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Idris Elba Leaving Acting For A New Gig?

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Well, sort of.  The star of this year’s summer action flick, Pacific Rim, is going to spend his summer in Ibiza, as DJ Driis.

This is the actor’s first real residency as a DJ, and he’ll be spinning in the House Music capital of the world. It’s the same place that world famous DJ, David Guetta, will be, and has housed residence for Tiesto, Audiojack, Avicii, and now DJ Driis.

“This is my first official residency in that world,” said Elba. “I play house music, so it’s going to be great, Ibiza Rocks!”

The English heart throb told us about his new gig while doing press for his summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim. He plays Stacker Pentecost, a marshal that leads an army of  machines to victory over some unearthly creatures. Guillermo Del Toro not only directed the film, but he co wrote the screen play as well. One major concept of the movie is mind sharing, or drifting, and Idris let us know whose mind he would want to share. Check it out!

Pacific Rim is in theaters July 12th.

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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