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If you follow Idris Elba on social media then you know he’s been hitting the gym, and a bean bag pretty hard lately. But it’s not for a new movie role. The 43-year-old actor has been getting into fighting shape for a new docu-series where he will transform into a professional kickboxer. According to Deadline:

The actor and producer is buffing up for Idris Elba: Fighter, a limited series that will extend the Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee’s relationship with Discovery Networks International following their collaboration on racing program No Limits. The three-part hourlong factual will see Elba undertake the physically and mentally demanding task of training to become a professional kickboxer — ultimately competing against a seasoned brawler in a no-holds-barred bout.

“It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally,” said the Golden Globe and SAG Award winner. “Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time.”

Elba has been posting videos of his training on his Instagram account, and also showed off his toned physique Sunday morning in this sexy snap. “Cutting weight two days before first fight,” he said flexing his bicep, and chiseled abs. “Mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.”

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The series which is being shot on location in the UK, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand, is slated to begin airing in early 2017.


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3 Shocking Truth’s About Angela Bassett: Favorite Screen Kiss, Oscars Controversy, Star She Would Shag!



Angela Bassett was a completely open book during her recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and we LOVED every bit of it.

The beauty, who is currently pushing her new show, 9-1-1, opened up about a series of topics during the hit Bravo show, including her favorite onscreen kiss AND who she would marry, shag or kill between Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya.

Here are three shocking confessions you never knew about the Black Panther star.

Best Kiss: When asked to rate her kiss with Lady Gaga, Bassett admitted that she remembered it “fondly” and that she had “good memories.” She then followed up by unveiling that some of her best onscreen kisses include Rick Fox and Taye Diggs.

Oscars Controversy: HipHollywood recently caught up with Bassett’s husband, Cortney B. Vance, who said his wife should have received an Oscar for What’s Love Got To Do With It. So when a fan said they felt she was robbed of the coveted Hollywood award, she said responded: “Yeah, me too.”

Marry, Shag, Kill: Although just a game, Angela was asked to choose who she’d marry, shag or kill between Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya. Whelp, she didn’t have the heart to kill any of them, so she agreed to tie the knot with Whitaker and Brown. Angela then suggested she’d shag Daniel because he’s “wild.”

And we’d be remised if we didn’t include who she thinks is more of a “sex kitten in the bedroom” between Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman. Her answer: Michael B.

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