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Idris Elba talks Ghost Rider, Video Games, and How to Pull Off a Convincing American Accent

With the upcoming release of the Ghost Rider film, based on the Marvel comics character, coming this Friday we received a phone call from a fan favorite and long time friend of AlumniRoundup, actor Idris Elba.

Interview by: Bryndan Moore

You are playing the character Moreau in “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.” So who is Moreau?

In the Marvel Universe, Moreau is a character that reoccurs in many different guises and people, and many different comics. He is not one particular person, so we took the name Moreau and made him into this particular character. Moreau is a Priest who likes to drink, travels the world, has his fighting skills, that is fearless. Basically he is kind of like someone that can look into someone’s soul and say I need you to do this or you need to this. He’s that kind of person.


Idris Elba Produces Web Series Developed by HBCU Alum

Here’s a first-look trailer at a new web series executive produced by Idris Elba, titled Milk & Honey, created by Brown Paper Dolls (Dana Gills, Asha Kamali May, and Jeanette McDuffie – all Chicago natives (Spelman, Howard U & FAMU grads) who started the production company in LA.

The series, which is headlined by Lance Gross, Debbie Allen, Faune Chambers, Bryce Wilson, and Asha Kamali, centers on 4 black women living in Los Angeles, who are on “spiritual, professional and romantic journeys to make their dreams reality.”

Brown Paper Dolls have been working on the project for “over 3 years,” and say that it will be available on all platforms, not just the web (TV, mobile and more). They describe it as “a mix between HBO’s Entourage and Sex and the City.”

I have no info on when exactly the series will debut, but you can follow its progress on Facebook (HERE) and/or Twitter (HERE) for any and all updates.

The preview follows below:

milk + honey series trailer from brown paper dolls on Vimeo.



Alumni at Essence 2010 Thru the eyes of ARU

As you know Essence Music Festival takes over New Orleans every year on the 4th of July weekend. The festival draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over and offers great musical performances. We attended a few of the official Essence events as well as hosted our own amazing events that weekend. Here are a few looks into what it was like.

Movies Reviews

“Takers” Movie Review (2010)

Starring: Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana, Johnathon Schaech

Director: John Luessenhop

Synopsis: A notorious group of criminals continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case.

Our Take: I already know what you’re thinking… with a diverse cast of seasoned actors and criminal musicians this movie will probably be the next BET Movie of the week. Don’t judge this movie by its cast…


Idris Elba “Singer Bell”


The latest song from Idris Elba aka Singer Bell. What do you think of it?