantly scans all the realms for danger with his godly eyesight.
And just what does Elba see on Asgard's horizon today?
Himself co-starring in the sequel. Hey, being a god has its privileges. Get More »
According to Zeus (or at least the version played by Liam Neeson), godhood is a bit of a bummer. You have to be responsible for all creation, immortality is depressing, and being worshipped is exhausting. Apparently, all gods really want is to be human.
Well, we’re not buying it. Nowhere in "Wrath of the Titans" do any gods offer to give up eternal youth, superpowers, the sprawling temple in the clouds or their unworldly good looks. Instead, they seem riddled with insecurity, determined to strike down any man, woman, or child who is too good looking. (Don’t have a good hair day around the gods. You might find yourself sacrificed to a Kraken.)
We’ll spend our weekend worshipping at "Wrath of the Titans," and the rest of our days admiring these 12 gorgeous immortals. Devotion has never been so easy.
Hunky acting god (and recent Golden Globe-winner) Idris Elba has been making quick work of becoming the genre actor du jour, with roles in big pics like the "Ghost Rider" sequel, "Thor" and this summer's sci-fi blockbuster "Prometheus," but now he's getting back to reality with a biopic of one of the 20th century's most important political figures.
In a video interview with HipHollywood, the 39-year-old Brit said he plans to play anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela in "Long Walk To Freedom," a story spanning the tumultuous years before his celebrated release from prison in 1990. Get More »
You know that Idris Elba is the star of "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." But did you also know that he's an ambassador for the upcoming London Olympics?
Elba takes his position of ambassador very seriously and believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He's also been concerned about all of the "fat journalists" who ask "lazy questions" that he's been encountering while doing publicity for both "Ghost Rider" and the Olympics -- enough that he's taken it on himself to start a hardcore workout and training program especially for people like MTV's own Josh Horowitz.
It's not easy to train with Idris Elba. Watch as he pushes Josh to his physical, emotional and mental limits in sprinting, wrestling and fencing on MTV After Hours.
We're celebrating the New Year with a look at 30 actors who are set to blow our minds with their killer roles in the year's biggest and best films.
Whether these hot and talented guys are battling supernatural forces, wooing lucky ladies, or showing off their considerable assets, they're ready for a great 2012 at the movies.
Also Check Out: 30 Actresses to Watch in 2012
Ever since Ridley Scott announced his upcoming sci-fi epic "Prometheus," fans have been scrambling for scraps of information, trying to learn all they can about the movie that may or may not be a prequel to Scott's 1979 classic "Alien."
You can finally relax, because thanks to our brand-new guide, the whole world is about to be clued in on Everything We Know About "Prometheus" So Far. It may not quite be the gift of fire, but trust us: When it comes to movies, this is the next best thing.
UPDATE: Deadline confirms that Elba's deal is done and he will be playing the lead role in del Toro's "Pacific Rim."
In the future of Guillermo del Toro's new movie "Pacific Rim," citizens of the planet Earth operate robots to ward off giant, Godzilla-like monsters. Depending on if the casting rumors are true, the humans may not need to waste their time with robots -- ll it'll take is badass glare from one man in particular.
Former "Wire" actor Idris Elba is said to be circling a lead role in "Pacific Rim," according to The Wrap, where the actor would co-star with with "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam. It's hard to think of two better people to help save humanity. Get More »